NEWS: Out On The Weekend sideshows announced
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NEWS: Out On The Weekend sideshows announced

The Out On The Weekend Americana music festival is happening on October 14th at Seaworks, Williamstown in Melbourne. The good news for those who can’t make it down there is that the international acts will also be playing a bunch of headline shows in Melbourne, Sydney Brisbane, Hobart, Fremantle and Adelaide. JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE October 13 … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Shane Nicholson – Love And Blood
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ALBUM REVIEW: Shane Nicholson – Love And Blood

Though Shane Nicholson is now firmly entrenched in Australian country music, with awards aplenty, he’s shown over his strong run of solo albums that he can still maintain a foot in the indie scene in which he forged his songwriting abilities. That positioning has enabled him to straddle alt-country and commercial country with equal aplomb. … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 1
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ALBUM REVIEW: Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 1

Two years after the release of his bestselling, award winning solo debut, Traveller, Stapleton returns with an album that in some ways feels like a retreat from the large stages and mainstream acclaim he received. Shacking up in Nashville’s RCA Studio A with producer and guitarist Brent Cobb, Stapleton recorded two album’s worth of songs. … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Marlon Williams  – Vampire Again
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NEW MUSIC: Marlon Williams – Vampire Again

Marlon Williams is back with his first new release since his self-titled LP was released in 2015. Since then he’s been touring endlessly, supporting Springsteen and playing festivals all over the world. He returned to Lyttleton, NZ to record ‘Vampire Again’ with producer Ben Edwards before directing the quirky clip in cahoots with UK cinematographer Steve … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Ben Mastwyk & The Millions – This Country
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NEW MUSIC: Ben Mastwyk & The Millions – This Country

Melbourne’s Ben Mastwyk has gathered a new band around him and recorded a new album (his 2nd) called Winning Streak. His band The Millions feature Ben Franz (The Waifs), Josh Duiker (Clifton Hillbillies), Michael Hubbard (The Bluebottles), Craig Kelly (Rich Davies). Also on vocals and honky-tonk piano is kiwi songstress Lisa Crawley. Here’s a live in-studio … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Pokey LaFarge – Manic Revelations
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ALBUM REVIEW: Pokey LaFarge – Manic Revelations

Pokey LaFarge has always been tagged as an authentic revivalist, from his music to the way he dresses. He’s still cutting a fine sartorial look but on Manic Revelations he’s sounding more contemporary than ever. LaFarge skill is seamlessly melding the cornerstones of roots music – from country and blues to soul, New Orleans jazz … Continue reading

POST TO WIRE PRESENTS: Red-Eyed & Blue – Jo Meares Band and W.A.C.O
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POST TO WIRE PRESENTS: Red-Eyed & Blue – Jo Meares Band and W.A.C.O

This weekend is the August instalment of Red-Eyed and Blue, the monthly session of live alt-country, folk and Americana music we curate at The Bearded Tit in Redfern, Sydney. Our last session saw a full house being serenaded by Sam Newton and gently rocked and rolled by The Singing Skies and this time round we … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Justin Townes Earle – Kids In The Street
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ALBUM REVIEW: Justin Townes Earle – Kids In The Street

By now Justin Townes Earle has released enough albums and developed his songwriting to the extent where he’s found his own distinct corner of the country music world. He’s developed an identifiable sound, particularly in the effortless swing he places in his music and the way he delivers his lyrics – that fluid and melodious, … Continue reading