– Big news today of course is the ST JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2015 lineup. With a killer list of international buzz-bands like FKA twigs, Future Islands, Royal Blood and St Vincent, local lad JESSE DAVIDSON also features on the Adelaide lineup. More info here.
– Also dropping today is the first [printed] edition of BSIDE MAGAZINE. After RIP IT UP went digital-only a few months back, we were left without a weekly music-focused street press. dB continues fortnightly, but will the two complement each other or battle for supremecy? Time will tell. Either way, a huge congrats to the BSide team for getting it off the ground. More here.
– LUKE MILLION‘s new tune Light & Sound is the iTunes Single Of The Week, meaning you can get it free [until Friday Oct 3.] Grab a copy here.
– Can the Ed Castle return to its former glory days? This friday they’re launching a regular local band night called CHEAPSKATE. With cheap drinks and free entry, if they keep booking lineups like this one – featuring GRENADIERS, JUNGLE CITY and THE PITS – there’s a pretty darn fair chance it could. More info here.
– Heaps of reviews buzzing about the new double-single from THE DUNES, BAD:LANDS, with one reviewer stating “every song on BAD:LANDS is no less than seven minutes long and quite frankly, it will be among the best seven-plus-minutes of your life, no matter which one you listen to.” Check it out for yourself here.
– Is it just us or is Europe super-hungry for SA music right now? KAURNA CRONIN, ECHO & THE EMPRESS and THE SHAOLIN AFRONAUTS all visited a little while ago, THE BYZANTINES just wrapped up a tour, and PIMPIN’ HORUS, THE GERMEIN SISTERS, TRACER and VINCENT’S CHAIR are there now.
– We’ve all seen those heart-sinking posts online when a band has lost gear. Thankfully for THE SERRA‘s bass player it worked this time and his bass guitar has been returned. Great job everybody.
– The long weekend means plenty of smaller-scale festivals are happening. From the new FOLLOW THE SUN festival to the CHANGE ORIGINAL MUSIC fest in Gawler to the four-day SEMAPHORE MUSIC FESITVAL and the multi-discipline FORMAT FESTIVAL, there’s definitely something for everyone. Check out more in this week’s gig guide.