Category Archives: Melbourne

Lloyd Spiegel @ East Brunswick Club, Melbourne 30/7/10 “Album Launch Tangled Brew” – Photo Gallery

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Lloyd Spiegel @ East Brunswick Club 30/7/10 “Album Launch Tangled Brew”
With support Shaun Kirk

Photos | Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival 2010

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Artists: Dan Dinnen , Collard Greens & Gravy , Brian Fraser , Jeff lang , Grant Cummerford , Liz Stringer , Andrea Marr
Event: Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival 2010 – July 2010


There used to be a saying at Soundwave that no one band is bigger than the festival …

That saying will be tested in 2011 as we proudly announce a rare chance to see rock legends IRON MAIDEN as the headline artist for next years festival. Maiden are one of the few artists that inspire loyalty and worship by a constantly growing army that spans several generations of not only fans, but other rock musicians ranging from todays biggest metal bands to pop icons.

What makes Iron Maiden unique amongst their peers is that the band has never lost their creative touch and their ability to deliver album after album of greatness. Just when you would think there cannot be another hitherto undiscovered original yet amazing guitar riff; Maiden turn up with another album full of new classics to add to metal and rocks greatest back

Only a fool would bet against the bands upcoming album, The Final Frontier, being anything less than a masterpiece. Only a fool would bet against Iron Maiden, period.

Maiden will be bringing with them the full stage production that featured in their hugely successful recent tour of North America, where they played to almost 400,000 fans over the 25 shows. And of course that includes Eddies
latest incarnation..!!

Joining our gargantuan headliners is a cast of rock, punk and metal luminaries, headed by the regal guitar rock of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, metal gods SLAYER, indie pioneers PRIMUS, the incomparable SLASH and fifty or so other international artists who form the who is who of cutting edge music for the coming decade.

And that is just the 1st announcement…

Iron Maidens appearances at Soundwave are part of their Final Frontier World Tour and the band will also play two extra arena shows in Melbourne (Feb 23) and Sydney (Feb 24) prior to the start of Soundwave. For more details please
see below-

We promised our Australian fans in 2008 that it would not take too long to return and we are delighted to have not only kept our promise but also to be headlining Australias greatest Metal Festival, Soundwave, along with a couple of arena shows beforehand to rev up the batteries!! To say that we are greatly looking forward to this is a major understatement, with so many great bands in the Soundwave line up this promises to be one hell of an event!! – Bruce Dickinson


Special presales will be available to Maiden fan club members from Tuesday
10 August Midday to Wednesday 11 August 5pm go to
for more details.
General Public on sale: Thursday 12 August, 9am.



To be eligible for the Soundwave Festival members pre sale you must be
registered as a member on the Festival website

Soundwave members pre sale:
Tuesday 17 August 9am, Brisbane
Wednesday 18 August 9am, Sydney
Thursday 19 August 9am, Melbourne
Friday 20 August 9am, Adelaide and Perth

General Public on sale: Thursday 26 August, 9am
through Soundwave Festival & Related:
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Jimmy Eat World replaces My Chemical Romance at Soundwave Festival 2010
Alexisonfire Soundwave sideshows with Comback Kid and Anti-Flag – Sydney and Melbourne : February 2010
Clutch Australian Tour Feb-Mar 2010
Escape The Fate – Soundwave sideshows (Sydney and Melbourne) February 2010
Jane’s Addiction – Soundwave 2010 sideshows announced
Soundwave 2010 – 2nd artist announcement
Soundwave 2010 – General Public ticket announcement!
Soundwave 2010 Line-up Announced: Faith No More, My Chemical Romance, Jane’s Addiction and more!

CONCRETE BLONDE – 20 Years of ‘Bloodletting’ Australian Tour – October 2010

20 Years of Bloodletting: “The Vampires Rise”

Concrete Blonde will return to Australia to perform and celebrate the music of their classic album ‘Bloodletting’ and other essential songs featured throughout the Concrete Blonde album catalogue which includes; Concrete Blonde, Free, Walking In London and Mexican Moon.

