Howling tenor and a skill set for narrating harrowing tales of vice and virtue, Sheff has become one of indie rock’s more celebrated literary-minded icons. PASTE MAGAZINE
Imaginative and majestic, Okkervil River sit at the warming nexus of indie rock and folk. With a prodigious outpouring of narrative and wordplay, the Texan band move gracefully between breezy buoyancy and sophisticated calm. Citing folk great Bob Seger as an influence — particularly the heartland rocker’s unapologetic sense of nostalgia — Okkervil River’s music holds an inherent magic that should not be missed.
They’re the business – grungy and crunchy and fun. TRAVIS JOHNSON, XPRESS MAGAZINE
Louis and the Honkytonk have never been a band to follow convention, playing dirty, genre-bending DIY psych-pop influenced by the likes of Nick Cave, The Zombies and Elliott Smith. 2013 saw them release their debut LP on vinyl, building on their strong performances supporting the likes of The Panics, Eagle and the Worm and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. With the next release underway, Louis and the Honkytonk are stepping out of the studio and into the Gardens.
8pm: Louis and the Honkytonk
9.15pm: Okkervil River
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Fri 21 Feb 2014
Be mesmerised by this Melbourne songbird who threads elaborate fantasies of escapism into breezy, intelligent indie-pop songs.
Thur 20 Feb 2014
An evening of layers of fragile sound with tenderness that will move you to the core.
Sat 1 March 2014
This is alt-country infused indie pop, energetic and shamelessly catchy.