Words by Josh ‘Tree’ Lovell
We may be heading towards what could be a very cold winter, But the music that’s coming down here over the next 3 months will be burning a fire inside your music loving hearts. Here’s a look at what you can see over the month of June.
3rd – Sun Kil Moon @ Theatre Royal
Sun Kil Moon, the solo project of former Red House Painters member Mark Kozelek, will be performing an intimate show at Hobart’s Theatre Royal at the beginning of June. The performance promises to be an emotionally rich and powerful one, with records like 2014’s Benji, 2015’s Universal Themes and 2017’s Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood, all showcasing Kozelek’s emotive folk rock storytelling that often resembles a stream of consciousness. This will be a live show of a very unique nature, and one you simply cannot afford to miss.
8th– San Cisco @ The Republic Bar
The Fremantle four-piece, San Cisco have been rocking out the country for eight years, going from strength to strength after every album and tour. The National Water tour is on the back of their third studio album The Water. The band is coming off a high profile gig at the Triple J’s One Night Stand in Mount Isa. If you’re into your Indie Rock and Indie Pop, this is the act for you. Get your tickets early because this is sure to be a sellout, or very close to it.
9th– A.B Original W/ Thelma Plum @ the Odeon
A.B. Original, consisting of a Briggs and Trials are coming down here to play as part of a huge billing for Dark MOFO. The hip-hop duos songs can be placed inline with music activism. Their songs revolve around issues that are, or have faced Indigenous Australians. They released their debut album Reclaim Australia Last year with their song January 26 making it into Triple J’s Hottest 100 at #16. With Thelma Plum making the trip down to join Briggs and Trials, this is sure to be the hottest ticket on the Dark MOFO calendar.
10th – Mogwai @ MAC2
The Scottish art-rock veterans will be bringing their lengthy discography to Hobart for what promises to be a huge performance as part of Dark Mofo. As one of the most influential rock groups of the last twenty years, you will not want to miss this.
16th- Cable Ties @ Brisbane Hotel
Cable Ties released their self-titled debut album via Poison City on May 26th, meaning there is no excuse for you not to get your ears around their work before this huge set at the Brisbane Hotel. After supporting Camp Cope at the same venue earlier this year, Cable Ties will be bringing their fiery brand of punk to Hobart’s premier punk venue in what should be one hell of an evening.
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17th – Einstürzende Neubaten @ Odeon Theatre
Tickets for the German industrial avant-garde band’s show on Friday the 16th are already sold out so you will need to be quick if you want to lock in a rare chance to see this Australian exclusive. Expect unconventional noise and chaos in what promises to be a truly unique experience.
24th– Dune Rats @ The Brisbane Hotel
This is one big night for music in Hobart. Aussie rockers Dune Rats are making their way down south after the release of their much-anticipated album The Kids Will Know Its Bullshit. The band has already completed a national tour in March but signed on more shows to the regional tour taking them to every corner of Australia.
24th & 25th– Thundamentals @ The Republic Bar
One of the most popular hip hop groups in the country, Thundamentals have risen up the ranks from being only known on the Triple J circuit to now being heavily renowned nation wide. Everyone We Know, the bands fourth studio album was released in mid February peaked at second on the AUS music charts. This gig, even with the competition on the 24th is set to sell out, so get in quick.
24th – Skegss @ The Warratah
The Byron Bay three piece recently released their Holiday Food EP, taking their shabby hairstyles all over the country after they return from shows throughout Europe. With their biggest song to date, L.S.D., sure to bring a smile to a lot of music fans faces, this is one show to get yourself to. That is, if you haven’t already booked yourself at the two other stellar shows happening on the same night.
28th– Luca Brasi @ The Brisbane Hotel
Tassie’s very own have already sold out their first Hobart show for this tour on the 29th at the same venue, but like all good bands they put on another so you guys wouldn’t miss out on some Aussie punk rock royalty. Arguably Tassie’s biggest music exports right now, these lads are not to be missed. Sing along to songs like Anything Near Conviction and their tribute to one of Tassie’s greatest drops The Cascade Blues. See you there!