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Editors Letter Text: EB Rivera

Spring has been full-blast for the BOB team and we’re just about half way through. It’s been fun, amazing, and exhausting but it’s all been worthwhile, especially with the great response we’ve been receiving from you, our readers. There are a lot of local, national, and international happenings these months, whether they may be music-related or not. On October 17 we celebrate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, a UN-sanctioned event. I highlight this specifically because I am a firm believer of this movement and I want to take this opportunity to encourage you to have a closer look at this very real issue. With this encouragement comes the challenge, as well, to do what we can to change this pathetic status quo. It doesn’t even have to be a grand gesture. It doesn’t need to be money-related. Sometimes, all we really need to do is stand up for something. If enough of us speak out, then the people who have the power to change things eventually have to listen, right? On a lighter note, this month we’re also celebrating World Smiley Day, started by the most famous smiley designer Harvey Ball. The idea is to “do an act of kindness. Help one person smile,” which I think is a terrific idea! It’s not hard to do, there are a lot of different ways to do it, and we’re all capable enough to do so. I love it so much I reckon everyday should be Smiley Day. On events that are closer to home, the Shine On Festival is happening from the 18th – 20th of November at the Pyrenees Ranges. Some of the acts include Shapeshifter, Big Gigantic, Wax Tailor, Heyoka, Ticon, The Bamboos (one my personal faves), D-Nox, and many more. I can’t wait! There’s also the Stevie Nicks concert 4

with Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on November 19, which I must say I am truly excited about. It will definitely be a gruelling commute from the festival to Melbourne and then back to the Pyrenees again, but I think it will be worth it. On things happening at home, the BOB team is stoked to be a part of Rotary Club’s Spring Fest Market Sunday which will be on the 30th of October. We’re in charge of the two entertainment stages, one sponsored by McDonalds and the other by Harvey World Travel. This means there’s going to be a showcase of awesome local music all around Lake Wendouree! There’s also some mouth watering grub that is sure to appeal to even the most discerning palate. There are so many attractions there’s definitely something for everyone. Be sure to check it out. Speaking of BOB, we are excited to announce that the mag has now got a wider reach! We are currently distributing to more and more drop points, both in and around Ballarat. We are also very proud of the fact that BOB is the only music magazine available in tourist information centres/ visitor centres all around the region, including Federation Square in Melbourne. This means that the Ballarat music industry and our supporters are getting maximum exposure in Victoria! And THAT, to us, is just amazing. Spread the love, share the mag! WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE?

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ERRATUM: In our last issue, we printed the date of Drop Kick Murphys’ gig at the Forum as October 5, which should have be October 25. Our apologies.

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From the Editor The BOB Team are overwhelmed by all the upcoming shows!

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Good Will Hunting

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Geneva Spur

BOB gets to know the band that is Good Will Hunting.

Eileen chats with one of the members to learn more about what’s been happening with the band

16 Goldfields These boys aren’t made of gold but they might as

well be- they shine!

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Festival Hall vs. 1500 kids

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The BOB team head down to Melbourne to catch the inaugural Soundwave Counter Revolution.

The Legends Return BOB catches the New York Dolls at The Boroughs Festival, Globe Headquarters, Port Melbourne.

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Hunting Grounds

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The Crue Drives The Crowd Wild

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Liam chats with Michael Belsar, talking about stuff from The Wiggles to sleeping with Oprah for her cash.

BOB’s resident dread-head Ivan Stack heads to Rod Laver arena to catch Motley Crue, an iconic band that’s been rockin’ long before he was actually born.

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No Longer Just In My Dreams

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Kram Rides the Nick Train

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Good Feeling

BOB editor EB Rivera shares her excitement for Stevie Nicks’ upcoming gig.

Liam & Kram talk about the future of Spiderbait, how the new record is coming along, and about how the Nick Cave Tribute Show.

Flo Rida heats things up at Ballarat’s The Bluestone.

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Music News

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Social Snaps

All the latest goss local and abroad.

Mad Music, Madder Crowd, Maddest Shoot Like Royalty embarks on their first film clip shoot, partying and rockin’ along the way.

BOB has been at it again! Has he snapped a shot of you?

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Ballarat Gig Guide

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Touring Guide

Check what’s happening within the local nightspots.

Stay in the loop with all the big bands gigging in and around Melbourne!

The Dog Report How to Find a Place, Take No Guff, and Bring the Noise

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GOOD WILL

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Liam hung out with Elliot Taylor & Sam Cunnington, members of melodic metalcore Good Will Hunting. Other members of the hardcore band include George Martin and Ashley Hughes on guitars/clean vocals, and Jake Van Rijn on bass. Text: Liam Sandford

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Liam Sandford: Hey guys! First off introduce yourselves and let us know what you do in the band. Sam Cunnington: I’m Sam and I play thy drums. Elliott Taylor: I am Elliott and I do vocals for Good Will Hunting and Sam only pretends to play drums. LS: Haha how did you guys meet? SC: I only briefly knew Elliott and Reece (who was in the band at the time) and I got a message from Elliot asking me to play guitar for this new band he was starting up. I didn’t know Jake and George previous to this band. Reece left and Elliott recruited little Ash. I got changed to drums for some reason. ET: Well I met George in year seven but in year 11 I think we had the idea to make a new sounding kinda-band so we got Reece to drum for us and we asked Jake to play bass who I met in art in year eight. When Reece left, Sam made the mistake of showing us he could play drums. I met Ash through Liberate the Grave (Ash’s other band) and he said he could clean sing so I gave him a listen and he was excellent so we asked him. So yeah, we wrote “Among the Wreck” and practised that for months. We then managed to smash out some more songs over the course of this year and here we are haha. LS: What can you tell us about your other three members? ET: Ah don’t get me started on those guys! George is our guitarist and he goes to uni. Jake is our bass player and he is a sh*t builder (looks at hole in my roof). Ash is our other guitarist and he is a butcher so don’t mess with him, yo. LS: How would you best describe the music of Good Will Hunting? SC: I’d say our music has something for everyone in it. It’s fairly heavy driven with a lot of melodic element to it, along with the clichés of heavy music. LS: Sick! What bands do you guys draw influences from? ET: Bands like August Burns Red, Northlane, The Devil Wears Prada, For Today and Of Mice & Men. Well, that’s for me anyway. Oh, and Owl City haha. SC: For me- Architects, Volumes, Touché Amore and Hundredth. LS: You recently played your first show with Buried in Verona, Ennui Breathes Malice, and Belle Haven. How did that go for you? 10

