Eliza Hull
Apr
21
8:00 PM20:00

Eliza Hull

Eliza Hull’s upcoming EP ‘How We Disappeared’, is due for release in June 2018.

These five new songs were written by Eliza on her piano, and then taken into the studio and recorded live with a band in Melbourne, bringing the songs to life organically with producer Jono Steer.

The first taste of the EP is the upcoming single ‘Hard Way’ - a raw, gritty and bold song about learning to move on from a toxic relationship, where someone was trying to change you.

Eliza Hull is known for her stirring lyrics and haunting vocals, recently Eliza's music has developed into a rich soundscape of indie, pop tinged tracks, which showcase her development as a songwriter.Eliza’s debut album ’The Bones of Us’ was named ‘one of the most anticipated local records of 2015’ by Tone Deaf and received national airplay within Australia.

This show will be the first chance to see Eliza’s forthcoming EP ‘How We Disappeared’ performed live with a full band.

Support from Carly Fern.

Tickets here

 

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Buddy Knox
Apr
22
3:00 PM15:00

Buddy Knox

Aboriginal Blues Master Buddy Knox is coming to Melbourne for one of his rare visits and all gigs are free entry.

He first picked up a guitar at just ten years of age. Despite the challenge of practicing on an old worn guitar, which was missing a string he persisted. From humble beginnings; a passion for guitar; his own natural gift, and with music an important aspect of his life, Buddy perfected his guitar ability to an outstanding standard.

Buddy plays funky Blues with lightning speed licks and promises his show will “smoke ya boots”. He has notched his Blues belt with some of the biggest music festivals in Australia, and has been described as Australia’s own BB King.

He demonstrates a complete grasp of the work of the greats from Robert Johnson to Freddie King and BB King to Buddy Guy. But he also brings a subtle infusion of traditional Aboriginal elements of drone and rhythm that makes his music quite unique and special.

Having been born in Tamworth, the eldest son of a country singer, Buddy first joined the family band as a schoolboy but his simmering passion of the blues took over. He has played on a number of recordings and has two of his own CD's: 'got da' blues' and 'Buddy's Blues' and is working on a third.

Buddy was crowned the Blues Male Vocal of the Year at the 2012 Australian Blues Music Chain Awards, Sydney Blues Society Performer of the Year 2011, 2018 and twice a Finalist in Aboriginal DEADLYS Male Artist of the Year, his swag of musical awards are well deserved for this authentic Blues man.

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Clio
Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

Clio

Clio- ‘Something Left to Leave Behind’ EP Release

With a voice that wraps you up in warm honey, Clio Renner delivers a majestic combination of beautifully crafted, lyrically rich pop magic on her much-anticipated debut EP, ‘Something to Leave Behind’.Consolidating her breakthrough 2017 singles, Renner ushers us into her intoxicating world of lush, layered melodies and soaring vocals that is as classy and cool as it is heartfelt and haunting.

Clio is celebrating the release of ‘Something Left to Leave Behind’ at the Bridge Hotel with support from Hannah Cameron.

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Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission

Mick and the band looking forward big-time to playing the rejuvenated Bridge Hotel. We are gearing up to do a new album in June and will be playing a small selection of songs contending for the record.

Also, it'll be the first show in Victoria for Dana Gehrman from Brisbane - make sure you get down early and catch her set.  She's a rockin' guitar slinging girl with a great voice and some fine songs.

Tickets here

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Chris Harold Trio + The Good Minus
May
12
to May 13

Chris Harold Trio + The Good Minus

The Chris Harold Trio is an all original, funk-blues hybrid from the psychadelic "Luvland" to the anthemic lets-hit-the-dancefloor "Kamasutra".
Chris ramps up the fusioneering on the guitar, bathing you with classical virtuosity, then shifting gear to a get-down street party. The band is powered with the funk twins, Neil Hodgson and Peter Keown, keeping it real and relevant.

Tonight the trio launch their new video "Breaking Bad" from their forthcoming album "Mystic Mile".

Door prizes include CD'S and Kamasutra t-shirts.

