– The Bloodpoets
|Brisbane five-piece, The Bloodpoets, are once again hitting the road to take their new single ‘Dance’ to the masses – the first taste of the band’s forthcoming album due to be released later this year.
The Bloodpoets – Tom Murphy (Vocals & Guitars), Jason Marles (Lead Guitar), Jake Parker (Bass), Todd Orchard (Drums) and Bec Plath (Keys & Backing Vocals) – will tour the east coast: Brisbane, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Sydney but not before playing to over 25,000 people at Suncorp Stadium with a performance to open the Brisbane Roar game on August 27 ? a major coup for the band.
Simply Red have added two extra shows to their final Australian ‘Farewell Tour’. This will be fans’ last opportunity to be swept up in the superb live performances of one of the UK’s most successful and enduring bands, playing the hits and classic songs from their remarkable 25-year career. Continue reading SIMPLY RED: 2nd and final shows for Melbourne and Sydney
Mark Lanegan took a detour from his Australian tour to play for the special 50th birthday celebrations for Andrew McGee, one of the founders of Shock Records. The place was hosted by Quincy McLean (Blue Ruin) and Helen Marcou at the famous Bakehouse Recording Studios in Richmond. The people were the who’s who of the Melbourne Music Scene, everybody from former Bad Seed, Mick Harvey, Myf Warhurst, Brian Hooper (Beasts Of Burbon) Mick Turner (Dirty Three), Julian Wu (Triffids), Bruce Milne (former Tote licencess), Paul Elliott (Polyester), Linda J, Bean & Gus of The Dacios, Penny Ikinger, Emily Ulman, Rui Pereira, James Young (Cherry Bar), Patrick Donovan (The Age) and lots more. The oriental theme was ENTER THE DRAGON with everybody dressed up as geishas, ninjas, grand masters, kill bill, etc. With 21 courses of food and amazing array of live music! Kicking off with Kim Salmon’s Precious Jules, known for inventing grunge with his former band, The Scientists. Following on was Joel Silbersher & The Baggage Handlers of GOD and Hoss fame. Headlining was international act, Mark Lanegan with David Rosser on guitar. To close off the splendid event, we had The Silver City Highway, while everybody danced the night away.
Continue reading Mark Lanegan @ Bakehouse Studios, Richmond – 10th July 2010 [Photo Gallery]
Critical praise for Barb Jungr’s live performances and 2010 studio album, The Men I Love: The New American Songbook:
“Barb Jungr’s voice has established her as a superlative interpreter of the great song-books”
Independent on Sunday
“A quiet revelation… her sensual performance casts the songs in a fresh light” The Times
“Magnificent …Jungr’s voice is truly a thing of wonder.” The Daily Express
Barb Jungr, the much-revered vocalist, composer and songwriter arrives in Australia for a September 2010 national tour taking in the Noosa Jazz Festival, The Salon at the Melbourne Recital Centre, The Basement in Sydney, and many more dates. Continue reading Barb Jungr to Tour Australia – September 2010
|The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) launches a free Sunday Talks program to coincide with Tim Burton: The Exhibition, beginning with an insight into a Burton favourite, The Nightmare Before Christmas, on Sunday 18 July.
The program brings together artists and composers whose work has a particular relationship to the work of Tim Burton with commentators who will lead discussion about Burton’s work.
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|Brisbane-reared, Brooklyn-based noise merchants Violent Soho are back in Australia this month, playing long awaited homecoming dates to celebrate the release of their self titled new album.
Lead single ‘Jesus Stole My Girlfriend’ has won some solid support on Australian radio and has reached the Billboard Top 40 rock songs chart and the Canadian Top 20 airplay chart.
Violent Soho’s already famed, explosive live shows have been further honed on back to back US & UK tours with Dinosaur Jr, Built to Spill, AFI and The Bronx. If these shows weren’t already going to be loud enough, Scul Hazzards and Butcher Birds will be joining the guys on all dates, which is set to make them some of the most talked about and raucous in 2010.
|In the last two years, it’s impossible to think of another British band who have emerged with more force than Kids In Glass Houses.
The charismatic quintet has found accolades and an ever growing legion of fans wherever they turn.
