Category Archives: Sydney

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.
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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.
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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.
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Buy 3rd Ashes Test Day 3: Tickets for 12/18/2010 at WACA Ground in East Perth, WA.
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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.
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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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Paramore – Australian tour announced! October 2010

  The stratospheric rise of PARAMORE has been swift and shows no signs of abating.

Announcing themselves in 2007 to an ever growing legion of fans with the brilliant, ‘Riot’, PARAMORE have registered one conquest after the next: selling out shows across the globe, gracing almost every Alternative/Rock magazine, “Artist of the Year” list and even earned themselves a Grammy nomination for ‘Best New Artist’.

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METALLICA: NEW MELBOURNE & SYDNEY SHOWS!

Metallica – World Magnetic Tour – with special guests

Due to overwhelming demand, EXTRA SHOWS ANNOUNCED FOR MELBOURNE & SYDNEY!!!

Recognizing the insatiable demand which lead to virtual instant sell outs, leaving many fans lamenting, über rock gods Metallica have agreed to additional Australian shows! Continue reading METALLICA: NEW MELBOURNE & SYDNEY SHOWS!

EXODUS AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND TOUR October 2010

  At the beginning of their career, EXODUS gained huge notoriety in the international underground scene as a result of the tape trading community. Their dynamic guitar riffing, adrenaline-inducing drum work, and bloodied live shows made all the difference in the band’s mission to take Bay Area Thrash to a worldwide audience.

By 1983, the band line-up included guitarist Rick Hunolt and bassist Rob McKillop and had inspired the likes of Metallica, Testament, Death Angel, and Vio-lence. EXODUS’ debut, the immortal, must-have, undisputed thrash classic Bonded By Blood was released in and a vast tour with Slayer and Venom propelled the band into a household name. Eight albums later, EXODUS still remain at the top of their game, continuing to dominate the charge and showing all in their path what classic metal is about. Continue reading EXODUS AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND TOUR October 2010

LITTLE RED “Rock It” Single and Tour Dates – July 2010

Melbourne melodicists Little Red have delivered the first single, ‘Rock It’, from their highly anticipated second album – and the response has been overwhelming. Premiered on Triple J’s breakfast show at the end of last week, the song has been on repeat rotation over recent days and has instantly received an official rotation add from the station.

Taken from the as-yet-untitled sophomore album (due out this September on Liberation Records), the song marks a cleaner, more hi-fi sound that was brought to life in collaboration with producer Scott Horscroft (The Temper Trap, The Presets, Silverchair). ‘Rock It’ is party music of the best kind: warm, infectious, straightforward and unadorned. It is the sound of a band moving even further toward a sound entirely their own, blurring their influences as they do the decades of classic pop they draw from.

Meanwhile, the band has announced a return to the live arena with a series of Rock It single launches around the country throughout July, culminating with a prime slot at the massive Splendour in the Grass festival. The lads have been one of the country’s most loved live acts ever since their emergence of a few years back, and it is standard practice that these shows will be a non-stop party of energy, huge melodies and good times. Fans will also hear the band premiering a selection of brilliant new songs from the forthcoming album. Tickets are sure to go quickly, so don’t hesitate.

The band’s next immediate step is London as they jet off to the UK this weekend to perform at next week’s Musexpo conference in London, as well as performing additional showcases over the following week. Their debut Listen to Little Red, a Top 30 hit at home, also received critical acclaim in the UK and anticipation is certainly high for these return shows.

‘Rock It’ the new single is OUT NOW on iTunes via Liberation Music.

LITTLE RED TOUR DATES
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THU JULY 8 Amplifier – Perth
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FRI JULY 9 Ed Castle – Adelaide
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THU JULY 15 Prince Band Room – Melbourne
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SAT JULY 17 Oxford Art Factory – Sydney
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FRI JULY 30 SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS Woodford – QLD (Sold Out)

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