Music News

Intimacy from Lior
Bendigo Weekly
By STEVE KENDALL LIOR is no stranger to Bendigo and returns tomorrow night. After a period of writing and isolation Lior is out on the road for an intimate show at the Bendigo Bank theatre at the Capital. “I’m in the middle of writing my fourth album and there’s nothing more ..
25-Oct-2012
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Showcase for blues
Bendigo Weekly
Next month is one of the last chances for music fans to enjoy a hefty sample of what they can experience at the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival in November. The third BB&RMF showcase for 2012 comes to the Newmarket Hotel on Sunday, September 2. It’ll feature a slightly..
24-Aug-2012
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Stonefield spreading the word
Steve Kendall
VICTORIAN musicians Owl Eyes and Stonefield have joined forces for a national tour next month, including Bendigo. The Winter Road Trip 2012 will support the Australian Government initiative The Line, which promotes respectful relationships among Australia’s youth and raises awareness a..
20-Jul-2012
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Blues & Roots Showcase
Bendigo Weekly
Former Screaming Jets and The Angels guitarist Jimi Hocking will feature in the second annual Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival in November (8-11). Hocking, aka ‘‘Jimi The Human’’, will join some of Australia’s best Blues & Roots artists for the fou..
12-Jul-2012
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Egan to please
Ben Cameron
Bendigo singing siblings Alanna and Alicia Egan’s folk music has been opening a lot of doors of late, most belonging to relative strangers. Bankrolled by an Arts Victoria Touring Grant, The Egans have just wrapped up a national tour, taking in festivals all across the country, and nev..
31-May-2012
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Bob Franklin: back in Benders
Ben Cameron
For quirky comedian Bob Franklin, a comedy roadshow is exactly that, but with the emphasis on road. A regular visitor to the region, Franklin admits he’s barely had time to find the funny in Bendigo culture. “We tend to just drive up there (to Bendigo) and turn round and go b..
31-May-2012
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Guthrie: swamp boys made good
Ben Cameron
Tasmanian “swamp blues” pairing Guthrie, of Liam Guthrie (guitars, vocals, lap steel) and Luke Young (drums, percussion) met in a “smoky, smelly, violent and wonderful” joint called The Batman Fawkner Inn in Launceston, Tasmania. Legend has it that the city of Melbour..
23-May-2012
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Troy Cassar-Daley: Home sweet home
Ben Cameron
Hardship has given Troy Cassar-Daley a better perspective on life, and new album Home is not only the proof, but just the tonic after the Queensland floods wrecked his farm a year or so back. “I appreciate home ten times more, this record has made me wake up to that,” Cassar-Dale..
17-May-2012
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The Gig Guide (May 18 to 20)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday, May 18 Newmarket Hotel – Dirtbusters. From 9pm. $5 The Palais Hepburn Springs – Woohoo Review from 8:30pm. $20 Golden Vine Hotel – MBT from 9pm. $5 Basement Bar – McAlpines Fusiliers from 9pm. Free Maurocco Bar – Leah Bell from 6pm. Free ..
17-May-2012
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Bellusira: igniting the fire within
Ben Cameron
Most singers want to be cool, but Bellusira’s Crystal Ignite just wants to be nice. It might be hard to find at first listen, but these rockers maintain a positive message amongst all the aggression and chuggy guitars. “We’re writing the music I’ve always wanted t..
17-May-2012
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Acho and Lloyd make the cut
Ben Cameron
Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival favourites Lloyd Spiegel and Geoff Achison have been named in the Top 50 of Australia's best guitarists of all time. According to Australian Guitar Magazine, Achison came in at number 50 for his work with Geoff Achison and the Souldiggers, while Spieg..
15-May-2012
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Troy Cassar-Daly: on the tune
Ben Cameron
Keith Urban has been a mate of Troy Cassar-Daley’s for two decades; a friendship which came in handy when the latter flew to Nashville to record his latest album, Home. Hitting the studio in the fast paced Nashville, Cassar-Daley felt like he’d bitten off more than he could chew...
15-May-2012
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Resist The Thought
Ben Cameron
Sydney based extreme metal machine Resist The Thought haven’t quite given up their day jobs yet, but they’re getting close. With debut album Sovereignty coming out on May 18, and a Bendigo gig coming up later this month, BEN CAMERON spoke to RTT guitarist Tim Aaron about his day job,..
14-May-2012
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Dewar's school is in
Ben Cameron
Bendigo’s own school of rock and tuition, Dewar’s Music School, will showcase some talented local kids who can hold a tune, at Hargreaves Mall this Saturday. The school, alongside the City of Greater Bendigo, are hoping to transform the mall into a music hub for emerging talent, ..
10-May-2012
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Trevor Crump mixes it with the best
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN Enjoying a prolific musical career spanning four decades, British bass player Trevor Crump now resides in Australia and continues to build upon an incredible resume that now sees him in the band Forever Young; a band that boasts some of the country’s finest..
10-May-2012
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The Gig Guide (May 11-13)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday May 11 Newmarket Hotel – Forever Young with support from Zac Camm from 9pm. $10. Golden Vine Hotel – Made In China from 9pm. $5 Theatre Royal Castlemaine – James Morrison with support from Broderick Smith, Maggie Jackson, Ray Lindstrom Band and Judy Warren fr..
10-May-2012
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The Getaway Plan return to Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
The Getaway Plan will return to Bendigo on Friday, June 1 to perform at the Park Road Hall in the Tom Flood Sports precinct, supported by Melbourne rockers Redcoats and Sydney based group, Glass Towers. Mic Up Productions member Jamila Rothacker said MUP are excited to bring the bands to..
10-May-2012
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Groovin the Moo 2012
Ben Cameron
Despite the abundance of hip hop and dance, Groovin the Moo remains an indie-fest at heart, so it’s probably no surprise Matt Corby owned Bendigo’s own big day out. For a few minutes at least, anyway. Corby’s performance of uber hit Brother was right up there as far as fest..
07-May-2012
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Grand Perceptor's grand perceptions
Ben Cameron
Bendigo’s Grand Perceptor of Mick Fitt, Deano Stanton and Sparrow were keen to opine back stage after delivering their debut set at Groovin the Moo. BEN CAMERON spoke to the local terror rock officianados near the VIP dunnies, for an informative and entertaining chat. BEN: So h..
07-May-2012
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Spyndrift cast a spell
Bendigo Weekly
Spyndrift's Yellow Brick Road tour is paved with gold… musical gold! There are very few acts on the live circuit that can match Spyndrift in terms of their unique, highly visual performance style, musicianship, energy and out-and-out groove. Bendigo's Newmarket Hotel on Saturday a..
30-Apr-2012
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