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The Cat Empire

The Cat Empire Tour Will Raise Money for Children’s Ground

by Paul Cashmere

The Cat Empire play their next round of Australian shows in October and November with proceeds going to Children’s Ground.

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Ranking Roger

Ranking Roger of The Beat has died at age 56

by Paul Cashmere

The Beat’s vocalist Ranking Roger has died at the age of 56.

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Strange Tenants

Strange Tenants Have New Music, A Book and a Documentary

by Paul Cashmere

Just when you thought they were relegated to the history channel, Melbourne ska band Strange Tenants suddenly have a lot of activity with new music, a book and a documentary.

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Smash Mouth

Smash Mouth Are Heading Back To Australia

by Paul Cashmere

Smash Mouth will be back in Australia in November for the first time since 2013.

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Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Mighty Mighty Bosstones Reactivate

by Greg Phillips

Remember The Mighty Mighty Bosstones? They became the ambassadors of the 90s ska explosion (the third wave of SKA) by forging new territory and being one of the first, if not the first band to cross high-energy ska with hardcore punk. Over a 30-year career Boston’s best dressed band has built, and continue to build,

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Fishbone

Fishbone Reunite 80s and 90s Lineup

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Legendary Ska/Punk band, Fishbone is red hot…again, as the group’s early members have made their way back home.

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The English Beat Here We Go Love

The English Beat To Release First Album Since 1982

by Paul Cashmere

The English Beat starring Dave Wakeling are returning with their first studio album since 1982.

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Winston Samuels

R.I.P. Winston Samuels of Desmond Dekker & The Aces 1944-2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Winston Samuels, a long time hitmaker in Jamaica and a member of the group Desmond Dekker & the Aces, has died.

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Saxa

R.I.P. Saxa From The Beat 1938-2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Saxa, the Jamaican saxophonist who was a member of the British band The Beat (known in the U.S. as The English Beat), died on Wednesday at the age of 77.

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Gwen Stefani of No Doubt - Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Gwen Stefani Suffers Ruptured Eardrum

by Music-News.com

Gwen Stefani is making a speedy recovery after suffering a ruptured eardrum.

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The Selecter

The Selecter and The Beat Set For 2018 Au and NZ Dates

by Paul Cashmere

UK ska bands The Beat and The Selecter have teamed for an Australian tour in January 2018. The confusion is in working out which one is which.

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Madness: Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Suggs Kicks Off His Spoken Word Australian Tour

by Paul Cashmere

Madness have just finished touring Australia and Suggs has stayed behind to perform his solo spoken word ‘Suggs My Life Story In Words and Music’.

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Dynamic Hepnotics

Dynamic Hepnotics To Play First Melbourne Show In 30 Years

by Paul Cashmere

The original Dynamic Hepnotics will perform for the first time in 30 years in Melbourne in June.

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Madness: Photo By Ros O'Gorman

UK ‘National Treasures’ Madness Will Tour Australia in April

by Paul Cashmere

After nearly 40 years, Madness have become ‘national treasures’ in the UK and that hasn’t gone unnoticed with founding member and keyboard player Mike Barson.

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Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy Cliff To Tour US In September

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Jimmy Cliff will be on the road this September with his Many Rivers Crossed Tour.

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Frederick 'Toots' Hibbert

Toots And The Maytals Dates Cancelled Due To Head Injury From Thrown Bottle

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Apparently the injury sustained by Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, leader of Toots and the Maytals, on May 19 was much more serious than originally thought.

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Madness: Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Madness Release Four Disc Album

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

British ska legends Madness have released a new four-disc version of their latest album, Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da.

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Madness: Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Madness Announce Their Tenth Studio Album

by Andrew Tijs

British ska-pop icons Madness have a new album on the way, featuring a host of producers.

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Gwen Stefani of No Doubt - Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

No Doubt Preview Their New Album Online

by Andrew Tijs

Revived ska-pop hitmakers No Doubt are previewing all the tracks from their comeback album online.

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Gwen Stefani of No Doubt - Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Major Lazer Remix No Doubt’s ‘Settle Down’

by Andrew Tijs

Diplo’s Major Lazer has delivered a banging remix of the first song from No Doubt’s new album.

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Gwen Stefani of No Doubt - Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

No Doubt Release ‘Settle Down’ Teaser

by Andrew Tijs

Ska-pop veterans No Doubt return with a video clip teaser for new tune ‘Settle Down’.

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The English Beat & Dave Wakeling

The English Beat Announce Their First Ever Australian Tour

by Andrew Tijs

The English Beat will bring thirty years worth of reggae, ska and pop to Australia and New Zealand.

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Blur, photo, Noise11

Blur Booked For London Olympics Closing Ceremony Concert

by Andrew Tijs

Blur, The Specials and New Order will perform a closing ceremony celebration concert for the 2012 London Olympics.

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