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LUKE ELLIOT IS DRESSED FOR THE OCCASION

Posted in Uncategorized    //    Post Date - September 19, 2017

American singer, songwriter Luke Elliot is chatting to me on the phone from his hometown of New Jersey, which for Luke is rare. He’s spent so much time traveling recently that “home is kind of all over the place right now,”  he says. On Friday September 22nd Luke Elliot will…

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ROBERT PLANT HEADLINES FIRST BLUESFEST ANNOUNCEMENT

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 19, 2017

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Bluesfest has undoubtedly become one of the world’s finest music festivals, one which delivers year after year and 2018 will be no different. The first line up has just been announced and includes some genuine music icons. The 29th annual Bluesfest will run from Thursday 29 March to Monday 2nd April, 2018

Here’s the first artist announcement:
ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS
LIONEL RICHIE
THE JOHN BUTLER TRIO
TASH SULTANA
THE NEW POWER GENERATION
CHIC FEATURING NILE RODGERS
FIRST AID KIT
JOSE GONZALEZ
MORCHEEBA
GOV’T MULE
LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL
THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS
ERIC GALES
BOBBY RUSH
DUMPSTAPHUNK
JOE LOUIS WALKER
RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS

Bluesfest’s first artist announcement for 2018 is their biggest ever.  Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters return to thrill audiences with their much loved music. 2018 is the 50 year celebration of Led Zeppelin’s first ever performance. This milestone event will be celebrated at Bluesfest when they perform a number of Led Zeppelin classics. International superstar Lionel Richie will bring his full arena spectacular to Byron Bay this Easter. Local legends The John Butler Trio and Tash Sultana head up the Australian contingent, and CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers and The New Power Generation will bring the funk during their electric, high-energy sets.

Bluesfest director Peter Noble comments on the announcement:
“Well here it is, the first of our announcements for Bluesfest 2018, and what an announcement it is! Lionel Richie, Robert Plant, The New Power Generation, CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers, Jose Gonzalez, First Aid Kit plus two of Australia’s greatest artists The John Butler Trio and Tash Sultana, who is on fire right now.”

“There is lots more from Morcheeba, the amazing Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real! Eric Gales and the California Honeydrops returning by popular demand from the last festival. We have lots of Blues in this announcement too….and we are just getting started. We are going to have a great festival in 2018! Hope to see you there.”

Music lovers from across Australia will visit the beautiful Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just outside Byron Bay over the Easter long weekend (Thursday 29th March to Monday 2nd of April 2018) for the 29th Annual Bluesfest. During the Festival they will enjoy 12 hours of music each day on multiple stages, incredible food and market stalls and on site camping in a range of accommodation options.

Robert Plant, the legendary singer of Led Zeppelin returns to Bluesfest along with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters. With his new album ‘Carry Fire’ due out next month, and the incredible milestone of 50 years since Led Zeppelin’s their first performance, it promises to be a powerful performance that is not to be missed for any true fan.

Lionel Richie has a discography of albums and singles second to none and is part of the fabric of American pop music. In fact, Lionel Richie and Irving Berlin are the only two songwriters in history to achieve the honour of having #1 records for nine consecutive years. With hits including “Hello”, “Endless Love”, “Brick House”, “Easy”, “Dancing on the Ceiling”, “Three Times a Lady” and of course “All Night Long” Bluesfest attendees are in for a real treat as this true icon of modern music plays All The Hits at Bluesfest on Easter Monday.

The John Butler Trio will be making their 13th appearance at Bluesfest in 2018. A live set from the JBT is an awe-inspiring show which captivates the audience and always includes a good dose of those all-time favourites such as ‘Zebra’, ‘Better Than’ and the incredible instrumental ‘Ocean’, as well as songs from their latest album “Flesh & Blood”. Their inclusion in the line-up will make loyal JBT and Bluesfest fans very happy as they continually rate in our most requested artists list.

