Touring News: The Adults, Henry Wagons, Khancoban, Sebadoh
News posted Friday, July 15 2011 at 12:00 PM.
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– New Zealand supergroup The Adults will make their Australian debut in September. The band, which comprises Jon Toogood (Shihad), Shayne Carter (Dimmer, Straitjacket Fits) and Julia Deans (Fur Patrol), will perform in Sydney, Melbourne and at the BIGSOUND Live showcases in Brisbane. Initiated by Toogood during some downtime from Shihad last year, The Adults’ debut self-titled album features guest contributions from the likes of Ruban and Kody Neilson from the Mint Chicks and emcee Tiki Taane. It’ll be out August 19 through Warners Australia. The band’s live incarnation features Toogood, Carter and Deans, who swap instruments throughout the set. “Everyone fights over the bass,” Toogood said, “because the bass lines are especially fun to play.” Supports from Hobart’s The Scientists of Modern Music. Tickets via Oztix.
Thurs, Sep 1 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Fri, Sep 2 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thurs, Sep 8 – BIGSOUND, Brisbane, QLD
– Australia just can’t seem to get enough of Henry Wagons – or maybe it's the other way around? With Wagons’ “most expansive tour yet” concluding at The Forum Theatre in Melbourne tomorrow night (July 16), their charismatic frontman has announced a string of solo performances in August. The gigs are pitched as an opportunity to visit the “more tender” moments of new album Rumble, Shake and Tumble, render full band favourites acoustically and to “recount tales of gluttony and misbehaviour from the band’s extensive national album tour”. After the tour, Wagons will spend a month in America, where he looks forward to eating “more hotdogs”. Supports from Gossling in solo mode (except Brisbane). Tickets on sale July 18 via the band’s website.
Thurs, Aug 18 – The Grand Poobah, Hobart, TAS
Fri, Aug 19 – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Sun, Aug 21 – The Palais, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Thurs, Aug 25 – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Fri, Aug 26 – The Gallery Of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD
Sat, Aug 27 – Lizotte's, Dee Why, NSW
– Melbourne five-piece khancoban will tour their second full-length album, Arches Over The Sun, in August/September. Described as a departure from the band’s alt-country and folk-influenced sound, the album was produced by Nick Huggins (Mick Turner, Kid Sam), and mastered by Casey Rice (Tortoise, Dirty Three). It follows 2006’s self-titled mini-album and 2008’s Limbs May Fall. Arches Over The Sun is out August 12 through Departed Sounds/Other Tongues.
Fri, Aug 12 - X&Y Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Sat, Aug 13 - Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD (solo show)
Sun, Aug 14 - Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD
Thurs, Aug 18 - The Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC
Fri, Aug 26 - Petersham Bowls Club, Sydney, NSW
Sat, Aug 27 - The Front, Canberra, NSW
Sat, Sep 3 - Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
– US indie legends Sebadoh have announced “hand picked” local supports for their national tour September. The Community Chest will open the first night of tour in Perth; Smudge will share the stage in Sydney and Brisbane; Lou Barlow’s recording companion Adam Harding will play both Melbourne shows; while Laura Imbruglia will open the sold out first Melbourne show. Sebadoh will be playing songs from their ’90s classics Bakesale and Harmacy. Tickets on sale now.
Fri, Sep 16 - The Rosemount, Perth, WA
Sun, Sep 18 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC (sold out)
Mon, Sep 19 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Wed, Sep 21 – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thurs, Sep 22 - The Hi-Fi, Brisbane, QLD