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Live Review: The Beatle Boys @ State Theatre, Sydney – June 21, 2014

By Natalie Salvo
Beatle BoysIt was fifty years ago today that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. Not quite, but it has been that long since The Beatles did their first and only tour of Australia. The tribute band, The Beatle Boys would recreate their 1964 set as well as play another full set of classics, favourites and some obscure songs at the State Theatre. It proved to be one fun night and respectful tribute to the Fab Four.

The first act went for just 35 minutes but this was how long a headline act would typically perform for in 1964. The concert started with video containing black and white archive footage from the Australian tour when Beatlemania was in full force. From there, The Beatle Boys (John Kater as Paul, Christopher Lee Frazer as John, Rodney Auld as George and Michael Brady as Ringo) launched into the chugging pop of “I Saw Her Standing There”.
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Rita Satch – EP Launch at The Toff In Town, Melbourne – Thursday 26th June 2014

Influenced by more contemporary beats, and elements of electronica, Rita enlisted the help of local producer RHyno aka Ryan Ritchie (True Live, Kimbra, Paris Wells) to help diversify her sound and production – and that’s exactly what he did. The EP features legendary violinist Tim Fain (Black Swan & Phillip Glass), emcee duties from RHyno and of course the most important ingredient – Rita’s honest heartfelt lyrics, sung with passion and delivered by a vocal that commands your attention.
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Matt Walters Album Launch @ The Northcote Social Club, Melbourne on May 12, 2011 [Gig News & Giveaways]

  Australian singer-songwriter Matt Walters will launch his new album at this show featuring his unique blend of folk influenced pop music. Having toured Australia extensively, the 25-year-old has supported the likes of Ben Folds, Paul Kelly, and Liam Finn.

The debut album Farewell Youth was produced by Paul Mckercher (Sarah Blasko, Augie March) and Francois Tetaz (Bertie

Blackman, Gotye) and features a hauntingly pretty single I Would Die For You with guest vocals by Megan Washington.

Launch Show:
May 12th 2011 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne – Buy Tickets

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Double Pass Giveaways: RADIO STAR @ The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne – 21 April 2011

RADIO STAR @ The Evelyn, Melbourne – Double Pass Giveaway!
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  RADIO STAR are playing a super fun gig at The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne on Thursday, 21 April 2011 – the night before good friday! AWESOME!!

Helping us out are some totally sweet amazing bands that’ll make your collective heads explode…
They include:

The super catchy and super blissful tunes of THE BELLIGERENTS hailing all the way from BRISBANE! YEAH!
The ‘psychedelic post-jungle surf hymns’ from the TOMAKI JETS YEAHx2!
And of course the super sexy and super intelligent FUN HAPPY SOUNDS from the INDIGO KIDS YEAHx3!
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BLISS N ESO announce second Melbourne show to meet demand! [Tour News]

  Due to overwhelming demand, Bliss N Eso have announced a second show at Melbourne’s Festival Hall on Saturday June 4th. After selling out their first show within a few days, Melbourne fans have been in a frenzy to get their hands on tickets.

The second Festival Hall show will also feature an all-ages floor area, giving younger fans a chance to get even closer to the action. Tickets to the newly added date will be on sale at 9am on Monday March 28th.

With Sunshine Coast sold out, Sydney and Hobart on final ticket release, and Brisbane, Mt. Gambier and Coff’s Harbour not far behind, it looks certain that the Running On Air Tour will break another touring record for an Australian hip-hop act.

Don’t miss out!




Fri May 6 Uni. of New England (The Stro) Armidale, NSW 18+
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Tin Can Radio – 20 Date National Tour [Tour News]

  Dynamic Brisbane indie-dance/art-rock five-piece, Tin Can Radio, are celebrating the release of their debut Long-Player Chase the Sun, Hold the Night with a massive 20 date tour around metropolitan and regional Australia. The tour begins its west-cost leg on March 15, and spans over April and May of 2011. The album will be available for purchase in limited release during the tour, and in stores and on iTunes on APRIL 15.

The debut album, Chase the Sun, Hold the Night, is the accumulation of two acclaimed single-releases and many hard months in the studio. The 11 track LP runs a knife edge between accessible and fun, and ambitious and sonically challenging; journeying through dreamy landscapes, sing-along hooks, punchy guitar driven riffs and grinding dubstep breakdowns. It features remastered and retouched versions of the first singles Hot Trash and Days to Dust, which were both featured and played in 2010 on Triple J radio, as well as standout live favourite and latest single, “Skeletons”.

Skeletons by Tin Can Radio
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The Getaway Plan with Tonight Alive @ Metro Theatre, Sydney 11 February 2011 [Live Review]

Review: Amy Lee Freshwater

[Photo Credit: Amy Lee Freshwater]
  It’s not surprising The Getaway Plan sold out two shows in one day at the Metro Theatre, they were at the height of their career when the announcement was made that they were breaking up, and the anticipation to see whether they still rock built up a big response to this reformation tour. Joining them on tour were Melbourne friends Secrets In Scale and Sydney band Tonight Alive.

Managing to catch the end of Secrets In Scale, general consensus from the crowd was that they played a decent set and really got everyone pumped for the remainder of the night.

Tonight Alive took to the stage to a loud and excited audience. Rarely do I witness such enthusiasm for a support band, but Tonight Alive took it right in their stride and used that energy to their advantage pushing the same amount of energy, if not more, right back out at the audience in order to create an incredibly impressive set. They played something to please everyone, old song, new song, love song, heavy song, sing-a-long song. Tracks included My Favourite Thing, Revenge and its Thrills and closed out with Wasting Away, but the highlight for many was a cover song ‘In My Eyes’, the original by band Rufio. A notable set from this fitting support act who in no time will be headlining venues such as the Metro I’m sure.

