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Bluesfest first line-up announcement for 2020. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, CROWDED HOUSE, PATTI SMITH and more!

DAVE MATTHEWS BANDCROWDED HOUSE, PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND and many more will ensure our 31st Bluesfest Byron Bay rocks next Easter! The 31st annual Byron Bay Bluesfest is taking place from 9th – 13th April 2020 and is set to be the best festival yet! The first of many line up announcements also includes the legend GEORGE BENSON andBRANDI CARLILE, both making their Bluesfest debuts.

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Music Spotlight – 13.08.2019

Fierce Mild – Death’s Kingdom
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Fierce Mild 2019 shows
Saturday August 17, 2019 | The Foundry | Brisbane
Saturday August 24, 2019 | The Workers Club | Geelong
Saturday August 31, 2019 | The Crown & Anchor | Adelaide
Saturday September 7, 2019 | The Evelyn Hotel | Melbourne
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5 books to read when you’ve finished Stranger Things

It
by Stephen King

To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry Maine was just their home town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part. A good place to live.

It is the children who see – and feel – what makes the small town of Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurks, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one’s deepest dread. Sometimes IT reaches up, seizing, tearing, killing . . .

Time passes and the children grow up, move away and forget. Until they are called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirs and coils in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.

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Review : Melbourne Guitar Show 2019 at Caulfield Racecourse

Review by Natasha Wyborn

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Melbourne Guitar Show 2019 at Caulfield Racecourse Photographer: David Jackson

Caulfield, known worldwide for its racetrack, was overrun with guitar players, enthusiasts and fans alike over the weekend. The venue gave way for what has to be one of the best guitar playing line-ups in the festivals history. The event held under complete cover in the members grandstand drew fans and players alike to two days of guitar mania. From the moment you entered the building you were greeted by 50,000 watts of pure guitar shredding. This area of course was the trade component of the show where budding guitarists got to play and talk everything from the classics of Gibson and Fender and numerous independent and personal guitar makers who were on show. But it didn’t end there. Amplifiers with some wicked pedals and everything accessory wise to make even the most professional player salivate. All stall holders were more than generous with their time and experience. Over $75,000 was paid out for the most expensive guitar of the weekend confirming build the right instrument and they will buy.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know about Sydney based trio ‘Polymer’

1 – Anthony only started taking music seriously after breaking his jaw playing rugby league, had 2 pins and 8 screws that hold his jaw together, after not being able to talk for a while, he picked his previously abandoned guitar back up and began writing music. 

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Joan As Police Woman – Solo Joanthology Tour 2019

Extraordinary New York artist Joan As Police Woman (Joan Wasser) returns to Australia in October 2019 launching her 3-disc extravaganza Joanthology with a very special series of solo shows.   

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Tour News : BILLY BRAGG ‘One Step Forward. Two Steps Back’ Australian Tour

Handsome Tours is thrilled to announce that Billy Bragg will be returning for a very special tour entitled “One Step Forward. Two Steps Back.” In each city Braggwill perform three unique shows on consecutive nights. The first night’s performance will feature Bragg’s current set, which ranges across his 35 year career. The second will see Bragg perform songs from his first three albums: his punk rock debut Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy (1983), its similarly raw follow-up Brewing Up with Billy Bragg (1984) and Talking with the Taxman about Poetry (1986). The third performance will see Bragg perform songs from his second three albums: the positively jangled Workers Playtime (1988), the pop classic Don’t Try This at Home (1991) and the back-to-basics William Bloke (1996). 
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Tour News : AMERICA – 50th Anniversary Tour

Best known for their classic hits of the ‘70s and ‘80s including ‘Ventura Highway’, ‘Horse with No Name’, ‘I Need You’, ‘Don’t Cross the River’, ‘Tin Man’, ‘Sister Golden Hair’, and ‘You Can Do Magic”, AMERICA return to Australia and New Zealand to kick start summer later this year.

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Photo Gallery : Davisson Brothers Band + Casey Barnes at The Factory Theatre, Sydney – 25th July 2019

Photographer: Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

Davisson Brothers Band at The Factory Theatre, Sydney – 25th July 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates

Davisson Brothers Band at The Factory Theatre, Sydney – 25th July 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates

Davisson Brothers Band at The Factory Theatre, Sydney – 25th July 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates

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