Review written by Natasha Wyborn
Nestled in the middle of Victoria some 90 minutes from the Melbourne CBD and around an hour from the New South Wales border is Mitchelton Wines a new addition to the A Day On The Green success story. New to the area and driving down from NSW I have to say it was an easy trip. The crowd around 6500 was parked and settled with ease. For the first time in years an abundance of volunteers and people assured this success a big tick in my mind. The walking distance from parking to the venue was less than 500 meters again another big tick. Inside the line up was guaranteed to be a success.
Joe Bonamassa has delivered Live at the Greek Theatre, a 22-track Double CD, Double DVD, Blu-ray, and 4-LP Deluxe Edition tribute to three of the greatest bluesmen to ever live – Albert King, B.B. King, and Freddie King. Live at the Greek Theatre showcases “The Three Kings” tour of 2015; a 14-date US amphitheater tour that culminated at famed Los Angeles venue The Greek. Bonamassa celebrates the trio of blues icons with over two hours of some the greatest blues songs ever written. The release includes a collector’s edition booklet, and several bonus features containing behind-the-scenes footage and more. Public TV and MTV Live, formerly Palladia, will broadcast the epic Blues tribute performances during their August and September schedules.
Wayward Angels are an all female bluegrass outfit who have been impressing audiences with their sweet vocal harmonies and picking prowess since forming in 2013, performing a dynamic variety of bluegrass covers and originals, seasoned with a dash of old-timey, alt country and instrumental tunes.
Following hot on the heels of last year’s critically acclaimed hit TITUS and 2014’s sell-out season of The Tempest, the Matilda award-winning Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble bring their next must-see theatre event TWELFTH NIGHT to Roma Street Parkland Amphitheatre from Aug 24 for a strictly limited season.
Sweet Jean are excited to share the video for their searing new single ‘Main Street’, ahead of their East Coast tour in support of their stellar new album Monday to Friday.
Having only recently released her critically acclaimed second album PANACEA, Sahara Beck is showing no signs of slowing down, with her busy touring schedule set to extend into the tail end of 2016. The 20-year-old, 3 x QMA winning singer-songwriter from the Sunshine Coast, has just announced she will be joining Ball Park Music for their massive, 17-date national album tour, which kicks off September 3, alongside Melbourne indie rockers The Creases, PLUS sets locked in for the upcoming Bello Winter Music Festival.
By Meghan Player
It’s the most glorious time of the year; Soundwave time. Where Australia goes into a frenzy of anticipation for, not only the festival itself, but the promise of sidewaves in between.
Tonight, Japan’s stadium rock icons One OK Rock kick off a triple-threat billing at the Big Top.
Jack Jones * Ciaran Gribbin * Darren Percival * Jackson Thomas
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE was the ecstatic pop symphony The Beatles wrote to throw their arms around the world on the first global satellite TV link.
Transcending time, generations, languages and cultural barriers like no act before, The Beatles remain the pop phenomenon by which all others are judged; their songs enshrined among the most indelible treasures of our age.
“This is a celebration of ‘Page Avenue’ and the 10 years of memories associated with it- YOUR memories, OUR memories, and an awesome opportunity to make brand new ones. This is our way of saying thank you.“ – Story Of The Year
STORY OF THE YEAR are returning to Australia in June to celebrate the Tenth anniversary of ‘Page Avenue’. One of the most revered and beloved rock albums in recent memory will be performed in its entirety, with hits such as Until The Day I Die, Anthem Of Our Dying Day and Sidewalks. In addition, a slew of fan favourites and a few surprises will be performed in one massive night.
Swooping across Australia the Screaming Eagle of Soul, Charles Bradley is back to mesmerise audiences with His Extraordinaires, to celebrate his second album Victim Of Love.
Already a hero and a favourite of Australian audiences, Daptone/Dunham alumni Charles Bradley and his all-star band (comprising of members of The Dap Kings, The Menahan St Band, Budos Band and others) will blow away audiences in both live music clubs and festival settings across the country with their super-charged soul sweetness. Bradley’s remarkable, against-all-odds rise has been well-documented – how he transcended a bleak life on the streets and struggled through a series of ill-fitting jobs – most famously as a James Brown impersonator at Brooklyn clubs – before finally being discovered by Daptone’s Gabe Roth. The year following the release of the incredible long player No Time For Dreaming was one triumph after another: a stunning performance at South By Southwest that earned unanimous raves; similarly-gripping appearances at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Newport Folk Festival and Outside Lands (to name just a few); and spots on Year-End Best Lists from Rolling Stone, SPIN, GQ, Paste and more.
Get ready for Rapture, a game-changing hip hop event curated by EMINEM, and presented by Dainty Entertainment, with ears tuned to the streets, and eyes locked on rap’s future.
Regular tickets go on sale Thursday 31 October, but VIP fan ticket packages are on sale straight away through premium ticket company Showbiz.
EMINEM has handpicked the now, and the next, for the debut dose of Rapture.
Rapture 2014 also stars Kendrick Lamar, J Cole and 360.
The video for Violent Soho’s single ‘Covered in Chrome’ – taken from the band’s acclaimed 3rd LP ‘Hungry Ghost’, out now through I OH YOU.
‘Covered in Chrome’ and ‘Hungry Ghost’ available at www.violentsoho.com
Click Here for VIOLENT SOHO ‘Hungry Ghost’ tour details.