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Sleep at the ‘G is back this year. The night kicks off from 5pm on 22 May so head in and grab your free cardboard box mattress, pillow and beanie to set up your bed for the night on the MCG concourse. A basic dinner (and breakfast) is provided with entertainment courtesy of Adalita and Mark Seymour. Last year, $300,000 was raised for Melbourne City Mission and the fundraising goal this year is $500,000.
Melbourne Central is kicking off Shot Tower Heritage Week with a One Day Shopping Festival on 22 May from 10am – 10pm. There are store discounts to be redeemed, you can meet Tony Bianco, watch a cupcake tower being assembled and feed your face thanks to the various food trucks that will be rolling into Macintyre Alley. Can you believe construction on Coop’s Shot Tower was completed 125 years ago?
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We’ve got 25 double passes to give away to a screening of Good Vibrations at Cinema Nova, 6:30pm on Wednesday 28 May. The true story starring Richard Dormer as Terri Hooley and Dylan Moran follows Hooley as he opens a record shop called Good Vibrations in ‘70s Belfast, even as the Troubles rage outside. When he starts recording young punks like The Undertones on his new label, he starts a tiny music revolution. MELBOURNE
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KID INK SLEEPMAKESWAVES
LEAVING HIS MARK
Local lovers of epic sleepmakeswaves are back to drown us once more with their intense and intricate sound, the Sydney post-rockers announcing a second record and a big national tour to celebrate the occasion. Hear tracks from their forthcoming record Love Of Cartography for the first time when the band march into Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, 5 Jul; Rad Bar, Wollongong, 6 & 13 Jul; The Northern, Byron Bay, 18 Jul; The Zoo, Brisbane, 19 Jul; Corner Hotel, Melbourne, 1 Aug; ANU Bar, Canberra, 2 Aug; Amplifier Bar, Perth, 8 Aug; and Manning Bar, Sydney, 16 Aug. Proudly presented by The Music.
Having worked hard at this rap game for over ten years now, Kid Ink has well and truly earned his place on the mountain, the LA native making music as colourful as the tattoos that adorn his body. My Own Lane encapsulates the Kid’s personal individuality and he’ll show off the record over here for the very first time this winter. The 28-year-old will headline The Hi-Fi, Brisbane, 22 Aug; The Hi-Fi, Sydney, 23 Aug; The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, 24 Aug; and Villa Nightclub, Perth, 25 Aug.
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Neurosis don’t tour much anymore, but when they do it’s a sonic revelation. Influencing everyone from Mastodon and Isis to High On Fire and Caspian, the Bay Area legends turned punk music beginnings into heavy metal trailblazing, and continue to maintain the same intensity and brute force that they first emerged with in the ‘80s. Now it’s your chance to experience Neurosis Down Under for the very first time: in the flesh, tearing the flesh off. Catch them on the following dates: 4 Aug, The Hi-Fi, Brisbane; 6 Aug, Capitol, Perth; 7 Aug, Corner Hotel, Melbourne; 8 Aug, The Hi-Fi, Melbourne; and 9 Aug, Manning Bar, Sydney.
ALL HAIL THE KING
The wonderfully weird King Buzzo will be returning to our shores, sans Melvins, for a run of dates slightly different from his norm, stripping it back for some intimate acoustic sessions to promote his newest body of work, This Machine Kills Artists. With no electric guitars or amplifiers in sight, you’ll get unadulterated Buzz Osborne Barwon Club, Geelong, 14 Aug; Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne, 15 & 16 Aug; Small Ballroom, Newcastle, 20 Aug; Newtown Social Club, Sydney, 21 Aug; Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong, 22 Aug; Transit Bar, Canberra, 23 Aug; Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, 24 Aug; and Astor Lounge, Perth, 26 Aug.
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It’s been almost 30 years since Queen last rocked Australia, but the remaining original members from the legendary British group, Brian May and Roger Taylor, are keeping the dream alive, bringing their canon of classics out our way with inspired US vocalist Adam Lambert fronting the group. The tour hits Perth Arena, 22 Aug; Allphones Arena, Sydney, 26 Aug; Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, 29 Aug; and Brisbane Entertainment Centre, 1 Sep. Tickets on sale 28 May.
DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME He may be a teetotaller these days, but rest assured Steve-O still has no problem stapling his balls to his legs. The insane daredevil, stuntman, prankster and comedian is coming our way and bringing with him the most OTT stories imaginable, balancing his terribly terrific tales with plenty of cringe-worthy physical feats, the kind that have made him a household name around the world. Catch the infamous Jackass and Wildboyz star live on stage when he grabs the mic at Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane, 30 Jul; Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, 31 Jul; UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney, 2 Aug; and Astor Theatre, Perth, 3 Aug.
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Memory is a fickle, deceitful thing. In her new solo performance Memorandum, Kate Hunter delves into a concept both natural and inexplicable. Alternately gothic, unstructured, and darkly funny, her show runs 20 May – 1 Jun at Theatre Works.
Melbourne band Vaudeville Smash will be playing a show at Evelyn Hotel, 31 May, ahead of the release of their new single Zinedine Zidane. The single is a tribute to French soccer player Zidane, and all other great soccer players, and also features the vocals of SBS soccer commentator Les Murray. Unofficial anthem, anyone?
Art Day! is a live art happening where author/musician Justin Heazlewood (The Bedroom Philosopher) will read his entire book Funemployed over 12 hours. There’ll be a house band, plus guest readers and performers. It’s on at Howler, 1 Jun, 9am–9pm.
DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES
ARIA-winning sister trio The McClymonts have finished work on their fourth album, Here’s To You And I, and are set to along the east coast. They’ll be at The Palms, 25 Jul; The Capital, Bendigo, 26 Jul; and West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul, 27 Jul.
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The phrase ‘one-woman musical’ doesn’t get tossed around much – but Rachel Dunham’s witty interview-style solo musical Oprahfication proves it should. It’s taking her all the way to the New York Musical Theatre Festival in July.
THE WAKE OF DAY
Alt-country singer-songwriter Jackson McLaren is set to launch his debut album, Songs To Greet The Dawn, next month, and to celebrate will play a few exclusive shows. Catch him at Bella Union, 4 Jun.
WAITING FOR NO ONE
Brisbane’s The Creases are embarking on an east coast tour in honour of their single Static Lines. Before the overachievers play Splendour In The Grass, see them at Shebeen Bar, 28 Jun.
Six albums later and Cookin’ On 3 Burners have some pretty big guests for Blind Bet: Daniel Merriweather, Kylie Auldist, Tex Perkins and even more. They’ll be launching the album at Corner Hotel, 4 Jul.
TUNES AND ‘TUDE
If you’re after something a tad fancier than your usual dive, check out the revamped Grant Street Theatre, a swanky new little bar and lounge promising performance art, jazz and contemporary tunes from 23 May.
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Palo Alto, Gia Coppola’s window into the chain-smoking, lost-fuelled haze of youth, doesn’t gloss over nonchalance and dispassion. It screens at ACMI from 2 – 29 Jun.
BACK FOR SECONDS
Veruca Salt will play another show at Corner Hotel on 30 Sep as their 26 Sep date is sold out. Swedes First Aid Kit will play a second show at The Hi-Fi, 30 Jul. Hanson have added a show at The Hi-Fi on 10 Aug.
OPERATION NEO-BANGKOK The We Are Ten celebration is transforming the Revolt Artspace into 2054 NeoBangkok on 8 Jun. The event showcases acts of the future Sinjin Hawke, Mark Pritchard vs Steve Spacek, Sampology, and more, plus acts still to be announced.
TALK THE TALK
Seems like they’ve just wrapped up their national tour, but The Holidays are back on the road again, this time in support of their new single Tongue Talk. Catch the show at The Hi-Fi, 4 Jul with Thief.
In 2014, Australia’s most prestigious jazz instrumental competition, the National Jazz Awards, invites jazz guitarist under 30 to compete for one of ten performance spots at this year’s Wangaratta Jazz Festival, 31 Oct to 3 Nov. Entries at wangarattajazz. com/national-jazz-awards close 1 Jun.
Supporting Peabody at Yah Yah’s, 6 Jun will be The Barebones and Motel Love. Clowns and Dead open proceedings for Hard-Ons at Karova Lounge, Ballarat, 12 Jun; at Wool Exchange, Geelong, 13 Jun and Corner Hotel, 14 Jun they’ve got Clowns and Wicked City; and at Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, 15 Jun it’ll be Dead again.
Ahead of their tour in support of album Til My Tears Roll Away, Adelaide duo The Audreys are asking fans to put in requests for older songs through their Facebook page, which they’ll perform at their shows after running through the entirety of Til My Tears Roll Away, with a full band. Head to themusic.com.au/events for dates.
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