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California punks OFF! Announce Australian Tour

Hyper new punk act OFF!, featuring former Black Flag and Circle Jerks frontman Keith Morris, are coming to Australia.

October 5, 2011
Foo Fighters. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.
Foo Fighters Plan Final Melbourne Ticket Release

This Friday October 7 sees the final ticket offering for the massive AAMI Park Foo Fighters shows.

October 5, 2011
Dez Fafara, DevilDriver, Coal Chamber
Coal Chamber To Reform For Soundwave

Coal Chamber will reform to play at Soundwave 2012. The first line-up announcement for Soundwave 2012 is expected this Friday. Dez Fafara from Coal Chamber has already let it be known the band is on the way back.

October 5, 2011
Steve Kilbey Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Steve Kilbey Launches The Greyhound

Steve Kilbey of The Church has launched Melbourne’s newest venue, the newly renovated Greyhound in St Kilda.

October 4, 2011
Wagons at SXSW. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Wagons, Diafrix, Metals Set For Free Docklands Gigs

Melbourne music fans will be treated to a series of free live music events at Docklands later this week.

October 4, 2011
The Kooks
Beirut And The Kooks Book Falls Sideshows

Falls Festival visitors Beirut and The Kooks have booked their sideshows in the new year.

October 4, 2011
Bon Iver
Bon Iver Adds Third Brisbane Show

The Bon Iver tour keeps rolling with a third and final Brisbane date.

October 4, 2011
Spin Doctors
Spin Doctors Tour 20 Year Old Pocket

The reformed Spin Doctors have taken their classic ‘Pocket Full Of Kyptonite’ on the road to mark the 20th anniversary of the release of the album.

October 4, 2011
Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes To Play Sydney Opera House

Fleet Foxes will be getting out of the pubs and clubs and grabbing some class when they play the Sydney Opera House next year.

October 3, 2011
Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor Plays Single CANT Sideshow

Chris Taylor from indie darlings Grizzly Bear will perform a one-off side show for side project CANT.

October 3, 2011
Dean Turner of Magic Dirt
Laneway Festival Announces Dean Turner Stage

The Laneway Festival has honoured late Magic Dirt bassist Dean Turner with a new stage.

October 3, 2011
Alice Cooper - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Alice Cooper, Melbourne, September 29, 2011

What a band. Alice Cooper has Steve Hunter back in the band. Hunter played with Cooper on the ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ and ‘Muscle of Love’ albums. He is also the lead guitarist on the amazing opening for ‘Sweet Jane’ on Lou Reed’s ‘Rock and Roll Animal’.

October 2, 2011
Chris Cornell of Soundgarden
Big Day Out Is Twitter Top Tweet Of The Day

BDO2012 pretty much spend all of today as the top trending term on Twitter.

September 30, 2011
Bon Iver
Bon Iver And Roky Erickson For Golden Plains 2012

Folk hero Bon Iver and psych rock legend Roky Erickson sign on for Golden Plains 2012.

September 30, 2011
Kasabian, music news,
Big Day Out Turns 20, Vivien Lees and Ken West Speak

The upcoming Big Day Out 2012 will mark the 20th year since the show began back in January 1992.

September 30, 2011
Kanye West. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Big Day Out 2012 Line-Up With Kanye West, Soundgarden and Kasabian

The Big Day Out 2012 line-up is official with the reformed Soundgarden, Kanye West and Kasabian announced as the Top 3 headline acts.

September 29, 2011
Aloe Blacc
Aloe Blacc Books Australian Tour

Californian neo-soul sensation Aloe Blacc books a tour alongside his Falls and Southbound Festival spots.

September 29, 2011
Katy B
Katy B Departs Parklife

UK garage electro siren Katy B has left the Parklife Festival due to “personal reasons”.

September 29, 2011
The Flaming Lips. image by Ros O'Gorman photos
The Flaming Lips Announce Harvest Fest Sideshows

Bona fide Oklahoma freaks The Flaming Lips have announced two sideshows for November’s Harvest Fest.

September 28, 2011
Sly And The Family Stone
The Family Stone Book Harvest Fest Sideshows

Funk-soul legends The Family Stone team up with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble for Australian sideshows.

September 28, 2011
Emos Sign Austin Tx - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Austin’s Iconic Punk Venue Emo’s Sold

Emo’s, Austin’s legendary punk music venue, will close its doors at the end of the year but owner Frank Hendrix has a new home.

September 28, 2011
Underground Lovers
Underground Lovers Reform For Two Shows

Undercover Lovers will reform to play a few shows in support of their new compilation ‘Wonderful Things: Retrospective’.

September 27, 2011
Chocolate Starfish (l-r Zoran, Adam, Darren)
Benefit Concert For Chocolate Starfish’s Zoran Romic Announced

On October 11, the Melbourne music community will be coming together for a benefit concert for Chocolate Starfish guitarist Zoran Romic, who is undergoing treatment from non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

September 26, 2011
Kim Wilde
Kim Wilde Added To Rewind 80s Festival

Kim Wilde will head back to Australia at the end of October for the Rewind 80s Festival.

September 26, 2011
Guns n Roses. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Guns n Roses Announce US Tour

Guns N' Roses are hitting the road in the U.S. for the first time in five years.

September 24, 2011
Joe Camilleri, The Black Sorrows
Joe Camilleri, Shane Howard, John Schumann To Play Healesville Track

Music at the Healesville Track is returning for its second year with Joe Camilleri, Shane Howard and John Schumann as well as Mick Thomas, Rebecca Barnard, Monique Brumby and Damian Howard.

September 23, 2011
Shine On Music Festival Line-Up Announced

Victoria will play host to music festival Shine On in Victoria’s Pyrenees Ranges in November.

September 23, 2011
Bryan Adams at The Palais
Bryan Adams Strips Back For Australia

Bryan Adams has stripped his music right back to the “bare bones” for his latest Aussie tour. Adams is performing in Australia for the first time playing his songs acoustically with just himself and pianist Gary Brett.

September 19, 2011
Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson, Martin Barre
Jethro Tull, Palais Theatre, Melbourne, April 28, 2011

What makes a Jethro Tull concert in 2011 is how Ian Anderson connects with the audience and tells the story of the songs and the band.

August 26, 2011
Icehouse, Iva Davies
Icehouse Post Live Video From The Espy

The Icehouse not so secret gig on Saturday night at The Espy in Melbourne has signalled a new round of activity for one of Australia's greatest bands.

August 26, 2011