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Festival News : National Celtic Festival – June 2019

National Celtic Festival 2019
Friday 7th – Monday 10th June | WG Little Reserve, Newcombe St, Portarlington Victoria

It’s time to get your Celt on! Grab your warmest tartan attire, pack the car with your favourite Celtic tunes or jump on the Port Philip Ferry and head down to the bustling Bellarine for the 17th annual National Celtic Festival.
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Live Review : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2019 – Day 3

By Wanda Hill

Bluesfest Day 3 – 20 April 2019
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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.
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Live Review : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2019 – Day 2

By Wanda Hill


Photo credit – Evan Malcolm

Bluesfest Day 2 – 19 April 2019
www.bluesfest.com.au

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.
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Live Review : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2019 – Day 1

By Wanda Hill

Bluesfest Day 1 – 18 April 2019
www.bluesfest.com.au

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.
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Tour News : BOBBY ALU – ‘Finally’ Tour – June 2019 (+ ukulele player search)

Continuing to bliss out and bless up, Bobby Alu today announces a run of intimate Australian headline shows, a nationwide call out for supporting ukulele players and the release of a stripped back rendition of latest single ‘Finally’.
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Mini Simmons (NZ) Release “A Way With Murder” Before Debut Australian Shows

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.
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Deadlights – Bathed In Venom (Official Music Video)

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.
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L7 Release New Album ’Scatter The Rats’ Friday 3rd May on Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records

The first L7 album in 20 years, Scatter the Rats embodies everything that made the band so iconic in the first place – the distortion-heavy riffs and head-banging rhythms, sludgy grooves and indelible melodies. And in their lyrics, L7 achieve a direct transmission of raw feeling, often spiked with biting commentary on the chaos of the world today.
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Photo Gallery : The Marcus King Band + Grim Fawkner at Northcote Social Club, Melbourne – 17 April 2019

Photographer: Peter Coates – Inside Edge Photography – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

The Marcus King Band at Northcote Social Club, Melbourne – 17 April 2019
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The Marcus King Band at Northcote Social Club, Melbourne – 17 April 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates

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Tour News : He Danced Ivy – Cutting It Fine – 2019 National Tour

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.

To celebrate, He Danced Ivy have released a music video for their track Cutting It Fine. Filmed during the launch of their EP ‘Optimistic Cynic’ at Crowbar in Brisbane, the video gives a good indicator for the wild times that are ahead on their first national tour.
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Tour News : Anna Calvi Australian Tour 2019

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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.
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Tour News : The Ultimate Triple Bill Kill – At The Gates + The Haunted + Witchery – April 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 Triple Bill Kill Tour has now announced a fourth show on Wednesday 24th April, at The Basement in Canberra. All 3 bands AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED and WITCHERY will be there on Anzac Day Eve so time to recover with public holiday the next day.
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THE DAMNED Announce Australian Tour 2019

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.
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Splendour in the Grass Sideshows 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.
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