$10.

cjharold.com

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Mildlife
May
18
8:30 PM20:30

Mildlife

Mildlife take the musical canvas, rip the lids off the paint tins, and throw vibrant slashes of colour into kaleidoscopic jams. Old friends, the four-piece bonded over the desire to push musical boundaries, developing tight live shows bolstered by wild improvisation and a debut record that mines jazz, psych and disco for its irresistible groove.

Taking cues from pioneers Can and Herbie Hancock, creating a Mildlife song is a constant process of teasing and tugging, expanding and refining. Occasionally, they start with an individual idea, but most often, they come from moments of spontaneity, jamming together in the studio to find the seed of a strong notion, plucking it out of the session, and nurturing it to see where it grows. Some of those seeds were planted as far back as the beginning of the band, forgotten and rediscovered in the process of defining this album.

It’s that energy and excitement for the live show that drives the band. With their background in improvisation, those stories change in the retelling. Bringing the songs alive on stage is a process of transformation, the audience moulding the songs, the songs moulding the audience, Mildlife casting themselves as the cosmic funk house band for a party at the edge of the universe.

Don't miss Mildlife launch their debut album 'Phase' at The Bridge Hotel, May 18th.

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Stonefield
May
19
8:30 PM20:30

Stonefield

 

'Far From Earth' is the latest addition to an extensive catalogue that the four Findlay sisters have been officially releasing since 2010, but a catalogue they have been building since the days when they were only as tall as the strange stone formations that surround their hometown in Australia's rural south-east. For over a decade, Stonefield have seemingly existed within their own stellar nebula; unaffected by fleeting modern musical trends, their sound is a homage to the prog, metal and psych powerhouses of the 70s whilst remaining completely their own.

 

Stonefield’s latest single ‘Delusion’, and first for Flightless Records, demonstrates a shift from the hardened psych pop of earlier records toward more prog and heavy metal. Heavy waves of operatic synth and tubular bells ring below guitars with mellotron lines that warn you that humans don't belong in space.

Tickets here or $30 on the door.

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Mark Wilkinson
May
24
8:00 PM20:00

Mark Wilkinson

After a huge year that saw the Sydney singer-songwriter release his self-produced EP “Lost in a Dream" and stage some 100+ shows across the globe, Mark Wilkinson doesn’t look to slow down in 2018 as he unveils his much anticipated full length record "Wasted Hours" (out Feb 9) and returns to the road.

This collection of songs showcases the full dynamic range of Wilkinson's songwriting, from delicate and emotive tracks like "Time Machine" to the more driven and anthemic "Moving On". What remains ever present though is his captivating vocal and rare ability to engage and connect with an audience.

Don't miss the chance to catch one of his powerful and moving live performances as he showcases songs from his new album alongside many familiar fan favourites.

 

Tickets available here.

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Lucie Thorne & The Yearlings
May
27
4:00 PM16:00

Lucie Thorne & The Yearlings

Lucie Thorne has earned her place as one of Australia’s most striking contemporary songsmiths. With eleven releases to her name – including her latest LP Everything Sings Tonight – and a prodigious touring schedule, Thorne continues to carve out an extraordinary creative career. Thorne conjure “exquisitely impressionistic… poetry in motion” (**** Rolling Stone) with an intimacy and warmth for which her live shows have become so renowned. “A demonstration of power through grace and subtlety. World Class.” (Roots Down) “Atmospheric, innovative… brilliance” (****Sydney Morning Herald). 

 

South Australian sweethearts The Yearlings make music that exudes raw beauty, honesty, intimacy and passion, and have built a reputation for their evocative songwriting, keen harmonies and mesmerizing live performances. With Parkinson’s signature guitar tones and Chalklen’s hypnotic prose, The Yearlings deliver tunes with a confidence that carries an addictive fragility. Quiet, intimate, raw and powerful, they produce a new strain of acoustic music, distilling Americana alt. country through the filter of distinctly Australian life. 

