Review: Denis Semchenko
Tonight’s crowd at The Hi-Fi is presumably identical to the one for The Charlatans on Wednesday night (I didn’t go, but a couple friends attended the show): not a lot of young people; Britpop aficionados and sporadic old-school goths rubbing shoulders with rowdy-looking UK expats. Additionally, the atmosphere – surprisingly for the venue – is exceptionally friendly and everyone seems to be here for a genuinely good time.
As often the case with touring overseas acts, the choice of an opening band is a trifle idiosyncratic. Rolling a cool name, busy hairstyles, drainpipe jeans, red Nord synth and spiky guitars into one indie-dance package, Melbournians Dead Actors Club are fun to watch for the first couple of numbers, but soon get predictable. We do, however, have a hoot when the quintet air a track that is The Bloodhound Gang’s
“Bad Touch” in all but name – in this era, any cheesy ’90s reference, whether purely coincidental or not, is likely to get a jolly response.
Continue reading Manic Street Preachers @ The Hi-Fi, Brisbane with Dead Actors Club, 13 November 2010 – Live Review
– Katy Perry
| Logitech and Michael Coppel are proud to present Katy Perry as she sets off on her biggest world tour yet, bringing The California Dreams Tour to Australia this autumn!
Following the huge success of her #1 album ‘Teenage Dream’, sassy pop icon Katy returns with her incredibly infectious pop for arena shows in her first Australian tour since August 2009’s Hello Katy Tour.
Since her 2008 breakthrough with the massive smash hit ‘I Kissed A Girl’ which spent six weeks at the top of the ARIA chart, Katy Perry has continued to top charts around the world. Lifted from her debut album ‘One Of The Boys’, the album is also home to hit singles, ‘Ur So Gay’, ‘Hot N Cold’, ‘Thinking of You’ and ‘Waking Up In Vegas’.
|U2 360° TO END YEAR DOWN UNDER
TOUR DATES IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
Live Nation Global Touring and Michael Coppel have confirmed that U2 will end the year with live dates in New Zealand and Australia. The U2 360° Tour will visit Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and the tour also includes U2’s first Perth date since Popmart in 1998.
Metallica – World Magnetic Tour – with special guests
Due to overwhelming demand, EXTRA SHOWS ANNOUNCED FOR MELBOURNE & SYDNEY!!!
Recognizing the insatiable demand which lead to virtual instant sell outs, leaving many fans lamenting, über rock gods Metallica have agreed to additional Australian shows! Continue reading METALLICA: NEW MELBOURNE & SYDNEY SHOWS!