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Ali Barter
Oct
26
10:30 AM10:30

Ali Barter

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Ali Barter has something. It’s something that leads from her eyes to her hips; it coils around 70s stadiums and backroom bars; and it clears it’s throat from the neck of her guitar. When people are fumbling to describe it, they use words like “presence” or “compelling”. It’s something that prevents people from turning away.

Since winning the triple j Unearthed competition and releasing her debut album A Suitable Girl in 2017, the former choir girl has enjoyed support at home from triple j, FBi Radio, The Australian, Rolling Stone and Tone Deaf, while further afield, Beats 1, Clash and The 405 have all thrown support behind the unconventional pop star.

Barter has toured relentlessly, completing two sold out headline tours, countless festival slots and supported The Rubens, The War On Drugs, The Jezabels, Stevie Nicks, The Preatures, Chrissie Hynde and personal hero, Liz Phair.

Her upcoming album, 'Hello, I'm Doing My Best' - named after her life motto and eternal truth is is out October 18 on Inertia Music / [PIAS] and is available for pre-order now.

Ali Barter

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Stonefield
Oct
26
11:40 AM11:40

Stonefield

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From practicing in their family shed as teenagers in rural Australia, to touring the world with Fleetwood Mac, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, King Tuff, and King Gizzard, it’s been a strange trip for the four Findlay sisters. As Stonefield, they’ve got three albums and thousands of miles under their belts, plus plenty of perspective on what it’s like to fight to make a place for themselves, and tell their own story.



Recorded in just five days with Joe Walker and Stu Mackenzie from King Gizzard at their studio in Melbourne, the album, BENT is almost 100% live. Besides being an impressive feat and the flexing of a confident band operating at the height of their powers, that immediacy lends the album a distinct, crackling energy--thunder, lightning, and muscle-bound horsepower. “Sleep” opens the album with guitars covered in five inches of sludge and distortion and something that sounds like a far-off siren, or the high-pitched howling of the wind. It serves as a warning, a call to arms, kicking things off with a next-level version of the massive, unholy racket the band has become known for over the course of their last three albums.

The sonic inspiration taken from listening to Black Sabbath, Beak, Deep Purple, The Alan Parsons Project, and Mike Oldfield inject BENT with its sternum-shaking heaviness and ever-present swagger, but also its exploratory fearlessness--letting the songs loose to twist and turn, sticking to no one’s rules but their own. Take the proggy, keyboard-soaked intro at the top of “People,” or the cheeky combination of tinnitus-inducing hard rock and hip-shaking boogie at the core of “Dead Alive.” “Don’t make me think I’ve lost control / I know exactly what you said / Don’t make me think it’s in my head,” Amy sings during the latter, keeping the lyrics as defiant as the music.

BENT has all the chills and spills you would expect from an album that mines inspiration from some of the darker experiences of being misrepresented, belittled, and underestimated. By taking control of the narrative, and pumping it up with stack-blowing, guitar hero riffs and razor-edged vocals, it becomes an album of power, control, and confidence--projected in the face of a world that too often forces the opposite.

Stonefield

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Jade Imagine
Oct
26
12:00 PM12:00

Jade Imagine

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Melbourne four-piece Jade Imagine offer a stunningly seamless blend of synthwave and art-rock. Before founding Jade Imagine, front-person and key songwriter Jade McInally had been a stalwart of the indie scene for more than a decade. After winding her way to Melbourne from somewhere consistently sunny, McInally cut her live-performer teeth with her own electro project Tantrums, before playing in the bands of local favourites Jess Cornelius (Teeth and Tongue) and Jess Ribeiro.

After a spot of bedroom recording in 2016, McInally sent a bunch of the first Jade Imagine demos to Dave Mudie (drummer and Courtney Barnett-collaborator). Mudie not only gave them the thumbs up, but took the liberty of laying down some drums and steered pre-production. Buoyed by the outcome, McInally set about gathering band members: presently, the lineup revolves around producer/guitarist Tim Harvey (Emma Louise, Real Feelings) and James Harvey (Teeth and Tongue) on drums.

