MASTODON – AUSTRALIAN TOUR – MARCH 2015 – SUPPORTS ANNOUNCED!

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TWELVE FOOT NINJA are one of Australia’s most innovative and experimental new bands.
Earlier this year, the band took home the prestigious “Best New Talent” award at the sixth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards. They have just returned from a 30-date US tour supporting In This Moment. The debut single from Silent Machine, “Coming For You,” is currently impacting and reacting at radio now and has surpassed more than 1,000,000 YouTube views. See TWELVE FOOT NINJA perform their heavy fusion groves and soaring melodies as they open up the show in Melbourne.

BREAKING ORBIT are a captivating heavy progressive and alternative rock band from Sydney. Their music ebbs and flows through passages intricate and eclectic, melodic yet heavy, tribal but modern, atmospheric and at times brutal. It is an amalgamation of astonishing musicianship that often results in the listener being transported into an audio journey with the band. In 2013 they shared stages with Dead Letter Circus as their national main tour support, as well as headlining their own Australian tour for Silence Seekers – the second single from their debut album. See BREAKING ORBIT perform in Sydney as they open up the show.

Named for the prized possession of Rome’s infamous despot, CALIGULA’S HORSE is an emerging progressive alternative rock band from Brisbane, Australia. CALIGULA’S HORSE has toured with the likes of Voyager, Twelve Foot Ninja, Ne Obliviscaris, Sleepmakeswaves and continue to garner a strong fanbase in Australia. See their moving show as they support MASTODON in Brisbane.

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Heavy music is typically a battlefield upon which the uninitiated dare not tread, but MASTODON unifies the tribes unlike anyone else.

Album after album, MASTODON set the pace for modern heavy metal. They took pole position fresh out of Atlanta some 14 years ago, and with album number six, ‘Once More Round the Sun’, show no signs of giving it up. “MASTODON are obviously from another planet. Let’s just be happy they’re occupying ours for a while.” – Blabbermouth

The band is so balls-out creative — in its zealous riffage, its metaphysical motifs, its visual components — that it energizes even the crustiest headbangers. MASTODON fans have never witnessed a full headline tour in Australia before and finally the long agonising wait is over!

FRIDAY 27 MARCH 2015 – MELBOURNE, FESTIVAL HALL reduced mode – A/A with 18+ patrons having access to a licensed bar
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SATURDAY 28 MARCH 2015 – SYDNEY, BIG TOP LUNA PARK – Lic A/A
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SUNDAY 29 MARCH 2015 – BRISBANE, EATONS HILL HOTEL – Lic A/A
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FLEETWOOD MAC ‘On With The Show’ Australian and NZ Tour 2015

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The rumours are true – the legendary FLEETWOOD MAC will bring their On With The Show World Tour to Australia and New Zealand in 2015.

The On With The Show Tour will mark Fleetwood Mac’s first series of concert dates in Australia and New Zealand since 2009’s sold-out Unleashed Tour.

Touring as a five-piece for the first time since 1998, one of music’s most enduring groups of all time, Fleetwood Mac, will play a selection of arena, stadium and winery shows this October – November.
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Cheech & Chong – Up In Smoke- The Greatest Hits Tour – June 2015

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From outsider cult heroes to beloved counter- culture royalty, Cheech & Chong have blazed a smokey trail across four decades becoming one of the most loved and identifiable comedic duos of our time. Defining an era with their hilariously irreverent, no-holds-barred comedy, they released their all-time classic movie Up In Smoke in 1978, it became the most successful comedy movie of its time grossing in excess of 100 million dollars, cementing the loveable duo’s position as totems of alternative culture.
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Live Review : Lewis Watson at The Lair, Sydney – March 15, 2015

Review by Scott Singh

lewis watsnGone are the days that Lewis Watson would upload songs to his YouTube account HolyLoowis, with the hope that somewhere across the world someone would be watching. Coming to the tail end of his first headliner Australian tour. Much has changed with this young artist but his core offering that fans fell in love with since the beginning, have stayed true despite the lures of success.

Playing to a packed out crowd at The Lair the night was filled with screaming fans, teeming with excitement at the chance to see their favourite artist.
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Karnivool – The THEMATA DECADE Tour – May 2015

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10 years ago an unknown band from Perth, Western Australia pooled their very limited resources and questionable facial hair, and got to work on their debut album. Recorded in various spaces, in various ways, with a slightly varying line-up, they borrowed gear, they borrowed money, they borrowed space and they used some tunings that perhaps haven’t been heard again. The band were KARNIVOOL and the album that had so much blood, sweat, tears (and god knows what else) expended on it in those early hours was THEMATA.
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Review : 65daysofstatic at The Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane – March 12, 2015

Review by Denis Semchenko
Photos credit Stephen Goodwin
65daysofstatic at The Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
‘Post-rock’ is a tired term – in fact, so tired it’s lost its meaning since the genre’s noughties heyday. This writer has long discovered that instrumental rock music doesn’t need to come with a ‘post-‘ or ‘math-‘ prefix attached to it in order to sound good; in the end, it either does or it doesn’t. It has now been 15 years since Explosions In The Sky first showed us how delicate instrumental rock can be and before that, Slint and Tortoise did the same for a mix of tricky time signatures and sparse guitar atmospherics.
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Live Review : Macy Gray at Lismore City Hall – March 13, 2015

Review by Wanda De Verelle-Hill
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Macy Gray is on a bus and travelling around Australia bringing her world class show to major cities and a few very lucky regional towns such as Lismore. Last night Lismore City Hall was packed with thoroughly pumped people having a wild party with the funked up Macy Gray and her very stylin’ band.

Don’t know how I got it so wrong – I was expecting something mellow and jazz club like, so made my way early into the theatre to get a good seat thinking it will be all about having a good view. Turns out I should have rocked in late, charged to the front and spent the night dancing with all the sensible people that had staked out the limited space on the dance floor.
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