Category Archives: Sydney

SOULFLY AND CITY OF FIRE ANNOUNCE OZ TOUR – September 2010

  If you favour metal in its most primal form, then prepare yourself, because this line-up is what you’ve been waiting for. Soulfly will team up with City of Fire and Incite for a triple International tour of the nation, starting September 7.

Most bands slow down with age – not Soulfly. More than 10 years since their self-titled debut album became a genre classic (and achieved Gold sales), they’re back, and they’re bringing their brutal heavy metal assault to the masses, showcasing their seventh album, Omen. Led by former Sepultura frontman, Max Cavalera, Soulfly have become an even fiercer, fierier and more furious metallic monster.

Well known for their collaborations with up and coming talent, Soulfly will share top billing with Vancouver five piece, City of Fire, featuring members from Fear Factory and Strapping Young Lad – Burton C Bell, Byron Stroud and Jed Simon.

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ART vs SCIENCE Announce New Single and Tour – Aug/Sep 2010

Sydney’s ART vs SCIENCE have crammed the kind of heady ascent experienced by the luckiest of bands into a timeline that belies their few short years. From regional pubs to national festivals to…trains, the three-piece have built a massive following on the basis of two simple abiding principles:

In doing so they’ve become a live powerhouse; selling out shows, ascending to festival favourites the nation over, staying up all night and sometimes right into the morning and regularly arresting the eyes and ears of all who witness their peculiar brand of madness. Or as one international headliner recently squeezed: “how am I supposed to follow that?” Continue reading ART vs SCIENCE Announce New Single and Tour – Aug/Sep 2010

Chicago, America and Peter Frampton touring Australia Oct/Nov 2010


Andrew McManus Presents announced that America, Chicago and Peter Frampton will be touring Australia for an unforgettable night of classic rock’n’roll favourites this October and November.

Grammy Award winning group, America, are celebrating their 40th anniversary and are excited to perform a mix of their greatest hits which included A Horse With No Name, Sister Golden Hair and You Can Do Magic. Continue reading Chicago, America and Peter Frampton touring Australia Oct/Nov 2010

Bon Jovi – The Circle Tour – December 2010

Rock’s global icons, Bon Jovi, return to New Zealand and Australia in December with a series of gigantic stadium shows as part of The Circle world tour. Bon Jovi will play Wellington, Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Brisbane.

The Circle tour will see the band spend much of the next two years on the road, performing a staggering 135 shows in 30 countries. This brand new stadium stage production coming down under is one of the biggest sets ever to be seen in this country. Powered by 800,000 watts of sound and containing close to 10,000 pounds of high definition video technology, it will blow fans away! Continue reading Bon Jovi – The Circle Tour – December 2010

The Amity Afflictions’ Youngbloods Tour – July 2010

Consistently one of Brisbane’s hardest working live bands The Amity Affliction will be embarking on a large scale national tour in July to launch their new album Youngbloods. The Youngbloods tour will incorporate a series of shows throughout July, and true to The Amity Affliction’s punk rock ethos the tour will be a mix of all age, under 18 and over 18 shows through capital cities and select major regionals.

This is no ordinary tour! To help them party hard The Amity Affliction has roped in a United Nations of Punk and Hardcore bands to help and will be ably supported at all shows by Misery Signals (USA), popular Melbourne moshlords Confession, and Flood of Red (UK).
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Enter Shikari Headline Australian Tour – September 2010

Enter Shikari return with their genre defying sound this September for their 1st Australian headline tour, with nation – wide support from Melbourne prog metalcore sextet, House Vs Hurricane.

Having twice visited our shores on board the Big Day Out and Soundwave Festivals respectively, this September sees Britains most explosive post- hardcore act Enter Shikari head to Australia for their first ever headline tour!
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Hungry Kids of Hungary “Shady Haze of Winter” Tour August 2010

Double-Pass Giveaway! We have double passes up for grabs to the ‘Hazy Shade Of Winter’ tour – Sydney and Melbourne shows! … See below for details.

  As announced by lead singer/guitarist Dean McGrath on triple j, Hungry Kids of Hungary will hit the road in August, embarking on, let’s call it, a pre-album release warm-up, bringing back to Aussie audiences what the world has been enjoying for the past two months. The band has toured extensively across America and the UK playing such famed venues as The Viper Room in Los Angeles, the Mercury Lounge in NYC, the Borderline in London and the Camden Barfly.

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Bedouin Soundclash tour October 2010

  Every once in a while a band comes around that fuses genres together like no other. The genres in question are punk and reggae; and the band is Bedouin Soundclash.

Their 2007 album ‘Street Gospels’ was near flawless. An unbelievable assortment of instruments played to perfection, unheard since the Wailers backed up Bob Marley.

It resulted in not just some of the best reggae outside of Jamaica, but some of the best reggae period. “Street Gospels is an inspiring demonstration of breadth.” – Alternative Press Continue reading Bedouin Soundclash tour October 2010

Train @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney Monday June 21, 2010 [Live Review]

Words and Pics: Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au
TrainHaving missed all but the closing bars of opening act, Victoria’s Ryan Meeking & The Few thanks to the perpetual and chronic lack of parking in Sydney’s Newtown and Enmore areas; I got into the warm and cosy confines of the iconic Enmore Theatre just before San Francisco chart botherers Train took to the stage.

