Bonobo - The North Borders Album Tour with special guests Oisima & Flamingo
Wednesday, 8th January 2014
Governor Hindmarsh (The Gov), 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh
After a completely sold out run in 2011, Bonobo returns to Australia off the back of his fifth and most successful album, The North Borders.
Marking a decade since the release of his earthy electronic masterpiece Dial 'M' for Monkey, Ninja Tune stalwart Simon Green makes his return to Australia including his Opera House debut with his pioneering brand of live-band electronica - mixing the danceable, the downbeat, and new mesmeric re-works.
Notching a staggering 50 million plays online and screen features from the likes of Lost and Gossip Girl to Cartoon Network, Bonobo has firmly belied early 'easy listening' tags through a five-album journey of otherworldly, culture-crossing electronica - sitting in a rare league alongside label mates Amon Tobin and the Cinematic Orchestra. A beacon to a new generation of homemade producers including Mount Kimbie, Floating Points and Lapalux, Bonobo has cemented his genre-weaving sound amongst critics and fans alike with the harp-laden single 'Ketto' and third album Days to Come, voted 2006's 'Album of the Year' by listeners in BBC Radio 1's Worldwide Awards.
Combining experimental warmth and skipping breakbeat samples with the chilled post-party rhythms of Green's DJ beginnings, Bonobo's headphone masterpieces transform on stage into lushly orchestrated suites and larger-than-life, big band jams. Performing with new vocalist Szjerdene - the latest in an elusive line of guests that includes Erykah Badu, Flying Lotus-collaborator Andreya Triana and Bajka - Bonobo will now take centre-stage in what is destined to be another sellout tour.
Due to popular demand Pete Murray has added a string of regional dates to his national 'Feeler 10 Year Anniversary' Tour kicking off in January.
Much to the delight of music fans across Australia, Pete Murray will stretch the tour to regional cities across WA, SA, QLD, NSW, ACT and NT - bringing his original band 'The Stonemasons' along for the ride.
Ten years ago, Pete Murray released his definitive album Feeler in Australia. It marked the end of his promising sporting career and the dawn of a hugely successful music career. A decade later, Pete Murray has just released a 10 year anniversary edition of this definitive album, re-mastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. It also includes a bonus CD featuring the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra performing Feeler in full, mixed with original album masters.
To commemorate the anniversary, Pete will be touring Australia in Jan-April 2014 performing Feeler in its entirety along with all the favourites, with members of his original band The Stonemasons. Along with his band of muso brothers, Pete will be reliving the magic of this classic album and that special time for many Australians.
The 'Feeler 10 Year Anniversary' National Tour will zig zag across Australia from Margaret River to Woodside, Sydney, Darwin and in between. Fans from around the country will be able to reminisce on the album Feeler that became synonymous with the laid back lifestyle of Aussie summers. It's hard to listen to the album and not be reminded of a particular time in your life - of relaxing in the sunshine with a cold beverage and spending time with friends having fun. It seemed everyone in Australia at some point owned a copy of Feeler.
The album reached #1 on the national ARIA charts, sold over 7 x platinum, was nominated for a whopping 12 x ARIA Awards and spent over two and half years, yes years, in the Top 100.
Relive the iconic Feeler album with Pete Murray - tour throughout Jan-April 2014 with his original band 'The Stonemasons'.
Kid Mac's second album release, 'Head Noise', with the explosive first single 'Bustin' Down The Door' featuring Sam Perry.
Kid Mac will head out on a national album tour in Australia supporting the release of 'Head Noise' - tour dates below - but not before touring both here and in Canada with renowned rap artist Mickey Avalon, and an exclusive performance at the Playboy Mansion in Hollywood at their infamous annual Halloween party.
Proving his versatility as an award winning musician (2012 Music Oz Independent Music Awards' Artist Of The Year) and filmmaker (Best Director and Best Cinematography for his feature Fighting Fear at this year's prestigious AACTA's), Mac has also had his hands full filming his reality TV show 'The Crew' - that follows the mad adventures of Mac and his two best mates - which enjoyed a highly successful first season on Foxtel's Fuel TV and is currently shooting season two which will air on Network 9's GO channel.
Kid Mac has also been picked up as one of the official Ambassadors for the elite brand Shure, joining artists such as Empire Of The Sun and The Presets. He is also an Official Ambassador for Italian sunglasses brand Kito and will launch a special Kid Mac edition of sunglasses in conjunction with the Head Noise album release.
