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Smokepurpp

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When: Sunday 6th January
Where: Metro Theatre

Illusive Presents & Frontier Touring are thrilled to confirm two headline shows for new gen rapper Smokepurpp at Melbourne’s Prince Bandroom and Sydney’s Metro Theatre in January. Chicago-born, Miami-raised rapper and producer Smokepurpp has been one of the cornerstones of Florida's burgeoning rap scene since the release of his ‘Ski Mask’ video in 2015. The buzz from the video and other singles with close friend Lil Pump culminated in a record deal with Alamo/Interscope Records and Travis Scott's Cactus Jack Records. The 21-year old Purpp quickly went to work, collaborating with Scott, Yo Gotti, Pump, and more. His debut release, Deadstar, spawned the gold-certified single ‘Audi’ and generated features from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pigeons & Planes, XXL, Mass Appeal, and many more.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

$UICIDEBOY$

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When: Friday 11th January
Where: Enmore Theatre

Having toured Australia just last year, cousins Ruby da Cherry and $lick $loth, aka $UICIDEBOY$, are a dark blend of horrorcore glitch-trap beats, booming basslines and occultish, drugged-out rhymes, making waves around the world with their truly unique mix of synth-laden beats and misanthropic, dark verses. Growing up together, Ruby and $lick shared very different tastes in music; Ruby taking lessons from Minor Threat, Leftover Crack and The Misfits, while $lick (aka Suicide Christ) pursued the art of turntablism, while honing his skills as a songwriter. Worlds collided as the New Orleans rap duo joined their creative forces in 2014 to form the juggernaut that is $UICIDEBOY$.

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

Sasha Velour

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When: Saturday 12th January
Where: Enmore Theatre

This January, we're so excited to be bringing you a slice of the incredible Brooklyn night life. A 75-minute one-woman show lovingly created and staged by Sasha Velour, winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 9. Celebrating the spectacle and heart of drag, the show includes some of her favourite numbers Cellophane, This Woman's Work, Don't Cry Out Loud and more along with some brand new creations. Throughout the show, you'll be taken on a journey by your favourite high-fashion goddess through the unique, hyper-gendered queer fantasia that is drag! This show is suitable for all ages and you can expect to walk away enlightened and enriched by this queen's amazing art. Don't miss your chance to catch this once in a lifetime experience with one of the true drag artists of the Brooklyn night life scene.

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

The Screaming Jets

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When: Friday 18th January
Where: The Bridge Hotel

In July 2018, The Screaming Jets released their 8th studio album “Gotcha Covered”. An homage to the last 50 years of Australian rock and its musical origins. The Jets handpicked a bunch of their favourite songs, with the help of Triple M radio public, went into the studio and recorded 15 tracks that have achieved ‘hit’ status with the Australian public, both live and on radio… Featuring a ‘Who’s Who’ of the Australian pub rock scene over the last 5 decades “Gotcha Covered” features iconic songs such as Goanna’s “Razor’s Edge”, The Easybeats “Wedding Ring”, Men At Work’s “Overkill”, Dragon’s “Rain”. Every track on “Gotcha Covered…” offers up a rebirthed Australian classic stamped with the unique sound that is synonymous with The Screaming Jets. Recently previewed in it’s entirety over 3 sold out shows at Sydney’s iconic rock venue, The Bridge Hotel in Rozelle, “Gotcha Covered” made it’s debut on the National ARIA charts in the national Top 20. Peaking at #1 on the iTunes Rock charts, and #1 on the AIR charts. First single “Wedding Ring” received high status on all Triple M playlists as well as other rock stations around the country. Die-hard Jets devotees have not only embraced the album, “Gotcha Covered” has re-established the bands mainstream appeal by drawing in a whole new audience of music lovers. The up coming “Gotcha Covered - The Tour” over the summer of 2018/2019 will give the band the opportunity to take the album into the live arena, where arguably, The Screaming Jets do their best work. Come and see Australia’s maverick Rock n Roll sons playing your favourite hits in a snapshot of Australian music on the “Gotcha Covered – The Tour” extravaganza!

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Article by Ticketek.

Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators

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When: Monday 28th January
Where: Qudos Bank Arena

Grammy Award-winning, American rock guitarist Slash returns to Australian shores in January/February 2019 with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators in tow. The Australian Tour will support the release of Slash's fourth solo album, Living The Dream released on Slash's own label Snakepit Records in partnership with Sony Music Australia which debut at #4 on the ARIA Album Chart. Slash has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Australian ARIA Chart at #2 and certified as an ARIA Accredited Gold album, Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart debuting at #4 as the top rock album. Make sure you become part of the latest chapter in this band's story when Slash Ft Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators grace a stage near you.

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Article by Ticketek.

The Smyths

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When: Saturday 2nd February
Where: Qudos Bank Arena

Direct from the UK, THE SMYTHS bring the sound, feel and the spirit of one of thegreatest, and most influential rock acts of all time, The Smiths. Performing THE QUEEN IS DEAD in full, plus a Special Encore of Greatest Hits. "If I had closed my eyes, no-one would have convinced me that it wasn’t Stephen Patrick Morrissey singing onstage." - Gutter Magazine. "The Smiths are no longer, long live The Smyths." – Monstagigz.

