| In October last year, Megan Washington performed a stunning solo set at a small club in Paris, La Boule Noire. Also on the bill that evening was an emerging American artist named Lissie. Those lucky enough to have been present witnessed the coming together of two incredible female talents at a special point in both their careers. The magic was palpable. Bonding over a rolled cigarette and a drink (or two), the girls talked around the idea of sharing a stage again whenever their crazy schedules would permit.
THE TOUR OF LAUGHTER & FORGETTING will deliver on that Parisian promise, as WASHINGTON invites Lissie to join her as a very special guest across the not-to-be-missed, Australian shows.
|Lion Island are a 6 piece out of Brisbane. After two years of hard gigging, the band is a formidable live act and have recorded a debut album due for release in the coming months. The sound is full and dynamic with so many instruments, and their varied influences combined with solid pop sensibilities help make both entertaining and interesting music.
Genre: Rock/indie/new wave
Catch Lion Island live at the Brisbane Powerhouse every Friday in February 2011. Shows are free and all ages – more details at facebook.com/lionisland
Continue reading Discover: Lion Island [Explore Music]
Genre: Rock/indie/new wave
Members: Daniel Arena – Guitar/Keys/Vox
Continue reading Discover: GO/NO-GO [Explore Music]
“Everything Louder Than Everything Else”
Motörhead return to Australia to raise hell in the service of rock ‘n roll in 2011.
|“Lemmy is a God. He is the reason. He is the last man standing and no one comes close” – Dave Grohl
Motörhead play – correction – Motörhead ARE loud, fast, dirty, bluesy rock ‘n roll with an unrivaled, ruthless attitude; obnoxious yet dignified. For over 35 years the band has maintained their strong hold as a force of unrelenting sonic power, pounding their music into the ear drums of audiences all over the world; reducing the masses into exhausted, sweat soaked, tinnitus-suffering submission, and leaving them begging for more.
The band has uniquely pioneered both heavy metal and punk rock, and is revered by aficionados of both genres. Theirs is a sound and a way of being that sees their fan base continue to grow year after year, and that has rightfully solidified Motörhead as living legends of hard rock.
Interview: Hannah Collins
Out on the run, and sitting quietly in a car it’s about 11.30AM when the phone rings.
It’s an anticipated call, an exciting sound, I answer, my heart beating with suspended animation.
LMM – Hello Hannah Speaking
WM – Hey Hannah It’s Winston [McCall] from Parkway Drive here.
LMM – So have you done a few interviews already this morning?
WM – No I haven’t actually, this is the first one.
LMM – Really? So you got to have a bit of a sleep in?
WM – *Laughs* Yeah a little bit!
LMM – Good Stuff. So you’ve been touring off the back of your latest release, Deep Blue, having done a recent national tour. The Brisbane leg of the show was stated to be (in your own words) one of or even the biggest headlining shows that you’ve played in Australia.
Continue reading Interview with Winston McCall of Parkway Drive [Part 1]
|Returning to the sunny mid-north NSW coast town of Coffs Harbour and proudly presented by triple j, The Open Arms Festival is back for 2010; hitting The Coffs Harbour Showgrounds Sat November 20th. Spread across two stages, Open Arms showcases Australia’s biggest artists together with a blend of our best young bands. From Rock, Indie and Hip Hop to Electronica through to Roots artists, DJ’s and local performers – it’s all inclusive.|
A holiday destination renowned for its surfing beaches, Coffs Harbour sits almost dead in the middle between Brisbane & Sydney and weekend Accom is plentiful…
The ‘Enchanted Woods’ Stage
On top of the already announced The Living End, Birds Of Tokyo, Grafton Primary, Hungry Kids of Hungary, Horrorshow, Behind Crimson Eyes, City Riots & Metals, the ‘Enchanted Woods’ Stage has now been announced and features a who’s who of Australia’s finest up and coming acts: Continue reading Open Arms Festival 2010 – 2nd Stage Line Up Announced
Returning to the sunny mid-north NSW coast town of Coffs Harbour and proudly presented by triple j, The Open Arms Festival is back for 2010; hitting The Coffs Harbour Showgrounds Sat November 20th. Spread across two stages, Open Arms showcases Australia’s biggest artists together with a blend of our best young bands. From Rock, Indie and Hip Hop to Electronica through to Roots artists, DJ’s and local performers – it’s all inclusive.
