When punk legends the Dwarves announced an Australian in tour June, they only announced a wee three dates. Then something happened. Something that can probably be explained with a little research. But I don’t go in for that sort of thing. Anyway, they’re minor details in some big, happy news: the band now has a date in Geelong. That’s right, brothers and sisters, it’s on like Donkey Kong in heat.
Though they have been doing their thing since the mid-eighties, Prong has yet to be visitors to our shores. That will all change a little later in the year when the heavy-hitters bring their new album Ruining Lives Down Under. Founded by Tommy Victor, the band’s original run took place between 1986 and 1997. Produced by Victor and Steve Evetts, Ruining Lives is their ninth studio release. The Hi-Fi – November 21.
July 7, 2017 is the date being floated for Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Pirates in Space. Actually, it looks as though it has the working title of Dead Men Tell No Tales, but there’s something about facts not getting in the way of a good story. The screenplay for the franchise’s fifth outing has been penned by Jeff Nathanson, the man behind Catch Me If You Can. What zany antics are in store for 2017? It seems so far away.
Okay folks, straight to it. 2014’s Meredith Music Festival will deliver the most wonderful talents of The War on Drugs, Ty Segall, De La Soul, Mark Lanegan, Augie March, Cloud Nothings, The Lemonheads, Ghostface Killah, James Holden, Vakula, Sleep, The Skatalites, Mia Dyson, Painters and Dockers, the Hard-Ons, Phosphorescent…
You gotta love a supergroup. You especially gotta love a local supergroup. Five Mile Sniper combines the talents of members of Motor Ace, Icecream Hands, P76, Prettymess and Mondegreen. On October 24 the band will release their debut album The Sound of Trees, but because that is still a little way off, they have coughed up single ‘Can’t Go On’. Exploring the subject of youth suicide, all proceeds from the sale will be donated to ReachOut.
What is that they say about the third time being the charm? Not too long ago, Ben Townsend, aka Ivan Ooze, embarked on the ambitious task of releasing a freestyle track every Friday. With the release of his third video, Ivan’s name was spreading across the ol’ interwebs like wildfire.
If at first you don’t succeed, drink some beer and try again. The story begins in 2011. Actually, it begins in 2009 but we play it dangerous here so 2011 it is. January ’11 and Van Walker collects a bunch of musicians, gets them liquored up, feeds ’em a BBQ, and begins the journey of the Livingstone Daisies.
Stephen Cummings has been a part of the music world for 40 years. It all began in 1974 with The Pelaco Brothers, a band he shared with Joe Camilleri among others. In 1976 he formed The Sports, a new wave outfit that compiled a very healthy stockpile of releases before disbanding in late 1981.