Tickets available here

 

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Liz Stringer
Jun
1
8:30 PM20:30

Liz Stringer

 Liz Stringer returns to Australia for a flying autumnal visit, dropping into Castlemaine's glorious Bridge Hotel for an intimate solo show on Friday the 1st of June. Stringer will be featuring new songs, freshly recorded over a recent four week period in Toronto, as well as selections from her back catalogue that now comprises six full-length albums, released over a 12 year career. Liz will be joined by special guest Kerryn Fields. 

Tickets here or $25 on the door.

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John Flanagan Trio + Cat Canteri album launch
Jun
3
3:00 PM15:00

John Flanagan Trio + Cat Canteri album launch

Australian folk band ‘John Flanagan Trio’ are set to release ‘Honest Man’, Flanagan’s 3rd album and his first time recording with his regular Trio band mates. Fast becoming a favourite on the Australian Folk Festival circuit the group manages to transcend the sum of its impressive parts. Award winning songwriter, John Flanagan has been compared to James Taylor and Paul Kelly for his warm vocal delivery and engaging storytelling “one of Australia’s finest lyricists” -Timber and Steel; Liz Frencham has a remarkable stage presence and a creativity in her double bass playing which has seen her play alongside artists of international renown; Dan Watkins is recognised as one of the finest young bluegrass pickers in the country on guitar and mandolin and has toured extensively around Australia and the US. Together they combine 70s folk singer-songwriter influences with a range of contemporary Americana styles, from bluegrass and country to blues and jazz. With soaring 3-part harmonies and tight arrangements they deliver a dynamic and energetic live show that can vary from humorous and uplifting to moving and thoughtful. 

 

Cat Canteri is a Melbourne based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who’s known in the Australian folk and Americana scene for her effortless velvet vocal performances, deeply personal songs, and energetic live performances. Her music document real life situations and experiences were framed, coloured and shaped by exquisite playing.

Her 2016 release Late At Night ventured into new territory with reckless electric slide guitar, and a bold vocal delivery that captures both the vitality and intimacy of her live shows.

Her forthcoming album 'Pentridge Wasteland' is centred on the grind and grime of life of inner city Melbourne. It will be released in May 2018 through MGM distribution. 

From 3pm, $10.

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Gabriella Cohen
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Gabriella Cohen

Australia’s sweetheart, Gabriella Cohen, returns with her sophomore album, Pink Is The Colour Of Unconditional Love. The album’s opener and first single ‘Baby’ was born in the graveyard of unrequited love, yet morphs into a remarkably catchy, feel good number.

On Pink Is The Colour, Cohen pays homage to her musical influences by inviting the listener on a journey: from the grooves of bossa nova, to the lilting sentimentality of strings, to kicking it back on the sprawling highways of rock ‘n’ roll. Honest heartache is woven into glory throughout the record, and during eleven tracks a candid, almost ethereal self-portrait of its songwriter emerges. For Gabriella Cohen, it’s an epitaph of electric wonder, and a definitive fact: Pink is the Colour of Unconditional Love.

Cohen moved to a farm in countryside Victoria, Australia in summer of 2017 to record and self-produce the album with engineer and partner-in-crime, Kate “Babyshakes” Dillon. There, amidst flocks of screeching white cockatoos and herds of Black Angus cows, they etched the beginning of Pink Is The Colour Of Unconditional Love. The record was almost complete when the band was invited to join Foxygen’s US tour, compelling the girls to finish the album on the road. Armed with a microphone and an interface, Dillon and Cohen captured the final touches of the album on a boat in England, and the coast of Portugal; in the mountains of Southern Italy, cafes of Mexico, and finally in Venice Beach, Los Angeles.

Throughout the new album Cohen (flanked by a choir of imaginary dolls that exist in her head) creates complex and sugary backing vocals. These signature vocal arrangements – contoured with classic harmonies and nostalgic melodies – form songs remarkable in their originality.



 

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Joshua Hedley with Lillie Mae
Jul
21
8:30 PM20:30

Joshua Hedley with Lillie Mae

It is with great delight that Love Police Touring announce the beloved Joshua Hedley, this time with his crackin’ 5 piece band, will tour Australia in July 2018 along with Lillie Mae. Together they will play multiple shows in Sydney, Melbourne plus Castlemaine and the Groundwater Festival on the Gold Coast.

