Friday 2 October, 6:30pm
JAMES THOMSON & THE STRANGE PILGRIMS
James Thomson is launching his stunning new album ‘Cold Moon’ at the Junk Bar with his band The Strange Pilgrims. Newcastle-based James Thomson released his self-titled debut in 2012 to critical acclaim. The influence of towering figures like Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, Bob Dylan, and Townes Van Zandt on James’ song writing is clear, but as Rhythms Magazine noted he treats blues, folk and country forms with “...enough ingenuity and personality to render them bright and crisp...” James' laconic and natural style garnered national and international attention and soon saw him playing festivals and touring with the likes of Mark Olson (The Jayhawks), Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers), The Gin Club, and most recently Robert Ellis and Johnny Fritz.
Saturday 3 October, 6:30PM
THE LONESOME HEROES (Austin, TX)
The Lonesome Heroes is a Cosmic American band from Austin, Texas. The music combines elements of indie rock, folk, and country into a highway revelry that unites decades, sounds, and regions. Described by Austin's KUT 90.5 FM as: "Western Americana, a cross-pollination of rock, folk, and country with psych and indie pop – influences from Texas and Brooklyn backgrounds. It’s the soundscape that occurs when indie rock and country artfully cross paths." - See more at: http://www.thelonesomeheroes.com/bio/#sthash.APWnIpc2.dpuf
Sunday 4 October, 12:30pm
THE URBAN CHIEFS
Top 5 Blues and Roots Artists 2013 - MUSICOZ Australian Independent Music Awards are back at Flow Bar to knock your socks off! The Urban Chiefs are one of the hardest working roots rock bands in OZ. Lovers of psychedelic, blues slide guitar, insane percussive grooves, whisky sour vocals and powerhouse soul mama backing, you will love these guys!
"Rise Above, a cracking slab of psyche-blues." - SAMUEL J FELL. RHYTHMS MAGAZINE