SC: It was so good! We were just shy of 200 people there. It was packed. Getting to play with some big names, like, that was sick. ET: It went really well! We got a lot of positive feedback despite messing up the first song, but it was really fun to play with such distinguished bands. LS: Do you guys have any shows coming up? SC: Yep! Our next one is with Northlane and Brooklyn on the 21st October at Karova. Elliott is creaming his pants about it. LS: So what’s on the cards for the future? SC: Well, we are midway through recording a new song with our mate Denim at JMC Academy in Melbourne. Got some vocals to lay down and that should be sweet to go. Also, waiting on the demo we recorded in July at Complex to get back to us. Then hopefully more shows. LS: Speaking of recording, how was recording With Roman from Complex Studios? ET: It was really sick! The studio was huge and he was really good to us even though George broke his wall and knocked over his DVDs. He is going to hate me for saying that! Hahaha. SC: He pushed us to our limits to get the songs perfect. ET: He made Sam do the drums so many times it took us a whole day to get them down, which shows that he is very passionate about his work and what he does. SC: Mind you we had a three hour delay due to the double kick breaking! And yeah, we shot through guitars and bass pretty well, got them done before lunch on the second day; then knocked vocals. LS: So what other crazy stuff did you get up to in Melbourne while recording? ET: Not too much; just chilled in the hotel and messed around ‘til the wee hours of the morn. We have a video up about it if people want to check it out. It’s on our Facebook page. LS: Well, thanks for talking to BOB today guys, all the best for the future! SC: Woooo! ET: Thanks man, see you around!


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Eileen chats with one of the members to learn more about what’s been happening with the band Text: EB Rivera

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On a sunny spring afternoon BOB’s Eileen Rivera sat down with Geneva Spur frontman BJ LLoyd for a fun li’l catch up. The band, who has just come out from hiatus, is composed of BJ LLoyd on vocals/guitars, Nathan Deppeler on lead guitar, Alex Jovanovic on bass and Jess De Vries on drums. Eileen Rivera: OK, so first things first- how does it feel to be back on stage after your break? BJ Lloyd: Awesome. It really does. It was, for the (lack of a) better word, sh*t getting the ball rolling and then losing a drummer and then a bass player. We played around acoustic (for) a bit, but it’s obviously not the same as playing (with) a band. So to get back on stage is great. ER: Nice! After the band winning the 2009 Melbourne Industry Fresh Music Awards and touring, like you said earlier the band made some line up changes. What was the reason behind them? BL: Well, our drummer went overseas. (It was) sort of like an extended vacation. We had no idea when he was coming back. ER: Haha. That’s not good for a band... BL: Yeah, he needed to do it. We got someone to fill the space. Then our bass player was off to get married. So we had a bass player filling in as well, but never had a set band line up. ER: Was that the reason you took the break? BL: Pretty much. When our drummer and our bass player decided to leave, we went months sorting things out. The bass player filling in for us was Alex, who ended up being our bass player, anyway. We tried a couple of drummers, and one of them was really good. But again, it wasn’t something he could commit to. It was probably a good eight months before we found Jess and started practising again and working on new songs as a band. ER: So we now know how you found Alex. How about Jess? BL: Jess is actually... Alex is a bass teacher. He teaches a bit of bass in Damascus and Jess is a student at Damascus. She’s been in a lot of drums competitions. Alex knew of her and he just said he’ll ask her if she wants to play. She was interested; she came along for a few sessions then we asked her to join if she’d like, and she accepted. It sort of picked up and worked from there. ER: OK! So have the dynamics changed with the new people in the group?

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BL: The dynamics of the band is still the same with regard to (song writing). Nathan and I will write the songs. We’ll bring that to a band rehearsal and everyone will throw their ideas and things start to develop from there. Since we got the new additions to the family, though, we’ve seen some interesting pre-show rituals/habits develop. Deepeler now wears a pink g-string to every gig- he used to wear nothing. Haha. Alex doesn’t shower the month before we play a gig and Jess listens to Bieber before every show...Whatever works I guess? The band’s certainly a lot of fun. We all have pretty retarded senses of humuor which we try to show off with things we do. We want people to have a good time and remember who they had that good time with. ER: Cool. So what have you guys been up to the past few months? BL: The past few months we’ve spent preparing for Karova. Jess had to learn 10 songs and it’s quite hard when there’s a lot of pressure. We wanted to make sure that when we came back we had all the things we’d been learning sorted out. That’s why we bought strobe lights, LED lights, and smoke machines. It makes such a big difference. We had to create an atmosphere and that was the biggest thing for us. We just wanted to take the show to a whole new level. ER: So what can we expect from Geneva Spur this spring and summer? Do you have any plans of releasing an EP soon? BL: In regards to the EP, we probably will sometime next year. We’re going in the studios December to record. We’re also releasing a film clip as well for “Long Way Down”, then we’re playing a few shows. On the 30th of October we’re playing at the Rotary Club Spring Fest and we’re doing an acoustic, chilled-out set. Then we’re looking at hitting Melbourne as hard as we can sometime next year. We’ve also got some plans to rent ourselves a little bus and cruise up the coast and pretty much do the Geneva Spur “Almost Famous” tour. ER: Wow! Well, good luck and we hope everything goes well. Thanks for taking time to chat with us! BL: Thanks for having us!


