Sunshine Coast Music News, July 14th 2017
The Sunshine Coast is buzzin' right now! We don't think it's too much of a call to say that it's becoming a hot spot, musically.
Tonight, High Tropics take over Solbar, with buzz band Fight Ibis and Big Whoops. Up at Noosa at the V Room, a metalfest ensues with Forest, Salacious, Meridian Theory, Chapters of Entropy, and New Clear Vision, starting early from 7.30pm.
Tomorrow, Tramfest is back in Nambour town for a free event, Pandemic will be at Solbar with Malibu Stacy, Regular Band, and Lifeboat (Hayden Hack Trio will be in the front bar).
And Sunday, a whole heap of your favourite Coast roots bands are teaming up for a Sunday Sesh at The Shared in Yandina, with Ites & Kaya, Jesswah, Yamini, and the Sunny Coast All Stars featuring members of The Floating Bridges, The Dawn Chorus, in2nation, Dosed, and Bearfoot (acting as the core group). That's massive, and starts from 3pm.
There's a whole heap more happening, just check the Gigs page for details.
A massive congratulations to Queensland Music Festival, and fellow organisers, for the Currie Street Music Crawl held last Saturday in Nambour. A massive event, culminating in multiple stages in the town's CBD, and a fantastic turn out to boot. We don't think we're alone in thinking this should become a yearly event. You've set the bar, QMF, let's see it again!
Upcoming shows in the next month to keep an eye out for would be Frenzal Rhomb's return to the Sunshine Coast, The Screaming Jets visiting Noosa, plus Bearfoot's return to Solbar (after nearly a year), Mojo Juju, and The Twoks.
Caloundra Music Festival blessed us with their full line-up announcement this week. This year we'll be treated to Xavier Rudd, Grinspoon, Wolfmother, Baby Animals, Spiderbait, Thundamentals, Drapht, Ronan Keating, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic (whaaaaat!???!!), Jon Stevens, (singer of everyone's new favourite national anthem, 'The Horses') Daryl Braithwaite, The Black Sorrows, plus so many local, and national touring artists. Oh man... it will be huge.
Young dudes of indie/psych/grunge rock, Fight Ibis got a bit of a shock this week, when Triple J decided to get (director of Baby Driver/Scott Pilgrim etc) Edgar Wright's opinion of their track 'Dorothy Deadleg' and how they could re-do the clip to it. Some pretty cool ideas appearing, so let's see it happen now. You can watch that clip from Triple J here.
There's a few new releases on our radar this week -
The Floating Bridges have come out swingin' with a new track, 'Power' (Click here)
Nu-metal dudes, New Clear Vision punch hard with their new single, 'No More Screams' (Click here)
Christian Patey's new one (with an accompanying tour), 'Can't Get Enough' (Click here)
And something a bit chill from Rossco Crozier. Listen to 'The Last Goodbye' (Click here)