Lizotte’s Birthday Bash – Newcastle – Saturday 2nd June 2019

10 years ago the bones of a beautiful old art deco theatre stood dormant in Morehead Street, Lambton. For decades prior, generations of people had passed through it’s doors. The spaces has had many incarnations, such as a picture theatre, a restaurant and even a roller rink. Once filled with laughter and sound but in 2009 it stood silent.

90 mins down the freeway was a legendary music venue called Lizotte’s. The kind of place that as a music fan, even if you hadn’t been there, you had heard about. The stories of moments that you wished you had been there when huge named artist played an intimate show to just over 100 people. Owned by Brian and Jo Lizotte’s and frequented by the who’s who of the music industry including brother Diesel.
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Tour News : Gomez To Play ‘Liquid Skin’ Album On National Australian Tour 2019

Post-Britpop pioneers Gomez are returning to Australia this year to celebrate the upcoming re-issue of their seminal 1999 album ‘Liquid Skin’. They will be performing the album in full along with some of their biggest hits around Australia this November as well as a headlining slot at The Lost Lands in Melbourne to be announced soon.
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Tour News : Pearl The Girl – ‘Just A Phase’ Tour – May-June 2019

Sydney based Indie Rocker Pearl The Girl has just released her highly anticipated debut album ‘Just A Phase’.

Pearl has also announced that she will be embarking on a run of tour dates on May 15th to celebrate the album release.
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Tour News : RIDE Announces 2019 Australian and New Zealand Tour

Seminal Shoegaze legends RIDE return to Australia and New Zealand for their first headline tour in over 25 years thanks to SBM Presents!

Forming in Oxford, England in 1988, RIDE set the blueprint for the shoegaze scene with the release of their landmark debut album ‘Nowhere’- a timeless classic which spurred the emergence of a new generation of psychedelic bands to follow.

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Fast forward to 2019, RIDE returns with their highly anticipated sixth studio album ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’ due out August 16th via Inertia. The album’s first single ‘’Future Love’’ features their trademark kaleidoscopic wall of sound and is what Andy Bell describes as “a song about the beginning of a relationship, when everything feels possible.”

Comprised of Andy Bell, Mark Gardener, Loz Colbert, and Steve Queralt, RIDE have sold out headline tours around the world to a plethora of critical acclaim.

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RIDE Tour Dates
Thursday 29th August 2019 – Powerstation, Auckland
Saturday 31st August 2019 – Astor Theatre, Perth
Wednesday 4th September 2019 – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Thursday 5th September 2019 – Forum, Melbourne
Friday 6th September 2019 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

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Tour News : Joe Bonamassa – Australian East Coast Tour – September 2019

Blues-rock superstar, Joe Bonamassa, will be returning to Australia in September for four shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne for his first headlining tour since 2016.
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Tour News : THE STRUTS Young & Dangerous Australian Tour – August 2019

UK glam-rockers THE STRUTS will make a triumphant return to Australian shores this August. Currently on their Young & Dangerous world tour, the band will play shows at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel, Sydney’s Factory Theatre, and Brisbane’s The Triffid.
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Photo Gallery : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2019

Photographer : Ant Ritz

Featuring (in alphabetic order) : Colin Hay, Danny Spencer, David Gray, Deva Mahal, Fantastic Negrito, Gary Clark Jr., Ian Moss, I’m With Her, Imelda May, Irish Mythen, Jack Johnson, Jack White, The Saboteurs, Julia Stone, Keb Mo, Kurt Vile, Larkin Poe, Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul, ‎Little Georgia, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Mavis Staples, Melody Angel, Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Ocean Alley, Paul Kelly, Ray Lamontagne, Richard Capton, Ruthie Foster, Samantha Fish, Shakey Graves, Tex Perkins, The Marcus King Band, The War and Treaty, Tommy Emmanuel, Vintage Trouble

Bluesfest Byron Bay 2019
Photographer : Ant Ritz

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Live Review : Little Steven and the Disciples Of Soul at Enmore Theatre, Sydney – 25 April 2019

Little Steven and the Disciples Of Soul at Enmore Theatre, Sydney – 25 April 2019
Review and photos by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

I was probably expecting a more Springsteen-derived set based on my less than comprehensive knowledge of the Little Steven back-catalogue – knowing the songwriting link with Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes which also sits within that Jersey Shore guitar-based soulful blues/rock arena.
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Photo Gallery : Little Steven and the Disciples Of Soul at Enmore Theatre, Sydney – 25 April 2019

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Little Steven and the Disciples Of Soul at Enmore Theatre, Sydney – 25 April 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates

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Tour News : (hed) p.e. With Special Guests Nonpoint Australian Tour – June 2019

(hed) p.e. return to Australia for an encore run of shows following their successful tour in 2018 (their first in 5 years), thanks to Silverback Touring. The demand from fans was overwhelming. This time they are bringing Florida’s dynamic crossover metallers NONPOINT with them.
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Music Spotlight – 25.04.2019


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The Waterboys – Where The Action Is (Official Video)
The Waterboys – “Where The Action Is,” the title track and new single from their forthcoming album out May 24th 2019 via Cooking Vinyl.
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Tour News : Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – Australian Tour 2019

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are taking 2019 by the horns! Announcing a new single in ‘Bill’s Mandolin’, a new album in ‘And Now For The Whatchamacallit’, their largest national Australian tour to date as well as a highly anticipated appearance at SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS, new UK/European tour dates, international festival dates, a worldwide signing to Marathon Records and Australian signing with Caroline Australia, the Perth rockers have laid down the gauntlet for another busy, fruitful year.
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