Category Archives: Melbourne

METALLICA: NEW MELBOURNE & SYDNEY SHOWS!

Metallica – World Magnetic Tour – with special guests

Due to overwhelming demand, EXTRA SHOWS ANNOUNCED FOR MELBOURNE & SYDNEY!!!

Recognizing the insatiable demand which lead to virtual instant sell outs, leaving many fans lamenting, über rock gods Metallica have agreed to additional Australian shows! Continue reading METALLICA: NEW MELBOURNE & SYDNEY SHOWS!

EXODUS AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND TOUR October 2010

  At the beginning of their career, EXODUS gained huge notoriety in the international underground scene as a result of the tape trading community. Their dynamic guitar riffing, adrenaline-inducing drum work, and bloodied live shows made all the difference in the band’s mission to take Bay Area Thrash to a worldwide audience.

By 1983, the band line-up included guitarist Rick Hunolt and bassist Rob McKillop and had inspired the likes of Metallica, Testament, Death Angel, and Vio-lence. EXODUS’ debut, the immortal, must-have, undisputed thrash classic Bonded By Blood was released in and a vast tour with Slayer and Venom propelled the band into a household name. Eight albums later, EXODUS still remain at the top of their game, continuing to dominate the charge and showing all in their path what classic metal is about. Continue reading EXODUS AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND TOUR October 2010

LITTLE RED “Rock It” Single and Tour Dates – July 2010

Melbourne melodicists Little Red have delivered the first single, ‘Rock It’, from their highly anticipated second album – and the response has been overwhelming. Premiered on Triple J’s breakfast show at the end of last week, the song has been on repeat rotation over recent days and has instantly received an official rotation add from the station.

Taken from the as-yet-untitled sophomore album (due out this September on Liberation Records), the song marks a cleaner, more hi-fi sound that was brought to life in collaboration with producer Scott Horscroft (The Temper Trap, The Presets, Silverchair). ‘Rock It’ is party music of the best kind: warm, infectious, straightforward and unadorned. It is the sound of a band moving even further toward a sound entirely their own, blurring their influences as they do the decades of classic pop they draw from.

Meanwhile, the band has announced a return to the live arena with a series of Rock It single launches around the country throughout July, culminating with a prime slot at the massive Splendour in the Grass festival. The lads have been one of the country’s most loved live acts ever since their emergence of a few years back, and it is standard practice that these shows will be a non-stop party of energy, huge melodies and good times. Fans will also hear the band premiering a selection of brilliant new songs from the forthcoming album. Tickets are sure to go quickly, so don’t hesitate.

The band’s next immediate step is London as they jet off to the UK this weekend to perform at next week’s Musexpo conference in London, as well as performing additional showcases over the following week. Their debut Listen to Little Red, a Top 30 hit at home, also received critical acclaim in the UK and anticipation is certainly high for these return shows.

‘Rock It’ the new single is OUT NOW on iTunes via Liberation Music.

LITTLE RED TOUR DATES
Tickets on sale now

THU JULY 8 Amplifier – Perth
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FRI JULY 9 Ed Castle – Adelaide
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THU JULY 15 Prince Band Room – Melbourne
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www.princebandroom.com.au

SAT JULY 17 Oxford Art Factory – Sydney
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FRI JULY 30 SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS Woodford – QLD (Sold Out)

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Testament ‘Damnation’ Tour – August 2010

  Metalheads Australia wide will be banging their heads with glee to hear that yes, the rumours are true, the mighty Testament will return to our shores this August.Testament have reigned as one of the world’s premier thrash bands for 25 years, since the birth of Bay Area thrash, always staying true to their roots, yet winning over new fans with each of their nine chart busting studio albums.

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Blue King Brown Return with “Women’s Revolution” featuring Queen Ifrica

  There are few self-managed independent Australian acts that can state, they’ve toured with the likes of Santana & Lauryn Hill, been broadcast live worldwide performing at Al Gore’s 2007 Live Earth and toured across the world captivating crowds, filling rooms & rocking festivals, from Sydney to LA, NY to London, Tokyo to Montreal, Berlin to Melbourne.

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PARKLIFE 2010 – Line-Up Announcement


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  Here it is, the official first line-up announcement for Parklife 2010. We’ve mentioned it before, but it’s their tenth birthday this year, and it looks like the celebrations are set to go off with a bang. As promised, there are quite a few surprises on the roster of artists announced so far, with organisers paying closer attention to the more indie/alternative-inspired musical tastes of their punters, as well as packing in a whole bunch of more traditionally Parklife-y electro and hip hop acts.