Bluesfest welcomes Tash Sultana, one of Australia’s most talented up and coming artists to their stage in 2018. As a young, dynamic Melbourne artist, Tash has been creating waves and generating massive buzz by playing sold out shows all over the world. Her vocal shines with a magical quality, she has a natural gift for melody and her virtuosic guitar playing is from another planet. Tash is the very definition of a Bluesfest artist, and will no doubt play one of the most talked about sets at the festival

Those who knew Prince knew that he was always pushing himself and experimenting with new sounds, and the musical chemistry of working with new musicians was a part of that process. When he formed The New Power Generation (The NPG)  in 1990 they went on together to create ‘Diamond & Pearls’ a record that sparked more hits on the Billboard charts than any other Prince album released since Purple Rain. It is an honor to welcome original members of The New Power Generation to the Bluesfest stage in 2018. Their intent is to honor their boss, their mentor and his music, and to give fans a chance to celebrate and say goodbye to one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.

One of the most influential artists in modern music Nile Rodgers along with his band CHIC will also be playing Bluesfest next year. The “Le Freak” singer is also responsible for hits by artists including David Bowie, Madonna and more recently Get Lucky by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams.

Known for his meaningful lyrics and artfully arranged songs, Bluesfest is thrilled that José González will make his debut at the festival in 2018. Mastering the rare craft of spellbinding audiences armed with his classical guitar and gentle melodies, José González and his band will astound Bluesfest with performances imbued with his daringly understated song-craft and lyrical air of reflection.

The heavenly sounds of First Aid Kit will ring out through Bluesfest in 2018. The Söderberg sisters (also known as First Aid Kit) had been earning a stellar reputation recording and performing as a teenaged duo in Sweden when their 2008 cover of Fleet Foxes’ “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” started turning heads around the world. Their breakthrough LP ‘The Lion’s Roar’ was extremely well received by fans and critics, who are now eagerly anticipating the groups upcoming album Stay Gold –due out later this year. Bluesfest audiences will fall in love with their beautiful folk inspired harmonies.

Get ready to bliss out on the sweet, sensual vocals of Skye Edwards as Morcheeba return to Bluesfest in 2018. Morcheeba define the ‘chill out’ genre and are the perfect antidote to a big night, with songs like “Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day”, “The Sea”,  “Even Though” and “Otherwise” have been played in café’s, lounge rooms and at Sunday sessions around the world.

Jam band fans rejoice! Legendary Rock torchbearers, Gov’t Mule are returning to Bluesfest hot off the back of the release of a new archival album entitled The Tel-Star Sessions. Gov’t Mule has showcased its virtuosity, intelligence and breadth for more than two decades, which have encompassed 15 studio and live albums, millions of album and track sales and thousands of performances. The band has become a human encyclopaedia of timeless American music while adding to that canon with their signature sound. Their many fans at Bluesfest will relish the chance to hear their early improvisational interplay, an impressive skill that has since become a signature of Gov’t Mule’s albums and live shows.

Electric Blues legend Joe Louis Walker returns to Bluesfest for the fifth time in 2018. Walker is a Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner. His latest acclaimed album ‘Everybody Wants a Piece’ was nominated for a Grammy and cements his legacy as a prolific torchbearer for the Blues.

The buzz around the Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real was immense when they last played Bluesfest in 2016, and has done nothing but intensify over the past 2 years. Lukas first piqued music lovers’ attention on his dad Willie Nelson’s 2012 album, Heroes when their voices blended with potent DNA. Two years later, life took another turn skyward when Neil Young decided to make Promise of the Real his touring and studio band. Young has guided the grateful young musicians ever since as they’ve backed the legend on tour and on his two most recent albums.
Bluesfest will be in for a treat when Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real deliver their self-described blend of ‘Cowboy Hippy Surf Rock’ in Byron Bay next Easter.

They were the talk of the festival in 2017, so with it is with great pleasure that Bluesfest welcomes back The California Honeydrops in 2018. The California Honeydrops don’t just play music—they throw parties. Led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski, and drawing on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line, the Honeydrops bring vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes to their shows.

