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JOSHUA CONSANDINE’S I CANNOT KNOW, BODYTORQUE DNA. PIC: JEFF BUSBY
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REVIEWS Album: Every Time I Die
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“ACROSS THE EVENING WE GET THE ROMANCE AND BEAUTY EXPECTED FROM BALLET BUT WE ALSO GET A SUBSTANTIAL HELPING OF AUSTERE, ALMOST FASCIST RIGOUR.”
“THE MILITARY ULTIMATELY WINS AND EVERYONE RETIRES TO THE BAR FOR A ROUND OF VICTORY TEQUILA SHOTS.” MITCH KNOX WAXES LYRICAL ABOUT KNOCK-OFF FILMS (P20)
PAUL RANSOM REVIEWS BODYTORQUE DNA (P36)
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feature “I ACTUALLY THOUGHT I WAS MAKING A RECORD THAT WAS ESSENTIALLY MUSIC TO DIE TO. BUT LO AND BEHOLD, THESE CATCHY CHORUSES STARTED COMING OUT.” BEN LEE (P25)
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“IT’S PRETTY COOL WATCHING CAUGHTHRAN PERFORM NOTE-PERFECT WHILE CROWDSURFING AND WARDING OFF THE HANDS OF PUNTERS WHO ATTEMPT TO GRAB HIS NADS.” BRYGET CHRISFIELD REVIEWS THE BRONX (P34)
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When Hugo Race & True Spirit played The Workers Club way back in 2010, all left with jaws on the floor. You really don’t wanna miss them this time, because they don’t play often enough. So be sure to head on down to catch the band on 29 Jun at Retreat Hotel with another legend, Mark Snarski, on support duty. And entry is free!
Oz Comic-Con is back, celebrating the best of pop culture for one massive weekend at Royal Exhibition Building. The event, taking place 5 & 6 Jul, will feature appearances from Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), Game Of Thrones stars Kristian Nairn (Hodor) and Daniel Portman (Podrick), Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver) and many more. We have ﬁve double weekend passes to give away. To enter, head to themusic.com.au.
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When Glass Animals tell you an act is gonna be huge, you listen and such is the case with Sohn (pronounced like John but with an ‘S’). See you at Ding Dong Lounge guarding precious dancefloor real estate on 25 Jun. MELBOURNE
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After delivering year after year, we don’t expect anything less than amazing from BIGSOUND Live, but we still can’t help but be shocked by the epic list of acts the industry conference has roped in for the 2014 instalment, happening throughout the Fortitude Valley Entertainment Precinct, 10 & 11 Sep. The varied bill has a little bit of everything, with highlights including Blank Realm, D.D Dumbo, Lanks, DMA’s, Gold Fields, L-FRESH The LION, Kingswood, Luca Brasi, Major Leagues, REMI, The Bennies, Thelma Plum, Bad// Dreems, Sydonia and Yeo. We can assure you, however, that this is just the tip of the iceberg. Get the full line-up at theMusic.com.au – with the event proudly presented by The Music.
JUST THE DARKNESS
Supported by a small ensemble of musicians, Nick Cave will tour Australia late this year, performing a rare series of solo concerts with tracks selected from across his formidable catalogue. Settle in with one of Australia’s most notorious frontmen when the 56-yearold Prince of Darkness plays 27 & 28 Nov, Fremantle Arts Centre; 3 Dec, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre; 4 Dec, Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre; 11 & 12 Dec, State Theatre, Sydney; and 16 Dec, The Plenary, Melbourne
DON’T FRET NOTHING
Long recognised as one of the most technically accomplished guitar players on the planet, Joe Satriani will be taking us to school when he brings his mammoth world tour to our shores. Unstoppable Momentum is the title of Satriani’s latest full-length and, really, you couldn’t sum up the bald professor’s career any better. He plays 4 Nov, The Tivoli, Brisbane; 6 Nov, State Theatre, Sydney; 8 Nov, Palais Theatre, Melbourne; and 11 Nov, Astor Theatre, Perth.
I Killed The Prom Queen, The Ghost Inside, In Hearts Wake, Bury Tomorrow and Hellions – does a bill come much bigger than that? The heavy hitters will unite for the Rise Of Brotality tour, which will rumble through Belconnen Magpies, Canberra, 5 Sep*; Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, 7 Sep; Byron YAC, 9 Sep*; Arena, Brisbane, 12 Sep; UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney, 14 Sep*; 170 Russell, Melbourne, 19 Sep; Phoenix Youth Centre, Melbourne, 20 Sep*; and Capitol, Perth, 28 Sep (*all ages), but will also hit a load of other venues too. Find the closest gig to you on theMusic.com.au.
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For the first time in two decades, Pop Will Eat Itself will touch down on Australian shores, the current line-up featuring original member Graham Crabb, legendary vocalist Mary Byker and powerhouse tub thumper Jason Bowld (Killing Joke). They play 31 Aug, Rosemount Hotel, Perth; 5 Sep, The Zoo, Brisbane; 6 Sep, Manning Bar, Sydney; 7 Sep, The Hi-Fi, Melbourne.
