Posts tagged ‘The Vanguard’

August 2, 2012

Hughster’s August Gig Guide

Friday 10th August: Break the Ice Fest – UTS Glasshouse Bar – $28.10 + bf

A fantastic line-up of local talent will appear at the University of Technology for the first ever Break the Ice Tour (which will also stop at other Uni’s around the country). Joining headliners Bluejuice will be the likes of Deep Sea Arcade, The Preachers and Hungry Kids of Hungary.

 Saturday 11th August: Kill City Creeps – The Vanguard – $11.80

With influences ranging from 60s psychedelia to 70s glam-rock, Sydney’s Kill City Creeps are a thrill to behold. Lead singer Daniel Darling is ably supported by Knives, Mon Cherie and Nina B, combining to create a truly unique sound.

Saturday 11th August: Twerps – Goodgod Small Club – $14

If Kill City Creeps don’t sound like your cup of tea, perhaps Melbourne’s the Twerps are. After a huge American tour, they’re back in Australia to promote new material. Their US trip saw them stand-out at SXSW before supporting the incredible Real Estate on their national tour.

Friday 17th August: Jinja Safari/Opossom/White Arrows – Metro Theatre – $38.90

The Metro welcomes an incredibly diverse line-up, with local popsters Jinja Safari being joined by Opossom (NZ) and White Arrows (USA). The truly innovative and original International acts especially should not be missed for any reason.

Wednesday 22nd August: The Pharcyde – Upstairs Beresford – $47 + bf

Hip-Hop pioneers the Pharcyde are returning to Australia after their last visit three years ago. An alternative to early-90s gangsta rap, their music was (and is) as challenging as it is fun.

Wednesday 29th August: SURES – Beach Road Hotel – Free

Rain&Hale favourites SURES continue to sweep all before them. Having supported a number of prominent acts in recent times, they’re quickly becoming a heralded group on their own. See them for free alongside equally talented Battleships, as Beach Road comes up with the goods once again.

February 27, 2012

James Vincent McMorrow – “Early in the Morning” Australian Tour

Warm, heart-felt and incessantly beautiful, James Vincent McMorrow’s debut record “Early in the Morning” is nothing short of a masterpiece. Already released throughout Europe and the States, Dew Process have pulled off a major coup by bringing the Irishman’s music to Australia.

Self-recorded over five months while holed away in a small cabin by the ocean, McMorrow also played all the instruments on the album. mesmerizing and rapturous, this will astound even the biggest music skeptic with its pure brilliance. I cannot help but compare him with Bon Iver, who just won two Grammy awards.

“Early in the Morning” can currently be streamed here, with the album ready for full release on the 2nd March. To celebrate the release, McMorrow will be touring the East Coast soon after. Don’t miss a chance to see this man live.

Wednesday April 11, The Vanguard, Newtown.


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