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GREAT SCOTT Fusing together R&B, jazz, hip hop and neu soul while managing to apply a personal stamp to all styles, Jill Scott’s music and distinct vocal style has seen her become one of the most celebrated female artists from the past 20 years. Now, she’s excited to announce her very first sojourn down our way, bringing the emotive live experience that she’s renowned for to capital cities around the country. With her 2011 Light Of The Sun hitting the top of the Billboard charts, and having worked with everyone from Will Smith and Lupe Fiasco to will.i.am and Mos Def, it seems like this is one of the Scott’s final artistic accomplishments to tick off, so check out the formidable contemporary queen at these shows and help her do it in style: Sunday 17 November, Riverside Theatre, Perth; Tuesday 19, Palais Theatre, Melbourne; Thursday 21, The Tivoli, Brisbane, and Saturday 23, Enmore Theatre, Sydney.
IN THE STUDIO BEN SALTER
SEEING RIGHT THROUGH
WHERE DID YOU RECORD YOUR NEW EP AND WHY? In random non-studio locations across Europe with a bunch of different folks as part of a collaborative songwriting trip I did in 2012. Then I finished them up at Nowhere Audio in Brisbane earlier this year. European Vacation out July. Ben Salter touring nationally. Check The Guide for dates.
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SET FIRE TO YOUR LIVES Brace yourself progressive rock fans the country over: Karnivool are back in the fold once more. After four long years, the Perth group are ready to present their third studio record, Asymmetry, and by all reports the quintet are excited about opening new doors and evolving from their ARIA number two record, Sound Awake. And making sure these shows are some nights to remember, the old guard have invited one hell of a new contender to support them on all dates, with Northlane bringing their djent-influenced metalcore to the masses. Reacquaint yourself with one of Australia’s hard rock heavyweights and introduce yourself to the young breed when the two acts play the following shows: Thursday 1 and Friday 2 August, Melbourne Town Hall; Sunday 4, The Big Top, Luna Park, Sydney (licensed/all ages); Wednesday 7, Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane, and Sunday 11, Metro City, Perth. The national tour is proudly presented by Street Press Australia.
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IF YOU WEREN’T DOING MUSIC, WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU BE DOING? I’d be the guy that checks your gas meter. It’s very low stress. Tom Spender is touring. Check The Guide for dates.
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‘TRIX OR TREAT Big-time favourite Sydneysider Dialectrix continues to push the envelope on the domestic hip hop scene, and with the prolific MC’s third album, The Cold Light Of Day, the microphone maverick shows once again that when it comes to ‘Trix, you can only expect the unexpected. Proclaimed as “thinking music”, The Cold Light... is a challenging and ultimately rewarding full-length, with the artist’s soul poured out across the release, his candour and honesty only offered in the hope of others using it to their advantage. Take it all on board when Dialectrix, backed up by turntablist DJ 2Buck, comes to a venue near you, performing Friday 2 August, Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle; Saturday 3, The Standard, Sydney; Friday 9, Mojo’s, Fremantle; Saturday 10, Ya Ya’s, Perth; Friday 16, Revolver, Melbourne; Friday 23, Coniston Lane, Brisbane, and Saturday 24, Solbar, Maroochydore. All national dates are proudly presented by Street Press Australia.
Glorious Momentum is the new record from Sydney troubadour Isaac Graham and his three-piece partners in song, The Great Unknown. An album full of spirited folk punk singalongs, this tour marks the first time the full team are hitting the road, making this the perfect chance to either reacquaint or introduce yourself to the startling charm and charismatic storytelling of Isaac Graham: Friday 19 July, Yours & Owls, Wollongong; Friday 26, The Bunker, Coogee; Saturday 27, The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle; Thursday 1 August, Crowbar, Brisbane; Saturday 10, The Public Bar, Melbourne; Wednesday 14, Lizotte’s, Kincumber; Thursday 15, Phoenix Bar, Canberra, and Friday 16, Black Wire Records, Annandale. There’s a solid list of local supports too, with fresh faces at almost every gig, so head to theMusic.com.au to find out who else will be joining Graham and co. at a show close to you.
Fresh from ripping stages apart right across Europe, Lo! return home following a 25-date tour with Cult Of Luna and The Ocean to launch their own prize piece of sludge metal decay, Monstrorum Historia. Uncompromising and unable to be contained, the Sydney quartet will deliver three paint-peeling east coast shows with spasmodic post-hardcore supergroup High Tension (featuring former members of Young & Restless and The Nation Blue), happening Saturday 13 July, The Reverence, Melbourne with Jurassic Penguin; Friday 19, Crowbar, Brisbane with The Fevered, and Saturday 20, Spectrum, Sydney with Totally Unicorn.
