It has been a long, warm and colourful ride we’ve shared with Bluejuice. But the ride has come to an end. Following 13 years together the Sydney group has decided that the end of the year will also see the end of the band. Fortunately, they’ll be leaving fans with a new single, a greatest hits compilation and a tour.
Back in 1983 during a sun-kissed Los Angeles day, NOFX were formed. Now 31 years later the band are still going strong and have just announced an Australian tour. That’s right kiddies, the punk rockers are coming down under. Better yet they’ll be playing a show in Geelong on November 18, chances are this won’t happen again so get your tickets from Oztix now.
Described by the Herald Sun as “an old-fashioned, Springsteen-style storyteller with a soulful, mature voice”, Liz Stringer has established herself as one of Melbourne’s finest musicians. It has been a couple of years since Liz released Warm in the Darkness; however, its glow continues to be felt.
International Blues Music Day has come and gone (August 2), yet there is no need to fret that you’ve missed out on the celebrations because at Pistol Pete’s Food n’ Blues, Blues Music Day stretches out for a whole month. Since opening in March, Pistol Pete’s has become a cult music venue in the Geelong music community.
G’day live listeners (wherever you are), Dan here with a rundown of what’s to come at our leading live original music venues here in Rat Capital. The Eastern kick off with this month’s resident host of Open Mic Thursdays, with James Ramsay opening it up to the public with a little MCing and an amount of tune playing, before passing it on to whoever is up on the list next.
LAST MINUTE: Sydney metallers Flaming Wrekage have a date with Bendigo’s Music Man Megastore tonight, August 7. The band kicked off their Bring the Riff Back tour on July 10 in Baulkham Hills in support of their debut album Catharsis. If you feel like getting a little more familiar with the band, vocalist Dave Lupton recently spoke with Mandy Craig over at musicmayhemwithmandy.com about the album and tour.
The Queenscliff Music Festival has announced another round of acts for its bonza 2014 outing. To recap first, we already have The Bombay Royale, The Church. D.D Dumbo, Hiatus Kaiyote, The Jezabels, Kasey Chambers, Stonefield, The Waifs and Xavier Rudd; now, you can add soulful rocker Dan Sultan, WA’s blues and roots outfit Blue Shady, a trio of songbirds in Dyson Stringer Cloher…
Do you know Allday? If not, you probably should. Hailing from Blackwood (that would be the home of the Hilltop Hoods for those playing at home), Allday (Tom Gaynor) is part of Australia’s new era of hip hop. He began rapping at the age of ten, recorded his first track as a teenager, and would build his case winning battle after battle in his hometown.