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Live Review : KC and the Sunshine Band at Rochford Wines | Yarra Valley | 10 December 2017

Review by Natasha Wyborn

KC and the Sunshine Band at Rochford Wines | Yarra Valley VIC | 10 December 2017
Photographer: David Jackson

A Day on the Green | Rochford Wines | Yarra Valley, Victoria | 10 December 2017

“You can’t stop the music”. Well actually you can, in the Yarra Valley on Sunday evening promoter Michael Newton was faced with the unenviable task of informing the packed venue that due to an illness of founding member Victor Willis, Village People would not be performing. The event scaled back to three acts would go ahead following an apology from the promoter. At this stage there were a number of patrons that took the option of a refund and left the venue. For the majority of the crowd they stayed and partied like it was 1976.

Australia’s Marcia Hines hit the stage looking glamorous in a shinny pant suit. Hines graced and moved around the stage much like her countdown years in the 70’s. Backed by a talented three piece ensumble the disco era was the obvious theme of her set. Hines also snuck in the odd classic “You” went over well with the crowd. Sadly as quick as it began it was over with Hines blasting out “It’s Raining Men” to the dancing crowd.

A Village People tribute by DJ Grand Master Baitz complete with an audience “Village People” fashion parade received the endorsement of the crowd with one Indian dancer so committed to the YMCA he could easily have taken the place in the current line up of the band. A brief appearance by Village People including Victor Willis also recieved the crowds admiration.

Philadelphia born 70’s disco icons Sister Sledge took the stage featuring founding members and sisters Debbie and Kim Sledge. From the onset it was a trip back to Studio 54 and the days where the disco ball ruled every dance floor in the world. Playing hits like “Frankie”, “He’s the Greatest Dancer”, “Thinking of You” and “Mama Never Told Me”. The band got an immediate reaction from the crowd. From dancing pantsuits and cork high heels to a construction worker who had jumped fence from the village to join the disco people. Finishing their set with the world wide smash “We Are Family” there was an obvious love and unity in the crowd.

Backed by nine musicians and four gorgeous dancers, Harry Casey AKA KC lead his Sunshine Band (KC and the Sunshine Band) through a collection of hits which resulted in on your feet based on the ground and moving basically from the first beat. All the hits were showcased including “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty”, “Keep It Comin’ Love” and “Boogie Shoes”. The 79 smash “Please Don’t Go” saw the crowd change from disco dance floor to close and romantic. Casey’s engagement throughout the set was entertaining. Commenting on his age and waist expansion “I’m 66 and over the years i have gained a few pounds, there was a time when I was going to rename the band to KFC” referring to the colonel Sanders… everyone laughed . A highlight for the evening was the inclusion of the 1974 Casey penned “Rock Your Baby” made famous by George McCrae. The hits kept coming with “Boogie Shoes” and “Get Down Tonight” before wrapping up with “That’s the Way (I Like It).

A Day On The Green – www.adayonthegreen.com.au

KC and the Sunshine Band – http://www.heykcsb.com/
Sister Sledge – http://www.sistersledge.com/
Marcia Hines – http://marciahines.com.au/

Rochford Wines | Yarra Valley, Victoria – www.rochfordwines.com.au/

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Photo Gallery : KC and the Sunshine Band at Rochford Wines | Yarra Valley VIC | 10 December 2017

Photographer: David Jackson

KC and the Sunshine Band at Rochford Wines | Yarra Valley VIC | 10 December 2017
Photographer: David Jackson

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Tonight Alive – Crack My Heart (Official Music Video)


Tonight Alive has released “Crack My Heart” today, the brand new single from upcoming album Underworld, set for release on January 12th 2018.

