Category Archives: Newcastle

Postmodern Jukebox announce touring cast to tour Australia and NZ – 2019

Scott Bradlee announced today the spectacular cast that will be touring Australia and New Zealand in September 2019 as they bring back the roaring twenties on the Postmodern Jukebox ‘Welcome To The Twenties 2.0’ tour.
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THE MARK OF CAIN “Battlesick” 30th Anniversary National Tour – October 2019

The Mark Of Cain return to the stage this October performing their debut album Battlesick in its entirety.

Originally released in 1989 via indie Adelaide label Dominator Battlesick sounded like no Australian album before it or since. Tracks like Wake Up, Dead Man’s Mail, The Setback, Call in Anger and the title track addressed the fear of dreams, the threat of death, anger over disappointment and personal setbacks; not exactly the subject matter of an era when Kylie Minogue was queen and Ratcat were primed to become the pinnacle of the underground. It did not chart and in Australia it was barely heard out of Adelaide however, it’s resonance did find an audience even if that audience had to come from places farer rather than near.
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Photo Gallery : Take My Soul supported by Father Deer Hands + Some Heard Trouble + PSTCRDS at The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 11 July 2019

Photographer : Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au

Take My Soul at The Cambridge, Newcastle – 11 July 2019
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Take My Soul at The Cambridge, Newcastle – 11 July 2019
Photographer : Ben Hosking

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Kirk Fletcher (USA) 2020 Australian Tour announced

Considered one of the finest modern blues guitarists in the world and a bonafide can’t-miss live performer, Gerard Allman Events are proud to announce that Kirk Fletcher will make a welcome return to Australia in February 2020 – and this time he’s bringing his European band – Jonny Henderson on Keys and Bass and Matt Brown on drums – with him. Tickets to all shows are on sale now, with full tour details below.
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Live Review & Photo Gallery : The Tea Party + Linear at NEX, Newcastle – June 26, 2019

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The Tea Party at NEX, Newcastle – June 26, 2019
Photographer : Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au

I'm ashamed to admit it, but this was actually the first time I'd seen The Tea Party live. I'd been into their music since the 1990s and had seen one of Jeff Martin's incredible solo shows way back in 2010 at Sydney's The Basement. But I'd never been able to see The Tea Party.

Tonight, I was in for a real treat.
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Tour Announce: The Beatles’ Abbey Road Live – Celebrating 50 Years Of The Iconic Album Live In Concert

THE BEATLES’ ABBEY ROAD LIVE
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Iconic Album Live in Concert

Featuring: Kram (Spiderbait), Mark Wilson (Jet), Davey Lane (You Am I),
Darren Middleton (Powderfinger) and Special Guests

ANNOUNCING FINAL SHOWS AS ABBEY ROAD LIVE EXTENDS
TO HIT MAJOR REGIONAL CENTRES

Kram (SPIDERBAIT), Mark Wilson (JET), Davey Lane (YOU AM I) and Darren Middleton (POWDERFINGER) — collectively known as ARC — have announced an extension to their hotly anticipated Abbey Road Live tour this August, to play three new shows in Newcastle, Wollongong and on the Gold Coast, in celebration of The Beatles’ Abbey Road’s 50th anniversary.
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Live Review: Born of Osiris + Chelsea Grin + Diamond Construct at Newcastle Hotel, Newcastle – June 23, 2019

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Born of Osiris at Newcastle Hotel – 23 June 2019
Photographer : Ben Hosking

It might have been a chilly, wet Sunday night outside, but within the cosy confines of the recently-rebranded Newcastle Hotel, piping hot modern metal was cooking up a storm. While we missed local opening act The Wandering, Taree progressive metal four-piece Diamond Construct continued their evolution from awkward teens to stage-pounding purveyors of dissonant chords and brutal breakdowns. Their latest release is garnering them some deserved attention and tonight’s almost-cruelly short 25-minute support slot shows they can impress even on a tight timeline.
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Photo Gallery : Born of Osiris + Chelsea Grin + Diamond Construct at Newcastle Hotel – 23 June 2019

Photographer : Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au

Born of Osiris at Newcastle Hotel – 23 June 2019

Born of Osiris at Newcastle Hotel – 23 June 2019
Photographer : Ben Hosking

Tour Details – Born of Osiris + Chelsea Grin – Co-headline Australian Tour – June 2019

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Nikkita Ra Releases New Single ‘747’ + Announces 2019 Tour Dates

Sydney based Indie Electronic artist Nikkita Ra has unveiled her new single and music video ‘747’

Nikkita has also announced a run of tour dates to celebrate her new release.
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Tour News : Grinspoon ‘Chemical Hearts’ National Tour : Oct-Nov 2019

Legendary Aussie rockers Grinspoon have today announced their epic Chemical Hearts national tour, set to make its way around the country in October and November, supported by The Hard Aches, Gooch Palms and Bugs. In celebration of the tour, the band will be releasing a Chemical Hearts vinyl record on the day the tour kicks off (October 11) with a tracklist that will offer fans a nostalgic taste of what’s to come at the shows.
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Tour News : DIESEL – Sunset Suburbia Australian Tour : Oct-Dec 2019

Australian hit machine Diesel has today announced the Sunset Suburbia project: a trilogy of EPs leading into an album in 2020. And to coincide with the release of new music, Diesel will hit the road once again this October. With his powerhouse band, Diesel will showcase songs from all three Sunset Suburbia EPs, plus hits and fan favourites spanning 30 years of music making.
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Tour News : THE DANDY WARHOLS – 25th Anniversary Australian Shows

Get Ready For A Massive Concussion of Rock and Roll with The Dandy Warhols as they’ve just announced they’ll be heading to Australia to perform a special run of shows to celebrate their 25th Year Anniversary. The band will be performing in Melbourne at the Forum on Sunday 3rd November and in Sydney at The Enmore Theatre on Wednesday 6th November.
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Live Review : Karnivool + Southeast Desert Metal at The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 30 May 2019

Words and Pics: Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au

This reviewer hadn’t had the pleasure of seeing the mighty Karnivool live since 2012 and 2013 on the Asymmetry tour. Both of those gigs were held at Sydney’s Metro and the Big Top respectively – much larger venues than Newcastle’s Cambridge Hotel.
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Photo Gallery : KARNIVOOL at The Cambridge, Newcastle – 30 May 2019

Photographer: Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au

KARNIVOOL at The Cambridge, Newcastle – 30 May 2019
Photographer: Ben Hosking

KARNIVOOL at The Cambridge, Newcastle – 30 May 2019

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Tour News : The Pinheads ‘Is This Real’ Album Tour – August 2019

The Pinheads
‘Is This Real’ Album Tour
Tickets On Sale at thepinheads.net
New Album Out Tomorrow via Farmer & The Owl / Inertia

With their second studio LP, ‘Is This Real’, exploding onto the airwaves tomorrow Wollongong weirdos The Pinheads have today announced an east coast album tour this August.
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