10 ARTISTS TO CATCH LIVE THIS WEEK(END)

October 29 - November 1

With so many amazing local acts at our fingertips, we scrounge the interwebs, our own inbox's and gig-guide to bring you a stack of artists we think you should catch live this week(end). All well priced, all playing at awesome local live music venues and all worth the experience. Enjoy!

BONNIE MERCER 

Experimental/Drone

Former Grey Daturas member Bonnie Mercer has a thing for filthy guitar feedback. In her capable hands, what some consider an intrusive technical malfunction turns into a viscerally potent and seriously hypnotic weapon.

 

 

Thursday October 29 – The Tote – Melbourne, VIC
FACEBOOK | WEBSITE | SOUNDCLOUD

 

LUCIANBLOMKAMP

Downtempo Pop

Old mate Lucian makes downtempo, moody electronica that tugs at the heartstrings whilst staying quite aloof. His latest single, ‘From Afar’, is his most accessible thus far but nowhere near ingratiating.

 

 

Thursday October 29 – Black Bear Lodge – Brisbane, QLD
FACEBOOK | BANDCAMP | UNEARTHED | SOUNDCLOUD

 

BABAGANOUJ

Indie Pop

Brisbane’s Babaganouj have been at it for a few years, producing jangly indie pop with a hint of party vibes. Agreeable, but not quite a sonic blitz. However, on their latest offering, ‘Hit Song’, the ’Nouj waste no time dawdling and deliver a straight-up summer belter.

 

 

Friday October 30 – The Foundry – Brisbane, QLD
FACEBOOK | BANDCAMP | UNEARTHED

 

C.W. STONEKING

Hokum/Boogaloo

A stalwart of the old-timey Americana renaissance, C.W. Stoneking is faithful to the customs of ragtime, swing, trad jazz and blues, but by no means conservative. His lyrics are often shockingly irreverent and his live shows are a straight-up knockout.

 

 

Friday October 30 – Manning Bar – Sydney, NSW
FACEBOOK | WEBSITE

 

DIANAS

Guitar Pop

It’s enchanting stuff, the work of Perth trio Dianas. Angular guitar lines interweave with dream-soaked vocals, the instrumentation often engaging in a cumulative build towards the point of sensory saturation. But the locus of melody prevents it from being disorienting.

 

 

Friday October 30 – The Bird – Perth, WA
FACEBOOK | BANDCAMP

 

UNFOLDING VOSTOKS

Alternative/Sci-Fi

Here we go: excellent instrumental sci-fi sounds from straight outta Hobart. Unfolding Vostoks, it’s a bit of silly name. Really, the music’s a bit silly too. Not throwaway silly – it’s well crafted and positively engaging – but silly in the sense it doesn’t take itself too seriously, which is indeed an asset.

 

 

Friday October 30 – Brisbane Hotel – Hobart, TAS
FACEBOOK | BANDCAMP | UNEARTHED

 

FANNY LUMSDEN

Country

After 2012’s Autumn Lawn EP with backing band The Thrillseekers, Tallimba’s very own Fanny Lumsden stayed disconcertingly quiet. That is until returning in September with the long-player Small Town Big Shot (sans Thrillseekers). She’s still perched on a trad-leaning alt-country wagon, but she’s never sounded so assured.

 

 

Friday October 30 – The Basement – Sydney, NSW
FACEBOOK | WEBSITE | YOUTUBE | SOUNDCLOUD

 

MOJO JUJU

Rhythm 'N' Soul

Mojo Juju is still riding high on the triumphs of her second solo LP Seeing Red/Feeling Blue, and so she bloody should be. Using her blues and soul roots as a point of departure, Seeing Red introduced dance grooves, electronic flourishes and plain-spoken ballads into the Juju repertoire.

 

 

Saturday October 31 – Jive – Adelaide, SA
FACEBOOK | WEBSITE | SOUNDCLOUD

 

LEURE

Laptop Wave/Electronic Pop

Leure generates several slight permutations on simple pop ideas and compounds them within single compositions. It’s a formula that could very easily be dizzying, but she manages to temper the giddy spirit of discovery with concise production.

 

 

Sunday November 1 – Mojos – Perth, WA
FACEBOOK | BANDCAMP | UNEARTHED | SOUNDCLOUD

 

ARA KOUFAX

Electronic/Dance

Forget your everyday hang-ups, the productions of Melbourne duo Ara Koufax are liable stick a smile on your face. The pair (also of Naysayer and Gilsun) work with flittering vocal samples, easy-going house beats, stabilising sub bass and paddy synths to give off a sense of life that’s akin to the smell of morning dew.

 

 

Sunday November 1 – Howler – Melbourne, VIC
FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD

Comments