Handsome Family October Tour


The Handsome Family is a 20-year songwriting collaboration between husband and wife, Brett Sparks (originally from Odessa, Texas) and Rennie Sparks from Long Island, augmented by other guest musicians.

So far the pair, now based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, have released 10 studio albums, as well as four compilation and live albums. Their songs have been covered by Jeff Tweedy, Andrew Bird, Kelly Hogan and Christy Moore.

The band’s latest album, Wilderness, was released in May this year and the Sparks duo claim that it is ‘about animals (frogs, flies, wildebeest, octopuses, lizards…).’

The Handsome Family will return to Australia in October.

Tour Dates:
Thursday October 10 – Moonshine Bar, Manly NSW (Free Entry!)
Saturday October 12 – The Hi-Fi for Melbourne Festival, Melbourne, Vic
Tickets from thehifi.com.au and melbournefestival.com.au
Sunday October 13 – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Tickets from the basement.com.au
Monday October 14 – Blackbear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets from oztix.com.au
Wednesday October 16 – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Tickets from oztix.com.au

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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