1) Poison City Weekender Fest lineup announced
Poison City Records have released the 2017 lineup for their annual Poison City Weekender Fest. Camp Cope, Jeff Rosenstock, Clowns, Cable Ties, Hoodlum Shouts and Jess Locke are some of the artists on the huge lineup, with more to be announced. The festival will run between September 15th and 17th, across multiple venues, including The Corner Hotel, The Old Bar and The Tote. For full lineup details, click here.
2) Husky reveal national tour dates
Melbourne’s Husky recently announced that their new album Punchbuzz is coming out June 2nd, and now they have revealed national tour dates to accompany the release. Starting in Castlemaine on June 17th, the tour will reach Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Maroochydore, Hobart and Fremantle, before finishing in Perth late July. For all tour dates, visit their Facebook page.
3) Melbourne now has a 24/7 Guitar Vending Machine
Listen up musos, here’s something that could save you from a pre-show emergency. Clingan Guitar Tone have set up a vending machine with all your performance needs, so you don’t need to worry if you’ve left your spare guitar strings at home. The 24-hour accessible vending machine is located outside Clingan Guitar Tone in Collingwood, and holds everything from leads and strings, to tuners, capos and drum sticks. Visit their website for a full list of items and to request items you want to see.
4) Camp Cope launch safe-space hotline
Camp Cope have launched a hotline for fans to use to report harassment and receive help at their shows. The band will be distributing pieces of paper with the number on them to punters at their upcoming shows, encouraging anyone who witnesses harassment to report it. If you, or someone you know, needs assistance, the National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service can be reached on 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).
5) Spit Syndicate announce headline shows
Sydney hip hop duo Spit Syndicate are heading out on their own run of tour dates this July. Celebrating their new album One Good Shirt Had Us All Fly, Spit Syndicate will be playing shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Visit their website for all details.
MELBOURNE GIG GUIDE
Saturday May 6th
- Dappled Cities at Howler
- Flyying Colours at Northcote Social Club
- Totally Unicorn at Cherry Bar
- The Scrims at The Toff In Town
- Mayfield at The Penny Black
Sunday May 7th
- Boadz at The Wesley Anne
- Greenthief at The Gasometer Hotel
- Hemingway at Sooki Lounge
- Sal Wonder at The Yarra Hotel
- Troubled Peach at The Reverence Hotel