This month’s highlights Ground Control to Major Tom
Van go Vanfest is taking over Forbes Showgrounds this 10 & 11 May with another stacked line-up. This time ‘round there will be performances from Golden Features, PNAU, Broods, Eves Karydas and heaps more.
To mark the 25th anniversary of Space Oddity, A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni tour is heading Down Under. A collection of Bowie’s bandmates and acclaimed singers, including Living Colour’s Corey Glover, hit State Theatre on 10 May.
Broods. Pic: Dana Trippe
Mirrors and Alpha Wolf have new tunes – the Cold Sanctuary and Fault EPs respectively – and are making stops around the country this month in a hardcore triple header with Daybreak. The Sydney leg hits The Lansdowne on 24 May.
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After announcing her full-length debut Can’t Make You Love Me, Gena Rose Bruce is celebrating by launching the latest single from the album. Head to Golden Age Cinema & Bar on 9 May for an earful of Angel Face.
Gena Rose Bruce. Pic: Ryan Downey
Sydney muso Nathan Hawes has restyled himself as Kesmar, a new discotinted project favouring swirling, vintage synths. Now he’s launching his debut EP Up To You at The Vanguard this 18 May.
Song ‘bow Sydney-based artist Rainbow Chan’s second album is incoming. Come celebrate her launch the new lead single Love Isn’t Easy with the help of some yet-to-be-announced special guests at The Gaelic Club on 4 May.
Hunt;y. Pic: Phebe Schmidt
Rainbow Chan. Pic: Jonno Revanche
Huntly are doing the ‘rounds with their recently released, already acclaimed debut album Low Grade Buzz. The Melbourne trio will bring their “doof you can cry to” to Golden Age Cinema & Bar this 4 May.