After signing with local tastemakers Milk! Records, Jade Imagine’s debut EP ‘What the Fuck Was I Thinking’ was released in April 2017. Steered by her management team at Our Golden Friend, led by Lorrae McKenna, the release was beloved by both audiences and critics: Rolling Stone Australia described the lo-fi gem ‘Stay Awake’, one of the EP’s singles, as “a shimmering summer-invite track”, its lowkey, lethargic, insomniac energy perfect for an impossibly hot afternoon.

Following the release of the EP, Jade Imagine was taken on by Australian artist booker Dom Miller at New World Artists, who has secured incredible support slots for the band, including shows with The Pretenders, Angel Olsen (US), Benjamin Booker (US), Lucy Dacus, Julia Jacklin, and Phantastic Ferniture. In March 2018 the band travelled to the US to showcase at the prestigious South by Southwest music conference in Austin, as well as playing key shows in Los Angeles and New York City. The band have also just completed a tour of the UK, supporting Julia Jacklin, in November 2018.

Jade Imagine

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The Putbacks
Oct
26
12:30 PM12:30

The Putbacks

The Putbacks are a rhythm section. Drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and percussion. Stone cold pros, grizzled veterans of all the tours and all the studios. As individuals, they’re the players behind so many bands it’s difficult to list, but let’s start with Hiatus Kaiyote, The Bombay Royale, D.D Dumbo, Swooping Duck, The Meltdown and The Black Arm Band, not to mention their ongoing collaboration with Emma Donovan. When they come together as a group, they’re one of the tightest, sharpest, most dynamic musical units ever to exist.

The Putbacks take their cues from the great house bands of the 60s and 70s soul studios - think of The MGs, The Meters and The Wrecking Crew, as well as film composers from David Axelrod to Adrian Younge and contemporary instrumental groups BADBADNOTGOOD and Khruangbin. The Putbacks play together with an understated confidence and an uncanny rapport, a symbiotic unit that moves together with near psychic intuition. Minimal, spooky, and elastic, The Putbacks slide from dance floor fire to cinematic interlude and back, from densely composed music to free improvisation, blurring all the lines in between. No one who sees them play has any doubts they are in the presence of mastery. The guys are good.

The Putbacks

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Hobsons Bay Coast Guard
Oct
26
1:00 PM13:00

Hobsons Bay Coast Guard

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Four psych-surf wannabe’s trying to stay aloft on the tidal wave that is the Melbourne music scene. Infectious pop hooks and eclectic song styles swimming under frantically squealing tape-warped production – all of it bubbling away in a cauldron of sea-salt stew that’ll have you licking the ladle when its done.

Hobson’s Bay Coast Guard have a divine mission to push as many catchy ideas, zany concepts and unheard of song structures as they can. A mission to throw the listener into a wipeout rip not knowing where the song is ending or starting. Maybe you’ve been under water too long? Maybe this is the end? 

Never fear! HBCG vow to be your colourful submarine pulling you through future nostalgic pop fantasies and infinite mosh pit worm holes.

  Their Debut album will be released late 2018 along with what has been counted as over 4 albums worth of demos ready to go. 

 Hobsons Bay Coast Guard

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Buried Feather
Oct
26
3:30 PM15:30

Buried Feather

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Melbourne psych-rockers Buried Feather have built a loyal following with hypnotic live performances drawing comparison to Spacemen 3 and Dead Meadow. The band self-released their swirly, self-titled debut in 2013, going on to receive regular airplay on community radio and support slots with US psych rockers Endless Boogie and Earthless.

After a couple of years hiatus the band returned with the fuzz-rocking Mind of the Swarm in 2017. Released on German stoner label Kozmik Artifactz, the album’s heavier sound found new fans including Jus Oborn of Electric Wizard who listed the album as one of the year’s best.

After condensing to a 3-piece lineup in 2018, Buried Feather kicked off a busy year - reissuing their debut album on vinyl, touring Europe and writing and recording their third album. The band’s new record Cloudberry Dreamshake (out September 2019) is both their most varied and accessible to date.

