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March 5, 2012

Hughster’s March Gig Guide

 Tuesday 6th March: Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – Opera House – $89

These are the men and women accredited with making the uke cool, with their renditions of popular music a youtube phenomenon. For the past 25 years, the Ukulele Orchestra have toured the globe, but their visit in March will be their first time down under.

Friday 9th March: Real Estate – The Standard – $42 + bf

One of last year’s buzz bands, Real Estate bring their sunny surf-pop to the Standard. Last year’s 13th most blogged artist on will be joined by two hugely talented Australian bands, Melbourne’s Twerps and locals SURES.

Friday 16th March: Astral People (Collarbones, Wintercoats, Rainbow Chan) –Beach Road – Free

A free gig at last! Friday 16th will be a night of slow jams and chilled experimental pop. Rainbow Chan’s exploits saw her win FBi’s Northern Lights Competition along with Oliver Tank.

Saturday 17th March: Secret Garden Festival – TBA – Sold Out

For those of you going, I’ll see you there. For the rest of you who weren’t quick enough…there’s always next year. Sorry, but I had to rub it in.

Friday 23rd March: Snakadaktal – Oxford Art Factory – $12 + bf

Possibly the youngest band in the world, Snakadaktal, will be wowing Sydneysiders with their talent over two nights (23/24 March). Of course, everyone knows the first gig is always the best.

Wednesday 28th March: Bombay Bicycle Club – Oxford Art Factory – $45 + bf

Britain’s brilliant Bombay Bicycle Club (try saying that one out loud) kick off their first ever Australian tour in support of their latest release A Different Kind of Fix.

Saturday 31st March: Oscar + Martin – Goodgod Small Club – $12 + bf

(Rain&Hale favourite Oscar + Martin) + (Rain&Hale favourite Goodgod Small Club) + ($12) + (Saturday Night) = See you there.

December 12, 2011

Hughster’s Gig Guide

Thursday 15th December: Polaroids of Androids Christmas Party –Oxford Art Factory – Free

Ernest Ellis & the Panamas are an excellent band, one of the most underrated going around at the moment. They will be headlining the Polaroids of Androids Christmas Party line-up on Thursday. Alongside them will be the Fighting League, Unity Floors and Sean Lockhart. FREE!

Friday 16th December: Oscar + Martin –Oxford Art Factory – $13.30

Oscar + Martin’s experimental pop music has been on high rotation amongst the Rain&Hale’ers for some time now. Their quirky sound and live show are a bundle of fun, a nice way to keep the silly season going. Unfortunately for me, it falls on the same night as my work Christmas party, so if you go, please don’t rub it in. Supporting on the night will be coolios Flume, Mrs Bishop and Conic. Solid.

Sunday 18th December: Tim Hart (Boy & Bear) – Piano Room – Free

A decent gig in the Cross, bizarre! The Piano Room is putting on a night dedicated to showcasing Sydney’s thriving alternative folk and acoustic scene, headlined by Boy & Bear’s Tim Hart.  Tim is actually B&B’s drummer, but he takes centre stage on Sunday, showing off his beautiful voice and simple but beautiful acoustic folk. Joining him will be three-piece Eush, and singer-songwriters Damian Enemark and Elle Kennard.

For the diary:

Saturday 18th February 2012: San Cisco – Spectrum – $15.30

Awkward is the new cool, and if so, San Cisco are one of the coolest bands going around. The West Australian youngsters’ smile-friendly indie-pop has been lauded repeatedly during the year, topped off by a nod in Triple J’s Next Crop 2011. To make things even better, they’ll be joined by the equally cute Jungle Giants on their national tour.

September 27, 2011

Changing Lanes

Last weekend, we kicked off a great day with a champagne breakfast… the sun was high, the hipsters were out and the band coolies were on stage. What more could we ask for? If you were there you’d know what we’re talking about… The bands were great, especially r&h faves Oscar + Martin, and even when the music wasn’t playing it wasn’t enough to keep us from dancing the night away.

Below was our fave outfit of the day. Dylan Quirk was rockin’ his Hawaiian shirt… We want one!

September 26, 2011

Hughsters Gig Guide

Wednesday 26th September: Guineafowl – Beach Road Hotel Bondi – Free

Singer/Songwriter Guineafowl is an artist on the rise. After a standout performance Splendour in the Grass following the release of his debut EP, Guineafowl and his tremendous band will be taking to the stage at Bondi’s Beach Road Hotel. Expect an evening of fun and (fingers crossed) bass drum jumps. Supporting them will be exciting local pop duo Toucan.

Guineafowl “Little Fingers”
Thursday 27th September: Ernest Ellis & The Panamas – Gaelic Theatre – $15.70

Ernest Ellis and his band, the Panamas, are commencing a national tour to celebrate the release of their latest album, King’s Canyon (recently recognised as FBi’s album of the week). If their debut album, Hunting, is anything to go by, this will be one of the best releases of the second half of the year. Supporting them will be Sydney’s Nantes, another Triple J Unearthed favourite.

Friday 28th September: GoodGod Birthday nights 2011 –  GoodGod Small Club – $15-20

Rain&Hale favourite GoodGod Small Club is celebrating its first birthday. Over the long weekend, this great live music venue will be toasted by the likes of Oscar + Martin, Guerre, Fishing and Belles Will Ring. What more could you ask for to help you make the most of your extra night or frivolity?

Sunday 2nd October: Parklife – Kippax Lake, Moore Park – $145

Despite another stellar line-up, the fact that Parklife is yet to sell-out this year gives some strength to the theory that musical festival popularity is diminishing. That said, why would you turn down a chance to see Digitalism, MSTRKRFT, Little Dragon, Lykke Li, and the recently re-formed Death from Above 1979. Fingers crossed for some more brilliant Sydney weather over the long weekend.

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Friday 11th November: Gold Fields – Oxford Arts Factory – $14.80

It’s been a large year for the Ballarat boys. Constant touring has swollen their following, and after their Parklife spell they’ll be setting off on a national tour to launch their EP. Make sure to stock up on the energy drinks for this one, as their high energy performances are bound to get the crowd involved.