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American Honey - Melbourne Weekender Guide

The American Honey Weekender Guide for Melbourne. Like American Honey?

Sunday in Melbourne 17th June

BLOG POSTED BY AH-MELBOURNE ON 13 JUN 2012 @ 09:10 PM

The Bamboos at The Corner Hotel


With only a couple of weeks before the release of ‘Medicine Man’ Niche Productions and The Bamboos are thrilled to announce a second show has been added to the Melbourne leg of the tour due to overwhelming demand. On the road the band will heavily feature the new LP as well as dipping in to past faves from ‘4’, ‘Step It Up,’ ‘Rawville’ and ‘The Side Stepper’. Special guests will appear on stage with The Bamboos in each city, some very special guests will be appearing on stage with The Bamboos at different dates on the tour. Don’t miss The Bamboos in their biggest tour yet, supporting one of the most anticipated Australian releases of 2012. ‘Medicine Man’ is released June 1 and is destined to be their biggest and best album so far. www.thebamboos.com

Daniel Merriweather at The Northcote Social Club


After a sold-out homecoming gig at Phoenix Public House (R.I.P.) and well-received support slots with Kimbra around Oz, Daniel Merriweather is playing this encore show before he heads back to New York (for quite some time) where he is at work on his follow up album.

The Burlesque Hour: The Glory Box at Forty Five Downstairs


Finucane & Smith, the purveyors of the seductive, subversive, and electrifying are back, and this time they’re opening Pandora’s Box! Get ready for the unleashing of the wild ones led by a jaw-dropping Moira/Medusa in the anarchic, archaic, erotic and unforgettable The Glory Box. These legendary, genre-defying acts have set critics raving and 70,000 audience members around the world in raptures. Winner of 6 theatre awards, critically acclaimed in ten languages, this is a travelling emporium that fuses demi-monde nightclub with jaw-dropping cabaret, insolent and exotic live art and seductive spectacle.

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Saturday in Melbourne 16th June

BLOG POSTED BY AH-MELBOURNE ON 13 JUN 2012 @ 08:53 PM

Tigertown at Purepop Records



In 2011, Sydney six-piece Tigertown introduced their lush, alternative pop to the world. They've since supported guys like Husky and Matt Corby, falling into a similar pool of layered, sincere music which belies their years. They're launching their latest single 'Lions and Witches' on this tour.

The Vaudeville Smash at The Evelyn Hotel


The Vaudeville Smash will be making a very welcome return to the Evelyn Saturday June 16. They hit 2012 with a meteoric bang, headlining Australia Day Eve at the Aussie Open and gracing the St Kilda Festival main stage. They've since taken some time off to record their long awaited debut album though, which has consumed every waking hour, they say. Supporting them on this momentous occasion will be indie darlings, Daydream Arcade and hot up n' comers, Southpaw.

Cash Savage & The Last Drinks at The Tote


Self confessed 'Country for the broken hearted, Blues for the debauched'. Cash Savage belts out lyrics heavy with emotion, and at some point, you will be left feeling a little vulnerable as truth and heartbreak of her subject matter hits home. Reflective, and sometimes ethereal, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks are a timeless addition to Australia's country and blues scene. Supported by The Death Rattles, more guests to be announced.

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Friday in Melbourne 15th June

BLOG POSTED BY AH-MELBOURNE ON 13 JUN 2012 @ 08:10 PM

Creatures of Karma at The Northcote Social Club


Creatures of Karma are a modern alt-rock band from Melbourne. Aside from possessing a fierce desire to create memorable live shows, Creatures of Karma work alongside local visual artists to enhance the storytelling experience of their music. Forming in early 2010, the band will launch their new album at this show. Joining Creatures of Karma at the next instalment of ‘Melting Pot’ will be Cathouse Canary (who are celebrating the release of their EP), Rock Scars and more.

Rotterdam: Album Launch At The Butterfly Club


Mandy van Zanen did her Bachelor of Music in classical voice at Melbourne Uni. At around the same time, in Nottingham, U.K. Scott Armstrong was doing his degree on the punk/ska scene. He also sold a generator to the current Lord Melbourne. When they finally met in Rotterdam, Holland in 2010, it was clear that their creative children were going to be missing a chromosome or two. You see, these two just can’t make up their minds. So they don’t. PR machines dislike something as unmarketable as the genre-bending debut album they have come up with - it makes them the musical equivalent of homeless. It does, however, with some creative script-writing, some unlikely guest artists and audience members who probably have nothing in common with each other, make for what can loosely be termed a cabaret show! Please join them in celebrating their launch trifecta – a new album, their first music video, and themselves! Included in the ticket price is a copy of their album, a quirky collection of 13 tracks with influences from ska, latin pop, contemporary classical, techno soul, piano ballad, the middle east, a capella close harmony, AC/DC and a cover of Burt Bacharach’s ‘The Look of Love’ for bass, vibraphone and voice - it’s safe to say there will be something for everyone! Dates/time: Thurs 14, Fri 15 June at 9pm, 17 June at 8pm

Yung Warriors at Trak Live Lounge Bar


Yung Warriors are the undisputed kings of indigenous Australian hip hop. Not only have they supported big names like Akon, 50 Cent, the Game and Outlawz, they’ve also performed dozens of shows for local communities and garnered fans all over the place with their distinctly Australian sound. Following their debut, they’re poised to release the cracking new album, Standing Strong.

