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The Hard-Ons Australian Tour 2022

September 16, 2021
The Hard-Ons Australian Tour 2022
The Hard-Ons Australian Tour 2022

The Hard-Ons Australian Tour 2022

Following the fantastic response to new single Lite As A Feather and its predecessor Hold Tight, and amid the great anticipation for their new album I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken –  their first with new singer Tim Rogers – Australia’s punk legends the Hard-Ons have announced their first tour with their new line-up.

Whilst the announcement last month of Rogers’ recruitment was met with excitement, bemusement and yes the inevitable few grumbles from old fans, the new line-up is not going to give fans anything to complain about.

Both new singles suggest the band is in magical form; in fact the magic comes at least in part from the fact that Tim Rogers is one of the band’s biggest fans.

MARCH
Thu 17 – Southport, Vinnie’s Dive – tickets
Fri 18 – Brisbane, The Zoo “Punkfest” – tickets
Sat 19 – Eltham, Eltham Hotel – tickets
Fri 25 – Narrabeen, Narrabeen RSL – tickets
Sat 26 – Newcastle, The Cambridge Hotel – tickets
Sun 27 – Wollongong, La La La’s – tickets
Thu 31 – Canberra, The Basement – tickets

APRIL
Sat 2 – Adelaide, Enigma Bar – tickets
Thu 7 – Geelong, Barwon Club – tickets
Fri 8 – St Kilda, Gershwin Room at the Espy – tickets
Sat 9 – Melbourne, Corner Hotel – tickets

Gigs

EVEN shows moved again to January 2022

August 19, 2021

Indie rock trio EVEN set out to play four shows across the Queen’s Birthday holiday weekend at great venues in the inner North, South, East and West of Melbourne. Regretfully, due to Melbourne’s lockdown, these shows were first moved to late August, but now will take place late January 2022. The new run takes place in the same four venues, and the band has even added a fifth venue! Tickets for the shows remain valid. Refunds can be arranged at the point of purchase for those who are unable to attend on the rescheduled dates.

These five EVEN shows will be a celebration of the great rock’n’roll city that is Melbourne.

These shows are gonna provide some right royal rocking, with hand-selected support acts adding a unique flavour to each show.

They start off with stranded Mississippi-based Canadian-Australian bluesy country singer-songwriter Meghan Maike on Tuesday the 25th of January at the Leadbeater.

Melbourne singer-songwriter Fenn Wilson on the afternoon of the Wednesday, January 26th public holiday, at the Northcote Social Club. This show is a matinée and under-18s are allowed in if accompanied by an adult.

Thursday 27th of January sees a new venue added to the mini tour, The Railway Hotel in Macedon. EVEN will be supported by Moody Beaches.

Melbourne indie-songsmith Cahill Kelly supports Even at the Gershwin Room on Friday the 28th of January.

From then, it’s the très glam Imperial Leather, featuring entities from both RRR and PBS-FM at Hotel Westwood, Footscray on Saturday the 29th.

That is a real celebration of Melbourne music, so we suggest you grab tickets to quite a few of these shows, to explore the length and breadth of our rockin’ town and make a proper party week of it!

Oh, and EVEN would also like it known that we’ve been working on album #8, and it’s coming along nicely.

THE LEADBEATER HOTEL
Tuesday 25 January 2022
With Meghan Maike
Tickets here
Facebook event

EVEN
EVEN

NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB
Wednesday 26 January 2022, matinée
With Fenn Wilson
Tickets here
Facebook event

RAILWAY HOTEL MACEDON
Thursday 27 January 2022
With Moody Beaches
Tickets here
Facebook event

ESPY – GERSHWIN ROOM
Friday 28 January 2022
With Cahill Kelly
Tickets here
Facebook event

HOTEL WESTWOOD
Saturday 29 January 2022
With Imperial Leather
Tickets here
Facebook event

 

Gigs

EVEN shows moved to late August

June 15, 2021
EVEN - August 2021 dates
EVEN – August 2021 dates

Indie rock trio EVEN set out to play four shows across the Queen’s Birthday holiday weekend at great venues in the inner North, South, East and West. Regretfully, due to Melbourne’s lockdown, these shows had to be moved to late August. The new run takes place in the same four venues and tickets for the shows remain valid. (Refunds can be arranged at the point of purchase for those who are unable to attend on the rescheduled dates.)