Head Noise - a personal inward journey of the busy heart and mind - written and produced by Kid Mac, was recorded with Ryan Enright in his Bondi Beach studio and mixed by Scott Horscroft (Silverchair, Birds of Tokyo, The Presets, The Sleepy Jackson, The Panics, Little Red) at Archangelsky Studios in Mangrove Creek. The only feature artist on the record is long time friend and tour partner, Perth based UK beat box maestro Sam Perry.
SINGLE 'BUSTIN' DOWN THE DOOR OUT NOW : ALBUM 'HEAD NOISE - OUT NOW!
HEAD NOISE TOUR DATES Wednesday November 13 - Mojo's Bar - Fremantle Thursday November 14 - Prince Of Wales, Bunbury - WA Friday November 15 - Ya Ya's - Northbridge - WA Saturday November 16 - Settlers Tavern -Margaret River- WA Sunday November 17 - Indi Bar -Scarborough- WA Friday November 22 - Beach Hotel -ByronBay- NSW Saturday November 23 - Solbar -SunshineCoast- QLD Sunday November 24SurfersParadiseBeerGarden- SurfersParadise- QLD Friday November 29 - Torquay Hotel - Torquay - VIC Saturday November 30 - Ding Dong Lounge - Melbourne - VIC Friday December 6 -OxfordArt Factory -Sydney- NSW Friday December 13 - The Great Northern Hotel - Newcastle- NSW Saturday December 14 - Ed Castle - Adelaide - SA Sunday December 15 - Festival Of The Sun Recovery Party - Port Macquarie- NSW
FOR YOUR LOVE: 60s British Rock Invasion Tribute Show - XMAS SHOW
Saturday, 21st December 2013
Governor Hindmarsh (The Gov), 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh
2Tone Entertainment is proud to present FOR YOUR LOVE: THE 60S BRITISH ROCK INVASTION Tribute Show this summer, back by popular demand, presenting an unforgettable multi-media journey through the music of the 1960s. Legendary hit songs, irresistible grooves, great harmonies and non-stop dancing.
During the 1960s, the British made their mark on the world's popular music market by taking on the United States with their own brand of chart topping rock and roll. While The Beatles and the Rolling Stones made an indelible mark on the new musical landscape, there were many other Brit Rock bands that also left a legacy of unforgettable and brilliant pop music.
FOR YOUR LOVE: THE 60s BRITISH ROCK INVASION presents the music of legendary 60s British bands that in their day, ruled the world, including: The Kinks, The Animals, The Zombies, The Hollies, Spencer Davis Group, Manfred Mann, The Who, The Yardbirds, and of course, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. The proven popular show also features a tribute to the women of the 60s brit-rock era including Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, Petula Clarke and Sandy Shaw.
For the show, Narmon 'Brother T' Tulsi has brought together musicians with an intimate knowledge of the music of the 60s through their experiences with popular Australian bands like The Twilights, The Boys and Muskat. "I've always been interested in hits from the past - I've learnt so much about songwriting from them, and there are so many great songs that were written in the 60s that have stood the test of time.
"In the show we're also featuring images of the artists that made these songs famous. We're using revolutionary SA-based multi-media 'StageDirector' technology to coordinate a visually stunning show that has proved to be very popular. It means that fans will see the original artists who wrote or performed the songs and made them hits back in the 60s as we perform their classics live on stage. And the band really do the songs justice. In fact, some of the band members actually toured during the 60s with the artists that we're featuring!"
Limited Dinner and Show tickets available through The Gov with our EXCLUSIVE XMAS MENU for $65
Phone 8340 0744 today to Book in with the lovely ladies, Rachael or Deb.
Doors open 6:00pm for Dinner
Show starts: 7:30pm
Show tickets are $35 on the door, so pre-buy to access your discounted Show Only ticket today!
POND - "Hobo Rocket Australian Tour" with Special Guests
Friday, 13th December 2013
Governor Hindmarsh (The Gov), 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh
Rarely considered a band to rest on their laurels, Pond have just gifted to the world their 5th LP in as many years, Hobo Rocket. Recorded in July 2012, mid-Australian tour on the back of their US, UK and European adventures, Hobo Rocket is 40 minutes of imperfectly perfect emotion, aligning with the band's MO to capture the intensity and rawness of a Pond live show.
As anyone who has experienced this will tell you, it's pretty much like a punch in the face. A punch that you really really really freaking enjoy. Singles "Xanman" and "Giant Tortoise" have been gathering airplay around the world like snowballs in an avalanche and the accolades and praise are following suit.