Joshua Hedley is a welcome frequent vistor having toured here so many times he is on a first name basis with Australian Customs officials, tattoo parlours, good coffee shops and bad bars. Australia has almost become his second home, and with good reason as  audiences here have embraced him like no other since he was first pushed to the first of stage at Melbourne’s Out On The Weekend festival in 2014. He is a well defined front man these days, enough to catch the eyes of Jack White’s Third Man Records who quickly added him to their enviable roster.

Every few years a tour comes along that will redefine what you thought traditional country should be or was all about. This is that tour.

Tickets onsale now right here.

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Coda Chroma
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

Coda Chroma

Coda Chroma will launch their new single Circles with a very special show at The Bridge Hotel with full band arrangements of songs from their debut, forthcoming and further afield, future albums.

With special guest Ben Panucci (SYD) this will be a show not to miss! 

 

Coda Chroma tumble into the abyss with their stark new single Circles. The first taste from their forthcoming album, Circles is a striking departure from the self-titled, psychedelic pop LP they released in 2017. Circles combines ultra-minimal 808 beats, handclaps and warped, junkyard organs with one- take vocal performances. You can feel it in your guts

https://www.facebook.com/codachroma/videos/611123425901166/

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The 'Johnny Can't Dance' Cajun Band
Apr
15
5:00 PM17:00

The 'Johnny Can't Dance' Cajun Band

Appearing for the first time at the Bridge Hotel Castlemaine, Melbourne's own 'Johnny Can't Dance' Cajun Band!
One of Australia's leading Cajun/Creole music ensembles and dedicated practitioners of the tradition dance and social music of rural southwest Louisiana.

Performing live for your listening and dancing pleasure!

Two-steps, One-steps, Waltzes, Blues and Stomps from the Swamps!

5-7PM, Free entry!

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TV Haze + Michael Beach + LOOBS
Apr
14
8:30 PM20:30

TV Haze + Michael Beach + LOOBS

Making their first trip back to Castlemaine since last year’s wonderful Country Daze fest at Theatre Royal, Melbourne sonic-indie-rock trio TV HAZE hit The Bridge Hotel on April 14 - with their brand new album ‘Circle The Sun’ (Poison City Records) in hand.

For additional Melbourne rock goodness, they’ve also invited friends MICHAEL BEACH and LOOBS along for the ride.

Tickets on sale now

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Axe Girl + Anty + Hanny J
Apr
13
to Apr 14

Axe Girl + Anty + Hanny J

Axe Girl are the pop-iest punk band you’ll ever see, and the gnarliest pop band you’ll ever hear.  Having won hearts across Australia touring with icons The Bennies and Clowns, and having supported the likes of Spiderbait, Hard Aches, Meat Puppets, Hard Ons, Abbe May and 28 Days, they now prepare to release their glittery new EP ‘Panic’ and hit the road in April with ANTY! (The Bennies) and HANNY J (Clowns).

Tickets available here.

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Dirtbird
Apr
8
3:00 PM15:00

Dirtbird

Beat Magazine describes Dirtbird's sound as 'spooky slow and dark stuff. Mystery music." Taking their cues from Gillian Welch and Neil Young, their songs breathe slowly and take their time to get to where they're going.

Free from 3PM.

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KIM SALMON
Apr
1
3:00 PM15:00

KIM SALMON

Originally aspiring to be a nuclear physicist, Kim Salmon was swayed by the sounds of rock’n’roll and became a Scientist. He later became a Beast of Bourbon and then a Surrealist.

He’s been a seminal influence on Garage Rock and countless bands including Nirvana, Mudhoney, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, White Stripes and Spacemen 3. He’s performed at local and international festivals including Futurama, Pukkelpop, Don’t Look Back (with Sonic Youth), All Tomorrows Parties (in Melbourne, UK and New York), Big Day Out, Bluesfest and shared the stage with the likes of U2, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Stooges, Television, The Cramps, The Pop Group, Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds and more.

