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Tue Jan 27 |
KING TUFF
with AMERICAN CULTURE
Wed Jan 28 |
MILKSHAKE 5
with DORIAN, BURN THE MOON
Thu Jan 29 |
THE SOLID OCEAN
with STRING BOARD THEORY, DROPPING HEAVY OBJECTS, BAD LYRES
Thu Jan 29 |
HAPPY HOUR BINGO - Win tix to Cursive, Hundred Waters, Sylvan Esso + more!
Fri Jan 30 |
LAND LINES (ALBUM RELEASE)
with SNAKE RATTLE RATTLE SNAKE, PORLOLO
Sat Jan 31 |
MATES OF STATE
with FICTIONIST
Tue Feb 3 |
SAINT MOTEL
with THE MOTH AND THE FLAME, BROLLY
Wed Feb 4 |
BAD SUNS
with COASTS, MAUDLIN STRANGERS
Thu Feb 5 |
HAYWYRE
with STELOUSE
Thu Feb 5 |
HAPPY HOUR BINGO - Win tix to Broods, Theopholis London, OK GO + more!
Fri Feb 6 |
THE MOTHER HIPS
with STRANGE AMERICANS
Sat Feb 7 |
MR. MIDAS
with TREV RICH, A.P., CATCH LUNGS, PLANES!, DJ DIF'RENT (DRUM SQUAD DJ)
Wed Feb 11 |
THE MASTERSONS
with AARON LEE TASJAN
Thu Feb 12 |
BODY LANGUAGE
with BOLLYWOOD LIFE
Fri Feb 13 |
NO BS! BRASS BAND
with OTHER BLACK
Sat Feb 14 |
GIRAFFAGE
with SPAZZKID, REAL COSBY
Sun Feb 15 |
MADELINE'S REVENGE (album release)
with COOL DOG'S IN THE KENNEL (album release), REALTALK
Mon Feb 16 |
THEM RAGGEDY BONES
with CASEY WAYNE SMITH
Tue Feb 17 |
CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN
Wed Feb 18 |
WHITE ARROWS
with SHADY ELDERS, SLOW CAVES
Thu Feb 19 |
JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD
Sat Feb 21 |
DECADON
with XENOLOGY, GEODESIK, ||R | M | M||
Tue Feb 24 |
KATE VOEGELE
with LEROY SANCHEZ
Wed Feb 25 |
DRINKING WITH CHARLIE
with ALL DOGS INVITED, PAPER MOONSHINE, LANDLORD
Thu Feb 26 |
SOFT SKULLS
with SALADS AND SUNBEAMS
Fri Feb 27 |
THE DISTRICTS
with PINE BARONS
Sat Feb 28 |
CURRENT SWELL
Mon Mar 2 |
EDDIE SPAGHETTI
with JIM DALTON (OF RAILBENDERS)
Wed Mar 4 |
KAWEHI
Fri Mar 6 |
DAVID COOK
Sat Mar 7 |
MOON HOOCH
with TODAY'S PARAMOUNT
Wed Mar 11 |
SPACE SUITS FOR INDIANS
with DRUNKIN' RELATIVES, SEE YOU HOME WOLF, THE HOLLOW HEARTED
Mon Mar 23 |
GEOGRAPHER
with WILD ONES
Tue Mar 24 |
VIET CONG
Wed Mar 25 |
PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING
Tue Mar 31 |
THE LAST BISON
with NEULORE
Wed Apr 1 |
DISAPPEARS
Sat Apr 4 |
HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS
with COURAGE MY LOVE, MARK ROSE, SHANE HENDERSON, DAYSEEKER
Thu Apr 9 |
DENGUE FEVER
Mon Apr 13 |
DEAP VALLY
with THE COATHANGERS, LA WITCHES
Fri Apr 17 |
REPTAR
Sat May 2 |
LADY LAMB THE BEEKEEPER
Sat May 23 |
MYSTIC BRAVES

Thu Jun 27 | Lipgloss Presents | 18+

FRANKMUSIK  

RIDE THE UNIVERSE
BOYHOLLOW

Doors open at 8pm   |   Show starts at 9pm   |   $8.00 In Adv | $10.00 Day Of Show | 18+





Frankmusik (AKA Vincent James Turner) first zoomed into public view in 2007 when the self taught piano prodigy began to release the songs he had written, produced and sung on MySpace. His distinctive, dizzying cocktail of helter skelter beats, soaring pop melodies and ecstatic electronica quickly won him a devoted army of online fans. The wider public was introduced to his startling talent through his first EP – “Frankisum” – which featured two instant pop classics, in “3 Little Words” and “Confusion Girl”. Island Records quickly signed him and the BBC named him as a pop star to watch in their prestigious “Sound of 2009” poll.

