In Brief: Boogie, Last Greatest Show On Earth, The Reubens, Cold Chisel
News posted Friday, March 23 2012 at 03:00 PM.
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– The sixth annual Boogie festival in Tallarook, Victoria, has now sold out, ToneDeaf reports. The festival, featuring the likes of Royal Headache, Justin Townes Earle and My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, increased its allocation from 500 to 1000 tickets this year. It’ll take place over the Easter long weekend (April 6-8). Spain’s Los Chicos, local acts The Dancing Heals and The Steins, and DJs including Henry Wagons and Jimmy from Clinkerfield, have been added to the bill.
– Due to unforeseen circumstances, “The Last Greatest Show On Earth” – a charity concert in aid of The John Cade Psychiatric Ward at Royal Melbourne Hospital – will shift from The Regal Ballroom to The Thornbury Theatre this Sunday (March 25). Brought to you by the same people behind 2010’s Muppets tribute, the show will transform Thornbury Theatre into a “glittering post-apocalyptic Las Vegas show room” featuring a “who’s who” of Melbourne’s music scene playing roles from Cher to Elvis and Iggy Pop. Performers include Laura Jean, Geoff O'Connor, Jessica Says, Harmony, Quincy McLean (Blue Ruin), Dan Luscombe (The Drones), Marcus Rechsteiner (UV Race), Shags Chamberlain (Lost Animal, Brous) and Super Wild Horses. Tickets $35 at the door.
– The Rubens from Menangle, NSW, have continued their meteoric rise, joining forces with the likes of Lanie Lane, Cloud Control and Catcall at Sydney boutique label Ivy League. The four-piece, featuring brothers Sam, Elliott and Zaac Margin and Scott Baldwin, had a breakout year since forming in early 2011, playing at Homebake and cracking the Hottest 100 with the home-recorded ‘Lay It Down’ (#57). The band are currently in New York recording their debut album with producer David Kahne (Paul McCartney, Regina Spektor, The Strokes), after which they’ll return home for a national headline tour including a spot on the bill at Boogie (see above) and four consecutive dates at Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club. Yes, four.
– Cold Chisel are currently seeking actors for the video to new single ‘Everybody’. “We are looking for female and male talent from young to old … that can show us a particular “talent” or “non-talent” that they may have,” the band said. “We just want you to be unique and confident enough that you can perform for us within a 10-minute time frame.” Elderly people, identical twins of any age, biological rarities, groups and couples are encouraged to apply. The clip will be shot on March 27 in Sydney. More details here.