Presented by Destroy All Lines, the Destroy The Music tour will be taking in eight riotous days of live music around the country. With line ups that have featured the likes of The Amity Affliction, Deez Nuts and I Killed The Prom Queen, this tour brings out the best talent of the genre in producing some brutal gigs. Over May and June, the following bands will be featured on the tour:
The Ghost Inside (LA)
Antagonist AD (NZ)
Hand of Mercy (SYD)
Fans of The Amity Affliction are going to be extremely happy with this announcement - from September, the rockers are embarking on their longest run of Australian tour dates in their career thus far, supporting the release of their next album Chasing Ghosts. The record, a follow up to the juggernaut that was Youngbloods, was recorded in the United States with energy levels kept an all-time high.
Some great releases this week including Lawrence Arabia, John Butler, Lisa Mitchell, The Beach Boys, Josh Ritter and a re-release from Lenny Kravitz. Some excellent homegrown releases as well in there!
Today we're also premiering the new section "The State Of Affairs", where we fill you in on what's been happening of late in the local and international music and arts industries. From break ups to make ups, from firings to hirings... you'll read it all here.
In This Issue: All-Ages Events get a load of funding, a new venue opens in Newcastle, Boy & Bear hire new management, BDO partners with Lollapalooza, the CEO of Shock Records steps down, the latest ARIA Chart News, Aussie Fashion to get love at SXSW, new appointments announced at APRA, Underworld working on the Olympics, Keynote speakers announced for FUSE 2012, FILTER Magazine turns ten plus New Signings and Distribution Deals...
British rock band Kids In Glass Houses opened the night up in front of a crowded venue, receiving an overwhelming response. This was the first I had heard of the band and wasn't quite sure what to expect.
Walking up the stairs to the Spectrum, we were greeted by the familiar smell of alcohol and cigarettes.
Melbourne metal band The Rose Line dove into the show, firing up the crowd with intense rhythms and powerful vocals.