In Brief: Falls, Pyramid, Graveyard Train, Face The Music, NIFFTY
News posted Tuesday, October 25 2011 at 05:00 PM.
Related: Graveyard Train, Falls, Pyramid, Face The Music, NIFFTY.
– Oscar + Martin (pictured), Strange Talk and The Death Set are some of the more notable additions to the ever-expanding Falls Music & Arts Festival bill. They’ve been announced today, along with 360, Bass Kleph, Dr Don Don, Hook N Sling, Lotek, Mic Newman & Tornado Wallace, Nina Las Vegas and Northeast House Party. In other news, the Lorne leg of the festival (December 28 to January 1) is sold out, however tickets to Marion Bay in Tasmania (December 29 to January 1) are currently available. For more information click here.
– While we’re in New Year’s festival mode, here’s some more acts you can expect to see at Pyramid Rock in Phillip Island, Victoria: French electro artist Yuksek, Sparkadia, The Vasco Era, Ball Park Music, Abbe May, Loon Lake, San Cisco, Hunting Grounds and Georgia Fair. They will join the likes of Scissor Sisters, Gotye, Spiderbait and Cloud Control at the annual event, which takes place from December 29 to January 1. Tickets and full line-up here.
– For a self-described “horror-country” outfit like Graveyard Train, gigs don’t come much bigger, or more ambitious, or more appropriate than a Halloween gig at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre on October 31. Supports from The Brothers Grim and Highwater Ballroom Band. Tickets via Ticketmaster.
– The full program for November’s Face The Music conference can now be viewed online. Highlights of the event include a keynote speech by Brent Grulke, creative director of Austin’s annual music conference South By Southwest; an artist development discussion on artists and bands taking control of their music; a songwriting workshop with Jarrad Brown (Eagle and the Worm) and Paul Mac; and a discussion about recording and production with Paul McKercher (Sarah Blasko, You Am I), David Briggs (Little River Band, Australian Crawl) and Mark Opitz (INXS, Hoodoo Gurus). The fourth annual Face The Music will take place at the Arts Centre in Melbourne over two days (November 18-19).
– The likes of Jessica Says, Georgia Fields, Gossling’s Helen Croome, The Fauves’ Andrew Cox and Angie Hart will walk down the catwalk in Melbourne next month. For real. The occasion? The Northcote Independent Fashion Festival’s annual NIFFTY event, which will see said musicians dressed to the elevens in some of High Street’s best fashions (not including flannels). The event will take place on November 18 at the Northcote Social Club with an all-star house band featuring Pete Luscombe (RocKwiz, Paul Kelly), Ash Naylor (Even), Dan Luscombe (The Drones) and Bill McDonald (Paul Kelly). Melbourne journalist and former Dancing About Architecture host Clem Bastow will emcee. More information here.