Hot Gigs and Hot Tips - 11May 2016

Swedish masterminds of pop perfection, Peter Bjorn and John, are coming to our shores to woo our souls into mush. They have a new album coming out in June this year so expect to hear much more from the group. See them at the Corner Hotel July 21. Tickets available now.

Your favourite (and possible only) medieval heavy metal band, Barbarion are back with their first show in 6 months! Playing 170 Russel this Friday, with The Neptune Power Federation and As A Rival the bands are helping raise cash for Aussie Zombie film, Before Dawn. If there ever was a reason to put Barbarion on stage, it is this.

Henry Wagons is about to rip up Howler this Saturday. Playing with his new band The Only Children he’s launching his brand new record, After What I Did Last Night. Recorded in Nashville it charts Henrys life from crazy youth, hardened tour musician and new father. One not to miss!

New lease is a Saturday arvo show at The John Curtin Hotel that has fast become the go-to gig for music fans in the know to see the best new buzz bands and must see intimate shows. This week is no exception with solo show from Totally Mild and support from Hi-Tec Emotions and AVOID. Havent heard of these bands? Well maybe you should start making John Curtin your Sat arvo regular. These shows are FREE and pack out so make sure you get there early.

ired Lion is one of Australias most promising live bands. Having just returned from a European Tour, playing Splendour in the Grass and Glastonbury as well as winning WAMI award for best rock band. See them while you can. Their last Melbourne show was sold out well in advance and will be a sweaty moshy mess. They’ve teamed up with Adelaides The Hard Aches. Playing the Northcote Social Club Thursday 19th May.