The Dead Daisies in full bloom
THE Dead Daisies guitarist David Lowy says his new band will be an ongoing concern. Lowy says the Aussie supergroup, who opened for ZZ Top when they played RSL Southport last month, will have a future past their round of shows supporting Aerosmith in Australia next month. ‘‘The Dead Daisies is definitely a going concern,’’ he says. ‘‘It’s a project of Jon Stevens (pictured) and mine. We plan to release a single before our Aerosmith support dates in late April/early May called Lock’N’Load, which features Slash, and soon after that release our debut album. Jon and I have already started on new songs. You can look forward to more music and touring in Australia and overseas. I spend a lot of time outside of Australia looking after my business interests and I’m looking to combine that with some international touring.’’ The Dead Daisies is Jon Stevens on vocals with Charlie Drayton (Divinyls), Richard Fortus (Guns n’ Roses), Jim Hilbun (The Angels), Alan Mansfield (Dragon, Robert Palmer) and David Lowy (Red Phoenix, The Angels, Mink). Slash recently put down the guitar work for Lock’N’Load in LA. McManus Entertainment has announced a final release of production tickets for The Dead Daisies’ Brisbane show with legendary rockers Aerosmith. The tickets are $75.
Aerosmith and The Dead Daisies play the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on May 1. DJ Flo, Komune: DJ Flo and DJ Metal Jacket spin R’n’B tunes. Show at 7pm. Louisahhh, Elsewhere: American house DJ Louisahhh spins electro beats with support from Audun, Poodfy and Stretch Paper Cranes. Tickets $15. DJ VS One, Swingin’ Safari: DJ brings the funk with soulful hip hop, R’n’B and house tunes. Show at 8pm. Tickets $10. Nantes, The Loft: Sydney indie-rock band Nantes play live with Battleships and Lyon Apprentice. Show at 8pm. Tickets $18. DJ Turhan, Love Nightlife: DJ Turhan supplies the tunes for Heat 1 of the Australian Swimwear Model of the Year search. The Sounds of Byron, Southport Sharks: A live fusion of roots, rock, blues, soul and funk. Show at 8pm. Free entry. When in Rome, Currumbin RSL: Local four-piece band play a mixture of covers. Show at 7pm. Free entry. Local band The Black Swamp play at 4.20pm. Show at 5.20pm. Free entry. Velvet Martini, Palazzo Versace: Live contemporary jazz mixed with gin at Le Jardin’s Gin Palace from 6.30pm. Free entry. Jazz hosted by Mal Wood, The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Live jazz featuring Vince Jones with support from The Keepers. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets $40. Fred Lang, The Clock Hotel: Australian comedian performs live stand-up. Show at 8pm. Tickets $22 Rufus, Coolangatta Hotel: Sydney indiedance band Rufus play new material from their debut album, due out in June. Show at 8pm. Tickets $15 Hedonism Saturdays, EAST: DJs travel interstate to perfrom for Hedonism Saturdays. EAST resdients support. Mos, Platinum Nightclub: Electro-house session with Ember and residents Craig Roberts and Flash. Saturday Night Show, Elsewhere: With resident DJs. DJ Boston Switch, Komune: DJ Boston Switch and DJ Jasper play party tunes. Show at 7pm. Ash Tobia, Love Nightlife: DJ Turhan and Ash Tobia spin 1990s R’n’B favourites. Wasabi, Currumbin RSL: Local covers