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TKAY MAIDZA ‘M.O.B’ 2015 National Tour

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Fresh from slaying Laneway Festival audiences around the country, Tkay Maidza has just announced a national tour for her whip-cracking new single ‘M.O.B’ The first track from her upcoming and debut album is an anthem of ‘Money Over Bitches’ – mixing calypso beats with a lightning-fast emcee flow – delivered with Tkay’s now trademark energy.
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The Black Dahlia Murder – Australian & NZ Tour – June 2015

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Having dropped five genre-defining albums since forming in 2001 The Black Dahlia Murder have made it impossible to discuss melodic death metal without the mention of their name. They are hands down (or horns up?) one of the most popular bands in the extreme metal realm, TBDM will close off their touring cycle for their monstrous 2013 release Everblack with an Australian and New Zealand tour this June!
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Bluesfest Byron Bay 2015 – More Great Artists Announced

bluesfestBluesfest, held over the 5 Day Easter Long Weekend from Thursday 2nd to Monday 6th of April 2015 continues to build the buzz surrounding the festival by announcing the long awaited artist playing schedule with performance times and stages, yes: the whole enchilada!

Festival goers attending the 26th Annual Bluesfest, to be held at its custom built event site at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (just outside Byron Bay) will now be able to get out their highlighters and get busy planning their Bluesfest 2015 experience.

Five major undercover stages (and one busking stage) will be bringing world class artists and their favourite songs to the Bluesfest audience from day to night.
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Hot Dub Time Machine 2015 Australian Tour

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On the back of yet another marquee festival announcement with the regional Groovin The Moo in April/May, the unstoppable time-traveling maestro – Hot Dub Time Machine – announces the ONE AND ONLY Australian tour for 2015.
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The Smashing Pumpkins – Soundwave Sidewaves – Supports Announced

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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have landed and with them, the great news that their Australian set will feature the band’s most star studded incarnation yet featuring Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine on drums and The Killers’ Mark Stoermer on bass guitar.

The group have been wowing audiences around the world and have noted that for their Australian shows they will be playing all their top hits as well as songs from their best received album in over 10 years, “Monuments to an Elegy”.

In further great news, as if any more was needed, we can now confirm that GERARD WAY (of My Chemical Romance) and one of Japan’s biggest rock exports ONE OK ROCK will be providing support at the band’s headline shows.

*Please note that Sydney venue has changed to Big Top Luna Park due to production share with Soundgarden at the same venue. ALL TICKETS REMAIN VALID.

Read our Live Review: The Smashing Pumpkins @ Hisense Arena, Melbourne – 2nd August 2012

SHOW DATES:

MONDAY 23 FEBRUARY: MELBOURNE, FESTIVAL HALL – Licensed and Unlicensed areas available.
www.ticketmaster.com.au

WEDNESDAY 25 FEBRUARY: SYDNEY, BIG TOP LUNA PARK – Licensed All Ages.

www.oztix.com.au www.ticketek.com.au www.eventopia.co/ www.bigtopsydney.com

For tickets and more information head to
soundwavefestival.com / facebook.com/soundwavefestival / twitter.com/soundwavefest

Faith No More, Soundgarden & Slipknot – Soundwave 2015 – 2 Day Tickets Available at Viagogo

MÖTLEY CRÜE Announce Australian Dates For ‘The Final Tour’ – with very special guest ALICE COOPER!

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AUSTRALIA’S LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE BAND LIVE!

Legendary rock icons MÖTLEY CRÜE have, at last, confirmed dates for the highly anticipated Australian leg of their Final Tour, bringing along shock-rocker ALICE COOPER as very special guest.
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JEFF MARTIN ‘Returning From The Ocean’ Solo Acoustic Australian Tour 2015

jeff martinFollowing a mammoth year of recording and touring in Canada and Australia, JEFF MARTIN will hit the road in solo acoustic mode nationally from March through to May on his ‘Returning From The Ocean At The End’ tour.

