After a two year hiatus, Due South returns as a free outdoor concert series taking place at the historic Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park. In 2022, Due South will feature a diverse lineup of contemporary talent, celebrating the cultures and communities that surround McLaren Park and its neighboring districts. All three concerts in the series are free and open to the public, taking place on the following Saturdays: August 27, September 17, and October 8. Attendees can expect to enjoy live music, local eats, and neighborhood fun from 2-6PM at each event, as well as free bike valet services from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
Deafheaven have come a long way from “Windows,” off 2013’s Sunbather, which contains audio of guitarist Kerry McCoy scoring drugs with the last of his cash. It’s incredibly harrowing. It’s perhaps just as incredible that Deafheaven as a band left years of drug and alcohol abuse behind. Now they’re sober, healthy, and making artistic strides with their latest album, Infinite Granite.
I talked to McCoy and vocalist George Clarke as they prepared to tour again after two years of COVID-19 pandemic. They presented a textbook lesson in how one is the company one keeps. (Their friends include previous Health Awaits interviewees Nate Garrett of Spirit Adrift and Gina Gleason of Baroness.) They also offered insight into staying balanced through life’s ups and downs – by staying busy, establishing routines, and keeping fit.
Tasmania’s festival Dark Mofo returns on 8–22 June 2022.
Week One highlights include the launch of the festival’s full art program, including influential video and new media artist Bill Viola (USA), as well as the photographer, sculpturist, and multi-channel video artist Doug Aitken (USA).
There will also be a special ‘Mona Up Late’ opening of three new major exhibitions: Jeremy Shaw (Canada), Fiona Hall (lutruwita/Tasmania) and AJ King (lutruwita/Tasmania bigambul/wakka wakka), and Robert Andrew(Brisbane Yawuru), and this year the event will see the return of its exclusive and infamously debaucherous costume event, this year titled The Blue Rose Ball.
As for week two, highlights include celebrated musician, composer and producer Nils Frahm (Germany) playing a number of world premiere shows titled ‘Music For Hobart’. He will also perform at the Opera House as part of VIVID Live, with the festivals working together to secure exclusive Australian performances.
Other major international artists feature as well, including performances by the devastatingly beautiful, classically-trained multi-instrumentalist Lingua Ignota (USA), the visual artist, writer, actor and a founding member of the post-punk experimental rock band Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon and band, performing songs from her 2019 solo release ‘No Home Record’, renowned space rock band Spiritualized^ (England), an exclusive appearance from rock band Deafheaven, plus a full band rock set from Chelsea Wolfe and a solo piano set from Emma Ruth Rundle (USA).
Due to ongoing restrictions on events and gatherings in Canada, shows originally scheduled for March 10th and 11th in Montreal in Toronto have been cancelled. Ticket holders for these shows can get refunds at the point of purchase. The Vancouver date is not affected. Canada- we are sorry about this, and we promise to be back as soon as we can.
The March 10th and 11th dates are now at the Space Ballroom in Hamden, CT and the Rec Room in Buffalo, NY. Tickets for these shows are available at our Shows page