Buried Feather

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Ben Salter
Oct
26
4:00 PM16:00

Ben Salter

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Based in Tasmania, Ben Salter has toured Australia and the world for nearly 20 years, both solo and as a member of The Wilson Pickers, The Gin Club, Giants of Science and Hownowmer. Regularly cited as having one of the best voices in the country, Ben’s performances highlight his storytelling, humour and sincerity, while his recordings experiment with a diversity of styles, from acoustic ballads to rock, folk and avant garde. His songs traverse convict life, suburban streets, video game galaxies, and indigenous poetry, with an idiosyncratic and literary style in the tradition of songwriters John Cale, Robert Wyatt and David Byrne. He counts among his collaborators some of the industry’s most respected names, such as Marlon Williams, Gareth Liddiard (The Drones, TFS), Mick Thomas (Weddings, Parties, Anything), Tim Rogers (The Bamboos, You Am I), Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger), and London-based producer Aaron Cupples (Spiritualized, Kirin J Callinan, The Drones).

Ben Salter



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Ryan Downey
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Ryan Downey

The defining feature of Ryan Downey’s music is his voice; a jaw-dropping, unmistakable baritone that drives his gloriously-crafted songwriting. Downey blends intrigue and intimacy in his stunning 2018 debut album Running, which was long-listed in the Australian Music Prize.

The Melbourne Art-folk artist has won the hearts of audiences worldwide with his mesmerising solo and band shows including a UK/EU tour supporting Marlon Williams, national tours with Tiny Ruins and Sarah Blasko, sold-out headline shows and performances at Falls Festival, MONA, BigSound and more.

Ryan Downey

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Quivers
Oct
26
9:00 PM21:00

Quivers

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Quivers make cathartic guitar pop that jangles and shimmers somewhere between 1980s Australia and 1990s America. Started by Sam Nicholson in Hobart, the now Melbourne band has since toured Australia, NZ, Canada and most recently the US where they showcased at SXSW and filmed a session for KEXP in Seattle. 2018's debut record ‘We’ll Go Riding on the Hearses’ came out through Hotel Motel.

On it you might hear the ghosts of early R.E.M. guitars, the earnest lost pop moments of The Triffids or The Church, or the loud melancholy of Teenage Fanclub. Half men and women, everyone-singing, there is grit and spit and community in their live shows. The chorus of Pigeons feels good to shout, "All my best friends are a little broken, all the best people are".

Newest single "You're Not Always On My Mind" has been getting some nice international support (KEXP/NPR) and is a song that commits to being a pop song - taking the band deeper down the rabbithole of lyric-heavy chiming guitar-pop.

Quivers

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Murmurmur
Oct
26
9:30 PM21:30

Murmurmur

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murmurmur was born in February 2017 when William Fletcher stumbled across the idiosyncratic guitar riff that provides the defining moment in “I Can’t Stop Thinking About All The Time I’ve Taken From You”.  Fletcher was soon joined by Alex Crosara (guitar), Fintan Bradley (synthesiser), Jack Davies (bass) and Luke Haaja (drums), who helped to bring his prog/psych-pop odysseys to life.

Across the four songs that comprise Murmurmur’s debut self-titled EP, (produced by Oscar Dawson of Holy Holy), Fletcher’s haunting, emotive vocal blends with guitar hooks that sink into the recesses of your mind and stay there.

There is an urgency to Murmurmur’s soundscapes - they sound like a time and place you’re not aware of but desperate to find.

Murmurmur

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Cool Sounds
Oct
26
9:30 PM21:30

Cool Sounds

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Cool Sounds, the song writing project of Dainis Lacey, is all about pop melodies and clean instrumental interplay. 

Drawing influence from a broad pool of song writers, from the 70’s soft rock of Todd Rundgren through to modern indie champions like Deerhunter and Ariel Pink, Cool Sounds make guitar pop music, brimming with ideas and hooks. 

With two full length albums and three EP’s under their belt, Cool Sounds have established themselves as mainstays in the Australian indie music scene. The band has played with the likes of Twin Peaks (USA), Fazerdaze (NZ) Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and Gold Class along with having toured extensively within Australia.

