Photographer: Matt Holliday
Written by Natasha Wyborn
Quiet please there’s a lady on stage and boy what a lady she is. In todays music industry marked with tantrums and constant drama Tina Arena is a stand out, a survivor. In fact Tina has been a star since she first hit Australian television as part of the Young Talent Team all those years ago. Unlike a lot of artists Arena’s history is promoted proudly throughout the show. There is reference to it and photographs on the multiple screens provide the audience to transform back to a time when life was so much simpler.
Continue reading Live Review : Tina Arena at Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo – 13 September 2017
Photographer: David Jackson
Review by Pete Coates
Fresh on the heels of Black Stone Cherry’s recent trips to Australia, first as support to Steel Panther, and then on their first headlining tour of some smaller club venues, the band took some time out to spend two days recording a set of their favourite blues tracks, from the artists who influenced them as they grew up, and whose tracks they jammed to in the various garages they used to rehearse in. Now these are the songs they listen to on the tour bus sharing a bourbon or two!
Continue reading EP Review : BLACK STONE CHERRY – Black to Blues
Photographer: Wendy Robinson
Continue reading Photo Gallery : Niall Horan at Enmore Theatre, Sydney – 10 September 2017
Following on from their recent single ‘The Hands Of’, Cairns based Tropical Hip Hop ensemble ‘The Taste’ launch their new single ‘Sunday Funk’ ahead of their upcoming album release ‘Convalesce’ On September 13th.
Continue reading Tour News : The Taste – ‘Convalesce Tour’ 2017
Review by Peter Coates
One of the old guard of the US Blues battalion, equally respected by the likes of John Lee Hooker, Canned Heat and John Mayall with whom he earned his stripes in the 1970s and 1980s, and the young upstarts of the industry, such as Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Bonamassa and Eric Gales, Walter Trout has basically gathered together a who’s who of the modern blues family to perform with him and his band in a joyous project that really delivers a fantastic collection of original tracks written by Trout specifically for the guitarist joining him for the track (with a little help from his wife in channelling the different blues styles to the right guest!).
Continue reading Album Review : Walter Trout – We’re All In This Together
Review by Peter Coates
Another Nashville trio who spends more time on the road than in the studio, performing live, writing on the bus and in dressing rooms, with 215 shows in 2016 supporting their debut album, Let Love Show The Way, SIMO are way more than just a vehicle for the ridiculously talented singer / guitarist JD Simo, whose serious blues chops were showcased in the loud and raucous songs on the first album.
Continue reading Album Review : Simo – ‘Rise & Shine’
2016 triple j Unearthed ‘This That’ competition winners and Newcastle crowd favourites, RAAVE TAPES, have just returned with their raucous new single ‘k bye’ and announced national tour dates.
Continue reading RAAVE TAPES – New Single ‘k bye’ + 2017 National Tour Dates
Ahead of her upcoming Australian tour, national treasure Tina Arena has stunned crowds at Splendour and the Grass with a surprise performance alongside Triple j faves Client Liaison lastnight. Dressed by Cappellazzo Couture and performing the Client Liaison album track in which she features – A Foreign Affair, her global smash Sorrento Moon and Womack & Womack’s Teardrops to a crowd of 25,000 punters on the main stage, Tina has further cemented her place as a diverse Australian pop icon, with her reign spanning decades.
Continue reading Tour News : TINA ARENA – NATIONAL TOUR 2017
Join the Australian heavyweight champions of Blues-rock shred Chase The Sun as they tear up the east coast on their ‘Ain’t No Love’ single launch tour.
Continue reading Chase The Sun – ‘Ain’t No Love’ Single Launch Tour – Aug/Sep 2017
The undisputed heavyweight champions of Prog Metal are celebrating 25 years of unequalled mastery of their craft with two very special performances in Sydney and Melbourne.
Continue reading Tour News : Dream Theater – Australia 2017
Coming to Australia for Just For Laughs Sydney, Joel McHale will also embark on his first full national tour doing shows in Sydney, Melbourne Perth and Brisbane.
Continue reading Joel McHale – Australian Tour – September 2017
Australian metal veterans, Frankenbok are set to return with a triumphant new album entitled Vicious, Lawless on July 14.
Continue reading FRANKENBOK – Australian Headline Tour 2017