Seeing the audience during the changeover time between bands reminded me of being a little mosh teenager sweating it out at the front just to be in a good spot for my favourite band. Even though this was the over 18’s show, people were going nuts pushing and shoving during the whole half hour trying to be front and centre for The Getaway Plan. Expecting them to come out and smash us with a hit, the set began with the melodic ‘Move Along’, a new song, that somehow super-fans already knew the words to. Soon enough they did break out into songs ‘Streetlight’, ‘Sleep Spindles’ and ‘New Medicine’ from their album Other Voices, Other Rooms. Four tracks in and the stage backdrop lit up with fairy lights, it was a bit of an ‘aww’ moment.

It was clear by now that The Getaway Plan were enjoying playing together again, and that their time apart doing other projects has massively improved their dynamic as a band. Noticeable improvements both musically and performance wise from guitarist Clint, who has been playing with The Amity Affliction whilst being on a break from TGP. The announcement from singer Matthew Wright that the band are in the process of recording a new album received an overwhelming response from the crowd, only fueling the fact that their popularity is going to increase second time round. The set built in intensity throughout the show, ‘Red Flag’ was a definite highlight with Wright getting his scream on and the band breaking down that song and just ripping like I’ve never heard them before. Another new song made it into the setlist and Wrights voice may have been tiring from the former song, as he introduced back onto the stage the singer from Tonight Alive to lend her killer vocals to this one. The band closed out the set with an old favourite ‘Where The City Meets The Sea’ which triggered a loud sing-a-long, to the point where Wrights voice was almost unheard. Inspired by the ever-waiting audience, TGP returned to the stage for a two song encore comprising of two more from their debut album, ended the night perfectly.

This band has reaffirmed their place in the Australian music scene, and no doubt their next record will take off as their first one did, lets hope they stick together for the long run this time round.

The Getaway Plan with Tonight Alive @ Metro Theatre, Sydney 11 February 2011 [Photo Gallery]

Daniel Lee Kendall joins One For the Road Tour, February 2011

  The sweet and stirring sounds of promising singer-songwriter Daniel Lee Kendall have been busy wiling their way into listener’s heads throughout the latter part of 2010. Now, with the birth of a new year, Daniel Lee Kendall will embark on his debut tour of Australia, as he continues to work on bringing listeners more of his distinctive tunes.

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Kora @ The Zoo, Brisbane – 27 January 2011 [Photos & Review]

Photos and Words by Jose Eduardo Cruz

What an amazing gig from this New Zealand band consisting of four brothers. Certain people are blessed with different talents and islander people are blessed with beautiful voices and musical skills. The punters were largely expat Kiwis who were eager to let anyone who would listen know that these guys were it.

There were constant instrument changes amongst the members of the band and various vocal leads. Overall, an amazing gig which should place them on better ground for their next Australian tour.

Artist: KORA
Venue: The Zoo, Brisbane
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The Frontier Touring Company regret to advise that the Kings Of Leon tour has been postponed from March 2011 to November 2011 to allow drummer Nathan Followill to recover from surgery for a torn right labrum and bicep.

Doctors have advised that at least three months will be required for Nathan to recover post surgery to ensure the injury doesn’t reoccur.
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MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS Headline Shows – December 2010

  Marina & The Diamonds will be performing at Falls Festival, Field Day Festival and Southbound Festival. In addition Chugg Entertainment and XIII Touring are pleased to announce two exclusive sideshows @ The Hi Fi, Melbourne Tuesday 28th Dec and @ Factory Theatre, Sydney Thursday 30th Dec.

“Hailed as the new Kate Bush and certain to be one of 2010’s most ubiquitous tips, her debut album proves she’s got the depth of tunes and ideas to match the hype.”- The Guardian
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Double Pass Giveaway – Mystery Jets @ The Hi Fi, Brisbane on January 7th, 2011

MYSTERY JETS – Double Pass Giveaway!
Double Pass Giveaway – MYSTERY JETS @ The Hi Fi, Brisbane on January 7th, 2011

  Hailing from Eel Pie Island, London, indie lads MYSTERY JETS have newly released their 3rd studio album Seratonin and it’s hot. The boys recent colab with ‘The Count and Sinden’ has taken the airwaves by storm. ‘After Dark’ is a feel good summer track that will no doubt be the Soundtrack to a many’s summer.

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Sir Bob Geldof to play @ Lyric Theatre, Star City – Sydney on 16 December 2010!

Sir Bob Geldof is coming to Australia and playing one show only at the Lyric Theatre, Star City – Sydney on 16 December 2010.

Along with his band he will be performing a broad selection of his music from his roots in The Boomtown Rats to his subsequent solo career. In addition to many of the old favourites and past mega hits there could be a few surprises with material from his new album How To Write Songs That Will Sell (58 1/2), due for international release in February 2011.

The members of the band supporting Geldof’s vocals and guitar include Pete Briquette, Vince Loveday on violin, mandolin and ukulele, Niall Power on percussion, Alan Dunn on keyboards and accordion, Jim Russell on drums and John Turnbull on lead guitar. Together they form a highly professional, close-knit group, whose amicable interaction on stage creates a fun and memorable evening.

Sir Bob Geldof (UK) @ Lyric Theatre – Star City, Sydney
Date: 16 December 2010