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The BOB team recently caught up with Vin Andanar of Gold Fields, one of Ballarat’s musical sensations, to have a chat before they embark on their Aussie adventure. Text: EB Rivera

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The band, also composed of Mark Robert Fuller, Luke Peldys, Rob Clifton, and Ryan D’Sylva, are in for a busy summer with the release of their EP and upcoming tour. (Yes boys and girls, it will be a fun and exciting season.) EB Rivera: Congratulations on your EP! Take us through the recording process. How did you go about its creation? Vin Andanar: Thanks! It feels like it took forever to be released but we got there. We recorded the bulk of it at my home studio and had it mixed in Sydney. We actually did a bit of DIY renovations on the bungalow before we started recording to give the space a “creative vibe.” We put up foam, hung Christmas lights; we even bought a couple of posters to put up. I think our attempt at renovating was half the fun of the whole process. Our mate Malcolm Besley is a recording guru so we made him travel up from Melbourne to engineer. We also got our sound guy Damien to bring his fancy recording gear and help dial in some nice sounds. Even the artwork for the EP was DIY; they were taken by Mark’s old housemate. ER: Nice. Well, it’s been a big and fast year for you guys, already travelling internationally so soon after your formation. How’s the experience, so far? Does it get overwhelming at times? VA: The past 12 months have been pretty busy. We’ve learnt a lot of things in a short amount of time. We’re grateful we had the opportunity to tour with experienced bands like The Holidays, Miami Horror, Pnau and Local Heroes, and Yacht Club DJs because they’ve been nice enough to pass on their wisdom. We recently got back from LA where we worked on our first album. That was a huge learning experience; it was the first time the band recorded in a proper studio. I don’t think we really understood how challenging it was because by the end of it, we were pretty worn out. As much as we all loved being over there, I think we were all looking forward to coming home for Parklife and getting away from the whole process. So yeah, it does get overwhelming at times. Just being around the same people every day is overwhelming... ER: Haha! Now, you’ve had a decent share of festival gigs these past few months. What were the highlights? What’s your favourite festival, if any?

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VA: They’ve all been amazing. Falls Festival last year was unbelievable. The year before that was my first Falls experience so to be playing at it a year later was quite strange and definitely a highlight for me. Can’t thank Triple J enough for that. The more recent Parklife would have to be another highlight. It was our first festival tour and we got to meet a lot of people. ER: Haha. I’m guessing it’s been a busy spring for you, and it’ll only get busier with your Australian tour. Tell us more about that. How have you been preparing? Are you guys excited? VA: It’s our first proper headline tour around Australia and we’re excited to hit the road. It’s been just over a year now since our first show at the Ding Dong Lounge in Melbourne and now the first show of this tour will be at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne. It’s quite a big step up for us and pretty daunting. Hopefully, people show up... We’re pretty excited that the tour ends at Karova. It’ll always be my favourite place to play and finishing up the tour there is great. We’ll definitely rehearse a fair bit before the tour starts but for the moment, we’re happy to have a bit of a break. And we do have a few things planned for our set. We always like to change it up because it keeps things interesting for us as well but you’ll just have to wait and see. We’re taking Brisbane band Millions on tour with us. They won the Splendour in the Grass Triple J Unearthed comp this year. Check them out. ER: We’ll keep that in mind. On a lighter note, and as a closing question, What are some of your pre-gig rituals, whether individually or as a group? Weird stuff are ok, too. VA: We don’t really have any. We sort of just do our own thing and meet up before we play. I have no idea what the others do and I guess I don’t really want to know either. Haha. I just drink my Mother or Redbull. Actually, we’ve all been playing a lot of Stick Cricket on our phones. I’ve been doing that before every show lately. It’s very addictive. Still trying to beat Rob’s 133 from five overs but no luck yet. ER: Haha! Well, thanks for taking the time and good luck with the tour. I’m sure it’ll rock. VA: Thanks!


Opening Weekend Ball at The Palais Sat 22nd Oct, 8pm Grand Opening Parade & Concert Saturday 22nd October at 10.30am Dame Nellie Melba Tribute at The Convent Sun 23rd Oct, 4pm Ennio Morricone Tribute at The Palais Sat 29th Oct, 6pm

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The BOB team headed down to Melbourne to catch the inaugural Soundwave Counter Revolution which is a series of gigs that culminated at the Festival Hall. Text: Liam Sandford

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The BOB team headed down to Melbourne to catch the inaugural Soundwave Counter Revolution which is a series of gigs that culminated at the Festival Hall. As the proposed Soundwave Revolution was cancelled about six weeks earlier, the Soundwave Team aimed to make best of the situation and bring out more than half the bands anyway! First up on the Thursday night was Every Time I Die with The Acacia Strain and The Word Alive. In a packed Gershwin Room of the Espy in St Kilda, The Word Alive opened up with a quick-paced and heavy set, playing a lot of their latest album ‘Deceiver’. The band, not knowing the crowd they would pull, were moderately surprised when the room started to open up and people started to sing along. Telle Smith’s high ranged vocals were a very strong point for the set and as a whole you could really tell this band has done a lot of miles. Second up that night was the highly anticipated The Acacia Strain. The down-tuned guitars and the growling vocals from Vincent Bennett filled the room even more so and the energy was just insane. The crowd, also extremely excited, started to heat up as they started off with “Beast,” the opening track on their latest album “Wormwood.” It set the night up for a heavy, explosive and sweaty set. For anyone who has been and has seen these guys before you know exactly what I am talking about; they played some older songs such as ‘4x4’ and ‘car bomb’ and the 45 minute set seemed like it just flew by. The headliners of the night were the highly acclaimed Every Time I Die. The rough-necked New Yorkers made the big trip down to Australia for a five-dated tour. Somehow the room seemed to be even more packed. Keith Buckley’s vocals, just as impressive as they are in the studio, was a major stand out as well as Jordan Buckley’s strange haircut, looking like the doc from Back To The Future. This is a band I have really been meaning to get around and see as I have only heard good things; they played a very solid set 22

