Live Review : Steel Panther + Black Stone Cherry at Metro City, Perth – June 23, 2016

Review and photos by Peter Coates
Steel Panther at Metro City, Perth - June 23, 2016 Photographer: Peter Coates
The somewhat dated, chrome steel and neon lit Metro City seemed a perfect location for the flashy, trashy, lewd and crude beast of risqué cabaret and vaudeville that is a Steel Panther show, and with the packed house still streaming through the doors, southern US rockers Black Stone Cherry hit the stage and crash into Me and Mary Jane. Definitely Southern, and certainly bluesy, but with some alt-metal nuances, this is a band I have been a fan of for years, and they never fail to deliver a powerful live show.
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Karise Eden and Dean Ray – Rebellion Tour 2016

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Two of Australia’s most popular, and exciting live acts, Karise Eden and Dean Ray, will showcase their considerable talents in the national ‘Rebellion’ tour this May through to July. Hitting the road from Queensland right through to Western Australia and including Tasmania, they’ll perform a selection of their own material along with some special “duo” performances in a real treat for fans!
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Official Splendour In The Grass 2016 Pre Party in Brisbane

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Y’all ready for this? Secret Sounds are buzzing to announce that YEARS & YEARS, LIDO, MOONBASE COMMANDER and TWINSY will have you dancing on the ceiling at The Triffid on Thursday 21 July, at the official Splendour In The Grass Pre-Party (Brisbane Edition)! Get amongst what is set to be the party of the year featuring a bunch of Splendour 2016’s finest!
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Screamfeeder – New Single + 2 Huge Shows – July 2016

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Robert Falcon Scott spent years of his life dragging his beleaguered team across the barren wastelands of Antarctica, just for the hell of it, and of course to prove that the endless miles of icy wilderness were no obstacle to his determination and willpower.

Screamfeeder spent the 90s and half of the noughties dragging their arses around Australia and the world, recording album after album with much the same mindset: What the hell, it was hard but it could be done, and it was worth doing.
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Liz Stringer Announces Album + National Tour 2016

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Following the far-reaching success of her independent 2012 studio release Warm in The Darkness, Liz Stringer is back with stunning new full-length album All The Bridges due for release July 1st.
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Bernard Fanning New Single ‘Wasting Time’ from the forthcoming LP ‘Civil Dusk’

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As an artist in continuous motion, Bernard Fanning has accumulated one of the most celebrated and distinct songbooks on the Australian rock spectrum; charting a course from creation to an interactive live experience like no other. With his solo career now spanning 10-plus years, Fanning has firmly cemented his position as one of Australia’s finest songwriters and lyricists. From the country folk-tinged charm of his multi-platinum debut solo album Tea and Sympathy (#1 ARIA Debut) to the rock grooves and horn breaks of its follow up Departures (#1 ARIA Debut).
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Live Review : The Beards at The Triffid, Brisbane – June 18, 2016

Photos and review by Amanda Lee Starkey
The Beards at The Triffid, Brisbane - June 18, 2016 Photographer: Amanda Lee Starkey
If you don’t have a beard or at least love beards then this evening you might just be in the wrong place. This evening is all about beard appreciation in all its forms. There are beard songs naturally, beard jokes, beard admiration and of course copious amounts of beard stroking with one hell of a display of masculinity.
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