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Live Review – Phil Jamieson & Scott Russo at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – December 21, 2014

Review by David Jackson
Phil Jamieson & Scott Russo at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
What do you get when you combine one of Australia’s best front men in the past 15 years and a former lead singer of a well-known international punk/rock band? Well on Sunday night the smell of sweat from long time music fans was obvious in the air as this question was answered. Phil Jamieson lead singer of Australian band Grinspoon and Scott Russo the Unwritten Law front man brought their acoustic Christmas extravaganza to the Novocastrians. Jamieson and Russo were first introduced to each other’s talent on the 1999 Warped Tour. They have remained close mates since.
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SOUNDGARDEN announce Sidewaves Shows

SOUNDGARDEN
SOUNDGARDEN is internationally recognised as one of the world’s most influential rock bands. With an exemplary career and GRAMMY®-winning catalogue, SOUNDGARDEN started a musical transformation that inspired a generation and helped redefine alternative and hard rock. With Cornell’s absurd vocal range, from the rich and piercing to the guttural and buttery SOUNDGARDEN deliver live performances that can still leave fans absolutely floored by the sheer energy and complexity of their show.
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THE SMITH STREET BAND – MAMMOTH “GET HIGH, SEE EVERYONE” TOUR 2015

Smith Street Band“Every inch of me is always itching unless I’m on a stage,” sings The Smith Street Band front man Wil Wagner on the opening tracks to their new record Throw Me In The River.

Barely resting since having spent November touring the country to promote the album, which sold out shows in every city including three sold out Corner Hotel shows in their hometown of Melbourne, the band announce their first tour of 2015.

In what has been a stellar year for the group, in which Throw Me In The River has received universal praise, been crowned triple j’s album of the week and debuted in the top 20 of the ARIA chats, 2015 will be much of the same for the band, already filling their calendar with national and international tour dates, including a second appearance at Belgium’s Groezrock Festival.
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PAPER LIONS Announce Australian Tour Dates + Appearance at Woodford Folk Festival

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Canadian Indie Rock outfit Paper Lions are preparing to take Australia by storm with a run of East Coast tour dates, starting with an appearance at the acclaimed Woodford Folk Festival, to celebrate the release of their chart topping sophomore album ‘My Friends’.
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Tour News | ARCHITECTS (UK) – 2015 Australian Tour

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Architects will make their return to Australia in April 2015 for what will be their first national headline tour since 2010. In September 2014 they did two small capacity headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne, selling each of them out in less than 48 hours. Joining them for the ride will be Stick To Your Guns (USA), Being As An Ocean (USA) and Stories (AUS).
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They’re Back! Scott Russo & Phil Jamieson Team Up For Christmas Shows

Phil Jamieson

They joined forces earlier this year for two SOLD OUT shows in Sydney and Melbourne, and now the rest of Australia will get the chance to experience Phil Jamieson and Scott Russo’s live show.
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Live Review | Radio Birdman @ The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – October 31, 2014

Review and photos by: David Jackson
Radio Birdman @ Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Last Saturday night in Newcastle one could be confused and think they had ventured into a time machine. Travelling back to the year of 1974 when founding Radio Birdman members Rob Younger, Deniz Tek, and Pip Hoyle with Jim Dickson were taking the stage for the first time in a sweaty pub in Sydney, armed with an array of attitude and a brand of unique music about three years ahead of its time. This type of music surely had no place in the Australian pub scene? The hell it doesn’t. This is every bit a part of music history as any other Aussie pub icon band in the last 40 years.
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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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