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New Release: Loose Jets – Loose Jets (Release Date: Nov 17, 2017)


Rock and roll music refines and unearths itself regardless of whether it’s in the zeitgeist. Good bands look forward as they look back, incorporating what they love with what feels good. In short, they keep on playing, and make albums that age well and write songs people find no matter what year it is.

N.C.’s Loose Jets’ self-titled full-length has ten songs with a mix of vibes beginning to end, led by two singers, and made from years of wisdom, playing in bands, and an unending desire for creating combustible, swagger-filled songs.
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Sharptooth “Clever Girl” Official Video

An archaic old saying espouses that “It’s better to be seen and not heard.” In the case of Baltimore, MD melodic hardcore upstarts Sharptooth, you could invert that as “It’s better to make a scene and be heard.”

Known for explosive live shows, battering ram energy, and provocative politically conscious messages, the five-piece—Lauren Kashan [vocals], Keith Higgins [guitar], Lance Donati [guitar], Phil Rasinski [bass], and Connor Mac [drums]—consistently leave a lasting impression on stage and on their full-length debut, Clever Girl [Pure Noise Records]. Often dubbed “the crazy band” since their 2015 emergence, the group lives up to that promise of unpredictability.
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PARAMORE to bring ‘Tour Four’ to Australia – February 2018


International rock superstars PARAMORE are making their highly anticipated return to Australia for their first headline shows in four years, bringing Tour Four to Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena and Brisbane’s The Riverstage this February. Paramore are touring in support of their ARIA #3 charting album After Laughter with special guests to be announced.
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Van Morrison ‘Versatile’

Following the massive success of his 37th studio album Roll With the Punches (which charted at No 11 on the ARIA Albums Chart this September), Van Morrison prepares the release of his 38th.

Versatile is positive proof that Van Morrison is built differently to other artists. One of very few British recording artists to warrant the description ‘living legend’, Van is currently working at a rate to put musicians a third of his age to shame; an ethic that harks back to his early days as a recording artist who’d easily release multiple brilliant long players within the space of a year.

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Live Review : Midnight Oil at Gateway Lakes, Wodonga- 3 November 2017

Review by Natasha Wyborn
Photos by David Jackson

Midnight Oil at Gateway Lakes, Wodonga- 3 November 2017

As Midnight Oil lead singer Peter Garrett belted out the lyrics to the Oils classic Blue Sky Mine “Hope the crumbs in my pocket can keep me for another night” to another sellout crowd on Friday night you couldn’t help but wonder that if the band was being rewarded exclusively in food this show would be worthy of a 10 course executive meal. Gateway Lakes Wodonga and a sell out crowd of over 12,000 was the current stopover on the bands Great Circle World Tour. The packed venue comprising of an audience of all ages was primed and ready for arguable Australia’s greatest band.
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Chelsea Wolfe : Australian + New Zealand Tour – March 2018


Seamlessly fusing elements of gothic-rock, folk, and doom metal, Wolfe will be performing in Wellington, Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and finally Perth throughout March of 2018.

Wolfe’s music offers a combination of the delicate and the crushing, brooding and visceral, lyrically steeped in introspective dread. The end product is a winning formula that has earned Wolfe critical commendation for the best part of a decade. Her latest release, Hiss Spun, unveiled in September this year, is receiving similar praise.

Wolfe has garnered a considerably larger audience since her 2012 shows. With the release of the critically acclaimed Hiss Spun, it’s expected that these shows will sell out quickly. Grab your tickets early – don’t miss out.

Catch Chelsea Wolfe on the following dates:

San Fran, Wellington – Friday, March 9
Whammy Bar, Auckland – Saturday, March 10 *SOLD OUT
Whammy Bar, Auckland – Sunday, March 11 **NOW ON SALE

Crowbar, Brisbane – Wednesday, March 14
Manning Bar, Sydney – Thursday, March 15
Max Watt’s, Melbourne – Friday, March 16
Badlands, Perth – Saturday, March 17

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THE ORIGINAL WAILERS (Featuring Al Anderson) – SEVEN additional shows added to Australian Tour


Due to Overwhelming demand, SEVEN additional shows added!

Reggae Royalty, Jamaica’s THE ORIGINAL WAILERS featuring Al Anderson return to perform the iconic BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS album LEGEND in Full, plus a special encore of Greatest Hits. A unique experience of the biggest Reggae act of all time is sure to have you swaying and singing along to songs that have captured fans from all generations.
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The Black Angels Announce Sydney & Melbourne Headline Shows – March 2018

Austin, Texas experimental rock majesties THE BLACK ANGELS will return to our shores next March. They’ve announced just two intimate headline dates to complement their appearance at the Golden Plains Festival.

Much loved locally for their commitment to balancing psych-rock with rock’n’roll dedication and fearless experimentation, the quintet will be drawing on their fifth studio album ‘Death Song’.
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BLUESFEST DELIVERS ANOTHER 16 WORLD CLASS ARTISTS FOR THEIR 2018 FESTIVAL


BLUESFEST DELIVERS ANOTHER 16 WORLD CLASS ARTISTS FOR THEIR 2018 FESTIVAL

YOUSSOU N’DOUR
SEAL
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD
JACKSON BROWNE
JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT
GOMEZ
RAG ‘N’ BONE MAN
THE ORIGINAL BLUES BROTHERS BAND
JIMMY CLIFF
THE WAILERS
BENJAMIN BOOKER
HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF
CANNED HEAT
WALTER TROUT
ANDRÉ CYMONE
THE TESKEY BROTHERS
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INCUBUS – Returning For Headline Shows March 2018


In 2018, INCUBUS will return to Australia for their first headline tour in six years to play three shows along the east coast in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. These shows will be the first chance for fans to hear new tracks like ‘Nimble Bastard’ and ‘Glitterbomb’ from their aptly titled eighth studio album, 8. As well as a plethora of hits from their expansive back catalogue spanning the past 20 years.
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Album Review : Supersonic Blues Machine – Californisoul

Review by Peter Coates

This is the second album release for the blues rock collective that is Supersonic Blues Machine – three great and well-respected musicians at the core of the band in Fabrizio Grossi (Bass), Kenny Aronoff (Drums) and Lance Lopez (Vocals / Guitar), and a bunch of “friends” guesting on the album and at the live shows the band gets to play.
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