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Album Review : Quinn Sullivan – “Midnight Highway”

Review by Peter Coates
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Quinn Sullivan is another young blues guitarist, already classed as a “prodigy” at 17 years old by some fairly credible media (Rolling Stone and The Washington Post), and when Billy Gibbons reckons you have mastered the blues, and Buddy Guy says “Players like Quinn come along once in a lifetime” you get the idea that there could be something special about this guy.
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Album Review : THUNDER – ‘Rip It Up’

Review by Peter Coates

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It is sometimes hard to try and set aside the fact that I have been a fan of this band for nearly 35 years and listen to a new record with an objective viewpoint – from club shows as Terraplane, and then the arena support slots when they were the next great hope of British Rock, through to the farewell show in 1999, and the next goodbye in 2009, and the triumphant UK tour in 2015. I haven’t loved everything they’ve released, but I do like most of it! The last album, Wonder Days, was a mighty return to their absolute best, so following that up was always going to be a challenge.
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Neil Finn joins the Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017

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Bluesfest is excited to announce that Neil Finn and his band are joining the Bluesfest line up. Finn, along with his bands Split Enz and Crowded House are responsible for some of Australia’s most beloved songs including ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’, ‘I Got You’, ‘Something So Strong’, ‘Better Be Home Soon’, ‘Weather With You’ and ‘Four Seasons in One Day’. It will be a magical Monday at Bluesfest indeed as Finn and his band end the festival with a set that will leave hearts full and faces smiling.
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Helen Shanahan releases new single and video ‘I Only Hide’

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Helen Shanahan has announced the release of her stirring new single, I Only Hide. In I Only Hide, Helen offers considerate comfort to those who suffer from anxiety; a comfort that only true empathy can provide. The song is fittingly accompanied by an honest and heartfelt video, featuring the pertinent storyline of ‘the two Helens’ and was produced in collaboration with Danny Martin and Elliot Smith of Villanova Music (Tim Minchin). Helen will play a coveted slot at the Perth International Arts Festival on March 4, 2017.
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All Our Exes Live in Texas premiere New Single ‘Boundary Road’

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Just weeks before the release of their highly-anticipated debut album When We Fall on March 3, All Our Exes Live in Texas premiere their latest heartbreaking yet ever-so-stunning single and video for ‘Boundary Road’. The video drops just moments before the ladies board a plane to take the US (once again) by storm, playing showcases at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City and then SXSW in March. One thing is clear; it’s the Exes’ world, and we are lucky to be living in it!
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Midnight Oil announce “The Great Circle 2017” World Tour

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Legendary Australian rock band and agitators Midnight Oil today announced their first World Tour in over two decades. They also unveiled plans to release three archival box sets including a collection called “The Overflow Tank” which will contain more than 14 hours of previously unreleased and rare material.
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The Darkness Melbourne Headline Show SOLD OUT – 2nd show announced!

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Well THE DARKNESS fans are standing up and putting their hands in their pocket as the first Melbourne Show on Wednesday 3rd May at 170 Russell, Melbourne sold out in less than 30 minutes!! We are now able to announce a second and final Melbourne show on Friday 5th May @170 Russell, Melbourne (18+). Tickets for this show are ON SALE NOW! Just go to: http://selecttouring.com.au/tours/the-darkness/
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The Living End Announce Regional Supports + Special Guests For Upcoming 2017 Tour Shows

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The Living End’s 2017 run of Australian shows has received a high-octane injection today, with the announcement that a huge line-up of incredible local talent is set to guest alongside the Aussie punk rock legends for their upcoming Staring Down The Highway regional tour.
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Aaron Keylock: Cut Against The Grain

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Touted as one of the UKs hottest acts by Kerrang!, Total Guitar, Metal Hammer & Classic Rock, 19 year old Aaron Keylock has received rave reviews in advance of his highly anticipated debut album Cut Against The Grain – out today. The young gunslinger headed to LA to record Cut Against The Grain in 2016 with producer Fabrizio Grossi who has previously worked with Alice Cooper, Dave Navarro, Slash and Zakk Wylde. The album highlights a prodigious young British rock talent completely at one with his guitar, blasting out his first songs with a raw and powerful attitude.
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