On the back of European tours with Paramore, New Found Glory and Fall Out Boy, Kids In Glass Houses were also named as one of The Hottest New Bands On The Planet’ by Kerrang! Magazine and won the Welsh Music Award for ‘Best New Band. However it’s their sophomore album ‘Dirt’ that has catapulted them on to the world stage…”’Dirt’ is an absolute monster of an album. If there’s any justice, this will be the album where the world sits up and takes notice.” – Punktastic Continue reading Kids In Glass Houses join You Me At Six and The Audition Tour
|Midnight Juggernauts return with their next single ’Lifeblood Flow’ from their highly acclaimed second album, The Crystal Axis. A dazzling lesson in how electronic-pop should be made, ’Lifeblood Flow’ is like something out of a 70s sci-fi epic – walls of sound and all. With a chorus so immediately affecting, it’s the track that will shape 2010 as Midnight Juggernauts’ biggest year yet.
In just a few week’s time, audiences can catch Midnight Juggernauts at venues across the country supported by Dappled Cities, Canyons and Kirin J Callinan. They’ll play Thursday 12 August at The Gov in Adelaide, Saturday 14 August at The Capitol in Perth, Thursday 19 August at The Forum in Melbourne, Friday 20 August at The Forum in Sydney, and Saturday 21 August at the Hi Fi in Brisbane.
“Soilwork are one of the 25 most important bands in Metal” – Alternative Press Magazine
– The Panic Broadcast (Exclusive Bonus Version) – Soilwork
|Sweden’s melodic death metal masters Soilwork will be ripping up Aussie shores for only the third time in October this year. Touring on the back of the release of their eighth studio album, The Panic Broadcast, which drummer Dirk Verbeuren has described as “the true musical path of Soilwork”, the band will be bringing their killer live shows that The Metal Observer have dubbed “Metal with the fun factor in the driving seat”.|
|Arriving back to Australia after showcase performances for Musexpo and Music Matters across the UK, USA and Hong Kong, Drawn from Bees are about to jump right back on a plane to Sydney to embark on a national tour in support of their May 21 released album Fear Not The Footsteps Of The Departed.
Fear Not… is the band’s most multi-layered and complex release to date, juxtaposing Drawn from Bees’ most heartbreakingly beautiful songs with their most intellectual rock concepts and experimental soundscapes – sampling choirs and iPhones alike amongst almost spiritual laments of loss and love.
|Australia needs to forget everything it knows about Boston Hardcore to prepare themselves for the beatdown that Death Before Dishonor are bringing to these shores. Having already played over 1,000 shows worldwide, this hardcore powerhouse are adding another nine shows to the list with dates across Australia in August and September.|
Hot on the heels of last week’s announcement that PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY will be joining WOLFMOTHER at THE JD SET in Melbourne on 29 July, we are pleased to announce that the band who Australian music fans have chosen to support these amazing headliners is NEW NAVY! Continue reading The JD Set winners New Navy to join Wolfmother and The Philly Jays!
L.A Guns are coming to Australian shores in September 2010 with Tracii Guns, founding member of both L.A Guns and Guns ‘N’ Roses.
Performing in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne over three back to back nights, Australian fans across the East Coast will be able to experience what many consider to be the last true Rock and Roll band. Dates, venue and ticketing information for the September tour include: Continue reading L.A. GUNS To Tour Australia’s East Coast – September 2010
|Illusive Entertainment announced that legendary British soul funk band “The Brand New Heavies” [TBNH] are finally making their way to Australia for their first ever live shows, in intimate venues in Sydney and Melbourne. If that wasn’t enough to get people excited, “The Brand New Heavies” Australian Tour will consist of the four original members – Simon Bartholomew on guitar, Jan Kincaid on drums, Andrew Levy playing bass and fan favorite original lead singer N’Dea Davenport on vocals.|
HOT WATER MUSIC & THE BOUNCING SOULS – NZ & AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Whispers of this tour started in April when Chuck Ragan brought The Revival Tour here and couldn’t contain the news. Well it’s true – the occasionally regrouped Hot Water Music will be touring Australia and New Zealand this December with the now 20 year strong, legendary Garden State punkers The Bouncing Souls!
Continue reading Hot Water Music & The Bouncing Souls NZ @ Australian Tour – December 2010