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Posted 3 Feb 2016 @ 5:02pm

 

Trivium are on their way to Australia this April. They’re hitting the east and west coasts in support of their 2015 album Silence In The Snow. You’ll be able to see them at 170 Russell on April 13. Tickets are available now.
 
Waxhatachee (AKA Katie Crutchfield) is coming down with full band in tow this month and hitting Howler on Thursday February 18. It’s just been...

Posted 2 Feb 2016 @ 5:22pm

 

Clowns and Frenzal Rhomb made the news last week when an attendee at their Ulladulla show issued an official written complaint about the gig. She described it as “disgusting” and “utterly horrifying, saying that “debauchery like this may suit the riff raff in Sydney, where violence and crass behaviour is celebrated and practised on a daily basis, but I believe I speak for all of us...

Posted 19 Jan 2016 @ 5:18pm

 

Golly gosh, Strung Out would have to be one of the most enduring punk rock bands to have emerged out of the ‘90s Fat Wreck punk rock roster and still be able to pull off a 25-date Australian tour in 2016. The band has announced an Australian tour for March on the back of their latest Fat Wreck release Transmission. Alpha. Delta. They’re going to bring labelmates Pears with them, and...

Posted 11 Dec 2015 @ 12:13pm

 

Sydney band Stories have announced they’ll tour in support of their new studio album with friends Belle Haven, Polaris and Perspectives. This rad collection of bands will play Workers Club in Melbourne on Saturday March 5 with locals Arkive opening proceedings. Tickets are avaiable now from Oztix.
 
Glassjaw are back. The beloved Long Island legends have premiered a new...

Posted 27 Nov 2015 @ 10:18am

 

I know it feels like compilations are a bit naff these days, but look, if you need a good Christmas gift for dad or that little brother who is on the cusp of having OK taste in music then look no further than Four|Four Music’s Stranded: The Chronicles Of Australian Punk. It features some of our country’s finest, including The Saints, Radio Birdman, Birthday Party, Sunnyboys, right...

Posted 20 Nov 2015 @ 1:44pm

High Tension have both good news and bad news this week. They are saying goodbye to founding member and percussionist Damian Coward and welcoming replacement Lauren Hammel (Fear Like Us). Hammel jumps on the stool straight away to travel to New Zealand with the band this month. You can see her play with Batpiss at the Evelyn on Friday December 4 or with The Meanies and Bodyjar on Friday...

Posted 20 Nov 2015 @ 1:43pm

BIG WEEK AT THE BENDIGO
On Wednesday November 18 catch Long Knife from Portland, Oregon, joined by Batpiss, Flour and Kremlings. Kicks off at 8pm. On Friday November 20, Tasmania’s Mustang launch their new album alongside The Devil’s Pawn, Vendettas and Musclecar. Then on Saturday November 21, Germany’s Downfall of Gaia will showcase their latest album Aeons Unveils The Thrones Of Decay...

Posted 9 Nov 2015 @ 11:26am

 

The Soundwave announcement finally dropped, after being delayed multiple times over the past couple of months. At the top of the bill are Disturbed joined by Deftones, Public Enemy and The Prodigy in a move that (combined with the January dates) is drawing some inevitable comparisons to Big Day Out. Also announced on the bill are NOFX, Hatebreed, Soulfly, L7, Nothing But Thieves,...

Posted 30 Oct 2015 @ 3:18pm

 

Dallas Green, the man behind City and Colour, was in the country last week to promote his new album If I Should Go Before You and while he was here, announced an Australian tour for early next year. Fans will be able to see Green with a full band, playing new material, when he arrives at Sidney Myer Music Bowl on April 2. Tickets are on sale now.
 
One of the most...

Posted 27 Oct 2015 @ 3:17pm

 

Melbourne’s awesome The Go Set released their seventh studio album Rolling Sound last week via FOUR|FOUR Music. They’re now touring the country in support of the releaseand will be arriving at Barwon Club on Saturday October 31 before a headlining set at Northcote Social Club on Tuesday November 3. Get involved.
 
