|“You have to rank Everett amongst John Lennon and Kurt Cobain. That’s how good he is” – The Sunday Times
You never know what to expect at an Eels concert. One year it’s vocoders and synthesizers and the next it’s gritty garage rock. None of this is designed for the sake of versatility so much as it is answering the deep-rooted creative needs of E.
|After their incendiary performances on the 2009 Soundwave festival, Destroy All Lines, Blunt Magazine and Killyourstereo.com and are pleased to announce that Florida’s EVERGREEN TERRACE will be hitting our shores this May to celebrate the release of their latest record, Almost Home. Along for the ride will be fellow Floridian outfit CASEY JONES and local hard men DROPSAW.|
Tickets to LISA MITCHELL’S Oh! Hark! tour.
Oh! Hark! Tour @ The Bended Elbow, Geelong on 30 Apr 2010
Oh! Hark! Tour @ Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay on 04 May 2010
Oh! Hark! Tour @ The Tivoli, Brisbane on 07 May 2010
Oh! Hark! Tour @ Wollongong University on 12 May 2010
Oh! Hark! Tour @ The Astor Theatre, Mount Lawley on 16 May 2010
Having spent the last few months promoting the album in Europe, Lisa Mitchell is returning to Australia in April to kick off her massive Oh Hark! National Theatre Tour. Taking in major capital cities and regional centers across Australia, Lisa is set to play to over 18,000 fans in May. Lisa will play 17 shows over a four week period including appearances at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney and the Forum in Melbourne. Joining Lisa on the road will be folk n slide favorites Boy and Bear and Georgia Fair.
The Lost Weekend festival, set to host the likes of Dinosaur Jr, The Drones and Brian Jonestown Massacre at the Riverstage in Brisbane on March 6-7, has been cancelled.
The statement on the website reads:
The Lost Weekend has been cancelled.
After moving from Ivory’s Rock to the Brisbane River Stage, The Lost Weekend has had insufficient time to achieve critical mass and we have been left with no choice but to cancel the event.
As local promoters it was our dream to run an event similar to other regional events like Meredith in Victoria and to bring such an event to SE QLD.
This is one of the saddest and most difficult decisions we have ever had to make.
We apologise to the real music fans that have supported The Lost Weekend and purchased tickets.
A FULL REFUND will be available to all of you from the point of purchase next week.
We also apologise to the bands who had committed to our dream.
All other information has been removed from the website.
|Why don’t we let the squires at Metal Hammer begin our introduction to the brutality that is Alexisonfire and their brand new album ‘Old Crows Young Cardinals’; “A dense and beautiful heavy rock album with as many hardcore influences as progressive ones: rewarding and utterly gripping.”|
|Much-loved and lauded performer Amanda Palmer is returning to Australia in February and March to wow fans in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Byron Bay and Brisbane.
Last here in early 2009 Amanda toured our shores with shows that left critics and fans raving.
Time Off Brisbane wrote “Palmer is an amazing lyricist and composer. One of the best shows that The Tivoli has seen in a long time.”
Rip It Up in Adelaide echoed the sentiment adding “The entire night was an intimate sharing of stories and jokes…Have To Drive and Strength Through Music left the crowd speechless until their very end, some on the verge of tears as they applauded as loudly as possible.” Continue reading Tour News: Amanda Palmer returns to Australia in 2010
THE USED AUSTRALIAN TOUR POSTPONED TO MARCH 2010
The Used’s tour of Australia, scheduled to take place in November this year, has been postponed to March 2010. The venues remain the same and all tickets bought for the November shows are valid for the rescheduled March shows (details available below). Refunds are available at the point of purchase for those unable to make the new dates:
Wednesday 18 November NOW Thursday 18 March, 2010 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, All Ages
Friday 20 November NOW Tuesday 16 March, 2010 The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, SOLD OUT!
Sunday 22 November NOW Sunday 14 March, 2010 – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, U18
Tuesday 24 November NOW Friday 12 March, 2010 – UNSW Roundhouse, All Ages
The Frontier Touring Company has announced the news punk rock fans have been waiting for – The Used are returning to Australia! This will be The Used’s first tour of Australia since 2007’s Taste of Chaos jaunt that left all fans wanting more. And more it will be as The Used perform for all ages fans in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney this November, performing songs from their new release Artwork.
The Used have built their reputation on explosive live performances, and their last Australian sojourns didn’t buck the trend. Fans were left exhilarated.