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Thursday in Melbourne 14th June

BLOG POSTED BY AH-MELBOURNE ON 13 JUN 2012 @ 06:13 PM

360 at The HiFi Bar



The rising star of Aussie Hip-Hop, 360, brings his intense tunes to Melbourne this winter to warm the hearts of those Hip-Hop lovers out there. Following the unprecedented success of his second album, Flying & Falling, and a string of recent sold out shows across the nation, 360 is back to showcase the talents which have seen him launch up the ARIA charts and into Australian Hip-Hop royalty. Supporting the Melbourne maestro is Gossling, who will sing her part in the hit 'Boys Like You', as well as a few of her own gems on the side. This is an over 18 event only.

Comedy Spectacular at The Corner Hotel



The Comedy Spectacular is a snapshot of Melbourne's funniest stand-up comedians. MC Dave Thornton will host this mini comedy gala featuring Tom Gleeson, Denise Scott, Dave O'Neil, Peter Helliar and Ronny Chieng.

Holland at The Loft



The Comedy Spectacular is a snapshot of Melbourne's funniest stand-up comedians. MC Dave Thornton will host this mini comedy gala featuring Tom Gleeson, Denise Scott, Dave O'Neil, Peter Helliar and Ronny Chieng.

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Sunday in Melbourne 10th June

BLOG POSTED BY AH-MELBOURNE ON 05 JUN 2012 @ 05:36 PM

The Night Terrors & I, a Man at The Evelyn Hotel



Forces, Diamond, Miles Brown (The Night Terrors) and Dan Moss (I, a Man) are coming together on the Queen's birthday evening for one hell of a show. Drawing influences from the depths of genres some might find too embarrassing to admit, Diamond are three unique musicians that somehow found each others tastes to be comforting. Intense discussions about filters, control voltages, valves and compression ensure that every sound is laboured over, but not polished.

Deep Sea arcade at The Phoenix Public House



Deep Sea Arcade will hit the road, ready to provide fans with an outlandish national tour to celebrate the release their debut album Outlands. Paying homage to experimental cinema and the dystopian sci-fi films of the '60s, Outlands has proven to be an accomplished debut full of kaleidoscopic pop songs including singles 'Steam' 'Girls', 'Don't Be Sorry' and 'Lonely In Your Arms'. The record has already proved a firm favourite with critics and fans alike, with radio stations triple j, FBi, 2SER and SYN FM all naming it their feature album and Radar, Fasterlouder, Drum Media and The Brag also bestowing it with the prestigious ‘Album of the Week’ title.

Bum Creek at The Tote



Every year the Sculpture Department at RMIT University has to raise money for their graduation exhibition. This year they decided to organise a show at The Tote Hotel and get some of their very talented friends to play. Headlining will be fine art graduates BUM CREEK with the dreamy ANCIENTS, cosmic pop legend ANGEL EYES, gloomy disco queen RITES WILD, psych rockers ART AND CRAFT, punk dudes FRANCO COZZO and new bands STATIONARY SUNS and PEOPLE PERSON. It is all happening on Sunday 10th June (Queen’s Birthday Eve) and will also have Radio Valerie’s PSYCHEDELIC COVEN DJs. The celebrations will begin at 3pm and tickets cost $14. Come and see some amazing bands and support local emerging artists.

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Saturday in Melbourne 9th June

BLOG POSTED BY AH-MELBOURNE ON 05 JUN 2012 @ 05:16 PM

Matt Nathanson at The Palais



This June sees the release of a Special Edition version of Matt Nathanson’s American Top 20 album Modern Love, timed to coincide with the star’s arrival on Australian shores. Kicking off a series of East Coast dates at The Sydney Opera House on 7 June with pop-rock superstars Train, Nathanson will wow Australian fans with his acclaimed live show.

Whitaker at The Northcote Social Club



Honest and intensely human, Whitaker are a five-piece from Melbourne who make beautiful rock music. They're launching their debut album at this show - a record which showcases modern woes, hopes and fury. Supported by The Tealeaves, Sugarcraft.

Mark Kozelek at The Toff in Town



Among The Leaves is the 5th full length album by Mark Kozelek under the Sun Kil Moon moniker. Played almost entirely on nylon string guitar, this 17-song all original album was recorded between October 2011 and January 2012 in San Francisco. Among The Leaves - words which caught Mark’s attention from a John Connolly novel - finds Mark relaxed, singing playfully about his life as a musician while retaining the melancholic spirit of his 20 year catalog. Mark’s love for San Francisco and Northern California are at the heart of this new album. “My first album (Down Colorful Hill) was released in 1992” says Kozelek, “but creatively, I feel like I’m just beginning. The new album was written and recorded impulsively, without second guessing. I didn’t have that kind of confidence in the past.” Unlike Red House Painters’ epic Rollercoaster, described by Rolling Stone as “the slowest and mopiest self revelations ever put to tape” or Sun Kil Moon’s Ghosts of the Great Highway, whichBillboard Magazine called “heartbreaking,” Among The Leaves displays a more raw and humorous side of Mark’s songwriting.

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