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INCUBUS 2018 AUSTRALIAN TOUR ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 23, 2017

In 2018 INCUBUS will return to Australia for their first headline tour in six years to play three shows along the east coast in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. These shows will be the first chance for fans to hear new tracks like ‘Nimble Bastard’ and ‘Glitterbomb’ from their aptly titled eighth studio album, 8. As well as a plethora of hits from their expansive back catalogue spanning the past 20 years.

Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10am this Wednesday, October 25.

My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning tomorrow at 10am, October 24.

For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: livenation.com.au.

Since 1991, the iconic multiplatinum Los Angeles rock band have sold in excess of 23 million albums worldwide thanks to their uncanny knack of writing instant radio hits, landing four Top 5 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 and one #1 album.

A spontaneous approach to their set lists, high-octane performances, and a consistently great live show has allowed these sonic chameleons to continuously genre hop, leading them to share stages with everyone from Linkin Park, and OutKast, to Moby, Jane’s Addiction, Queens of the Stone Age and let’s not forget this past August when longtime fan, Solange Knowles joined them on stage in New Orleans to sing ‘Aqueous Transmission’!

Fri 9 March – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne VIC
Sat 10 March – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW
Mon 12 March-  Riverstage, Brisbane QLD

TICKETS ON SALE 10AM WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25
My Live Nation pre-sale: 10am October 24 until 8am October 25

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.incubushq.comwww.livenation.com.au 

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REVIEW: ALICE COOPER, ACE FREHLEY- MELBOURNE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 22, 2017


ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE OCT 20, 2017

Review: Garry Chapman Photos: Jason Rosewarne

Ace Frehley likes to play his guitar loud, very loud. And his fans at a packed Rod Laver Arena on Friday evening wouldn’t have it any other way.

‘Parasite’ and ‘Hard Times’, a couple of Frehley-penned Kiss numbers opened the set, then a cover of the Rolling Stones’ ‘2000 Man’, the last two from the band’s ‘Dynasty’ album.

“Melbourne, I’m back!” Ace announced and the fans roared their approval. It was clear from the images and emblems emblazoned on their black T-shirts that those admirers in the front rows, pumping their fists in time with every guitar chord, were long time members of the Kiss Army.

The Kiss numbers kept coming, with a few of Ace’s solo tunes in the mix as well. The screaming guitar of ‘Rocket Ride’ seemed to take the volume up another notch. He tossed a few handfuls of guitar picks out into the crowd and soon he was gone from view.

Bass guitarist Chris Wyse stepped up and began a thundering intro to ‘Strange Ways’ and, when Ace reappeared, he was now wearing the familiar Kiss Spaceman’s made-up face on his shirt.

‘Talk to Me’ and ‘New York Groove’ went down very well. “Put your hands together,” he boomed, and the audience members joined in with the chorus. “I’m back, back in the New York Groove,” they sang.

Kiss favourites ‘Detroit Rock City’ and ‘Deuce’ brought the set to a close. For a time, his guitar was billowing smoke, then, as a farewell gift, Ace treated us to a little more of the insanely ear splitting guitar artistry he’s well known and loved for. As a warm-up act for Alice Cooper, Ace Frehley was a fitting choice.

Ace Frehley

Alice Cooper was the headline act on this fabulous double bill. The ‘Spend the Night with Alice Cooper Tour’ celebrates his 40th anniversary on the international music scene, and it’s the thirteenth visit Down Under from Alice and his band.

‘Brutal Planet’ began the show. An array of dolls and other toys was strewn before a large, mysterious toybox on stage. Weird masks peered out of the darkness behind him as Alice, staring malevolently with his smudged and blackened eyes, strode to the microphone. The band kicked in, perhaps not quite as loud as Ace, but not too far behind him. Constantly on the move, they prowled back and forth across the stage in support of Alice, stepping forward into the lights to engage the fans whenever he gave them space.

‘No More Mr Nice Guy’ was the first opportunity for a crowd singalong, and they were in fine voice. This was what they had come to see and hear. No doubt many had followed this rock icon throughout the entire forty-year span of his career, but there was plenty of youth in the crowd too, and they also knew just about all of the words to sing along with.