and played songs from albums as far back as “Gutter Phenomenon” (2005). Friday rolled around for the major Soundwave Counter Revolution show held at Festival Hall, moved from the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. The stage set up was a lot like it would be at a major festival with the main stages side by side. The show was home to about 19 different bands including Panic! At The Disco, All Time Low, Yellowcard, Story of The Year, Face To Face, The Damned Things, Set Your Goals, Funeral For a Friend, Hellogoodbye, DRUGS, Young Guns, This Providence, Go Radio, Make Do And Mend, Alesana, The Swellers, We Are The Ocean, We Are The In Crowd and Terrible Things. The main contingents were teenagers and the crowd was fairly tame. It was quite weird to see Festival Hall set up in this fashion as we had free roam of pretty much everywhere. The weather was extremely sh*t outside so everyone was quite happy to stay indoors. The first band to play was We Are The Ocean hailing from England. This band, having been here before, had a good following already and set a positive note to the beginning of the long day we all had ahead. The next band I saw was We Are The In Crowd, kind of giving off the Paramore vibe but a lot more in-yourface. This band is from New York, USA and the band most definitely put an awesome show on drawing a massive response from the crowd. Alesana, the veterans from North Carolina, were up next on the stage and being from my teenage years, the band had a strong but not full crowd for their set. Shawn Milke’s high-pitched screams most definitely get your attention. Along with his wild stage presence, he’ll let you know why this band has been around for seven years. Unfortunately I missed Make Do and Mend which is a band you should all check out! The next act I got to see was The Damned Things, a super group formed by Keith Buckley and Josh Newton from Every Time I Die, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley from Fall Out Boy and also Scott Ian


and Rob Caggiano from metal giants Anthrax. This band gets in touch with the older style rock bands our parents used to listen to. The collaboratively minded music from this band is just immense; combining all the musical strengths from all the other groups they come from (which, in their own right, are all major bands) into one band. Wales heavyweights Funeral For a Friend were next and of course the first thing they did was tell the crowd to make a wall of death (if you don’t know what this is, you should you-tube this now). The band also played a lot of songs from older albums like “Juneau” and “The Escape Artist.” They were massive when I was in high school and it’s easy to see how they were and still are a strong presence in the music scene. Pop punk favourites Set Your Goals were up next. They had a high-paced and high energy start, with the crowd going from completely quiet to completely insane in a matter of seconds. The band had a quick thirty minute set and also had a few bras thrown at them which I’m sure is the most flattering thing that can happen to a musician. The next band I caught was Story of The Year, also another band from my teenage years, which I thought I’d never get to see. I was surprised a lot of kids knew their music as well as they did! The band played an amazing set including their major songs “Until the Day I Die” and “Anthem of Our Dying Day.” Next was Face To Face, a band I’d never thought I’d see on Australian shores. This band is from the famous South California punk rock scene, and these old dudes have not lost any of their tenacity from their younger days, having been a band for 20 years and still going strong. The audience built up heavily for the next band All Time Low, the crowd favourite putting on a high energy show as the crowd went insane. Known famously for their mid-show and mid-song antics, the band increased their popularity over here a thousandfold by putting on a pretty solid set. The last band of the day was Panic! At The Disco who I was sceptical about at first, not being a major fan. They turned that around quickly, though, showing why they are the head liners of this festival. Brendan Urie’s vocals was just as powerful and strong as they are in the records they have released over the years. Needless to say, the band pulled in a major size crowd and topped off the night spectacularly! It was a tiring couple of days, but it was well worth it. Can’t wait for the next instalment of Soundwave! 23


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THE LEGENDS RETURN Legendary American band The New York Dolls recently flew in to Melbourne and unleashed their greatness at the 2011’s Boroughs Festival. Text: Lachlan Richardson Photo: Carbie Warbie

The first impression was one of sparseness upon entering the venue for 2011’s Boroughs Festival at the Globe Headquarters. We had arrived upon nightfall and it hadn’t gone unnoticed that we’d passed a few likely punters heading in the opposite direction on the walk from the tram stop. Apparently, the skate comp had just finished and a part of the crowd had decided it was the last worthwhile event for the day. By the time I’d located the bar and bought my first beer, however, it also became apparent that a new crowd was rocking up in droves to experience the remainder of the event. I, of course, was a part of the latter- there to witness the return to Melbourne of one of rock n’ roll’s most legendary bands, the New York Dolls. Show time was approaching. After downing a couple of beers and seeing more and more Johnny Thunders look-a-likes wander past, we knew it was time to go secure a position. After what seemed like forever the band strolled on, alleviating the crowd’s pent up anticipation. Once David Johansen finished spelling the “L-U-V” intro to “Looking for a Kiss,” the night got under way. David Johansen addressed the audience graciously. He looked as stylish as ever strutting on with primed hair, sunglasses, a glittery hip-exposing top and spray-on pants. He was joined by other surviving original Doll Syl Sylvain who wore his trademark hat and had his rock ‘n’ roll moves down pat, tossing and catching his guitar pick in between strokes. One of

the band’s biggest hurdles since reforming has been filling the shoes of the late great guitarist Johnny Thunders and Earl Slick appears to be arguably the closest they’ve come. He’s best known for his work with David Bowie around the mid 70’s and fits the Dolls perfectly. The band played a tight and convincing set that spanned the entire catalogue, playing everything from 70’s classics “Frankenstein,” “Jet Boy” and “Trash” to latter day highlights “Cause I Sez So,” “We’re All in Love” and “Dance Like a Monkey.” It was entertaining to witness some shaky moments in the set where it could’ve come undone, had Sylvain not turned to signify the changes to the band which showed this line up of the Dolls to be akin to their 70’s line up. A stylish rock ‘n’ roll group constantly on the edge, they could have just as easily called in session musicians to recreate their back catalogue note perfect rather than seek out some members of their own ilk and style. The Dolls closed the set with their call-to-arms glam rock/proto punk masterpiece Personality Crisis which has ironically helped define their identity over the years and become their anthem. They played an hour and a half set to great applause proving the event to be a great success.