That year saw the release of his gorgeous debut album, “Complete Me”, co-produced by Stuart Price and hitting the UK Top 20. As well as spawning three hit singles, the album surprised fans with its emotional depth and musical range. As well as dancefloor blitzes like “In Step” and “Better Off As Two”, the album also featured heartbroken electronica like “Done Done” and fragile ballads like “Run Away From Trouble”, a fan favourite. Yahoo praised “the deft, slippery musical textures underneath the gleaming pop surface, and the aching emotional fragility that underpins even the most disco-glitzy tunes” while The Guardian praised Frankmusik’s “unerring melodic instincts”.

2009 also saw Frankmusik flexing his production muscles, with a long queue of the pop world’s hottest talents forming to ask him for collaborations and remixes. By the end of the year he’d worked with Lady Gaga, Pet Shop Boys, Ellie Goulding and a host of other talents. He’d also been signed up by sharp-eyed talent-spotter Perez Hilton for his first big tour in the states.

His adventures in the states inspired the restless Frankmusik in his next bold move – in 2010 he relocated to LA, determined to learn from the hottest pop talents of the day who were at work there. He was quickly snapped up by Cherrytree Records and head honcho Martin Kierszenbaum, fresh from his success as co-writer on much of Lady Gaga’s breakthrough album. The resulting 2011 album – “Do It In The A.M.” – saw Frankmusik embrace a more collaborative approach, writing with Kierszenbaum and collaborating with Far East Movement (fresh off a US number 1), Collette Carr and Natalia Kills. The album was praised by The Independent for its “refinement” of his sound, though some fans felt that its glossier production and slicker vocals had sacrificed some of his distinctiveness.

In the same year, Frankmusik fulfilled a lifelong ambition by producing the latest album by his childhood idols Erasure and touring with them across the USA and Europe. The album became the seminal electro duo’s biggest hit in a decade, while reviewers praised his production for giving the act new zest, with Popmatters noting how he “pushed the duo’s music to sound more contemporary.”

2012 saw yet more change for Frankmusik. After increasing frustrations with both his record label and fiancé, Vincent parted ways with both. Out of these lows, Frankmusik’s best music began to emerge. The last part of the year saw the electro auteur release his swaggering single “Fast As I Can” – demonstrating his ability to produce his own music independently – but it was a return to London that inspired his most exciting musical era yet.

Combining the more accomplished production techniques and confident vocals learnt in LA with the hyperactive fizz of his earliest songs, the “Far From Over” EP – released on Valentine’s Day 2013 – was greeted ecstatically by fans and journalists alike. Perez Hilton led the charge, writing “FrankMusik is back and making music on his own terms… electro with HEART!” while Bang Tidy Music called the EP “one massive explosion of awesome.”

The EP once again showcased Frankmusik’s versatility, shifting from the breathlessly paced electropop of “Captain” to the epic piano ballad “The Line”. But it was lead single “Map” which grabbed most attention. As Notable Dance wrote, “the lovely discordant feel of blending emotionally stirring symphonic production for the verses with frantic electropop for the chorus is a kind of brilliant madness” and fans as surprising as Natasha Bedingfield lined up to pronounce the song “totally brilliant”.


Frankmusik has spent the first few months of the UK’s coldest and longest winter in decades safely holed up in his bedroom studio, painstakingly crafting every note of his forthcoming third record, “Between”, which promises to be his most ambitious, accomplished and exciting yet. As well as “Fast As I Can”, “Captain” and “Map” the album will feature eleven new songs solely written and produced by the electro auteur. The songs range from glorious day glo pop like “Cake!” and summery singalongs like “Did Love” to moody electro ballads like the gorgeous “Final Song” and gospel-tinged “Pins And Needles”. New single “Chasing Shadows” sees Frankmusik take a bold step into new territory: its shimmeringly atmospheric, slow burning electronica is utterly unique and heart-stopping.

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