Perhaps it was fitting, then, that ‘Department of Youth’ was included in the setlist. A huge Stars ‘n Stripes flag dominated the backdrop as Alice belted out “We’re the Department of Youth ..” and the fans roared back “We got the power!”

‘Billion Dollar Babies’ featured another fabulous backdrop, with the baby’s face, so memorable from the album cover, enlarged to fill the display and looking rather intimidating behind Alice and the band. Resplendent in coattails, Alice stalked across the stage, dollar bills spilling from the end of the sword he was brandishing and fluttered out over the outstretched hands of the audience.

Guitarist Nita Strauss, who had worked hard all night, really came to the fore in ‘Woman of Mass Distraction’, playing some blistering chords and earning rapturous audience applause. As the smoke rolled out over a darkened stage, highlighted by a single spotlight, she moved to centre stage and let it rip. What a talent she is.

Nita Strauss

Alice reappeared in white shirt and top hat, conducting the crowd as he might conduct an orchestra, as they screamed out “You’re poison!” in response to another one of his best known songs. They were certainly enjoying the selection of all-time favourites that were dominating the evening’s setlist.

Alice was off stage again as Glen Sobel launched into his drum solo. Guitarists Nita Strauss and Ryan Roxie soon joined in, as did bassist Chuck Garric. Momentarily, it was the iconic lineup of three guitarists lined up in a tight formation, playing and moving in unison at centre stage, but they moved apart as eery green smoke began spilling out from the toybox and Alice emerged from within and re-entered the stage.

As ‘Feed My Frankenstein’ came to a close, a large monster moved threateningly across the stage, dwarfing the guitarists who took care to get out of its way. Alice grabbed a large rag doll and grappled menacingly with it as he rasped through ‘Cold Ethyl’, singing “Come on, Cold Ethyl. Freeze me, babe!”

Alice took a seat as Ryan Roxie played the familiar opening chords of ‘Only Women Bleed’ on his double-necked guitar and once again the fans were in full voice singing along. All over the stadium, smartphones were held aloft as the punters captured video footage of one of their favourite songs.

‘Paranoiac Personality’ was the only song Alice featured from his latest album, ‘Paranormal’, but it led nicely into ‘The Ballad of Dwight Fry’. The show had moved well and truly into the macabre gothic world that Alice has inhabited for so long by this point. Alice was strapped securely into a straitjacket now, attended by the manic Nurse Cheryl. His glowering eyes were fixed on the crowd as his crafty nurse restrained him. The guillotine was brought on stage, perhaps the most remarkable on-stage prop since Spinal Tap famously featured Stonehenge all those years ago. Obscured by a cloud of smoke and surrounded by ghoulish attendants, with the band never missing a beat, the blade came down and Alice lost his head.

Thankfully he soon reappeared, holding his own head, which was soon tossed aside for ‘I Love the Dead’ and, in a nod to the occasion of his 40th anniversary, he finished with the song that started it all, ‘I’m Eighteen’. Of course, the band rocked and the patrons sang along with the chorus at the top of their voices.

Alice and the band left the stage, but there was no doubt they’d be back. Everyone knew it as they stamped their feet and cheered and whistled for Alice to return for the encore. They all knew what he’d be playing before they even heard the first chord. ‘School’s Out’ was a fitting finale. Huge colourful balloons floated down through the confetti shower and were bounced back and forth across the stage and the front rows. With the band in full flight behind him, Alice, now attired as a circus ringmaster in top hat and gold-braided jacket, once more swinging his sword like a conductor’s baton, led the adoring fans through the very familiar chorus and their response was … well, you figure it out. “School’s out for SUMMER! School’s out FOR EVER!” They loved it! The song nicely segued into ‘Another Brick in the Wall’, and then it was over. What a show!

 

 

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BOY & BEAR’S TIM HART ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM & TOUR

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

Tim Hart of the acclaimed Australian indie rock/folk band Boy & Bear has announced his sophomore album The Narrow Corner (Island Records/UMA) will be released Friday February 2nd, 2018.

The first single, the catchy and touchingly melancholic “I’d Do Well,” is available today. Fans who pre-order the digital album will instantly receive “I’d Do Well”. (Full track-listing below)

“I’m really stoked to be releasing my new single I’d do well,” Tim Hart explains. “For me this song was written in one of my more introspective moments on tour. Missing home and thinking back to living life a bit more simply.”