From the release of their eponymous album back in 1986, the music of Concrete Blonde gained a loyal audience in Australia with their popularity increasing with the release of each album and subsequent tours. In June 1990 the track ‘Joey’ from the album ‘Bloodletting’ found them at the top of the Australian singles chart; confirming them as one of the favourite touring acts of that year and ensuring future and frequent tours of Australia for the following fifteen years. Midway through 2006 the band announced that they had ‘retired’ from touring and recording. Continue reading CONCRETE BLONDE – 20 Years of ‘Bloodletting’ Australian Tour – October 2010


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Optus and Michael Coppel present Rihanna live in concert around Australia this summer in her ‘LAST GIRL ON EARTH’ tour.

The iconic multi-platinum, multi-award winning global megastar, Rihanna will make her highly anticipated return to Australia in February and March 2011 for her first shows here since 2008.

Tickets go on general public sale at 9am Friday August 20, with pre-sales commencing August 9.
Continue reading RIHANNA: LAST GIRL ON EARTH TOUR – February/March 2011

Washington ‘I Believe You, Liar’ Tour – August-September 2010

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  “I see them as sonic Polaroids, they all belong together.” That’s how Megan Washington assesses her stunning debut album, I Believe You, Liar (out 30 July 2010): a series of snapshots spanning 24 years, taking in everything from family to friends, crushes to heartbreak, trust, love, loss, lust, guilt, joy and everything in between. The album features Washington favourites Cement, Clementine, How To Tame Lions, Rich Kids and the new single Sunday Best.

Sunday Best is a story about lust and breaking up; Meg says “it just basically sounds like ‘I wanna have sex with you’ – which is, really, what it’s about”.

On July 30, Washington release their album with a sunset gig at Splendour In The Grass. Their performance will mark the beginning of a national tour celebrating the release of their album, and what promises to be one of the best Australian tours of the year!

Continue reading Washington ‘I Believe You, Liar’ Tour – August-September 2010

Stereosonic 2010 – Venue and Lineup Announcement


Saturday 27th Nov – SYDNEY – Sydney Showgrounds – Main Arena & Surrounds
12pm-11pm (Gates open 11:45am) – Buy Tickets

Sunday 28th Nov – PERTH* – Claremont Showground
12pm-10pm (Gates open 11:30am) – Buy Tickets

Saturday 4th Dec – ADELAIDE – Bonython Park
12pm-10pm (Gates open 11:45am) – Buy Tickets

Saturday 4th Dec – MELBOURNE – Melbourne Showgrounds
12pm-10pm (Gates open 11:45am)- Buy Tickets

Sunday 5th Dec – BRISBANE – RNA Showgrounds
12pm-10pm (Gates open 11:45am) – Buy Tickets

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Band Of Horses @ Palace, Melbourne – 27th July 2010 with Mike Noga & The Gentlemen Of Fortune – Photo Gallery

Photographer: Nikki Williams for CARBIEWARBIE PHOTOGRAPHY
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Band of Horses is Ben Bridwell, Creighton Barrett, Ryan Monroe, Tyler Ramsey and Bill Reynolds. Though the band formed in Seattle, the gents hail from the southeastern United States, specifically the Carolinas. ‘Infinite Arms’ is the follow up to the critically acclaimed ‘Everything All The Time’ (2006) and ‘Cease to Begin’ (2007), and marks the recording debut of Ramsey and Reynolds, both long time touring members of the group. The band have become a

cohesive force with all members making invaluable contributions to the unmistakable sound that Bridwell has crafted since the band’s inception. As Bridwell himself concedes, “in many ways, this is the first Band of Horses record.”
Continue reading Band Of Horses @ Palace, Melbourne – 27th July 2010 with Mike Noga & The Gentlemen Of Fortune – Photo Gallery

John Butler Trio Launch New Video, Live EP and Tour

  On April 3rd this year, the John Butler Trio took to the stage at the Apple store Sydney to perform an exclusive up close and personal performance for their fans. At the completion of what was an incredible and intimate set the band were elated to share the news that their ‘April Uprising’ album had entered the ARIA albums chart at number one, the band’s third consecutive album to do so.

