THE BENNIES TAKE WISDOM MACHINE REGIONAL IN BIGGEST TOUR TO DATE

The Bennies recently wrapped up their Wisdom Machine Australian tour in Maroochydore on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Two weeks and 15,000 kilometers later they were playing a festival in Berlin, Germany. It’s indicative of the work ethic for the Melbourne band who have earnt a reputation for not only hard partying but heavy touring.

So far 2016 has been a whirlwind for the band. In January, Wisdom Machine’s first single ‘Party Machine’ reached number 88 on triple j’s Hottest 100, some two months before physical copies of the album were even available. They toured the country and sold out shows wherever they went, including Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and while they have always built their name around their live show, with Wisdom Machine, people were now talking loudly about their music.

They graced the covers of magazines, scored album of the week accolades and even infiltrated the charts, with the album debuting at number 40 on the ARIA Album chart and number 10 on the Australian chart. They drew the attention of Less Than Jake drummer, and owner of Florida based label Paper & Plastic, Vinnie Fiorello, who released their album in the UK and US, and they got invited to play at Belgium festival Groezrock, alongside their heroes in Rancid.

Spending April and May in their fourth continent in as many years, The Bennies will return home from their European and UK tour, to continue the second phase of their Wisdom Machine tour.

Constantly outdoing themselves with everything they do, this will be their biggest and most expansive tour to date, with 27 shows across each state, regional shows and new destinations they have previously never visited, including Townsville, Albany, Karratha, Werribee and, by popular demand, Nimbin.

Proudly presented by triple j, catch The Bennies pack out dance floors this June and July, supported by Poison City label mates Clowns, who are also fresh from European tour dates. Also along for the wild ride will be Perth power pop outfit Axe Girl, featuring Ness from Jebediah.

The Bennies 2016 web by Ian Laidlaw

Wednesday June 22nd ­ Club 54 ­ Launceston, TAS
TIX – http://goo.gl/AMtm9n

Thursday June 23rd ­ Brisbane Hotel ­ Hobart, TAS
TIX – http://goo.gl/jM4K2c

Friday June 24th ­ Max Watts ­ Melbourne, VIC
TIX – https://goo.gl/CQpKl8 & http://goo.gl/vBmzIc

Saturday June 25th ­ Pelly Bar ­ Frankston, VIC
TIX – http://goo.gl/ZfGiah

Sunday June 26th ­ Karova Lounge ­ Ballarat, VIC
TIX – http://goo.gl/2TCtJA

Wednesday June 29th ­ Mynt ­ Werribee, VIC
TIX – http://goo.gl/K1ZbpX

Thursday June 30th ­ Barwon Club ­ Geelong, VIC
TIX – http://goo.gl/C2pr9o

Friday July 1st ­ The Gov ­ Adelaide, S.A.
TIX – http://goo.gl/NqoyH6

Saturday July 2nd ­ Village Green ­ Mulgrave, VIC
TIX – http://goo.gl/LW8c40

Sunday July 3rd ­ Music Man ­ Bendigo, VIC
TIX – http://goo.gl/QtSs74

Wednesday July 6th ­ Mairners ­ Batemans Bay, NSW
TIX – http://goo.gl/9T8HWp

Thursday July 7th ­ The Basement ­ Canberra, ACT
TIX – http://goo.gl/pD7WLi

Friday July 8th ­ University Of Wollongong ­ Wollongong, NSW
TIX – http://goo.gl/tO9QXx

Saturday July 9th ­ Factory Theatre ­ Sydney, NSW
TIX – http://goo.gl/s8Iepa

Sunday July 10th ­ Small Ballroom ­ Newcastle, NSW
TIX – http://goo.gl/2DPpgD

Wednesday July 13th ­ Nimbin Bush Theatre ­ Nimbin, NSW
TIX – https://goo.gl/NndeHk