Although The Bennies are currently tearing up the USA en...

Posted 7 Oct 2015 @ 5:52pm

 

The second annual Unify Heavy Music Gathering lineup has been announced. Headliner’s Parkway Drive will be joined by In Hearts Wake, Tonight Alive, Neck Deep and State Champs, as well as Stray From The Path, Hands Like Houses, Dream On Dreamer, Make Them Suffer, Hellions, Trophy Eyes, Ocean Grove, Stories, Columbus, Void Of Vision and The Weight of Silence. It all goes down on...

Posted 30 Sep 2015 @ 5:51pm

 

New York’s Stray From The Path are on their way to Australia for a rather extensive run of shows off the back of their seventh album, Subliminal Criminals. They’ve gathered mates in Hellions, Antagonist AD and Void Of Vision and will arrive at Melbourne’s Evelyn Hotel on January 14. They are also one of the first bands to be announced on 2015’s UNIFY Gathering.
 
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Posted 22 Sep 2015 @ 6:09pm

 

It’s been an absolutely epic week for metal fans since Megadeth announced they were touring in October. Since then Black Sabbath have booked in their last ever Australian tour for April 2016 (Melbourne on April 19). And this week Iron Maiden have revealed that their Book Of Souls world tour will stop by Rod Laver Arena on May 9. Tickets to the fun go on sale on September 24.
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Posted 11 Sep 2015 @ 8:51am

 

Massachusetts band The Hotelier will make their first ever trip Down Under later this year, with thanks to their friends in The Smith Street Band. “When we were in Europe, we met the member of The Smith Street Band and it was their idea to make this all happen,” the band’s guitarist explained. Aussie audiences will get an earful of their awesome album Home, Like Noplace Is There at...

Posted 7 Sep 2015 @ 7:39pm

 

After testing out a set of new tunes last week at The Old Bar, The Bennies have announced their next move; a massive Australian tour. They’ll take The Hard Aches and Wet Pensioner along for the run that includes Cairns, Darwin and Tassie. Their Melbourne show hits the Corner Hotel on Friday November 20.
 
Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats have already been announced for Meredith...

Posted 25 Aug 2015 @ 3:41pm

 

The band with undoubtedly the shittest name of all time Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! have announced an Australian tour on the back of their very good recent release Get Lost, Find Yourself. Max Watt’s will host their headline show on Saturday October 3. Tickets are on sale now.
 
Don’t forget that despite most of Weekender-related festivities being sold out, there are still...

Posted 17 Aug 2015 @ 8:02pm

Did you realise that Melbourne’s Drunk Mums are releasing a new album Gone Troppo? Did you realise that the name of their record label is PissfartRecords? You do now. See the band when the launch said album at Karova Lounge on October 9 or Howler on October 24. Both gigs are guaranteed to be sloppy.
 
Dead Letter Circus are touring this October in support of their fancy new album...

Posted 5 Aug 2015 @ 3:35pm

 

After their new album Node debuted at #1 on the ARIA charts this week, Northlane have wasted no time announcing a national tour in support of the release. They’ll tour the country with August Burns Red, Like Moths To Flames, Buried In Verona and Ocean Grove. It’s a hell of a bill and one that’s likely to sell out Melbourne’s 170 Russell pretty quickly. Hurry if you want tickets to the...

Posted 28 Jul 2015 @ 3:42pm

 

Kisschasy are going to say goodbye. One of the most successful Aussie rock acts of the ‘00s are packing up their amps and riding off into the sunset, but before they do they’re going to chuck a United Paper People tour. The band said recently, “Some of you may see this as sad news but we feel quite the contrary. Kisschasy as a unit is stronger than ever, we have more fun playing live...

Posted 22 Jul 2015 @ 5:16pm

 

Footscray’s home of live music The Reverence Hotel will celebrate their third birthday this weekend with a killer lineup of bands to rattle the foundations of the venue. The Peep Tempel, Lincoln LeFevre, Super Best Friends, Hoodlum Shouts, Georgia Maq, Foxtrot, Deafcult and Kissing Both will lend their many talents to the celebrations. Make sure you head down and sample their fine...