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BLISS N ESO “Down By The River” National Tour – August 2010

  One of Australia’s most heralded live acts return for their first shows since their record-breaking touring expedition a year ago which saw them run riot with over 20,000 fans across the country. Bliss N Eso’s infamous live shows built the foundation of their massive following and have propelled them to their current status as one of Australia’s biggest acts.

Since the release of their ARIA Award winning album, Flying Colours, the skyrocketing Sydney-siders have graced some of Australia’s biggest festivals (Homebake, Pyramid Rock, Splendour in the Grass), and became the sole hip-hop act billed on the historic Sound Relief concert in “what many are stating was the performance of the day” (Beat Magazine).

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Black Cab ‘Sexy Polizei’ Tour – July 2010

  Melbourne psych rockers and concept kings, Black Cab undertake their first ever east coast tour to support new single ‘International Son’/’Sexy Polizei’ in mid July. The band’s 2009 album ‘Call Signs’ continues to receive accolades and was recently shortlisted for the 2009 Australian Music Prize. The band have never before played Brisbane and rarely tour so catch them while you can. The new single is due out mid-June with a new album expected later this year.

“Black Cab’s third album confirmed long running suspicions: playing to 400 patrons in an Aussie pub was an ill fit – they should have been playing Warsaw stadiums to 30,000 all along.

Call Signs took cues from Neu, Can, Cluster and other Euro luminaries, turned down the hippie intrigue of previous outings, delved into ‘found’ sounds, and upped their exhilarating blast factor. The result: one of 2009’s most powerful, cohesive and thrilling records. Ron Peno’s guest vocal on Ghost Anthems iced the cake.” (JB HI FI MAG) Continue reading Black Cab ‘Sexy Polizei’ Tour – July 2010

CUSTOM KINGS Album Release & Tour – June/July 2010

After numerous side projects, family obligations and working holidays, Melbourne’s much loved Custom Kings have returned to the studio to record their long awaited second album, which will be called Great Escape. Reuniting with long-time collaborator, Steven Schram (Little Birdy, Ground Components) , they booked two weeks at the famed Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne and brought to life a series of songs penned in the couple of years since the release of their acclaimed debut album At Sea. Continue reading CUSTOM KINGS Album Release & Tour – June/July 2010

THE TING TINGS announce headline Melbourne & Sydney shows for July 2010

Sensational British pop duo The Ting Tings will be bringing their bright, bold melodies and catchy riffs to Melbourne and Sydney audiences for two exclusive headline performances this July.

The Grammy nominated outfit comprises of Jules de Martino on drums and Katie White on guitar and vocals. With an abundance of personality reflected in their brash lyrics and energetic tunes, The Ting Tings have been a strong presence in the pop realm since their irresistible 2008 debut album We Started Nothing.

The album propelled The Ting Tings to international fame with ‘That’s Not My Name’ and ‘Great DJ’ – wonderfully infectious singles crafted around no-nonsense chants that demanded attention from the very first listen.

The Ting Tings are arguably best experienced live, to which many concert goers can attest. Along with numerous international headline shows, the band has previously played at Big Day Out and will add this year’s Splendour In The Grass to their extensive tour list.

One of the best things about this band is witnessing how much they’re clearly enjoying themselves making all this noise – Katie grinning broadly at Jules as she thrashes out her bare chords. Their kickass way with a simple pop tune doesn’t hurt, either, but uncomplicated as the music is, there’s no doubt, watching them, how much they mean it. – NME

It’s no secret that everyone wants a piece of The Ting Tings this winter. Tickets to both headline shows will be highly sought after so jump on it.

Frontier Members pre-sale begins Thursday 3 June at 12 noon AEST. General public on-sale available from Tuesday 8 June, 9am local time.

THE TING TINGS
July 2010

Pre-sale from Thursday 3 June 2010, 12 noon AEST – Friday 4 June, 12 noon AEST

General public on-sale from Tuesday 8 June 2010, 9am local time

Monday 26th July 2010   Palace Theatre, Melbourne   18+
Ticketek.com.au or 132 849
 
Wednesday 28th July 2010   Enmore Theatre, Sydney   All Ages
Ticketek.com.au or 132 849

MIIKE SNOW exclusive Melbourne & Sydney headline shows this winter

The Frontier Touring Company announced international indie-pop heroes Miike Snow will be performing headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney this August.

