John Kennedy - Album Launch

When

7:00 pmSaturday, 8 June

Where

Swamplands

744 High Street, Thornbury, Victoria 3071

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Sydney musician John Kennedy’s new album Raining Treasure celebrates the golden era of Australian independent music from the late ‘70’s and the 80's. Kennedy compiled a list of classic indie songs (and some obscurities) from that era and with his band, John Kennedy's 68 Comeback Special, has recordedsongs from The Go-Betweens, The Triffids, The Scientists and many more. Some of these acts were contemporaries. Some were inspirations. All had some great songs.The idea for this release sprang from the 2017 album, JFK and the Midlife Crisis. It was a concept album about a middle aged Sydney musician looking back over his life to the glory days of the Australian indie music scene. It explored the joys and disappointments of being part of the thriving music culture that was centered around Surry Hills at that time. The logical next step was to cover some of the great songs from that fertile period. These songs take you back to the Trade Union Club and the Strawberry Hills Hotel. Melbourne's former Earthmen Nick Batterham and Nick Murray will provide support along with Perth pop refugees The Golden Rail.

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    Swamplands

    744 High Street, Thornbury, Victoria 3071