** Supports Announced **
Featuring foundation members Rob Younger, Deniz Tek, Pip Hoyle with Jim Dickson and other friends.
Radio Birdman, one of the pioneers of the high energy rock ‘n’ roll scene in Australia, will be playing a limited number of shows this coming October and November. These shows will be a unique opportunity to catch this legendary Australian underground band whose flame has influenced a multitude of current contenders. To make things ever better the band will be reissuing their formidable back catalogue, the demand for which never ceases.
Continue reading RADIO BIRDMAN AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2014 – ** Supports Announced **
Words and photos by David Jackson
The Chantoozies consisting of Ally Fowler, Eve Von Bibra, Angelica Arnott and Tottie Goldsmith are back.
Taking to the stage and opening with their hit “Love The One You’re With” the girls were energetic and truly having fun. Backed by a 4 piece band their sound was full and their vocals flawless.
The set included a number of covers, most notably the girls version of The Church’s “Under the Milky Way” and a new version of the 70’s Promises classic “Baby It’s You”.
Continue reading Photos + Live Review | The Chantoozies @ Wests New Lambton – October 19, 2014
Review and photos by David Jackson
Sipping hot chocolate on a cold night is anyone’s idea of pleasure, watching one of the most successful bands of the 70’s play live is perhaps double this.
With a career spanning some 44 years and a huge catalogue of hits, Hot Chocolate entered the stage. Lead by relatively new singer Kennie Simon (Simon joined as lead vocals in 2010) and followed by original members Patrick Olive (Bass), Harvey Hinsley (guitarist) and Tony Connor (drummer), they opened the set with “Everyone’s a Winner”.
Continue reading Live Review | Hot Chocolate at Wests New Lambton – October 15, 2014
SEA LEGS ANNOUNCE MORE TOUR DATES + MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘CHRISTOPHER STRONG’
Central Coast indie pop revellers on the rise Sea Legs have just released additional touring dates and a DIY music video for their latest single ‘Christopher Strong’.
Continue reading Sea Legs Announce Tour – Nov & Dec 2014 and Jan 2015
NOFX formed in Los Angeles back in 1983, a helluva year for new bands and one that gave birth to Alcatrazz, Trixter, White Lion, and any number of bands that are completely defunct and irrelevant in this day and age. That alone says something about NOFX‘s enduring popularity. Maybe they lasted this long because they were forged in the same fiery furnaces of the L.A. hardcore scene that gave us Bad Religion, Suicidal Tendencies, Germs and Descendents. NOFX sharpened their teeth in that tumultuous talent pool until they joined forces with Epitaph in 1989 and went on to release a string of crucial punk records. Their first major breakthrough came in the form of 1990’s Ribbed, still a fan favorite, followed up by now-classics White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean and Punk in Drublic, the latter selling well over a million copies. That was a wildly successful decade for NOFX as the band popularized the Warped Tour and was the flagship band for the skate/surf/snow culture of the 1990’s.
Continue reading NOFX Announce Australian Tour – November 2014 – Supports Announced
Brisbane’s busiest alternative rock act, Guards of May, have been punching out their debut album in the Loose Stones studio on the Gold Coast. Now they are giving people the first look and listen of the new material with a single entitled ANNOTATA and are touring Australia from October-December with a whole heap of their pals, alongside Jericco, Circles, Caligula’s Horse, Sydonia, Young Lions and more.
Continue reading Guards of May Announce East Coast Tour – October to December 2014
Unfolding with unparalleled velocity in 2014, the notorious chord-slinging cowboy Davey Lane is ready to beam his new soundscape upon the intelligent universe. Dubbed ‘Atonally Young’, the debut album sees an adjusted trajectory for Davey, spinning with calculated control into intrinsic song writing territory. Upon the 3rd October release, Davey will embark on a national orbit with a five-date tour, kicking off the supernova in Ballarat presented by the Music and Field Recordings.