Listen & Share “I’d Do Well” Here

Hart has a thing for honesty and convictions. He’s just not used to talking about it. As the drummer of insanely popular Boy & Bear, the majority of Hart’s musical life is spent behind the drum kit, touring the world, singing back-up vocals, and contributing song-writing to the award-winning Sydney group’s beloved songs and spirit.

This high-profile existence pushed Hart to make his 2012 debut album, “Milling the Wind,” a bare bones folk record. “Something that wasn’t so meticulous and thought out,” he says now. But for his long-overdue second album, The Narrow Corner, concept was shunted aside for life experience.

Track listing:

  1. Two Days Straight
  2. I’d Do Well
  3. A Long Way
  4. The Cutting Line
  5. Maybe Just the Once
  6. Stone’s Throw
  7. All in All
  8. Love Don’t Come for You
  9. Not Mine for the Asking
  10. Just a Matter of Time
  11. St. Jack, Pt. 1
  12. Water Fire
  13. Cool Water

The forthcoming album reunites Hart with Milling the Wind-producer Mark Myers (The Middle East, Emma Louise, Timberwolf), as well as Sydney producer Wayne Connolly (Cloud Control, You Am I, The Vines), responsible for Boy & Bear’s #1 ARIA charted album “Harlequin Dream”. Both encouraged Hart to hone his craft.

Playing the majority of instruments himself and written largely on the road and recorded between touring with Boy & Bear, The Narrow Corner hinges on themes of loss, disconnection, and how travel alters perspective, for better and worse. It also introduces Hart as a skilled and plainspoken curator of his own interior universe.

Tim Hart will be supporting Stu Larsen in Europe from this week and sets out on his long-awaited Australian National tour in February 2018.

TIM HART
THE NARROW CORNER TOUR

 SAT 03 FEB | FRONT BAR & GALLERY, CANBERRA ACT
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SUN 04 FEB | REVOLUTION, COMO NSW
Tickets available from www.eventbrite.com.au

FRI 09 FEB | LEADBELLY, NEWTOWN NSW
Tickets available from www.leadbelly.oztix.com.au

SAT 10 FEB | LIZOTTES, NEWCASTLE NSW
Tickets available from www.lizottes.com.au | 02 4956 2066

THU 15 FEB | SOOKI LOUUNGE, BELGRAVE VIC
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

FRI 16 FEB| WESLEY ANNE, NORTHCOTE VIC
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

THU 22 FEB| BISON BAR, NAMBOUR QLD
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

FRI 23 FEB| THE MILK FACTORY, SOUTH BRISBANE QLD
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SAT 24 FEB| NIGHTQUARTER, GOLD COAST QLD
Free Entry

‘I’D DO WELL’ SINGLE – AVAILABLE NOW FROM HERE

THE NARROW CORNER ALBUM RELEASED FEB 2nd – PRE-ORDER NOW

www.timhart.com.au

 

 

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LANA DEL REY LA TO THE MOON AUSTRALIAN TOUR ANNOUNCED

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

Lana Del Rey announces that she’ll be taking her new album, Lust For Life, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, on the road for a highly-anticipated Australian tour. LA TO THE MOON will kick off in Brisbane on 29th March, before heading to Melbourne and Sydney.

A Secret Sounds presale for the tour will begin at 9am AEDT on Friday, 23 October for Sydney and 5pm AEDT on Friday, 23 October for Brisbane and Melbourne. Tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, 23 October at secretsounds.com at 11am AEDT.

Lust for Life showcases singles such as Love, Lust For Life, Coachella – Woodstock On My Mind, Summer Bummer, and Groupie Love and features collaborations with The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Stevie Nicks, and Sean Lennon. Lust for Life is available to purchase and stream now on all partners globally.

