Album Review : AARON KEYLOCK – Cut Against The Grain

Review by Peter Coates
AARON KEYLOCK
From the opening riff of All The Right Moves it appears that the UK has produced another stunning young talent in Aaron Keylock, able to combine the truly British classic 60’s and 70’s blues rock sound of Free and the Clapton, Beck, Page-era guitarists, with a modern American southern rock twist! Hints of early Black Keys or White Stripes in the stripped-down riff and drum lines combine with a greater variety of guitar sounds and raw vocals.
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Halestorm – 2017 Australian Tour Dates Announced!

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Halestorm, the Grammy-Award winning rock outfit from Red Lion, Pennsylvania in the USA are today announcing their Australian East Coast tour dates for January 2017 – and they are bringing their good friends Devilskin from New Zealand along for the party. MJR Presents are bringing out the four-piece fronted by Lzzy Hale for their second run of shows in Australia on the back of their 2014 release “Into the Wild Life”.
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Falls Festival & Falls Downtown Set Times & Maps Are Here!

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Hopefully by now you’re starting to prep your travel, time and friends for an adventure on the tranquil banks of Lorne, Marion Bay, Byron Bay and Fremantle this summer. To help you plan your daze and nights, the set times have been released! Start mapping out your time at Falls and lock in your planners now – download for iPhone and Android.
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Live Review : A Day To Remember + Tonight Alive + Issues at Adelaide Entertainment Centre – 13 December 2016

Review and photos by Peter Coates – Inside Edge Photography – for LifeMusicMedia.com
A Day To Remember at Adelaide Entertainment Centre - 13 December 2016 Photographer: Peter Coates
ISSUES kicked off the night with an enthusiastic performance for the growing crowd. Excellent tight drumming from Josh Manuel and a mammoth performance on bass from Skyler Acord built the platform for the twin vocals of Tyler Carter and Michael Bohn, who often displayed some high-quality R & B singing, with really clean, strong harmonies. There is a variety in the set list that covers extreme metalcore through to some progressive melodic metal, and the pop angle the band coined as ‘New Nu Metal’, which probably stems from the fact these guys have been doing their stuff for over 5 years, and we got a selection of material displaying their development, as well as from the new record, Headspace.
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Live Review : Unwritten Law + Mixtape For The Drive at Manning Bar, Sydney – 10 December 2016

By Meghan Player
Unwritten Law at Manning Bar, Sydney - 10 December 2016 Photographer: Meghan Player

Noting a strange sense of deja vu, Mixtape For The Drive are back for another supporting slot, albeit on a slightly confined stage. What they lack in stage size, they make up for with catchy pop-punk tunes that have, in the past, been likened to genre heroes, Blink-182.
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Live Review : Culture Club at Hope Estate, Hunter Valley – 10 December 2016

Photos and review by Wendy Robinson
Culture Club at Hope Estate Winery - 10 December 2016 Photographer: Wendy Robinson
A couple of hours north of Sydney, nestled in the lush green expanse of the Hunter Valley, sits Hope Estate Winery, the serene and picturesque location for the NSW leg of Culture Club‘s Encore Tour. Featuring a lineup that seems to have come straight from the posters on my teenage bedroom wall, the concert featured support from five of Australia’s most iconic bands from the 80’s.
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