Jeff Rosenstock is back! This December, for the first time ever down under, he is bringing his full five-piece band for a national tour.
Saturday 8 December (Doors 7:30pm)
-SOLD OUT- The Reverence Hotel – Melbourne – 18+
With Lincoln Le Fevre and the Insiders & Hanny J, Foxtrot & Marina Mitchell
Sunday 9 December (Doors 2pm)
SELLING FAST Wrangler Studios – Melbourne – All Ages
(Drug & Alcohol Free Event)
With Lincoln Le Fevre and the Insiders & Hanny J, Bench Press & Premium Cable TICKETS / RSVP
Monday 10 December (Doors 7pm)
SELLING FAST Crown & Anchor – Adelaide – 18+
With Lincoln Le Fevre and the Insiders & Hanny J, Bec Stevens & Pemberton TICKETS / RSVP
Wednesday 12 December (Doors 7pm)
The Foundry – Brisbane – 18+
With Lincoln Le Fevre and the Insiders & Hanny J, Brief Habits & Emmy Hour TICKETS / RSVP
Thursday 13 December (Doors 7pm)
Vinnie’s Dive Bar – Gold Coast – 18+
With Lincoln Le Fevre and the Insiders, Laura Mardon & Syrup, Go On TICKETS / RSVP
Friday 14 December (Doors 630pm)
The H Live – Sydney – 18+
Chopdog Entertainment, Pee Records & Def Wolf Xmas Ball 2018
With Lincoln Le Fevre and the Insiders & Hanny J, Nerdlinger, The Great Awake & more TICKETS / RSVP
Saturday 15 December [Gingerfest 2018] (Doors 4pm)
Molo Live @ Australian National University – Canberra – 18+
With Bodyjar, Hightime, Epic Flagon, Dan P, Lincoln Le Fevre and the Insiders, Hanny J, & Loads More TICKETS / RSVP
Sunday 16 December (Doors 6pm)
SELLING FAST The Lansdowne – Sydney – 18+
With Lincoln Le Fevre and the Insiders & Hanny J, SHAKY HANDZ & Billy Demos TICKETS / RSVP
Monday 17 December (Doors 7pm)
Hamilton Station Hotel – Newcastle – 18+
With Lincoln Le Fevre and the Insiders & Hanny J, Run Squirrel & Andrew Richmond TICKETS / RSVP
It’s quite easy to get caught up with Rosenstock’s history and body of work, he spent ten years fronting a far more ska-centric outfit called Bomb the Music Industry! A band that earned its reputation as a hardcore DIY operation, releasing all its records for free and breaking up only when the day-job hustle got too bleak. But truth be told, Rosenstock has never been more powerful than with his current line-up & latest full-length album “POST”, which was surprisingly dropped just hours after a drunken New Year’s Eve show in Philadelphia, on January 1st this year.
“Dumbfounded, downtrodden and dejected, crestfallen, grief-stricken and exhausted, trapped in my room while the house was burnin’ to the motherfuckin’ ground”
From the opening line from the track “USA” – which evolves from guitar chugger to synth interlude to gang-vocal coda in the space of seven and a half minutes. Looking at the “clerk at the midwestern service station” or the “man in a crossover with his family”, Rosenstock demands to find out who exactly betrayed America.“I won’t hate you, I just need to know, please be honest Tell me was it you?” he begs, frustrated and confused with not only strangers & the people in charge of the good old US of A, but people he might of considered friends.
While providing one of the more upbeat tempos for the album, “MELBA” looks at how the abuse of power is a careless exercise for those who hold it, and the effects it has on those sitting at the bottom of a hierarchy. Rosenstock yells throughout the song “Let’s go back to Melbourne, we can start over, because mistakes get forgotten, dreams can be remembered”, using our city of Melbourne as the escape route, a place he has spent a lot of time and come to love.
In true Jeff Rosenstock fashion, the rest of the lyrics on “POST” revolve around anxiety, insecurity, anger, ennui and other bummers of day to day life and the album just seamlessly flows from start to finish, ending with the track “Let Them Win’, which snaps back into where “USA” left off, with an “us versus them” mentality, culminating in an ambient synth arrangement.
Joining Rosenstock as national supports will be two of Melbourne’s favourite acts. “Lincoln Le Fevre”, who will be bringing his backing band “The Insiders” along for the ride, and “Hanny J” – who when not touring the world playing bass with her band “Clowns”, is playing shows under her own alias.