Eric Gales had Bluesfest audiences screaming for more in 2017, so we had to bring him back to play again in 2018. As both an African-American left-handed guitarist of extraordinary ability and an expressive vocalist, it is natural for people to compare Eric to Hendrix but Eric has developed a unique hybrid Blues/rock sound that also draws upon influences as diverse as Albert King and Eric Johnson. With a unique blend of rock, funk and Blues styles, Eric Gales stands head and shoulders among other guitarists in his genre and is out to blow your mind and expand your musical horizons. As many people at Bluesfest 2017 can attest, there has never been a better time to see Eric Gales live. If you missed him last time, don’t make that same mistake again!

Due to popular demand Dumpstaphunk are coming back to Bluesfest in 2018. The group stand out among New Orleans’ best as one of the funkiest bands to ever come out from the Crescent City. In Big Easy tradition, the former band members of Keith Richards band, The X-Pensive Winos, Ivan and Ian Neville send the groove into overdrive with Hammond B3 keys and funky guitar riffs, all backed up by duelling baselines from Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III, the dirtiest rhythm section on the planet.

Bluesfest is proud to welcome 2017 Grammy winning Blues legend, B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, and Rolling Stone magazine named “King of the Chitlin’ Circuit” Bobby Rush to the festival for the first time. A true Mississippi Bluesman, Rush estimates that he has cut over 300 songs in his 60 year career. He has been honored with four Grammy nominations, as well as 41 nominations and 10 awards from the Blues Foundation, and a 2006 induction into the Blues Hall of Fame. Don’t miss this legend as he makes his long awaited debut at Bluesfest.

Rick Estrin and The Nightcats are bringing the party to Bluesfest in 2018! Every night that award-winning harmonica player, singer and songwriter Rick Estrin and his cohorts The Nightcats perform live— wherever in the world that may be—a crowd of dancing, shouting, laughing and cheering people will be enjoying some of the best live music they’ve ever heard. The band will serve up fresh and modern original Blues injected with a solid dose of gritty roadhouse Rock ‘n’ Roll which is sure to delight Bluesfest audiences.

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POP WILL EAT ITSELF + JIM BOB (CARTER USM) 2018 TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 18, 2017

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POP WILL EAT ITSELF (UK) + JIM BOB (CARTER USM) (UK) + Caligula to tour Australia in 2018

England’s Finest, POP WILL EAT ITSELF aka PWEI aka the Poppies make a welcome return down under with their high energy, relentless live shows an unmissable experience.

During the late 80’s and early 90’s Australia was like a second home for PWEI as they played a stack of memorable shows here gaining a rabid following along the way. An incredible collection of songs and a setlist chock full of fan favourites – Everything’s Cool, Wise Up Sucker, Def Con One, Ich Bin Ein Auslander, Can U Dig It?, Dance of the Mad Bastards, PWEIzation, R.S.V.P, Their Law, Bulletproof will ensure smiles all round.

Joining original members Graham Crabb and Richard March (who went on to form Bentley Rhythm Ace post PWEI) in a reinvigorated line up of PWEI is legendary vocalistMary Byker (Gaye Bykers on Acid, Apollo 440, Pitchshifter) and Davey Bennett. Clint Mansell is no longer with PWEI and has gone on to record award winning film scores.

JIM BOB, best known as the singer of indie cult heroes CARTER USM, will be joining PWEI as an Extra Special International Guest. CARTER USM last toured in 1995! so forCARTER fans this will be a rare chance to hear all your faves – Sheriff Fatman, Anytime  Anyplace  Anywhere, The Only Living Boy in New Cross, Shoppers Paradise, Bloodsport for All and more as well as solo material.

But wait, there’s more! We are stoked to announce that electro rock bandits CALIGULA will reform especially for this tour to perform their first shows together since 1994!

