Photographer: Wendy Robinson
Killing Heidi at Metro Theatre, Sydney – 08 June 2017
Steve Hackett, as the powerhouse guitarist for inarguably one of the most important progressive rock bands ever, has been a guiding influence for musicians and guitarists for over 40 years.
Sydney’s With Confidence have announced they will be heading out on their only headline tour of Australia in 2017 this August. Joining them on home soil will be Seaway (Canada) and WSTR (UK).
Connecticut-based quartet, Sorority Noise will be headlining shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this September/October, following the announcement of their inclusion on the Yours And Ours Festival 2017 line-up.
earMUSIC has announced the worldwide signing of legendary shock-rocker Alice Cooper.
“Paranormal”, Alice Cooper’s new studio album, his first in 6 years, will be released on July 28 via earMUSIC/Sony Music Australia as 2CD Digipak, 2LP, Limited Box Set and Digital.
Review by Peter Coates
This album has been something of a challenge to review…….and has required multiple listens over the last couple of weeks to be able to gather my thoughts sufficiently to write the review. This is purely because the album is so complex, stunningly diverse and wonderfully executed, that it cannot easily be pigeon-holed, and the musical influences so widespread that it is hard to know where to start.
Photographer: Ruby Boland
Photographer: David Jackson
On the eve of her debut headline tour in Australia Irish songstress Lisa Hannigan performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden earlier this week. Lisa has previously toured our shores with Glen Hansard, Damien Rice and as part of the ensemble for the Nick Drake ‘Way to Blue’ concerts, her first headline performances will delight music lovers.
See her in concert this month at The Old Museum Brisbane, The Thornbury Theatre Melbourne, Lizotte’s Newcastle, Fly By Night Musicians Club Fremantle, The Anglesea Memorial Hall & Vivid LIVE Sydney. For full tour details visit gaynorcrawford.com
The Late Late Show with James Corden. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0pBZtmz0gU
Photographer: Rebecca Reid
Isn’t It A Pity
out April 28, 2017 via Dew Process / Universal Music Australia
Post-grunge Aussie rockers, Grinspoon have announced a 20th Anniversary deluxe edition of the album that kickstarted their long-standing music career, Guide To Better Living, alongside an epic national tour of Australia, playing the album cover to cover for fans throughout June, July, August and September (2017).
All photos (except Patti Smith) – Photo credit : Ant Ritz
Patti Smith – Photo credit : Nathan David Kelly
2017 marks 10 years since indie-rock royalty The Wombats’ debuted A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation, featuring indie dancefloor staples ‘Let’s Dance to Joy Division’ and ‘Moving to New York’. The show will be a celebration of the band, showcasing your favourites from the album along with a slew of hits from Glitterbug and This Modern Glitch. So, don’t sleep on this one boys, girls and marsupials… tickets will sell fast!