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Some Great Gigs Courtesy of Feel Presents

Feels Presents are bringing some diverse and great artists to Oz this year, check these gigs out if you can.

Xylouris White kick off their first Australian tour this Thursday 15th January at the Sydney Festival Spiegeltent and back it up with a MONA / FOMA performance on Friday and Melbourne’s Howler with support Laura Jean on Saturday. Sydney & Melbourne will sell-out so if you were vacillating, don’t! “At the height of their energy they are practically shredding: Xylouris’ fingers as much of a blur as White’s Free free-flowing limbs…”

Watch Spoon perform The Beast and Dragon, Adored a web only exclusive taken from their their Austin City Limits TV appearance. A reminder that Deep Sea Arcade are special guests to Spoon for all three east coast shows and Triple J unearthed winners Hockey Dad have been added to their Sydney line-up. The Perth Festival show is now sold-out and the others are humming along. Not long to go now…


Mick Turner, guitarist for Dirty Three, has been added as support to Mogwai‘s show’s in Brisbane, Wellington and Auckland shows. The calm before the storm? Or maybe a nice cup of tea prior to going out and getting drunk! Whichever, it’s an inspired choice. Meanwhile. Mogwai Teenage Exorcists. A new track from the new ep. Dig it.


J Mascis – he of Dinosaur Jr / Witch / Gas Food Lodging / Nike hi-tops footwear range and other notable cultural landmarks – also lands in Melbourne and all over the country this February. Magic Dirt’s Adalita joins J for the bulk of the ride as they both perform solo and electric. J’s wry humour is not often appreciated but try and stop yourself cackling to this interview from BBC 6 last week. Skip to 2 hrs 8 mins 35 secs if you want the edited J experience or listen to the whole show.

The rise of the Sunnyboys continues with the announcement of two sold-out shows in Brisbane – two months prior to the shows. That’s some 2000+ tickets! The march continue into Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Sydney with all shows expected to go the same way. And did we tell you the legendary Riptides are also on the Sydney bill? Too damn good. Elsewhere The New Christs, DM3 and young punks Bad // Dreems join the bill. Working in tandem, Sunnyboys albums Individuals and Get Some Fun are to be reissued in February both of them including bonus tracks, alternate mixes and live material – it’s a Sunny Day!


Tickets for all our shows are available from www.feelpresents.com. We sure hope to see you somewhere this summer.



Last here in early 2012 for The Falls Festival and multiple sold-out Sydney Festival performances, Dinosaur Jr frontman / guitar-guru J Mascis returns to Australia and New Zealand in February 2015 for Adelaide’s Garden Of Unearthly Delights Aurora Spiegeltent programme, as special guest to premier ambient / noise outfit Mogwai for two shows at Perth International Arts Festival, for headline performances along the Australian east coast (including first time solo appearances in Hobart and Canberra) and for three shows on the north island of New Zealand.

The 2015 tour follows the release of Tied To A Star, the second solo album from Mascis that picks up exactly where 2011’s debut Several Shades Of Why left off.

And though he plugs in for strategic, ripping solos throughout Tied to a Star, highlights like “Wide Awake” – his perfectly paired duet with Cat Power, which barely breaks a whisper – show that Mascis is now as skilled at quiet as he is with loud. Rolling Stone August 2014

As an added treat, former Magic Dirt front woman Adalita will join J for shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sydney. The two indie-rock luminaries paired up in 2012 for an appearance on SBS TV show Rockwiz performing the Tom Petty / Stevie Nicks classic Stop Dragging My Heart Around though the relationship goes back further with Magic Dirt having supported Dinosaur Jr on their 1995 Australian tour.

Stop Dragging My Heart Around

Every Morning (featuring Fred Armisen)
Is it Done

Don’t miss J Mascis with occasional special guest Adalita on tour this February.

Feb 13th: Melbourne Recital Centre + Adalita
Tickets $44.00 + bf from www.melbournerecital.com.au or phone (03) 9699 3333.

Feb 14th: Adelaide, Garden Of Unearthly Delights Aurora Spiegeltent
Tickets $50.00 includes bf from www.adelaidefringe.com.au or phone 1300 621 255

Feb 15th: Hobart, Republic Bar
Tickets $35.00 + bf from www.moshtix.com.au, phone 1300 GET TIX or in person at all Moshtix outlets.

Feb 18th: Canberra, The Street
Tickets $49.00 includes credit card charges and bf from thestreet.org.au or phone (02) 6247 1223

Feb 19th: Brisbane, The Zoo + Adalita
Tickets $44.00 + bf from zoo.oztix.com.au, phone 1300 762 545 or in person at all Oztix outlets.

Feb 20th: Gold Coast, The Sound Lounge + Adalita
Tickets $38.00 + bf from soundlounge.com.au

Feb 21st: Sydney, The Factory + Adalita
Tickets $45.70 + bf from ticketek.com.au, factorytheatre.com.au, phone 9550 3666 or in person at all Ticketek outlets.

Feb 23rd & Feb 24th: Perth International Arts Festival with Mogwai
Tickets from www.perthfestival.com.au, phone (08) 6488 5555 or in person at all Ticketek outlets.

Feb 26th: Christchurch, Dux Live
Tickets $59.25 from Ticketek.co.nz

Feb 27th: Wellington, The Studio
Tickets $59.25 from Ticketek.co.nz

Feb 28th: Auckland, Kings Arms
Tickets $59.25 from tickemaster.co.nz

All tickets on-sale Friday 14th November, Adelaide and Perth on-sale