Tour Dates
Thursday 8th March – Brisbane – The Triffid
Friday 9th March – Melbourne – Max Watts
Saturday 10th March – Sydney – Factory Theatre
Sunday 11th March – Perth – Rosemount Hotel
Pre-Sale: Wednesday 20th September 9am (local time)
On-Sale: Friday 22nd September 9am (local time)
Tickets from: https://metropolistouring.com/pop-will-eat-itself/

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WIN SYD & MELB DREAM THEATER TICKETS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 15, 2017

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For nearly three decades of continually redefining the parameters of hard rock, progressive heavy metal and surpassing critical expectations, devoted fans will be in their element as Dream Theater hit Australia next week for shows in Sydney and Melbourne and WE’RE GIVING AWAY 2 DOUBLE PASSES TO EACH SHOW!

As guitarist John Petrucci told Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips back in January at the NAMM Show, “Dream Theater is embarking on an anniversary  tour for the album Images and Words, which came out 25 years ago.” When asked if Australia would be part of the tour he said, ” I hope so… we haven’t been to Australia in a while.” He suggested if it did happen it would be around September 2017 and as it turns out, he was spot on!

Having last toured here in 2014, Dream Theater have arguably become the prototypical progressive metal band. And, not by coincidence, they are also probably the most successful purveyors of the form.  Dream Theater have a legion of fiercely diehard fans around the world and expect nothing less than a smart, fully immersive, experiential journey through otherworldly soundscapes from each and every live performance.

For a chance to win a double pass, simply email your entry to:
mediaville@netspace.net.au
with the words ‘Dream Theater competition’ in the subject field.
State your name, contact number, whether you are in Sydney or Melbourne and name one Dream Theater band member.
Entries close 11am on Monday morning.
Winners will then be contacted and tickets will be organised

DREAM THEATER AUSTRALIAN DATES
Tuesday 19th September, 2017
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Ticket info

Wednesday 20th September, 2017
Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Ticket info

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A CHAT WITH ELECTRO LABEL TEMPEST RECORDINGS’ DAMIANO VERNA

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 15, 2017

It seems you can blink an eye and an entire decade slips past. Blink again and suddenly it is 2017 and one of Australia’s most enduring independent electronic record labels is the better part of a couple of decades old and has well and truly established a legacy. A global…

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BOSS AND JHS PEDALS JOIN FORCES TO CREATE JB-2 ANGRY DRIVER

Posted in Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - September 14, 2017

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of BOSS compact pedals, BOSS and JHS Pedals have come together in a historic creative collaboration between the two industry leaders. Housed in the classic BOSS compact design, the JB-2 Angry Driver pairs the tones of the iconic BOSS BD-2 Blues Driver with JHS Pedals’…

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SARAH MCLEOD: NEW VIDEO & MORE DATES

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 14, 2017

Sarah McLeod floor low resThis week Aussie rock royalty Sarah McLeod announced her new single Wild Hearts, a laid-back, content ode to finding fulfillment through creative endeavours. Lifted from her self-produced new album, Rocky’s Diner – her first solo album in 12 years – which was released on August 18, the talented vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, who first found fame in the late 1990s with 3X ARIA Award winning rock band The Superjesus, has also dropped a gorgeous video for Wild Hearts, encapsulating the simple beauty in what at first appears mundane.

And due to high demand from fans wanting a piece of the action, Sarah has extended her national Rocky’s Diner tour into November and December, set to swing through Adelaide at Jive on November 5, then moving through Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Fremantle, Bunbury, Bulli, and finishing up in Sydney at The Lansdowne on December 16.

