The Kava Kings announce new EP 'Two Strangers', new clip, and tour - playing Solbar on September 27

A single that has arrived at the perfect time where we’re looking ahead to warmer hazy days ahead, ‘Stars’ from Sydney four-piece, The Kava Kings, is the perfect remedy for any winter-time frump. Taken from the band’s new EP Two Strangers, ‘Stars’ is a piece of a larger puzzle that focuses on relationships and its different stages. Melodic, hearty and delivered with rich charm, The Kava Kings put their stamp on the second half of 2019 with a fresh collection of material, primed for the live stage.

Playing Solbar on September 27.

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All-female contemporary music festival, Space Girls, set to blast off this September

All systems are go as the annual, all-female contemporary music festival, Space Girls, today announces a stellar lineup for its Queensland Satellite Party on Friday, 13 September.

Lifting off in T-Minus 29 Days : 7 hours : 15 minutes, the 2019 Space Girls event will be MC’d by Double J’s Sarah Howells and features indie rock guitar slinger, Jaguar Jonze; award-winning electro-pop artists, Ella Fence and DOOLIE; breakthrough Indigenous DJ , Dameeeela; Aus-Fijian singer songwriter Andrea Kirwin; looping pop harpist, ELSKA; and folk-pop sibling act, The Dennis Sisters.

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ICYMI - Amy Shark announces regional tour for October/November - playing Venue 114 on October 18

One of Australia’s most impressive and beloved pop exports, Amy Shark is coming home for an intimate Australian regional tour in October and November. Fresh off her national tour earlier this year, which sold over 30,000 tickets and saw Amy performing at some of the country’s largest venues, she will now be bringing her critically acclaimed debut album Love Monster and faves from her EP Night Thinker to regional fans all across the country. The tour will kick off at NEX in Newcastle on October 3, and will then move through Canberra, Coffs Harbour, Lake Kawana, Darwin, Wodonga, and Geelong, and wrapping up in Hobart at the renowned Odeon Theatre on November 8. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 13 August at 9am local time.

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Daryl James releases deep new single, 'Alison' - Playing Foxy on Coolum August 25

Daryl James’s new single ‘Alison’ sees him take a new approach in what has been described as the Bohemian Rhapsody of the Blues/Roots world. This multi-dimensional song traverses vast musical terrain. Based on a roots Weissenborn slide guitar groove, vocal choirs and ethereal Lapsteel guitars interweave there way though Humarimaba* melodies and heartfelt lyrics.

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Toxic Fox release new single, 'Oil Painted Hill' - playing Caloundra Music Festival

Toxic Fox have been busy. Their debut single ‘Bond Street’ was released in April, and hit over 30K streams on Spotify in its first two months. The band completed a successful East Coast tour and festival appearance in response, with their live shows pulling a notable crowd. The reception has been warm to the young Sunshine Coast band, with a promising start to their efforts at taking on the Australian music scene, with fans and critics alike celebrating the new sound.

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The Beasts announce 'Still Here' National Tour - coming to Solbar on Dec 14

Age shall not weary The Beasts, although the years may condemn. After the emotional and frankly devastating loss of their fellow footsoldiers and Australian musical icons Brian Hooper and Spencer P Jones in 2018, Tex Perkins and compadres Kim Salmon, Tony Pola, Boris Sujdovic and Charlie Owen resolved to continue carrying the torch of the unstoppable life force that is the Beasts of Bourbon. Gathering all remaining members past and present to record a set of jams and covers that became the new album Still Here, and here was proof that there was life in the old dogs yet.

The Beasts set forth, claiming monster territory on their ‘Still Here’ National tour in November/December, stopping by the Sunshine Coast to play Solbar on December 14.

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Phwoar... new boutique festival, Offbeat announces first line-up - Imperial Hotel Eumundi

The Imperial Hotel Eumundi will host the inaugural OFFBEAT MUSIC FESTIVAL on Saturday 2 November 2019, with a limited number of EARLY BIRD TICKETS now on sale at just $65 pp.

The festival will take place from 12noon - late, boasting five stages across five rooms. Festival Organiser Alice Jones says OFFBEAT will bring together a vibrant community of musicians, artists and performers.

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Port Royal keep the rock'n'roll alive with new single, 'Ain't Got You' - playing Solbar August 2nd

Brisbane’s Port Royal's latest video for their brand new single 'Ain't Got You' is now out, and they’re well through their ‘Ain’t Got You’ tour right now, but don’t worry, they’ve making a stop on the Coast very soon.

No strangers to Solbar, Port Royal will be hitting the back stage to celebrate the single and it’s brand new clip on Friday night, joined by local groove kings, The Fins, and The Buzzing Towers.

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“Dolly”, the bands newest offering is another step into alternative territory. A punchy alt rock intro instantly pulls you into the contrast between bold instrumentation and soft sireneqsue vocals. The song is a raw glimpse into frontwoman EmJ Dau's personal experience of suffering mental health issues whilst being in a long term relationship.

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ICYMI - Gold Coast's NightQuarter has been resurrected, and it's coming to the Sunshine Coast!

Award-winning street food, night market and entertainment destination, NightQuarter, is coming to the Sunshine Coast.

NightQuarter is a unique blend of street food, community and culture. It s an ever-evolving festival with a kaleidoscope of different experiences, flavours and sounds every weekend. With an ethos of shared eating, shared experience and shared conversation, the shipping container urban playground is set to open at Birtinya on the Sunshine Coast in late 2019 and become a place for the local community to congregate.

The new venue will be adjacent to the Stockland Birtinya Shopping Centre. The space has been secured in collaboration with Stockland.

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Sahara Beck coming home for a special all-ages show in Noosa tomorrow night - Noosa Alive

Sahara Beck will be returning home to Noosa and taking to the stage at The J for an all-ages gig on Wednesday 24 July as part of NOOSA alive! 2019. After taking off with her soaring single ‘Here We Go Again’, Sahara is set to shine even brighter with her new red-hot release, ‘I Haven’t Done A Thing Today’. She will be supported by delicate songstress Angharad Drake.

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Russell 'The Real Thing' Morris returns to The Imperial Hotel touring new album, 'Black and Blue Heart' - playing July 27th

After a staggering 50 year career, Russell Morris returns to The Imperial Hotel on Saturday 27 July with his new album, Black And Blue Heart.

Produced by the legendary Nick DiDia (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam) alongside Bernard Fanning, and backed by a dream studio band (Declan Kelly on drums, Wolfmother’s Ian Peres on keyboards, Matt Englebrecht on bass, and Dan Kelly on guitar), Black And Blue Heart is a testament to Russell's commitment to find unique ways to challenge himself creatively.

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The Patient Lounge offer up All You Want with latest single - playing Peregian Originals July 14

Patient Lounge (formerly known as Therapist) deliver a compelling blend of musical styles, masterfully crafting a combination of innovative instrumentation, dominant vocals and zealous energy to offer a fresh spin on Aussie Progressive Rock/Prog Pop-Rock music.

After the release of their self-produced EP ‘Therapist’ in 2018, Patient Lounge will be releasing their debut single ‘All You Want’ on 19 April 2019. With lyrics such as “I love the way you stare, it keeps me begging and oppressed of air” and “there’s nothing I can say, all you want is nothing to change”, ‘All You Want’ is a song of desire for more.

Playing Peregian Originals on July 14.

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