On the track, Singer Jenna McDougall shares: “The concept of cracking the heart is to allow the precious, vulnerable self to come through and be free. The painful, yet liberating experience involves the emotional and energetic decalcification of the hardened heart. The lyrics follow my conversation with a ‘winged man’, a conscious figure, who offers space and safety to do my healing with. In my experience, when you are seen as your authentic self by another, you come to recognise your reflection more accurately and lovingly. ‘Crack My Heart’ is a tribute to the way that love from the divine masculine elevates and holds space for the divine feminine to flourish.”
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Tour News : LIMP BIZKIT – Australian Headline Shows – March 2018


LIMP BIZKIT, what can we say, still one of the most fun and entertaining live bands from America. After 22 years and going stronger than ever, Limp Bizkit will carry their rap-rock torch loud and proud all the way to Australia 2018. Songs like Rollin, My Generation, and Break Stuff will have everyone going full throttle. You are not going to want to miss these special appearances
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Live Review + Photo Gallery : Future Islands at Enmore Theatre, Sydney – 5 December 2017

Reviewed by Meghan Player

Future Islands at Enmore Theatre, Sydney – 5 December 2017
Photographer : Meghan Player

It’s been just over three years since Baltimore (by way of North Carolina) four-piece, Future Islands have played to an Australian crowd.

Now nearing their 1200th show, an Australian headlining tour was long overdue.
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Tour News : ARCH ENEMY 2018 Australian Tour


Swedish metal juggernaut ARCH ENEMY are poised to attack. Having set social media and earbuds alight with their incendiary brand-new album ‘Will To Power’, the band are thrilled to announce a run of headline dates throughout Australia. Timed perfectly to allow an appearance at the inaugural Download Festival Australia, ARCH ENEMY are a band ever growing in stature with a devouring compulsion to make the ultimate statement of heavy metal supremacy.
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Tour News : THE ROBERT CRAY BAND Australian Tour 2018


Nightmare Music announce an Australian headline tour by US Blues legend Robert Cray. The Robert Cray Band will headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide in addition to headlining the Blues On Broadbeach Festival on the Gold Coast in May 2018.
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Photo Gallery : Concrete Surfers at The Brightside, Brisbane – 2 December 2017

Photographer: Krista Melsom

Concrete Surfers at The Brightside, Brisbane – 2 December 2017
Photographer: Krista Melsom

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Photo Gallery : Culture Club at ICC, Sydney – 1 December 2017 (with Tom Bailey, Eurogliders, Hoseah Partsch)

Photographer: Wendy Robinson

Culture Club at ICC, Sydney – 1 December 2017
Photographer: Wendy Robinson

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Album Review : Von Hertzen Brothers – War Is Over

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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Photo Gallery : Marky Ramone at The Croxton, Melbourne – 24 November 2017

Photographer : Calvin Cropley

Photo Gallery : Marky Ramone at The Croxton, Melbourne – 24 November 2017
Supports : Sisters Doll, Ablaze

Marky Ramone at The Croxton, Melbourne – 24 November 2017
Photographer : Calvin Cropley

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Download Melbourne 2018 Line Up Is Here!

Melbourne Saturday March 24, 2018
Flemington Racecourse
Optus Perks Presale: 9am (AEDT), Monday 13 November – 9am (AEDT), Tuesday 14 November
GP On Sale: 9am (AEDT), Thursday 16 November
www.downloadfestival.com.au Download is an 18+ fully licensed event

Korn (Only Australian Show)
Prophets of Rage | Limp Bizkit
Mastodon | Good Charlotte | NOFX
Suicidal Tendencies | Gojira | Amon Amarth
Arch Enemy | Falling In Reverse | Neck Deep | Sabaton
Hot Water Music| Of Mice & Men | The Story So Far
Northlane | Trophy Eyes | Nails | Issues | Bad Cop / Bad Cop
Ocean Grove | Psycroptic | King Parrot| Clowns
Chase Atlantic | Cursed Earth | Alpha Wolf

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Angus & Julia Stone Announce 2018 Australian Tour – Extra Shows Added Nationally


Visit secretsounds.com/tours/angus-and-julia-stone-tour-2018/ for details

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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