In this issue: Blues and Roots show at The Workers Club, Conquer Cancer Benefit at Northcote Social Club, Something For Kate return, Snow Patrol hit the intimate Take 40 stage, Joe McKee gets an album launch, Ska Nation comes to an end, Elvis and the Gunners gets a tribute, Virgil Donati hits the Gov, Smitty & B. Goode announce Adelaide shows, Split Seconds launch album, The Night Terrors play the Ding Dong Lounge, Streetlight Symphony launch a new single, Thundamentals announce tour, Jeru The Damaja returns to the Espy, Fabulous Diamonds announce supports...
Newtons Nation and bandit.fm Records are searching for an unsigned artist to perform at Newtons Nation Festival on Sat April 28th April. This competition closes TODAY at 5pm with the winner being announced tomorrow. Just in case there were any of you out there still thinking of entering, we thought we'd have a look at your competition and have found five songs which we reckon are in with a pretty good shot (in no particular order).
Those indefatigable old farts The Hard-ons with new drummer Murray in tow will play the first four Wednesday nights of November 2011. Included in each set will be new tunes, and some old tunes that have not been played live by the Hard-ons in many many years.
Here at the AU HQ, we get quite a few albums sent to us. Not all of them are picked up quick enough by contributors, so in an effort to cover some of the albums we've missed, we introduce a new feature on the AU review: The Quick Review. A collection of short reviews of some albums we've received over the last few months. Today we bring you five such readings:
Smitty & B.Goode - Hello Rock ‘n’ Roll
Smitty & B. Goode, one of Sydney’s most rocking rock bands, will be releasing this year’s most rocking rock album, 'Hello Rock ‘n’ Roll', through Shock Records on November 12th.