Known by their nickname The Poppies, Pop Will Eat Itself will make their first trip to our shores in two decades. Known in part for their sample-driven music, the band would score their biggest hit in 1993 with ‘Get the Girl! Kill the Baddies!’.
“What… you didn’t really think we’d kill the fuckin’ koala bear, now did ya?” That’s right, the star of the 1990 movie with the greatest ‘one-liners’ of all-time, Andrew Dice Clay, is finally coming to Australia later this year, with not only a couple of Melbourne shows but also a show in Geelong! Dust up on your Dice Clay and treat yourself, watch The Adventures of Ford Fairlane before he hits our shores this October!
For over ten years the music, the look, the feel and the power of KISS has been channelled by Kisstroyer. Formed by brothers Andrew and Stephen Kyriacou in 2001, Kisstroyer has worked its way up to the top of the tribute band pile. With three decades of official KISS costumes, over 15 authentic KISS guitars and a massive functional light-up KISS logo in their trick bag, Kisstroyer is a fire-breathing, blood-spitting, devil horns rock ’n’ roll ride.
Are you in need of a good dose of country/folk, western swing and hillbilly rock ’n’ roll? That is the question that awaits you on the official page of songman Nigel Wearne. Equipped with an arsenal of personally handcrafted guitars, Nigel’s storytelling tunes play out over finger-style guitar, country twang and honky-tonk.
After doing all they could do in New Zealand, rock quartet These Four Walls made the move to sunny Gold Coast. In New Zealand they managed to score two Top 40 albums and two Top 10 rock singles, and they’re hoping they can follow suit here. Their latest release is the single ‘Rain’, lifted from their album Living to Write the End. Star Hotel – August 29 & The Reverence Hotel – August 30.
He will, or he Wil. Ah, not-so-clever wordplay. With his second solo album being tinkered with, not to mention a third Smith Street Band album also in the works, Wil Wagner has decided to step away from writing duties for a spell on the road.
Surf, sunshine and greater opportunities are three key things that prompted songbird Áine Tyrrell and her family to uproot from Ireland and head to our shores around four years ago. Becoming a mother is what prompted her to have a serious crack at her dreams. Inspired to write by her dad, Áine put her dreams on hold once she became a mother.
‘The Real Thing’ was recorded by Russell Morris in 1969 and stands as one of the most well-known Australian songs of all time. In 2001 the track secured its place in the Australasian Performing Rights Association’s Top 30 Australian Songs of All Time and in 2013 was inducted into the National Film and Sound Archive’s Sounds of Australia.
Described as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin”, Westworld is the upcoming new series from J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan. A pilot for the series, which is based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi film about a robotic theme park, was given the green light last August. Nolan is writing the pilot with Lisa Joy (Burn Notice). He will also direct.
It never hurts to take a look at what is happening a little later in the year, especially when it involves the Maldon Folk Festival. Held annually for more than four decades, the festival is a weekend of music, dance and theatre. International performers include Beth Patterson, Kristina Olsen, Fiona Ross, Colin O’Brien and The Stage Hogs, while local performers include The Woohoo Review, The BordererS, Damien Howard, Janette Geri, Alanna & Alicia, The Capitalist Pigs and The Go Set.