he Bronx don’t take their responsibility to deliver unforgettable nights to Australian audiences lightly. In anticipation of their arrival this June, the five-piece from Los Angeles have announced which quality local acts they will be sharing the stage with.
Continue reading The Bronx | East Coast Australian Tour – June 2014 | Supports Announced
life is noise has announced the support acts for Earth’s upcoming Australia tour in June 2014.
In Brisbane, feast your ears on the hypno-blues of Dreamtime before they steal away to work on album number three. But first: bear witness to Morricone-styled westerns and the dark sludge of A Savage God – made up of No Anchor’s Alex Gillies and cast of some of Brisbane’s finest.
In Perth, Rachael Dease of Schvendes and the award-winning production ‘City of Shadows’ returns to the stage to debut her new band. She’ll be joined on the night by sound manipulators and guitar experimentalists Craig McElhinney and The Tigers’ Chris Cobilis, performing as a duo.
Continue reading EARTH (USA) Australian Tour June 2014 – Tour Supports Announced
Apparently you can’t build a tour out of muffins, but Melbourne post-punk loons The Sinking Teeth are out to prove otherwise on a ten date, five state tour this June/July. The tour will celebrate the release of their new single ‘You Can’t Build A Bike Out Of Muffins’, which will be released in coming weeks. The track is the first single from their second EP Salt & Stitches which will be launched on the final date of the tour at The Workers Club in Melbourne on July 26.
In between being naked on stage supporting Calling All Cars and taking promo jobs dressed as Freddo Frog to pay for studio time, The Sinking Teeth have spent the last six months chipping away at writing and recording Salt & Stitches, a follow up to White Water which was released in October of last year.
Continue reading The Sinking Teeth announce ‘You Can’t Build A Bike Out Of Muffins’ Tour
The Blackbird tour will see Dan Sultan touring for close to two months, visiting every state in the country including capital cities and smaller, regional towns. Sultan will be backed by a full band at all shows, with gig-goers in capital cities treated to a little extra glitz from a big-band set-up.
The past few months have seen the award-winning Melbourne artist deliver smouldering live performances – both in support of Bruce Springsteen and on his own ‘Under Your Skin’ headline dates.
Continue reading DAN SULTAN | ‘Blackbird’ tour announced
Touring Australia for the first time since the brutal Failed States album was released in 2012, Propagandhi bring their celebrated and feared combination of punk rock and melodic hardcore to ten shows in nine cities this May/June!
Their first release on Epitaph Records, Failed States willfully careens between brazen metallic tendencies and the ragged punk rock roots of Propagandhi’s earlier work, further raising the lyrical and musical bar set by their critically-acclaimed 2009 release, Supporting Cast(e). One of the band’s most forward thinking and musically varied albums to date, Failed States reaffirms the Canadian four piece as not only one of the most consistently innovative bands musically, but as a damning voice in socio-political affairs.
Continue reading Propagandhi “You Call That A Knife?” Australian Tour 2014 – Supports Announced
All great music cities have rare treats that can be found in the underground. PHIL SMITH is one of those rare treats.
The new PHIL SMITH album “Year Of The Dog” is without an emotional filter. It is stripped bare on every level in the great tradition of albums like Nick Drake’s “Pink Moon” and Ryan Adam’s “Heartbreaker”.
Since it’s release, “Year Of The Dog” has been receiving rave reviews with particular favor towards PHIL’S well-crafted songwriting. Noel Mengel from The Courier Mail described PHIL SMITH’S music as “a beautifully understated example of Americana songcraft.”
Continue reading Phil Smith Announces Album Tour For ‘Year Of The Dog’
By popular demand, Meat Puppets have once again extended their upcoming Australian tour, adding two shows at Melbourne’s Ding Dong Lounge on Tuesday 27th May and Wednesday 28th May.
At the first show (27th), Meat Puppets will play a short ACOUSTIC set that will include much-loved Puppets songs ‘Oh Me’, ‘Lake of Fire’ and ‘Plateau’ (best known from the performance with Nirvana, during the band’s iconic MTV Unplugged set in 1993).
Continue reading Meat Puppets | Australia Tour 2014
|After dipping toes in the bubbling grease of contemporary dance for Rockshow in Nov 2009 they dropped the strainer in the chip fryer, frittered away on some new years festival appearances along with a few shows in the past few months. Back in their classic 3 piece mode, after approaching Rockshow in this guise, and with Seja embarking on her own solo career they recently played some stand out performances (including Seja’s last keyboard stand with them) at the Brisbane Powerhouse 10th birthday… and sold out shows in Sydney and Melbourne.|
Back on the fries… they saturate the wrapper with new recordings, new tourings and a new soundtrack to cult classic Akira.
Continue reading Regurgitator National Tour 2010 – September 2010
|There are few self-managed independent Australian acts that can state, they’ve toured with the likes of Santana & Lauryn Hill, been broadcast live worldwide performing at Al Gore’s 2007 Live Earth and toured across the world captivating crowds, filling rooms & rocking festivals, from Sydney to LA, NY to London, Tokyo to Montreal, Berlin to Melbourne.|
Angus and Julia Stone’s sophomore album ‘Down The Way’ is the highest selling Australian Artist album for 2010.
The album debuted No. 1 upon release in March, holding for 2 consecutive weeks and has maintained a position at the top of the charts, this week moving back inside the top 10 and notching up sales of over 70,000 copies in the last two months, certifying it platinum.
The siblings return home next month from playing sell out shows across the UK and USA to headline the ‘Go Between Bridge’ concert in Brisbane. They then jet back to Europe to play festivals in Belgium, Holland and France and Latitude and Cornbury Festivals in the UK. Returning home to Australia again in July to play the ‘On The Bright Side’ Festival in Perth followed by ‘Splendour In the Grass’ and then into their headline national tour commencing in August and running through September. Tickets are selling fast with additional shows being added in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to cope with the high demand! Continue reading Angus and Julia Stone – ‘Down The Way’ Notches Up Platinum Sales
|Once again, KARNIVOOL, Perth’s hugely successful purveyors of heavy rock prove their popularity and status on the live music scene! With 8 shows on their national tour sold out the band is pleased to announce final extra shows to cope with demand for the New Day tour – their last national headline Australian tour for their Sound Awake album.|
|Joey Cape and Tony Sly are two names synonymous with modern punk rock, frontmen for leading Californian pop punk bands Lagwagon and No Use For A Name respectively. With each having accumulated over two decades worth of credibility and a burgeoning fan base around the globe, this dream team is set to tour Australia this May!|
[Photos: Anna Kanci]
|The last few months have seen brother and sister duo Angus and Julia Stone go from strength to strength. With a #1 Gold album (fast approaching platinum) and a national SOLD OUT tour under their belts the pair have since been touring the UK, Europe, USA and Canada, gathering further accolades. ‘Down the Way’ came in at #19 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart in the USA, #40 in France and have just completed their sold out UK dates,|
with The Times saying about the pairs shepherds bush empire show – ‘triumphant’. Angus & Julia go on to tour Europe then a headline spot at the UK’s biggest Music Convention/Festival – The Great Escape. Continue reading ANGUS & JULIA STONE August-September 2010 Tour!
|Following his hugely successful 2008 Australian live tour of his hit show Tinselworm, British comic and musician Bill Bailey returns down under with his brand new live show, Bill Bailey Live.
Kicking off on Thursday, 1 July in Newcastle, the tour will take in Newcastle, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Launceston, Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney, before culminating in Canberra on Friday 30 July.
Following his performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall and the resulting critically acclaimed BBC2 television broadcast, last autumn Bill enjoyed a very successful UK tour of his