In Brief: Ivy League, Sarah Blasko, Push Songs
News posted Wednesday, September 8 2010 at 10:00 AM.
Related: Sarah Blasko, Ivy League, The Push, Push Songs.
Cloud Control (pictured), Cabins, Catcall and Wons Phreely will perform at Ivy League’s Spring Break party at Goodgod Small Club in Sydney on September 17. The evening will also feature a performance by new signing Alpine, a Melbourne six-piece formerly known as Swiss. Entry is $20 and includes a limited-edition CD sampler showcasing the bands’ “most up-to-date sonic achievements”. Tickets are only available on the door.
Western Australia’s love affair with Sarah Blasko continues with the singer adding a third show to her upcoming tour. Blasko will now perform at The Astor Theatre on Sunday, November 7, following shows on November 5 and 6 (the second of which has sold out). Beginning on October 6 in Albury, NSW, the tour will feature performances at theatres in all capital cities including The Palais in Melbourne, QPAC in Brisbane and The Enmore in Sydney. As distinct from her last Australian tour, where she played the ARIA-winning As Day Follows Night in full, Blasko has promised a “retrospective program” revisiting her entire back catalogue. Supports by Seja. Dates here.
Applications are now open for Push Songs, a free all-ages songwriter’s workshop in Melbourne on October 12. Founded by Charles Jenkins, the event will give six successful applicants the chance to take part in three one-and-a-half hour song songwriting development sessions and a masterclass with the likes of Mark Seymour (Hunters & Collectors), Davey Lane (You Am I, The Pictures), Ella Hooper (The Verses, Killing Heidi) and Jen Cloher. Applications must be submitted via www.thepush.com.au/html/pushsongs by October 1.