10 years ago the bones of a beautiful old art deco theatre stood dormant in Morehead Street, Lambton. For decades prior, generations of people had passed through it’s doors. The spaces has had many incarnations, such as a picture theatre, a restaurant and even a roller rink. Once filled with laughter and sound but in 2009 it stood silent.
90 mins down the freeway was a legendary music venue called Lizotte’s. The kind of place that as a music fan, even if you hadn’t been there, you had heard about. The stories of moments that you wished you had been there when huge named artist played an intimate show to just over 100 people. Owned by Brian and Jo Lizotte’s and frequented by the who’s who of the music industry including brother Diesel. Continue reading Lizotte’s Birthday Bash – Newcastle – Saturday 2nd June 2019→
Back for another glorious lap around North Byron Parklands, Splendour in the Grass never fails to act as the exploding Supernova star, scattering dazzling sideshows all over Australian venues for a few sweet weeks in July every year. Continue reading Splendour in the Grass Sideshows 2019→
Karnivool, Fidelity Corporation & Billions Australia are very happy to announce The Praxis Tour 2019.
Praxis definition: the process of using a theory or something that you have learned in a practical way.
Karnivool was a sleeping giant in 2018, but the beast stirred in January of this year with a short run of dates in WA and SA leading into a headlining slot at the Unify Gathering festival in regional VIC. This jaunt was so well received (all shows sold out) and more importantly so much damn fun for the band that it only seems fair that they should visit the rest of Australia and remind their fans how unique the atmosphere is in the temple of Vool – the band were a little overwhelmed by how many messages they got from other cities in Australia asking for a visit – it had been awhile! Continue reading Tour News : KARNIVOOL ANNOUNCE THE PRAXIS TOUR 2019→
2018 was a massive year for WA’s Good Doogs. They released three singles (“Nothing To Do”, “So Dumb” and “Want That”) which all received significant radio airplay on triple j, triple j unearthed, and community radio around the country, a few hundred thousand streams, as well as packed up the van for four (yes, FOUR) laps of the country. Continue reading Tour News : Good Doogs announce “Nobody/Alone” 2019 National Tour→
Following the releases of 2018, The Middle and Altered States, progressive trio Cog are set to release their third single as they redefine their practice within the modern music landscape. In succession of 2008’s album Sharing Space, the Australian underground icons are running into 2019 with a track that will bring them closer to their followers, Drawn Together. Continue reading COG – ‘Drawn Together’ Single & 2019 Tour→
Coldwater DFU -the album Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission made in Memphis last year is finally ready for release and the band are keen to get around the country and play it to people. Like its predecessor The Big Don’t Argue – the album Mick and Wally recorded with WPA in Memphis thirty years ago – this is shaping up to be a record that will find its identity on the live stage. Continue reading Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission Coldwater DFU Album and Tour→
Legendary Scottish indie rockers Big Country return down under to Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of their classic album Steeltown. As an added Bonus they will play an Encore of Greatest Hits (In A Big Country, Fields of Fire, Chance, Look Away, Wonderland and more) Continue reading BIG COUNTRY Announce 2019 Australian and NZ Tour→
It feels like only yesterday that I was lucky enough to see Melbourne’s Circles supporting Tesseract at Sydney’s Metro Theatre. OK, so it was mid-September. However, in that time the band have been touring non-stop, including a jaunt to Europe and all that road time has paid dividends.
Despite already being a tight, taut and polished modern metal outfit, Circles dominated the Cambridge Hotel stage tonight with an obvious growth in confidence – not only in themselves, but also in the tracks off their latest album that make up the bulk of tonight’s set list. In fact, there didn’t seem to be a single song off their first EP to be heard. What's even more impressive is that they pulled this off with a fill-in bassist while Drew Patton was sidelined by a new baby. Just phenomenal.
Brisbane’s Dead Letter Circus has a long history of wowing audiences and listeners alike. Forming in 2004 (their debut album landing in 2010), singer Kim Benzie estimated that the band had played the Cambridge stage some six times over the years and tonight’s near-full house is testament not only to their memorable modern prog rock songs, but also a willingness to put in the long miles.
Tonight, they’re on fine form, with an extensive set list covering their entire catalogue. Some seventeen tracks have the Newcastle crowd wowed before a venue curfew sees them leave the stage without an encore. Frankly, if anyone is disappointed, they shouldn’t be. We were all treated to a night of some of this country’s best forward-thinking heavy music.