EVEN Save … EVEN Save The Queen’s Birthday Weekend” is a celebration of the great rock’n’roll city that is Melbourne.

These shows are gonna provide some right royal rocking with four hand-selected support acts adding a unique flavour to each show.

They start off with Melbourne indie-songsmith Cahill Kelly at the Gershwin Room on Friday the 27th of August.

From then, it’s the très glam Imperial Leather, featuring entities from both RRR and PBS-FM at the Westwood on Saturday the 28th.

Melancholy and melodious young trio of singer-songwriters the Folk Bitch Trio on Sunday afternoon the 29th at the Northcote Social Club. This show is a matinée and under-18’s are allowed in if accompanied by an adult.

Stranded Mississippi-based Canadian-Australian bluesy country singer-songwriter Meghan Maike on Sunday evening the 29th at the Leadbeater.

That is four great line-ups and a real celebration of Melbourne music, so we suggest you grab tickets to all four shows, explore the length and breadth of rockin’ town and make a proper weekend of it!

Oh, and Even would also like it known that we’ve been working on album #8, and it’s coming along nicely.

EVEN
EVEN

ESPY – GERSHWIN ROOM
Friday 27 August, 8pm
With Cahill Kelly
Tickets here
Facebook event

HOTEL WESTWOOD
Saturday 28 August
With Imperial Leather
Tickets here
Facebook event

NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB
Sunday 29 August, matinée
With Folk Bitch Trio
Tickets here
Facebook event

THE LEADBEATER HOTEL
Sunday 29 August, evening
With Meghan Maike
Tickets here
Facebook event

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Meanies Desperate Measures Tour

May 19, 2021
Meanies Desperate Measures Tour
Meanies Desperate Measures Tour

“Howdy folks in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Ballarat, Macedon, Wollongong, Sydney, Narrabeen, Newcastle, Geelong and Canberra who were hoping to see us old age teenagers live in concert in July; It ain’t gonna happen. We’re sincerely sorry, but this Covid shit is continuing to fuck with everything, and we need to postpone to August/October/November. Current ticket holders will be able to use those tickets. Refunds will be available if you can no longer attend.

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The Meanies take desperate measures, finally!

Melbourne punk rock legends tour their new album a year late; with national ‘better late than never desperate measures tour’ .

Byron’s Dicklord open most shows!

Better late than never, and in the midst of their part in the national Spring Loaded tour with a few old buddies,  Australia’s punk-rock heavyweights The Meanies announce their ‘better late than never desperate measures tour’. The tour is a belated celebration of their ‘new’ album Desperate Measures, which is out now on Cheersquad Records and Tapes.

Desperate Measures is a hard, fast and catchy onslaught of hard-hitting Meanies mayhem. It evokes the classic sound that made the band a household name in all the worst houses back in the ’90s, and which has influenced generation after generation of young punks ever since.

Joining The Meanies as they take their desperate measures are one such group of rowdies, the mighty DickLord, whose album ‘It’s Soooo Boring’ is out now on Valve.

 

RESCHEDULED:

Saturday 21 August (rescheduled)
Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC *
+ Poppin Mommas + Eyeroll (no Dicklord)
Tickets here

Saturday 16 October (rescheduled)
Jive, Adelaide, SA
+ Cull The Band
Tickets here

Friday 22 October (rescheduled)
The Tote, Melbourne, VIC
+ Persecution Blues + Cheeky Geezers
Tickets here

Saturday 23 October (rescheduled)
The Tote, Melbourne, VIC
+ Super American Eagle + Sidesplitter
Tickets here

Friday 5 November (rescheduled)
The Eastern, Ballarat, VIC
+ Dicklord + The Dawdlers
Tickets here

Saturday 6 November (rescheduled)
Railway Hotel, Macedon, VIC
+ Dicklord + Persecution Blues
Tickets here

Friday 12 November (rescheduled)
The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets here

Wednesday 17 November (rescheduled)
The Basement, Canberra, ACT
+ Charlotte & the Harlots
Tickets here

Thursday 18 November (rescheduled)
Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney, NSW
+ Blitz Babiez
Tickets here

Friday 19 November (rescheduled)
Narrabeen RSL, Sydney, NSW
+ Tshitaki
Tickets here