It is with great pleasure the John Butler Trio announce that outstanding in-store performance is exclusively available as a download from Apple’s iTunes Australia store from Tuesday July 27th. The John Butler Trio Live From Sydney EP features 3 tracks from the ‘April Uprising’ album including the current emotive single ‘Revolution’, the major hit single ‘One Way Road’ and live favourite ‘Johnny’s Gone’ as well as two classic crowd favourites in ‘Better Than’ taken from the ‘Grand National’ album and ‘Zebra’ from the hugely successful ‘Sunrise Over Sea’ album that broke it all wide open for the band worldwide. Continue reading John Butler Trio Launch New Video, Live EP and Tour

Amy Meredith ‘Restless’ Tour – Sept/Oct 2010

  Amy Meredith are excited to announce details of their headline RESTLESS TOUR, after what has an been an incredible start to 2010. The tour takes in 18 dates across Australia this September and October, and comes off the back of huge chart success with their smash hit single Lying and debut album Restless.

The band released their debut album Restless last week, where it debuted on the national ARIA charts at #8, following Lying smashing into the Top Ten of the ARIA singles chart. They will soon be supporting Aussie rockers Grinspoon around the country, before heading out as headliners on their own tour to take
their tunes to the masses.

Continue reading Amy Meredith ‘Restless’ Tour – Sept/Oct 2010


Robin Gibb, the voice that set alight a million romances and as many dance floors, returns to Australia for an unforgettable evening of Bee Gees’ Greatest Hits. Accompanied by full band and a Symphony Orchestra, Australian audiences will experience a show like none other! In Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne Robin will be accompanied by the Australian Metropolitan Orchestra. In Perth the West Australian Symphony Orchestra will take to the stage with him. With a massive production promised, fans can expect to hear all the biggest songs – “Massachusetts”, “How Deep is Your Love”, “Stayin Alive”, “Night Fever”, “You Win Again”, “Nights on Broadway”, “Jive Talking”, “I Started A Joke”, “Words”, “To Love Somebody”, “New York Mining Disaster” and many more! Continue reading ROBIN GIBB WITH SPECIAL GUEST BONNIE TYLER – Oct/Nov 2010

The Chemical Brothers – “Further” Australian Tour March 2011

Tickets Competition: We’ve got double passes to giveaway for The Chemical Brothers – Sydney show – on March 10th 2011! … See below for details.

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  There’s simply no denying the extraordinary skills of The Chemical Brothers, who are still at the very forefront of electronic musical culture, since first taking the planet by veritable storm back in the early 1990s.
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Godskitchen 3D :: October 2010

To celebrate the return of Godskitchen 3D, we’re excited to offer a Double-Pass giveaway! … See below for details.

  It’s time to go to Heaven and back in 3D!

After blowing tens of thousands of minds with last year’s superb Boombox Tour, Australia’s favourite dance brand, Trance beacon and superclub, Godskitchen, is headed back to deliver yet another monumental, worlds-first party experience.

Globally renowned for pushing the envelope to deliver partygoers truly unique, once in a lifetime events, this year sees Godskitchen throw the doors wide open to a whole new dimension, literally.

Continue reading Godskitchen 3D :: October 2010

The Amity Affliction – Anchors Away Tour! Aug/Sept 2010

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  It’s been a busy, tiring and rewarding month for Brisbane hardcore kids The Amity Affliction. Their new album Youngbloods was released on June 18 and debuted at #6 on the National Aria charts, gate-crashing the mainstream and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Eminem, Jack Johnson and Justin Bieber at the top of the pops!

Currently in the home stretch of a gruelling national tour launching Youngbloods at predominantly capital city venues across Australia, The Amity Affliction are looking to

spread the pandemonium to regional fans hungry to see the Brisbane six piece, and are proud to announce The Anchors Tour!
Continue reading The Amity Affliction – Anchors Away Tour! Aug/Sept 2010

NAPALM DEATH & Dying Fetus Tour – September 2010

  September 1st – Amplifier Bar, Perth
Death Vomit (Indonesia)
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September 2nd – Fowler’s Live, Adelaide
In The Burial –
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September 3rd – The Hifi, Brisbane
Disentomb –

September 4th – The Factory, Sydney
Daemon Foetal Harvest –

September 5th – The Hifi, Melbourne
Rotten Chop –