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Augie march to wow at the Cooly

FOR the past 13 years Melbourne band Augie March has achieved what few bands can claim - while steadily building a loyal fan base, it has simultaneously sustained critical acclaim and commercial viability.

This year the band has completed two very successful and different tours on the back of the release of its fourth album, Watch Me Disappear. The most recent tour, On the Quiet, was a sell-out, a rare presentation of the band stripped back and swinging, a revelation for many in the audience who perhaps had always heard the music but never realised it was five human beings with sticks and strings making it come about.

In its final large-scale tour for 2009, Augie March will be hitting the bitumen in the company of Gareth Liddiard and Dan Luscombe of the phenomenal outfit The Drones. They have been great friends for many years and fellow travellers on the arduous, terribly unfashionable, and yet rewarding long road.

It is a dream pairing for anyone who likes their coffee dark and strong, with a dash of firewater. In an acoustic setting these chaps will shine every night.

Apart from the odd festival, this will be the last chance to see the Augie March members doing what they do best before they take a breather. In their time off there might be a solo album or two and some time given to projects in film, photography, claymation and other interests.

In the meantime, get down to the Cooly Hotel tonight from 8pm to see them live.

Bookings at www.thecoolyhotel.com.au



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