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UK comedian Jen Brister is back with her show Wishful Thinking, in which she grapples with her desire to be more politically active but also go to the garden centre, too. Our reviewer Chelsea Attard says of the show, “Brister enthrals us with political musings, stories of being blacklisted from gay bars, and what being middle-aged is all about.” Oh, and her impressions of her Spanish mother will make you snort-laugh. See her at The Tuxedo Cat until 20 Apr.
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He’s en route to our shores, via assorted fields, and if his recent We Got Love album is anything to go by, we’ll see you on the dancefloor when Shit Robot (aka Marcus Lambkin) plays New Guernica on 19 Apr. Will he resemble a robot? We sure as hell hope so.
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OUT OF HIS MIND
IN HEARTS WAKE
After their regional announce last week, In Hearts Wake have stepped it up a notch with a full list of national headline dates to launch their new record Earthwalker. Alongside a huge supporting cast which includes Dream On Dreamer, Being As An Ocean, Endless Heights (not appearing in WA) and Sierra, the Byron boys will perform 4 Jun, YMCA HQ, Perth (all ages); 5 Jun, Amplifier Bar, Perth; 7 Jun, Corner Hotel, Melbourne; 8 Jun, Arrow On Swanston, Melbourne (all ages); 11 Jun, Zierholz, Canberra; 12 Jun, The Small Ballroom, Newcastle; 13 Jun (18+) & 14 Jun (all ages), Bald Faced Stag, Sydney; and 15 Jun, The Tempo Hotel, Brisbane. The full tour is proudly presented by The Music.
LOVE RUNS DEEPER
Like Father, Like Son is the emotive story of two families thrown together after its discovered their young sons were switched at birth. Engaging, engulfing and ultimately refreshing, it’s a piece of cinema that challenges your perception of ‘family’, and makes you realise that paternal love is thicker than blood. The Japanese film was a jury prize winner at last year’s Cannes Film Festival and is screening in select movie theatres around Australia from tomorrow.
Following on from last week’s John Newman support announcement, Saskwatch are excited to inform they’ll be bringing their funk soul loving back for some headline launch dates in support of their second record Nose Dive. Catch them 18 May, Bond University, Gold Coast (1pm); 13 Jun, Soundlounge, Gold Coast; 14 Jun, The Zoo, Brisbane; 19 June, The Small Ballroom, Newcastle; 20 June, Oxford Art Factory, Sydney; 21 June, ANU Bar, Canberra; 27 Jun, Settlers Tavern, Margaret River; 28 Jun, Amplifier, Perth; 29 Jun, Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle; 4 Jul, Karova Lounge, Ballarat; and 5 Jul, Corner Hotel, Melbourne.
BE THE BEST
One does not simply credit themselves as being “the greatest rock’n’roll band in the world” if they don’t have the chops to justify it. That’s why we’re stoked with the impending arrival of Arizona legends Supersuckers. Put on your clean undies because your pants are going to be rocked right off! The band perform 19 Jun, The Zoo, Brisbane; 20 Jun, Manning Bar, Sydney; 21 May, Ding Dong, Melbourne; and 25 Jun, Astor Theatre, Perth.
HEAR WHAT THE FOX PLAYS
Responsible for some of the finest electronic sounds to come out France throughout the past decade, music and fashion label Kitsuné continue to design the standard others try to emulate. Now, returning to Down Under for the second time, is the Kitsuné Club Night Australian Tour, headlined by producer du jour Pyramid – get a smooth serving of beats 9 May, Laundry Bar, Melbourne; 10 May, Chinese Whispers, The Underdog, Brisbane; 16 May, The Bakery, Perth; and 17 May, Civic Hotel, Sydney. Synth sweetheart Chela will also appear at the Perth and Sydney events.
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Aussie guitar virtuoso Jeff Lang is adding to his formidable canon with new record I Live A Lot In My Head These Days, and will showcase the new songs this winter. Proudly presented by The Music, catch the launch tour 7 Jun, Fly By Night, Fremantle; 8 Jun, Ravenswood Hotel; 12 Jun, Brass Monkey, Sydney; 14 Jun, Heritage Hotel, Bulli; 25 Jun, Lizottes Central Coast, Kincumber; 26 Jun, Lizottes Sydney, Dee Why; 27 Jun, The Basement, Sydney; 28 Jun, Camelot Lounge, Sydney; 29 Jun, Lizottes, Newcastle; 4 Jul, Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh; 5 Jul, Thornbury Theatre; 11 Jul, Mullumbimby Town Hall; 12 Jul, Brisbane Powerhouse; 18 Jul, Williamstown RSL; 19 Jul, Street Theatre, Canberra; and 20 Jul, Beav’s Bar, Geelong.
