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.”
Stan has released the official trailer and poster for the highly anticipated seven-part SHOWTIME event series THE LOUDEST VOICE, starring Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Russell Crowe as Fox News founder Roger Ailes. THE LOUDEST VOICE will premiere Monday, July 1 – Only on Stan.
THE LOUDEST VOICE is based on extensive reporting by Gabriel Sherman in his bestselling book, The Loudest Voice in the Room, which included interviews with more than 600 people and Sherman’s reporting for New York Magazine. In addition to Crowe, the star-studded cast also includes Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts as former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, Golden Globe nominee Sienna Miller (Layer Cake) as Ailes’ wife Elizabeth, Oscar® nominee and Emmy® winner Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) as former Fox News PR chief Brian Lewis, Screen Actors Guild Award® nominee Simon McBurney (The Theory of Everything) as News Corp leader Rupert Murdoch, Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders) as former Fox News booker Laurie Luhn and Aleksa Palladino (Boardwalk Empire) as Ailes’ longtime assistant Judy Laterza. Guest stars include Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Josh Charles (The Good Wife) as Casey Close, Gretchen Carlson’s husband, and Josh Stamberg (The Affair) as former Fox executive, Bill Shine. Emmy nominee Kari Skogland (The Handmaid’s Tale) directed multiple episodes.
In today’s politically charged media landscape, no figure looms larger, even after his passing, than Roger Ailes, who molded Fox News into a force that irrevocably changed the conversation about the highest levels of government. To understand the events that led to the rise of the modern Republican Party, one must understand Ailes. The upcoming limited series takes on that challenge, focusing primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party’s de facto leader, while also touching on defining events in Ailes’ life, including his experiences with world leaders that gave birth to Ailes’ political career and the sexual harassment accusations and settlements that brought his Fox News reign to an end. The series aims to shed light on the psychology that drives the political process from the top down.
The first episode of the event series was written by Oscar winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) and Sherman. The project is a co-production from SHOWTIME and Blumhouse Television (Sharp Objects, The Jinx, Get Out). In addition to Crowe, McCarthy serves as executive producer with Alex Metcalf and Emmy winner Jason Blum, as well as Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold for Blumhouse Television, Liza Chasin of 3dot Productions, Kari Skogland and Padraic McKinley.
THE LOUDEST VOICE will premiere on Stan July 1 with new episodes weekly