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Posted 13 Jun 2014 @ 9:49am

John Garcia has announced he will be heading Down Under for a solo tour this September.

 

As the voice behind acts including Kyuss, Slo Burn, Unida, Hermano and Vista Chino, John Garcia's deep baritone has garnered a long-lasting reputation. This August, he will be releasing his self-titled, debut, solo record, featuring guest performances from the likes of The Doors' Robby...

Posted 20 May 2014 @ 2:09pm

Rock N Load Festival is returning this June and they are bringing their biggest lineup yet.

 

This year the festival will bring together 35 of the best rock acts from Melbourne and the rest of the country, across four stages, in one day. Leading the lineup is NSW five-piece Tumbleweed who will be joined by a host of acts including Melbourne two-piece King Of The North, Sydney’s...

Posted 27 Mar 2014 @ 3:18pm

Regarded as one of New Zealand’s most electric and sonically powerful live bands, Kora have announced they will be returning to Melbourne this Good Friday.

 

With the 2012 release of their second album Light Years, Kora mapped a new constellation that warps between future-shocked funk, soul and r’n’b and has been self-dubbed ‘alien funk’. The five-piece have already built a...

Posted 27 Mar 2014 @ 1:53pm

Hip hop heavyweight Xzibit has announced he will be returning to our shores next month on a tour that will see him cover nine venues in two countries in just over a fortnight.

 

This will be Xzibit's first appearance in Australia in almost three years. He first came to public attention in the late '90s with his debut album At The Speed of Light (1996) and 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz...

Posted 20 Mar 2014 @ 12:51pm

Australian icon Daryl Braithwaite has announced that he will treat fans to a special free show this Easter Sunday at The Espy.

 

Over the course of his 35 year career, the singer has reached a number of milestones. Braithwaite's debut 1988 solo album Edge spawned hit singles As the Days Go By, All I Do, Let Me Be, and One Summer, in addition to becoming CBS Australia's highest...

Posted 19 Mar 2014 @ 2:55pm

Alternative rockers Shihad are set to make their return to The Espy next month.

 

The kiwis recently completed the mix of their ninth album, produced in collaboration with Jaz Coleman (Killing Joke), who was also the man behind their 1993 debut. As of now, the title and release date are undecided. Shihad will be joined by special guests Villany and My Echo.

Posted 13 Mar 2014 @ 8:53am

Every metalhead can most likely remember the exact moment they discovered their one true genre love. Kobi Farhi counts himself no different – although the circumstances in which he discovered what would eventually become his greatest passion are significantly different to his Western peers, having grown up in Jaffa, a port city in the north west of Israel.

 

“In the newspaper,...

Posted 27 Feb 2014 @ 10:40am

The Espy has announced the first bill of its Swarm 2014 lineup.

 

Headlining the music extravaganza will be Jericco, a rocking band that has delivered us four glorious releases over the past four years, including Nice To See You EP and their LP debut Beautiful in Danger. Joining these metallic men will be Dead In A Second, who will be releasing their mini-album The Double Treblio...

Posted 19 Feb 2014 @ 2:00pm

The inaugural Japanese Music Festival will be coming in hot to Melbourne with four of Japan's most revered J-pop, J-rock and J-alt bands.

 

Festival promoter Sonny King is working tightly with Japanese companies both in Australia and Japan to ensure the premier Japanese music concert experience for fans. This year's lineup features Jill, 101A, Kaimokujisho and Sparky Quano.

Posted 13 Feb 2014 @ 4:12pm

Even more Soundwave sideshows continue to be announced.

 

After being catapulted into the spotlight following an invitation to tour with Metallica in 2009, Denmark's Volbeat have continued their ever-growing domination of the genre. Now they are finally bringing their highly acclaimed live show Down Under. Joining them on both shows are Cleveland rockers Filter and UK five-piece...

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