Secret Sounds Present
LANA DEL REY
LA TO THE MOON TOUR
AUSTRALIA 2018
With special guests
SYDNEY PRE-SALES: 9am AEDT Fri 20 Oct until 9am AEDT Mon 23 Oct
BRISBANE & MELBOURNE PRE-SALES: 5pm AEDT Fri 20 Oct until 9am AEDT Mon 23 Oct
GENERAL SALES: 11am AEDT Mon 23 Oct
Sign up to the Secret Sounds mailing list for pre-sale access

THU 29 MAR – RIVERSTAGE – BRISBANE
SAT 31 MAR- SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL – MELBOURNE
MON 02 APR – QUDOS BANK ARENA – SYDNEY

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TESKEY BROTHERS SUN HANGS LOW TOUR & NEW VIDEO

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

It’s been a big year for Melbourne’s The Teskey Brothers. The soul revivalists won the hearts of many with their debut album Half Mile Harvest which reached #18 on the ARIA album chart and earned the band three nominations at this year’s Music Victoria Awards. Rhythms Magazine dubbed them “the best blues singin’ band Australia has to offer” and one fan claims the record has taken up indefinite residence on her lounge room turntable.

A July headline tour sold out from top to bottom including four massive nights Melbourne’s The Corner Hotel. This week The Teskey Brothers set off on their first international tour which sees them playing LA, New York and two sold out nights in London before returning home to support Midnight Oil at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and then play the main stage at Queenscliff Music Festival.

So you’d think after all that they might take a breather. You’d be wrong.
Instead, the foursome will pack up their horn section and hit the road for a run of dates in November and December to share some new songs and round out 2017 in style. The Sun Hangs Low Tour will roll through Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney with support from Timberwolf, and close out at their biggest show to date at Melbourne Zoo Twilights on January 26th. Support at the Zoo comes from fellow soul shakers Saskwatch.
Today the band also release a new video clip for their catchy southern soul number ‘Louisa’. It features the band in a fast-paced foot chase through their leafy hometown of Warrandyte in Victoria. See clip below

THE TESKEY BROTHERS
THE SUN HANGS LOW TOUR
Thursday 30th November – Jive Bar, Adelaide *
Friday 1st December – The Foundry, Brisbane *
Saturday 2nd December – The Basement, Sydney *
Friday 26th January – Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2018, Melbourne #
* with special guest Timberwolf
# with special guest Saskwatch
Tickets and info at www.theteskeybrothers.com

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ZOO TWILIGHTS AT MELBOURNE ZOO ANNOUNCES 2018 LINEUP

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

Zoo Twilights at Melbourne Zoo today announce their full lineup for their annual summer concert series. Running every weekend in 2018 from Friday 26 January until Saturday 10 March, Zoo Twilights is the ultimate destination for music lovers of all ages, offering the unparalleled thrill of live music set within the Zoo’s world-class grounds, with every ticket sold going back into Zoos Victoria’s ongoing commitment to fight extinction.

Joining the already announced piano-maverick Ben Folds, the 2018 program boasts a fresh mix of talent from revered international acts to local heroes, many of whom make their debut Zoo Twilights performance this year.

With Motown-inspired soul sounds and consecutive sold out shows under their belts, Melbourne’s The Teskey Brothers will do the honours opening the series with a triumphant hometown show. They are joined by the loved six-piece Saskwatch, who return to the Zoo for the first time since supporting the late, great Charles Bradley. Also on opening weekend, we bring you Grammy-nominated indie-electronic pioneers Cut Copy who have just released their acclaimed fifth album Haiku From Zero. Aussie power pop legends Sunnyboys are joined by protest pub rockers Painters and Dockers for a rare performance, and The Cat Empire are bringing their high energy, virtuosic live show accompanied by the steady groove of Allysha Joy.

One of the world’s greatest living songwriters, the legendary Neil Finn and his son Liam Finn are coming together to perform new material from their forthcoming album, along with songs from the Split Enz and Crowded House songbooks backed by an all-star band. The madness and mayhem of RocKwiz LIVE! will bring an evening of rock knowledge and dazzling duets hosted by Julia Zemiro and Brian Nankervis, free from the constraints of a studio and backed by the world-class RocKwiz Orchestra.

Hear the future sounds from way out – and from Melbourne – with the twice Grammy-nominated inventive soul group Hiatus Kaiyote and Harvey Sutherland with his live band Bermuda. The Preatures will bring their new album Girlhood to life with support from indie-pop guitarist Ali Barter. World-renowned Aussie rockers Jet perform their first Melbourne headline show since disbanding in 2012 with support from pop-punk trio Spazzys playing their first live show since they can’t remember when. Lauded Brooklyn four-piece Grizzly Bear will also grace our stage in support of their critically acclaimed fifth album Painted Ruins.

