Newcastle has always played host to international bands. It’s just that it has never been with the same kind of frequency of our neighbours south to Sydney. In fact, my very first proper concert experience was Pantera when they played the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on their Far Beyond Driven tour.
‘Elephant in the Room’ – one of the centrepieces of So We Can Remember lashes out at 21st century ignorance and avarice and is about as challenging as any slice of rap music in this brave new post-Kendrick world. The Vine
Thundamentals are not stopping. Now announcing a tour that coincides with the 12-month anniversary of their 3rd LP So We Can Remember, the Blue Mountains crew have not had much time for visits home lately. Since first single ‘Smiles Don’t Lie’ went gangbusters the guys have been adopted, loved and championed all over the country. Continue reading Thundamentals – Elephant In The Room Tour – 2015→
IRON REAGAN are no strangers to the art of crossover. Comprised of Tony Foresta (vocals), Phil Hall (guitar), Mark Bronzino (guitar), Rob Skotis (bass), and Ryan Parrish (drums), between them they fill, or have filled the ranks of Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse and Darkest Hour alike.
Canadian post hardcore pioneers, Silverstein have sold over 1 million records in their 15 year career, and this year their breakthrough album Discovering The Waterfront turns 10! The album gave the band their first Top 40 chart debut and brought them a whole new audience via their faster, more energetic songs.
Silverstein lead the rise of aggressive, melodic punk in the early 2000’s and cultivated a sound and work ethic that set them apart from their peers. With 6 albums, countless EP’s, nearly 2000 shows and a million albums under their belts, they still strive to be better with each passing year. Continue reading Silverstein – Australian Tour – May 2015→
What do you get when you combine one of Australia’s best front men in the past 15 years and a former lead singer of a well-known international punk/rock band? Well on Sunday night the smell of sweat from long time music fans was obvious in the air as this question was answered. Phil Jamieson lead singer of Australian band Grinspoon and Scott Russo the Unwritten Law front man brought their acoustic Christmas extravaganza to the Novocastrians. Jamieson and Russo were first introduced to each other’s talent on the 1999 Warped Tour. They have remained close mates since. Continue reading Live Review – Phil Jamieson & Scott Russo at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – December 21, 2014→