Formed in 1994, the group shot to fame with their smash ‘Drops of Jupiter’ – a track that won them two Grammy awards and made the album double platinum in the US. After a three-year hiatus, the band returned with its latest album, ‘Save Me San Francisco’ in 2009 and is currently owning the Aussie charts with the single ‘Hey, Soul Sister’. Now that we all know who they are, it was a surprise to see the Enmore at less than capacity, considering that it isn’t the biggest venue in the city. Regardless, it was a pretty busy evening, with the audience full of well-dressed folk of wildly disparate ages- mainly female and in very fine voice each time vocalist Patrick Monahan pulled a rock move or hit a high note.
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Ashes Tour for Vodafone Ashes Test Series 2010/2011

After an almost embarrassingly easy 2009-10 summer of cricket, Ricky’s boys are understandably looking towards the impending battle agains the old enemy for the most coveted trophy in cricket, The Ashes. Over a century of tradition will descend on Australia for this 5 test series, as 11 men carry the weight of their respective nations on their shoulders. Nothing compares to seeing ball 1, day 1 of an Ashes test so get in early.

The five match Ashes Tour in Australia is are now on sale.
Australia vs. England, tickets.

The Gabba Ashes Test Nov. 25-29 2010
Buy 1st Ashes Test Day 1: Tickets for 11/25/2010 at The Gabba in Woolloonngabba.
Buy 1st Ashes Test Day 2: Tickets for 11/26/2010 at The Gabba in Woolloonngabba.
Buy 1st Ashes Test Day 3: Tickets for 11/27/2010 at The Gabba in Woolloonngabba.
Buy 1st Ashes Test Day 4: Tickets for 11/28/2010 at The Gabba in Woolloonngabba.

Adelaide Ashes Test Dec. 3-7 2010
Buy 2nd Ashes Test Day 1: Tickets for 12/03/2010 at Adelaide Oval in North Adelaide.
Buy 2nd Ashes Test Day 2: Tickets for 12/04/2010 at Adelaide Oval in North Adelaide.
Buy 2nd Ashes Test Day 3: Tickets for 12/05/2010 at Adelaide Oval in North Adelaide.
Buy 2nd Ashes Test Day 4: Tickets for 12/06/2010 at Adelaide Oval in North Adelaide.

Perth Ashes Test Dec. 16-20 2010
Buy 3rd Ashes Test Day 1: Tickets for 12/16/2010 at WACA Ground in East Perth, WA.
Buy 3rd Ashes Test Day 2: Tickets for 12/17/2010 at WACA Ground in East Perth, WA.
Buy 3rd Ashes Test Day 3: Tickets for 12/18/2010 at WACA Ground in East Perth, WA.
Buy 3rd Ashes Test Day 4: Tickets for 12/19/2010 at WACA Ground in East Perth, WA.

Melbourne Ashes Test (Boxing Day Test) Dec. 26-30 2010
Buy 4th Ashes Test Day 1: Tickets for 12/26/2010 at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, VIC.
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Sydney Ashes Test Jan. 3-7 2011
Buy 5th Ashes Test Day 1: Tickets for 01/03/2011 at Sydney Cricket Grounds in Sydney, NSW.
Buy 5th Ashes Test Day 2: Tickets for 01/04/2011 at Sydney Cricket Grounds in Sydney, NSW.
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Cassette Kids @ Oxford Art Factory, Sydney June 18, 2010 – with Howl and Kids of 88 [Live Review]

Review: Ben Hosking

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Cassette Kids

[Photo: Ben Hosking]
  It’s 8pm on a Friday night in busy inner-city Darlinghurst. Yet here we are, presented with an awesome parking space right next to the Oxford Art Factory (OAF) where Sydney darlings Cassette Kids are due to take to the stage in just a couple of hours. Supported by New Zealand’s Kids of 88 and Victoria’s Howl; it was to be an interesting night of music, full of pop, and at times dance-infused rock.

First up was NZ’s Kids of 88 who tonight were boasting a full band line-up including a live drummer and guitarist. This more organic delivery of well known electro tunes such as ‘Ribbons of Light’ and ‘Just a Little Bit’ had the rapidly growing crowd moving. The group provided a lively and entertaining performance that will no doubt win them some new fans this side of the Pacific.

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Goldfrapp – Brisbane Show Added To Headline Tour – July/August 2010

BRISBANE SHOW ADDED TO HEADLINE TOUR
Goldfrapp have added a one and only Brisbane show in the lead up to their Splendour in the Grass appearance, announcing a performance at The Tivoli on Friday July 30.

Tickets go on sale this Thursday June 24, through Ticketek.

Goldfrapp will play only two other headline shows, with dates in Sydney and Melbourne.

Alison Goldfrapp burst back onto our airwaves this summer with roller-disco perfect Rocket, the lead single taken from her brilliant, fifth album Head First, released last month through EMI. Continue reading Goldfrapp – Brisbane Show Added To Headline Tour – July/August 2010

Cartoon Network’s BEN 10 LIVE: Power of the Omnitrix – Sep/Oct 2010


Something BIG is coming to Australia! The Australian premiere of Cartoon Network’s BEN 10 LIVE: Power of the Omnitrix is set to tour major arenas around the nation in September and October 2010 in time for school holidays.

Everyone’s favourite boy-hero, Ben Tennyson, and his alien heroes will come to life on stage in BEN 10 LIVE, a show filled with cool stunts, incredible action and awesome special effects. Continue reading Cartoon Network’s BEN 10 LIVE: Power of the Omnitrix – Sep/Oct 2010

Cassette Kids @ Oxford Art Factory, Sydney June 18, 2010 – with Howl and Kids of 88 [Photo Gallery]

Photographer: Ben Hosking
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Headliner: Cassette Kids
Supports: Howl and Kids of 88
Venue: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Date: June 18, 2010
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