US metal favourites PRONG will tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time ever this coming November for Nightmare Music. Founded by singer/guitarist Tommy Victor in 1986, the band has never made it to Australian shores at any point in their 28-year long career. But all that is about to change…
Continue reading PRONG: Australian Tour announced for November 2014
*** TOUR UPDATE ***
Tickets to Angus & Julia Stone’s Australian tour are flying out the door, with the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane shows now SOLD OUT, they have announced second shows in all three cities, due to overwhelming demand!
“This album is extraordinary. Angus and Julia are truly unique musicians. They are authentic and pure people who do things from the heart. I’ve never worked with anyone like them before’’ – Rick Rubin
Angus & Julia Stone are set to bring their critically acclaimed live show back to where it all began for a string of headline tour dates this September. The forthcoming tour will see the band perform many of their most recognized and well-loved tracks, along with exciting new material from the soon to be released third album produced by Rick Rubin.
Continue reading Angus and Julia Stone – 2014 Australian Tour – More Shows Announced!
Melbourne indie-rockers Kingswood have unleashed their latest single ‘I Can Feel That You Don’t Love Me’ from the forthcoming album ‘Microscopic Wars’ which will be released through Dew Process. Recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, the debut long-player sees the band team up with Grammy Award winning producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon) and is set for release Friday August 22nd.
Continue reading Kingswood announce new Single + Australian Tour
Brisbane’s hardcore champs, Bound for Ruin are taking one last run around the country with their brand new single, From Victim to Villain. Releasing the track as a single, signals the last release from their album “Oblivion” before they move into new album recording phase. The boys are taking the opportunity to do one great big last hurrah to the album for the fans and then are going to bunker down putting all of their effort into a new slab of their melodic hardcore for release in 2015.
They are taking the single all around the country, taking in QLD, NSW, VIC, SA and WA in a round-the-country run that would usually test the mettle (metal?) of many a band. They take in iconic venues around the country such as Crowbar in Brisbane, the Cooly at the Gold Coast, Bald Faced Stag in Sydney and The Basement in Canberra.
Continue reading BOUND FOR RUIN | ‘Victim To Villain’ Tour | June/July 2014 *UPDATED*
Duet Productions Presents
“I have been touring in Australia regularly since 1974, and have actually lost count of how many times I have been here, but I think this tour will be number 29. It is my second home and I love it dearly. This year I celebrated my 50th year in the business and it just felt like the right time to take my final bow. It’s a daunting prospect and one I am preparing seriously for. I want this to be a night to remember in every way….tears, laughter and lots of rock and roll. This has been my life. Nobody in the world rocks as hard as the Aussies….and from me that’s what they’re gonna get….foot on the gas and go. So looking forward to this tour” ~ Suzi Quatro
Continue reading SUZI QUATRO – FINAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Tim Woods & Phil Bathols present
The Beatles’ brilliant double masterpiece live on stage
BY POPULAR DEMAND
THE WHITE ALBUM CONCERT RETURNS!
With the original all-star cast:
CHRIS CHENEY, PHIL JAMIESON, JOSH PYKE & TIM ROGERS
The sold-out live rock phenomenon of 2009 is back: 30 of the Beatles’ most breathtaking songs performed with a 17-piece rock orchestra.
Continue reading The White Album Concert – July 2014 Tour Dates
The Kite String Tangle is the solo project of alternative electronic artist and producer, Danny Harley.
In 2013 Harley thrilled many with his gorgeous breakout single ‘Given The Chance’. The song went on to amass well over one million plays on SoundCloud and has seen The Kite String Tangle undertake two sell out tours of our country, a series of local festival appearances plus a trip to the US where he performed at the highly-regarded South By South West & Coachella music festivals.
Continue reading The Kite String Tangle – New Music + Tour Dates
Lennard Promotions and Max TV present the return of the incomparable Rick Astley on his Together Forever Australian 2014 Tour.
After thrilling Australian crowds in 2012 Rick Astley is back with his amazing band to deliver another run of shows across the country featuring all the massive global hits that have made him a household name and a few musical surprises along the way.