Backed by a string quartet, four-time Helpmann Award winner Kate Miller-Heidke will close out the series with support from the freshest new voice in Australian pop and soul, Odette.

We are thrilled to work with Melbourne-based illustrator Eirian Chapman this year to develop the 2018 Zoo Twilights artwork, featuring the very special Eastern Barred Bandicoot and some of its furry friends from Melbourne Zoo.

Zoo Twilights is one of the country’s premier open-air events, with food trucks and bars mere steps away as some of the world’s finest acts perform amongst the Zoo’s lush greenery. Every concert is open to all ages and as a not-for-profit organisation, it’s all for a good cause. Every ticket sold through Zoo Twilights goes back into Zoos Victoria’s ongoing commitment to fight extinction of the 21 most at-risk species in Victoria, including the Eastern Barred Bandicoot which is sadly extinct on the mainland.

Zoo Twilights is taking place on land that belongs to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay respect to this country’s First People past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

ZOO TWILIGHTS AT MELBOURNE ZOO 2018
Every weekend from Friday 26 January – Saturday 10 March 2018

Tickets are on sale 8:00am AEDT Tuesday 24 October from zootwilights.org.au

Friday 26 January – The Teskey Brothers, supported by Saskwatch
Saturday 27 January – Cut Copy, with special guests
Friday 2 February – Sunnyboys, supported by Painters and Dockers
Saturday 3 February – The Cat Empire, supported by Allysha Joy
Friday 9 February – The Preatures, supported by Ali Barter
Saturday 10 February – RocKwiz LIVE!
Friday 16 February – Ben Folds, supported by Lucy Rose
Saturday 24 February – Neil & Liam Finn, with special guests
Friday 2 March – Hiatus Kaiyote and Harvey Sutherland
Saturday 3 March – Jet, supported by Spazzys
Friday 9 March – Grizzly Bear, with special guests
Saturday 10 March – Kate Miller-Heidke with String Quartet, supported by Odette

 

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GOLDEN PLAINS 2018 LINE UP ANNOUNCED

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

Thundercat

The Golden Plains 2018 line up has been announced and she’s a beaut!

Running from March 10- 12, 2018 at the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, this year’s lineup includes:
The Avalanches, Kamasi Washington, Waterfall Person, King Krule, Grizzly Bear, The Preatures, The Black Angels, Floating Points (solo live) Jen Cloher, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Perfume Genius, Wet Lips, Objekt, Rocket Science, TFS, Toni Yotzi, Adrian Sherwood, Baker Boy, Bat Piss, Kaiit, Thundercat and more.

In regard to the 12th annual Golden Plains event, everything stays the same, including a commitment to constant improvement: same shape, same size, still BYO, everywhere, still independent, with no commercial sponsors, all on the one stage. Golden Plains XII will be very Golden. Everyone flies First Class; there’s only one type of ticket. The Full GPXII experience including camping, parking – and booking fee – is $383.30.

The Ballot for tickets is open to all comers until 10pm on Tuesday 24 October.

Enter at: goldenplains.com.au

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A WEEKEND IN THE GARDENS TEMPTS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 16, 2017

The announcement of the second A WEEKEND In The Gardens received an overwhelming reception, with tickets selling out pronto to the first show headlined by Paul Kelly.

Paul Kelly, Illy and Missy Higgins will headline the three evening concerts, with final tickets now available for the latter two.

However, as more than 12,000 Melburnians discovered at the inaugural event in March, A WEEKEND In The Gardens is about more than just the incredible music – amazing as that is!

A big part of the event is about working with, and enhancing, the beautiful environment that is the Royal Botanic Gardens. In addition to enjoying outstanding music in this stunning setting, we will again be serving up delicious food and beverage options in a vastly expanded relaxing area called The Eatery.

Foodies will be tantalised with offerings from Melbourne’s most popular food trucks and operators, along with cocktails, spirits and premium beers.

