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Live Review : Mariachi El Bronx – Manning Bar, Sydney – 2nd November 2016

By Meghan Player
Mariachi El Bronx at Manning Bar, Sydney - 2 November 2016 Photographer: Meghan Player
It’s been a pretty rad few days for fans of LA punks, The Bronx; who, having been added to the hectic bill of Violent Soho, Luca Brasi and Tired Lion – are currently doing a big old lap of our shores.
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Festival of the Sun 2016 Lineup Announced!

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Now twelve years strong, Port Macquarie’s Festival of the Sun (FOTSUN) is back in 2016, bringing more oomph than ever before. As Australia’s all-time favourite boutique festival, only the best of the nation’s live music scene has been hand-picked to play this year. Without further ado FOTSUN 2016 Deep Sea Edition is excited to present to you the smoking hot, drool-inducing lineup:
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THE HARD ACHES RELEASE NEW EP & ANNOUNCE NATIONAL TOUR – SEPTEMBER 2016

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It’s safe to say Adelaide indie-punk rock act The Hard Aches aren’t new to music. The slacker punks surged forward on a relentless touring schedule for the past few years, playing in venues as diverse as carparks, backyards, bedrooms & record stores, honing a sound that is unmistakably their own, brought to life by the technical brilliance of drummer Alex Upton and the frenetic guitarwork of Ben David. Now the duo is back with their new EP I Freak Out, which is already attracting attention on national radio and international buzz. I Freak Out will be released September 9th and is available to pre-order now.
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Luca Brasi – Australian Headline Tour – August 2016

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Tasmania’s most affable, goal kicking melodic punks LUCA BRASI have stormed into #18 on the ARIA Album Chart with their brand new, triple j feature album ‘If This Is All We’re Going To Be’. Today the band announce a headlining album tour for August, hitting the road with the UK’s Moose Blood and Adelaide heartbreakers The Hard Aches.
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The Smith Street Band – Australian + New Zealand Shows – June 2016 **Tour Update**

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One of Australia’s hardest working bands is at it again… Melbourne locals The Smith Street Band have barely stopped to take a breath since the release of their third album, 2014’s Throw Me In The River. Now before heading into the abyss to work on its follow-up, the four-piece have announced they’ll give Throw Me In The River one last run of live shows around Australia, and return to New Zealand for the second time.

Back in early 2015, shortly after two of the band’s biggest Australian tours to date, The Smith Street Band headed out to take Throw Me In The River around the world, touring through the UK, Europe and North America on several occasions, taking on Reading and Leeds Festivals (UK) and Belgium’s Groezrock. Not to mention homecoming performances at Splendour In The Grass, Poison City Weekender and their very own, and aptly titled, I Love Life Festivals in Sydney and Brisbane.

The Smith Street Band kicked off 2016 on the prestigious Laneway Festival tour. They then revisited the small Victorian country town of Forrest, where they recorded Throw Me In The River, to host the inaugural Weekend At The Wonk Festival, paying homage to the town that had treated them so well. In typical fashion, the band didn’t rest there, jetting straight to the US where they’re currently undertaking their first North American headline tour, playing sold out shows in New York, Philadelphia and Boston. Check out a video update from the band’s current adventures here:

Released to critical acclaim Throw Me In The River landed triple j album of the week and debuted in the ARIA top 20 album chart, scored the band a nomination for ‘Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album’ at the 2015 AIR Awards, ‘Live Act of the Year’ at the Rolling Stone Awards and took out the gong for ‘Best Live Band’ at The Age Music Victoria Awards. Single ‘Surrender’ came in at #69 in triple j’s Hottest 100 and their 7” release ‘Wipe That Shit-Eating Grin off Your Punchable Face’ donated all its profits to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

No stranger to top notch supports, the Australian leg will see The Smith Street Band joined by great friends and Tasmanian label mates Luca Brasi, touring in support of their brand new album If This Is All We’re Going To Be. Also on the bumper bill will be MC and multi-instrumentalist Joelistics and Melbourne’s Jess Locke Band.

This June, join relentless road warriors The Smith Street Band in celebrating and saying farewell to Throw Me In The River around Australia and New Zealand.

THE SMITH STREET BAND
with special guests Luca Brasi, Joelistics & Jess Locke Band

Friday June 3rd – Metro, Sydney – SOLD OUT
Saturday June 4th – Max Watts, Brisbane – SOLD OUT
Saturday June 11th – The Gov, Adelaide – SOLD OUT
Thursday June 16th – Max Watts, Melbourne – SOLD OUT
Friday June 17th – Max Watts, Melbourne – SOLD OUT
Thursday June 23rd – Kings Arms, Auckland*
Friday June 24th – Great Job, Palmerston North*
Saturday June 25th – Moon 1, Wellington*
Tickets on sale 9am Wednesday April 6th
Friday June 10th – Capitol, Perth
*TSSB only

www.thesmithstreetband.com

Kisschasy Announce ‘United Paper People’ Farewell Tour!

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KISSCHASY stand tall as one of the most successful and beloved Australian rock acts of the 00’s, and it is with equal parts great excitement and heavy hearts that the band announce their final tour, scheduled for this October. Giving some extra punch to this farewell excursion, the band are thrilled to announce they’ll be celebrating the ten year anniversary of their hit debut LP ‘United Paper People’ by playing the record in full, alongside other crowd faves. Joining Kisschasy on all dates is an act that generates all the same good-time, glowing feelings that they do: much loved Tassie punk rock guys LUCA BRASI.
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Live Review : You Me At Six + Luca Brasi at The Metro Theatre, Sydney – May 6, 2015

By Meghan Player
You Me At Six at The Metro Theatre, Sydney

With Groovin’ The Moo steadily making its way around the country – it’s only natural that a string of sideshows crop up in its wake. Most notably is tonight’s winning combination of punk rock meets pop rock.
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You Me At Six – Australian Tour 2015 – Local Support Announced (Perth)

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** Update **
AVASTERA are a unique and diverse band from Perth who have quickly landed stepping stones of distinct accomplishments and successes very early on in their career. To simply narrow them down and label them to one specific genre would not justify their unique sound, an interesting yet catchy blend of Alternative Rock, Pop-punk, Melodic Prog Metal, Contemporary Pop. Due to their well-crafted sound and consistent drive to take things to the next level, things can only get bigger from here for AVASTERA.

Catch them supporting YOU ME AT SIX in Perth!
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