Wild Hearts is a fine example of Sarah’s storytelling abilities; those that hooked so many from the very beginning of her career. The simplicity of this track, and the narrative that drives it, is where the beauty lies here; a lone voice accompanied by understated guitar slowly swells into a full rock-band arrangement and just as quickly recedes again. Sarah paints a picture for the audience, and with just a few choice words she develops a character with a depth that demands multiple listens. She explains, “I wanted a lead who could show fulfilment within a scenario that to most would appear to be failure. I was going to start by describing what my character was, but I decided rather to describe what she wasn’t, and let the listener imagine the rest: ‘She’s not 18, living on guts and coca cola, she’s never been on train, or felt the ocean’s salty water.’ I was imagining a woman around my own age, not oblivious to the world around her but not an active participant either. She’s not flighty, she’s a thinker. She has a repetitive life and she enjoys the routine, and she would find fulfilment through creating stories about fictitious characters doing fictitious things. This writing was her release and it made her happy and noone in the world could touch that.”

The video (see below) documents seemingly routine moments in time, like passing buskers in the street – but rather than rush by them, like you might if you were on your way to work or similar responsibilities, the clip allows you to stay a while. With the help of Tribal Apes (Jessica Mauboy, Tina Arena, Havana Brown), Sarah has created a little time capsule of a creative moment in her life, alongside her canine companion Chachi, and invites the audience to share it with her, as Sarah says, “The clip is basically about depicting the beauty in what appears to be the mundane. Observing people in the street connecting with each other, finding joy in simplicity, all through the eyes of me and my best friend, my dog Chachi…and now I’ve got a little movie of me and Chach to watch when we’re older! That clip will make me smile forever.”

The recent South Australia Rock’N’Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Sarah McLeod has extended her already-massive national tour, adding nine extra shows in celebration of the new album Rocky’s Diner. Performing as a two-piece band alongside drummer Mick Skelton (Baby Animals), the powerhouse and self-confessed lover of touring has some seriously unique and impressive plans for the shows, explaining, “I have designed a guitar whereby I can play bass and regular guitar at the same time. It’s been a lot of trial and error because I didn’t really know what I was doing – but it seems to be working now! It’s a very ambitious live show, but super fun to perform. Chachi comes with us as well, she wears little headphones and sits on stage. I love touring so I don’t even care where I am or where I am going, as long as I am playing every night I am happy. I feel I am at my best when I’m touring.”
Tickets to the newly announced Rocky’s Diner tour will be on sale from 9am Thursday September 21 from  http://sarahmcleod.oztix.com.au/

SARAH MCLEOD ROCKY’S DINER TOUR – NEW DATES JUST ANNOUNCED

SUN 5 NOV | JIVE, ADELAIDE, SA | 18+
WED 29 NOV | THE CURTIN, MELBOURNE, VIC | 18+
THURS 30 NOV | THE BASEMENT, CANBERRA, ACT | 18+
SAT 2 DEC | THE FOUNDRY, BRISBANE, QLD | 18+
THURS 7 DEC | THE HEN HOUSE, BADLANDS BAR, PERTH, WA | 18+
FRI 8 DEC | THE ODD FELLOW, FREMANTLE, WA | 18+
SAT 9 DEC | PRINCE OF WALES, BUNBURY, WA | 18+
FRI 15 DEC | HERITAGE HOTEL, BULLI, NSW | 18+
SAT 16 DEC | THE LANSDOWNE, SYDNEY | 18+

SARAH MCLEOD ROCKY’S DINER TOUR – PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED AND ON SALE

THURS 5 OCT | SOL BAR, SUNSHINE COAST, QLD | 18+
FRI 6 OCT | SPOTTED COW, TOOWOOMBA, QLD | 18+
SAT 7 OCT | MIAMI SHARK BAR, GOLD COAST, QLD | 18+
SUN 8 OCT | BYRON BAY BREWERY, BYRON BAY, NSW | 18+
THURS 12 OCT | 48 WATT, NEWCASTLE, NSW | 18+
FRI 13 OCT | THE BAROQUE ROOM, KATOOMBA, NSW | 18+
SUN 15 OCT | MIRANDA HOTEL, MIRANDA, NSW | 18+
WED 25 OCT | PELLY BAR, FRANKSTON, VIC | 18+
THURS 26 OCT | SOOKI LOUNGE, BELGRAVE, VIC | 18+
FRI 27 OCT | KAROVA LOUNGE, BALLARAT, VIC | 18+
FRI 3 NOV | WARATAH HOTEL, HOBART, TAS | 18+
SAT 4 NOV | CLUB 54, LAUNCESTON, TAS | 18+