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Hunting Grounds is garage-disco- funk-punk on the grandest, sexiest, most insane scale. To say the least. Text: Liam Sandford

Hunting Grounds is the most successful band out of Ballarat, Composed of Tim Street on guitar, Michael Belsar on vocals/guitar, Lachlan Morrish on vocals/ guitar, Galen Strachan on keys/vocals, Jonathan Crawford on bass, and Daniel Marie on drums, currently writing their debut album and recently embarking on a national tour with The Living End and King Cannons. After releasing their EPs “Howl” and “Brothers in Violence,” not to mention their success in Triple J’s Unearthed High competition in 2009, the band seems to be getting stronger and stronger. Hailing from Ballarat High School, Hunting Grounds has quickly become the forefront of Ballarat music with their blistering live shows and unique presence. The boys, already having played on some of the bigger festivals such as Stereosonic, Groovin’ The Moo and Field Day, not to mention also sharing the stage with British India, Grinspoon, and Children Collide. They also played during Karova Lounge’s seventh birthday celebrations. This year has been a standout season for the guys, and the future is looking just as promising. They have been announced on both The Golden Plains festival with

American giants Bon Iver and also on the Queenscliff Music Festival with Eskimo Joe and fellow Triple J Unearthed high winners Stonefield, Wagons, The Herd, The Beautiful Girls, and The Cruel Sea, just to name a few. Recently, I caught up with Michael Belsar to talk about how they have been lately and why we should choose Elvis over Oprah. Liam Sandford: Hey guys, tell us, what have you been up to lately? Michael Belsar: Hey! We’ve basically just been working on the album. It’s been a long process and many hours have been spent in my kitchen writing but it’s coming together. We’re all pretty excited about it. LS: Sounds great. You recently just finished touring with The Living End. How was that experience? MB: Yeah, it was crazy! Every night we would walk on stage to two thousand or more people, which was nerve racking to say the least. We were also lucky enough to befriend the techs so they helped us out a lot throughout the tour, and The Living End dudes are rad. 29


LS: What would you say was the worst thing to happen on the tour? MB: Not being in a photo with Murray from The Wiggles when he was backstage in Sydney! I made the stupid mistake of being behind the camera instead of in front. LS: Hahaha, that would have been awesome! Now on to other things: who is the ‘ladies man’ of Hunting Grounds? MB: Jonathon ‘Chill Mystery’ Crawford! LS: Haha! How about musical preference…What bands would you recommend to your fans? MB: Probably Pond, Gonjasufi and the Mercy Arms EP. The album’s still pretty good but the EP rules. LS: And your favorite local artists? MB: I guess Fierse, Yacht Club, Them 9’s, Rick Moranis, Talent Squad, Twiins, Gold Fields and Dark Arts. And yes, Gareth Harrison is in four of those eight bands. LS: Nice. If you were to tour with 3 bands who would they be? MB: GG Allin, Beyonce for the lifestyle, and Tenacious D. LS: Speaking of famous people- Oprah, Elvis and Roy Orbison: sleep with one, marry one, and kill one. MB: Well I’d do Elvis cause I know he’d love me tender (clever), marry Oprah for her cash, and kill Roy Orbison so I could steal his glasses. LS: Tell us about your most recent film clip? Are you happy with the response? MB: Well, it was directed by two amazing local filmmakers Tom Burgess and Lachlan Wilson- who have just started a company called Vegadeetz- on a property in Invermay over two days. We were basically just running up and down hills for both days throwing fruit at each other in army clothes, so it was pretty fun. As far as the response goes, it’s been pretty amazing. It broke twenty thousand views the other day, which we did not expect! Check it out on You Tube; it’s called “In Co lour.”

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LS: It sounds like it was a lot of fun. OK, back to basics now. How did you all meet? How did you form the band? MB: We were all lucky enough to go to the same high school together, minus John, so it was a pretty obvious move that we started a band. We basically just did covers together when we were in year eight then decided we’d actually start writing music shortly after that. I met John when we both started working at McDonald’s together back in 2006; he still works there, by the way, ladies. LS: How do you approach song writing as a collective? MB: We all live in a mansion and pay this guy named Dexter Yorke to write all our sweet jams. His girlfriend Kendal helps heaps, too. She’s really weird but we like her. LS: So why did you change your name from Howl to Hunting Grounds? MB: It was un-googlable and there were about 2,000 other bands across the world with the same name so we avoided the copyright lawsuits and just changed it. LS: What are your plans for the rest of the year? MB: Finish up the album and play the few festivals and sideshows we have, some of which aren’t announced yet but they will be in the coming weeks, I’m guessing. LS: Lastly, if Ballarat were to be nuked, what is the last thing you would do? MB: Probably apologize to John for how much I’ve picked on him in this interview.He really didn’t deserve any of it. LS: Haha. Well, thanks for your time, man! MB: No worries. You can catch Hunting Grounds on October 28 in Sydney at the World Bar with Oh Ye Denver Birds and Saloons and at the Espy in Melbourne on Cup Day Eve (October 31st) with Calling All Cars, Kingswood and Reckless.


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THE CRUE DRIVES THE CROWD WILD

September 24 2011 was a very eventful day in Melbourne as one of the most prominent hard rock bands from the eighties graced the Rod Laver Arena. Text: Ivan Stack

What do you get when you mix hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of pyrotechnics, skin tight leather jeans, hairspray, and a sea of hot girls? Motley, Crue, of course! The city experienced a flashback to the eighties when Motley Crue announced they were touring Australia, promising to provide one of the most extravagant shows Aussies would experience this year. No wonder the concert sold out one of Melbourne’s biggest arenas in minutes; afterall, they haven’t played here for a while. The gig was everything you would expect from a band like Motley Crue. It was excessive, full of energy, and they weren’t shy on playing all their hit songs, either. It was a heart-pounding, hard rockin’ gig that was backed up by a visually stimulating stage show. The performance was nothing but spectacular! Everything- from shooting flames that would reach 15 feet high, to a drum kit roller

coaster that made everyone in the crowd sit at the edges of their seats in disbelief (if they were sitting at all)- was just explosive. The band played a solid show, as you would expect from a bunch of hard rock scene veterans that have been playing the same kind of music for over 30 years. It was no surprise they performed brilliantly and made everyone in the crowd jump up and down and scream as loud as they could. Motley Crue definitely didn’t disappoint any of their loyal fans in Melbourne. They performed such a well planned live show. It has been such a long time since they last visited Australia, and man, did they come back with a bang! This tour would definitely make their fans talk about a night in Melbourne that’s pretty hard to forget. It was one of the most entertaining shows I’ve seen this year. It’s definitely an experience I will remember for a very long time. 33


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The Dog Report Text: Mick Dog