 

Salmon’s latest release My Script received a 4.5 star review in Rolling Stone, not to mention being included in their top 50 albums for this year and Henry Rollins declared “it might be Kim’s best record. It is so damn good.”
 

Luckily for us, Kim's spoiling us with two FREE sets.

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Jibber Jabber Sound Club
Mar
28
9:00 PM21:00

Jibber Jabber Sound Club

Exploring experimental sounds and performance with;
- Zeb - Zeb Olsen has played drums, bass, guitar and occasionally sung in bands such as Matrimony, Viva Knievel (with Kathleen Hanna), the Go Team (with Billy Karren and Tobi Vail), Al Larsen's Some Velvet Sidewalk, Piece (with Chris Abrahams), Half (with Bill Bostle) and Telharmonium (with Brendan and Toby of Clan Analogue), just to name a varied selection. She enjoys the synchronicity of improvised music and the magic spell of binding a group of people together with sound.

- Lovo Komeio - Lovo Komeio is a Bendigo-based artist drawing on the traditions of noise, ambient and drone, and typically fusing these element together.
Inspired by artists such as William Basinski, tape loops and are utilised and layered to build ambient soundscapes and songs.
The music can be meditative, allowing you to focus on the subtle changes of the tape loops as the tape degrades over time, or may build up into a harsh wall of noise.
Lovo Komeio is a reminder that life can be beautiful, or has the potential to become quickly overwhelming.

- Decoloniser - An anthropology of sound, snakes of feedback, sweet loops and walls that sweep the listener in.

- 9pm
Entry $10/$8 concession

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Nick Barker
Mar
25
3:00 PM15:00

Nick Barker

Nick Barker plays a one off acoustic show at The Bridge Hotel Castlemaine, joined by good friend and guitar-slinger extraordinaire Justin Garner.
Playing Nick's old songs, new songs, hell they might even chuck in some Eagles!


Free Entry, kid-friendly.

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Hachiku
Mar
23
8:30 PM20:30

Hachiku

Hachiku is the brainchild of German bedroom-producer

Anika Ostendorf, who writes and produces her home-made dream pop

(think: Grimes, Perfume Genius and early CocoRosie) from whichever

bedroom she is currently inhabiting.

 

Since the release of Hachiku’s self-titled debut EP in June 2017 on Courtney Barnett’s

Australian label Milk! Records, Ostendorf found a home and 4 piece band in Melbourne quickly

becoming one of the most sought after live acts playing shows with Japanese Breakfast, Aldous

Harding and Fazerdaze. After selling out their first ever headline show at the Old Bar in Melbourne,

Hachiku will be joining label mate Jen Cloher on her UK and Europe tour in February 2018.

 

'Hachiku's ethereal and catchy melodies, highly tasteful, textural guitar playing and shimmering walls

of sound create a unique brand of left of centre shoegaze, with each song taking the listener on a melodic journey'

(THE MUSIC, Australia).

 

Born in Detroit and raised in Germany, Ostendorf first formed her sound at 16 while on a road trip of the U.S.— accompanied only by her dog— before relocating to London and recently Melbourne.

Hachiku’s bedroom beats were already creating a buzz before any official releases – she opened for

Courtney Barnett on her 2015 European tour and was invited to take part in the Split Singles Club, a collaborative project curated by independent labels Milk! Records and Bedroom Suck presenting their favorite artists.

 

The new single ‘Murray’s Lullaby’ was written and recorded in regional Queensland while Ostendorf was

completing 3 months of farm work as a mandatory requirement for her Australian visa.

Whilst it was a busy creative time, it was a difficult one personally,

“The song deals with the isolation of a long-distance relationship”, Ostendorf explains,

“longing to be close to that person while living in the fear that you’ll forget

the memories you made together.”

‘Murray’s Lullaby’ marks the first time Ostendorf

has collaborated with a mix engineer, enlisting the talents of Tim Shiel (Double J, Gotye).