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MONSTER ROCK LINE-UP FOR A DAY ON THE GREEN

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 14, 2017
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Prepare for iconic indie rock anthems in the great outdoors when THE LIVING END, SPIDERBAIT, VERUCA SALT, THE LEMONHEADS, TUMBLEWEED and THE FAUVES combine for an almighty a day on the green national tour next February/March.

It’s a bill bursting with bands who were part of the alternative heyday of the 1990s, a period that has left a remarkable legacy on Australian music fans and continues to be held with muchos affection.

Between them, these six bands have notched up eight ARIA Awards, received more than 30 ARIA Award nominations, had 12 Top 10 albums and 19 Top 40 hit singles. They’ve played just about every major music festival in the world and worked with a wide range of collaborators – everyone from Kylie Minogue to The Wiggles!

In the live arena their reputations were made through performances marked by energy, passion and verve – qualities that will once again be on display during this tour.

If the resounding success of similar alt-jaunts with Hoodoo Gurus, Sunnyboys, Violent Femmes, Died Pretty and Ratcat in 2015 and last year’s You Am I, Something For Kate, Spiderbait, Jebediah and The Meanies run are anything to go by, this will be a tour to savour!

THE LIVING END have earnt their enviable standing as one of the most compelling and captivating bands in Australian rock history. Their 1998 self-titled debut album hit number one on the ARIA chart, spawning singalong anthems Prisoner Of Society, All Torn Down, Second Solution, West End Riot and Save The Day, beginning a chart domination that continued with Roll On, Pictures In The Mirror, What’s On Your Radio, Wake Up and White Noise to name but a few. Twenty years on they continue to be a force to be reckoned with, with last year’s Shift becoming their seventh ARIA Top 10 album. Having just completed a huge US tour, their live shows continue to excite fans worldwide.

The Living End’s Chris Cheney said. “Check it out folks, grab the esky and your picnic blanket because we are excited to announce we’re playing a day on the green! After spending a huge chunk of this past year touring internationally we can’t wait to play shows in our own beautiful Australian backyard. As anyone who’s ever gone to a day on the green knows, they’re always unique gigs but this one is extra special. The line-up is killer! We’ll be joined by Spiderbait, Veruca Salt, The Lemonheads, Tumbleweed and The Fauves … Hot damn! Get on it!”

SPIDERBAIT thrilled audiences when they saddled up for their first a day on the green tour in 2016, so are very happy to being doing another lap of the winery map. With five Top 20 albums, two ARIA Awards, a massive number one anthem with the irrepressible Black Betty and a huge and loyal following, it’s true to say Kram, Janet and Whitt’s special musical alchemy is a wondrous thing! Earlier this year they embraced their past by playing in full their most popular album, Ivy And The Big Apples, – home to the triple j Hottest 100 number one Buy Me A Pony. We can’t wait to welcome them back!

Spiderbait’s Kram said: “We’re all so stoked be playing a day on the green again next year all around Australia. The last time we did these shows the response was amazing and the gigs were so awesome. Thanks to the fans that came out and made these events so brilliant for us. We hope to see you all again with our mates The Living End, Veruca Salt, The Lemonheads, Tumbleweed and The Fauves … such a great line-up and we can’t wait for it all to start!”

VERUCA SALT’s signature hit Seether remains one of the most-loved rock tunes of the ’90s. Not surprisingly, the band experienced a meteoric rise, doing everything a young band coming of age in the grunge era could hope for – selling more than a million records, touring with alt-rock royalty Hole and PJ Harvey, and winning critical acclaim for albums like American Thighs (named after an AC/DC lyric). After breaking up in 1998, the original line-up – Nina Gordon, Louise Post, Jim Shapiro and Steve Lack – re-formed in 2013 and were warmly welcomed back on stage. In 2015 they released their fifth studio album, Ghost Notes, the first to feature the band’s original line-up since 1997’s Eight Arms To Hold You. This will be their first a day on the green tour.