OK Rockstar. You’ve strapped on the six-string, you’ve cranked the amp and you’re ready to bring the noise. You’ve written some heartfelt toons about girls/boys/ love/your Mum and now it’s time to belt out the genius to the screaming fans. Shine on you crazy diamonds. You strut down to one of the few games in town and ask for a gig. They knock you back. You do the rounds. Same deal. They palm you off saying you’re too metal/acoustic/ weird, no one knows you, “we’re not hiring,” or “we’re booked out for the next five years.” The door slams and you go home with your ego in the bass bin. It’s back to shunting 12 items or less. Or is it...? Last time I looked this was a free country (conditions apply. See next elections for details). Punch that feeling of defeat in the face and suck back a big ol’ can of harden-the-f*ck-up, ‘coz it’s time for phase two. The greater city of Ballafornia is blessed with approximately 20 bazillion places to play music. There are more cafés, pubs, restaurants, backyards, Unis, piazzas and car parks than any of us can shake a stick at. In my opinion, all of these places should be jammed to the frothing gills with live music. So put down that axe and get out your biro. Welcome to the back end of the Biz. (It’s arse-tastic!) You see, the truth is it’s a bloody looooong way to the top and very bloody few of us get to catch the tram there. In order to get a ticket on Route 69 to Funkytown you’ll need to be cunning as a sh*thouse rat, with a hide like an iron rhino plus have more front than the Pussycat dolls put together. But it can be done. Want to run a big outdoor concert? Start talking to people who have done it before, listen to ‘em and get busy. Track down the techs. Run your own godd*mn festival. Make it small and build it up. Make mistakes and do it again. 34

Want to play crazy electro folk to bonkers wineries? Get on the net and start sending emails. Send demos, memos and your mate Spemo to everyone until someone gives you the nod. Find the crazies with cash and put a cracker under ‘em. Really want to play at that club that knocked you back? Crank up that hype machine, get your mates to get behind you and keep going until they let you play even if it’s just to shut you up. Then, tear the joint apartsonically speaking, of course. Destroyed furniture will land you in a little truck stop called Brokesville, Jail County. There’s an old rule in this whole rock game that says for every 100 hours spent preparing for a gig, you get to play for 45 minutes. In my experience, it’s more like 500 hours. But it’s gotta happen. Get some hype going about yourself. Crack open some new venues. Take a risk. Ask older crusty types how they did it. It doesn’t matter if you strum a solo guitar or play 18-piece metal. Gigs are the key to it all. Playing is what it’s all about. Get your promo together. Your photos, bios, press releases, prices, tech specs, etc are just as important as your music and if you can’t get them together, find someone who can and shower them with gold. Nobody makes it in this game without them. Same goes for your sound techs. Give them anything they want and learn how to speak their mad language. They can make or break you. Now I agree all this selling yourself/answering emails/ ringing people ‘n sh*t is about as glamorous as a dog’s bum. Sure, you’ve got to have a hide thicker than a bouncer’s skull in order to deal with people saying “Na, not interested.” Sure, you’ll get more rejections than the shop of the same name. But if you keep on hammering away at it, something’s gotta give and the sooner you can zip up your spandex pants and show the world (that’s the big space just past Ballan) what you’ve got. Don’t wait for it. Take control. Rock on. Next issue- Gigs. A survivor speaks.


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No Longer Just In My Dreams

BOB Editor Eileen loves Stevie Nicks. So, as you can probably imagine, she can’t stop talking about her. Text: EB Rivera

One of the queens of rock n’ roll, Stevie Nicks, will be performing at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on November 19, 2011 as part of her In Your Dreams tour. Personally, I’m ecstatic. Stevie (yes we’re tight), who was part of 70’s icon Fleetwood Mac, is a permanent part of my music collection. I’m not claiming I know every inch of her life, but I do enjoy her songs. I always thought seeing her live was only in my dreams, but thanks to McManus Entertainment, this dream just turned to reality. Here are my Top 10 reasons why I think she’s so worth watching live: • It’s a great way to chill out on a spring night. • Her suede platform boots are legendary. It would be interesting to see which colour she wears this time. • She’s got Fleetwood Mac blood running in her veins. • To reconnect with the classic 70’s rocker in you.

• Mystical image, billowing chiffon skirts, shawls, layers of lace, and long blonde hair (thanks, Wiki)... Who doesn’t wanna see that? • You deserve to know that “Dreams” was not originally done by the Corrs. • Celebrated dude from Eurythmics, Dave Stewart, will be there, too (and Brian McFadden, if you’re into him). • She’s an icon. Seeing her live gives you bragging rights. • Landslide. • Principal of School of Rock, Jack Black, dances to her. And that’s Jack Black. So if anyone wants to hang out with the BOB team on the 19th of November, we’ll be sprawled on a picnic blanket at Sidney Myer Bowl, breathing in everything Stevie Nicks, under (hopefully) a clear night sky.

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KRAM RIDES THE NICK TRAIN Text: Liam Sandford

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In November, Ballarat will be graced with The Nick Cave Tribute Tour featuring Birthday Party, Boys Next Door, The Bad Seeds, Grinderman, Abbe May, Adalita, Alex Burnett (Sparkadia), Ben Corbett (SixFtHick), Bertie Blackman, Dan Sultan, Jake Stone (Bluejuice), Johnny Mackay (Children Collide), Kram (Spiderbait), Lanie Lane, Lisa Mitchell, Muscles, Tim Rogers (You Am I) and Urthboy (The Herd). This tour will also visit Newcastle, Geelong and all the main cities. Recently, I caught up with Spiderbait’s lead singer and drummer Mark Maher, better known as Kram. We talked about the future of Spiderbait, how the new record is coming along, and about how this tour will go. Liam Sandford: Hey man, how’s it going and what have you been up to recently? Kram: Yeah man, not too bad. Well me, personally, I’ve just been working on the new Spiderbait record that we’re going to be putting out next year. That’s our main focus and we are just doing what we can throughout the year, and yeah, it’s going to be cool to do a new record. LS: Is it hard getting the band (members) together again? K: Yeah. Whit has a kid and I have two kids. I also live up on the North Coast and they are down in Melbourne, so logistically, it’s been a bit tricky. But in terms of where we’re at creatively, it’s all really feeling together. We are really pumped for the record and this is the style of record we want to make; we all have to organise where we can get together for a week and record everything. LS: Is the new record going to resemble anything previously done? K: It’s going to be all metal and punk- that’s what we’re going for. The sort of stuff we started writing right away was with double kicks and lots of heavy riffs, going back to our old favourite sh*t like Metallica and Black Flag. (It’s) the stuff we used to love growing up. How that ends up, who knows? But that’s the vibe we are going for. LS: So, Nick Cave... Do you know him personally? Do you draw influence from what he has done? K: I have met him once a couple of years ago and that was at a Grindermen show. A guy that plays in my band also plays in the Bad Seeds, and yeah, he’s a really cool cat.

