While dumped PM Gough Whitlam might as well have been auditioning for the Sex Pistols when he said on November 11, 1975, ""Well may we say 'God Save the Queen', because nothing will save the Governor-General!", Melbourne's royal rock'n'pop trio Even, who did include a stonking cover of the Sex Pistols' "Pretty Vacant" on their recent Down The Shops covers collection, reckon that the Queen's birthday at least is worth celebrating. Indeed, they reckon it is their Antipodean duty to do so, especially given that Prince Philip is now no longer around to start the party.
But with four shows across the holiday weekend at great venues in the inner North, South, East and West, "Even Saves The Queen's Birthday Weekend" is not just a celebration of a fabulous public holiday; it is also a celebration of the great rock'n'roll city that is Melbourne.
Even's Friday to Monday run is gonna provide some right royal rocking with four hand-selected support acts adding a unique flavor to each show. New Cosmic Country queen Freya Josephine Hollick opens proceedings at the Gershwin Room on Friday the 11th. From then it's the tres glam Imperial Leather, featuring entities from both RRR and PBS-FM at the Westwood on Saturday the 12th; stranded Mississippi-based Canadian-Australian bluesy country singer-songwriter Meghan Maike on Sunday the 13th at the Leadbeater; and melancholy and melodious young trio of singer-songwriters the Folk Bitch Trio on Monday the 14th at the Northcote Social Club. Monday's show is a matinee and under-18's are allowed in if accompanied by an adult.
That is four great line-ups and a real celebration of Melbourne music, so we suggest you grab tickets to all four shows, explore the length and breadth of rockin' town and make a proper long weekend of it!
Oh, and Even would also like it known that we've been working on album #8 and it's coming along nicely.
EVEN SAVE THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND
ESPY - GERSHWIN ROOM
Friday 11 June
With Freya Josephine Hollick
Saturday 12 June
With Imperial Leather
THE LEADBEATER HOTEL
Sunday 13 June
With Meghan Maike
NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB
Monday 14 June (Afternoon)
With Folk Bitch Trio