THE LEMONHEADS’ Evan Dando was ’90s rock royalty, writing much of his band’s breakthrough album – 1992’s It’s A Shame About Ray – in his second home of Australia. A concentrated blast of pure pop perfection, Come On Feel The Lemonheads, followed reaching number 19 on the ARIA chart, giving the band their first Top 20 album in the world. Since then, Evan has been a regular visitor to Australia, both as a solo act and reactivating THE LEMONHEADS.  We look forward to hearing those melodic masterpieces like Into Your Arms, Being Around, The Outdoor Type, The Great Big No, Rudderless, Big Gay Heart, Alison’s Starting to Happen, It’s A Shame About Ray and Mrs. Robinson.

Straight outta Tarrawanna, TUMBLEWEED personified stoner rock in the ’90s with signature thundering riffs through tracks like Sundial, Hang Around and Gyroscope. They won the prestigious support slot on Nirvana’s only Australian tour and cemented themselves as one of the most-loved bands of the era with the 1995 release of their ARIA Top 10 album, Galactaphonic. Reactivated nearly 10 years ago, they’ve effortlessly picked up where they left off.

Known for their witty lyrics, melodic pop-rock and often satirical explorations of Australian themes, THE FAUVES fast became the best band to come out of the Mornington Peninsula since Australian Crawl. Releasing 11 studio albums with radio hits like Everybody’s Getting A 3 Piece Together and Dogs Are The Best People, scoring an ARIA nomination for Future Spa, as well as being the subject of the acclaimed documentary 15 Minutes To Rock, nearly 30 years later The Fauves continue to do what they do best.

A DAY ON THE GREEN
The Living End, Spiderbait, Veruca Salt, The Lemonheads, Tumbleweed and The Fauves

Saturday Feb 24     Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley NSW
Sunday Feb 25       Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton QLD
Saturday Mar 3       Petersons Winery, Armidale NSW
Saturday Mar 10     Josef Chromy Wines, Launceston TAS
Sunday Mar 11       Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong VIC
Saturday Mar 17     Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale SA * The Lemonheads not performing
Tickets on sale from www.ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

VERUCA SALT will also perform two headline shows:
Thursday Mar 1      Metro Theatre, Sydney (18+)
Tickets on sale from Ticketek.com.au | 132 849

Friday Mar 9           170 Russell, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets on sale from www.moshtix.com.au| 1300 438 849

All event information www.frontiertouring.com

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY SEPTEMBER 25 AT 10.00AM
From www.ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

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ROADHOUSES GET DRINKIN’

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 14, 2017

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Codeine tempo, anti-romance songs is how the alt-country trio Roadhouses describe themselves. Roadhouses formed in 2014 when guitarist and songwriter Yvonne Moxham invited Mess Hall drummer Cec Condon to play what was meant to be a one off show. A recording session in NYC with War On Drugs producer Nicolas Vernhes followed, and then bass player James Bellesini joined to round out the trio.
 
Roadhouses has just released Drinkin’, a new single with accompanying video. The track is taken from the bands forthcoming self titled album which is out Feb 2018 on Broken Stone Records.
 
Roadhouses launched the song to Sydney audiences last night and will do the same this Sunday night at the The Grace Darling in Melbourne


 
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EVERCLEAR’S ART ALEXAKIS TALKS ‘SO MUCH FOR THE AFTERGLOW’ OZ TOUR

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 13, 2017

There’s a hoard of rock songs from the grunge, alt-rock era 90s which just occupy space in your head and like it or not, never look like leaving. ART ALEXAKIS from Portland band EVERCLEAR is responsible for some of them and many are from their 1996 album, So Much For…

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