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Live Review : Escape the Fate + Awaken I Am + Between Kings at the Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 2 June 2018

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It was a cold, wet night in Newcastle when Las Vegas band Escape the Fate rolled into town. But behind the storied walls of Newcastle's iconic Cambridge Hotel you'd have been forgiven for thinking it was a balmy summer evening – such were the conditions created by the teeming mass of bodies in attendance to watch the American rock band smash through its lauded 2008 album 'This War is Ours' in its entirety.
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Photo Gallery : Escape the Fate + Awaken I Am + Between Kings at the Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 2 June 2018

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Escape the Fate at the Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 2 June 2018
Photographer: Ben Hosking

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2018 Yours and Owls Festival Lineup

Angus & Julia Stone · Peking Duk · Alison Wonderland
Jungle Giants · Methyl Ethel · Ocean Alley · Hockey Dad · D.D Dumbo · Middle Kids · Cub Sport
Alex the Astronaut · Alice Ivy · Big White · Boy Toy · Clews · Dear Seattle · Destroyer · Didirri · E^st · Fritz Hellions · Jack River · Jess Locke · Johnny Hunter · Liars · Listener · Luca Brasi Maddy Jane · Mallrat · Mere Women · Mezko · Moaning Lisa · Nyxen · Obscura Hail · Pist Idiots · Polaris · Press Club ·Psychedelic Porn Crumpets · Rolling Blackouts Coast Fever · Step-Panther · Stonefield · The Vanns · Tiny Little Houses · Touch Sensitive · Tropical Fuck Storm · Tumbleweed · Yahtzel (Live) · You Beauty
+ PLUS MORE
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Live Review : JET + A. Swayze & the Ghosts at NEX, Newcastle – 29 May 2018

Review and Photos by Peter Coates

JET at NEX, Newcastle – 29 May 2018
Photographer: Peter Coates

15 years in the making, and Aussie rockers JET are back in the swing of it, using the 15th Anniversary of their debut album GET BORN as an excuse to get out and re-introduce themselves to the kids who bought the record back in 2003, and who are now in their early thirties and perhaps better able to appreciate quality songs and great live performance than they were!
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Photo Gallery : JET + A. Swayze & the Ghosts at NEX, Newcastle – 29 May 2018

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JET at NEX, Newcastle – 29 May 2018
Photographer: Peter Coates

JET + A. Swayze & the Ghosts at NEX, Newcastle – 29 May 2018
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Tour News : Parkway Drive – Reverence Australian Tour 2018

Byron Bay’s Parkway Drive have announced an Australian tour in support of their sixth studio LP, Reverence. Accompanying them on the seven date run will be American metalcore giants Killswitch Engage and fellow countrymen Thy Art Is Murder.
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Live Review: Red Fang + Drunk Mums + Black Rheno at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 11 May 2018

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Red Fang at the Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 11 May 2018
Photographer: Ben Hosking – hoskingindustries.com.au

Newcastle has always played host to international bands. It’s just that it has never been with the same kind of frequency of our neighbours south to Sydney. In fact, my very first proper concert experience was Pantera when they played the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on their Far Beyond Driven tour.

Still, it’s always exciting when a good international band gets booked into one of our remaining live venues. So when Red Fang announced a show at the Cambridge Hotel, you can bet this scribe had his hand up waving wildly like an excited kid at the front of the classroom with the answer to a geography question.
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Photo Gallery : Red Fang + Drunk Mums + Black Rheno at the Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 11 May 2018

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Red Fang at the Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 11 May 2018
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Red Fang at the Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 11 May 2018
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Tour News : Bob Dylan – Australian and New Zealand Tour – 2018

Chugg Entertainment has announced that, due to incredible demand, legendary music icon Bob Dylan has added a second Melbourne show to his Australian arena tour this August. The ‘voice of a generation’ will deliver back-to-back performances in Melbourne, taking in Margaret Court Arena on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th August.

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Chugg Entertainment is proud to announce that the legendary Bob Dylan will return to Australia this August for a string of arena shows. The cross-generational icon will take in capital cities across Australia, plus special one-off shows in Newcastle and Wollongong. See full tour dates below.
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Queens Of The Stone Age – Villains World Tour – Australia and New Zealand – August/September 2018


Australia, you can’t get enough. Queens Of The Stone Age – “the greatest rock band alive” say triple j – bring their Villains World Tour to Australia and New Zealand this August/September.
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Tour News : WAAX ‘Labrador’ Single Tour 2018

Australia’s most electrifying punk band, WAAX today release their walloping, brand-new single ‘Labrador’ via Dew Process / Universal Music Australia. To mark its release, the band are set to embark on a national tour next month. The twelve-show tour including an all ages early show in Sydney, kicks off on the Gold Coast on May 11, with triple j Unearthed feature artists Moaning Lisa announced as main support for all East Coast dates. Limited tickets are available for all shows.
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Photo Gallery : Darko + Mucho Sonar + Trashed Again at Small Ballroom, Newcastle – 12 April 2018

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Darko at Small Ballroom, Newcastle – 12 April 2018
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Darko at Small Ballroom, Newcastle – 12 April 2018
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ESCAPE THE FATE Announce Australian and New Zealand Tour 2018

ESCAPE THE FATE are headed back to Australia to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their highly praised ‘This War Is Ours’. With ‘This War Is Ours’ ESCAPE THE FATE came into their own exuding a spirit of chaotic mischief with each song firing like a cannon of pure rock genius. For the first time ever Australian fans will be treated to hearing the album in its entirety. But that’s not all! Fans will also be treated to Greatest Hits set to top it all off.
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The Smith Street Band Add A Stack Of New Shows To Their Massive Australian Tour

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The Smith Street Band’s inaugural Pool House Party smashed through Coburg Velodrome at the weekend, seeing the likes of Press Club, The Bennies, Bec Sandridge, Tired Lion, Baker Boy and more absolutely tear it up across two stages. With The Smithie’s at the helm and a roaring crowd in tow, there was never a doubt that this event was going to be a success.
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HURST – new single – “Rattle Kids”

Jumping on stages across Australia since 2014, HURST have been winning over strangers with their brand of butt shaking, foot stomping rock. In their few years, the bands energetic and engaging live act has seen them showcase at Australian Music Week, rock on festival stages, and share bills with Kingswood,and Fuel (USA).
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