Photographer: Wendy Robinson
Review by Peter Coates
There seem to be more and more bands out there defying genres and refusing to be pigeon-holed as any one class of rock…..classic, indie, progressive or hardcore….there is a bit of something for all in the latest release from Finnish trio Von Hertzen Brothers, with their 6th album War Is Over released on the Mascot Label Group at the start of November.
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Photographer : Calvin Cropley
Photo Gallery : Marky Ramone at The Croxton, Melbourne – 24 November 2017
Supports : Sisters Doll, Ablaze
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Currently playing to full houses in the US, following a sold out European and UK tour, Angus & Julia Stone announce the extension of their 2018 Australian metro dates to a huge nationwide run through regional centres in April and May. Joining them on the road as special guest is powerhouse Melbourne singer-songwriter Angie McMahon, with her bold vocals and beautiful guitar tones.
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Review by Natasha Wyborn
Neither an electric storm or pouring rain could stop the final show of the 24 Karat Gold tour held at Rochford Wines in the Yarra Valley, Victoria. The latest instalment of A Day on the Green pitted two Rock & Roll Hall of Famers on the one bill. Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde from Akron, Ohio was brought up on the punk side of town mentored by Malcolm McLaren. On the other side is Stevie Nicks from Phoenix, Arizona a member of one of the most influential bands in music history. Given these ladies musical roots, both should have been on a collision course to destroy each other, that said, they are the best of friends. It’s a “storytellers” tour Nicks told the audience early in her set.
Continue reading Live Review : Stevie Nicks ’24 Karat Gold Tour’ with Pretenders (Chrissie Hynde) at Rochford Wines Yarra Valley Victoria – 18 November 2017
Prophets of the rampant 90’s Modern Rock movement SALIVA will be bringing their show to Australian stages for the first time ever. Fans can expect a crushing cross-section of the bands entire catalogue guaranteed to get your blood pumping!
Continue reading SALIVA Announce First Ever Australian Tour!
Stargazing Post-Progressive Rockers Anathema return to Australia this December to celebrate the release of their highly anticipated 11th album The Optimist. Following their celebrated stripped down shows of 2015, Anathema are bringing their full electric show to blast the cobwebs out of the rigging.
Continue reading Anathema – ”The Optimist” – Australian 2017 Tour
Gilby Clarke needs no introduction to rock fans. He played in both Guns N’ Roses and the MC5. Who else can claim membership in two of the most life-altering rock ’n’ roll outfits to ever exist on the planet? Clarke hit the stage with his GN’R running buds at the 2012 Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony – he appeared on the band’s The Spaghetti Incident, Live Era ’88-’91 and Greatest Hits albums, and spent years on the massive Use Your Illusion world tour in the ’90s.
Continue reading Gilby Clarke – Australian 2017 Tour – Supports Announced
Brisbane trio Sweater Curse this week announced the release date of second single Don’t Call Me along with an East-Coast tour.
Continue reading Sweater Curse announce Australian East Coast Tour (2017)
LIONIZE recently released their top charting album, Nuclear Soul (2017).
Filled with funk n roll, Nuclear Soul follows the band’s widely praised 2014 album Jetpack Soundtrack and continues their ever-maturing sound. It’s emotionally-driven and steeped in introspection, with subjects ranging from the end of times to heart break within the industry. Recorded in Maryland, USA, production has been handled by Clutch’s Jean Paul Gaster with J. Robbins and Lionize.
Review by Natasha Wyborn
If someone thought the 80’s were dead and buried no-one told the sell out crowd at Wagga Wagga on the weekend. The Murrumbidgee Turf Club opened its gates to over 3,000 people on Saturday to celebrate some of the best 70’s, 80’s and 90’s Australian music had to offer. Taking the crowd back to a time when a beer was a dollar and the most songs you could fit on a cassette was 12, social media and the internet were years away but somehow we survived.
Continue reading Live Review : Rock at the Races – Wagga Wagga – 11 November 2017
Britain’s rocking roots trio Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are bringing their infectious energy and nostalgia-soaked fusion of rockabilly, vintage country and first-generation rhythm and blues to Sydney and Melbourne in February 2018.
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Photo Credit: Bob King
Five years into their reformation and you could be forgiven for thinking the Sunnyboys revival was on the wane, however, with two Sydney shows selling out in just 4 days (faster than any time previous), setting a sales record at Sunshine Coast venue The Shed by selling 1/3rd of capacity in the first 8 hrs and eclipsing their previous best first week sales in Melbourne, it appears that memo didn’t get through!
Continue reading SUNNYBOYS – Summer 2018 Tour – More Shows Added