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Drunken Poachers
Mar
17
8:30 PM20:30

Drunken Poachers

For the past couple of years, The Drunken Poachers, with their wily ways and wooden instruments, have snuck boot-clad and boozed onto Melbourne’s live music stages. A dubious sextet not to be trusted, poaching the tunes of others. After a white-wash of their brand of Irish-blue-grass-country, they declare what never belonged to them, their own.

Dishonest and dirty and wearing flannelette better than you do, they’re leaving heavy heads and dented floors in their very catchy wake. With the aid of banjo, gee-tah, ukulele and mandolin, backed by Irish fiddle, uke bass and propped up with lager phone and a trifle of trumpet, their hearty harmonic throat is unlike any other.

The Drunken Poachers have a bashful approach to making feet tap and will be your best laid plan when you are out and on the hunt. Don’t go past The Drunken Poachers if you’re in to a band who will have your feet tapping to the bar and back. And back again.

 

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Hot Springs + Will Coyote
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

Hot Springs + Will Coyote

After meeting on the Melbourne gig circuit, Georgia Knight and Adam Heath formed the beginnings of what would soon become The Hot Springs - writing and recording at a studio in Melbourne’s North. With guitar-heavy classic rock spiking their writing style, the collaboration has evolved to include elements of Aussie rock, jazz and lyrical storytelling; drawing from the likes of Cash Savage, Goanna, Tracey Chapman and Robert Plant. Joined by Louis Majiwa’s tasty bass lines and ska aficionado Cassie Kumaschow on the tubs, The Hot Springs’ hazy alt-rock sound is punctured by riff-offs between soloist Renn Picard on sax, and Heath on lead guitar. With a voice that has earned comparisons to Lana Del Ray and Chris Isaac, singer Georgia Knight leads with an electric live show. THS were recently described by PBS as “a very good live band”.   

 

THS are currently working on their debut EP, for released in 2018.

“We stumbled across The Hot Springs at a recent house concert…mesmerised is an understatement! We took the opportunity to grab some of the wonderful fare and a beer on offer during the second set break and were forced to down fork and plate when hearing the haunting vocals of their lead singer, reminiscent of Lana Del Ray and Chris Isaac.”

- spreading the seed blog

8PM, $10.

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DEAD + Moe
Mar
8
8:30 PM20:30

DEAD + Moe

- MoE (Norway) / DEAD (Australia):

Two DIY Noise rock innovators, one show.

DEAD and MoE are two bands with a relentless work ethic; touring internationally and releasing music as if their lives depended on it.

Most bands seem determined to fit into someone else’s mould, DEAD and MoE have created their own scene and a cult following across the globe.

After touring Australia together in 2016 and Europe in 2017 they’ve put together a traveling show that is more than two bands sharing a stage together; it is the culmination of two years work and collaboration with each other.

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James Ellis & The Jealous Guys
Mar
4
3:00 PM15:00

James Ellis & The Jealous Guys

James Ellis and the Jealous Guys bring their full-band honky tonk show to Castlemaine for the first time.

James Ellis and the Jealous Guys is a country band from Melbourne, Australia.

In 2017, they released two singles (Have You Ever Seen Her and Xmas Lights), played at the Out on the Weekend festival and supported international acts, the Deslondes, Lillie Mae and Tomato Tomato.

The band kicked off 2018 with four sets at New Year’s Evie festival and followed this with the release of a third single, Valentine’s Day.

Their debut album, It Ain’t Texas (But It Ain’t Bad), recorded and mixed by Roger Bergodaz (Lost Ragas) and mastered by Adam Dempsey, will be released through Blind Date Records in 2018.

“The track [Have You Ever Seen Her] is pure classic country with Ellis’ voice feeling like it’s been pulled directly from the 70s.” (Timber and Steel)

Free entry.

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Skyscraper Stan & The Commission Flats + Seth Henderson + Monni Sparrow
Mar
3
9:00 PM21:00

Skyscraper Stan & The Commission Flats + Seth Henderson + Monni Sparrow

A gaunt 6’6”, Stan cuts an ominous figure on stage and has developed a loyal national following through his charismatic live performance, both solo; "In half an hour, Skyscraper Stan stole the evening, his songs complex and engaging" - 13th Floor, and with his band the Commission Flats; "A towering and compelling figure with an allure that could rival Nick Cave" – Something You Said.