Continue reading Davey Lane announces Australian Tour – October/November 2014
Joe Louis Walker has been a blues force since he was a 16-year-old kid playing guitar and backing the best of the best on the stages of his hometown, San Francisco.
JLW could spend hours sharing celebrity stories, having recorded or performed with stars such as B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Huey Lewis, Branford Marsalis and Ike Turner. Through his friendship with guitar great Mike Bloomfield of the Butterfield Blues Band, he also rubbed elbows with musicians including Jimi Hendrix, Steve Miller, Johnny Winter, members of the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane.
Continue reading Joe Louis Walker – Australian Tour Announced – October/November 2014
Fifty-six weeks ago Violent Soho unleashed their third studio album Hungry Ghost to the world and upon doing so, set off a chain reaction of events that no one could have predicted. Coming in at #6 on the ARIA album charts and remaining in the top 50 for over a year, Hungry Ghost has seemingly become a favourite amongst hoards of punters not only in Australia, but also around the world as fans passionately continue to share the record with their mates.
Continue reading VIOLENT SOHO announce massive 23-date ‘No Sleep Til Mansfield’ tour
*** TOUR UPDATE ***
Due to overwhelming demand The Mark Of Cain have now added an Adelaide show as a part of their 2014 national tour in support of new single Grey-11 (featuring Henry Rollins) and taken from the album Songs Of The Third & Fifth.
The local three-piece will perform at The Gov on December 5th with Adelaide-via-Melbourne two-piece King Of The North in support. Tickets for The Gov show will go on-sale this Friday 12th September.
And as it was for the March 2012 Australian tour and the exclusive Adelaide only dates in September 2013, The Mark Of Cain will once again comprise brothers John & Kim Scott with boy-wonder Eli Green behind the drum kit – recording skinsman John Stanier being unavailable for these shows.
Continue reading THE MARK OF CAIN | Adelaide show added due to overwhelming demand!
KillRockStar Big Dog Entertainment presents the triumphant Australian return of hardcore punk rock legends Dead Kennedys.
** Tour Update – Supports Announced **
Ahead of their Bedtime For Democracy Australian tour which kicks off at the end of the month, punk legends Dead Kennedys have just announced the full line up of local supports that will join The Bennies as supports for each capital city show.
Continue reading Dead Kennedys Announce 2014 Australian Tour – Supports Announced
Richard In Your Mind are thrilled to release their newest album Ponderosa – OUT NOW!
To celebrate the band have announced a series of east coast tour dates this October & November.
Ponderosa is Richard In Your Mind’s most melodic, dynamic and fun release yet. Created over the last 2 years the album is a meticulously crafted, joyous, and bizarre collection of songs showcasing a plethora of strengths from this unique band.
Continue reading Richard In Your Mind – New Album Release ‘Ponderosa’ and tour.
Review and Photos by David Jackson – Winding Creek Photography – for LifeMusicMedia.com
As the tattoo on her right arm so vividly displayed the words “let it bleed” this is what Courtney Love gave the audience in Newcastle on Friday night. It flowed not as a viscous fluid but in the form of a rampaging rant via a journey back in time. Although Hole is gone you could not help but draw a comparison. From the all-male four piece band to the constant trip back to the days of Hole with her saturated song list constantly exacerbating this successful stage of her career. I have no doubt this is what the forty year old plus audience came and were looking for. Taking to the stage wearing black stockings and knee high boots, gone was the trashy lingerie however Love’s underwear was strategically positioned over her pants. Resting her leg on her fold back, orange Rickenbacker positioned ready to strike, the band opened up with “Wedding Day” from Love’s new album “Died Blonde” then jumped right into a well-received Hole reunion with “Miss world” followed by “Plump”. “Hello Newcastle, your small not like the other Newcastle” referring to our English friends, this echoed with a smile from Love’s mouth. Sitting on a speaker smoking one of her famous “lucky strikes” Love let loose with “Honey” teasing the audience grinding on the speaker.
Continue reading Photo Gallery + Live Review | Courtney Love @ Newcastle Panthers – August 22, 2014