Category Archives: Newcastle

AS PARADISE FALLS + ENFIELD announce NSW Tour Dates 2014

as paradise fallsRad Records has announced that metalcore outfit As Paradise Falls are set to bring their distinctive blend of pure brute and high energy performance to the ravishing land we call New South Wales. Joining them on these dates will be Gold Coast’s very own Enfield, supported by an array of Aussie locals such as Save The Clock Tower, Awaken I Am, Arteries, The City At Night, To The Grave and many more.

Hailing from the sunny suburbs of Brisbane, Queensland, this act is one you definitely do not want to miss. As Paradise Falls played their first gig in 2010 and since, have been working hard to rise above the local music scene masses. They are a band that has earned every opportunity through sheer dedication and perseverance. Combining their love of mainstay hardcore and metal bands such as August Burns Red, I Killed The Prom Queen, Whitechapel and more. As Paradise Falls are proving to be a favourite within the local music scene.
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ANVIL Australian Tour – November 2014 – Supports Announced

AnvilHammerin’ the Anvil… its time for some metal on metal so turn it up for the one true hope in hell as ANVIL make their much awaited return to Australia from the 6th of November in Perth… and after a bunch of interviews over the past weeks Lips and the lads are super excited to be coming back.
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Live Review + Photos | Thirsty Merc @ Wests, New lambton – October 22, 2014

Review and photos by: David Jackson
Thirsty Merc @ Wests, New lambton
Give me twenty good reasons, well to be honest after last night I could give you four hundred. That was the size of the crowd that ventured out on a Wednesday night and witnessed this unique three piece last night on stage in Newcastle.
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DREAM ON DREAMER ”….And The Light Pulled Me Back” Tour | October-December 2014

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Dream On Dreamer (DOD) are pleased to announce the …And The Light Pulled Me Back Tour. After dropping the new single “Darkness Brought Me Here” to the delight of their fans, the band are pleased to follow up the huge demand with a run of 18+ and All Ages shows along the East Coast.

2014 has been a turbulent year for the band with drummer Aaron Fiocca fighting cancer and a member change with the addition of Chris Shaw (ex House Vs Hurricane) on bass. This would be too much to handle for most bands but DOD are stronger than ever and are currently busy writing their third album scheduled for release in 2015. Aaron is now fighting fit and smashing the drums with huge beats and as a whole the band are really excited for the future. DOD can’t wait to test some new material live, plus also play all the fan favorites.
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Don Walker Announces ‘Live at the Caravan’ with the warm neighbourly sound of The Suave Fucks‏

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Don Walker releases a brand new live album, recorded at Melbourne’s Caravan Club, featuring songs from the acclaimed album ‘Hully Gully’ and the vast Don Walker catalogue.

Walker has few peers, if any, in illuminating the darker underbelly of the Australian psyche, whether he’s performing with Cold Chisel, Tex, Don and Charlie or solo. Angry women, luck-chasers, heartbroken prodigals who don’t smell good and anyone who just wants to throw the afternoon away on a game of pool – they’re all still there recorded live.
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Photos + Live Review | The Chantoozies @ Wests New Lambton – October 19, 2014

Words and photos by David Jackson

The Chantoozies consisting of Ally Fowler, Eve Von Bibra, Angelica Arnott and Tottie Goldsmith are back.

Taking to the stage and opening with their hit “Love The One You’re With” the girls were energetic and truly having fun. Backed by a 4 piece band their sound was full and their vocals flawless.

The set included a number of covers, most notably the girls version of The Church’s “Under the Milky Way” and a new version of the 70’s Promises classic “Baby It’s You”.
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JOHN LEGEND ‘The All of Me Tour’ December 2014 with special guest Dami Im

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The supremely talented, #1 charting neo-soul singer JOHN LEGEND is set to thrill his Australian fans this December.

Legend today announced a national headline tour in support of his fourth highly acclaimed album, Love in the Future, featuring six-times platinum ARIA #1 single All of Me.

An Evening with John Legend – teaming the multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter with his super talented band plus a guest string section – promises an intimate show not to be missed, featuring Legend’s intoxicating vocals and incredible musicianship.
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Live Review | Hot Chocolate at Wests New Lambton – October 15, 2014

Review and photos by David Jackson

Hot Chocolate @ Wests New Lambton

Sipping hot chocolate on a cold night is anyone’s idea of pleasure, watching one of the most successful bands of the 70’s play live is perhaps double this.

With a career spanning some 44 years and a huge catalogue of hits, Hot Chocolate entered the stage. Lead by relatively new singer Kennie Simon (Simon joined as lead vocals in 2010) and followed by original members Patrick Olive (Bass), Harvey Hinsley (guitarist) and Tony Connor (drummer), they opened the set with “Everyone’s a Winner”.
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Sea Legs Announce Tour – Nov & Dec 2014 and Jan 2015

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SEA LEGS ANNOUNCE MORE TOUR DATES + MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘CHRISTOPHER STRONG’

Central Coast indie pop revellers on the rise Sea Legs have just released additional touring dates and a DIY music video for their latest single ‘Christopher Strong’.
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Live Review | Reece Mastin – ‘Wolf In The Woods’ Tour @ Newcastle Panthers – September 26, 2014

Review by David Jackson

Reece Mastin
The Newcastle Panthers auditorium was full of young eager fans on Friday night ready to rock out with Reece Mastin.

Supporting Reece is three piece outfit “The Kin”. This band is solid and entertaining, the fact the drummer does not use sticks, they have no bass and the band opted to move the show to the floor which looked more like a religious chant than a concert only added to the night.
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Guards of May Announce East Coast Tour – October to December 2014

Collision CourseBrisbane’s busiest alternative rock act, Guards of May, have been punching out their debut album in the Loose Stones studio on the Gold Coast. Now they are giving people the first look and listen of the new material with a single entitled ANNOTATA and are touring Australia from October-December with a whole heap of their pals, alongside Jericco, Circles, Caligula’s Horse, Sydonia, Young Lions and more.
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Davey Lane announces Australian Tour – October/November 2014

Davey Lane image copyUnfolding with unparalleled velocity in 2014, the notorious chord-slinging cowboy Davey Lane is ready to beam his new soundscape upon the intelligent universe. Dubbed ‘Atonally Young’, the debut album sees an adjusted trajectory for Davey, spinning with calculated control into intrinsic song writing territory. Upon the 3rd October release, Davey will embark on a national orbit with a five-date tour, kicking off the supernova in Ballarat presented by the Music and Field Recordings.
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VIOLENT SOHO announce massive 23-date ‘No Sleep Til Mansfield’ tour

_R0P0530_VS_300dpiresizeFifty-six weeks ago Violent Soho unleashed their third studio album Hungry Ghost to the world and upon doing so, set off a chain reaction of events that no one could have predicted. Coming in at #6 on the ARIA album charts and remaining in the top 50 for over a year, Hungry Ghost has seemingly become a favourite amongst hoards of punters not only in Australia, but also around the world as fans passionately continue to share the record with their mates.
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