Not many people make art for the sake of art anymore. In an age of dwindling attention spans and pop songs based on samples of what came before them, we need bands like La Dispute more than ever—and their third full-length Rooms Of The House is evidence of why.
The band—which features vocalist Jordan Dreyer, guitarists Kevin Whittemore and Chad Morgan-Sterenberg, bassist Adam Vass and drummer Brad Vander Lugt—began work on Rooms Of The House in April of 2013 by renting a cabin in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. “The area where we were was pretty remote so we could focus on playing and not much else,” Vass explains. “It was just the five of us working on writing every single day for a month and pretty much the entire album came out of those sessions.”
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Good Life Music Festival, along with Future Music, Frontier Touring and Mellen Events, have always prioritised the demands of WA music fans and work hard to create the best festival experience for the public. It’s important to us that fans of different genres are able to experience the best festivals on offer in WA.
With this in mind, Good Life Festival has agreed to move our Monday 3 March event in WA from our original site of Joondalup Arena to Claremont Showgrounds, with the support of the venue and the local Council. We felt strongly about assisting Soundwave with the logistical issues they were faced with, as our finishing time is much earlier than Soundwave. This allows Soundwave to fully utilise Joondalup Arena and offer the experience they envision for their festival patrons.
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Prepare to go ape-shit as three banging, heavy hitting and all together powerful bands collide for Sidewave shows guaranteed to get you in the pit!
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2014 has started extremely well for Vance Joy, coming in at #1 on triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown, making it into the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart, performing his first Laneway shows and recently announced on the line-up for this year’s Groovin The Moo.
Vance Joy has confirmed a series of capital city shows during April and May. The shows will take Vance to Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne in between his Groovin The Moo performances.
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SuicideGirls – the sexiest, smartest, most dangerous collection of outsider women in the world are bringing their full Blackheart Burlesque Tour to Australia.
This unique tour is unlike any other Burlesque show.
“This show was something else. The girls, besides being gorgeous as hell, are amazing and talented on stage.”
(The Age Of Metal)
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In honour of their much anticipated crowd funded video, Twelve Foot Ninja have announced an Australian headline tour this March/April.
Twelve Foot Ninja broke crowd funding records when they raised $52,600 to make their new video clip – successfully crowd funding the highest financial target for a music video. As the controversial anti-cyber bullying video spreads like wildfire online, the band have announced an Australian headline tour aptly named ‘The Troll Burger’ tour in March/April, before making their grand return to the U.S. for a handful of festivals including Rock On The Range and Carolina Rebellion.
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Public Enemy announce some of the biggest names in Australian hip-hop as their supports, including Melbourne’s Mantra, Canberra’sCitizen Kay, and Brisbane’s Impossible Odds, with Adelaide’s DJ Sanchez and Melbourne’s DJ MzRizk filling out the DJ sets.
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With a huge 2013 behind them and a series of Big Day Out performances under their belts, The Jungle Giants have announced one last round of capital city dates.
The tour – which the band has lovingly named the ‘Tuss Tour’ – includes All Ages and Under 18s shows. It will also see The Jungle Giants take over the lane way behind historic Fortitude Valley venue Ric’s for ‘Ric’s Big Backyard’; a block party of epic proportions. The line up includes The Jungle Giants, Millions, Little Odessa, ShortStraw and Moses Gun Collective as well as DJ sets from some of Brisbane’s finest party DJs.
Continue reading The Jungle Giants – On Tour this March, April & May 2014
Local giants Bliss N Eso aren’t pulling any punches after a massive 2013 with the announcement of their biggest tour to date and what is sure to be Australian hip-hop’s most monumental outing ever. Illusive and Frontier Touring will be taking the Sydney trio on a goliath ‘Circus Under The Stars’ 15-date outdoor tour throughout April and May in support of their ARIA #1 album ‘Circus in the Sky’.
Continue reading BLISS N ESO | announce ‘Circus Under The Stars’ colossal 15-date outdoor tour with Horrorshow & Seth Sentry
CASPIAN have announced their first ever Australian tour dates for March 2014.
Known in post-rock circles for their impressive live show and melodic instrumental epics, the tour supports the release of their watermark record ‘Waking Season’ through Australian independent label Hobbledehoy.
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Legendary guitarist and songwriter, JEFF BECK, brings his revolutionary musicianship to Australia for headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth following a headlining Bluesfest performance.
Heralded as one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time, Jeff Beck began his career in 1966 as lead guitarist for iconic British rock group The Yardbirds, a band responsible for graduating Jeff, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton into the world of rock’n’roll.
From these early days and throughout his career, Jeff Beck has helped redefine and influence the role of guitar in rock music. Departing The Yardbirds at the height of their success, he embarked on what has been nearly four- decades of musical exploration, leaving a distinctive mark on hard rock, jazz-fusion and the evolution of modern music.
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Fiend Fest, Australia’s only crowd funded and crowd led festival of gothic, industrial and alternative music, culture and fashion now expands with a Perth date just announced! Featuring three of the biggest international names in the worlds of industrial, electronic and darkwave; Front Line Assembly, Leaether Strip and Clan of Xymox – along with a stellar cast of locals including Snog , Cold Divide, Shiv-R, The Dark Shadows, Noveaux, Viral Milennium, Novakill, Keller Kinder and many more to be announced! – Fiendfest crosses the country Anzac weekend with shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Tickets are now on sale!
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AUSTRALIA’S REGIONAL MUSICAL ODYSSEY GROOVIN THE MOO WELCOMES THE 2014 LINE-UP
OAKBANK | MAITLAND | CANBERRA | BENDIGO | TOWNSVILLE | BUNBURY
Produced nationally by Cattleyard Promotions and with Sunset Events in Oakbank and Bunbury
Presented nationally by triple j, Channel [V] and The Music
Team Groovin the Moo is in the highest of spirits to be welcoming a new bunch of Artists to take part in the regional Australian festival fun! With The Presets, Dizzee Rascal (UK), Vance Joy and Wave Racer to The Jezabels, Disclosure (UK), The Kite String Tangle, Violent Soho and Cults (USA) plus many more. The eclectic line up for 2014 is sure to provide another year of pure solid gold for the GTM community and all the new friends who will help to create GTM Oakbank South Australia for the very first time.
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In the 90’s the English town of Stourbridge became known for spawning three of the countries finest bands– Poppies aka Pop will Eat Itself, Neddies aka Ned’s Atomic Dustbin and of course the Stuffies aka The Wonder Stuff.
The Stuffies last played in Australia with Jesus Jones in 2011. They are returning for a headline tour in Feb/March 2014 performing their classic album “Never Loved Elvis” in it’s entirety!
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In a night guaranteed to make fans salivate, ROB ZOMBIE and KORN will take to the stage in Sydney and Melbourne with a feral, fiery and live ferocity that will be unmatchable!
A rock icon and auteur filmmaker with insight and unlimited vision, ROB ZOMBIE has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of music, film, and publishing. As a musician, ROB ZOMBIE has sold over fifteen million albums worldwide to date. Hellbilly Deluxe and Hellbilly Deluxe 2 were the albums that established Zombie as a solo artist after the breakup of multi-platinum group White Zombie. ROB ZOMBIE released his fifth solo album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor in April 2013 to world – wide critical acclaim!
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