Melbourne’s The Mae Trio return with their unique contemporary twist on folk music with their sophomore album, Take Care Take Cover.
The trio are Maggie Rigby (banjo, ukulele, guitar and vocals), sister Elsie Rigby (violin, ukulele and vocals and Anita Hillman (cello, bass and vocals). Their debut album, Housewarming, released in 2013 features songs that the trio had written before they even finished school earned hem Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award and NFSA Folk Recording of the Year and carried them on a bigger wave than they could ever have imagined.
$18 + BF
Presented by Collective Artists and Lookout Kid
Performing without a band for the first time in her storied career, Sarah Blasko will lay bare her extraordinary song writing and iconic voice in a special nation-wide tour of theatres both intimate and grand. Blasko writes songs that strike with rare immediacy, clarity and purpose. From her game-changing debut The Overture & The Underscore in 2004 through to 2015's stunning synth-laden paean to love Eternal Return, the multi-platinum selling three-time ARIA Award winner has continually proven herself an irrepressible artistic force and one of the most compelling performers in Australian music.
"Whenever I listen to Sarah Blasko’s albums I feel like I’m navigating a vast ocean." - Dave Faulkner - The Saturday Paper
$50 + BF
of The Cat Empire
IN YOUR ARMS NATIONAL TOUR
Felix Riebl is one of Australia’s most unique and accomplished songwriters and musicians. As singer and percussionist with his legendary live band The Cat Empire he has spent the last decade and a half performing on some of the world’s most illustrious and exciting stages.
For the In Your Arms National Tour, he will be joined on stage by some of the country’s most celebrated musicians, weaving songs from Paper Doors, Into the Rain, new works, and re-imagined material from his extensive catalogue with The Cat Empire. A spellbinding performer, this show promises to be intimate, sublime, and highly dynamic – not to be missed.
$30 + BF
The Theatre Royal is proud to present Melbourne band Total Control performing for the first time in a couple of years. Support from the wonderful Cannanes and Terry.
With Tyrannamen & Amyl and the Sniffers
Cosmic Psychos endure and retoast their beer-soaked, bulldozer-fuelled pub anthems accost at every turn. Like a seemingly Dead Roo through the windscreen on a dark country road, Psychos bounce back as grotty and unapologetic as ever.
With the release of their new album Punchbuzz little over a month away, Husky today bring news of a national tour to fans and share the visionary video for their current single ’Ghost’.
Following on from popular first single ‘Late Night Store’, ‘Ghost’ has enjoyed a warm welcome into the world. It was premiered via triple j’s Veronica and Lewis along with Clash Music in the UK, and has since received airplay at triple j and double j, amongst a host of additions to Apple Music and Spotify playlists. The rhythmic, driving song sets the scene for Husky’s third album Punchbuzz, out June 2.
The impressive, cleverly animated video was produced by Melbourne production house Dropbear, and sees Husky and Gideon entering a dreamlike and surreal Day of the Dead inspired realm. Director Jonathan Chong was inspired by the song’s evocative lyrics.
$28 + BF
Clare Bowditch is an ARIA Award-winning songwriter, sometimes actor (as Rosanna Harding on the hit Channel 10 show “Offspring”), speaker, writer, creative-business mentor and the new afternoon host on ABC Melbourne Radio.
She’s had Top Ten albums, been named Rolling Stone Woman of the Year (Contribution to Culture), Yen Young Woman of the Year (Music), co-written with Gotye, toured with Leonard Cohen, written for Harpers Bazaar and the Drum, and played in every venue, festival and truck stop in Australia at least two hundred times each.
Currently Clare is writing and recording her sixth solo album, trying to whittle down the 150 songs she has written since 2012’s “The Winter I Chose Happiness” while hosting Afternoons on ABC Melbourne Radio.
Her exceptional new band featuring Andre Warhurst, Xani Kolac, Cameron Fallaw, Warren Bloomer and Marty Brown bring together all the mellifluous melodies, energy and atmosphere from her rich catalog of songs. All wrapped up with Clares unique story telling and great sense of humour.
$40 + BF