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Posted 10 Jan 2014 @ 11:34am

Rock The Bay Festival is turning six this year. To celebrate, the one-day-only festival has expanded to include 40 local, interstate and international bands across four rooms at The Espy this February.


Featuring a special (and secret) guest act from Austria, Rock The Bay is chockablock full of local and interstate Aussie talent, including triple j favourites The Love Junkies,...

Posted 14 Feb 2013 @ 12:40pm

It's been a fun ride, but Chile's Manatarms are soon to bid farewell to their adopted city of Melbourne and head back home. Oh don't worry, they'll be back. But in the short time they've been here, the band has built up a strong following and they've connected with many like-minded bands on the strength of their melodic alternative heavy rock sound. It's hard to describe Manatarms....

Posted 13 Feb 2013 @ 1:51pm

“This will be our third Rock The Bay and any day that rock'n'roll is celebrated in so many varied ways is a great day for me,” assures Rusty Brown. Fronting Melbourne rockers Electric Mary, the vocalist has every reason to be in good spirits. With his band having spent the last few months playing to crowds throughout a number of European cities, the five-piece are now getting ready to return...

Posted 5 Feb 2013 @ 2:38pm

In the lead up to the massive ROCK THE BAY festival at The Espy, we put two of the gala’s local heavyweights in the ring to question the shit out of each other.


Chris (New Skinn) questions Appleberry (Engine Three Seven)…


We have shared stages with each other so many times over the years. I’ve always noticed that E37 has always had an amazing set of songs and...

Posted 14 Feb 2012 @ 2:49pm


Normal bands first get together, maybe release an EP or two, then unleash the ever-important debut album... Floating Me is not a normal or average band in any sense of the word, with its members opting to do things the opposite way by conceptualising their first record, then officially proclaiming themselves a collective. Frontman, and ex-Scary Mother vocalist, Andrew Gillespie...

Posted 3 Feb 2012 @ 6:42am

Australia is well known for breeding kickarse guitarists. Angus Young, Tommy Emmanuel, Brett Garsed….Tim McMillan is up there with the best of them. This dude combines the melodicism of Jeff Buckley with the eclecticism of Frank Zappa, the harmonic creativity of Devin Townsend and the technique of your Stanley Jordans and Chris Brodericks. McMillan is about to release his latest album, Angel,...

Posted 25 Jan 2012 @ 1:15pm

Brace yourselves, the lineup for this year's Rock The Bay has been unveiled, and it is nothing short of massive.


The fouth annual Rock The Bay festival is set to take over The Espy, with none other than Brisbane heavyweights Dead Letter Circus headline the festival along with triple j favourites Floating Me, and some of Australia’s finest in Twelve Foot Ninja, Bellusira, Tim...

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