And what better way to celebrate the Gardens than to use some of its native ingredients … hello Native Cocktail Bar! Wattle seeds, muntries, gum leaves, lemon myrtle and rosella shrubs will nestle next to the vodka, gin, rum and whisky for our cocktails with a botanical punch.

Melbourne bar manager and founder of Good Measure Consultants, Shaun Byrne (ex-Gin Palace, Maidenii Vermouth) has curated four very special cocktails for next month’s event.

“Following on from the success of the native cocktails at the inaugural event, I wanted to build on this and offer a few different native cocktails,” Shaun says. “I took a long stroll through the Gardens to gather inspiration points. For this event there is quite a floral theme going through the list, which is perfect given we are in the thick of spring.

“Although there are some new cocktails on offer, there is one which remains the same – the Bush Coffee. This was so successful last year, we’d potentially see a riot if we didn’t offer it again! After all, it is Melbourne!”

Bush Coffee
Vodka, wattle seed syrup, cold brew coffee and coconut shavings

Native Spritz
Gin, lemon myrtle & rosella shrub, quinquina, soda and gum leaves

Tiki Roundhouse
Rum, native lime, ginger, soda with fresh pineapple, mint and absinthe

Apple Iced Tea
Whisky, tea, muntrie (native apple) syrup, rhubarb foam and crumbled biscuits

A Pimm’s Cup will also be on offer, served from a dedicated Pimm’s Bar on the lawn.

A wide selection of beers, ciders and spirits will be available at The Eatery, as well as fine wines and sparkling supplied by Mitchelton Wines.

Foodies can delight on burgers from Royale Brothers, Willy’s World Famous Fried Chicken & BBQ, Black’s Meats Smoked BBQ Goods, Hiro Poke Bar, Hermano, as well as fresh churros from Señor Churro.

For those wanting to spoil themselves even further, acclaimed restaurant Jardin Tan is offering a ‘Flavours of Vietnam’ hamper for two. Further details https://www.aweekend.com.au/eat

Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens are once again set to come alive and have never sounded so good or tasted so delicious! Don’t miss your ticket to the event fast becoming a must-do on the city’s concert calendar.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17 – SOLD OUT
Paul Kelly, Steve Earle, Middle Kids
Reserved Seating and GA admission (picnic rugs and low chairs permitted)
Concert runs from 4.00pm – 11.00pm

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18
Illy, Thundamentals, Spit Syndicate, Birdz and hosted by Jesswar
GA admission
Concert runs from 4.00pm – 11.00pm

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19
Missy Higgins, Dustin Tebbutt, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Harry Jakamarra
GA admission (picnic rugs and low chairs permitted)
Concert runs from 4.00pm – 11.00pm

For full event details, go to www.aweekend.com.au

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
From Ticketmaster.com.au & 136 100

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TOMMY EMMANUEL 2018 GUITAR RETREAT

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 12, 2017

TOMMY EMMANUEL TO SHARE GUITAR TIPS AND SKILLS AT 4 DAY 
AUSTRALIAN GUITAR RETREAT AUGUST 2018 

At the end of a hugely successful 2017 National tour, Tommy Emmanuel is proud to announce he will return to Australia in August 2018 for a unique opportunity that no guitar fan will want to miss. Over 4 days and nights, guitar students and aficionados will receive masterclasses and performances with Tommy and fellow guitarists Michael Fix, Simon Hosford and Richard Smith.

“Hi folks, Tommy Emmanuel here. I want to tell you about my Australian guitar retreat in 2018. It’s happening on August 15th to 19th in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges of Victoria. My instructors will be Michael Fix, Simon Hosford, and Richard Smith. So come along and be prepared for four days and nights chock-full of learning, jamming and playing together while we eat, sleep, drink guitar. We’re going to spend our time immersed in the magic of music. That’s what these events are all about!”
The Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Retreat Australia will take place at CountryPlace, right in the middle of Dandenong Ranges and 40 minutes drive from Melbourne. Surrounded by the beauty of the Mountain Ash trees and the natural wilderness of the area, this luxury retreat is aimed at players of all ages, levels, interests and taste.  Whether you are a master player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, this four-day program offers activities and workshops for all levels of guitarists in a non-competitive environment and strictly about the joy of music.