Nick describes the release as "...kind of mindset of finding our own little place in music, and being more of a functioning band, which is what makes it noisier and denser. This one we went as brutally hard as we would at a show. We wanted the songs to sound loose and live." And we can't wait to see Hobo Rocket in all its live glory. Bring on those knuckle sandwiches.
Our final Villa show of 2014 comes in the form of a triple-header of biblical proportions... It's been a massive year to say the least, so it's only fitting that we end it with an absolute monster! All the way from the USA, UK & NZ we bring you the very best and freshest in tear-out drum & bass, dubstep, trap & more for a night that simply can't be missed!
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to circumstances beyond our control, Teddy Killerz have been forced to cancel their December 2013 Australian tour. Don't despair though because the wheels are already well in motion to bring them out very early next year... Watch this space....
However, this show must go on. We promised you a "Triple-header of epic proportions" and we're not going to let a little thing like unforeseen circumstances stop us from delivering on this promise. So we are to announce and welcome back to Villa, Perth favorite Dose (NZ)!!
DIESELBOY [Human Imprint, SubHuman] For over two decades one of the world's great ambassadors of drum 'n' bass and more recently dubstep, Dieselboy, also known as Damian Higgins, is America's most iconic underground bass music curator and pioneer. He was the first drum 'n' bass artist to chart a single on Billboard's dance chart with "Invid" in 2000, and the first American voted into the UK-based Drum & Bass Arena Top 10 DJs online poll in 2004. He has appeared on magazine covers, been heard on MTV, ESPN and numerous video games, and sponsored by DC Shoes and Pioneer Pro DJ.
In 2002, Dieselboy founded Human Imprint, the drum 'n' bass imprint of electronic dance music label System Recordings. HUMAN moved to the forefront of the North American dnb movement, its catalog evolving into an international rogue's gallery of dnb heavyweights with cutting edge singles, EP's and mixed CD's that stand as futuristic dnb classics. Human releases include Dieselboy's "projectHUMAN" (2002) and "The Dungeonmaster's Guide" (2004), as well as releases by a number of other artists. In April 2006, Dieselboy released his first Human Imprint compilation, a 2XCD set called "The HUMAN Resource", which debuted at #14 on the Billboard electronic album chart.In July 2009, Human Imprint parted amicably from System Recordings and in 2010 Dieselboy launched the Subhuman Imprint for dubstep and electro releases.
A passionate connoisseur of food, books and film, Dieselboy has continuously raised the bar for mixtapes and mixed CD compilations as art forms, and each from 1992 to his 2013 tour de force "Beyond The Bassline" stands the test of time. State of the art showcases of producers and graphic artists of each respective era, Dieselboy's mixes have been described as "cinematic" and "intoxicating."
An inspiration for generations of DJs, Dieselboy's longevity and relevance in a mercurial industry is a tribute to his relentless drive to create "amazing" experiences for his fans in their iPods and at his legendary live shows.
XKORE [Inspected] The term bass music is all too-often overused to bracket UK music of a certain low-end frequency together. But for 19 year-old xKore (pronounced as ex-core), his diverse productions and already brimming cannon of exquisitely produced music is deserving of a wide spread and eclectic bracket - if you must choose to include him in one, that is. If it's frenetic, sharply tweaked drum beats and musically reinforced, melodic bass lines you're after, you can be safe in the knowledge that xKore's etched his name into uniquely heavy slabs of futurism soaked, contemporary dance floor music. Just ask the likes of Skream & Benga, Dillon Francis, Borgore and many more household names from across electronic music's leading lights, all of whom have cottoned on to his mean, lean experimental sound.
xKore first burst onto the scene with a free track entitled 'Hello' last October (which has now broken the one million mark on UKF). Ever since then (and in the space of just a year and a half) he's notched up a selection of evolving releases, etching his name into some of the underground's leading stables and avoiding the' dubstep-by-numbers' template that plagues the scene; turning his hand to a range of styles, from his blistering debut EP Domination on Cognition to the Full Russian EP on Buygore, Lazershark EP for GAWA and recent EP Stabs for Inspected.
Things have really started to blossom for the young xKore when his remix of Sub Focus' 'Falling Down' smashed its way to No.1 on the Dubstep Top 100 Chart, and has propelled him to the forefront of the current musical explosion. With forthcoming remixes for the likes of drum and bass veteran Metrik on Viper Recordings, UK urban collective The Foreign Beggars and a full, second release coming up on Inspected, xKore's grabbing the bull by the horns with intense vigor and galvanized spirit.
As xKore's sound progresses alongside his formative years, his growing trajectory shows no sign of letting up, as he continues to fuse together the best of all contemporary dancefloor music into his own brand of heavyweight destroyers. The future holds no limits for this titan of 'bass culture' - so make sure you don't sleep on him for one second.
