SHEPPARD ANNOUNCE ALL AGES SHOW – PLAYING Y&O BIG TOP @ UOW INNOVATION CAMPUS, AUGUST 11
Posted on July 10, 2018
As Wollongong vibrates with the current array of live music events recently announced, Yours & Owls are teaming up with Chugg Entertainment to dish up the cherry on top. Multi-platinum Brisbane sibling super-group Sheppard have just announced they’ll be heading to Wollongong, August 11 as part of Y&O Big Top Series taking place at Wollongong’s Innovation Campus.
Their US top 40 hit “Geronimo” went platinum in 21 countries alongside achieving well over quarter of a BILLION streams. Their recent funk-tinged single “Edge of the Night” became a smash hit in Europe and Latin America and they cemented their global status further with the release of “Coming Home”.
Sheppard returned to their hometown of Brisbane in December of 2015, and headed to North Stradbroke Island for what was a much-needed break to reset and start fresh. “We just blocked ourselves off from that noise. A few days in we thought, ‘There’s no one else here. This is just us,’” George says. “‘Let’s pretend if we were beginning a band, starting from scratch, what would we do?’ That was the turning point.”
The Stradbroke trip also forced the band to ask themselves why they write music. “We realised we do it for ourselves,” George says. “This is our job. This is what we like to do. Let’s keep going and be the very best we can be.”
Following on from this, the band immersed themselves in an intensive series of writing sessions in Los Angeles and will be rolling in hot this August to bring Wollongong a killer, family-friendly show, like it’s never seen before!
Yours & Owls Big Top Edition featuring Sheppard will be the all-ages show of the year with Sheppard set to produce the performance of their career thus far.
STRAWBERRY BOOGIE JULY LINE UP ANNOUNCED – UOW UNIBAR, JULY 26
Posted on July 3, 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, Melbourne’s Press Club.
Live Music Line-Up
The Tipsy Scholars
Jack R Reilly
Live Creative Line-Up
Susan Curtin Art
Fossil Free Wollongong
A number of Boog’s have already run dry with their tickets this year, so grab one soon if you would like to join.
BALL PARK MUSIC & SAN CISCO AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIHALL, SEPTEMBER 14
Posted on June 26, 2018
Two of Australia’s most celebrated indie-pop outfits, Ball Park Music and San Cisco, are thrilled to be joining forces for a co-headline tour this Spring.
It’ll be a unique east meets west affair that will see both bands playing some of the biggest venues of their career – from the Riverstage in Ball Park Music’s hometown, Brisbane, to Melbourne’s Festival Hall, and San Cisco’s local Fremantle Arts Centre.
triple j Unearthed’s J Award nominee Ruby Fields will be chucking on her ‘P Plates’ and bringing her relatable alt-rock to all shows as main support.
2018 has been another bumper year for Ball Park Music. January saw their feel good hit ‘Exactly How You Are’ land at #18 on the triple j’s Hottest 100 Countdown and their critically acclaimed album GOOD MOOD debuted at #5 on ARIA chart in February. What followed was a hugely successful sold out national tour and a headline slot on Groovin’ The Moo.
San Cisco released their third album The Water in 2017 and embarked on one of their biggest tours to date – playing 21 shows in 46 days. They’ve cemented themselves as festival favourites playing Splendour In The Grass, Beyond The Valley and Lost Paradise. Their breezy summer jam ‘Hey, Did I Do You Wrong’ placed at #79 in the Hottest 100.
Don’t miss your chance to catch this memorable tour.
THE WOMBATS ANNOUNCE SPLENDOUR SIDE SHOW – PLAYING UOW INNOVATION CAMPUS, JULY 25
Posted on June 19, 2018
The Wombats have carved out some room in their hectic schedule to add shows in Melbourne and Sydney to their Splendour appearance. The hit rate on these guys is officially getting Beatles-esque as they soak up the praise for their latest album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life and its massive singles Lemon To A Knife Fight and Cheetah Tongue.
That’s not all folks… Splendour is pairing with Yours & Owls and have just announced a mini- festival in sunny Wollongong on Wednesday 25 July headlined by your favourite marsupialswith special guests Elderbrook, plus more acts soon to be announced.
Taking place on the University of Wollongong’s Innovation Campus, this not-to-be-missed event will celebrate Splendour’s imminent arrival by taking some of its biggest draw cards, rolling them up into one huge big top and putting them on show for the people of the ‘Gong.
Touring heavily across the globe with his own headline shows as well as support for artists such as Bonobo and Friendly Fires, Elderbrook will join the Wombats for their Australian leg of their tour.
Providing vocals on Camelphat’s 2017 release ‘Cola’, the massive collaboration proved to be one go the standout tracks of the year and earned both acts a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Record and has gone on to sell over 1m copies globally.
To purchase tickets to The Wombats Wollongong show, join our mailing list above to access pre-sale tix from 9am Thursday 21 June (AEST).
THE SUPERJESUS ARE COMING TO CANBERRA – PLAYING MOLO LIVE, OCTOBER 12
Posted on June 19, 2018
The wait is finally over for fans of The Superjesus! 2016 brought the release of the ‘Love and Violence’ EP following a stellar return to the live circuit after a ten year hiatus.
Following an overwhelming reaction to a one-off reunion show in their hometown of Adelaide, The Superjesus have since completed a sold out national headline tour, sold out national co-headline tours with Baby Animals and The Tea Party, and shared festival stages with Van Halen, Aerosmith and Bryan Adams.
With 3 x ARIA Awards and multi platinum albums; Sumo, Jetage, Rock Music and hit singles Gravity, Secret Agent Man, Shut My Eyes, Down Again and more, The Superjesus are no doubt one of Australia’s most successful and respected rock bands who remain a staple on Aussie rock radio. They have expertly managed to bridge the gap between their instantly recognisable late 90s hits and their current melodic rock sound – bringing together new fans and those who’ve been loyal for 20 years.
