February 2011

wha' happenin'?

Ruby for Lucy
are almost fresh out of frocks, having played at so many different festivals and parties of late.

There was the Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival, Folk In Broke, the Illawarra Folk Festival and soon Cobargo Folk Festival (end Feb) and Nannup Music Festival (March - playing on the same bill as Darren Hanlon and Claire Bowditch, how exciting)!

Oh, and they also played at Baz Luhrmann's Mum's Wedding in December! At Baz's house, no less!!

Meanwhile, they have just been invited to perform at the Australian Film Festival Opening Night after party on the 2nd of March. There may still be some tickets left here

You can get Catching Bream here

Agnes Kain 2011 China Tour
Agnes Kain is not a woman, but the female-male duo of Chanelle Afford and Stefan Simunic. The multi-instrumentalists from Sydney, Australia, offer modest indie pop tunes with a folky bent on their 2007 debut album, Keep Walking or Iíll Kill You. Recorded in their spare room, it features Affordís slightly quavering, high vocals, with frequent use of melodica, piano, and glockenspiel differentiating it from the standard indie guitar rock base. Tour dates here and more info here

will supporting one of the bands (the Clean) on the label (Flying Nun) that inspired the Half A Cow label. We're talking about all that 1982-1986 stuff like the Chills, the Stones, the DoubleHappys, JPSE, Tall Dwarfs, Look Blue Go Purple and...(phew!) the Clean, who will be playing at the Factory Theatre, Marrickville (Sydney) on March 9th. With Smudge and San Fran's Sonny and the Sunsets. Oh, what a night!

Smudge, Dog Trumpet and Grand Banks playing at the Petersham Bowls Club on Friday 25th February.

the Triangles
what a year they had in 2010 with a number one single in Spain and a couple of return shows in Melbourne at the end of the year. If you've been wondering what the 'ba ba ba ba da ba' song is in that Jetstar ad...well, that's Applejack, the song that Spain (and quite a lot of the rest of the world) fell in love with.

Nic Dalton and his Gloomchasers
Play All Night album getting lots of great reviews. Here's another one. Nic Dalton and his Gloomchasers opening up for Darren Hanlon at the Factory Theatre, Sydney on Friday 4th March. Carry Nation in the middle spot. Be there!

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