|The most antipodean of holidays, ANZAC Day is coming up & Mistletone is celebrating by bringing New Zealand pop royals The Bats back across the Tasman. Following last year’s sold-out (and long overdue!) Sydney and Melbourne shows, The Bats are now finally coming to Brissy!
The Bats play The Troubadour on Saturday, April 24 with support from Greg Brady & the Anchors and The Deadnotes with The Legend!
Double Pass Giveaway to BIFFY CLYRO Brisbane show on 18th May! See below for details.
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|Biffy Clyro have announced new tour dates for Brisbane 18th The Hi Fi, Melbourne 19th The Hi Fi and Sydney 20th Metro this May.
Coming after the mammoth success of fourth album ‘Puzzle’, ‘Only Revolutions’ is a further step-up for the Ayrshire trio in an album filled with joy, grit & absolute determination. The new album, ‘Only Revolutions’ includes Top 10 Singles ‘That Golden Rule, ‘Mountains’ & ‘The Captain”.
|Iconic American psych-folkster Daniel Johnston toured Australia for the first (and possibly only) time earlier this year and, as is his habit, he researched and then invited a local artist to join him on stage as his ‘backing-band’. Honoured, Old Man River took up the challenge and on that tour Australian audiences for the first time heard music from the forthcoming album, simply titled – ‘Trust’. The excitement and reaction was undeniable. Old Man River has returned with something very special.|
Now Old Man River embarks on his first headline tour in more than 2 years Continue reading Old Man River Announces Headline Tour
From playing to thousands of screaming fans whilst supporting hipsters Cobra Starship and Owl City, to skydiving in their underpants whilst live on air for Austereo’s Hot 30: it’s all in a day’s work for Sydney band Amy Meredith. Next on the agenda is finishing off the current Oz tour dates with US stars Stereophonics and then it’s right into a national headline tour of their own with special guests TONIGHT ALIVE! All of this before they’ve even released their debut album, Restless, this coming June!
Continue reading Tour: Amy Meredith ‘Lying’ Tour – April-May 2010
The Frontier Touring Company have announced LA rock band Carney will perform a headline show at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney next Wednesday 31 March with special guests The Delta Riggs.
Carney, with their vivacious energy, broad versatility and polished instrumental talents, the captivating musicians meld blues with rock to create a sound that really moves you, a sound that is uniquely Carney.
Continue reading News: CARNEY headline show at Oxford Art Factory, Sydney 31 March 2010
By: Bek Grealy
Emilie Autumn’s performance was a two-hour theatrical extravaganza, a conceptual wing-ding that has only a tangential relationship to the normal procedures of rock ‘n’ roll. I recall Emilie’s My Space page a couple of years ago, which included portions of a predictable rock line of attack, and depicting evidence of this in the future events, with the maintenance of two support bands. It was, basically dubbed, a gig.
But now, it’s a show, and the difference is distinct. Emilie Autumn has taken a decisive step towards theatre. No support bands tonight – just an elaborately dressed stage, some equally elaborately dressed Bloody Crumpets, and Emilie Autumn the queen of the performance.
Continue reading Live Review: Emilie Autumn @ The Metro, Sydney – 18 March 2010
New Found energy, New Found purpose; New Found Glory is back in the ring.
|As opposed to the majority of their stale contemporaries, New Found Glory attacks each album with a breath of fresh air in a genre saturated with vocoder and neon. With an impressive catalog that hosts some of the most memorable pop punk songs of the past decade, their Epitaph Records debut ‘Not Without a Fight’, shows just how well they put their competition in a finishing headlock, “there’s no need to put up a fight, because New Found Glory takes the title by default.” – Absolute Punk|
NILE After two years since their last studio album “Ithyphallic”, mighty US-American technical death metal masters NILE are finally back with new and exciting material – “Those Whom The Gods Detest” is a landmark release in the field of all things brutal yet technically refined. This album serves up a massive death metal onslaught featuring all the trademarks of the band – relentless brutality, Egyptian mythology, Middle Eastern interludes and incredible guitar duels and will show all youngsters and newcomers just who is the leader of the pack. Nile return to Australia to devastate the hordes of extreme metal fans and deliver us a true death metal knockout blow. Continue reading NILE with Abigail Williams and Hate Eternal – Australian / New Zealand Tour – May 2010
|Is this the first ‘must have’ iPhone app for 2010? Apart from being packed with world-firsts, in the midst of your day do yourself a favor, get SURFit on your iPhone and escape to the beaches and surf of Sydney, for at least a few minutes!|
SYDNEY, Aust., 16th February 2010 – SURFit is a new iPhone app from SURFit.com featuring the famous beaches of Sydney Australia in a world-first, fun, interactive experience where you can control LIVE HD surfcams, optimized for 3G on your iPhone.