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KNOCKOUT BLOW Even with only four bands announced, Hits & Pits 2.0 was shaping up to be a genuine riot. Now, this vision has pretty much been solidified with the addition of Joey Cape’s Bad Astronaut, long-standing Indiana crew The Ataris and old school Brits Snuff. These bands add to the list of already announced headliners, Boysetsfire, No Fun At All, Jughead’s Revenge and Off With Their Heads, the combination pretty much making the event a must-attend for punk fans of any ilk. As previously announced, shows happen Friday 15 November, Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast; Saturday 16, The Hi-Fi, Brisbane; Sunday 17, The Hi-Fi, Sydney; Friday 22, Palace Theatre, Melbourne, and Sunday 24, Capitol and Amplifier, Perth.
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They were only together for a single decade (we know), yet The Beatles changed music, and popular culture as we now know it, forever. Between them, Paul McCartney and John Lennon amassed a collection of 23 number one singles and although they can’t play those on stage together anymore, they can be recognised and respected by other artists. Which is where LET IT BE: The Beatles Songs of Lennon & McCartney fits in. Featuring celebrated Aussie musicians Doug Parkinson, John Paul Young, Glenn Shorrock and Jack Jones, this awesome foursome will run through 32 of the songwriting pair’s most famous tracks including Eleanor Rigby, Come Together, Hey Jude and of course, Let It Be. With a limited run of capital city dates pencilled in, you can catch this show: Saturday 24 August, Hamer Hall, Melbourne; Thursday 29, QPAC, Brisbane, and Friday 30 and Saturday 31, Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House.
All danceable guitar lines and sharp vocal verses, Halcyon Days, the debut album from Sydney’s Glass Towers shimmers with a summertime glow, even in these cold winter months. The band have fast become a favourite of the national youth broadcaster and are also making inroads into the overseas market, having recently toured both the UK and Japan. Now, the band will be launching the full-length with a national tour featuring Jordan Leser (excluding Western Australian dates), so make sure you check out one of the hottest young indie pop prospects in the country when Glass Towers play the following dates: Friday 9 August, Prince Of Wales, Bunbury; Saturday 10, Amplifier, Perth; Sunday 11, Newport Hotel, Fremantle; Friday 16, The Standard, Sydney; Saturday 17, The Toff, Melbourne; Wednesday 21, Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane; Thursday 22, The Loft, Gold Coast, and Friday 23, The Northern, Byron Bay.
BRINGING THE HYSTERICS Their music twists and snaps with the unpredictability of a desert cobra, and over three albums British mathcore whiz kids Rolo Tomassi have proven themselves to be just as unquantifiable, striving forward on their own watch, leaving club and festival stages smouldering in their wake. Now the quartet return to Australia for the first time in three years, playing national shows with tuck-back titans Totally Unicorn and fellow hellraisers Stockades (not appearing in Perth). Enjoy these bands all up in your face: Wednesday 25 September, Amplifier, Perth; Thursday 26; Friday 27, The Reverence Hotel, Melbourne; Sunday 29, Wrangler Studios, Melbourne (all ages); Wednesday 2 October, Magpies Club, Canberra; Thursday 3, The Croatian Club, Newcastle (licensed/all ages); Friday 4, The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney; Saturday 5, Black Wire Records, Sydney (all ages); Monday 7, Yours & Owls, Wollongong (all ages); Thursday 10, Crowbar, Brisbane, and Friday 11, Sun Distortion, Brisbane (all ages). Tickets for all dates go on sale Monday 1 July.
Continuing their dominance as one of the most forwardthinking forces in all of metal, Every Time I Die refuse to be contained by what the genre demands and spread their riff wings far and wide. Fusing elements of Southern rock’n’roll, thrash, hardcore and punk into hedonistic party records with the lyrical sharps of a glistening blade, the furious Buffalo bruisers lead, not follow, and their unwavering onstage energy is the stuff of legend. With latest record, Ex Lives, reaching the Top 20 on the Billboard charts, Every Time I Die are running hot, so get ready to get heavy when the quartet arrives to tear holes in our country. They play Friday 18 October, The Hi-Fi, Brisbane; Saturday 19, Manning Bar, Sydney; Sunday 20, Corner Hotel, Melbourne, and Thursday 24, Amplifier, Perth. Tickets for all dates are on sale this Thursday 20 June.
LET YOURSELF DRIFT AWAY Having sold out all the dates on his God Loves You When You’re Dancing launch tour, Vance Joy is looking to spread the love once more with a national tour to support his recent single, Riptide. With an arresting voice that allows his folk strumming to soar, Joy has fast found fans both domestically and abroad, and after lapping around the US for the past few weeks as main support for Lissie, he’s excited to return home and play for his brethren Down Under. Joy will perform the following headline dates: Friday 23 August, Fly By Night, Fremantle; Friday 30, Oxford Art Factory, Sydney; Saturday 31 August, The Zoo, and Tuesday 3 September, The Corner, Melbourne. Fraser A Gorman is supporting throughout.