Girls To The Front

Column: TidBits   |   Date Published: Friday, 14 April 17   |   Author: Andrew Nardi   |   1 month, 2 weeks ago

     Gig / Fri Apr 28 / The Basement

Glitoris are celebrating the fact that there are at least three bands in the ACT comprised mostly of women. They are also celebrating the fact that they all rock the fuck out. The other bands in question are Betty Alto and Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers. On top of those factoids, they’re also celebrating women in science, so 10% of ticket sales will go towards Homeward Bound, a programme that aims to have 1,000 women in science from around the world partake in an expedition of Antarctica over the next 10 years. [8pm / $20 via TryBooking]

Horns of Leroy: Tour / Fri Apr 28 / The Phoenix

Melbourne-based brass band Horns of Leroy are embarking on their first east coast tour. They’ll be playing tunes from their debut album plus new, original and cover material. Inspired by the flavours of New Orleans to Fitzroy, this punked-out, seven-piece, raucous street band take brass band music to a whole new level. From humble beginnings, the band has evolved from playing the streets of Melbourne to some of the biggest festivals and stages across the country. Guests include Brass Knuckle Brass Band. [9pm / $15 on the door]

Pheno: Single Launch / Fri Apr 21 / Smith’s Alternative

Pheno is releasing her debut single, titled ‘Dragon Year’. Pheno is electric guitarist and vocalist Jess Green’s new project and stage name, and under it she is pioneering her own style of pop; Afro-Sci. She brings 21st century science to the wild rhythms of Afro beat, indie rock and jazz. Canberra born, Green has released three albums under her own name. She creates musical layers with shimmering electric guitar, electro synths, a stomping backbeat and powerful vocals. Support from Luciana Harrison (Pocket Fox / Oranges). [7pm / $15 via]

Digital Cumbia + Global Bass: Gig / Sat May 6 / Polish White Eagle Club

Get ready for a night of digital cumbia and global bass music! Featuring Melbourne’s Cumbia Cosmonauts, Australia’s finest exponents of the genre, you can expect infectious Caribbean offbeat rhythms blended with raw Afro sounds and Jamaican dub elements. This live show will feature Mexican style MCing, digital percussion and improvised solos. Support from Rayjah45. [8pm / $15 on the door]

Erin : Tour / Sat Apr 15 / The Front Gallery & Café

Based loosely between Nelson, NZ, and Melbourne, Erin is a touring singer/songwriter who has spent the best part of recent years travelling the Australasian coastlines and countryside, getting to know, on a first-name-basis, the people of the land and the places they call home. Her songwriting exudes an ‘organic roots’ style. Slick, funky bass lines, swinging upbeat rhythm, and sweet vocal harmonies build into powerful choruses that are accentuated with the kick of her stomp box. Support from Ryan J Page. [8pm / $5 on the door]

Tim Rogers : Tour / Thu May 4 / The Street Theatre

Whilst You Am I have been bogged down in negotiations about a new group haircut, Tim Rogers has recorded his seventh secessionist recording An Actor Repairs, and pleads for your attention as he once again confuses hubris for artistry. For your affection, Tim Rogers will also be touring to Canberra, and will be playing songs from his 28 years of recordings. Support from Steve Smyth and The Lowlands. [8pm / $43 via]


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