Live Review : Cherie Currie at The Triffid, Brisbane – May 26, 2016

Review by Eve Mayzes
Tonight I stood amidst a small, intimate, eager crowd at the Triffid Bar in Brisbane’s Newstead, waiting for Rock and Roll icon, former Runaways lead singer and soloist, Cherie Currie to take the stage. For the first time in her 40 year career, Currie told the audience she was about to full-fill a life-long dream of hers; visiting and performing in Australia. Once described as “the lost daughter of Iggy Pop and Brigitte Bardot,” (Bomp Magazine 1976) Currie showed us tonight that she still has the same beauty and unprecedented swagger of her 15 year old self.
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SELENA GOMEZ Set To Bring ‘Revival World Tour’ To Australia – August 2016

At long last, superstar SELENA GOMEZ will grace Australian shores for a trio of debut, headline shows in August as part of her worldwide Revival Tour.

Touring the East Coast in celebration her of Billboard #1 album, Revival, Selena will be joined in Melbourne and Sydney by DNCE lead by Joe Jonas.
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William Crighton & Claire Anne Taylor Announce National Tour – July/August 2016

Two musical trajectories born of enthralling live performances and evocative storytelling will converge in July and August for a run of shows nationally.

William Crighton and Claire Anne Taylor have carved their name into the Australian music scene this year with universally acclaimed debut albums and strong praise from live music reviews, each shaped by their formative years spent in rural serenity.
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Philadelphia Grand Jury: New Track ‘Spend More Time’ + National Karaoke Tour

To get us pumped for The Philadelphia Grand Jury’s national karaoke tour that kicks off this Friday in Brisbane the band today release ‘Spend More Time’, a retake on their track ‘Spend More Time With You’, from their 2015 LP, ‘Summer Of Doom’, and the first official single off their brand spanking new LP due in late 2016.
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Raised Fist Announce Australian and New Zealand Tour 2016

Blunt, brutal and relentless – the only way to describe Sweden’s hardcore powerhouse RAISED FIST whom are heading back down under this December for their first tour in over four years to support their sixth studio album, “From The North”.
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Bad Pony – New Single ‘Sideways’ + Tour Dates 2016

One of the most exciting and endearing Australian indie-rock outfits, Bad Pony, have just unveiled tour dates and a new single ‘Sideways’ – a DIY self-produced effort recorded at guitarist Cron Van Niekerk’s home studio.
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Sam Tsui + Kurt Hugo Schneider – Australian Tour – July 2016

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Sam Tsui is a top-notch vocalist, and Kurt Hugo Schneider is the master of many musical instruments. Together, the two have won over the hearts of over 9 million combined subscribers on their YouTube channels and garnered the intrigued views of over a billion. Sam and Kurt are heading down under this July for their first Australian tour!
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L7 Australian Tour – October 2016 **Melbourne Sold Out! Extra Show Added!**

The mighty L7 take on Australia this October, thanks to and the Melbourne show has SOLD OUT! We are happy to announce the 2nd and Final show has been added –
170 Russell on Wednesday 12th October and it is on sale now.

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One of the most anticipated acts that were announced for Soundwave 2016, Venues across Australia are NOW about to get the roof blown off when L7 take to the stage for an ass-kicking live experience this October presented by Metropolis and Select Touring. It’s been a long hiatus, but the female punk heroes are FINALLY BACK, giving Australians a down and dirty intimate club tour.

Having dominated the music scene throughout the 90’s and spearheading a ferocious underground musical movement whilst defying gender expectations for the greater good of kick-ass alternative grungy punk rock, the iconic queens of rock ‘n’ roll L7 are exactly that, and so much more. From 1988 – 1999 they were responsible for some classic rock moments – Shitlist, Pretend We’re Dead, Everglade, Slide, Andres, Fuel My Fire (originally done by our own Cosmic Psychos), Wargasm, Shove, Fast and Frightening to name a few Rolling Stone also featured the band’s Butch Vig produced “Bricks Are Heavy” album in their list of Essential Recordings of the 1990’s.

Being cited as a mammoth influence on many of the Riot Grrrl bands of the same decade, L7 are back to prove what all the fuss is about for the greater good of society. Since re-uniting in 2014, the punk heroes have been tearing stages to shreds ever since, demonstrating exactly why their live performances are as iconic as we say they are and showing the world once again why L7 was one of Kurt Cobain’s favourite bands. Billboard describes their live show as “one of the hardest, rawest rock bands I’ve seen on stage in years”.