A holiday destination renowned for its surfing beaches, Coffs Harbour sits almost dead in the middle between Brisbane & Sydney. Weekend or overnight accommodation options are bountiful – just hit google up for deets.
The calendar highlight of November for East Coast NSW music fans, The Open Arms Festival is also an arts, lifestyle and youth culture celebration. An all ages licensed event with strong Environmental policies and recognized Indigenous ties, Open Arms brings together all cultural aspects of Coffs Harbour and its surrounding communities.
Continue reading Open Arms Festival is back for 2010 – Coffs Harbour, NSW – 20th November 2010
Photographer: Stuart Blythe
Did you know?
Bullet For My Valentine were originally named “Jeff Killed John” when they formed in 1998.
To coincide with Princess Rodeo’s ‘Alternate Colours’ single launch @ Livin’ Music SHOWCASE – The Tempo Hotel, Brisbane – 12 September 2010, we have a few copies of their CD up for grabs!… See below for details.
|Indie Brisbane is set to ROCK this September, with an assorted swag of local acts coming together to take part in the Livin’ Music SHOWCASE.
Closing out the Valley Fiesta weekend, and with a line-up that ranges from Pop-rock to Prog to Blues, this diverse event promises high energy and rocking talent across the board.
– Manic Street Preachers
Manic Street Preachers, one of the UK’s premier alternative rock bands, make their long awaited return to Australia this November to play blistering shows across the nation.
Hot on the heels of their forthcoming album, the Manics will embark on a rousing 23- date UK tour before heading to Brisbane to begin their Australian tour.
The Manics will perform landmark tracks lifted from throughout their stellar 20-year career, plus songs from their highly anticipated new studio album, Postcards from a Young Man, scheduled for a September 24 release through Sony Music.
The first single to the taken from the band’s latest album offering will be It’s Not War (Just The End Of Love), classic alternative rock, Manics style. The twelve-track album also features guests Ian McCulloch, John Cale and Duff McKagen.
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|Radiowave Music Festival 2010 is preparing to rock out at the Bundaberg Showgrounds, Queensland with a brilliant lineup of national and local bands, market stalls, food stalls and much more! Tickets are expected to sell fast, attracting fans from Rockhampton to the Sunshine Coast. Radiowave music festival showcases a blend of genres including rock, hip hop, dance, dj’s, blues and indie music to thrill all ages.|
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Sleepy, seaside fishing village gets its loudest wakeup call yet as Pikelet helps launch the first of the line up and some exciting new developments for the 14th annual Queenscliff Music Festival.
The first round of artists for this year’s Queenscliff Music Festival have been revealed as well as a number of exciting, new announcements at a special launch event on Tuesday 10th August, held at Melbourne’s Transit Lounge, where the incomparable girl-with-the-loop-pedal, Evelyn Morris aka.Pikelet, dangled the musical carrot with a Festival preview performance.The 2010 festival line up when completed will deliver over 80 acts presenting 150 performances in 13 venues across Queenscliff on the weekend of 26-27-28 November.
Today’s Queenscliff Music Festival media launch included a set by the charming PIKELET.
Photographer: CARBIE WARBIE
Direct from 3 years of staging large scale concerts in Macau and 10 years at the USA’s Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, New Festival Director, Michael Carrucan, has added a new stage called The Crossing Stage, and ensured everything kicks off on an ultra high note with The Lighthouse Stage opening a day earlier to encompass the Friday night. Continue reading Queenscliff Music Festival 2010 Launch
Violent Soho @ The Zoo, Brisbane – July 24, 2010 Continue reading Violent Soho @ The Zoo, Brisbane – July 24, 2010 – Photo Gallery