Posted on September 14, 2018

Philadelphiasinger and songwriter supreme, Kurt Vile brings his Violators back to Australia hot on the heels of his sprawling new album, Bottle It In. Kurt Vile and the Violators play Wollongong on April 16 and Canberra on April 17 with special guests, RVG.


Bottle It In is the almighty follow up to last year’s Kurt Vile / Courtney Barnett collaboration, Lotta Sea Lice. Kurt’s previous albums include Wakin on a Pretty Daze, Smoke Ring for My Halo and, most recently, “b’lieve i’m goin down.” He played a singing squirrel on the HBO animated series “Animals,” and appearedon the television show “Portlandia.” In 2013, the city of Philadelphia named August 28th ‘Kurt Vile Day’. Bottle It In by Kurt Vile is out October 12 via Remote Control. Proudly presented by Mistletone and Yours & Owls.


One of the most critically and commercially acclaimed artists of the last decade, Kurt Vile will release Bottle It In on October 12th on Matador Records. His new song ‘Bassackwards’ follows previously released Bottle It In single, ‘Loading Zones’, an ode to the parking challenges in Vile’s native Philadelphia, described alternately as “Vile at his comforting, shaggy best” (The Guardian), and an “ambiguous rumination on small town life” (MOJO). The epic, loping ‘Bassackwards’ is the album’s beating heart and Vile’s most compelling evocation of how he sees the world: “I was on the ground circa Planet Earth, but out of sorts,” he sings over a gently psychedelic bed of backmasked guitars. “But I snapped back, baby, just in time to jot it down.” Travel can inspire in surprising ways: Kurt Vile discovered as much making his first record in three years, the eclectic and electrifying Bottle It In, which he recorded at various studios around the country over two very busy years, during sessions that usually punctuated the ends of long tours or family road trips. Every song, whether it’s a concise and catchy pop composition or a sprawling guitar epic, becomes a journey unto itself, taking unexpected detours, circuitous melodic avenues, or open-highway solos. If Vile has become something of a rock guitar god-a mantle he would dismiss out of humility but also out of a desire to keep getting better, to continue absorbing new music, new sounds, new ideas-it’s due to his precise, witty playing style, which turns every riff and rhythm into points on a map and takes the scenic route from one to the next.


Using past albums as points of departure, Bottle It In heads off in new directions, pushing at the edges of the map into unexplored territory: Here be monster jams. These songs show an artist who is still evolving and growing: a songwriter who, like his hero John Prine, can make you laugh and break your heart, often in the same line, as well as a vocalist who essentially rewrites those songs whenever he sings them in his wise, laconic jive-talkin’ drawl. He revels in the minutiae of the music-not simply incorporating new instruments but emphasizing how they interact with his guitar and voice, how the glockenspiel evokes cirrocumulus clouds on “Hysteria,” how Kim Gordon’s “acoustic guitar distortion” (her term) engulfs everything at the end of “Mutinies,” how the banjo curls around his guitar lines and backing vocals from Lucius to lend a high-lonesome aura to “Come Again.”


Tickets: $67.49 Inc BF

Wollongong UniBar: Tue 16 April, 2019 – here

Canberra ANU: Wed 17 April, 2019 – here


Posted on September 13, 2018

‘Yours & Owls + FRNDS. are joining forces once again to bring you an incredible series of events this coming silly season!


Life After Dark 2.0 we welcome MOTEZ!! One of the most exciting Aussie producer / dj / musicians is coming to Wollongong this September to headline our second party for the season and as part of an Official Y&O Fringe Event.


Tickets for this hot event are available through moshtix, we’re expecting a sell out so jump on tickets early and while they are cheap!’


Friday, September 21

Tickets: Second Release: $25.00 + bf – here.


Posted on September 6, 2018

We’re back for another month. For those unfamiliar with the Boogie, we have two core aims – to celebrate the melting pot of creativity that exists within our community, and provide a platform for this creativity to thrive. It’s a place where local and national music are orbited by an array of creative energy feat. live art, cinematography, photography, independent fashion and interactive concept installations. indulge & explore.


This month we welcome one of our personal favourite headliners to date, Sydney’s Body Type.

With very special guests:
– dave
– Approachable Members of Your Local Community

Live Creative Line-Up:
– Ruby Boland
– Becky Katarina
– Caitlin Ross
– Jacob Moon
– VeGong Girls


A number of Boog’s have already run dry with their tickets this year, so grab one soon if you would like to join.


Thursday, September 20

Tickets: $15 + BF – here.


Posted on August 30, 2018

Ultimate party connoisseurs Astral People and Yours and Owls combine forces this New Years Eve for their Bulli beachside warehouse party, Last Dance. Presented in conjunction with FBi Radio and Resident Advisor, Last Dance is your unique and fresh offering for bringing in the New Year. Only one hour south of Sydney, with a lineup of international & local heavyweight artists across two curated stages, Last Dance is not to be missed.

