|In the great blues tradition of his ‘Short Cool Ones’ (the 1996 Gold-selling ARIA Award nominated blues album from diesel and Chris Wilson), Diesel has returned to his roots to produce one of his most roundly applauded and critically acclaimed albums in an already stellar career: ‘Project Blues – Saturday Suffering Fools’
No one saw Diesel’s ‘Project Blues’ album coming but it’s been unanimously reviewed as a knockout. And now, just to kick things up another notch, Diesel and his band announce the ‘Hits & Blues 2009’ Tour.
By: Stephen Goodwin
FourPlay String Quartet @ The Tivoli, Brisbane
Few bands could be as innately suited to The Tivoli’s lush interiors as the sonically eclectic FourPlay String Quartet. Coaxed all the way to Brisbane to feature in the Deborah Conway-curated 2009 edition of the Queensland Music Festival, the fourtet of Sydneysiders grace the venue with an exquisite set worthy of a far-larger audience.
Over the course of a little more than an hour, the ensemble treats a small, enthusiastic crowd to new material that shows they still have the creativity and talent to match their genre-crossing ambitions.
Continue reading Live Review: FourPlay @ The Tivoli, Brisbane 25 July 2009
Review: Hannah Collins
Recently returned from the UK, stand up Brissy, prog rockers Butterfly effect embark on yet another journey around Australia to promote their fourth studio album “Final conversation of Kings”.
Kicking off the first live show in a string of tours for The Butterfly Effects “Final Conversation tour”, a band of a smaller stature, not lacking in rock adjure, show Brisbane they can do it, and do it well. Calling All Cars, a three piece from Melbourne rocked it hard in the lead up to Brisbane’s Dead Letter Circus taking stage as the main support for one of Australia’s favourites.
|Dan Hicks is truly an American original. His unique blend of swing, jazz, folk and country music, coupled with his irresistible sense of rhythm, hip lyrical styling, laid-back vocalising, and infamous on-stage wit make his live audiences fans for life. For more than 40 years, most famously with his band The Hot Licks, Dan has been a stalwart of the American music scene.|
|Irish rockers The Script will make their highly anticipated return to Australia this September. After a series of intimate performances in late 2008, The Script return in 2009 for a full blown tour taking in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Support at all shows will be Australia’s own Wes Carr.|
Elbow @ The Tivoli, Brisbane 31 March 2009
Photographer: Matt Palmer
Amanda Palmer @ The Tivoli, 1 March 2009
Photographer: Charlyn Cameron – for LifeMusicMedia
- Stray Cats @ The Tivoli, Brisbane 26-27 February 2009
- Jackson Browne @ Brisbane Riverstage, 27 February 2009
- The Big O Festival @University of Queensland, 28 February 2009
- Amanda Palmer @ The Tivoli, 1 March 2009
- The Cat Empire @ The Tivoli, 12-13 March 2009
- Biffy Clyro @ The Arena, 25 March 2009
February Festival List 2009 Australia
Festival List March, April & May 2009 Australia
|“(New album) ‘Get Onboard’ offers further proof that Bibb is working at an extremely high level of artistry.” – Billboard Magazine
“A superb musician and performer.” – Q Magazine
“Bibb turned (his 2008 SXSW show) into a place of communion during his phenomenal set.” – Austin American-Statesmen
“A voice to die for.” – The Times
JOINED BY THE LEGENDARY PAIR OF DANNY THOMPSON ON DOUBLE BASS AND LARRY CROCKETT ON DRUMS.
(All dates except Darwin and Cairns)
|Cult Of Luna
Swedish post-metal masters!
Presented by: Scorpion Entertainment by arrangement with Live Nation
Post Metal Masters, Cult Of Luna are heading to Australia for the very first time this February!
Cult of Luna was formed in 1998 by guitarist Johannes Persson and vocalist Klas Rydberg in Umea, Sweden.
Their sound has progressed from being heavily doom metal influenced to one much less aggressive and more about orchestration which falls into a sub-genre known as post-metal. CoL are at post metal’s forefront along with contemporary such as Neurosis, Pelican and Isis. The band also cite Radiohead and Pink Floyd as major influences.
Continue reading Cult Of Luna @ The Tivoli, Brisbane 12 February 2009
Formed in 1979 the Stray Cats took the world by storm with their infectious rockabilly musical stylings and frenetic live shows.
Having created their own version of the standard rockabilly sound by blending Brian’s jazz & swing sensibilities with the band’s love of the 70’s UK punk sound, the Stray Cats have built up a devoted following and maintained an enviable live reputation throughout their 30 year career.
Continue reading Stray Cats @ The Tivoli, Brisbane 26-27 February 2009
|Guess who’s back? The Cat Empire. After a quieter year by Empire standards, the guys are pulling together their ever-entertaining troupe to hit the road in Australia, with the announcement of theatre shows, and more to follow for Feb/March 2009.
The National Tour will support the Feb ’09 release of a new album – Live on Earth – which incorporates recordings of shows all over the world, spanning the bands career to date.