Armed with a bunch of new material under his belt, don’t miss Jeff Martin as he performs around the country this Autumn. Expect to hear acoustic versions of tracks from ‘The Ocean At The End’, as well as some classic Tea Party…and the odd little surprise. Dates below:
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Machine Head announce Australian Tour – June 2015

image001Hailing from Oakland, California, Machine Head are one of the biggest names in Metal. Every worthwhile musical subculture needs its heroes and Machine Head have been just that for the past 20 years. Starting with the earth-shattering prescience of 1994’s “Burn My Eyes” and continuing up to 2014’s “Bloodstone & Diamonds”, they have constantly redefined the very notion of heaviness and are one of the few in modern times that can boast an unbreakable connection with the hearts and minds of the metal faithful.

Now Machine Head are bringing their phenomenal live performance to Australia, on a headline run all across the country. It is sure to be one of the best shows ever to come Down Under!
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ANIMALS AS LEADERS + NE OBLIVISCARIS Announce Sidewaves Show

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When ANIMALS AS LEADERS burst onto the scene in 2009, few would have predicted the band’s meteoric rise to the pinnacle of the progressive rock/metal world. ANIMALS AS LEADERS is revered worldwide as a trailblazing pioneer of modern heavy music and the group’s genre-defying compositions have earned extensive praise as true innovators. This hard hitting, face melting band is not to be missed!
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Interview with John Baxter of Five Mile Sniper

Interview by Stuart Blythe

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With the release of their debut album The Sound Of Trees, and embarking on their album launch tour, we caught up with Five Mile Sniper lead singer John Baxter for a chat.

First of all, congratulations on the release of your debut album – The Sound Of Trees.

Thank you, we’re proud of it.
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BENDIGO GROOVIN THE MOO SELLS OUT FOR 2015

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BENDIGO GROOVIN THE MOO SELLS OUT FOR 2015
Produced nationally by Cattleyard Promotions and with Sunset Events in Oakbank and Bunbury
Presented nationally by triple j and Channel [V]

Bendigo is the first of Groovin the Moo’s six show national tour to sell out in 2015!
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Tkay Maidza – new single ‘M.O.B.’ + Tour Dates

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Armed with fast flow, bossy beats and hella high shoes Adelaide emcee Tkay Maidza continues to stomp her way to the top of the rap-game today premiering her new single ‘M.O.B.’ from her highly-anticipated debut album dropping in 2015 via Dew Process/Universal Music Australia.
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FAITH NO MORE return with their first new album since 1997 | North American tour sold out

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Sol Invictus, Faith No More’s highly anticipated follow-up to Album of the Year, arrives on May 15 via Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac Recordings/ [PIAS].

“What I can say is that I think through our experience as musicians over the years, I think what we’re doing reflects where we’ve gone since we made our last record as Faith No More. I think this kicks things up a notch,” explained Bill Gould in a recent Rolling Stone interview. “And I think there’s parts that are very powerful and there’s parts that have a lot of “space.” Everything we do, with our chemistry, the way we play; it’s always going to sound like us. It’s just what we do, that makes us feel good. “
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Colin Hay – new album “Next Year People”

colin hayColin Hay is familiar to millions as the front man, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under,” “Overkill,” “Who Can it Be Now?”). Hay is justifiably proud of his place in pop history, but since moving to Los Angeles in 1989, he’s made 11 critically-acclaimed solo albums, including the highly successful Man at Work, and will release of his new album Next Year People on Compass Records in February, to coincide with his Australian tour which starts in April (www.duetgroup.com)
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Trapped Admirals + Mecha Mecha + Emmett & Mabel to play Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane – February 11, 2015

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Head along to The Black Bear Lodge on February 11th 2015 and enjoy three of Australia’s hippest up and coming bands. Emmett and Mabel will be kicking off the show with their gritty, country blues. Following after will be Mecha Mecha, who boast a strong repertoire that varies in genre, mood and tone; with a sound kept recognizable and distinct due a strong gypsy and Hungarian folk musical core.
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