Shows To Go To – March 2010

March 2, 2010

Music Vice’s gig guide for March 2010 with concert listings with our pick of shows in Australia, Canada/USA and the UK. These are the concerts we think you should check out – some of which you might find us at too!

A lot of great bands on tour in Oz this March, here’s who we recommend you see…

Like…Alaska from Newcastle, NSW are touring to coincide with the release of their ‘Insufficient Funds’ EP which drops on 15 March.

Like Alaska - Insufficient Funds

Like...Alaska 'Insufficient Funds' tour

MAR 12th THICK AS THIEVES, Melbourne w/ Wil Wagner
MAR 13th BIRMINGHAM HOTEL, Melbourne w/ Following Sea, Time Vampires,
MAR 19th LASS O’GOWRIE, Newcastle
MAR 26th FAT LOUIES, Brisbane
MAR 27th SECRET VENUE, Brisbane *AA*
APRIL 10th SANDO HOTEL, Sydney w/ Lungs, Paper Arms

Emilie Autumn

18 Mar Metro Theatre NSW
19 Mar The Esplanade Hotel – Gershwin Room VIC
20 Mar The Zoo QLD


16 Mar Amplifier Bar WA
17 Mar Fowler’s Live SA
18 Mar The Corner Hotel VIC
19 Mar Manning Bar – Sydney University NSW
20 Mar The Hi-Fi QLD

Buddy Guy and Taj Mahal
Bluesfest Sideshows
31 Mar Hamer Hall – The Arts Centre VIC
1 Apr Enmore Theatre NSW

Melbourne Comedy Festival 2010: Tom Green
31 Mar Athenaeum Theatre VIC
1 Apr Athenaeum Theatre VIC
2 Apr Athenaeum Theatre VIC
3 Apr Athenaeum Theatre VIC
4 Apr Athenaeum Theatre VIC

The Big Pink

3 Mar Amplifier Bar WA
4 Mar The Hi-Fi VIC
7 Mar Metro Theatre NSW

Nashville Pussy (USA)
‘From Hell To Australia’ Tour
5 Mar Gaelic Theatre NSW
9 Mar The Esplanade Hotel – Gershwin Room VIC

Kid Sam
18 Mar Harp Hotel NSW
20 Mar Troubadour QLD
21 Mar Bon Amici Cafe QLD
24 Mar Hoey Moey NSW
26 Mar Cambridge Hotel NSW
27 Mar Annandale Hotel NSW
28 Mar The Front Café and Gallery ACT
2 Apr Northcote Social Club VIC
3 Apr Northcote Social Club VIC
8 Apr Karova Lounge VIC
9 Apr The Hotel Metropolitan SA

Franz Ferdinand
Australian Tour 2010

Franz Ferdinand - photo by Brian Banks, Music Vice

Franz Ferdinand on tour in Australia

3 Mar The Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
4 Mar Luna Park – Big Top, Sydney NSW
6 Mar Future Music Festival, Sydney, NSW
7 Mar Future Music Festival, Melbourne, VIC
8 Mar Future Music Festival, Adelaide, SA


4 Mar The Zoo QLD
5 Mar Factory Theatre NSW
7 Mar The Corner Hotel VIC
9 Mar Amplifier Bar WA

The Dead Weather
19 Mar The Forum Theatre VIC
20 Mar The Forum Theatre VIC
23 Mar The Tivoli QLD
25 Mar ANU Bar ACT
26 Mar Enmore Theatre NSW
29 Mar Metro City WA

Dinosaur Jr

We caught Dinosaur Jr back in January during the Toronto date of their North American tour. Expect a similar performance of monstrously good proportions as J Mascis and co play dates down under this March>

4 March  Richmond, Australia Corner Hotel
5 March  Richmond, Australia Corner Hotel
6 March  Meredith, Australia Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre (Golden Plains Festival)
7 March Peak Crossing, Australia Ivory’s Rock Conference Centre (The Lost Weekend Festival)
10 March  Byron Bay, Australia Hotel Great Northern
11 March Sydney, Australia Virgin Mobile Metro Theatre
12 March Perth, Australia The Rosemount
13 March Adelaide, Australia Fowlers Live
14 March Berriedale, Australia Moorilla Estate

No Fun At All (Sweden) with the Flatliners (Canada) Australian Tour
11 Mar Amplifier Bar WA
12 Mar Fowler’s Live SA
13 Mar The Corner Hotel VIC
15 Mar Woodport Inn NSW
16 Mar Caringbah Bizzos NSW
17 Mar Cambridge Hotel NSW
18 Mar Wollongong UniBar NSW
19 Mar Gaelic Theatre NSW
20 Mar Club 299 QLD
21 Mar Surfers Paradise Tavern Beergarden QLD

Yves Klein Blue
‘About The Future’ Tour
5 Mar Hotel New York TAS
6 Mar Republic Bar & Cafe TAS
12 Mar Settlers Tavern WA
13 Mar Amplifier Bar WA
14 Mar Mojo’s Bar WA
17 Mar Karova Lounge VIC
18 Mar Barwon Club VIC
19 Mar The Corner Hotel VIC
20 Mar Adelaide UniBar SA
8 Apr Waves – Towradgi Beach Hotel NSW
9 Apr Mona Vale Hotel NSW
10 Apr Oxford Art Factory NSW
16 Apr Tanks Arts Centre QLD
17 Apr Old Museum QLD
18 Apr Never Land Bar QLD