Sarah McLeod and Stuart Rudd have stood the test of time, and they now boast matured musicality and more raw energy than ever before.They are currently working on a full length album to be scheduled for 2018, look out.
RAAVE TAPES EXPAND NATIONAL TOUR TO CANBERRA – PLAYING MOLO LIVE, JUNE 30
Posted on June 12, 2018
After thrilling crowds with their victorious set at Groovin The Moo Maitland, RAAVE TAPES have revealed the visual accompaniment for SUDS. The video joins the announcement the dance-punk three-piece embark on a headline national tour with a series of capital city and regional dates.
SUDS addresses the belief that intoxication isn’t an acceptable excuse for poor behaviour. This is the ethos RAAVE TAPES convey in their live show, where having fun is paramount – as long as it’s not at the expense of another individual.
Renowned for their blistering and undeniably jubilant live performances, RAAVE TAPES burst onto the scene in 2016 when they were handpicked by triple j Unearthed to perform at This That Festival. With the 2017 release of breakout singles 2 U XOXO and k bye, the band quickly harnessed an army of dedicated fans.
In the past year, RAAVE TAPES has completed a fifteen-date headline national tour, with multiple sold-out shows, were invited to perform with Northeast Party House, Hockey Dad and The Gooch Palms, in addition to sets at Festival of the Sun, Yours and Owls and Mountain Sounds.
THY ART IS MURDER ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, AUGUST 23
Posted on June 12, 2018
Following the release of their crushing fourth LP ‘Dear Desolation’ which spurred a SOLD OUT Australian tour in February this year, Thy Art Is Murder will bring their relentless aggression to a regional venue near you this August.
Melbourne’s Alpha Wolf (with new vocalist Lochie Keogh) will come along for the ride, as well as two acts from across the ditch; metalcore stalwarts Antagonist A.D and kiwi/euro hardcore inspired Xile.
‘Dear Desolation’ debuted at #5 on the ARIA charts last year, which was just the beginning of yet another slew of successful tour dates around Australia and the globe. Alongside epic international acts Emmure and Fit For An Autopsy, TAIM easily sold out their Australian tour in February this year before charging over to the US for 30+ co-headline dates with slam legends Dying Fetus.
If that isn’t enough, the band are currently undertaking their longest ever European tour, unleashing their chaos onto a new city almost daily. This trip will see them headlining the metal stage of Europe’s beloved Download Festival, and gracing fabled metal festivals With Full Force and Graspop Metal Meeting.
Keeping good company on this regional bombardment, Thy Art will be joined by Melbourne’s Alpha Wolf – who have just returned in full force from a short hiatus with two new members – as well as New Zealand’s Antagonist A.D and hot newcomers Xile.
ALEX THE ASTRONAUT ANNOUNCES TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, JULY 18
Posted on June 12, 2018
Alex the Astronaut has packed a lot of life into her 22 years. Never more so than in 2017 since the March release of her debut EP, To Whom it May Concern.
Alex the Astronaut’s new song, Not Worth Hiding, introduces a subtle change of course. It’s the first taste of her forthcoming EP See You Soon and arrives embedded with the young songwriters already signature stream-of-consciousness lyrics. Only this time Not Worth Hiding reflects a little more of its author. “This should be in your own voice / in your own time” she sings.
That’s a natural progression for Alex, who studies maths and physics when not writing music. As a scientist might, she sees the link between two disciplines.
“I like how science can help you explain the universe using bits of information that on their own wouldn’t mean anything,” she says. “You take data points and put them into a useful context. That helps both you and other people understand something, about earth or the space around us that can help us improve our daily lives.”
Alex says music is similar. “You use little lines written about random events, conversations or newspaper headlines, and eventually build them up into a song other people can relate to,” she says. “And just like science, sometimes people will find what you write helpful and sometimes they won’t. That’s the fun of them both – to look at what you think is important and present it to other people in a way they can understand why it means so much to you.”
Come and catch Alex the Astronaut at UniBar this July!
FLIGHT FACILITIES ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, AUGUST 25
Posted on June 12, 2018
After confirming their now legendary status by instantly selling out a run of dates earlier this year, Australia’s favourite electronic producers Flight Facilities today announce another huge national tour in support of gorgeous new single All Your Love.
Still riding high on the back of the success of recent release Need You, the boys will be showing off their much loved back catalogue and a red hot string of new hits at shows all across the country this August and September.
Four years on from debut album Down To Earth, Flight Facilities could be forgiven for taking some time off to put their feet up. As far as debuts go, theirs was a bonanza. Spawning two symphony concerts, an ARIA award, a Top 5 chart placing and two of the most recognisable Australian dance works of a generation in Crave You and Clair De Lune, the record was a runaway success for the duo.
Not wanting to rest on their laurels and feed the industry beast, the boys decided their next move was to buck the album trend and focus on releasing singles rather than long form projects.
The first salvo was last years Arty Boy, a collaboration with Brisbane songstress Emma Louise that showcased a smooth change in direction, tipping it’s hat ever so slightly to Prince while still maintaining a classic Flight Facilities vibe.
Next cab off the rank was Stranded, an instant classic collaboration created with an international dream team consisting of Broods, Reggie Watts, Saro and instrumentation by Davide Rossi, Touch Sensitive and Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint. This was followed by the currently rotating Need You and now the brand new All Your Love featuring Dustin Tebbutt – a track that somehow manages to fold everything great about Flight Facilities into 4 and a half minutes of glacially building brilliance.
Hitting some of Australia’s most iconic venues, the extensive All Your Love tour will give punters a chance to drink in these newest concoctions at shows in Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Melbourne.