Review by Scott Singh
Come Australia Day, traditionally there will be a BBQ set up in the backyard with the Hottest 100 playing all afternoon. Or rather than that the family will be taken out for some inspiring journey to revitalize the bunch after the recent holiday celebrations. Though, while others were off to their own devices, many faithful punters attended the Sydney Showground in preparation for BDO. With fans as varied as the artist playing today. This day out offered its signature range of music genres to accommodate for everyone’s taste in music.
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Review by Ben Connolly
There was already a significant amount of water flowing under the bridge by the time Flemington’s famous iron gates were flung open for this year’s Melbourne chapter of the Big Day Out. With ownership wrangling continuing into a second year, a buy-out by one of Australian music’s most polarising characters, a line-up to end all line-ups only to be tarnished late in the day by the pull out of Blur, and now speculation that the national festival will once again be curtailed by Perth’s inability to get its shit together as a cultural collective. In some ways, 11am on the Friday before the long weekend was a welcomed event, if only to end the continual news feed of the daily life of Australia’s biggest orgy of rock.
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||EDDIE VEDDER CONFIRMS SOLO TOUR FOR AUSTRALIA
Chugg Entertainment today announces, that Pearl Jam’s notoriously anti-corporate rock frontman, Eddie Vedder, will be paying a visit to Australia in March 2011 for a string of extraordinarily special theatre shows; live, solo and intimate.
Continue reading Eddie Vedder solo Australian tour confirmed for March 2011! [Tour News]
In an announcement that has been long awaited by rock fans, Mark Lanegan will perform a series of shows across Australia and New Zealand for The Frontier Touring Company. The July shows will be his first solo tour since 2004, sharing with us an array of his impressive and extensive back catalogue.
With a musical career spawning from the early Seattle ‘grunge’ days, Mark Lanegan is a creature of undying integrity and an ever existing nuance. He has been noted as a poetic misfit whose lyrics remain forever etched in your memory long past first hearing them. Continue reading Mark Lanegan Touring Australia – July 2010
[Photo: Stuart Blythe]
||Karnivool, Regular John, Coerce @ The Tivoli, 25.11.2009
By Denis Semchenko
Having successfully escaped my Pearl Jam fan-invaded neighbourhood, by the time I get to The Tivoli openers Coerce have already finished. From a friend’s account, the UK combo played a solid set of angular prog-rock with At The Drive-In leanings, which would have by all means made for a decent listening experience for this writer. For the time being, though, Sydneysiders Regular John will do – and they do it with gusto, cranking up heady garage-rock riffs and pentatonic licks and flailing the ‘70s long hair. Some post-2002 Grinspoon echoes are heard throughout but the quartet’s overall feel is that of the ballsy vintage rock & roll, somewhat incongruous given the headliner’s complex, emotion-drenched oeuvre, yet fun nonetheless.
Continue reading Live Review: Karnivool, Regular John, Coerce @ The Tivoli, 25 November 2009
The Black Eyed Peas return to the top of the ARIA Album Chart as David Guetta continues to dominate the ARIA Singles Chart
The Black Eyed Peas blast up the ARIA Album Chart this week as their hit record “The E.N.D.” returns to the top for the third time, coinciding with their massive Australian tour. It reached No.1 on debut in June and again in August, staying in place for a week on both occasions. The last album to have three separate stints at the top of the album chart was Kings Of Leon’s “Only By The Night”. David Guetta’s “Sexy Bitch” (featuring Akon) holds at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart, racking up a massive seven weeks and joining Flo Rida’s “Right Round” and “I Gotta Feeling” from The Black Eyed Peas as the longest running chart-topping singles of 2009.
Continue reading ARIA Chart News, w/c 12 October 2009
One Movement for Music Perth (OMFM) are pleased to announce the winners of the new artist submission platforms via Channel [V], MySpace and Nova as well as the state winners of the Australian Indigenous Music Scholarship (AIMs)
AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
As part of its commitment to fostering new talent, OMFM, in partnership with the Western Australian Department of Indigenous Affairs, has founded the Australian Indigenous Music Scholarship (AIMS). And the State winners have now been announced for this ground-breaking program for Australian Indigenous musicians.
And the winners are: Western Australia – Thaylia Skopellos, Queensland – Max Judo, New South Wales – Brothablack, Victoria – Lee Morgan and South Australia – The MERRg. Each act will receive a coveted position to perform to music industry heavyweights and fans on the One Movement Showcase Music Festival alongside acts such as the Hilltop Hoods, Sarah Blasko, Kate Miller-Heidke and Blue King Brown.
Continue reading OMFM: Australian Indigenous Music Scholarship Winners And Final Festival Artists Announced
Paramore tops ARIA Album Chart on debut & David Guetta continues his reign on the ARIA Singles Chart
US rock outfit Paramore blitzes the ARIA Album Chart this week, taking out top position with the debut of their third studio album “Brand New Eyes”. This caps off a successful year for the band; their first Australian chart album “Riot!” reached #69 on its first appearance in 2007 but hit a new peak of #47 in June this year while live album “The Final Riot!”, which was released in 2008, also hit its peak position of #38 earlier this year. Continuing his domination of the ARIA Singles Chart is David Guetta, who chalks up a massive six weeks at the top in his second three-week stint with “Sexy Bitch” (featuring Akon).
Continue reading ARIA Chart News, w/c 5 October 2009
Pearl Jam makes chart-topping debut on ARIA Album Chart as David Guetta holds at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart
Ahead of their eagerly anticipated Australian tour, “Backspacer”, the ninth studio album from rock legends Pearl Jam, swoops on top spot on the ARIA Album Chart on debut. It is the band’s seventh ARIA #1 album since “Vs” in 1993. French DJ David Guetta continues his dream run on the ARIA Singles Chart this week, racking up an impressive five weeks at the top with “Sexy Bitch” (featuring Akon).
Continue reading ARIA Chart News, w/c 28 September 2009
David Guetta holds at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart as The Black Eyed Peas return to #1 on the album chart
David Guetta holds on to top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart for the third week running with his first ARIA No.1 single “Sexy Bitch” (feat. Akon), just managing to hold off Guy Sebastian, who’s single “Like It Like That” moves up two places to No. 2 this week. Blasting back into number one position on the ARIA Album Chart this week is The Black Eyed Peas with “The E.N.D.”, the album returning to the top of the chart for the first time since debuting there twelve weeks ago.
Continue reading ARIA Chart News, w/c 31 August 2009
||Liam Finn and his perpetual musical muse Eliza Jane Barnes will be getting little rest before 2010 with a USA tour with Wilco just confirmed, Liam Finn headline shows in Australia in September, the release of their EP ‘Champagne in Seashells’ on September 4, the Australian Pearl Jam tour in November and then Falls Festival and Southbound Festival spots into the new year!
Continue reading Liam Finn + Eliza Jane add Wilco USA tour to a busy 2009
[Photo credit: Danny Clinch]
||Pearl Jam announced today that they will play a series of outdoor shows in November in Australia and New Zealand, in support of their new album, Backspacer.
Pearl Jam will be returning to Australia for the first time in 3 years, bringing with them their old touring mates, Ben Harper and Relentless7 and Liam Finn, to play for one night only in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and Christchurch. Tickets for all shows go on sale on Monday 17 August.
Continue reading Pearl Jam Announces Australian and NZ Tour November 2009