“Dance Moves is one of those near-perfect albums, packed with great, well-executed pop moments” 4ZZZ Radio

“Cactus Country’ is doused in a humid haze and underpinned with sparkling guitars. Loping along with no hurry in sight, the track practically squints in the sunshine.” – Raven Sings The Blues 

“Cactus Country is a stunning offering of twangy guitar and shimmering synths. Playful yet laidback, the track’s many elements (including the sample of seagull sounds) work seamlessly together to create a delightfully refreshing example of what Cool Sounds are capable of.” One Great Song

Cool Sounds


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Pleasure Coma
Oct
26
10:00 PM22:00

Pleasure Coma

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Emerging from the subconscious, please meet the wide-eyed DIY bunch of eccentric drifters, Pleasure Coma.

Combining milk, exercise and punk rock, Pleasure Coma is thrilled to introduce you to its debut single, “Waiting” and the accompanying video, conveniently sub-titled for German audiences.

The precursor to their 3-track EP Naked, “Waiting” is the first piece of music to be released by the flamboyant 4 piece having spent the last 2 years leaving their mark on venues along the Australian east coast.

Outside of putting pub PAs through their paces, to date they’ve shared stages with Gooch Palms and Bleeding Knees Club charming crowds with their loose and boisterous energy driven by their infectious songs. Along the way Pleasure Coma have become acquainted with festival stages including King Street Crawl and were blessed with an opening set at Splendour in the Grass 2018, charged with the role of christening the Smirnoff tent with a blistering 2 hour DJ set of punk, rock and garage.

Pleasure Coma comprises 4 upstanding young Centrelink beneficiaries who hail from all parts of NSW. Lead singer and guitarist, Tasker, calls the tiny regional NSW township of Guyra home (population 1,900). Later moving to Coffs Harbour and now Sydney, the band’s debut EP was recorded entirely in the space under Tasker’s Ikea-inspired raised bunk bed in his Redfern sharehouse (also featured in the “Waiting” video). Reminiscent of early Red Hot Chili Peppers and Green Day, the band’s eccentricities and energy beautifully colour their DIY approach, always anchored to carefully crafted songwriting.

A prolific songwriter, 22 year old Tasker might already be familiar to many Australian music fans, with songwriting credits on tracks by Tia Gostelow and Kinder alongside his solo production work collaborating with artists like G Flip and Alison Wonderland. The melodic instincts and musical prowess evident on that work comes to the fore in Tasker’s debut alongside his pals in Pleasure Coma.

Beneath the scuzz and swagger of this ramshackle group are songs which intelligently give breath to day to day struggles. And at a time when being a group of white dudes releasing music might not – on paper – resemble a compelling hook, Pleasure Coma lift the veil on that very concept of modern identity, by exploring themes of esteem, courage and compassion. Lean in closely, there’s more to them than you might think.

Pleasure Coma

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Rosa Maria
Oct
26
10:30 PM22:30

Rosa Maria

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Inspired by the primitive garage trash and strange psychedelic sounds of the 1960s, Rosa Maria create a rock ‘n’ roll cocktail that’ll possess the hips of any listener. Combine that with an insatiable lust to entertain and an endless list of new material, Rosa Maria are not a band that you will easily forget. As Rosa Maria gear up to release their second full-length album in September 2019 (once again working with Owen Penglis of Straight Arrows), the group continue to hypnotise Australia’s live music scene with their incredibly danceable sounds.


Rosa Maria

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Obscura Hail
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Obscura Hail

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Obscura Hail is the nightly routine of song writing with hast, driven by an irrational fear of memory loss, and enabled by access to a plethora of ad-hoc recording equipment. The somewhat serious themes of ontology, existentialism, love and loss are framed with sincerity by the lush, but gentle classical guitar work, and the motif of almost whispered, though richly layered vocal harmonies.

Conceived on NSW’s south coast, and now buried alive somewhere in Melbourne, Obscura Hail are sneaking into Melbourne’s intimate spaces and filling strangers with relative truths. A commitment to the craft has culminated in consistently fresh compositions, drip fed weekly via Patreon, nearing its 170th volume. The latest albums, ‘Loose Tooth’ and 'Pallbearer' were self-produced and warmly received, with more diverse live instrumentation to reflect the ever thickening arrangement and prepare for the material in stasis; ‘Zero’.

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Matthew Colin
Oct
26
11:31 PM23:31

Matthew Colin

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Matthew Colin brings with him the values of histories great ramblers, 'a song and a friend for every mile behind'. It'll only take listening to one or two lines and you will find a writer of considered craft, carrying values nested in a time of country folk music where all that mattered was the song itself.

