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Local tours in brief: KingGizzard, Deep Sea Arcade,Saskwatch

Violent slabs of psych-garage, nine-piece soul/funk crews and a solo debuts from an ex-Middle East member in the latest wrap up of local tour announcements.

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard will be on tour in September and October kicking-off with a show in their native Geelong and heading along the East Coast and to Tasmania and at Big Sound. The FL Playlisted Gizzard gang is hitting the road in support of the release of their debut album of psych-garage 12 Bar Bruise, which comes out September 7 through their own label Flightless.

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard tour:
Saturday 8 September – Nash, Geelong
Wednesday 12 September – Big Sound, Brisbane
Friday 21 September – Castlemaine Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
Friday 28 September – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Saturday 6 October – Tote, Melbourne
Sunday 7 October – Tote, Melbourne
Friday 12 October – Ed Castle, Adelaide
Friday 19 October – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart

Currently on tour with Bluejuice throughout August, Deep Sea Arcade head over to the UK and Europe next month and return home in November for their last headline tour before they disappear into the studio early next year to record the follow up to their debut Outlands.

Deep Sea Arcade tour:
Friday 9 November – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Friday 16 November – The Zoo, Brisbane
Thursday 22 November – Adelaide Uni Bar, Adelaide
Friday 23 November – Rosemount Hotel, Perth
Friday 30 November – Metro Theatre, Sydney

Kirin J Callinan is currently working on his debut solo album with The Presets’ Kim Moyes, whose younger brother Kris directed the rather messed up clip for Callinan’s W II W. According to his press release “all work and no play makes Kirin an unhappy shit” so Callinan has booked a trio of gigs before heading to New York to play solo dates with Kindness and Blood Orange.

Kirin J Callinan tour:
Wednesday 12 September – Big Sound, Brisbane
Saturday 15 September – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Thursday 11 October – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Ex-Middle East member Rohin Jones is hitting the road as R.L. Jones & The Phony Mexican Diner, his “collection of ramshackle musical friends” including a few ex-Middle East members and some of the gang from fellow Townsville troupe Joseph Liddy & The Skeleton Horse. Having kicked off his post-Middle East solo career by teaming up with Magic Dirt’s Adalita for Everybody Wants To Be Your Friend Jones is currently working on his solo debut album, which is due for release next year.
Friday 7 September – Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 8 September – Goodgod, Sydney, NSW

Saskwatch have just announced that they’ll be following their triumphant Golden Plains set by returning to Meredith in December this year but before heading back to the Supernatural Amphitheatre the nine-piece soul/funk outfit will be on the road for a run of dates in September/October. The band will be launching their debut album Leave It All Behind with shows at the Big Sound and Wave Rock festivals and then returning home to Melbourne to headline a show with The Harpoons and The Bluebottles.

Saskwatch tour:
Thursday 13 September – Big Sound, Brisbane
Friday 14 September– Sol Bar, Maroochydore
Saturday 15 September – Qpac, Brisbane (Free show)
Sunday 16 September – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay (Free show)
Thursday 20 September – Goodgod Small Club, Sydney
Friday 21 September – Stoke Factory, Wollongong
Saturday 22 September– Transit Bar, Canberra
Friday 28 September – Jive Bar, Adelaide
Saturday 29 September – Wave Rock Festival, Haden
Friday 5 October – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Saturday 6 October – Karova Lounge, Ballarat
Sunday 7 October – The Palais, Hepburn Springs

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