BYO Sound #39
Temples @ Metro Theatre – Friday, May 9th.
This is the first time British progressive-psych newcomers have hit Australian shows, and are doing so with substantial buzz surrounding them. After releasing their debut album ‘Sun Structures’ it has led them to gain approval from the likes of Jonny Marr and even the seemingly unpleasable Noel Gallagher. With a run of support slots with Kasabian, Interpol and The Vaccines, including an appearance at Coachella on the way to Oz, it’s sure to say this buzz is for very good reason.
‘The Shindig’ feat. Perch Creek Family Jugband, The Woohoo Revue + More @ Splashes, Beach Bar – Friday, May 9th.
With a tagline consisting of “A festival of unique and eccentric music”, you can’t resist being intrigued. The famous Yours & Owls boys have a hand in this one yet again and they’ve managed to come up with something a little different this weekend. Perch Creek Family Jugband are headlining the festival, with The Woohoo Revue, Papa Pilko & the Bin Rats, Steve Smyth and Big Erle all making an appearance too. This is shaping up to be an event that’s gonna be talked about for a while to come.
Music Makers Club feat. The Bright Young Things + The Cherry Dolls @ Oxford Art Factory – Friday, May 9th.
The name of Music Makers Club alludes quite specifically to what they’re involved in. With a slogan “Music by the people, For the people” you know that they’re a pretty tight knit collective of talented musical die-hards, who know exactly to keep an eye one, and give them a chance to showcase themselves. This time the bill includes The Bright Young Things, The Cherry Dolls, Blood Brothers, Two Dark Eyes and Kites.
Plastic Nightclub feat. Miners, Cull, Los Tones @ Oxford Art Factory – Saturday, May 10th.
These Plastic Nightclub have become quite renowned recently, and rightly so with the artists they always manage to hand select. This time is no different, with Burn Atares headlining, local buzz boys, Cull, alongside Miners, Los Tones, Dead Brian. The night will even feature live painting from the recently famous Jack Irvin.
Hits & Pits Festival feat. Unwritten Law, Strung Out @ Roundhouse – Sunday, May 11.
What better way to spend the day nationally recognized as the celebration of motherhood, reflecting back to times when you were a little less approachable, belting out the chorus to ‘Cailin’, reminiscing on your teenage angst. The line-up goes way beyond Unwritten Law, with Strung Out, Face to Face and The Casualties all making the bill also.
By James Sherley