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Live Review : Falls Festival, Byron Bay 2017 – Day 3 (2 January 2017)

By Wanda Hill
Photo (Bernard Fanning playing at Falls Festival 2016 – Lorne) by Ruby Boland
Bernard Fanning playing at Falls Festival - Lorne 2016 Photographer: Ruby Boland

Falls Festival Byron Bay – Day 3

Searing heat and a dry dusty walk into the festival site felt like a pilgrimage to a holy land where hardship must first be endured to prepare the mind for revelation. Seeing people with various states of epic sunburn prepared me for what would be my skins fate at the end of this 3rd and final day of Falls festival.
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The Jensens Announce New Single ‘Everybody Talks’ + Single Tour – November 2016

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Since their formation in 2013, Brisbane five piece The Jensens have provided us with rage-worthy tunes that have been played long into the early morning all over the country! With their unmistakable sleek vintage undertones, infused with modern surf rock swagger, The Jensens today announce a brand new single (not to be confused with their previous EP) ‘Everybody Talks’ and two shows in Sydney and Melbourne. The single is the first taste of the lads’ follow-up EP, which is set for release early next year.
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Live Review : Live at the Foreshore, Newcastle – Sunday 6th November 2016

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Live at the Foreshore, Newcastle – 6 November 2016
Photographer: David Jackson

Review by Natasha Wyborn

Hits & memories Live at the Foreshore! Picturesque Nobbys Beach, could you ask for a better backdrop for a concert? One of Australia’s most scenic beaches complete with a working lighthouse, a bustling harbour and all in the heart of Newcastle. “Live at the foreshore” returned to this venue, this time selling out with a week to spare. Record sales prove yet again this country’s fixation with past music icons is not going away, in fact it will only get bigger.
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Martha Wainwright Reveals Ten-Date National Australian Tour In March 2017

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Already announced as one of the performers joining the Twilight at Taronga and Melbourne Zoo Concert Series, beguiling performer and esteemed singer-songwriter, MARTHA WAINWRIGHT, today announces that she will return to Australia for an extensive ten-date run in March 2017. The Goodnight City Tour begins at Perth’s Astor Theatre on Wednesday 8th March, before traversing the country to take in Sydney, Thirroul, Canberra, Newcastle, Lismore and Brisbane. The tour will wrap up with Hobart, Devonport and Bendigo performances. Tickets are on sale at 10am local time, Friday 11th November.
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Live Review : A Day On The Green – Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley – 5 November 2016

A Day On The Green, Bimbadgen - 5 November 2016 Photographer: David Jackson

A Day On The Green, Bimbadgen – 5 November 2016
Photographer: David Jackson

Review by Natasha Wyborn

5 great Aussie bands, a perfect opener to this year’s Day on the Green. Something is in the air every November; a day all Hunter Valley music fans look forward to every year, the season opener of A day on the Green!
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Live Review : Mariachi El Bronx – Manning Bar, Sydney – 2nd November 2016

By Meghan Player
Mariachi El Bronx at Manning Bar, Sydney - 2 November 2016 Photographer: Meghan Player
It’s been a pretty rad few days for fans of LA punks, The Bronx; who, having been added to the hectic bill of Violent Soho, Luca Brasi and Tired Lion – are currently doing a big old lap of our shores.
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Frankie Cosmos Announce Sydney & Melbourne Shows – March 2017

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Handsome Tours is proud to announce the debut Australian tour of New York City four-piece, Frankie Cosmos. The band will touch down in Australia in March for Perth Festival, plus headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
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Neurosis (USA) Australia/New Zealand Tour – February 2017

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Last year marked 30 years of Neurosis. From their beginnings as a hardcore punk outfit, the Oakland, California natives have spent more than three decades at the forefront of heavy music—their sound influencing big underground names like High On Fire, Yob and Mastodon. Now this genre-defying collective is once again breaking new ground with the release of their 11th studio album, Fires Within Fires.
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The Smith Street Band Announce ‘Death To The Lads’ & Tour Dates – November 2016

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After an exceptionally busy 2016 that has seen The Smith Street Band spend most of the year playing headline shows across the world, including North America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia, the four-piece return with a brand new single in ‘Death To The Lads’.
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White Lung Announce Headline Shows For Sydney & Melbourne – January 2017

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Handsome Tours are proud to announce headline shows from Vancouver’s WHITE LUNG in Sydney, Melbourne and Wollongong. These thrilling club dates have been wedged between their commitments as one of the proud punk acts on the stellar 2017 Laneway Festival bill.
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Live Review : This Crazy Life Tour, Newcastle – 22 October 2016

Review by Natasha Wyborn
The Wolfe Brothers at This Crazy Life Tour - Newcastle - 22 October 2016 Photographer: David Jackson
A mini rocking country fest arrived in Newcastle on Saturday night lead by Australian country music’s latest thing, The Wolfe Brothers. The packed house enjoyed music from 6 artists spanning 3 countries. For the fan it was a unique experience, for the person wanting to check out where country music is heading, it was a great sampler.
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The Living End Announce 2017 Regional Tour + Release New Video For ‘Staring Down The Barrel’

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2016 has been a year to remember already, even on the scale for a band like rock icons The Living End who have had an exceptionally epic career to date!
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The Naked And Famous Headline Shows – Announce Tour – January 2017

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New Zealand-born LA-based electro pop five-piece, THE NAKED AND FAMOUS, return to Australia for two headline shows in January 2017. Celebrating the release of their long awaited third album, Simple Forms, the band will play club shows in Sydney and Melbourne.
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