To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their classic 1980 album, “Doolittle”, Pixies – Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering have embarked on a very special tour. ‘The Doolittle Tour’ – which arrives in Australia in March 2010. Selling out shows left, right and centre all around Australia! This is the first night in Melbourne at Festival Hall and I felt like this monkey has gone to heaven, photographing one of my all time FAV bands. Seeing Black Francis, up so close, while he singing/screaming “TAME” was fantastic! :) Continue reading Photo Gallery: Pixies @ Festival Hall, West Melbourne – 20th March 2010→
Absolute favourites in the style set, each of these designers has a unique signature and are loved by dedicated followers of fashion. Fresh, chic and never short on fun, this show will be a style riot.
Main Act: SPINNERETTE Click image to view the photo gallery
Photographer: CARBIE – http://www.carbiewarbie.com
After releasing their debut self-titled album via Anthem/Shock Records in June this year, former Distillers’ front woman Brody Dalle is thrilled to be returning to her native Australia with her new band Spinnerette. Spinnerette’s self-titled album features thirteen new songs written by Brody Dalle and produced by Alain Johannes (Them Crooked Vultures, Arctic Monkeys) and is the first Brody Dalle helmed full-length release since The Distillers’ 2003 ‘Coral Fang’ album.
1st Support Act: Mini Mansions Click image to view the photo gallery
Mini Mansions are a Los Angeles band most notable for band member Michael Shuman, who is more well known for being the bassist of Wires on Fire and Queens of The Stone Age. Shuman plays vocals, keyboard and guitar for Mini Mansion. Other band members are Zach Dawes on bass, keys, and vocals and Tyler Parkford on vocals, keyboard, and guitar.
2nd Support Act: Shaman Son
WHO IS THIS? Is that the love child of Rob Younger from Radio Birdman?
NAH! It’s a Melbourne 5-piece Shaman Son, who are a fresh blast of liquid sunshine into the main vein of the Australian music industry. An acid test for a new generation of kids who want to turn on, tune in and rock out. Though they wear their combined influences on their sleeves Shaman Son aren’t content to merely dwell in the past, instead they reference, distil and reinterpret, settling on a sound that is positively mind expanding.
Playing times: Shaman Son 9pm * Mini Mansions 10pm * Spinnerette 11pm – 12am
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?”
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 Tour: Gossling to tour in support of debut EP – ‘If You Can’t Whistle’→
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 NILE with Abigail Williams and Hate Eternal – Australian / New Zealand Tour – May 2010→
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 SoCo Carnivale Fancy Dress Party with The Polyphonic Spree – February 2010→
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.