The Milk Carton Kids 2013

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‘Authentic’ and ‘timeless’ are two words that convey a lot of importance in the world of Americana country music. Being true to the values and aesthetics of one’s forebears in the rich lineage of the genre is a cherished trait, as important as possessing good songs and the players exhibiting a strong chemistry.

Now we welcome a duo from the sleepy Californian hamlet of Eagle Rock (no, not that Eagle Rock) who possess all of the above attributes in spades. The Milk Carton Kids – singers and guitarists Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan – peddle a brand of music as ‘authentic’ and ‘timeless’ as you could ever hope to hear, their voices and trademark vintage guitars meshing into one glorious single entity that seems to emit from a bygone era, as if they’d ploughed dustbowls with Guthrie and jumped trains with Kerouac to gather insight for their beautiful narratives. Their music is clearly of American heritage but equally hard to pin down, not seeming to be rooted in the fields of the north, the swamps of the Deep South, the deserts of Texas nor the mountains of Appalachia, yet somehow encompassing the distinctive virtues of each of these locales.

Despite being a relatively new venture – they only formed The Milk Carton Kids in 2011 – the pair have already released two acclaimed albums (2011’s Prologue and their brand new effort The Ash & Clay) and shared stages with acts such as Old Crow Medicine Show and K.D. Lang, as well as undertaking literally hundreds of their own headlining shows. Legendary director Gus Van Zandt chose three of their songs for his feature film Promised Land, trading heavily on their aura of nostalgia plus the rural values which liberally permeate their muse.

Now Australian audiences are going to experience the myriad pleasures of The Milk Carton Kids firsthand when the pair head southwards for their inaugural Australian visit this June, bringing a touch of both history and the future to appropriately ornate venues up and down the east coast. Find out for yourself why they’re rapidly becoming one of the hottest properties on the red hot Americana circuit, and get bragging rights for being the first on your block to get into the down home goodness of The Milk Carton Kids!

THE MILK CARTON KIDS • AUSTRALIAN TOUR JUNE 2013
With Special Guests MELODY POOL

Ticket and music package available exclusively through Love Police.
Click on the BUY TICKETS links below and choose the venue with CD option and you will receive a general admission ticket and The Milk Carton Kids ‘The Ash and Clay’ CD sent via registered Australian Post for a total of $49.50

The Milk Carton Kids  

Date City Venue
04/06/13 Sydney, NSW Factory Theatre
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $33 + BF.
Tickets available through Factory Theatre.
All tickets General Admission Seated tickets.
Playing Times:
Doors………………………………7.30pm
Melody Pool……………………….8.15pm
The Milk Carton Kids……………..9.15pm
06/06/13 Melbourne, VIC Thornbury Theatre
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $33 + BF. Tickets and exclusive CD / ticket package is available through Love Police.
Tickets also available through Thornbury Theatre.
All tickets General Admission Seated tickets.
Playing Times:
Doors………………………………8.00pm
Melody Pool……………………….8.30pm
The Milk Carton Kids……………..9.30pm
(Times subject to change)
07/06/13 Meeniyan, VIC Meeniyan Town Hall
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $33 + BF. Tickets and exclusive CD / ticket package is available Tickets still available through Lyre Birds Art Council or phone (03) 5664 9239
All tickets General Admission Seated tickets.
Playing Times:
Doors………………………………7.00pm
Melody Pool……………………….8.00pm
The Milk Carton Kids……………..9.00pm
(Times subject to change)
08/06/13 Melbourne, VIC St Kilda Memo
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $33 + BF. All tickets General Admission Seated tickets.
Tickets still available through TryBooking.com
Playing Times:
Doors………………………………7.30pm
Melody Pool……………………….8.00pm
The Milk Carton Kids……………..9.15pm
(Times subject to change)
09/06/13 Brisbane, QLD Old Museum
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $33 + BF. Tickets still available through The Old Museum.
All tickets General Admission Seated tickets.
Playing Times:
Doors………………………………7.30pm
Melody Pool……………………….7.45pm
The Milk Carton Kids……………..9.00pm
(Times subject to change)

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