TheWeekend

15 June 2012 | 7:30 pm | Dan Condon

Missed out on this week's big music news? We've got you covered.

Beck will be here for Harvest later in the year.

Beck will be here for Harvest later in the year.

It's safe to say this week's music headlines were stolen by the first installment of the Harvest Festival line up, which had tongues a-waggin' and fingers a-twitterin' upon its announcement on Thursday afternoon. The response thus far seems to have been overwhelmingly positive so punters would be wise to start saving their pennies so they won't miss out on tickets to the boutique event.

It's not a week in Australian music with some form of Gotye story, this week's was a little sad though. The poor bastard has been knocked off the top of the Billboard Singles Charts, which he has sat atop for the past eight weeks with Sombody That I Used To Know.

We had some other sad things to report this week, like the passing of Australian jazz legend Graeme Bell at the age of 97, the owners of The Basement are putting the venue up for sale and The Beautiful Girls have decided to call it a day after a most triumphant decade in the sun.

Plenty of not so sad stories cropped up as well though, Missy Higgins made a romping return to the world of music with her new record entering the charts no lower than the number one position.

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We had a bit of a laugh as Billy Corgan used the term “fat cunt” to one of our writers.

We laughed even harder when The Stone Roses' Ian Brown called Reni a cunt.

But probably laughed hardest when we revisited our favourite Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job! moments following news of the duo's first Australian live shows happening later in the year.

The Lost Tapes collection from kosmische legends Can is incredible and strongly recommended weekly listening. While Sick Tunes has delivered a set of upbeat party numbers from bands we've never fucking heard of before.

Finally, if you're feeling in an okay headspace, check out this video The Presets posted and let us know if you think we're correct in our assumptions… and whether or not it will win The Amp, which is free to enter this year.

If you're looking for some live music over the weekend, may we suggest the following shows?

NSW:

Trial Kennedy – Oxford Art Factory, Friday
Even
, The Fauves – Annandale Hotel, Saturday
Boy & Bear – Entrance Leagues Club, Sunday

QLD:

Ash Grunwald – The Hi-Fi, Friday
Silverstein
– The Zoo, Saturday
Blanche Dubois
– Black Bear Lodge, Sunday

VIC:

Missy Higgins – Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Friday
The Audreys – Toff In Town, Saturday
Missy Higgins
– Her Majesty's Theatre, Sunday

SA:

East 17 – Fowlers Live, Friday
Ned Collette & Wirewalker – Hotel Metro, Saturday
Kellie Lloyd – Grace Emily, Sunday

TAS:

Dream On Dreamer – Brisbane Hotel, Friday
Parachute Youth – Republic Bar, Saturday
Transvaal Diamond Syndicate – Bridge Hotel, Sunday

WA:

Gasoline Inc – Rocket Room, Friday
Ian Carey – Villa, Saturday
Deep Sea Arcade – Mojo's, Sunday