DOSE DOSE, Is a New Zealand artist based in Auckland. Since his debut release in 2006 he has performed & toured countless DJ sets across New Zealand, Australia, Europe and UK. Featuring at events such as Ram & Shogun in London and numerous other festivals and events Dose has built a well respected reputation as both a Headline act and as Solo artist with both his Djing and his production.
Boasting around 60 Drum & Bass releases internationally Dose has forged a unique and distinctive sound. Having released on numerous high profile labels such as Subtitles UK, Renegade Hardware, Commercial Suicide & more recently Andy C's RAM Records. Dose's tracks are a regular feature in clubs around the globe by a full spectrum of Dj's.
2013/4 holds a busy release schedule from Dose with a debut release on Ram Records for Andy C's Nightlife CD & EP release and with a debut album under construction we can expect to see a LP release in 2014.
Dose has developed an experienced and mature approach to Djing and Production, and with sets containing a well tasted & delivered selection of original and International content, Dose is a unique talent who holds true to being great example of an underground Artist who stands by his sound and his Technique.
Artist Voice presents I Am Giant - Razor Wire Reality Tour
Saturday, 8th February 2014
Goodgod Small Club, 53-55 Liverpool St, Sydney
For the last few months I Am Giant been calling Biarrtz, France their home while recording their sophomore album, the highly anticipated follow up to their critically acclaimed debut 'The Horrifying Truth'.
Co produced by Forrester Saville (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus, Helmut), bassist Paul Matthews and drummer Shelton Woolright, the first single 'Razor Wire Reality' will be released on December 6th via Sony Music.
The video was shot in Germany by award winning director/producer team Soren and Martin from Berlin based company Mutter and Vater (Bring Me The Horizon, Crystal Castles)
Governor Hindmarsh (The Gov), 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh
For the first time on tour in Australia together, Melvins and Helmet! Lovers of hard rock and sludge rejoice! Two of America's finest are hitting our shores this December. Celebrating their 30 year anniversary, experimental sludge godfathers Melvins will be joined by alt metal virtuosi Helmet in a run of shows around the country.
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE & GO IN THE DRAW TO WIN! A COLLECTOR'S EDITION T-SHIRT & POSTER* Purchase one or more tickets online via moshtix to Melvins & Helmet at The Gov and go in the draw to win a collector's edition Melvins & Helmet tour t-shirt and poster. Hurry, competition closes 12noon Weds 4 Dec.
Melvins have released a veritable 'shitload' (their words) of albums over the past 30 years, the most recent being a covers collection called 'Everybody Loves Sausages'.
"Has it really only been 30 years?" asked singer/guitar player Buzz Osborne. "Dang! Thanks to everyone who's been there for us! It's been an exciting trip and I probably should have listened and learned more. I apologize for anything I've ever done wrong and for anything I'm going to do wrong... Ha!"
Meanwhile, Helmet, fronted by Page Hamilton, have been playing their own brand of heavy music around since 1989, putting their offbeat time signatures and dense chords to tape and releasing 7 studio albums and touring the world constantly. It's this intelligent musicality that also led Page to work on scores for numerous Hollywood films (including S.W.A.T, Titus, and Saw) as well as providing guest guitar for artists such as David Bowie, Joe Henry and Therapy?.
"The first Melvins/Helmet tour was in 1991 or '92; the 4 Helmet guys and 3 Melvins guys piled in one van with 2 bands worth of gear and braved massive snowstorms and overnight drives. Needless to say we are looking forward to our Australian tour with our long-time friends minus the overnight drives, blizzards and floor surfing." - Page Hamilton
This December, prepare to have your ear-holes pummeled as two legendary bands land at a venue near you.
Melvins & Helmet Australian Tour 2013 TICKETS ON SALE 9AM THURSDAY 12th SEPTEMBER
* COMPETITION TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: Entrants must be Australian residents, over 18 years old, and purchase one or more valid tickets from www.moshtix.com.au to Melvins & Helmet on Monday 16 December 2013 at The Governor Hindmarsh in Adelaide. Employees (and their immediate families) of Principal Entertainment, agencies or companies associated with the conduct of this Promotion, are ineligible to enter the Promotion. Competition commences at 12:00PM AEDT 19/11/13 and concludes at 12:00PM AEDT 04/12/13. The prize winner will be drawn at random from all valid competition entries received. The draw will take place at 40 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006 at 17:00 AEDT 04/12/13. The winner will be determined by Principal Entertainment in its sole discretion and the decision is final. You will be contacted via phone and email in order to arrange the delivery of the prize, at the expense of Principal Entertainment. Total prize value is no less than AUD$250.00.
