You have Dead. You have Pissbolt. You have DJ Morriszonkle. That’s three – count ’em, three – ripper acts set to perform for you. And it’s going to be a celebratory night at their little Castlemaine gig as one half of Dead, that would be Jem, is celebrating his day of birth. The other half of Dead is Jace. They formed in 2012 and are “a Voltron-like beast formed from stripped-to-the-bone Karp and Melvins”.
Born and raised in Mississippi, songman John Murry was a member of several bands throughout the early 2000s. However, his first outing as a solo artist was on an album in collaboration with Bob Frank. Following on from 2013’s acclaimed The Graceless Age, Murry is thrilled to welcome Califorlornia. The 10-track EP features a cover of Warren Zevon’s ‘Genius’.
Much has been written about open mic nights (including in this humble little mag) and just what can eventuate from them. One such success story is Cisco Caesar. The four-piece is the brainchild of Caesar Slattery and James Cisco, a couple of fellas who met at a Melbourne open mic night hosted by Jed Pickett.
Last year, Yuko Nishiyama was given the opportunity to mix her debut album with Rob Feaster (George Harrison, Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell) in Nashville, TN, USA. The opportunity came after two solid years developing her music and refining her concepts. In order to help fund this incredible opportunity Yuko took to crowdfunding site Pozible – she was successful.
You know how the triple j crew visited Mildura for their One Night Stand recently? Well, an awesome CD/DVD has now been released – but you probably knew that. If you take all the best bits from the night (okay, so they were all good bits but they had to choose some), that’s what you’re getting here.
There is nothing like a good ‘Best Of’ compilation to add to your collection. A little later this year Ozzy Osbourne will release Memoirs of a Madman, a 17-track compilation of his biggest tracks as a solo artist. A cool bonus is an accompanying DVD featuring music videos, unreleased live performances and interviews. If you want to shell out a few extra bucks, a special bundle will also feature a 2-LP set and an autographed poster.
The It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia gang have a lot of wisdom. Well, wisdom may be a stretch but let’s go with it. In January 2015 the fantastic five will release The 7 Secrets of Awakening the Highly Effective Four-Hour Giant, Today, a book detailing their tips on how to make the most successful you – today! How better to go about your New Year’s resolution than with life tips from the pros.
Due to overwhelming success, good guy Damien Leith has teed up a bunch of encore Without a Fight tour dates. The tour keeps the spotlight on 2013’s Chapter Seven, an acoustic folk-pop release that gave a farewell handshake to his previous label Sony while saying hello to his new home at Social Family Records. Leith was crowned Australian Idol in 2006. Bennett’s Lane Jazz Club – September 5 & September 6.
Creator of the Tekken series, Katsuhiro Harada, says that fans can expect the latest in the series about the Mishima family to be released before the end of the year. Harada took to Twitter following the release of the latest trailer, engaging fans one-on-one in what can be expected. Meanwhile, the head of Epic Studios Japan, Taka Kawasaki, confirmed that a PC version of the game is happening.