The Darkness will be spreading their Easter Is Cancelled message across the land with an Australian and New Zealand headline tour in March 2020. On a mission to lead us to the sunlit uplands of inclusivity, togetherness and rock’ n’ roll fellowship, The Darkness will play shows in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Auckland.Continue reading THE DARKNESS Announce ‘Easter Is Cancelled’ Australia and New Zealand Tour 2020
Malcolm Young: The Man Who Made AC/DC
By: Jeff Apter
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Malcolm Young was a legend: the founder and the driving force of AC/DC, a man with what many have called ‘the greatest right hand in rock and roll’. That right hand provided the instantly recognisable riffs and muscle behind such timeless songs as ‘Highway to Hell’, ‘Back in Black’, ‘A Long Way to the Top’ and many others. Malcolm was instrumental in ensuring that AC/DC survived shifting musical trends and numerous in-house dramas to stand tall as the biggest rock band on the planet. Yet he was the most unpretentious man to ever strap on a Gretsch guitar.
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The return visit to Australia from this dynamic pair of West Virginian country-rock guitarists stemmed from their eye-opening appearance at CMC Rocks 2018, when the big festival crowds were blown away by the songs, the delivery, and the infectious stage-presence of Donnie and Chris, and their talented band members.Continue reading Live Review : Davisson Brothers Band at The Factory Theatre, Sydney – 25th July 2019
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, CROWDED HOUSE, PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND and many more will ensure our 31st Bluesfest Byron Bay rocks next Easter! The 31st annual Byron Bay Bluesfest is taking place from 9th – 13th April 2020 and is set to be the best festival yet! The first of many line up announcements also includes the legend GEORGE BENSON andBRANDI CARLILE, both making their Bluesfest debuts.Continue reading Bluesfest first line-up announcement for 2020. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, CROWDED HOUSE, PATTI SMITH and more!
Fierce Mild – Death’s Kingdom
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Fierce Mild 2019 shows
Saturday August 17, 2019 | The Foundry | Brisbane
Saturday August 24, 2019 | The Workers Club | Geelong
Saturday August 31, 2019 | The Crown & Anchor | Adelaide
Saturday September 7, 2019 | The Evelyn Hotel | Melbourne
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Caulfield, known worldwide for its racetrack, was overrun with guitar players, enthusiasts and fans alike over the weekend. The venue gave way for what has to be one of the best guitar playing line-ups in the festivals history. The event held under complete cover in the members grandstand drew fans and players alike to two days of guitar mania. From the moment you entered the building you were greeted by 50,000 watts of pure guitar shredding. This area of course was the trade component of the show where budding guitarists got to play and talk everything from the classics of Gibson and Fender and numerous independent and personal guitar makers who were on show. But it didn’t end there. Amplifiers with some wicked pedals and everything accessory wise to make even the most professional player salivate. All stall holders were more than generous with their time and experience. Over $75,000 was paid out for the most expensive guitar of the weekend confirming build the right instrument and they will buy.Continue reading Review : Melbourne Guitar Show 2019 at Caulfield Racecourse
Photographer: Meghan PlayerContinue reading Photos : Phil Jamieson at Crowbar, Sydney – 2nd August 2019
FRI 27 DEC | KINGSCLIFF BEACH HOTEL, KINGSCLIFF NSW | 18+
SAT 28 DEC | TORQUAY HOTEL, TORQUAY VIC | 18+
SUN 29 DEC | GRAND HOTEL, MORNINGTON VIC | 18+
Extraordinary New York artist Joan As Police Woman (Joan Wasser) returns to Australia in October 2019 launching her 3-disc extravaganza Joanthology with a very special series of solo shows.
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Handsome Tours is thrilled to announce that Billy Bragg will be returning for a very special tour entitled “One Step Forward. Two Steps Back.” In each city Braggwill perform three unique shows on consecutive nights. The first night’s performance will feature Bragg’s current set, which ranges across his 35 year career. The second will see Bragg perform songs from his first three albums: his punk rock debut Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy (1983), its similarly raw follow-up Brewing Up with Billy Bragg (1984) and Talking with the Taxman about Poetry (1986). The third performance will see Bragg perform songs from his second three albums: the positively jangled Workers Playtime (1988), the pop classic Don’t Try This at Home (1991) and the back-to-basics William Bloke (1996).
Continue reading Tour News : BILLY BRAGG ‘One Step Forward. Two Steps Back’ Australian Tour
Best known for their classic hits of the ‘70s and ‘80s including ‘Ventura Highway’, ‘Horse with No Name’, ‘I Need You’, ‘Don’t Cross the River’, ‘Tin Man’, ‘Sister Golden Hair’, and ‘You Can Do Magic”, AMERICA return to Australia and New Zealand to kick start summer later this year.
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Davisson Brothers Band at The Factory Theatre, Sydney – 25th July 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
by Meghan Player
Aussie rockers Grinspoon are heading back out on the road for their epic Chemical Hearts national tour in October and November 2019 (Click here for tour details).
We caught up with Grinspoon drummer Kris Hopes ahead of the tour.
Continue reading Q&A with Grinspoon drummer Kris Hopes