If you’re looking at a Top End holiday, then you might as well tie it in with Darwin Festival, with more than 100 events happening over 18 days, 7 – 24 Aug. International and Aussie music acts include Soweto Gospel Choir, Marlon Williams, Adalita, Seekae and Bobby Alu, while there’s also theatre, comedy, art, cabaret, dance, food, culture and so much more.
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The lethal Game Of Thrones season finale has many gagging for season five and, though the world’s most watched television series isn’t back until 2015, all the wonder and intricate details of the seven kingdoms comes to Sydney. If you haven’t seen enough twincest, amputated hands or dead Starks, Game Of Thrones: The Exhibition takes place at the Museum Of Contemporary Art, 1 – 5 Jul, celebrating the release of season four on Google Play.
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Once again, Listen Out has served up a bill that completely captures the dancefloor sounds of now, with the 2014 line-up simply huge. Try this on for size: Flume (in his only 2014 Australian shows), Chet Faker, Zhu, Schoolboy Q, Four Tet, YG, Ta-Ku, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ set), Shlohmo, Bondax, Yahtzel (DJ set), Young Fathers, Golden Features, Tkay Maidza and more. Get amongst it 27 Sep, Centennial Park, Sydney; 28 Sep, Ozone Reserve, Perth; 4 Oct, Observatory Precinct, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne; and 5 Oct, Brisbane Showgrounds.
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Christchurch local Aldous Harding has been capturing hearts left, right and centre with her songs. She’s soon to release her debut self-titled album and will showcase her live performance at The Public Bar on 6 Jul, as well as support Tiny Ruins at Northcote Social Club on 8 Jul.
HAIL THE QUEENSCLIFF
Queenscliff Music Festival has announced more acts on its line-up. Joining already announced teasers Stonefield and The Bombay Royale will be The Jezabels, Xavier Rudd, The Waifs, Kasey Chambers, The Church, Perfect Tripod (Eddie Perfect and Tripod), Hiatus Kaiyote and DD Dumbo. There will be even more headline names to come, as well as international guests. QMF takes place from 28 to 30 Nov.
Proudly carrying on his family’s musical legacy, singer-songwriter and multiinstrumentalist, Jake Clemons, embarks on his first Australian tour in support of his debut self-released EP, Embracing Light. See him at The Toff In Town, 13 Aug; The Substation, 14 Aug; and Flying Saucer Club, Melbourne, 15 Aug.
TONIGHT AT SIX
Cheer up, emo kids, because You Me At Six and Tonight Alive are joining forces to tour Australia this September. See the UK and Aus pals tear up the stage The Hi-Fi, 9 (under-18) & 10 Sep.
STEP TO IT
The second event by Society of Tastemakers & Elegant People (STEP) is all about ‘The Critic’. A panel of Australian music critics will come together at The Toff In Town on 16 Jul to talk about the business and creative sides of music criticism. The night will be capped off by a live performance from Rat & Co.
WHAT’S THE HUBBUB
In large cities, space is at a premium, and almost paradoxically, so is a sense of community. Enter: The Hub. Designed as a workspace for people to develop ideas, collaborate and network, The Hub Melbourne also links to the community of Hubs across the world. Visit hubaustralia. com for more information.
Melbourne grunge-hop five-piece Jakubi have amassed almost five million listens on Soundcloud over just 12 months, with new single Couch Potato drawing 30,000 plays in just three days after premiering on trendsetting US blog Hilly Dilly. Catch them on 1 Aug at Mynt, Werribee and 2 Aug at Ding Dong Lounge.
Melbourne’s Red Ink return to Australia triumphant, after thrilling the UK and Germany with their infectious indiepop tunes. Having reached upwards of 250,000 YouTube views with no funding and no label the boys are back with a new self-titled EP. Red Ink will play 5 Jul, 2 Aug and 6 Sep, Flanagans, Frankston.
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You should be scared, or very excited. The band known for creating the biggest circle pit of all time at Download 2007, the demonic Devildriver have locked horns and joined forces with the crowd-frenzying contemporary metal gods Whitechapel for a decimating tour that hits 170 Russell, 7 Sep.
Hear UK band Conan’s apocalyptic and suffocating brand of doom metal in the flesh when they tour Australia for the first time off the back off second album Blood Eagle. They play a venue TBA on 11 Sep, Old Bar on 12 Sep and The Tote on 13 Sep. Antipodean sludge doomers Yanomamo will be supporting.
Sticky Fingers’ new album, Land Of Pleasure, landing 1 Aug, is sure to instigate some rock’n’roll rave parties. Catch the lads when they launch the record 10 Oct, 170 Russell, Melbourne.
ON A SLIDE
Indian Grammy-nominated slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya is playing at Arts Centre Fairfax Studio, 16 Jul. He will perform North Indian (Hindustani) classical songs with a twist with his brother Subhasis Bhattacharjee on Tabla and Sukanya Bhattacharya on vocals.
To celebrate newly-released single I’m Not Coming Back, Husky are setting out on a capital city headline tour. Fans can hear them perform songs from their debut album Forever So, as well as new material, at Northcote Social Club, 18 Jul.
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