Alice Cooper: Announces Worldwide Signing To earMUSIC. New Studio Album ‘Paranormal’

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earMUSIC has announced the worldwide signing of legendary shock-rocker Alice Cooper.

“Paranormal”, Alice Cooper’s new studio album, his first in 6 years, will be released on July 28 via earMUSIC/Sony Music Australia as 2CD Digipak, 2LP, Limited Box Set and Digital.
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Tour News : LISA HANNIGAN – Australian Headline Shows – May 2017

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On the eve of her debut headline tour in Australia​ Irish songstress Lisa Hannigan performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden earlier this week. Lisa has previously toured our shores with Glen Hansard, Damien Rice and as part of the ensemble for the Nick Drake ‘Way to Blue’ concerts, her first headline performances will delight music lovers.

See her in concert this month at The Old Museum​ Brisbane, The Thornbury Theatre Melbourne, Lizotte’s Newcastle, Fly By Night Musicians Club​ Fremantle, The Anglesea Memorial Hall & Vivid LIVE Sydney. For full tour details visit gaynorcrawford.com

The Late Late Show with James Corden. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0pBZtmz0gU

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Tour News : Grinspoon – ‘Guide To Better Living’ Tour 2017


Post-grunge Aussie rockers, Grinspoon have announced a 20th Anniversary deluxe edition of the album that kickstarted their long-standing music career, Guide To Better Living, alongside an epic national tour of Australia, playing the album cover to cover for fans throughout June, July, August and September (2017).
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Live Review: The Record Company with support Little Georgia – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne – 20 April 2017

The Record Company at Northcote Social Club, Melbourne - 20 Apri
Review by Peter Coates

Making the dash across town from the early and packed-out Bluesfest sideshow of St Paul & The Broken Bones, I made it into a sparsely populated Northcote Social Club bandroom just in time for the grunge-folk duo that is Little GeorgiaJustin Carter and Ashleigh Mannix have been involved in a few musical projects over the years, and got together in 2015 to explore their mutual attraction for alternative country songs.
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Live Review : Zac Brown Band with support The Pierce Bros – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne – 19 April 2017

Zac Brown Band at Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne - 19 April 2017 Photographer: Peter Coates

Zac Brown Band at Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne – 19 April 2017
Photographer: Peter Coates


Review by Peter Coates

The Pierce Brothers are an Aussie duo of brothers Jack and Pat Pierce, offering a set of guitar and percussion country-folk delivered with punch and self-deprecating humour. Both brothers have strong and soulful voices, and most of the songs have a strong beat and some rabble-rousing choruses – opener It’s My Fault and Only One as examples, which all combined to bring the crowd alive……”we’re totally professional……done venues like this 100 times…….at home!”
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The Wombats Announce Australian Headline Shows – May 2017

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2017 marks 10 years since indie-rock royalty The Wombats’ debuted A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation, featuring indie dancefloor staples ‘Let’s Dance to Joy Division’ and ‘Moving to New York’. The show will be a celebration of the band, showcasing your favourites from the album along with a slew of hits from Glitterbug and This Modern Glitch. So, don’t sleep on this one boys, girls and marsupials… tickets will sell fast!
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Live Review + Photo Gallery : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 – Day Five

Review by Wanda Hill
Photos by Stuart Blythe
Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 - Day Five Photographer: Stuart Blythe
Five consecutive days in the sunshine was a rare treat for Bluesfest regulars who have endured years of mud to listen to the incredible artists invited to perform at this world class festival. Day five felt very relaxed as the big crowds had thinned and lining up for a bite to eat or something to drink seemed almost instant in comparison to previous days. Weary stall holders still served customers with smiles and delicious concoctions but understandably they were looking forward to the event drawing to a close.
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Live Review + Photo Gallery : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 – Day Four

Review by Wanda Hill
Photos by Stuart Blythe + Ant Ritz
Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 - Day Four Photographer: Stuart Blythe
Everybody loves Santana. I hope the other bands with a 7.30pm time slot had an audience because it felt like the entire festival population was trying to get as close as possible to Carlos Santana and the incredible line up of singers and musicians on tour with him at the moment. It is amazing what we can put up with if the music is sooo brilliant that being pushed, crushed and having a variety of drinks spilled on you is all taken with good nature and shared understanding of I just need to be as close as possible to this magnificence.
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Live Review : Santana + The Doobie Brothers at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – 13 April 2017

Review and photos by Peter Coates
Santana at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney - 13 April 2017 Photographer: Peter Coates
Santana have made it over to Australia for Bluesfest, and have arranged an arena tour around their weekend headline show at the festival – and brought The Doobie Brothers along to open the night with a generally familiar set of songs – not all of the greatest hits, but a decent selection of them.
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Live Review + Photo Gallery : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 – Day Three

Review by Wanda Hill
Photos by Stuart Blythe + Ant Ritz

Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 - Day Three Photographer: Stuart Blythe
One of the great things about Bluesfest is that the musicians who travel a long way from around the globe to get here have a brilliant time and enjoy the opportunity to see acts they have never seen, and to meet and collaborate with artists that inspire them. Backstage they are treated to unique Byron/Bluesfest hospitality and have a chance to learn about Australia’s Indigenous peoples through magnificent artworks placed throughout the greenroom. Being such a friendly festival it is not unusual to see guest artists out in the crowd enjoying the atmosphere.
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