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Article by Factory Theatre.

Smino

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When: Wednesday 6th February
Where: Metro Theatre

Astral People and Handsome Tours are proud to announce the return of Smino for a huge headline show. Alongside his appearances at Laneway Festival, Smino will be performing at the Metro Theatre in Sydney. Reared in the Midwest in northern St. Louis, MO, Smino was born with creativity coursing through his veins. His grandfather, father and mother were all musicians, encouraging Smino’s early curiosity towards the art form. After releasing his 2017 album, blkswn, the St. Louis native is reopening the gates of the Gateway to the West. His path toward that goal has been paved with both commercial success—sold out shows in New York, Chicago and L.A.—as well as critical praise: Pitchfork lauded Smino’s “melodic vocal style ... stretching and warping his vocals to form a new vocabulary,” while Pigeons & Planes marveled at his “totally unforced confidence” and versatility. To cap off a huge year, Smino performed on T-Pain's acoustic tour, released a remix to “Anita” with the pop legend, and played on 30+ dates in direct support of SZA on her Ctrl Tour. The 314 native continued his upward trend in 2018, juggling a laundry list of festival appearances with a tour of Australia, notable collaborations with Noname and Mick Jenkins, and the preparation of his second full length album. Touting love from The FADER, Rolling Stone, Clash, Vibe, and many more, Smino is in high demand. Don't miss his return to Sydney & Melbourne stages this Summer. "The St. Louis-area MC makes music that channels the pain and possibility of modern black life" - FADER. "Smino stands apart from most artists in a way his melody and lyric go in and out flawlessly. He can sing as easily as needed and give you bars real quick; that’s not a feat brought on easily it must be developed and mastered." - Shawn Granted.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Snarky Puppy

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When: Sunday 21st April
Where: Enmore Theatre

The New York based quasi-collective has gone from the best kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music. Snarky Puppy seamlessly fuses a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation in a way that can reach the most critical or most carefree audience. This convergence of musicians from white and black America have performed regularly with artists like Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Kirk Franklin, Justin Timberlake and Marcus Miller among many others. Formed in Texas 12 years ago by exceptional young musicians, the band is a collective that is orchestrated by bassist Michael League, whose creative grass roots approach to a tougher than ever industry has developed a new model for independent artists. The last four years have brought dramatic changes for Snarky Puppy. After a decade of relentless touring and recording in all but complete obscurity, the Texas-bred/New York-based quasi-collective suddenly found itself held up by the press and public as one of the major figures in the jazz world. But as the category names for all three of the band’s Grammy® awards would indicate (Best R&B Performance in 2014, Best Contemporary Instrumental Album in 2016 and 2017), Snarky Puppy isn’t exactly a jazz band. It’s not a fusion band, and it’s definitely not a jam band. It’s probably best to take Nate Chinen of the New York Times’ advice, as stated in an online discussion about the group, to “take them for what they are, rather than judge them for what they’re not.” Snarky Puppy is a collective of sorts with as many as 25 members in regular rotation. They each maintain busy schedules as session musicians (with such artists as Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and D’Angelo), producers (for Kirk Franklin, David Crosby, and Salif Keïta), and solo artists (many of whom are on the band’s indie label, GroundUP Music). At its core, the band represents the convergence of both black and white American music culture with various accents from around the world. Japan, Argentina, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico all have representation in the group’s membership. But more than the cultural diversity of the individual players, the defining characteristic of Snarky Puppy’s music is the joy of performing together in the perpetual push to grow creatively.

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

Shakey Graves

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When: Monday 22nd April
Where: Factory Theatre

Shakey Graves a.k.a Alejandro Rose-Garcia was born in Austin, Texas to a musical family and is best-known for playing a smoky, spectral fusion of blues, folk and rock in a stripped down one-man-band style established in 2007. Shakey Graves live performances can be deceiving. Up to now, he's been categorized as an Americana singer-songwriter, thanks to his traditionally rooted songs, fluent acoustic-guitar picking, Texas roots and from wearing his cowboy hat, looking like a one-man country band. But, the tag will undoubtedly be dismissed as restrictive and irrelevant once discerning listeners hear his radical new album performed live with his full band in Melbourne and Sydney this April. Back in December 2017, Shakey Graves proclaimed on his Twitter page, "Next album. New sound. Sell your suspenders." The tweet was tongue-in-cheek, but Alejandro Rose-Garcia, the Austin native who's been plying his trade as Shakey Graves since 2007, was making a dead-serious point about his latest album, Can't Wake Up. This ambitious, audacious work heralds an artistic metamorphosis for the 30-year-old veteran, whose risk-taking in painting outside the lines has been rewarded tenfold. "This record is the most I've ever intentionally worked on a project, musically speaking, in terms of the scope of it and how much thought went into it," he says. "It's a dense album; there's a lot of information going on." Known for his interactions with the fans during the show and bringing his full band along for the ride - we're looking forward to seeing Shakey Graves live in Melbourne and Sydney this April!

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Article by Factory Theatre.

 

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