Tuesday 26 June 2012

Helen McCookerybook and Let's Wrestle live, July 22

Romantic, indiepop pioneer and PUNK ROCK LEGEND Helen McCookerybook is playing a special acoustic gig on July 22. Helen will be playing classic tunes from her repertoire, including a couple of Chefs numbers.

"To me (Helen) is a national treasure." Martin Stephenson of the Daintees

Let's Wrestle take a break from recording their third album to make a return to the Lounge. Wes's previous gig for us was a treat so we're looking forward to this.

The Hangover Lounge opens at 2pm; live music will start at about 3pm. Yes, kids are welcome and food is available.

Wednesday 20 June 2012

The Lobster Boat live at the Lexington, July 1

The Lobster Boat, numbering David Tattersall & Franic Rozycki (The Wave Pictures) + Howard Hughes & Billy Jet Pilot (Coming Soon) + Jean Thevenin, start their UK tour on Sunday July 1 at the Lexington.

You know their album, right? The offbeat hooks of Hefner, the unbridled charm of Jonathan Richman and the ragged noir of Robert Forster? Yes, that's the one. They'll be playing hits from that and more modern classics.

Buy your tickets.

And get a taste of The Lobster Boat live experience now:

Cattle and Cane by the Queensland Station

Let's hear it one more time for the dearly departed. Grant McLennan's Cattle and Cane was the last song played by the Queensland Station at their recent tribute gig (after some strong-arming from the Hangover Lounge management).

Here's the supergroup playing it in rehearsal:

The McTells gig 5 August 2012

The legendary Sir Mark Flunder is celebrating his 50th birthday by gigging with three of his bands, The McTells, Cee Bee Beaumont and The Fenestration, on Sunday August 5, 2012.

Much of the ticket allocation is taken up by the perennially popular Flunder's guest list, so we have just 40 tickets for sale. There may be more for sale later, but at this point we know we've got just the 40.

What else do you need to know? Doors to the upstairs gig open at 7pm. The Hangover Lounge will be downstairs as usual from 2pm. No, Sportique will not be performing. Lord Greg Webster has retired from the music scene and is now an eco warrior in Oxfordshire.


This might be your only chance to see The McTells ever.