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Janiva Magness – Bluesfest Sideshows Announced – March 2016

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Along with her world-class road band, Detroit-born Blues powerhouse Janiva Magness will bring her dynamic live show to Australia in 2016.

With 25 Blues Music Award nominations and seven wins over an illustrious career spanning eleven albums, Janiva is a powerful vocalist with timbre likened to Melissa Etheridge and Bonnie Raitt.
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Live Review : Jebediah + Adalita at The Corner Hotel, Richmond – June 18, 2015

Review by Ben Connolly
Jebediah at The Corner Hotel, Richmond - June 17, 2015
In a different universe, a Jebediah of 20 years ago probably would have been a short­ term affair. It’s gangly awkward pop­ punk probably would have survived the ubiquitous relocation from its original Western Australian outpost to the big smoke of the East, but it would have been no doubt an indie­fied square peg in a mainstream round hole.
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The Grates – ‘Team Work Makes The Dream Work’ Tour – August 2015

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To celebrate to the recently announced ‘Team Work Makes The Dream Work’ Australian east coast tour, The Grates release their deliciously romantic new video for latest single ‘Call Me’.

Pop a bottle and raise a glass, light some candles, scatter some rose petals and of course, no date night is complete without a selection of the finest supermarket brand cheeses, The Grates’ new clip is sure to get you in the mood for love.
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Karnivool – The THEMATA DECADE Tour – May 2015 **More Shows Added**

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10 years ago an unknown band from Perth, Western Australia pooled their very limited resources and questionable facial hair, and got to work on their debut album. Recorded in various spaces, in various ways, with a slightly varying line-up, they borrowed gear, they borrowed money, they borrowed space and they used some tunings that perhaps haven’t been heard again. The band were KARNIVOOL and the album that had so much blood, sweat, tears (and god knows what else) expended on it in those early hours was THEMATA.
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HOZIER announces Bluesfest Sideshows – March 2015

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“Each song rang with noted emotion and technical perfection” – Music Times
Grammy nominated for Song of the Year

Irish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Hozier is set to delight audiences when he makes his Australian touring debut in 2015.
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Double Pass Giveaway | Manchester Orchestra @ The Corner Hotel, Melbourne – November 13th, 2014

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Atlanta rockers Manchester Orchestra are returning to Australia with a run of East Coast dates and we have 2 x double passes up for grabs.
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For your chance to win 1 x Double Pass to Manchester Orchestra @ The Corner Hotel, Melbourne – November 13th, 2014 just fill in the form below.
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Double Pass Giveaway | Manchester Orchestra @ The Corner Hotel, Melbourne – November 14th, 2014

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Atlanta rockers Manchester Orchestra are returning to Australia with a run of East Coast dates and we have 2 x double passes up for grabs.
Click Here for tour details.

For your chance to win 1 x Double Pass to Manchester Orchestra @ The Corner Hotel, Melbourne – November 14th, 2014 just fill in the form below.
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Live Review: Grinspoon @ The Corner Hotel, Melbourne – August 9, 2013

Review by Ben Connolly
There’s a workman like edge to the stage as the steady four piece of Northern NSW’s Grinspoon launched into their set. The wild flailing and feigned punk-rock disinterest from frontman Phil Jamieson are long gone, in its stead are the once-ironic rock poses: the furious grip on the mic stand, the perfectly timed lunge on to the stage monitors and, crucially, the almost trademarked index finger thrust decisively skyward.

“Workman-like” isn’t necessarily derogatory. Here it points to a ballsy longevity which has seen its particular brand of skate-punk survive where countless others have faded away. The ‘Spoon is the sound of Triple J, coming of age along with the fledgling youth broadcaster when both were still in proverbial nappies. Easily considered the band most likely to burn out in a blaze of glory – thanks largely to the well publicised excesses of Jamieson – the group not only survived, but has managed to cross over the Great FM Divide and is now, justifiably, entering into legacy territory.
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Live Review: 65daysofstatic + sleepmakeswaves @ The Corner Hotel, Melbourne – 4 January 2013

Review by Billy Geary
As is the case with many bands that are somewhat lesser known, despite being critically acclaimed and possessing a stellar live sound, British four piece 65daysofstatic have taken quite a while to finally make it down under. After over ten years together, the band, with the help of the increasingly impressive Birds Robe record label, it was finally Australia’s turn to experience the quartet in the flesh.

Fresh from a huge 2012, including an ARIA award nomination, Sydney’s sleepmakeswaves were tasked with the role of main support for the entire tour. The quartet has, over the last few years, grown their fan base quite significantly and it showed in the sheer volume of the crowd’s cheers on Friday night as the band wandered on stage. The highlights of the set were opener ‘To You They Are Birds…’ and ‘We Sing The Body Electric,’ displaying exactly why they are considered one of Australia’s best young bands. To the delight of many, the band also showcased a couple of new tracks in ‘Avalanches’ and ‘Freshmaker.’ The former was particularly impressive, being slighter faster paced compared to most sleepmakeswaves tracks whilst still retaining their original sound.
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Live Review: SEASICK STEVE – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne – 10 April 2012

Review by Ben Connolly
It was abundantly clear from the get-go that there was an elephant in the suffocatingly packed band room at The Corner Hotel, and it was in the guise of one John Paul Jones. This was not his gig – his name didn’t appear on the posters, gig guides or tickets and nor was there an allusion to him with the band’s name – Seasick Steve. Singular. Not “Seasick Steve and Friends”, not even the oblique “Seasick Steve Trio”. This was, for all intents and purposes, a solo gig by one of the most enigmatic and curious blues performers to have broken through into the mainstream during the past few years.

But it cannot be argued that the full house was solely there to bear witness to Seasick’s foreign hobo stories and wicked collection of do-it-yourself guitars. A cursory glance through the crowd put it almost overwhelmingly at middle-aged men; a stink of stale cigarette smoke clinging to their jackets, their greyed locks either trimmed close in demure recognition of their fading youth, or proudly allowed to grow and slicked back. They could easily be fans of either artist and a warm enough welcome was extended to the man with his name on the posters as he introduced the set with Diddley Bo, a slide blues number played on a junkyard one-string contraption.
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