Tag Archives: The Metro

MEG MAC announces ‘Never Be’ Australian Tour – September/October 2015

Photo Credit: Matthew Sprout
Spending most of 2015 in the U.S.A., MEG MAC has been working hard on her forthcoming album and touring the U.S.; recently completing a coast-to-coast North American tour with D’Angelo and the Vanguard and her own sell-out show in New York.
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HELLYEAH – Australian and New Zealand Tour – August 2015

Brace yourself for full on METAL assault when HELLYEAH return to our shores after long 5 years for a headline tour of Australia & NZ this coming August! – This will be their first tour of NZ since 2007 too!!
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Birds are back!

During 2014 Birds of Tokyo based themselves in America; taking their music overseas for the first time. In between all the U.S. gigs and interviews they wrote and recorded four songs. Four songs about being a long way from home. Four songs about perspective being gained from distance. Four songs about trying to find connection in a strange new world.
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Anathema announce Australian & New Zealand Acoustic Tour – October/November 2015


Following an incredibly successful first tour of Australia in August 2014, Anathema are set to return in October 2015 for a series of acoustic concerts. On this second trip Down Under, Anathema will also perform in New Zealand, Adelaide and Perth for the first time ever!
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You Me At Six – Australian Tour 2015 – Local Support Announced (Perth)


** Update **
AVASTERA are a unique and diverse band from Perth who have quickly landed stepping stones of distinct accomplishments and successes very early on in their career. To simply narrow them down and label them to one specific genre would not justify their unique sound, an interesting yet catchy blend of Alternative Rock, Pop-punk, Melodic Prog Metal, Contemporary Pop. Due to their well-crafted sound and consistent drive to take things to the next level, things can only get bigger from here for AVASTERA.

Catch them supporting YOU ME AT SIX in Perth!
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Machine Head announce Australian Tour – June 2015

image001Hailing from Oakland, California, Machine Head are one of the biggest names in Metal. Every worthwhile musical subculture needs its heroes and Machine Head have been just that for the past 20 years. Starting with the earth-shattering prescience of 1994’s “Burn My Eyes” and continuing up to 2014’s “Bloodstone & Diamonds”, they have constantly redefined the very notion of heaviness and are one of the few in modern times that can boast an unbreakable connection with the hearts and minds of the metal faithful.

Now Machine Head are bringing their phenomenal live performance to Australia, on a headline run all across the country. It is sure to be one of the best shows ever to come Down Under!
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Five Mile Sniper new album The Sound Of Trees

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Five Mile Sniper’s debut album The Sound Of Trees, three years in the making, includes the collaboration of some of Melbourne’s best known musicians.

From jarring guitars and industrial beats through to wistful pianos and atmospheric synth arrangements, the album is eclectic. It dips into the assorted musical landscapes of early 80’s alt rock, post grunge, power pop, garage, indietronic and downtempo electronica. Each of the five members of the band bring to the record their own unique flavour, which makes for a colourful and intriguing listen that keeps the listener glued to the speakers.
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The Beards – The Strokin’ My Beard Tour – March-May 2015


2014 was a busy year for the world’s most relentless beard-themed band. They managed to record yet another album of songs about beards (The Beard Album); embark on their biggest Australian tour to date; receive a second ARIA nomination; and play to packed rooms throughout Europe on two separate international tours.

Now, The Beards are back in their homeland and set to sternly reiterate their steadfast message on their upcoming “Strokin’ My Beard Tour”.
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XAVIER RUDD & THE UNITED NATIONS – New Album “NANNA” + National Album Tour

Xavier Rudd is pleased to announce details of his new album Nanna, and the subsequent national Nanna Tour this March & April, 2015. Nanna is out in Australia independently on March 13th via Salt X/Universal. Internationally, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations are excited to announce their new home at Nettwerk for North America, the UK and Europe.

Xavier Rudd’s eighth studio album, Nanna, was mixed by living legend Errol Brown at the Tuff Gong Studios and follows the wildly successful #2 Gold-selling album Spirit Bird (2012). Spirit Bird was led by the huge single “Follow The Sun”, which went Gold in Australia, reached Platinum sales in Italy and led Xavier Rudd to his largest touring itinerary to date, covering every continent during a 30-month world tour.
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Lamb Of God with Killer Be Killed + Guests announce Soundwave Sidewaves

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There are metal bands and then there is LAMB OF GOD.

Hitting with the force of an invading apocalyptic army, LAMB OF GOD will be storming the stages on Soundwave this summer. The Virginian natives are back to inject Australia with a crippling dose of pure metal and will be performing two Sidewaves in Sydney and Melbourne. It’s the live arena where they truly become a force of nature though…
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Yngwie J. Malmsteen – Australian & New Zealand Tour – February 2015

YngwieYngwie J. Malmsteen has been blowing minds across the globe with his incredible guitar skills and showmanship for over 35 years and in February 2015, Yngwie and his band will be returning to Australia and New Zealand for the first time in a decade to strike awe into the legions of guitar fans.

The Swedish born, but now US based, guitar legend is venerated as one of the founders of the art of guitar shredding. His neo-classical style and the sheer speed of his playing made him the most notable musician in the genre, and he has influenced a new era of music and guitarists alike.
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Blue King Brown – New Album “Born Free” + Tour Dates

BKB-Born-FreeBlue King Brown, Australia’s socially conscious premier live urban roots & reggae powerhouse release their new album, BORN FREE, on November 7, 2014. Always pushing musical boundaries, the band’s idea was to break into new ground with this release. Lyrically, the album is the distillation of the raw essence of Nattali’s truth. Musically it’s an adventure that explores the international vibration that is ever evolving around BKB. First single All Nations, which comes with a profoundly provocative film clip, was instantly added by triple j.
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Live Review: The Maccabees @ The Metro, Sydney w/ Argentina – 10 May 2012

Review by Sibel Kutlucan

Thursday night got underway at 8pm when early punters began filling into the doors of the Sydney Metro. The darkened room was a hotbed of activity, buzzing conversation as indie fans alike milled around drinking beer and anticipating the first time visit of English indie rockers The Maccabees to Australia. The quintet who are visiting this autumn for the Groovin’ the Moo festival, has a local bunch of Aussie fans who are eager to welcome the boys to the country for an intimate sideshow.

Argentina, the first and only supporting act of the night was greeted warmly by early-comers. The Brisbane based indie act seemed to have a bit of difficulty with their first song, technical difficulties and possibly nerves got the better of them. Gladly, by the second song they had sorted out their problems and they delivered a really enjoyable sound. The vocals were fantastic, with songs “Bad Kids” and “Plastic Excuse” they definitely played to their strengths and let their softer indie side come through, focusing on delicate lyrics and a steady beat that wasn’t competing with the vocals. Argentina played with a lot of heart and have a bright future ahead of them.
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