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Live Review : RANDY HOUSER at Enmore Theatre, Sydney – 13 December 2018

Review and photos by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

Dallas Davidson is a name that many people will not know, and I reckon a chunk of the crowd who made it in to the Enmore from the storm outside might have thought he was the low-budget warm-up act doing covers of country number ones…..the thing is, Dallas wrote all of these for Luke Bryan, Jake Owen, Bake Shelton, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum…..so he really is entitled!
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Live Review: Dead Letter Circus + Circles at The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – December 13, 2018

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Dead Letter Circus at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 13 December 2018
Photographer: Ben Hosking

It feels like only yesterday that I was lucky enough to see Melbourne’s Circles supporting Tesseract at Sydney’s Metro Theatre. OK, so it was mid-September. However, in that time the band have been touring non-stop, including a jaunt to Europe and all that road time has paid dividends.

Despite already being a tight, taut and polished modern metal outfit, Circles dominated the Cambridge Hotel stage tonight with an obvious growth in confidence – not only in themselves, but also in the tracks off their latest album that make up the bulk of tonight’s set list. In fact, there didn’t seem to be a single song off their first EP to be heard. What's even more impressive is that they pulled this off with a fill-in bassist while Drew Patton was sidelined by a new baby. Just phenomenal.

Brisbane’s Dead Letter Circus has a long history of wowing audiences and listeners alike. Forming in 2004 (their debut album landing in 2010), singer Kim Benzie estimated that the band had played the Cambridge stage some six times over the years and tonight’s near-full house is testament not only to their memorable modern prog rock songs, but also a willingness to put in the long miles.

Tonight, they’re on fine form, with an extensive set list covering their entire catalogue. Some seventeen tracks have the Newcastle crowd wowed before a venue curfew sees them leave the stage without an encore. Frankly, if anyone is disappointed, they shouldn’t be. We were all treated to a night of some of this country’s best forward-thinking heavy music.

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Photo Gallery : Dead Letter Circus at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 13 December 2018

Photo Gallery : Circles at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 13 December 2018

Photo Gallery : Dead Letter Circus at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 13 December 2018

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Dead Letter Circus at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 13 December 2018
Photographer: Ben Hosking

Dead Letter Circus at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 13 December 2018
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Photo Gallery : Circles at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 13 December 2018

Photographer: Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au

Circles at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 13 December 2018
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Circles at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 13 December 2018
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Photo Gallery : Randy Houser + Dallas Davidson at Enmore Theatre, Sydney -13 December 2018

Photographer: Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

Randy Houser at Enmore Theatre, Sydney -13 December 2018
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Photo Gallery : Uncanny X-Men at Revesby Workers Club, Sydney – 30 November 2018

Photographer: Wendy Robinson

Uncanny X-Men at Revesby Workers Club, Sydney – 30 November 2018
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Uncanny X-Men at Revesby Workers Club, Sydney – 30 November 2018
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Photo Gallery : 2018 ARIA AWARDS – RED CARPET – 28 November 2018

Photographer: Josh Woning

Photo Gallery : 2018 ARIA AWARDS – RED CARPET – 28 November 2018
Photographer: Josh Woning

Photo Gallery : 2018 ARIA AWARDS – 28 November 2018

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Photo Gallery : Skillet at Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane – 17 November 2018

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Skillet at Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane – 17 November 2018
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New Music : Harts ‘Queens, Kings & All Big Things’ Album + Tour

Harts is the nom de plume of Indian-born, Australian-based musician, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music producer Darren Hart, whose singular blend of funk, jazz, blues, psychedelic rock, and indie electronic has drawn comparisons to Prince, Jimi Hendrix, and Lenny Kravitz, among others. Queens Kings And All Big Things, the latest album from Harts is due to be released on the 9th of November.
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They’re Back – Uncanny X-Men Reunite ‘Cos Life Still Hurts’ – National Tour!

80s pop/rock sensation Uncanny X-Men original lineup reunite, on their ‘Cos Life Still Hurts’ tour.

They can’t wait to get back on the road and perform for their loyal fans and play their chart-topping album ‘Cos Life Hurts’ Cover to Cover! The idea was spawned from a handful of performances earlier this year, when they realised the magic was still there and, it was like they had never stopped performing together.
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Live Review : Parkway Drive and Killswitch Engage at NEX, Newcastle – 27 October 2018

Words and Photos by Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au

Parkway Drive at NEX, Newcastle – 27 October 2018
Photographer: Ben Hosking – Hosking Industries

First a word of advice: It can really pay to check the opening times for a gig on more than one website! Thanks to an erroneous door time listing on one ticket website, this humbled reviewer ended up missing the brutal Thy Art is Murder.

Thankfully I didn’t miss the mighty Killswitch Engage, who tonight were playing the role of main support. For some, that might seem like an odd place for a renowned international act. However, when you look out across the sold out room at NEX in Newcastle (the old Worker’s Club), it seems like a pretty shrewd move and one that will no doubt win the Massachusetts band plenty of new fans off the back of a typically super strong performance.
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Photo Gallery : Parkway Drive and Killswitch Engage at NEX, Newcastle – 27 October 2018

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Parkway Drive at NEX, Newcastle – 27 October 2018
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Parkway Drive at NEX, Newcastle – 27 October 2018
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The Living End Announce First Ever Live Album On Limited Edition Vinyl

One of the greatest live bands this country has ever produced has today announced details for their very first live album release. As a special treat for their legion of fans (both local and overseas) The Living End will release a limited edition double LP on November 30. The LP set will feature the band’s recently released (ARIA # 3) album Wunderbar on purple vinyl plus the all-new Live In Europe 2018 LP on black & red vinyl.

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