The band has been widely acclaimed for their songwriting finesse – which comes as no surprise due to the musical experience of all three members.

Two of them, Swedish duo Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg, have previously written and produced under the handle of Bloodshy & Avant, cranking out hits for artists such as Kylie Minogue, Madonna and Britney Spears – for whom they wrote and produced smash hit ‘Toxic’ and won a Grammy for their efforts.

Rounding out the phenomenal trio is US songwriter Andrew Wyatt, widely known for his wordsmith abilities as a gifted lyricist. Their self-titled debut in 2009 included the epic ‘Silvia’ and vibrant radio hit ‘Animal’ and showcased their combined talents in an explosion of catchy melodies and compositional depth.

‘Karlsson and Winnberg have focused their talent and energy on catchy-yet-intelligent and often challenging pop songs. And, crucially, they’ve hooked up with American lyricist/vocalist Andrew Wyatt. Not only do Wyatt’s words add a sharp lyricism to the beats, but his smooth, expressive, charismatic voice gives them soul.’ – popmatters.com

Following the album’s release, Miike Snow have since toured with multiple sold out shows and gained both an underground, word-of-mouth following as well as attracting massive crowds at some of the largest music festivals including South by Southwest and Coachella.

‘When tickets go on sale for Miike Snow, don’t even blink…Vocals were sharp and the energy of the band on stage gave a surge to the energy of the crowd…As most of the crowd left covered in sweat from dancing like it might be their last chance, it was hard to deny that Miike Snow passed the live music test.’ – Examiner.com

Consider yourself warned – tickets go on sale Friday 4 June, 9am local time. Frontier Members have access to a Members’ pre-sale from Wednesday 2 June, 12 noon AEST to Thursday 3 June, 12 noon AEST.

MIIKE SNOW

Melbourne and Sydney – August 2010
Frontier Members pre-sale from Wed 2 June, 12 noon AEST– Thu 3 June, 12 noon AEST
General public on-sale from Friday 4 June, 9am local time

Tuesday 3 August   The Hi-Fi, Melbourne   18+
www.thehifi.com.au or 1300 THE HIFI (1300 843 4434)
 
Wednesday 4 August   The Forum, Sydney   18+
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Reptiles “Come Get Me” EP Launch and Shows – June 2010

  Melbourne scuzz-punks Reptiles are set to launch their latest EP Come Get Me in Melbourne and Sydney this month.

Catch Reptiles launch at Revolver in Melbourne on Sunday 13 June (Queens Birthday Eve) and at Oxford Arts Factory side stage in Sydney on Wednesday 30 June.

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A DAY ON THE GREEN – BLONDIE AND THE PRETENDERS NOV/DEC 2010

  They’re two of music’s most acclaimed bands boasting two of music’s most compelling front women – Deborah Harry leading the wondrous Blondie and Chrissie Hynde fronting the mighty Pretenders. As a double-bill, it’s a world first! It’s also an absolute cracker and that’s exactly what fans can savour when Blondie & The Pretenders co-headline a November/December tour of ‘a day on the green‘ winery shows.

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Senses Fail (USA) Australian Tour – August 2010

  New Jersey quintet SENSES FAIL are set to tour Australia this August 2010, fresh out of the studio with producer Brian McTernan (Thrice, Circa Survive). The band’s long-awaited return will happen nearly 7 years after their first visit when they performed on the Taste of Chaos tour.

Senses Fail will be performing songs from their entire catalog, including their most recent Vagrant Records release ‘Life is Not a Waiting Room’, which came out in October of 2008.

7 Australian dates, 5 eager members, and a brand new live DVD scheduled to hit stores later in the year (details to come); this tour will lively demonstrate all of the passion and fury the post-hardcore band is renown for serving.

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C.W. Stoneking and the Primitive Horn Orchestra July 2010 Australian Tour

ARIA Award Winning King of Hokum and purveyor of the darkest Jungle Blues, C.W. Stoneking announces a rare Australian tour this July.

Across two full-length albums including King Hokum in 2006 and 2008’s ARIA winning Jungle Blues, C.W. Stoneking has rightfully earned the reputation as the leading voice on the Australian roots music scene. Revisiting and re-invigorating the pre-war blues, jazz, calypso and jungle sounds of the 20’s and 30’s, C.W. Stoneking has captured the imagination of a nation with his plaintive nostalgic voice and vivid narrations.
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