K: He’s cool, man! He’s a cool dude, he is a very Nick Cave-type of person, being the real one haha. I was a little bit like “Whoa! Wow that’s Nick Cave!” He really is one of the all time greats. LS: So are you excited about this tribute tour coming up? Do you think it will kick off? K: I think it’s going to be awesome in terms of the line up of acts and the enthusiasm that everyone has for the project. Also, we have a very good musical director Cameron Bruce who has worked with Paul Kelly and Megan Washington. He is a really cool dude for the job. The last one they did was Paul Kelly and that was directed by my friend Ash who is also in my band. It’s such a mixed group of artists I think every combination will be good for the songs. And we all come from different scenes so it’s going to work really well. LS: Awesome! So after recording with Spiderbait you’ll do a tour for the album? K: Yeah, that’s the plan. We are playing Pyramid Rock down at Phillip Island so that will be cool. We are hoping that the record will be out next year and, yeah, we will just tour until summer. We have played a few festivals in the past. We did Stonefest in Canberra last year; it was a huge show and we were blown away with the response. I think it’s a good time to come out with a really heavy record. LS: Exciting stuff! Yeah, the metal and punk scenes are starting to pick up again, (with) a lot of bands coming up and coming back like Frenzal Rhomb. K: Yeah! The Frenzal tour sounded great. The main reason we love heavy music is because it’s fun; it kicks ass and there is so much energy. LS: What do you remember of Ballarat? If you can remember the last time you played here. K: Yeah, we haven’t played there in a long long time so the Nick Cave show will make it good to be back there. I remember we used to play club shows there, I don’t even remember. It was that long ago. I know a few guys who live up there; it’s good to check out. It’s a lot like Geelong with the amount of shows that go there. LS: Thanks for talking to BOB magazine, man! Best of luck for recording and the future! K: Thanks for the chat, man. See ya bro!

LS: Sweet, what’s he like?

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International hip hop superstar Flo Rida graced The Bluestone stage last Tuesday night, turning the already popular club into something more than just a venue; it became an experience. Text: EB Rivera

Last night, The Bluestone was host to hip hop heavyweight Flo Rida, the artist performing his only club show for this tour. The gig was at their upstairs room, which in itself was exciting. It was an understated, elegant hall that had a warehouse feel to it. The walls were whitewashed stone (which later on provided great acoustic), contrasting with the dark striped carpet... The point is, it’s gorgeous and it set the mood well. Flo Rida’s support acts were a good start to the evening. Their performance loosened the joints and muscles of the crowd and pumped up the audience with their energetic remixed renditions of popular hip hop, R&B and club music. Soon enough, the people started dancing and chanting lyrics to their favourite anthems, and not long after that, they were in full party mode. As much as the openers were enjoyable, there came a point during their set when people started to wonder if the main act was ever going to show. After what felt like forever, Flo Rida finally got on stage, much to the anticipation of the pretty much sold-out crowd. He did well in entertaining the people. It reminded everyone why he was worth the wait. He opened

with “In the Ayer,” wasting no time in spraying the heated audience with some champagne. From the moment he stepped on stage, a sea of phones and cameras came shooting up and started recording. This continued throughout the whole show, the crowd ensuring they didn’t miss a single moment by documenting as much as they could. It was a party. Everyone was grinding and jumping and waving their hands in the air. Some were shuffling, some were just... shaking. As hard as they could. It was so enjoyable watching heads disappear every time “low, low, low” was sung. The ladies danced like there was no tomorrow; the men watched happily. The place had such a good, happy vibe it was impossible not to at least sway to the beat. All in all, it was a pretty good show. The weather was great, the venue was elegant, the crowd was participative, and the artist was a real showman. It was the perfect combination; one that was really awesome. (On a personal note, I’d like to commend The Bluestone for the fact that I saw coppas at the event. Kudos to you guys for partying responsibly. It’s so in.)

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Music News The Red Shore Split

Iconic Geelong heavy metal band The Red Shore has decided to call it a day after a long hiatus. The members will continue on with other projects. Mantra in Ballarat

Mantra plays in Ballarat on October 20, tickets are available at New Generation and Karova Lounge. Festa Time!

October 19 to October 30 is the Hepburn Springs Swiss & Italian Festa, tickets are now on sale. Strange Talk to play Ballarat

Strange Talk will play at Karova on November 10, this is off the back of their latest album reaching number one in America. Funkoars!

Funkoars play Ballarat on October 29, tickets at the door, be there quick as it will sell out quickly. Northlane comes back to Ballarat

New South Wales metal outfit Northlane returns to Ballarat to play with Brooklyn (VIC) and Ballarat’s Good Will Hunting. Film Shoot

Like Royalty just shot a film clip at Karova on October 14, make sure to catch it when it goes on air! The Getaway Plan Album Tour 2011

The Getaway Plan are touring for their new album ‘Requiem’, supporting them are Perth’s Break Even and New Zealand’s Gatherer. November 23 – December 3. Chris leaves House Vs Hurricane, announces national tour

Chris Dicker, House Vs Hurricane’s front-man has announced he is leaving the band and they will do one final tour with him with The Bride (NSW), November 9 – December 9. Soundwave 2012

The Soundwave 2012 line-up has been announced and bands include System of a Down, Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, A Day To Remember, Underoath, Hole, Limp Bizkit and Machine Head. It’s on March 2 at Melbourne Showgrounds. Tickets on sale October 20. Big Day Out 2012

