In this issue: awesome gigs to help celebrate Australia Day, Musicians band together for The Evening Cast benefit show, Drum & Bass duo Calyx & Teebee play Perth and loads more!
Claire Birchall plays a Public Bar Australia Day Show!
In this issue:Support acts announced for J-Lo, Norah Jones, The Datsuns Django Django and The Pretty Things. New dates announced for Cliff Richard, Paul Kelly & Neil Finn, SABATON and loads more…
KATE ALEXA announced as support for JENNIFER LOPEZ first ever Australian tour!
"Ignore this at your peril" is what Rolling Stone have to say about the epic band that is Redcoats. With an incendiary sound, everything turned up to eleven and only a few chances left to see them on their headline 'Who's Rollin' tour. You need to get to it if you're a fan of mind-blowing, face-melting Rock N Roll.
Redcoats Who's Rollin tour
Friday 16th Nov | Whalers Hotel @ Warrnambool, VIC
www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545
I embarked upon my Redcoats journey with only their breakout single “Dreamshaker” forming any preconceptions for me. Expecting their self-titled album to be rife with thick, bass-heavy riffs and awe-inspiring vocals, I was presented with a neat and tidy ten track with all of the promise of a reputable rock album. Captured flawlessly by famed LA producer Dave Schiffman, the record is a valiant effort at reviving the often-stagnant Australian rock landscape. With that being said, I struggled to find myself engaged with the at times pedestrian offering.
This week we have new release news from The Rolling Stones, Swedish House Mafia, Woods, City Riots, Redcoats, Birds Of Tokyo, Coldplay and more! Check it all out below.
Redcoats have announced the dates for their national tour in support of their debut, self-titled album! Their album follows on from the release of Redcoats' debut EP last year and a number of incredible live shows. The band's individuality and hard work ethic has made Redcoats the perfect support choice for bands including Karnivool and Grinspoon, and Australian crowds will have the chance to see the band in action once more from November.
Karnivool know how to bring fans out of their warm cosy beds and down into the depths of the Hi Fi Bar & Ballroom on a cold winters night. I finally accepted that the main band weren’t going to start until about 11pm on a school night (all times were completely out from their answering machine message) so down into the main room I went, watched by the tired eyes of punters along the way.
Triple J’s Hottest 100 is one of the most anticipated countdowns of each year. It tends to have something for everyone – representing the year in music. 2011’s Hottest 100 was, of course, no exception and features a variety of songs from a vast range of genres and artists/bands. The annual two disc CD release, Triple J’s Hottest 100 Vol. 19 is a 41 track compilation, featuring a selection of the songs that made the top 100 – and a stellar compilation at that.
Sydneysiders get your tickets fast for Henry Rollin’s fourth show, as the third is selling fast!
Henry Rollins - The Long March Australian Tour 2012
Also featuring Bruce Griffiths *
Wed April 18, Thur April 19 SOLD OUT
Fri April 20 SELLING FAST
Sat April 21 JUST ANNOUNCED
The National Theatre Melbourne VIC * Tickets $50.40 www.ticketek.com.au
Sun April 22
Parkway Drive are the headliners for Victoria’s longest-running all ages live music festival, Push Over!
Calling All Cars make a pit stop in Melbourne, playing at the Corner Hotel with Redcoats and Boy In A Box. Michael Christian was there to capture the action.