Canada and US

Canadian Music Week
This year’s Canadian Music Week features headline keynote speakers Slash and Jamie Cullum, while hundreds of bands will feature at venues across Toronto during the festival.
Related link: Canadian Music Week 2009 Review and photos

1 March 2010 – Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA
5 March 2010 – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
6 March 2010 – TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA
8 March 2010 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
10 March 2010 – Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
13 March 2010 – Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI
17 March 2010 – Fort Worth Convention Center, Dallas, US
18 March 2010 – Toyota Center, Houston, US
29 March 2010 – Rexall Place, Calgary, AB
30 March 2010 – Rexall Place, Calgary, AB
1 April 2010 – Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC
2 April 2010 – Key Arena, Seattle, WA
3 April 2010 – Rose Garden Arena, Portland, OR
5 April 2010 – The E Center, Salt Lake City, UT

For something a bit different, go check out the sound of the Sahara with this band of Mali musicians. Henry Rollins is a big fan, as mentioned in our February interview. Tinariwen play Canadian dates in Ontario and Quebec early this March.

3 March 2010 – Sunfest, London, ON
4 March 2010 – The Phoenix, Toronto, ON
5 March 2010 – La Tulipe, Montreal, QC
6 March 2010 – Palais Montcalm, Quebec City, QC

The Bronx and Mariachi El Bronx with Japanther
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – make sure you see the Bronx at least once, they are one of the best live bands on the planet and the Mariachi alternative version of the band adds an extra draw. Catch them during their US tour which kicks off on 22 March and continues into April. March dates below:

The Bronx - photo by Brian Banks, Music Vice

The Bronx

22 March 2010  – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
24 March 2010- Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
25 March – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
26 March 2010 – Toledo, OH – Frankie’s
27 March 2010- Detroit, MI – Eagle Theater
29 March 2010- Toronto, ON – Mod Club
30 March 2010- Montreal, QC – Petit Campus
31 March 2010 – Providence, RI – Jerky’s

Jamie Cullum
North American tour, as well as his appearance at Canadian Music Week in Toronto on 11 March.

Mar 02 2010 Oak Room, New York
Mar 03 2010 Joe’s Pub, NYC
Mar 04 2010 The Town Hall, New York
Mar 05 2010 The Keswick Theatre,
Mar 06 2010 House Of Blues, Boston
Mar 07 2010 9:30 Club, Washington
Mar 09 2010 Massey Hall, Toronto
Mar 12 2010 Cobb Energy Center, Atlanta
Mar 13 2010 James K. Polk Theater, Nashville
Mar 14 2010 Roberts Orpheum Theater, St. Louis
Mar 16 2010 Park West, Chicago
Mar 20 2010 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver
Mar 21 2010 The Moore Theatre, Seattle
Mar 22 2010 Crystal Ballroom, Portland
Mar 23 2010 The Fillmore, San Francisco
Mar 25 2010 Avalon, Los Angeles

United Kingdom

The Courteneers
The Courteneers are currently topping the UK charts with their second Falcon. Make sure you arrive early to check out the tour support the Goldhawks from London and Manchester lads The Whip. Expect to hear the Goldhawks play their new single “Where Is The World”, releasing 29 March 2010.

Hull University (March 4)
Lincoln Engine Shed (5)
Liverpool University (6)
Nottingham Rock City (8)
Bristol O2 Academy (9)
Norwich UEA (11)
Blackpool Empress Ballroom (12)
Bournemouth O2 Academy (15)
Oxford O2 Academy (16)
London O2 Brixton Academy (18)
Sheffield O2 Academy (19)
Birmingham O2 Academy (20)
Newcastle O2 Academy (22)
Edinburgh Picture House (23)
Glasgow O2 Academy (24)
Leeds O2 Academy (26)

The Dangerfields
Last but by no means least, our good friends The Dangerfields embark on a 10th anniversary tour across the UK and Europe, starting 3 March in Galway, Ireland. It might be their last tour ever, so if they come to your town check ’em out for a solid display of DIY rock n’ roll.

Wed 3 – GALWAY (IRL) Sally Long’s
Thu 4 – BELFAST (GB) Speakeasy
Sun 7 – GLASGOW (GB) 13th Note
Tue 9 – HAMBURG (D) Logo
Wed 10 – BERLIN (D) TBA
Fri 12 – COPENHAGEN (DK) Beta
Sat 13 – AALBORG (DK) Rock Caféen
Sun 14 – POZNAŃ (PL) Reset Club
Tue 16 – PRAGUE (CZ) TBA
Wed 17 – MUNICH (D) TBA
Thu 18 – VIENNA (A) TBA
Sun 21 – MILAN (I) Circolo Delle Arti
Mon 22 – BOLOGNA (I) Lazzaretto Occupato
Fri 26 – PARIS (F) TBA
Sat 27 – HERENTHOUT (B) Jh ‘t Verschil
Mon 29 – LEIDEN (NL) TBA
Wed 31 – RHYL (GB) Dudley Arms

Thu 1 – MANCHESTER (GB) Retro Bar
Fri 2 – EDINBURGH (GB) Henry’s Cellar Bar
Sat 3 – ABERDEEN (GB) The Moorings
Sun 4 – DUNDEE (GB) Balcony Bar

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