In this episode of The Popcorn Conspiracy Dave Griffiths and Kyle McGrath take a look at the brand new comedy The Hustle starring Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway.
May 17, 1999 saw the release of one of the most lauded debut albums from an Australian artist, across any genre – ‘The Captain’ from Kasey Chambers. This ground breaking long- player was to change everything for the 22 year old singer songwriter, a blast of fresh air in the local country scene. Off the back of ‘The Captain’, Kasey picked up her first solo ARIA Awards, for Best Country Album and Best Female Artist; the album would go Triple Platinum in Australia, reach the Top 50 of the US Billboard Country albums and launch Kasey’s music to the world.
Tomorrow, exactly 20 years to the day, Kasey Chambers unveils ‘The Captain’ 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, whilst the album is released on vinyl for the very first time! This new package includes the 12 tracks from the original album plus ‘Hey Girl’(unearthed track), 7 tracks from the bonus edition (released in 2000), and 13 previously unreleased track-by-track interview pieces from 1999. The accompanying 32 page booklet has never before seen pictures of Kasey’s childhood, promotional and live images, and an image of the original handwritten lyrics for the title track ‘The Captain’.
Listen to Kasey discuss ‘The Captain’ back in a 1999 recording HERE.
Kasey will mark the release of ‘The Captain’ 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition with an accompanying tour, reforming her original band to play songs from The Captain album alongside a “best of” career set. It commences with a new date, September 12 at Melbourne’s Palms at Crown and traverses the country, winding up in Canberra on October 27 at the Playhouse Theatre CIC.
Following on from ‘The Captain, Kasey has released another 11 albums, each one cementing her place on the global country artist stage and garnering her a cabinet full of awards. In 2018 she was the youngest female ever to be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, reinforcing her place as one of Australia’s most revered and captivating performers.
KASEY CHAMBERS – THE CAPTAIN
20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2019
Tickets on sale now
For further information please head to www.kaseychambers.com
Thursday 12 SEPTEMBER – THE PALMS AT CROWN, MELBOURNE VIC – NEW SHOW
Friday 13 SEPTEMBER – THE PALMS AT CROWN, MELBOURNE VIC – SOLD OUT
Saturday 14 SEPTEMBER – COSTA HALL GPAC, GEELONG VIC
Sunday 15 SEPTEMBER – PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, WANGARATTA VIC
Thursday 19 SEPTEMBER – LISMORE CITY HALL, LISMORE NSW
Friday 20 SEPTEMBER – THE FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL, BRISBANE QLD
Saturday 21 SEPTEMBER – SOUTHPORT RSL, SOUTHPORT QLD
Friday 4 OCTOBER – THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE SA
Saturday 5 OCTOBER – THE ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH WA
Sunday 6 OCTOBER – BRIDGETOWN HOTEL, BRIDGETOWN WA
Friday 11 OCTOBER – TOWN HALL THEATRE PAC, DEVONPORT TAS
Saturday 12 OCTOBER – THEATRE NORTH AT THE PRINCESS, LAUNCESTON TAS
Sunday 13 OCTOBER – WREST POINT ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, HOBART TAS
Thursday 17 OCTOBER – ANITA’S THEATRE, THIRROUL NSW
Friday 18 OCTOBER – EVAN THEATRE PANTHERS, PENRITH NSW
Saturday 19 OCTOBER – THE CUBE, CAMPBELLTOWN NSW
Sunday 20 OCTOBER – BATHURST MEMORIAL THEATRE, BATHURST NSW
Friday 25 OCTOBER – GIANT DWARF, REDFERN NSW
Saturday 26 OCTOBER – NEX THEATRE, NEWCASTLE NSW
Sunday 27 OCTOBER – THE PLAYHOUSE THEATRE CIC, CANBERRA ACT
Lisa Salvo of On Diamond has crafted a cathartic journey from track one continuing on to track eight for the band’s debut self-titled release. Assisted by Evelyn Ida Morris, the LP’s opener, ‘The Ocean Floor’, is a gentle introduction to the themes explored throughout the album. It urges listeners to lean into their subconscious and let their psyche unravel. ‘How’was the second taste of the album released back in 2018, picking up ‘This Week’s Top Ten’ at PBS 106.7fm & No 3 in the Amrap Metro charts. ‘How’ manifests feelings of grief and disconnect, expressing confusion for a broken kinship. Following the course, another feature track ‘Poison Blood’ encourages a strong step forward in spite of past trauma.
