Tours in brief: JD Samson, Triple Threat, Jason Lytle (Grandaddy)
Le Tigre’s gender bending JD Samson is set to bring her a Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective Men to Australia for Perth Festival and a run of sideshows next February. As a band that has emerged from the Feminist/Art/Punk scene in Brooklyn, they have always been focused on remaining a “DIY” project and are bringing this ethos Down Under to spread the revolution and play some damn fine music.
Friday 24th February – Powerhouse, Brisbane
Saturday 25th February – Perth Festival, Perth
Wednesday 29th February – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
Thursday 1st March – Phoenix Public House, Melbourne
Saturday 3rd March – Mardigrasland Party, Sydney
Sunday 4th March – Adelaide Festival, Adelaide
Former Grandadd frontman Jason Lytle will return to Australia this February for the first time since his band’s only ever tour Down Under in 2004. Technically headed our way just to fish and skateboard, Lytle has agreed to put on a small handful of solo shows to treat those long suffering Grandaddy fans to some of the band’s classics and some of his own material as well.
Jason Lytle (Grandaddy) tour:
Saturday 11th February – The Vanguard, Sydney
Sunday 12th February – The Vanguard, Sydney
Friday 17th February – Gallery Of Modern Art, Brisbane
Wednesday 22nd February – The Toff, Melbourne
Amidst all the Laneway/BDO/Soundwave action next February, three of Australia’s most exciting new bands will be heading out on the road for a ‘Triple Threat’ tour. Millions, Nantes and Northeast Party House will each represent their home towns of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne on what is sure to be one hell of a party tour.
Nantes, Millions and Northeast Party House tour:
Friday 17th February – East Brunswick Club, Melbourne
Saturday 18th February – Jive, Adelaide
Thursday 24th February – O Party, Wollongong
Friday 24th February – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Saturday 25th February – Transit Bar, Canberra
Friday 2nd March – Elsewhere, Gold Coast
Saturday 3rd March – Woodland, Brisbane