His debut album “Last Year’s Tune” was released in March 2015 under the “Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats” moniker. A solo record “Live at Some Velvet Morning” was released in March 2017.

“Skyscraper Stan Woodhouse is a revelation” – The Sydney Morning Herald

“Inspiration, talent and a singular musical vision. Last Year’s Tune is a tremendously rewarding listen” – New Zealand Musician Magazine

“Just as quickly as you think you have Skyscraper Stan & the Commission Flats pinned down, the sheet is pulled out from under you” – Forte Magazine

Doors at 9 PM, $10.

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Freya Josephine Hollick
Feb
23
8:30 PM20:30

Freya Josephine Hollick

Freya Josephine Hollick finished 2017 with a new e.p, new single, 3 Age Music Victoria Award Nominations, a tour with Justin Townes Earle plus festival appearances at Nannup Music Festival, Boogie Festival , Gumball, Broadbeach Country Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster, Kyneton Music Festival, Dorrigo Folk Bluegrass Festival, Out on the Weekend & Queenscliff Music Festival

In her first full band show for 2018, the old-timey country songbird brings blues and honky tonk goodness that transports you back to early Appalachia, through wartime romance, the golden era of country music and into a cosmic hootenanny.

With a voice that floats between Maybelle Carter, Dolly Parton and Skip James, Freya Josephine Hollick is a lady not to be missed.

Tickets on sale now right here.

 

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Nunchukka Superfly + Lara Sulo & Jem
Feb
22
8:30 PM20:30

Nunchukka Superfly + Lara Sulo & Jem

WeEmptyRooms Presents:

Nunchukka Superfly (Sydney)
Lara Sulo + Jem (Castlemaine/Melbourne)

For the first time EVER in Castlemaine, Australia's greatest power trio Nunchukka Superfly!!

Core members Blackie and Ray are most famous for their "other" band The Hard-Ons (Is there a more iconic Aussie punk band?) but for almost 20 years they have pushed the boundaries of punk rock music via their far more ambitious project Nunchukka Superfly.

Lara Sulo + Jem are an experimental duo who have been making noise together sporadically for years and are particularly inspired by the deserts found between Melbourne and Adelaide. This is a very rare chance to catch them live. You know Jem as the brown half of local interracial duo DEAD.

Show won't run late for those who need to work the next day, come down early and get dinner.

$10+bf / $12 on the door

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Dan Lethbridge & Shane O'Mara + Al Parkinson
Feb
18
3:00 PM15:00

Dan Lethbridge & Shane O'Mara + Al Parkinson

Melbourne singer/songwriter Dan Lethbridge teams up with renowned guitarist Shane O'Mara for a rare duo performance at the Bridge Hotel. Lethbridge's second album Oh Hawke (mixed by O'Mara) drew resounding praise from the Australian music community with Rhythms Magazine editor Martin Jones describing the album as 'a delicious treat for the ears'. Dan and Shane will be playing songs from Oh Hawke as well as a selection of their favourite covers.

They'll be supported by Melbourne's most underrated singer songwriter Al Parkinson.

Free entry. 3-5pm.

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Baby Blue - Single Launch
Feb
17
8:30 PM20:30

Baby Blue - Single Launch

Baby Blue launch 'Fire & Ice' the first single from their upcoming EP 'Do What You Like' with support from Liam Linley and The Louvres.

Sounds of 60s surf rock with a sprinkling of Americana and indie pop. The music of Baby Blue is a charming and considered concoction from an exciting new talent to watch.

Now with talented band in toe featuring Dave Mudie (Courtney Barnett, L.A. Mood, Gumboot), Fabian Hunter (Coastbusters, China Beach, Madeline Leman and The Desert Swells) and Nathanael Riley (19th Century Strongmen, Captain Apples) Baby Blue has become a powerful and compelling live act.

Tickets available here.

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