Posted 1 Jul 2015 @ 5:02pm

 

In the interest of expanding the scope and scale of CORE, in addition to filling in space, I would like to introduce a weekly write-in creative answer contest, open to all readers of Beat. This week’s question is as follows: in an alternate timeline of 1981 in Washington DC, Minor Threat frontman Ian MacKaye had his can of Coca Cola spiked with a tab of LSD by time travelling crust...

Posted 30 Jun 2015 @ 12:42pm

 

New York post-punks Self Defense Family have announced an Australian tour in August/ September in support of their upcoming record Heaven is Earth, to be released on June 30 via Deathwish. In addition to their previously announced Poison City Weekender appearance, the band will perform their own all ages show at Viva Hate on September 7.
 
Originally known as The Ruts, the...

Posted 17 Jun 2015 @ 5:15pm

 

Melbourne folk-rockers The Smith Street Band have announced a national tour for September surrounding their already sold out appearance at 170 Russell on the Poison City Weekender. Tour supports include Phoenix, AZ anti-folk heroes Andrew Jackson Jihad, Ohio indie rockers The Sidekicks and Melbourne’s The Sugarcanes.
 
Melbourne rehearsal studio Goatsound have released a...

Posted 10 Jun 2015 @ 1:23pm

 

Nice guy Californian pop punk band Versus The World will join Good Riddance on their Australian tour this August. The band (made up of members of The Ataris and Lagwagon) will release their third album Homesick/ Roadsick this month via Kung Fu Records. See them with Good Riddance on August 7 at the Corner Hotel. Tickets available now.
 
Brisbane’s A Night In Texas are...

Posted 3 Jun 2015 @ 9:44am

With Australian audiences still buzzing from the release of their very, very different new album Hyperview on Anti records, the time is right for Title Fight to return to Australia. See them play with Post Blue and Paper Arms at the Corner Hotel on June 26. If you had planned to suss out the all ages festivities on June 27, please note that the venue has changed from the Phoenix Youth Center...

Posted 1 Jun 2015 @ 6:56pm

 

I don’t mean to alarm you, but did you know that Ignite are releasing a new album this year? They’ve reunited with Century Media and will release their new album before the end of the year. It’s the band’s first since the flawless Our Darkest Days dropped way back in 2006, and it’ll see the return of Zoli Teglas who was rather uncerimoniously dumped from frontman duties in Pennywise...

Posted 26 May 2015 @ 2:40pm

 

What a week for live music. No matter how much the weather tries to deter us from heading out, the Melbourne music scene feels more vibrant than ever at the moment. It’s truly a nice time to be alive. I caught Karnivool at one of their many sold out performances at The Corner and was completely gobsmacked at Ian Kenny’s vocals. The dude sings that effortlessly that he’s almost...

Posted 26 May 2015 @ 2:30pm

 

Excellent local band The Pretty Littles revealed the video for their single Man Baby last week, as well as sharing details of an upcoming mini-album. Gospel will be released on June 9, before the band go on tour with Ceres and Sincerely, Grizzly. There are two Melbourne shows scheduled, so make sure you get along to The Tote on June 27 or The Old Bar on July 25. If you want to see The...

Posted 19 May 2015 @ 2:20pm

 

So how are we all feeling about the sudden resurrection of Refused? If anything, it’s been an interesting week for revealing how personally people take their music. Unfortunately I’m no exception to the rule. I really genuinely never thought that Refused would ever reform. They were so serious about burying their band and never reforming that they named their biographical DVD Refused...

Posted 5 May 2015 @ 5:29pm

 

Against Me!’s upcoming tour with Joyce Manor has to be my most hotly anticipated tour of 2015 so far. The band haven’t toured since they released their incredible album Transgender Dysphoria Blues and it was probably the best album of last year. Their sold out show at The Corner Hotel has secured Ceres as supports and the Sunday June 7 gig has attracted new Poison City Records...

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