Rock icon ROGER WATERS will bring his critically acclaimed US + THEM tour to Australia in February 2018, touring here for the first time since his phenomenal The Wall Live broke sales records in 2012.
Continue reading TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT: ROGER WATERS US + THEM AUSTRALIA 2018
Review by Peter Coates
Brisbane band The Dustflowers belong somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon line in the southern USA, with their first release ‘Get There’ a collection of 5 songs that are gritty hip-swinging blues-rockers with a country twist, or country-rock with some added soul! You can take your pick – whatever style you like, the songs are all class! Recorded on the Gold Coast at Blind Boy Studios, and produced by Brad Hosking, a well-known session player and producer, this EP is a great intro to an Aussie band with stacks of international appeal.
Continue reading Album Review : THE DUSTFLOWERS – GET THERE
Handsome Tours and Jet Black Cat Music proudly present the first ever Australian tour of ambient pop outfit Cigarettes After Sex.
Continue reading Cigarettes After Sex debut Australian shows – January 2018
David Roy Williams in collaboration with Principal Entertainment present Dweezil Zappa, son of the legendary Frank Zappa, celebrating 50 years of Zappa with a series of concerts and exclusive guitar masterclasses in Australia & New Zealand in early 2018.
Continue reading Tour News : Dweezil Zappa – Celebrating 50 Years Of Frank – Australian Tour 2018
2016 triple j Unearthed ‘This That’ competition winners and Newcastle crowd favourites, RAAVE TAPES, have just returned with their raucous new single ‘k bye’ and announced national tour dates.
Continue reading RAAVE TAPES – New Single ‘k bye’ + 2017 National Tour Dates
American alternative rockers FUEL finally return to Australia this December as part of the “The Sunburn 20th Celebration Tour”. And for the first time ever FUEL perform an exclusive show in New Zealand. Renowned for their un-paralleled streak of melodic post-grunge hard rock songs, it is time to re-live their Classic album ‘Sunburn’ which included – “Shimmer”, “Sunburn”, “Jesus Or A Gun”, “Bittersweet”. Plus a special encore of Fuel’s anthems including – “Hemorrhage”, “Bad Day”, “Falls On Me” and More! Get ready to fill up the tank because FUEL is back after 17 long years!
Continue reading Tour News : FUEL – Australian and NZ “The Sunburn 20th Celebration Tour” 2017
Ahead of her upcoming Australian tour, national treasure Tina Arena has stunned crowds at Splendour and the Grass with a surprise performance alongside Triple j faves Client Liaison lastnight. Dressed by Cappellazzo Couture and performing the Client Liaison album track in which she features – A Foreign Affair, her global smash Sorrento Moon and Womack & Womack’s Teardrops to a crowd of 25,000 punters on the main stage, Tina has further cemented her place as a diverse Australian pop icon, with her reign spanning decades.
Continue reading Tour News : TINA ARENA – NATIONAL TOUR 2017
Join the Australian heavyweight champions of Blues-rock shred Chase The Sun as they tear up the east coast on their ‘Ain’t No Love’ single launch tour.
Continue reading Chase The Sun – ‘Ain’t No Love’ Single Launch Tour – Aug/Sep 2017
Photographer: David Jackson
Photographer: Peter Coates
The undisputed heavyweight champions of Prog Metal are celebrating 25 years of unequalled mastery of their craft with two very special performances in Sydney and Melbourne.
Continue reading Tour News : Dream Theater – Australia 2017
Review and photo by Peter Coates
The original band’s front man Patrick Monahan is Train now, offering up a greatest hits set, with a terrific sound and production, supported by a band of very competent session musicians and two female backing vocalists bulking up the harmonies.
Continue reading Live Review + Photos : TRAIN at The Tivoli, Brisbane – 31 July 2017 (support J.R. Reyne)
Another high quality and interesting release from Provogue / Mascot Label Group which is becoming something of a powerhouse for both established and up and coming blues artists of all persuasions. Clyde Vernon “Sonny” Landreth is a renowned slide guitarist, and “the King of Slydeco”, hailing from the deep south of the USA in Mississippi who has been based in Lafayette for many years . His background includes being part of both John Hiatt’s band and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, as well as featuring on both live and studio recordings with the likes of Marshall Crenshaw, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Buffett, Little Feat and Mark Knopfler.
Continue reading Album Review : Sonny Landreth – Recorded Live In Lafayette
ONE OK ROCK are the biggest rock band in Japan today, and are about to make their first ever headline tour trip to Australia!
Continue reading Tour News : ONE OK ROCK – Australian Shows – October 2017