Hailer Concert Delay! Due to a visa delay, Hailer aren’t going to make it to the show in Houston on Sept 4th. The good news is that the visas have finally come through, and the boys are on their way, so this date will be rescheduled, date TBA.
Houston is fast becoming an essential stop for Aussie music artists trying to win over the lucrative US market and audiences. The last 6 months have seen several up and coming down-under bands selling out concerts at Fitzgerald’s(Heights)and locking in future return dates at bigger venues. This is great news for their fans in Houston, especially expat Aussies here keen to support homegrown talent and missing great Aussie live music.
The next few months see an exciting mix of Aussie talent visiting H-town, kicking off with Sydney retro-influenced indie rockers Hailer next Wednesday Sep 4th at Dan Electro’s. Presented by the AACC’s ‘Down Under Sounds’, the band is on an extensive US tour promoting their new album ‘Another Way’, which has received great support from college radio. The album debuted at #15 on the CMJ weekly adds charts, which was an amazing result for an unknown self released band and record.
The venue, Dan Electro’s is a Houston Heights music club with great sound, tropical beer garden and cool vibe. The night will kick off at 8pm and also feature two local Texas bands – Megabig and Darwin’s Finches. Plenty of free parking is available. You can see all details & register your attendance via the Facebook event page.
Other Aussie Bands on their way to Houston include:
Gold Fields – Fitzgerald’s, Mon Sept 16 ~ Dance/pop group of 5 young guys from Ballarat. Finding Houston saw them at SXSW this year where they blew the roof off at the Aussie BBQ.
Chet Faker – Fitzgerald’s, Wed Sept 18 ~ Nick Murphy(real name) from Melbourne has gained notoriety with his electronica/house music with and internet version of Blackstreet’s ‘No Diggity’. Also had a successful SXSW appearance.
Empire of the Sun – Warehouse Live, Fri Sept 20 ~ Sydney electronic-glam-pop duo who have had great success in the US with their 2008 debut album ‘Walking on a Dream’. Their new album ‘Ice on the Dune’ was released this summer.
The Greencards – Dosey Doe, Sat Sept 28 ~ Austin formed Bluegrass band that features Aussies Kym Warner and Carol Young.
Tommy Emmanuel -Dosey Doe, Thur Oct 3 ~ Tommy is an Aussie treasure with his world renowned guitar skills.
Atlas Genius – House Of Blues, Tue Oct 22 ~ The alternative rock duo from Adelaide sold out their April show at Fitzgerald’s and are sure to do the same at the bigger HOB venue as ‘Ones to Watch’. Their hit song ‘Trojans’ peaked 4 weeks at #1 on Sirius XM’s Alt-Nation lin 2012 and they have been touring with the Imagine Dragons this year in the US.