Other album highlights include ‘The Purple Palace’ and ‘Laughing in the Face of the Big Door’. ‘The Purple Palace’ pays homage to the house most of the record was written in. The dreamy track represents Salvo’s deep connection to the house, as she realised the “Purple Palace” was a place inside herself. Meanwhile, ‘Laughing in the Face of the Big Door’ was inspired by a visual psychedelic sequence in an episode of Twin Peaks. The sequence mirrors Salvo’s own determination to progress even when a door appears closed.
On Diamond are thrilled to be hitting the road this week to celebrate the release with live shows at The Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine and The Gasometer Hotel in Melbourne.
ON DIAMOND ALBUM LAUNCH SHOWS
Friday 17 May – The Bridge, Castlemaine
10:10pm: On Diamond
Tickets on sale at thebridgehotelcastlemaine.com
Thursday 30 May – The Gasometer, Melbourne
8:30pm: Soft Rubbish
9:30pm: Music Yared
10:30pm: On Diamond
Tickets on sale at www.thegasometerhotel.com.au
Dave G today had the opportunity to chat to the legendary Al Anderson about the forthcoming Australian tour for The Original Wailers. Anderson joined The Wailers back when Bob Marley was the lead singer and has also performed with the some greats including Peter Tosh, UB40, Lauryn Hill and Ben Harper just to name a few.
You can listen to the interview below and make sure you check out the tour dates as well… book your ticket today.
From writer-director Keith Sutliff, a non-stop thrill ride through the streets of Los Angeles, The Refuge in theatres June 28.
A getaway driver finds himself in harm’s way when he gets caught up in a job involving casino heist money in the adrenaline-charged new crime thriller from Keith Sutliff.
KS Pictures presents The Refuge, starring Keith Sutliff (The Mason Brothers), Julien Cesario (Close Range), Matthew Webb (127 Hours), Reine Swart (The Lullaby), Stefanie Estes (Bethany), Demeterius Stear (Death Pool), Martin Copping (“Hawaii Five-O”) and Cheyenne Buchanan (A Dark Place).
In Theaters June 28.
Australian prog outfit VOYAGER have announced new Australian tour dates this July together with CHAOS DIVINE. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.
Vocalist Daniel Estrin comments on the tour: “Australia, we’re back on the road! Sydney and Melbourne missed out on a sweaty club show in March, so we’re heading back to the east coast to play a bunch of shows with Perth mates Chaos Divine. We can’t wait to play some new songs for you! Get ready to dance.”
To celebrate the release of their second studio LP, Is This Real, The Pinheads are playing a bunch of in stores along the East Coast for your listening pleasure.
Born out of friendship, bowling, sci-fi movie marathons and literal brotherhood, The Pinheads formed out of what is now colloquially known as the Leisure Coast, spread out among the northern suburbs of the Illawarra and Wollongong region.
They quickly established themselves as one of the area’s must-see live bands; no mic stand was left unturned, no face left unmelted, no speaker stack was left unclimbed.
Is This Real marks a reunion of sorts for the band, after several members took a short sabbatical from The Pinheads, to go explore other musical projects – among them Tropical Strength, Luke Spook and Shining Bird. Reconvening in their home studio, known as The Shed, the septet set out to once again push out into previously-untouched Pinheads territory.
The songs are longer, often slower and more methodically paced. The wildfire that sparked their initial run remains, albeit in a more contained manner. This is the sound of a band that has been re-calibrated, focused and with a reaffirmed sense of ambition.
When The Pinheads started out, their modus operandi revolved around two straight, simple rules: Never play it safe, and always make it fun. This remains as true now of their recorded material and their live shows as it did when they began in 2015.
‘Is This Real’ is The Pinheads second studio LP, the follow up to 2017’s self-titled LP.
Head along to a show to celebrate the release, more details below!