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VIOLENT FEMMES with Mzaza (SOLD OUT)

March 7, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

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***Our Beer Garden is open for food and drinks from 12noon. You can validate your ticket at the box office from 6pm, and doors to the live music room open at 7:30pm.***

Violent Femmes

Following the news of their sold-out A Day On The Green performance at Sirromet this coming March, Violent Femmes have added a one-off Brisbane headline show.

The Millwaulkee-via-Hobart natives will bring their timeless blend of folk, free-jazz and punk attitude to The Triffid on Monday 7 March, 2016.

‘Across roughly two hours, fans new and old got to hear more or less every song they could have wanted to hear from the band, from deeper cuts like Jesus Walking On The Water and Life Is An Adventure to big sing-alongs I Held Her in My Arms and closing number American Music. Indeed, we like all kinds of music—but if we use the Femmes as indicative of their home nation’s overall sound, we like American music best, baby.’ —The Brag (Sydney Opera House live review Dec 29, 2014).

The 2016 tour coincides with the release of a brand new album, We Can Do Anything. This is their 9th album and their first of all-new material to be released in 15 years. Produced by Jeff Hamilton and mixed by John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr, Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth), the new album has Violent Femmes frontman / songwriter, Gordon Gano, diving headlong into his own voluminous archives, listening to ancient cassette demos and leafing through old journals in search of suitable songs. Among his finds were such new classics as the murderous Big Car and the fractured fairy tale, I Could Be Anything.

We Can Do Anything is out March 4, 2016.

Don’t miss Violent Femmes live and on record this summer.

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MZAZA

MZAZA is one of the most unique bands coming out of Australia today. Lead by acclaimed French-Sephardic vocalist, Pauline Maudy, this award-winning group of cultural refugees from Bosnia, Latvia, Greece, Turkey, France, Sephardic Spain and Australia has been mesmerising audiences with powerful and inspired performances. With a fascination for making something new from the old, MZAZA create their own set of traditions from a tapestry of skilfully woven influences.

Driven by her ancestry, Maudy is an enchanting stage leader at the helm of this unlikely group who have found each other at the end of the world to draw audiences into their tales of life, love and death.

In 2015, MZAZA released Ghosts, an album mixed by ARIA-nominated engineer Robin Mai and featuring a collection of impressive musical collaborators. With much of the original material in French or English and inspired by Balkan music, Ghosts delves into stories of MZAZA’s ancestors and their migratory pasts. The response to the album has been overwhelmingly positive with first single, Enfants du Chemin (Children of the Road), winning Best Song [World] in the Queensland Music Awards.

The impressive musicianship of MZAZA is deftly realised with accordion, violin, percussion, double bass and Flamenco guitar. It embraces diversity, the old and the new, the familiar and the foreign, through timeless melodies. It is the timelessness of the music and stories that fuels an intense live show, an unforgettable musical journey, that has enraptured audiences at MONA FOMA, Queensland Music Festival, Cygnet, Woodford Folk Festival, The National Folk Festival and visited airwaves internationally. Jaw-dropping technique, unique compositions and captivating shows have earned MZAZA supports for the likes of Yasmin Levy (Israel) and DJ Click (France).

Website: MZAZA
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March 7, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

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***Our Beer Garden is open for food and drinks from 12noon. You can validate your ticket at the box office from 6pm, and doors to the live music room open at 7:30pm.***