Saturday got of to a great start with Rockwiz in the Jambalaya where hopeful players were spilling out the sides of the venue. After the quiz contestants were chosen the show got underway with an endless stream of guests including Ian Moss and Sarah McLeod arriving to play a song and join in with the teams. First guest for the day was Casey Donovan performing a cover of Queen’s ‘Don’t stop me now’ that Freddy Mercury would have been extremely proud of. Julia Zemiro hosted a witty and fun afternoon, artfully mixing music and politics making sure everyone was entertained and laughing. Turn up early for your chance to be a contestant when Rockwiz returns Sunday 1pm at Jambalaya. Continue reading Live Review : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2019 – Day 3→
Gazing out over a sea of happy faces all staring at a source of inspiration is one of the highlights of Bluesfest, a religious experience of sorts. Finding togetherness in appreciation for another’s artistic expression is the kind of non denominational worship that can heal old wounds and start new friendships. Whether you like an an artist or not it is hard to ignore the passion, talent and commitment required to build a career around music that lets you travel the world. What greater way to spend a designated holy day than watching people who have risen to god/dess status in our lifetimes and listen to the gifts they bring. Continue reading Live Review : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2019 – Day 2→
Bluesfest Day 1 – 18 April 2019
If you are wondering why people keep coming back to Bluesfest year after year for 30 years, it’s because there is always new and exciting music to discover here. Whether it be seeing an artist for the first time that you have never heard of that has actually been around for decades and is really famous somewhere else, or having the opportunity to see recently emerged artists from right here on your doorstep. Day 1 brought the Bluesfest crowd a taste of what is hot in Australia right now with Dallas Woods, Baker Boy and Ocean Alley all on the menu. Continue reading Live Review : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2019 – Day 1→
New Zealand’s Mini Simmons return with their electrifying third offering “A Way With Murder”. The new single is off their forthcoming debut album set for release later this year, including their second single “Southern Cold”, which had the four piece indie-rockers turning heard with a dalliance and more melodic, pop sensibilities which they have followed suit with a flare. Continue reading Mini Simmons (NZ) Release “A Way With Murder” Before Debut Australian Shows→
If there is one thread that ties every single human on this planet together, it is the raging voices inside our heads; the ones that loudly tell us what we are, and even louder still, tell us what we aren’t. Brisbane post-hardcore quartet Deadlights have never been ones to shy away from the analytical lens of the world around them, this time however the band has turned the lens inwards on their new single Bathed In Venom; using that lens to search for the strength to move forward. Continue reading Deadlights – Bathed In Venom (Official Music Video)→
He Danced Ivy are setting out on their first ever national tour with dates seven dates across May and June with dates in Brisbane, Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Sydney, Port Macquarie, Toowoomba and Melbourne.
Secret Sounds Presents ANNA CALVI – AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2019
Globally adored for her commanding voice, virtuosic guitar work and uncompromising bravery, English singer-songwriter Anna Calvi will be showcasing her latest masterpiece Hunter for Australian audiences this June as she pairs a performance at Tasmania’s beguiling Dark Mofo festival along with intimate shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Continue reading Tour News : Anna Calvi Australian Tour 2019→
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The ULTIMATE TRIPLE BILL KILL
Australia are you ready? Well you better be well prepared because we have seen nothing like this before. A 3 pronged attack of darkened, deathly Swedish majesty, in the form of AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED and WITCHERY are headed our way for a hellishly heavy Scandinavian assault for what is a possibly once in a lifetime tour.
THE DAMNED are the greatest surviving British punk band, bar none, still firing on all cylinders and breaking all the rules. This most spiritually chaotic of all punk groups have never been away, never surrendered their ideals, always forged onwards and when Lemmy of Motörhead famously referred to them as “the only real punk band” you know they are the real deal. Continue reading THE DAMNED Announce Australian Tour 2019→
Back for another glorious lap around North Byron Parklands, Splendour in the Grass never fails to act as the exploding Supernova star, scattering dazzling sideshows all over Australian venues for a few sweet weeks in July every year. Continue reading Splendour in the Grass Sideshows 2019→