Here’s what recent gig reviews have been saying about the punk goddesses.

“Thanks for taking an extended hiatus to remind us all what we’ve been missing.” (Seattle Passive Aggressive)

“Seeing L7 reunited onstage wasn’t a nostalgic pleasure – it felt more like a privilege.“ (Billboard)

“Like a boxer whose single punch is a haymaker. You know it’s coming but it knocks you out every time.” (Chicago Tribune)

It’s going to be sweaty, it’s going to be un-apologetically L7 – oozing the grit and grime from the streets of Los Angeles in a viciously pissed off display of raw energy; but really, would you want it any other way? Prepare your grins now as they play all their Classics, after you see this band you won’t be able to take it off your face for a long time to come!

L7 Australian Tour Dates:
Thursday 6th October 2016 PERTH Metropolis Fremantle
Friday 7th October 2016 ADELAIDE The Gov
Tuesday 11th October 2016 MELBOURNE 170 Russell **SOLD OUT**
Wed 12th October 2016 MELBOURNE 170 Russell **NEW SHOW**
Friday 14th October 2016 BRISBANE Eatons Hill
Saturday 15th October 2016 SYDNEY Metro Theatre

Tickets on Now sale via:

SLIPKNOT Announce Australian Tour Dates – October 2016 **Lamb Of God added as Supports**


The Legendary heavy metal group and Nuclear Blast artist: Lamb of God will open for Slipknot on their upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Lamb of God will appear on all dates!

Tickets for the heaviest tour of 2016 go on sale at 11am Monday 23RD MAY 2016.

with guests LAMB OF GOD




(Melbourne Cup Eve)

Tickets are on sale Monday 23 MAY 2016 at 11am local time from

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As they prepare to embark on their biggest U.S. tour to date, SLIPKNOT have announced a tour of the East Coast of Australia this October.

Slipknot’s 2016 Australian campaign will include performances at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on October 28, Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney on October 29 and Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne on October 31 – Melbourne Cup Eve and Halloween.

Tickets will go on sale on Monday May 23 at 11am.

Telstra Thanks is bringing an exciting 48-hour pre-sale just for Telstra customers from midday Tuesday, May 17 until midday Thursday, May 19. For more information on how to purchase, visit:

For complete tour and ticketing details including VIP Packages, visit:

SLIPKNOT is decimating stages around the world in support of its Grammy nominated album, .5: The Gray Chapter. So far, it has produced five songs that have reached Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart: ‘Killpop’, ‘The Devil In I’, ‘Custer’, ‘The Negative One’ and latest single ‘Goodbye’.

.5: The Gray Chapter was released in October 2014. The album sold 132,000 copies in the US in its first week of release, debuting at #1 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Slipknot stand out as one of history’s most impactful and culturally significant hard rock entities. Since first landing in 1999, the group has garnered eleven platinum and 38 gold record certifications worldwide with 2008’s platinum-selling All Hope Is Gone debuting at #1 in seven countries, including the US and Australia. They’ve earned a Grammy for ‘Best Metal Performance’ as well as numerous accolades from Kerrang!, Rolling Stone, Revolver, NME, Metal Hammer and more.




(Melbourne Cup Eve)


Fanclub pre-sale:
1pm May 16 until 9am May 17

Telstra Thanks pre-sale:
12pm May 17 until 12pm May 19

For complete tour and ticket information, visit:

Soundwave Brisbane 2012 – Slipknot, Alter Bridge, Cherri Bomb, Bush, Trivium
Soundwave Brisbane 2012  - Slipknot, Alter Bridge, Cherri Bomb, Bush, Trivium Photographer: Stuart Blythe

Slipknot at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne – 1st March 2012
Slipknot at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne - 1st March 2012 Photographer: Krista Melsom

Slipknot + Trivium at Sydney Entertainment Centre – 27th February 2012
Slipknot at Sydney Entertainment Centre - 27th February 2012 Photographer: Amy Lee Freshwater

Photo Gallery : Slipknot at Riverstage, Brisbane – 24 October 2008
Slipknot at Riverstage, Brisbane - 24 October 2008 Photographer: Kristen Ashton

Tour News: THE AMITY AFFLICTION Return For Intimate Shows – August 2016

THE AMITY AFFLICTION have announced a run of Australian headline shows taking them back to venues they haven’t played in more than four years. After a massive arena tour in December 2015, these new dates will see The Amity Affliction getting up close and personal with their Australian fans in smaller and more intimate venues.
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