Continue reading Rick Astley | Together Forever Australia 2014 Tour Announced
Kate Miller-Heidke has the critics raving with her fourth studio album, and first independent release, O Vertigo! The album playfully redefines the boundaries of her unique style of indie pop whilst pushing her voice into uncharted vocal terrain. Made possible by the support of Kate’s army of loyal fans who funded the album through PledgeMusic in a record-breaking 3 days, it was released in March and garnered rave reviews along with a top 5 debut on the ARIA album chart.
Kate launched the album to her fans in capital cities with a sold-out series of intimate acoustic shows, featuring long-term collaborator Keir Nuttall on guitar and musical freak-genius John Rodgers on violin and piano. The trio will now embark on an extensive tour of regional centres to premiere songs from O Vertigo!, along with old favourites. Tickets for Kate Miller-Heidke’s national tour go on sale Thursday 22 May.
Continue reading KATE MILLER-HEIDKE announces national album tour!
Sometimes s#%t happens…Unfortunately the Toxic Holocaust & Skeletonwitch tour slated for April was cancelled at last minute due to Joel Grind from Toxic being diagnosed with a serious throat condition which required immediate action lest he lose his voice for good.
He is currently in recovery and sharpening the blades with his sights set on a November reschedule which will see the Holocaust back in our lands ready to rip them apart with their old school nuclear thrash attack. Their latest and greatest album, Chemistry Of Consciousness will be just over a year old by then so the songs will be refined into lethal weapons and the band will be a fine tuned wrecking machine.
Continue reading **CANCELLED ** Toxic Holocaust & Iron Reagan | ‘Venomous Infestation’ Australia & NZ Tour | November 2014
Forever the Optimist‘s message was received – the transmission about their album ‘Arecibo’ was heard loud and clear and now it’s time for them to visit those who received it and give them their mission – spread the word.
Forever the Optimist’s album ‘Arecibo’ transmitted on April 18, 2014 to all corners of the globe and the replies came back in earnest.
This new message comes in visual form with a promise attached – a visually stunning filmclip for single ‘End of Antics’ and a promise to bring the message to the people, live, throughout Australia.
Continue reading Forever the Optimist announce ‘Arecibo’ Tour Dates + Release ‘End of Antics’ Music Video
CORONER are touring again and for the first time ever here in Australia. Don’t miss out on this one… Visit Hardline Media for all tour details – www.hardlinemedia.net
Review by Scott Singh
Again comes that time of year where a mixture of locals and people from out of the state come together for a chilly day of good music at Groovin The Moo 2014 held at The University of Canberra. There was a clear distinction of who was a local and who wasn’t based on the apparel worn to combat the weather. Though, despite where you came from, the festival provided enough musical diversity to satisfy anyone’s quota for the day.
To start the day, Sweet Shoppe opened with a short but tenderising set that did intrigue many festival goers as they started their day. With a hypoactive sounds that sports a gifted female vocalist, the set was a great representation of the local talent coming from Canberra. It is always encouraging when locals make the effort to come out and support the band they enjoy at the start of the day.
Continue reading Live Review | Groovin The Moo 2014 | Canberra
Northlane will launch and headline the 2014 version of their own curated mini-fest this coming May around Australia. Free Your Mind 2014 will include five touring acts on it’s Australian leg, including international and domestic artists, with local slots to be chosen via a competition launching on March 6 on TheMusic.com.au
Each week a different touring act for Free Your Mind will be announced on Channel V’s “LOUD” program on Monday evenings. The schedule for each announcement is listed below alongside the dates.
Continue reading Northlane Presents “Free Your Mind 2014”
|The Summer Rhythm Festival debuted in December 2009 with an outstanding success. In 2011 the Festival looks to be bigger and better and continues to be a not for profit event, this year promoting Mental Health awareness.
The Festival, featuring 3 stages, is to be held on the grounds of Goolabri Resort, on the ACT border just minutes from Canberra off the Federal Highway.
Supported by the local community and presented by Strange Hours the festival aims to broaden people’s knowledge of mental health through a two day musical event.
The event will be on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th February, with overnight camping space available. This is a not for profit event, Summer Rhythm will make a donation to Beyond blue.