The Brisbane Rock and Roll Writer's Festival presents


Friday 31 March 2017 (opening 8:00pm)

at The Junk Bar's Skukum Lounge ( venue info )
215 Waterworks Rd, Ashgrove QLD


Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees

18+ General Admission $23.50

Hugo Race returns to Brisbane with a 24 Hours to Nowhere solo show at the Junk Bar on March 31st

…and in conversation about his book Road Series at the Brisbane Rock and Roll Writer’s Festival on April 1st and 2nd

“An Australian music legend, thanks to stints with seminal bands such as the Bad Seeds, Hugo Race has now brewed this memoir. Ricocheting like a pinball from the Melbourne punk scene to Berlin, Brazil, Mali and beyond, this series of snapshots is frequently filtered through a narcotic lens but is nonetheless seductive reading. With an unavoidable nod to Kerouac, it’s an on-the-road diary, the observations and experiences nostalgia-free and often brutally honest. There’s no rockstar narcissism here; just a fascinating insight into the restless need to keep moving, to maintain the creative mojo and to be on the frontier rather than on the couch.” - Road Series review, Qantas Inflight magazine


Hugo’s 24 Hours to Nowhere album received rave reviews internationally:

“At times dreamlike, there’s an indie cinematic vibe throughout: Johnny Cash on the Lost Highway (Lynch’s that is, not Bon Jovi’s). Elegant lyricism and wistful insight adds weight to some finely crafted songwriting and if Australiana is a genre, this is it.” - Tim Batcup, Classic Rock UK


“This collaboration with Italian soundscape group Sacri Cuori highlights (Race’s) cinematic urges. The heartstabbing title track is a fine duet with Angie Hart of Frente, and Fatalists add cowboy twang to a set of agreeably Gothic growlers…” - Alistair McKay, Uncut, UK


“’24 Hours from Nowhere’ is darker than the darkest Walkabouts song, it’s a scorched earth vision… The songs sound magnificent, the instruments like blocks of grey tones, beautifully picked out, with plenty of room between them… Overall this is a dark Gothic piece that skillfully calls on Lee Hazelwood and Ennio Morricone to create a suite of songs that is beautifully constructed and breathlessly cinematic.” - David Cowling, Americana UK


“A captivating listen, with the ten tracks heavy on dreamy atmospherics. Hugo’s vocals are downbeat with a desert dry delivery, akin to say Lou Reed and Ed Keupper, and the mournful music is imaginative, taking you off into a vast, empty and dust blown wilderness.” - Pete Craven, Vive Le Rock, UK


More at: http://www.hugoracemusic.com

This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*