Thursday July 14th ­ Miami Tarven ­ Gold Coast, QLD
TIX – http://goo.gl/SEyU7T

Friday July 15th ­ Spotted Cow ­ Toowoomba, QLD
TIX – http://goo.gl/RPxZnL

Saturday July 16th ­ The Triffid ­ Brisbane, QLD
TIX – http://goo.gl/kWszPp

Sunday July 17th ­ Sol Bar ­ Maroocydore, QLD
TIX – http://goo.gl/jKPgr4

Thursday July 21st ­ Flinders Social ­ Townsville, QLD #
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Friday July 22nd ­ The Grand ­ Cairns, QLD #
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Saturday July 23rd ­ Railway Club ­ Darwin, NT #
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Thursday July 28th ­ Tambrey Tavern ­ Karratha, WA #
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Friday July 29th ­ Rosemount ­ Perth, WA *
TIX -­ http://goo.gl/dpL1cT

Saturday July 30th ­ Studio 146 ­ Albany, WA *
TIX ­- http://goo.gl/A7EdWZ

Sunday July 31st ­ Prince of Wales ­ Bunbury, WA *
TIX ­- http://goo.gl/4XYhoM

TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY APRIL 27TH 9AM FROM WWW.THEBENNIES.COM.AU
# The Bennies Only
* The Bennies & Axe Girl only

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THE SMITH STREET BAND TAKE THROW ME IN THE RIVER AROUND THE COUNTRY ONE LAST TIME

One of Australia’s hardest working bands is at it again… Melbourne locals The Smith Street Band have barely stopped to take a breath since the release of their third album, 2014’s Throw Me In The River. Now before heading into the abyss to work on its follow-up, the four-piece have announced they’ll give Throw Me In The River one last run of live shows around Australia, and return to New Zealand for the second time.

Back in early 2015, shortly after two of the band’s biggest Australian tours to date, The Smith Street Band headed out to take Throw Me In The River around the world, touring through the UK, Europe and North America on several occasions, taking on Reading and Leeds Festivals (UK) and Belgium’s Groezrock. Not to mention homecoming performances at Splendour In The Grass, Poison City Weekender and their very own, and aptly titled, I Love Life Festivals in Sydney and Brisbane.

The Smith Street Band kicked off 2016 on the prestigious Laneway Festival tour. They then revisited the small Victorian country town of Forrest, where they recorded Throw Me In The River, to host the inaugural Weekend At The Wonk Festival, paying homage to the town that had treated them so well. In typical fashion, the band didn’t rest there, jetting straight to the US where they’re currently undertaking their first North American headline tour, playing sold out shows in New York, Philadelphia and Boston. Check out a video update from the band’s current adventures here:

Released to critical acclaim Throw Me In The River landed triple j album of the week and debuted in the ARIA top 20 album chart, scored the band a nomination for ‘Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album’ at the 2015 AIR Awards, ‘Live Act of the Year’ at the Rolling Stone Awards and took out the gong for ‘Best Live Band’ at The Age Music Victoria Awards. Single ‘Surrender’ came in at #69 in triple j’s Hottest 100 and their 7” release ‘Wipe That Shit-Eating Grin off Your Punchable Face’ donated all its profits to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

No stranger to top notch supports, the Australian leg will see The Smith Street Band joined by great friends and Tasmanian label mates Luca Brasi, touring in support of their brand new album If This Is All We’re Going To Be. Also on the bumper bill will be MC and multi-instrumentalist Joelistics and Melbourne’s Jess Locke Band.

This June, join relentless road warriors The Smith Street Band in celebrating and saying farewell to Throw Me In The River around Australia and New Zealand.
THE SMITH STREET BAND
with special guests Luca Brasi, Joelistics & Jess Locke Band

Friday June 3rd – Metro, Sydney
Saturday June 4th – Max Watts, Brisbane
Friday June 10th – Capitol, Perth
Saturday June 11th – The Gov, Adelaide
Friday June 17th – Max Watts, Melbourne
Thursday June 23rd – Kings Arms, Auckland*
Friday June 24th – Great Job, Palmerston North*
Saturday June 25th – Moon 1, Wellington*
*The Smith Street Band only

