Review and article photo by Courtney Laura
To say I was buzzing with excitement as I took my seat in Sydney’s Qantas Credit Union Arena waiting for Thirty Seconds To Mars is an understatement. Looking around the room, it was filling up nicely. The atmosphere was building and as London band the White Lies stepped onto the stage the room erupted ready to party with them.
The 5-piece band captivated with their raw, edgy sound and successfully pumped up the energy of the crowd in readiness for the headline act.
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Los Angeles sexiest, most glam rockers STEEL PANTHER are back, armed with the balls-to-the-wall, guitar rammed new album ‘All You Can Eat’, and it’s not a moment too soon. So far they’ve schooled us on ‘The Burden Of Being Wonderful’ and taught us how to ‘Party Like It’s The End Of The World’, now these legends, who are equal parts sex and guitar gods, will unleash such tracks as ‘She’s On The Rag’ , ‘Gang Back At The Old Folks Home’ and more. It’s a wall to wall party.
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Big beats, big hooks and big problems; an art so effortlessly realised by Brooklyn three-piece Wet and signature traits that today see them signed to the Dew Process family – a musical bloodline spanning the likes of London Grammar, Mumford & Sons, Sarah Blasko and Gossling.
The signing follows Wet’s recent stint at SXSW; four shows in short succession that saw them emerge a festival favourite, dazzling fans and industry alike.
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Photo credit: Krista Melsom
Dave Brockie –
August 30, 1963 – March 23, 2014
Jack Flanagan, manager of GWAR has issued an official statement:
“It is with a saddened heart, that I confirm my dear friend Dave Brockie, artist, musician, and lead singer of GWAR passed away at approximately 6:50 PM EST Sunday March 23,2014. His body was found Sunday by his band mate at his home in Richmond, VA. Richmond authorities have confirmed his death and next of kin has been notified. A full autopsy will be performed. He was 50 years old, born August 30, 1963.
My main focus right now is to look after my band mates and his family. More information regarding his death shall be released as the details are confirmed.”
Words by Denis Semchenko
It’s a gorgeous Thursday evening in the Queensland capital, the smell of the rain still hanging in the crisp air after an earlier downpour. Following a brisk walk to the Tempo, we are met with a killer blast of noise: that’s Hope Drone, eagerly conforming to their moniker by dousing the venue with bucketfuls of post-black metal (yep – everything is “post” these days) and death growls. It’s not all Cookie Monster-esque bluster, though – the quartet aren’t shy on melody and have their cleans and atmospherics down pat.
Continue reading Live Review | Caspian + Meniscus + Hope Drone @ The Tempo Hotel, Brisbane | March 21, 2014