GIVE YOURSELF AWAY
They conquered in the ‘90s, disappeared for roughly ten years, then returned in the mid‘00s to continue their reign. Earth helped define what we now know as drone metal, so experience a religious awakening when the Americans play 17 Jun, Crowbar, Brisbane; 18 Jun, Rosemount Hotel, Perth; 19 Jun, Manning Bar, Sydney; and 21 Jun, The Hi-Fi, Melbourne. They also play Dark Mofo in Tasmania.
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Few double bills in 2014 will hold a flame to the pop/soul experience set to explode on Australian stages next month, with the mighty Janelle Monae and Kimbra ready to shake the good vibes right out of you. These two incredible performers will lead full bands on the Golden Electric Tour, happening 16 May, Challenge Stadium, Perth; 19 May, Hordern Pavilion, Sydney; 21 May, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre; and 26 May, The Plenary, Melbourne.
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BLOOD BROTHERS THE PHONCURVES
Brisbane grrl duo The Phoncurves are heading on tour, bring along their new EP, Heartstrings, due out 2 May. Self-produced, engineered and written, the album includes singles Heartstrings and Lover, and an ethereal vibe, thanks to their knockout harmonies. The Phoncurves hit Boney, 6 Jun.
Norwegian playwright Henrik Isben’s Ghosts is going to be revived and will make you feel more alive then ever. Directed by the acclaimed Gale Edwards, starring Linda Cropper and Pip Edwards, Isben’s masterpiece critiquing marriage and social convention will leave audiences thrilled. Opening night is 22 May at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, and it runs from 17 May to 21 Jun.
Every child’s favourite drink, pink lemonade, is also the name of Melbourne quintet Closure In Moscow’s second LP, to be released on 9 May. In celebration, the self-aware face-melters will be touring, hitting Evelyn Hotel, 10 May; and Pelican Bar, 17 May.
PLAY IT AGAIN
DMA’s add 28 Jun at Shebeen Bar to their slew of headline dates following their well received debut EP. Dustin Tebbutt announces a 15 May show at Northcote Social Club after the 16 May date sold out.
Sydney’s Infinity Broke are launching their debut album River Mirrors (available on CD and on limited edition vinyl) by heading on tour down the east coast. The group, made up of Bluebottle Kiss members Jamie Hutchings and Jared Harrison, plus Scott Hutchings and Reuben Wills, recorded the album over two weekends in rural NSW. Head to The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, 8 May; and Kelvin Club, 9 May.
BAD AND DUMB
Following their signing to label Ivy League, and the release of their new single Dumb Ideas, Bad//Dreems will be heading on an independent record store tour. Catch an intimate yet raucous, packedin yet spaced-out set from the Adelaide lads at Record Paradise, 31 May.
Baba Brinkman’s The Rap Guide To Evolution will break down Aussie stages this May and June. Merrigong Theatre Company will be putting on the production that has wowed punters at Edinburgh and off Broadway, an exploration of evolution, through reworkings of popular rap songs. It’s on at Arts Centre, 3 – 7 Jun.
STONE COLD KING
Appearing on stage for the first time since 2005, CW Stoneking will take parts in a Heavenly Sounds tour, playing a stripped-back set in St Michael’s Uniting Church on 13 Jun.
Local rockers Dallas Crane are gearing up to hit the road once again for the launch of their new single Get Off The Dope. The guys will be heading to Caravan Music Club, 26 Apr and Spotted Mallard, 25 Apr.
THRICE THE METAL
Brutal Tasmanians Psycroptic are joining forces with sonic mass murderers Aborted and technical death metal band The Schoenberg Automaton for the Necrotic Repression Tour which will hit The Hi-Fi on 14 Jun.
TAKE PART IN ART
Melbourne Fringe Festival is on a hunt for artists of all fields, from visual art to cabaret, to take part in their upcoming festival line-up. Expressions of interest to perform or exhibit in a Fringe Hub venue are from now until 27 Apr. Details at melbournefringe.com.au.
South African independent electronic rappers PHFAT are heading on a self-funded tour this May in support of their latest single Lights Out. For the last two years the group have been pulling support slots for the likes of Public Enemy and The Used, while gaining airplay in their home country. Head along on 10 May, Laundry Bar.
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Brighton duo Royal Blood will bring their brute power and primal, chaotic hooks to Corner Hotel on 1 May. Head along to hear their mix of rhythm, aggression and blues. Proudly presented by The Music.
LA MAMA AUTUMN SEASON LAUNCH
Artistic Director and CEO of La Mama Theatre Liz Jones has announced the 2014 Autumn Season. Some highlights include Encore, a new creative partnership with fortyfivedownstairs that will bring back productions Mein Kampf and My Life In The Nude. Also in the season is Mark Wilson’s Unsex Me, Phoebe Anne Taylor’s The Art Of Fucking and Daniel Lammin’s The Cutting Boys. The theatre will also have two shows in the Melbourne Cabaret Festival: May And Alia Do Pirates! and Songs From The Movies. For more info head to lamama.com.au
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