Leading the monumental line-up is Motor City Drum Ensemble, set to bring the heat with his retro and futuristic styles until the clock strikes closer to midnight. After exploding onto the scene in 2008, the German house pioneer, one-man show and expert in firing up dance floors makes a welcome return to Australian shores. The now legendary Raw Cuts series appears on his eponymous MCDE-label and will no doubt be heard when his internationally acclaimed set plays out within a warehouse setting, proving why he’s ranked among the Top 10 all-time charted artists on Resident Advisor.

Situated only minutes from Bulli Beach, Last Dance is unlike any other New Years celebration on offer. A welcomed alternative to camping festivals and packed-out clubs, and just a short trip down south from Sydney, the warehouse vibe of Last Dance is the perfect middle-ground for a music-fuelled, friend-filled New Years. The full lineup will be revealed in the coming weeks, only further confirming Last Dance is a sure fire way to start 2019 right. Early bird tickets are now on sale and not something to sleep on.

Saturday, December 31

First Release – $84.90 inc. BF – here.


Posted on August 30, 2018

Frenchy is back – bigger, better and lankier than ever! After selling out 2018 Australian festival seasons, Edinburgh Fringe in the UK and a successful regional tour of Oz, Frenchy is ready to hit National Comedy Tour again with a brand-new show.


With the language of a sailor and the face of a boat, Frenchy’s live shows involve killer one-liners, crowd work, bogan ballads, stories and jokes you won’t be able to repeat the next day.


Frenchy may cross a line at times, or all the time, but he pulls it off with his raffish charm, With cringe-worthy jokes that you just know you shouldn’t laugh at, to straight up side splitters, his comedy is incomparable, unpredictable, offensive and downright humorous gold. If you missed it, you missed out!


Don’t miss out on another epic show from the hilarious, relatable beanstalk his three million social media followers know and love as Frenchy!


Thursday, November 1

Tickets: $39.95 + BF – here.


Posted on August 30, 2018

Following it’s premiere on triple j’s Good Nights, FRITZ takes on teenage heartbreak with the dreamy new single ‘Summer Holiday’ and the announcement of a debut headline tour and appearances at Brisbane’s BIGSOUND.


Lyrically, ‘Summer Holiday’ touches on incredibly relatable teenage emotions. “it’s about losing friends, a boyfriend, and inner confidence, consecutively,” says FRITZ. “It’s very over dramatic and naive though, considering I’m only 18 and basically singing about how being dumped by my first boyfriend was the worst thing that has ever happened to me, when really it wasn’t. ‘Summer Holiday’ is my favourite song I’ve written, or maybe just my favourite riff.”


‘Summer Holiday’ follows the huge success of FRITZ’s ‘Biggest Fool In The World’, the hilarious video for which premiered on triple j Unearthed. Piquing the attention of taste-makers nationwide it gained multiple spins on triple j and was added to Spotify’s Fresh Finds and Chords and Cardigans Playlists in its first week.


2018 is clearly heating up for this bubbly dream-pop newcomer whose secret weapon is A+ on-stage banter and an infectious laugh. Following a huge formative live year supporting the likes of Fazerdaze, WAAX, Jess Locke, Cub Sport, Middle Kids, RAAVE TAPES, The Belligerents and Ruby Fields, FRITZ is finally taking her own show on the road.  Following two showcase performances at Brisbane’s BIGSOUND and a spot on the sold out Yours & Owls festival lineup, the Newcastle native launches her first ever run of headline shows this October at intimate venues across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Wollongong. With so many shows up and down the Coast, there’s no excuse for skipping that ‘Summer Holiday’ this year.


Saturday, October 20

Tickets: $10 + BF – here.


Posted on August 30, 2018

Described by triple j as “the most assured we’ve heard The Rubens yet”, the Menangle band’s third album LO LA RU was a huge moment for the group in 2018. Picking up from where their triple j Hottest 100-topping single ‘Hoops’ left off, the new record features exuberant party jam ‘Million Man’ and album standout, ‘Never Ever (feat. Sarah)’ – a powerful duet that won the hearts of music fans across the world.


After spending close to three months on the road support P!NK on her mammoth Australian tour, The Rubens are now gearing up for a huge run of shows of their own, where they’ll be playing new songs to fans alongside classics such as ‘Hoops’, ‘My Gun’, ‘Lay It Down’ and more.


Friday, November 23

Tickets: $50 + BF – here.