Genesis Industries and the Sydney Trance Family have surely made an impact on Australia's EDM scene, and now that Genesis have launched their new weekly club night VOODOO, which has showcase all the finest dj's & producers from around the world, Voodoo is proud to present UMMET OZCAN
After Ummet's last appearance at Voodoo earlier this year, Genesis is proud to announce his return on the 3rd of January 2014, with an arsenal of new productions we are in for a massive treat.
With an all star local lineup across three rooms this night is set to explode as we welcome the new year. Friday 3rd January 2013 Home Nightclub - 101/1 Wheat Rd, Cocklebay Wharf, Darling Harbour 10pm till late
Here we go. Technically our first party for the summer and we're going LARGE. It's the long awaited second coming of DERRICK MAY to Picnic!!
So the dude finished high school with his buddies Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson, the "Belleville Three", and happened to invent techno. Thanks Derrick! Of the handful of people who can legitimately be called Detroit legends, he's well and truly at the top of the bunch and he's stayed there for the best part of three decades. Beyond all the things that make him such a key historical figure in the scene - Strings of Life, Nude Photo, It Is What It Is, all that genre-defining business - he's still at the top of his game both behind the decks and in the studio. Earlier in the year he pulled together a stunning disc on 'We Love... Detroit' (the other being mixed by Jimmy Edgar) which came full circle, encapsulating the truly classic Detroit techno vibe through current tracks by dudes like Andres, KiNK and Carl Craig. We had the extreme pleasure of partying with him a couple of years ago, and now the legend is back for round two at Picnic! Kali will be warming up the floor when we open at 11pm, then it's over to Derrick for as long as he's feeling it - an extended set of pure dance magic.
DAHLIA DIOR - SPAIN AND BEYOND - Musical treasures of the Mediterranean
Sunday, 15th December 2013
Blue Beat, 16-18 Cross St., Double Bay
Fantastic end-of-year multi-cultural musical celebration..a dynamic showcase of rich and exotic songs from Spain, Greece, France, Turkey, Israel, and Morocco...
In Spain and Beyond DAHLIA DIOR will transport you from the exotic sounds of Moorish Spain into the rich musical tapestry of the Mediterranean, including hot-blooded Spanish and Ladino songs La Serena and Angelitos Negros; the evocative allure of Mon Amour Aranjuez; the popular Turkish hit made famous by Eartha Kit Uskudar; the Greek folk melodies Yerakina and Misirlou; the passionate Israeli Keren Or with its dazzling percussive artistry; the rousing desert sounds of Innocent and Middle East pleading for the fate of refugees; the well known Judeo-Spanish song Adio Querida in tango style with castanet flair; and Adamo's world music classic Inshallah.
Once again Dahlia will be accompanied by some of Sydney's finest musicians, with musical director Llew Kiek (guitar, oud, bouzouki), Mark Ginsburg (saxophone), Mark Szeto (double bass), Chris Fields (drums), Marilyn Schock (castanets), plus the dazzling vocal harmonies of the Songster Trio, Andrea Catzel, Judy Campbell and David Gal..
Jerusalem-born Dahlia commenced singing at a very early age, quickly establishing herself as one of the most popular performing artists in Israel, climaxing with her starring role in the Israeli musical - Kazablan (Israeli version of West Side Story), which ran for 2 years. She is a singer of enormous vitality and energy, and her styles include jazz, blues, torch songs, and international cabaret. Dahlia can authentically sing and interpret songs from all over the world, and is indeed one of the most versatile vocalists, singing in over 20 languages. She began her international career in London's prominent West End clubs including the Astor Club and George Raft's Colony Club on Berkley Square, and also in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Manila and Bangkok. In Australia Dahlia has performed on the same bill with legends, Ray Charles, Matt Monro, Blood Sweat and Tears, Lulo Reinhardt, and the famous Metropolitan Opera tenor, Jan Peerce.
"Dahlia does it all. She is relaxed, has great presence and charm, and is a communicator, delivering her own style and personality with tremendous energy and powerful voice. A natural singer and performer, she makes every song her own". - Variety Magazine
"I mentioned passion. That's the quality along with a superb vocal instrument that Dior brings to her performance at its best... The voice can rock rafters and she can hold a note without a trace of tremolo for what seems a small eternity - big lungs, great control, perfect technique. Here not only the voice but the face, the entire being of the artist is radiant". -Peter Morrison - The Australian Jewish News