Saturday 20 November (rescheduled)
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
+ I Hate People
Tickets here

Sunday 21 November (rescheduled)
La La La’s, Wollongong, NSW
+ Ape Rib
Tickets here

Gigs

Even Save The Queen’s Birthday Weekend

April 16, 2021
EVEN - Queen's Birthday Weekend
EVEN – Queen’s Birthday Weekend

While dumped PM Gough Whitlam might as well have been auditioning for the Sex Pistols when he said on November 11, 1975, “Well may we say ‘God Save the Queen’, because nothing will save the Governor-General!”, Melbourne’s royal rock’n’pop trio Even, who did include a stonking cover of the Sex Pistols’ “Pretty Vacant” on their recent Down The Shops covers collection, reckon that the Queen’s birthday at least is worth celebrating. Indeed, they reckon it is their Antipodean duty to do so, especially given that Prince Philip is now no longer around to start the party.

But with four shows across the holiday weekend at great venues in the inner North, South, East and West, “Even Save The Queen’s Birthday Weekend” is not just a celebration of a fabulous public holiday; it is also a celebration of the great rock’n’roll city that is Melbourne.

Even’s Friday to Monday run is gonna provide some right royal rocking with four hand-selected support acts adding a unique flavour to each show. New Cosmic Country queen Freya Josephine Hollick opens proceedings at the Gershwin Room on Friday the 11th. From then, it’s the tres glam Imperial Leather, featuring entities from both RRR and PBS-FM at the Westwood on Saturday the 12th; stranded Mississippi-based Canadian-Australian bluesy country singer-songwriter Meghan Maike on Sunday the 13th at the Leadbeater; and melancholy and melodious young trio of singer-songwriters the Folk Bitch Trio on Monday the 14th at the Northcote Social Club. Monday’s show is a matinée and under-18’s are allowed in if accompanied by an adult.

That is four great line-ups and a real celebration of Melbourne music, so we suggest you grab tickets to all four shows, explore the length and breadth of rockin’ town and make a proper long weekend of it!

Oh, and Even would also like it known that we’ve been working on album #8, and it’s coming along nicely.

ESPY – GERSHWIN ROOM
Friday 11 June, 7:30pm
With Freya Josephine Hollick
Tickets here
Facebook event

HOTEL WESTWOOD
Saturday 12 June
With Imperial Leather
Tickets here
Facebook event

THE LEADBEATER HOTEL
Sunday 13 June
With Meghan Maike
Tickets here
Facebook event

NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB
Monday 14 June, matinée
With Folk Bitch Trio
Tickets here
Facebook event

EVEN taken by Jay Hynes
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XMAS EVEN 2020

November 26, 2020
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XMAS EVEN usually comes but once a year but wait, there’s more in 2020.

This year, thanks to you know what, capacities are strictly at an all time low so XMAS EVEN comes by FOUR TIMES! That’s right, four times.

Monday 21 and Wednesday 23 December, the Corner Hotel, Richmond plays host to an early XMAS EVEN show from 5pm and a later show from 9pm both days, tickets from cornerhotel.com

Special guest Clio Renner will be opening up each show and may very well join the Even group on stage for a few numbers.

Expect some new, mostly old and the occasional surprise as the band will be highlighting songs from different albums each night.

As mentioned, numbers are strictly limited so best get in quick!

Thanks and merry xmas y’all.

Buy tickets for Monday 21 Dec 5pm early show here.

Buy tickets for Monday 21 Dec 9pm late show here.

Buy tickets for Wednesday 23 Dec 5pm early show here.

Buy tickets for Wednesday 23 Dec 9pm late show here.

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DELIVERED – Live Streaming Festival

March 31, 2020
Delivered – Live Streaming Festival, 4 April 2020.

⭐️ EVEN LIVE STREAMING ⭐️
DELIVERED – Live Streaming Festival

Music and comedy lovers across the country who have seen tours, festivals and live shows cancelling in recent weeks can look forward to a new festival this weekend, and they can enjoy it all from the comfort of their own homes!

Featuring acclaimed solo artists Alex Lahey, Bob Evans, (Jedediah front man Kevin Mitchell), Ali Barter, Henry Wagons, indie favourites EVEN and internationally acclaimed blues singer C.W. Stoneking. As well as this there will be something for the kids with the Teeny Tiny Stevies.