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Out of The Blue Trio
Oct
26
11:33 PM23:33

Out of The Blue Trio

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Featuring the sultry vocals of Nel Staite, King Maxwell’s vintage guitars and the boss of the snare, Barry “the Undertaker” Miller, “Out of the Blue Trio” play tunes inspired by the blues, rag & jazz of the 20s, 30s & 40s. With a mix of original tunes, a few standards and a bunch of cool interpretations, “Out of the Blue Trio” are among the finest purveyors of the vintage genre in the region.

While their exact recipe is secret, they clearly add a generous serving of blues & rag, a proper hint of jazz, a bunch of things that make stuff swing and a sprinkle of the now famous, somethin’ somethin’, for added quirk.

“Cool music, played by fine musicians who have a whole load of fun doing what they love.” – Banana Lounge Weekly

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Georgia Spain
Oct
26
11:40 PM23:40

Georgia Spain

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Georgia Spain is a musician and visual artist living and working in Barkers Creek, Australia.

Since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2015 with a BFA (Painting), Georgia has been building her practice as a painter, making predominantly large figurative work. She is interested in people, connection and what makes us human.

Her debut full length album 'Trouble Isn't Something You Can Hold' was released earlier this year and she is currently writing her next record.


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This Must Be the Place -Music Industry Workshop
Oct
26
to Oct 27

This Must Be the Place -Music Industry Workshop

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This Must Be the Place is heading to Kyneton Music Festival! Presented by The Push and Music Victoria, this is a free and catered music industry workshop. Find out how Jade Imagine and Ryan Downey got their start in the industry, and also chat to music industry professionals Glenn Bennie from Apra Amcos, Eleanor Kay from Our Golden Friend (Management collective and independent label), Sarah Hamilton from the online music distribution service Ditto Music as well as a music journalist, publicist and radio host Sosefina Fuamoli. For more info and to register, head here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TMBTPKyneton

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Music In The Churches
Oct
26
11:58 PM23:58

Music In The Churches

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Following the success of the 2018 Sacred Salon, the 2019 version will amaze as well as transform you.

 Set in the Chapel of Sacred Heart College an afternoon of sweet and spirited sounds.Lever Harp, an Irish set, some Schubert, “Angels”, a Mozart Clarinet Duo, a flamenco violin and a Brass Choir…and its FREE!

2.30pm, Saturday October 26 - Sacred Heart College Chapel

Sacred Salon 2019

 Traditional  “Banish Misfortune”

                        Violin solo – Henry Vyhnal     

 

F. Schubert  “Allegretto quasi andantino”

Piano Solo – Laura Martin

Robbie WilliamsAngels” Arr. Marmpy

Saxophone Ensemble

Soprano sax - Sarah Gill

Alto sax - Cameron Corry- Thomas, Amelie Taunt, Lorelei Cook

Tenor Sax - Jemima Bradfield-Smith

Baritone Sax - Benjamin Cooper

 Manuel De Falla 3 of Seven Spanish Folksongs [1914]

El Pano Moruno [The Moorish Cloth]

                Asturiana

                Seguidilla Murciana

Vocal solo – Helen Duggan

With Malcolm Cole Piano

 

Interval

 

Traditional  “Ar Hyd Y Nos “ (The Live Long Night or Poor Mary Anne)

Traditional Welsh Air arranged for harp or pianoforte by C.Neville and edited for lever harp by Frances M Thiele           

Harp Solo Fran Thiele

 

Manuel de Falla- Kriesler

“Danse Espagnole” from ‘La Vida Breve ‘

Violin Solo Henry Vyhnal

With Malcolm Cole Piano

                       

Mozart

“Duette 6 fur 2 Klarinetten

Duo 1 Allegro and Andante Sostenuto Cantabile movements,                      Sue Morris and Sarah Gill - Clarinet duet

 

Traditional

Mason’s Apron

King of the Fairies

Sacred Heart College Irish Fiddle Session

                       

Kevin Brown

            Game of Thrones fanfare

Sacred Heart College Brass Choir

Harrison Gatt

Lewis Gatt

Isabel Zarkov

Sue Morris

 

                       

 

 

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