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Review : Melbourne Guitar Show 2019 at Caulfield Racecourse

Review by Natasha Wyborn

www.australianmusician.com.au

Melbourne Guitar Show 2019 at Caulfield Racecourse Photographer: David Jackson

Caulfield, known worldwide for its racetrack, was overrun with guitar players, enthusiasts and fans alike over the weekend. The venue gave way for what has to be one of the best guitar playing line-ups in the festivals history. The event held under complete cover in the members grandstand drew fans and players alike to two days of guitar mania. From the moment you entered the building you were greeted by 50,000 watts of pure guitar shredding. This area of course was the trade component of the show where budding guitarists got to play and talk everything from the classics of Gibson and Fender and numerous independent and personal guitar makers who were on show. But it didn’t end there. Amplifiers with some wicked pedals and everything accessory wise to make even the most professional player salivate. All stall holders were more than generous with their time and experience. Over $75,000 was paid out for the most expensive guitar of the weekend confirming build the right instrument and they will buy.

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Joan As Police Woman – Solo Joanthology Tour 2019

Extraordinary New York artist Joan As Police Woman (Joan Wasser) returns to Australia in October 2019 launching her 3-disc extravaganza Joanthology with a very special series of solo shows.   

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Tour News : BILLY BRAGG ‘One Step Forward. Two Steps Back’ Australian Tour

Handsome Tours is thrilled to announce that Billy Bragg will be returning for a very special tour entitled “One Step Forward. Two Steps Back.” In each city Braggwill perform three unique shows on consecutive nights. The first night’s performance will feature Bragg’s current set, which ranges across his 35 year career. The second will see Bragg perform songs from his first three albums: his punk rock debut Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy (1983), its similarly raw follow-up Brewing Up with Billy Bragg (1984) and Talking with the Taxman about Poetry (1986). The third performance will see Bragg perform songs from his second three albums: the positively jangled Workers Playtime (1988), the pop classic Don’t Try This at Home (1991) and the back-to-basics William Bloke (1996). 
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THE MARK OF CAIN “Battlesick” 30th Anniversary National Tour – October 2019

The Mark Of Cain return to the stage this October performing their debut album Battlesick in its entirety.

Originally released in 1989 via indie Adelaide label Dominator Battlesick sounded like no Australian album before it or since. Tracks like Wake Up, Dead Man’s Mail, The Setback, Call in Anger and the title track addressed the fear of dreams, the threat of death, anger over disappointment and personal setbacks; not exactly the subject matter of an era when Kylie Minogue was queen and Ratcat were primed to become the pinnacle of the underground. It did not chart and in Australia it was barely heard out of Adelaide however, it’s resonance did find an audience even if that audience had to come from places farer rather than near.
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Kirk Fletcher (USA) 2020 Australian Tour announced

Considered one of the finest modern blues guitarists in the world and a bonafide can’t-miss live performer, Gerard Allman Events are proud to announce that Kirk Fletcher will make a welcome return to Australia in February 2020 – and this time he’s bringing his European band – Jonny Henderson on Keys and Bass and Matt Brown on drums – with him. Tickets to all shows are on sale now, with full tour details below.
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Event News : The BIG TOP Spectacular – ZIRK! CIRCUS

For the first time in Australia, ZIRK! CIRCUS – The Big Top Spectacular commences its national tour of Australia this July.
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Tour News : ARCHITECTS – HOLY HELL – Australian Tour 2019

As fans gear up for their arrival in just a few months, Architects have today confirmed that POLARIS and WHILE SHE SLEEPS will join them across their 5 date Australian tour, which kicks off at Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre on August 6 in support of the band’s eighth album, “Holy Hell”.

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Augie March announce ‘On The Quiet’ 10 year anniversary tour

Augie March announce ‘On The Quiet’ 10 year anniversary tour

In 2009, when it couldn’t get any bigger or louder, Augie March pared back and skirted the east coast with their ‘On The Quiet’ tour. A loose and informal approach to their acclaimed repertoire, this largely acoustic show was a huge hit with Augie fans, purist and tourist alike.
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Tour News : The Cat Empire Australian Tour 2019

The Cat Empire Australian Tour 2019

Australia’s kings of real good, feel good roots pop, The Cat Empire return home for another triumphant lap around the country this October and November still riding high on the success of their most recent studio album, Stolen Diamonds.
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Tour Announce: The Beatles’ Abbey Road Live – Celebrating 50 Years Of The Iconic Album Live In Concert

THE BEATLES’ ABBEY ROAD LIVE
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Iconic Album Live in Concert

Featuring: Kram (Spiderbait), Mark Wilson (Jet), Davey Lane (You Am I),
Darren Middleton (Powderfinger) and Special Guests

ANNOUNCING FINAL SHOWS AS ABBEY ROAD LIVE EXTENDS
TO HIT MAJOR REGIONAL CENTRES

Kram (SPIDERBAIT), Mark Wilson (JET), Davey Lane (YOU AM I) and Darren Middleton (POWDERFINGER) — collectively known as ARC — have announced an extension to their hotly anticipated Abbey Road Live tour this August, to play three new shows in Newcastle, Wollongong and on the Gold Coast, in celebration of The Beatles’ Abbey Road’s 50th anniversary.
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CRADLE OF FILTH Performing ‘Cruelty and the Beast In Full’ Australian and NZ Tour

CRADLE OF FILTH
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2019

Performing Cruelty and the Beast in full.

When you talk about classic albums shaping genres Cruelty and the Beast by CRADLE OF FILTH sits proudly and menacingly at the top of the tree for extreme music.
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Nikkita Ra Releases New Single ‘747’ + Announces 2019 Tour Dates

Sydney based Indie Electronic artist Nikkita Ra has unveiled her new single and music video ‘747’

Nikkita has also announced a run of tour dates to celebrate her new release.
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Tour Announce: Dita Von Teese Announces Her Return To Australia With The World Premiere Of The “Glamonatrix” Tour

The ever-dazzling International Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese, is set to return to Australia this November with the most lavish touring burlesque show in history with her all-new revue, DITA VON TEESE: GLAMONATRIX.
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