Joe Pug

Love Police Touring Present

Joe Pug

6:00pm, Mon 17 October, 2016

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Joe Pug - only Melbourne headline solo show, with Special Guest Freya Josephine Hollick

Joe Pug has it figured out, career if not life: Just write the songs that have to be written, play them for anybody who will listen, tour as if you had no home. Oh, and give your music away. Which isn't to say he didn't sell his debut full-length offering,Messenger (released 2/16/2010 on Lightning Rod). But free is how he came to make it, more or less. 

After realising he was profoundly unhappy as a playwright student he headed towards Chicago. Working as a carpenter by day he spent his nights playing the guitar he hadn't picked up since his teenage years and turned what were ideas originally slated for a play into the EP Nation of Heat recorded in Chicago with not much more than bare-boned sincerity and a microphone. 

His early headline gigs sold out and marked the first rumblings of early praise for pug. After having the idea to give away his EP, he offered unlimited free copies to fans - and word spread with Nation of Heat taking on a life of its own. The crowds swelled and the media took notice. Tours with Steve Earle, M. Ward, and Josh Ritter followed, as did invitations to Lollapalooza and the Newport Folk Festival. 

After over 200 shows, Pug took a brief respite to record his full-length debut. If Nation of Heat heralded the arrival of a talent to watch, Messenger assigns Pug a deserved spot among the finest songwriters of his generation.

Doors - 6:00pm   Freya Josephine Hollick - 8:00-8:45pm   Joe Pug - 9:15-10:15pm + encores

Why not come for a bite to eat before the show starts? Kitchen is open till at least 9pm during the week.

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