They’ll be joined by four talented local comedians including Andy Saunders and Sami Shah for a night of live entertainment connecting Victorians through music, comedy, inspiring stories and advice from experts on dealing with isolation.

Streaming is free, although viewers will be encouraged to make a donation by purchasing a ticket through Oztix to view the stream which will help support the creative industries impacted by the coronavirus, including artists, managers, sound engineers and support staff. Tailored beverage packs from bushfire impacted regional wineries will also be on sale for delivery to enjoy during the festival.

Compounding the bushfires which hurt many regional communities, coronavirus social distancing measures means these towns are further isolated, making it harder to raise funds and continue the rebuilding and recovery efforts.

Regional towns across the country impacted by bushfires, drought and the ongoing coronavirus restrictions will be able to enjoy a night of live streaming music and comedy to help connect communities during these trying times.

Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes welcomed the announcement of the Delivered, Live Streaming Festival with a host of music and comedy acts streaming live performances to regional communities all over Australia.

The Delivered, Live Streaming Festival has been launched in partnership with Handshake Agency and will be the first live streaming festival in support of our regional communities.

The stream will go live at 5pm on Saturday 4 April at www.deliveredlive.com.au.

Tickets available here

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The Meanies celebrate 30 years as a band, 25 years since 10% Weird, announce national tour

August 28, 2019
To hail 25 years since the release of their influential LP 10% Weird and a whopping 30 years as a band, Australian punk titans The Meanies have summoned the band back into Australia from all over the world to embark on a huge national tour, bringing acts like Tumbleweed, Civic, Glitoris and Dicklord along for the ride.

Treating punters to a live set stacked with tunes from their hefty back catalogue, the tour will kick off with a matinee show on Cup Day, Tuesday November 5 at the Corner, before zigzagging across Australia, playing shows in Castlemaine, NSW, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia.

It was May 1989 when The Meanies first moved their music out of their rehearsal space and onto the stage, and fast became notorious as the most unruly and savage punk act the country had seen. Countless live shows saw the band cultivate a formidable local following and play with a veritable stack of international heavyweights, like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Bad Brains and Beastie Boys, to name a few. 

Five years later and 10% Weird belted through the punk-rock stratosphere and into the laps of punk fans across the country. Released via Au Go Go, Munster Records (ES), Subway Records (DE) and Frontier Records (USA), the LP has long been regarded as the band’s magnum opus, an album symbolic of Melbourne’s chaotic beer-drenched punk-rock scene of the time and a record cited by countless bands as a major influence.

Fast-forward to 2019, and the band have flown into the country from all over the world to celebrate 30 years of recklessness, broken bones, excessive boozing and busted eardrums.

Tickets to The Meanies are on sale now.

30 YEARS OF THE MEANIES
(ALSO 25 YEARS SINCE 10% WEIRD AND PROBABLY A FEW OTHER MILESTONES)

Tues Nov 5
​Corner Hotel, VIC
Cup Day Matinee w/ Civic, Dicklord, Disco Junk
& Guest DJs The Chiko Molls
Tickets via Corner 

Fri Nov 8
Theatre Royal, VIC
w/ Glitoris & Drug Sweat
Tickets by Oztix

Sat Nov 9
River Rocks, Geelong
w/ Cosmic Psychos, Hard-Ons, Rocket Science and more

Sun Nov 10
River Rocks Rehab, Geelong

Fri Nov 15 
Caringbah Inn Hotel, Caringbah
w/ Tumbleweed & The Fangin’ Felines
Tickets via Caringbah Inn Hotel

Sat Nov 16 
Paddo RSL, Darlinghurst
+ Tumbleweed & Glitoris
Tickets via Oztix

Fri Nov 22 
Jive, Adelaide
w/ Numbskulls, Meatbeaters, NÄH
Tickets via Moshtix

Sat Nov 23 
Rosemount Hotel, North Perth
w/ Leeches! & The Last Quokka
Tickets via Oztix

Sun Nov 24 
Indian Ocean Hotel, Scarborough
w/ Dennis Commetti, The Mascara Snakes
Tickets via Oztix

Fri Nov 29 
Kingscliff Hotel, Kingscliff
w/ Tumbleweed
Tickets via Oztix

Sat Nov 30 
Valley Drive-In, Brisbane
+ Tumbleweed, Budd & Blussh
Tickets via Eventbrite

For media requests, interviews, promo ops and more, please contact

Cara Williams
cara@slowclap.com.au
0401 275 863

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EVEN 25 Years Anniversary Tour

July 30, 2019

Australia’s seminal indie-pop-rock trio EVEN have just turned 25 and to celebrate, the band have announced a string of headline gigs around the country before their national tour dates with long-time pals, The Dandy Warhols.

