Every now and then a band arrives onto the music scene without fanfare and hype, just doing what they are born to, and what follows is large audiences and a fanatical following. And then at a certain point the industry wakes up and says “where did that come from?”
JACKSON JACKSON is one of those bands. They have become a solid live touring favourite throughout Australia since they launched a couple of years back. They are that band that supposedly no one knows about, who just happen to pack out every venue they play, many nights over. And the fans like it that way. Continue reading →
As opposed to the majority of their stale contemporaries, New Found Glory attacks each album with a breath of fresh air in a genre saturated with vocoder and neon. With an impressive catalog that hosts some of the most memorable pop punk songs of the past decade, their Epitaph Records debut ‘Not Without a Fight’, shows just how well they put their competition in a finishing headlock, “there’s no need to put up a fight, because New Found Glory takes the title by default.” – Absolute Punk
To celebrate the success of her debut EP ‘If You Can’t Whistle’, Gossling (aka Helen Croome) will take to the stage with headlining shows in Melbourne, and offering support to The Whitlams and Whitley in Canberra.
Gossling’s debut EP ‘If You Can’t Whistle’ has garnered plenty of attention, with the track “Days Are Over” becoming part of Triple J’s staple play list in recent times, and “He Knows My Love” being used in the Triple J ‘Unearthed’ promos. Gossling’s tracks were discovered by Triple J after she drew attention as an Unearthed artist. Gossling started 2010 supporting Lamb for their side shows during their visit for Peats Ridge Festival. Continue reading →
TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE STRONG!
A massive rally by the Melbourne music loving community got together in a show of strength to protest against the out of touch state government’s liquor licensing laws. On the 34th anniversary of the famous ACCA-DACCA, “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)”, the famous music clip was recreated again on the back of a truck with the Rockwiz Orchestra and the original bagpipe players of the classic video. – Location: Swanston & Bourke Streets, Melbourne, Australia CARBIE was there to capture the event!
NILE After two years since their last studio album “Ithyphallic”, mighty US-American technical death metal masters NILE are finally back with new and exciting material – “Those Whom The Gods Detest” is a landmark release in the field of all things brutal yet technically refined. This album serves up a massive death metal onslaught featuring all the trademarks of the band – relentless brutality, Egyptian mythology, Middle Eastern interludes and incredible guitar duels and will show all youngsters and newcomers just who is the leader of the pack. Nile return to Australia to devastate the hordes of extreme metal fans and deliver us a true death metal knockout blow. Continue reading →
Southern Comfort presents The Polyphonic Spree: SoCo Carnivale
Supported by the New Orleans Bingo! Show.
Confetti drenched; swaying in a French pirate jazz parade of white magic and Voodoo masquerade. Welcome to SoCo Carnivale: a non-stop celebration of all life has to offer. SoCo Carnivalefeatures the outrageous self-described ‘choral symphonic rock’ collective The Polyphonic Spree, who are set to sprinkle a little colour, hope and happiness on this year’s Carnivale season. Also joining the parade is the genre defying outfit The New Orleans Bingo! Show direct from New Orleans Mardi Gras. Southern Comfort presents this unique homage to its origin, New Orleans – a fancy dress party inspired by the spirit of New Orleans Carnivale. Continue reading →
Chugg Entertainment confirmed John Mayer’s seven-date tour of New Zealand and Australia this April and May, including concerts in Newcastle and Wollongong.
Bringing, in song, his latest on love, heartbreak and life lessons, it’s a wiser, more enlightened Mayer who, with the 70’s and 80’s California rock/pop sound of his new album, Battle Studies, heads to the Antipodes for a tour of the same name. – John Mayer available at iTunes
The tour plays New Zealand first kicking off at Wellington’s TSB Bank Arena on Tuesday April 27 and Auckland’s Vector Arena on Wednesday April 28.
In Australia the tour starts at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on April 30, then Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on May 3. Continue reading →
The Laneway Festival regrets that Echo & the Bunnymen are no longer to play the Melbourne Laneway Festival tomorrow. Lead singer Ian McCulloch, who was due to arrive in Melbourne tonight, has missed his flight from London and won’t make it to Australia in time for the scheduled performance. At this stage, all other Echo & the Bunnymen performances are due to go ahead as planned.
Laneway Festival announced that Melbourne party knights MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS will be performing in their slot.
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It is 1966. England is a derelict wasteland. The BBC’s Emergency Broadcast System is our only hope. Let’s see who’s on line 1.
Four Minute Warning takes a look at history and gets it wrong. Germany won WWII with nuclear weapons. England’s survivors are living in bunkers. Albert is defiant. Ted is bored. What happens when the stiff upper lip starts to quiver? The mindset is outdated. The situation is dire. Four Minute Warning is hilarious.
Written by and starring Neil Sinclair (Raw Comedy winner 2008, Comedy Zone at MICF2009) and Doug Pickering (McPony, Sainsburize Me!), Four Minute Warning has been performed monthly at The Butterfly Club, with sell out shows, and is developing a cult status.
Patrons under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult (18+)
Why don’t we let the squires at Metal Hammer begin our introduction to the brutality that is Alexisonfire and their brand new album ‘Old Crows Young Cardinals’; “A dense and beautiful heavy rock album with as many hardcore influences as progressive ones: rewarding and utterly gripping.”
Dance punk/indie rockers Hockey, hailing from Portland, Oregon will make their way to Australia for the first time to perform at the Laneway Festivals and headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne.
Hockey comprises singer Benjamin Grubin, guitarist Brian White, bassist Jeremy Reynolds, drummer Anthony Stassi and touring keyboardist Ryan Dolliver, and have been compared in their sound to bands such as The Strokes and LCD Soundsystem. Continue reading →
Dent May was discovered last year by Animal Collective when they were recording Merriweather Post Pavilion in nearby Oxford. Dent’s ebullient debut, The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele – released on Animal Collective’s label Paw Tracks and locally through Mistletone – was one of the most feel-good indie-pop delights of 2009.