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Laura Hill

Column: TidBits   |   Date Published: Tuesday, 14 June 11   |   5 years, 11 months ago

Combining infectious folk melodies with the edge of vintage pop, Laura Hill invites you to ride a soulful wave through Morocco, New Orleans, Mexico and Australia delivering sounds inspired by life on the coast. Laura has just finished a string of shows in Victoria with Canberran Ashleigh Mannix and is heading over to Sydney to support Kim Churchill on his final Australian shows for 2011. Canberra is in for a real treat when Laura joins Tom Richardson and Benny Walker on their national tour at The Front on Sunday June 19. Doors 7pm, $5 on the door. 

Fun Machine launch:

Fun Machine launch their second EP Desert Creatures at the Polish Club, a venue they mistook for a nail salon. Special guests include the stunning Julia and The Deep Sea Sirens, Illuminati-overlords nozl and territory-famous poet, Jacinta. The theme is ‘secret’, and secrets will abound, including special performances from . Wow! You can get a sneak peek of their new recordings through the usual facebook searches or just come along with clean ears and a durable pair of shoes. Trust us, you’re going to need them.

Knightsbridge Cattle Station:

It's that time of year when the farmhands at Knightsbridge Cattle Station get together for their Annual Hoedown. Hellish hay bales, mean-ass moonshine, cherry-sweet cowgirls, and wranglin' rustlers abound, so strap on those chaps and spurs and get ready to (square) dance the night away. There’ll be live music in the form of the majestic Queen Juanita & The Zydeco Cowboys to get yer boots scootin', and yer favourite resident jug blowers to see you through the wee hours. Celebrate the seventh birthday of one of Canberra's favourite down home bonafide waterin' holes. Starts at 7pm. Free entry. Dress for the occasion in yer country best.

Georgia Fair and Daniel Lee Kendall:

Daniel Lee Kendall has teamed up with close friends and now stalwart touring mates Georgia Fair for a brief but magical stint of live shows. Having melted many hearts on their initial run, this inspiring combination expands to bring the special double-headline show to wider audiences. Georgia Fair’s Jordan Wilson and Ben Riley have been playing music since they were little tackers, banging out Nirvana covers. Daniel Lee Kendall is an extraordinary singer/songwriter who has unveiled his first two releases in the past 12 months alone and has built up a dedicated following. Tix through the venue.

Sasha le Monnier and Club Junque:

Effigy are excited to launch their first gig at the newly renovated nightclub Das Klubhaus (above Pancake Parlour). Effigy is bringing the same commitment to quality music they have shown over the past few years, and are looking forward to showcasing a range of sounds at the venue. What better way to launch their new series of innovative nights than with Sasha Le Monnier, veteran progressive/techno DJ from the UK, along with Effigy's favourite Sydneysider Club Junque. With an upgraded sound system and a swag of local DJs for the night, it will be Das Klubhouse like you've never seen it before.

Cardboard Charlie:

After seven years of booking The Bootleg Sessions at The Phoenix, Cardboard Charlie will be stepping back from its role in the weekly original music institution to make room for some exciting new plans. The Bootlegs will continue in a new format but July will mark Charlie's last month so they have some massive things planned to celebrate the last seven years. Check out cardboardcharlie.com for more info on what’s on. Massive thanks to all the musicians who played for them, all of you who came out every Monday, and of course, The Phoenix, for helping Cardboard Charlie support developing original artists at The Bootleg Sessions.

 

 





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