Posted on August 30, 2018

Harts is the nom de plume of Indian-born, Australian-based musician, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music producer Darren Hart, whose singular blend of funk, jazz, blues, psychedelic rock, and indie electronic has drawn comparisons to Prince, Jimi Hendrix, and Lenny Kravitz, among others. Wishfulness, the latest track from Harts is due to be released on the 24th of August.


To coincide with his upcoming releases Harts is touring Australia, as he takes his expanded live setup, Australia wide for the first time. His new shows will be a great opportunity to see him perform his new music, with a bigger, expanded live band. Its going to be an all new, intimate and experimental show.


Thursday, November 22

Tickets: $25 + BF – here.


Posted on August 30, 2018

Following hot on the heels of last month’s exciting album reveal, Brisbane favourites Dead Letter Circus have now announced a huge summer tour to accompany and dropped a brand new piece of music.


Kicking off in November, the Dead Letter Circus Album Tour will see the band bring their fierce live set to stages across Bunbury, Margaret River and Perth, through to Adelaide and Canberra and the east coast – with regional shows in between. These dates will be the first run of shows since the band’s small intimate club run back in June.


“We’re so psyched to finally give this album over to the people” says front man Kim Benzie. Taking all these new songs on the road to some of our favourite places in Australia will be a blast! This is the beginning of a whole new chapter for the DLC family and we can’t wait!”


Tickets are on sale NOW. All tickets include a digital copy of the brand new self-titled album released on September 21st. See for all details.


To coincide with the tour announce, Dead Letter Circus will also share new music in the form of album track ‘Running Out Of Time’ – an atmospheric call to arms with an urgent lyrical message. ‘Running Out Of Time’ is the third track to be lifted from Dead Letter Circus hotly anticipated self-titled album and follows singles ‘The Armour You Own’ and ‘The Real You’. Dead Letter Circus will be released worldwide on September 21 and is available for pre-order now.



 Wollongong – Saturday, December 15 – here.

Canberra – Sunday, December 16 – here.


Posted on August 23, 2018

Australian punk rock mini-festival GINGERFEST returns in 2018.

And it’s back in a big way.


The Remembering the Ginger Ninja team is stoked to be working with the Yours & Owls group to bring you this year’s event, back in Canberra. GINGERFEST 2018 will be hosted by MOLO LIVE @ The Australian National University on Saturday December 15, 2018 and we are also delighted to have central coast’s SIX STRING BREWING CO. serving up delicious schooners of craft beer throughout the event.


Australian skate punk legends BODYJAR will headline this year’s event. After a bit of a hiatus, “The JAR” will be heading to the Nations Capital for the first time in 13 long years! Back with a vengeance and with the recent release of their latest EP ‘Terra Firma’, “The Jar” are match fit and ready to rock your socks off.


This year’s event is also the first to feature international acts on the lineup, with acclaimed musician/composer/producer/genius JEFF ROSENSTOCK stopping by with his 5 piece band. Stowed away in Jeff’s luggage, and making his 2nd trip to Australia this year, the always entertaining DAN POTTHAST will be touring with JEFF playing keyboard/guitar and has also promised to also give us a classic acoustic Dan P set.


Adelaide’s hard touring party punks (and Gingerfest alumni) HIGHTIME return for this year’s event, as do Sydney’s rock n’ roll blended ska band BAGSTER, who have come out of hibernation for the event. EBOLAGOLDFISH & NERDLINGER will also be making the trek from Sydney, with Nerdlinger fresh from their first tour of the USA and performances at punk rock super-festival THE FEST in Gainesville Florida. GINGERFEST 2018 will also see the one-time reformation of Canberra’s EPIC FLAGON. Anyone who was going to shows last decade will remember these guys fondly. Also representing Canberra will be SKETCH METHOD – one of the hardest working, dedicated and entertaining punk bands we’ve seen in recent years. LINCOLN LE FEVRE & THE INSIDERS and HANNY J will be doing the rounds with JEFF ROSENSTOCK and we are stoked to also have them join the fest. In between bands – there’s plenty happening in the beer garden, with performances from DONNY MCFADDEN (Lamexcuse), VETTY VIALS, AZIM ZAIN and BEN THE RED all promising to bring pleasing sounds to your ears.


As well as being a celebration of inclusive punk rock culture, GINGERFEST is a boutique music event that was born to celebrate the life of Nicky Sofer-Schreiber (aka ‘The Ginger Ninja’), who was tragically murdered in his own home in Canberra in late 2013. One of punk rock’s most dedicated fans, The Ginger Ninja was much loved throughout the punk scene in Australia and abroad. Turning 32 on December 16 this year, everyone at ANU will be sure to raise a glass once the clock hits midnight.


With no other music festival in the ACT quite like it, this December GINGERFEST 2018 is where you want to be to truly welcome in the silly season.


Remember the Ginger Ninja.


Saturday, December 15

Tickets: $44.80 + BF – here.