What makes this app so hot?
Continue reading SURFit iPhone App Best Yet for 2010?
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[Photo: Arfy Papadam]
@ Oxford Art Factory, Sydney – 1st February 2010
Photographer: Arfy Papadam
Photo Gallery: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2010 Brisbane inc. Wild Beasts
Interview: Wild Beasts’ Tom Fleming chats with Elize Strydom
Chugg Entertainment confirmed John Mayer’s seven-date tour of New Zealand and Australia this April and May, including concerts in Newcastle and Wollongong.
Bringing, in song, his latest on love, heartbreak and life lessons, it’s a wiser, more enlightened Mayer who, with the 70’s and 80’s California rock/pop sound of his new album, Battle Studies, heads to the Antipodes for a tour of the same name.
– John Mayer available at iTunes
The tour plays New Zealand first kicking off at Wellington’s TSB Bank Arena on Tuesday April 27 and Auckland’s Vector Arena on Wednesday April 28.
In Australia the tour starts at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on April 30, then Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on May 3.
Continue reading JOHN MAYER Touring Australia & New Zealand – April/May 2010
|Why don’t we let the squires at Metal Hammer begin our introduction to the brutality that is Alexisonfire and their brand new album ‘Old Crows Young Cardinals’; “A dense and beautiful heavy rock album with as many hardcore influences as progressive ones: rewarding and utterly gripping.”|
The summer heat was in full swing, but that didn’t stop punters from soaking up killer sets today, enjoying the first of two sold out Sydney BIG DAY OUTs. Capping off the show with an absolutely spectacular fireworks and fire cannon finale, the entire arena of Sydney Showground was lit up, as the BDO celebrated the eve of our 100th show.
With seven BDO’s taking place across the nation (today’s show following on from successful events in Auckland on Friday 15th January, and the Gold Coast on Sunday 17th January), a sold-out crowd of 53,000 music fans kept their cool despite the soaring temperature. Making the most of the free water fountains and water stations across the BDO site, festival-goers took in 70+ acts hailing from both Australia and beyond, proving yet again why the BDO is Australia’s premier live music festival.
UK trio MUSE headlined with an amazing set that had to be seen to believed – even inviting JET’s Nic Cester up onstage for a rendition of AC/DC’s “Back In Black”. LILY ALLEN seduced the crowd on the Orange Stage, while punters headed indoors to keep cool with SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO, GIRL TALK and CALVIN HARRIS in the Boiler Room. The Silent Disco also provided a reprieve from the heat.
Aussie artists showcased yet again why they rival the biggest overseas names when it comes to live music. The TEMPER TRAP lit up the Green Stage with a huge singalong to “Sweet Disposition”, while hip-hop kings the HILLTOP HOODS nailed it over on the Orange Stage.
In addition to the music, the BIG DAY OUT showcased a collection of visual art, including: sculpture that comes to life, progressive street art, film, and photography.
The fireworks and fire canon spectacular took place shortly after Muse left the stage. The BDO reaches a mammoth milestone tomorrow, with the second sold-out Sydney event – taking place Saturday 23rd January – marking our 100th BIG DAY OUT show.
St Johns Ambulance Commander, John Merlino reported that the majority of treatments across the day were heat related, including dehydration, exhaustion and sunburn. Despite this, figures were down on last year’s event.
Tomorrow’s show (Saturday 23rd January) is expected to be another scorcher with an early evening storm predicted. Organisers urge everyone attending to take the necessary precautions to ensure they have a happy and safe day.
Please keep hydrated by drinking lots of water, apply sunscreen before you arrive, and keep applying throughout the day. (Free sunscreen is available from the St Johns.) We strongly recommend you wear a hat.
>From Sydney, the BIG DAY OUT travels to Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. The line-up features some of the biggest names in the music world including MUSE, LILY ALLEN, DIZZEE RASCAL, PEACHES, KASABIAN, GROOVE ARMADA and many, many more.