It’s been a quarter of a century since singer-songwriter / guitarist Ashley Naylor, drummer Matthew Cotter and bassist Wally Kempton first took the stage at North Fitzroy’s Empress of India Hotel, and seven studio albums later, the band have earned a solid reputation as one of the country’s most adored indie bands emerging from the ‘90s.

Significant rotation on triple j and frequent national and international touring saw Even amass a devoted and long-term fan base, who fast became charmed by the band’s sparkling guitar melodies and splendid power-pop hooks.

Kicking off in Melbourne on Thursday September 26 at Howler, The EVEN 25 Years anniversary tour will see the band cross over to Marrickville Bowlo on Friday September 27, before settling into Adelaide’s Jive Bar on Saturday October 12. Alongside the Dandy shows, EVEN will also perform at Scene & Heard Festival in Brisbane and Newcastle.

Tickets to the EVEN 25 Years Anniversary tour are on sale now. Stay tuned for more news from the EVEN camp soon.

EVEN – 25 Years Anniversary Tour

EVEN 25 Years Anniversary Tour

Thu Sept 26
Howler Melbourne, Melbourne
Tickets via Moshtix

Friday Sept 27
Marrickville Bowling Club, NSW
Tickets via Oztix

Sat Oct 12
Jive Bar, Adelaide
Tickets via Moshtix

Sat Nov 2
Scene & Heard Festival, Brisbane QLD
Tickets here

Sun Nov 3
The Forum Melbourne (with The Dandy Warhols)
Sold Out

Wed Nov 6
Enmore Theatre, Sydney (with The Dandy Warhols)
Tickets here

Sun Nov 10
Scene & Heard Festival, Newcastle NSW
Tickets here

Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide EVEN 25 Years Anniversary Tour Facebook events.

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Rinehearts Can’t Do Nothing album tour

May 22, 2019

CHEERSQUAD presents…

Rinehearts (WA)
‘Can’t Do Nothing’ Album Tour

Rinehearts ‘Can’t Do Nothing’ tour May-June 2019

Friday 14th June
The Aardvark, Fremantle, WA
w/ special guests

Friday 21st June
Kalamunda Hotel, Kalamunda, WA

Friday 28th June
The Eastern, Ballarat, VIC
w/ New Rock Syndicate (Japan), Thee Cat Burglars and Broad Arrows

Friday 28th – Saturday 29th June 2am
Yah Yah’s, Fitzroy, VIC

Saturday 28th June
The Espy Basement, St Kilda, VIC
w/ special guests

Sunday 30th June
The Old Bar, Fitzroy, VIC
w/ Cakefight, Thee Cat Burglars and Thee Cha Cha Cha’s

Perth Power pop trio Rinehearts celebrate the release of their new album this June!

With an overall sound best described as a cross between The Replacements and Reigning Sound, Rinehearts have been delivering catchy tunes since forming in 2016. Long-time friends Guitarist and Vocalist Ben Ward, bass player Mitch Long and drummer Ross Di Blasio’s raw sound and memorable melodies quickly gained the attention of U.K label No Front Teeth Records who put out the band’s first 7” EP ‘Try Your Luck’ in December that same year.

Fast forward 12 months, and after trialling and refining new songs with local audiences, the band once again settled into Ross’ living room to record their debut album ‘Can’t Do Nothing’. The end result is 11 tracks that seamlessly bounce from one to the next, with distinct influences ranging from the sound of the latest single ‘You Don’t Have To Lie’, to 60s Stems/Byrds inspired numbers like ‘Can’t Seem to Help Myself’ and ‘Oneway Road’ to the undeniably captivating lead single and title track from the album ‘Can’t Do Nothing’.

Rinehearts album ‘Can’t Do Nothing’ is available here

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