Big Day Out line-up has also been announced last week and the bands include Kanye West, Soundgarden, Boy & Bear, Parkway Drive, The Getaway Plan, Kasabian, My Chemical Romance, Hilltop hoods. Tickets are on sale October 14. It’s also at the Melbourne Showgrounds on January 29. 40


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MAD MUSIC, MADDER CROWD, MADDEST SHOOT Text: Liam Sandford

Friday rolled around again on the gig calendar and this time it brought us back to Karova Lounge, once again with a massive line up for the first film clip shoot for Like Royalty, supported by Melbourne’s Who Invited The Wolf and Ballarat’s own Colour Me In Blue and Mistaking Solitude. First to play was Mistaking Solitude who I hadn’t seen since the Ballarat Battle of the Bands. The lads put on an awesome set, this time, surprisingly, without anyone being caused any bodily harm. The last time I saw them there were heaps of kids flying everywhere. Speedy B, having recovered from his Melbourne ordeal a few weeks prior, showed no trouble putting on an amazing set along with the other boys. Colour Me In Blue was second on stage. The boysalways putting on an awesome show- once again illustrated why they are the top pop-punk band in town. Even the sexy, seductive outfit worn but keyboardist Mark Fundell was not enough to deter the crowd of people packing around the stage! They played a few songs off their EP and once again put on

an enjoyable set (as always). Melbourne’s Who Invited The Wolf were next to grace the Karova Stage. This, being their first time to play in Ballarat, made a very good impression. The lead singer Phil- getting down in the crowd and drinking a hell of a lot of beer and generally getting in the faces of people- was enough to get the crowd moving and create a good impression amongst the locals. Like Royalty’s first video shoot for the song “Your Smoke, My Lungs” went off with a bang. The crowd was insane! I, personally, can’t wait to see the final product. Aside from the filming itself, the band put on an awesome show, drawing a lot of response from the crowd just as much as their first show a few months ago. You can catch the boys again soon at Unleashed Festival in Ferntree Gully, with House Vs Hurricane and Acrasia. The show had a massive turn out so keep your eyes peeled to see if you made it onto the film clip! BOB and Like Royalty will be sure to let you know when the video is available. Be sure to check it out! 41


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Northlane

WHO

WHERE WHEN

Northlane

KAROVA Lounge

October 21 2011

+Feed Her To The Sharks +Brooklyn + Good Will Hunting

Brian Cadd & Russell Morris

Regent Cinemas

October 21 2011

Matheson

KAROVA Lounge

October 22 2011

Dan Rolls

Cafe Muzyka

October 22 2011

Babushka Bar

October 22 2011

Sunday Sessions

Bridge Hotel

October 25 2011

The Jezabels - SOLD OUT

KAROVA Lounge

October 26 2011

KAROVA Lounge

October 27 2011

+ Hey Rosetta! (Canada) + Alpine

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National Touring Guide

Gyroscope

WHO WHERE WHEN New Empire

Prince Bandroom

October 22 2011

Paul Dempsey

The Corner Hotel

October 23 2011

The Jezabels

The Forum

October 27/28/30 2011

Illy

The Palace Theatre

October 28 2011

Tijuana Cartel

The Corner Hotel

October 28 2011

Shape Shifter

The Forum

October 29 2011

The Grates

The HIFI

October 31 2011

Graveyard Train

The Forum

October 31 2011

Calling All Cars

The Espy

October 31 2011

Darren Hayes

The Forum

November 2 2011

Destruction

Prince Bandroom

November 4 2011

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WHO WHERE WHEN Faker

The Corner hotel

November 4 2011

Fly My Pretties

Athenaeum Theatre

November 5 2011

Red Coates

Northcote Social Club

November 5 2011

They Will Have Their Way

Palais Theatre

November 6 2011

Electric Empire

Northcote Social Club

November 6 2011

Straight To You

The Forum

November 11/12 2011

Twerps

The Tote

November 12 2011

Georgia Fair

The Toff in Town

November 16 2011

Jebediah

Billboard The Venue

November 17 2011

Gyroscope

The Corner Hotel

November 17 2011

Deep Sea Arcade

Northcote Social Club

November 19 2011

HTRK

Buffalo Club

November 19 2011

Cold Chisel

Rod Laver Arena

November 24 2011

Boy And Bear

The Palace Theatre

November 25 2011

Cold Chisel

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These Kids Wear Crowns

WHO WHERE WHEN Def Leppard/Heart

Rod Laver Arena

October 22 2011

Jello Biafra

The Forum

October 22 2011

The Devil Wears Prada

Billboard The Venue

October 22/23 2011

The Tallest Man On Earth

The Corner Hotel

October 25/26 2011

The Pointer Sisters

Palais Theatre

November 7 2011

These Kids Wear Crowns

The HIFI

November 9 2011

Kd Lang

Sydney Myer Music Bowl

November 12 2011

Kings Of Leon

Rod Laver Arena

November 13/14/16 2011

Stevie Nicks

Sydney Myer Music Bowl

November 19 2011

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WHO WHERE WHEN Dolly Parton

Rod Laver Arena

November 22/23 2011

Eminem/Lil Wayne

Etihad Stadium

December 1 2011

Sade

Rod Laver Arena

December 2 2011

Foo Fighters/Tenacious D

AAMI Park

December 2/3 2011

Elton John

Rod Laver Arena

December 6 2011

Gang Gang Dance

The Corner Hotel

December 7 2011

Mudhoney

The Corner Hotel

December 8 2011

Explosions In The Sky

The Forum

December 8 2011

Sights and Sounds

Bended Elbow/Next

December 13/14/15 2011

Future Of The Left

The Corner Hotel

December 16 2011

Opeth

The Palace Theatre

December 18 2011

Arctic Monkeys

Festival Hall

January 3 2012

The Venga Boys

The Corner Hotel

January 12 2012

Hall and Oates

The Plenery

February 2 2012

Incubus

Festival Hall

February 8 2011

Roger Waters

Rod Laver Arena

February 7/8/10/11 2011

Rod Stewart

Rod Laver Arena

February 17 2012

Taylor Swift

Rod Laver Arena

March 13 2012

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