In a career that has spanned over five decades, Tommy Emmanuel has become one of the most respected and acclaimed musicians on the planet. One of five designated “Certified Guitar Player” (CGP), a tribute bestowed by iconic guitarist Chet Atkins, Tommy has received an incredible variety of accolades, including two Grammy Award nominations, two Golden Guitar awards and being twice voted Best Acoustic Guitarist by US Guitar Player Magazine. In 2010, he added AM to his name after CGP, when he was appointed a Member of Order of Australia for services to music.
“These four days of guitar playing and music are for players of all levels, and we are so looking forward to seeing you there! Take the time to invest in yourself with what is bound to be the best four days of your life. Because YOU are the best investment you can make!”
Watch Tommy’s TEDX Talk “My Life As A One Man Band” here.

Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Retreat Australia
15-19th August, 2018
CountryPlace, Kalorama in the Dandenong Ranges
Registrations open from 6th October, 2017

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, TICKET PRICES AND ACCOMODATION DETAILS PLEASE VISIT:http://tommyemmanuelguitarretreat.com/

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GYROSCOPE RETURN WITH NEW MUSIC & TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 11, 2017

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Perth band Gyroscope are pleased to announce their first studio recordings since 2010, with the release of their double A-side single, ‘Crooked Thought’ / ‘DABS’ (Universal Music Australia), out today. This is the first studio recordings since their fourth album Cohesion which debuted at #3 on the ARIA charts, the follow up to their #1 album Breed Obsession.

“I guess after a while you realise where things sit,” reflects Dan from Gyroscope. “You get some idea of how things work. So, you think you almost see reality for what it is. But how can you make sense of your own reality when your own reality doesn’t make any sense? I’m awakened now, you’re awakened now. For us it’s about trying to come up with some music that would inspire us enough to once again pick up the rock tools and head into the studio. This takes time.”

“In regard to Gyroscope, we all share the same drive to this day that drove us since the beginning. We get together on occasion for some boozy and slightly stoney evenings up at my home studio The Cabin. Sometimes through the thick haze and big beer walls we get a glimpse of an idea, and if we are lucky enough to persuade it a little, it grows. Plant, then reap what you sow. This is the season. This is our crop. The songs aren’t about anything in particular. Well, sort of. Some words mean some things to me. Some mean others. I’ll leave the meanings for you to figure out.”

“Recorded in 2017 during a couple of rainy days in Perth with the infamous (meaning more than famous) Dave ‘Parko’ Parkin on board, we made a combined conscious effort to not fuck with a bunch of different guitar amps and try loads of weird sounds with these two songs. We didn’t go and try this and that in regard to overdubbing layers. We took a very live approach to it all from the get-go really. Necked some beers, plugged in and turned up… then turned up some more… then Parko would tell us to turn down… but we never did. You know? Whether you like or dislike any part of it, you’re the television. Told you we never broke up!”

Gyroscope are Daniel Sanders (lead vocals/guitar), Zoran Trivic (guitar/backing vocals), Brad Campbell (bass/backing vocals) and Rob Nassif (drums), and will tour Nationally in January next year. Joining Gyroscope on The Tour of Crooked Thoughts for all shows will be main support Adelaide’s Horror My Friend with local acts Crum in Brisbane, Sweet Gold in Melbourne, Hatakaze in Sydney, The Best Extras in Adelaide and The Faim in Perth.

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THE TOUR OF CROOKED THOUGHTS
With Special Guests Horror My Friend + Local Acts
Tickets on sale now from

Wed 10th Jan – Woolly Mammoth – Brisbane
w/ Horror My Friend and Crum
Tickets from http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/gyroscope/99015

Thur 11th Jan – The Corner – Melbourne
w/ Horror My Friend and Sweet Gold
Tickets from https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gyroscope-album-tour-tickets-38312958089

Fri 12th Jan – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney
w/ Horror My Friend and Hatakaze
Tickets from http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/gyroscope/99013

Sat 13th Jan – The Gov – Adelaide
w/ Horror My Friend and The Best Extras
Tickets from http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=79478

Fri 19th Jan – The Rosemount – Perth
w/ Horror My Friend and The Faim
Tickets from http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=79477

Crooked Thought | DABS is out today through Universal Music Australia
AVAILABLE HERE

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