Tickets on sale 9am Wednesday April 6th
www.thesmithstreetband.com­

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JEFF ROSENSTOCK AUSTRALIAN TOUR TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Poison City, Jackknife & Bombshellzine.com presents
JEFF ROSENSTOCK + ANTARCTIGO VESPUCCI + CAMP COPE
AUSTRALIAN TOUR – MARCH 2016

WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH – CLUB 54, LAUNCESTON
TIX – http://goo.gl/vqVziJ

THURSDAY 3 MARCH – ENIGMA BAR, ADELAIDE
TIX – http://goo.gl/Yg4vYZ

FRIDAY 4 MARCH – THE REVERENCE HOTEL, MELBOURNE
TIX – http://goo.gl/woFIqt

SATURDAY 5 MARCH – THE WONKY DONKEY, FORREST
SOLD OUT!!!

SUNDAY 6 MARCH – SYDNEY RD COMMUNITY SCHOOL CAR PARK, MELBOURNE (AA)
Tickets on the door only

TUESDAY 8 MARCH – RAD BAR, WOLLONGONG
TIX – http://goo.gl/7ULHHa

WEDNESDAY 9 MARCH – FACTORY FLOOR, SYDNEY
TIX – http://goo.gl/RKjOXb

THURSDAY 10 MARCH – BLACK WIRE RECORDS, SYDNEY (AA)
TIX – http://goo.gl/RLBYkf

FRIDAY 11 MARCH – HAMILTON STARTION HOTEL, NEWCASTLE
TIX – http://goo.gl/94WbMe

SATURDAY 12 MARCH – CROWBAR, BRISBANE
TIX – http://goo.gl/FzR4iE

SUNDAY 13 MARCH – FOUNDRY RECORDS, BRISBANE (AA)
TIX – http://goo.gl/reasRv

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WEEKEND AT THE WONK

This March sees The Wonky Donkey in Forrest, Victoria play host to mini-festival, ‘Weekend at the Wonk,’ headlined by The Smith Street Band and Jeff Rosenstock with a whole stack of friends. The small capacity country pub will also be treated to performances by The Hard Aches, Antarctigo Vespucci, The Sugarcanes, Camp Cope & newcomers Worm.

The town of Forrest in the Otway Ranges, South West of Melbourne is a pretty quiet place. That was until The Smith Street Band and Jeff Rosenstock showed up nearly two years ago to record an album together. The cacophonous months that followed were met with nothing but enthusiasm, excitement and a healthy dose of curiosity by the forest dwelling locals of this picture perfect town.

But the jewel in the crown of Forrest is the one and only Wonky Donkey hotel. Equal parts locals holding up the bar, excited mountain bikers renting out the nearby Wonky Stables and for that period of time a nightly visit from some bedraggled city slickers, The ‘Wonk’ quickly established itself as the must see attraction for anyone passing through. The highlight of this time was an acoustic show with Jeff, Wil Wagner and Georgia Maq all playing in front of the pool tables in the front bar followed by a few beers around a bonfire at ‘Walshy’s’ – a moment that would become the front cover for The Smith Street Band’s Forrest recordings, now more commonly known as ‘Throw Me In The River.’
With the news that Jeff Rosenstock will be returning to our shores for an Australian tour in March, tongues wagged all up and down the surf coast as to whether this New York prince would return to his rightful place amongst the parrots of the Otways. Poison City Records, Jackknife Music and I Love Life are over the moon to present to you ‘Weekend at the Wonk.’ A night of camping and music amongst friends in one of the most beautiful places on earth!

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Poison City, Jackknife & I Love Life presents:
“Weekend At The Wonk”

The Smith Street Band, Jeff Rosenstock (USA), The Hard Aches, Antarctigo Vespucci (USA), The Sugarcanes, Camp Cope & Worm

Saturday March 5th
The Wonky Donkey, Forrest

—-COMPLETELY SOLD OUT, NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE, NO TICKETS ON THE DOOR—
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