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According to FasterLouder last month Ghostface Killah told triple j that: “We coming over there to mash out and we’re going to be over there definitely… I don’t know who signed off but you got GZA, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killah and I think Raekwon might go.” And now, it’s official The Clan are bring the ruckus to Australia this August.

This morning triple j confirmed that Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, GZA, U-God, Masta Killa, DJ Allah Mathematics, DJ Street Life and the son of the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Young Dirty will all be headed to our shores this August for one hell of a tour.

Wu-Tang Clan Australian tour dates:

Friday 5th August – Enmore, Sydney
Saturday 6th August – Festival Hall, Melbourne
Sunday 7th August – Metro City, Perth

Ticketmaster just announced the only Sydney show for SIR ELTON JOHN AND HIS BAND.

Be the first to see Elton John when he kicks- off his Australian tour with this special live performance. Elton and his full band will be performing in an intimate-style concert with only 2000 tickets available. This is the only show that has been announced in Sydney!

The venue will be at the Lyric theatre Star City on Sunday 27th November, 2011.

Tickets are on sale tomorrow! – Mon 30/05/11, 09:00

For tickets click here.

The tour dates are:

November 27 – Lyric Theatre Star city – Sydney

November 30 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
December 3 – Hope Estate, NSW Hunter Valley.
December 6 – Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena.
December 9 – Adelaide’s Coopers Brewery Amphitheatre.
December 11 – Burswood Dome, Perth.

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Australia’s most amazing sci-fi rock band SLIMEY THINGS will play their last show before embarking on an extended hiatus, to record and re-evaluate their planetary mission.

To precede the event, the band will release ‘AM I WEIRD?’ the final single from the critically acclaimed ‘Quantum Reality TV’ album. ‘AM I WEIRD?’ is classic Slimeys – mixing pop sensibilities with technical brilliance, in under 2 minutes. As singer Nick Soole states “It explains a lot about us.”

The band will play their last show in Sydney on Saturday June 11th at TONE, as part of the annual Featherfest showcase, alongside Japan’s legendary Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins) and Umlaut, the project of Mr Bungle saxophonist Bar McKinnon. Slimey Things will then head into Sydney’s Brain Studios to record their next full length album.

The future of the band remains uncertain, as their home planet considers their fate based on the results of the band’s studies of human behaviour since formation. They leave behind as evidence of their visit a string of hit video clips, hordes of ardent followers across the nation, and the utmost respect and fandom of the underground experimental music scene.

Originally from the Planet Thaldor, SLIMEY THINGS were first sighted in the venues of Sydney’s underground in 2001. The humanoid troupe of pseudo-pop psychos have a developed a reputation for their quirky but infectious music and their memorable, laugh-out-loud live performances.

Their sound is an energetic blend of catchy pop, futuristic rock, sci-fi movie soundtracks and zany cartoon sound effects. Unearthed by enigmatic frontman and composer Nick Soole, SLIMEY THINGS have been acclaimed as one of the most unique and entertaining acts to emerge from Sydney.

Slimey Things have notched up an impressive resume – establishing the successful annual Space Prom series, co-founding the influential Pseudo-pop collective and sharing the stage with acts including Ruins-alone, Umlaut, Darth Vegas, Jay Katz, CODA and The Kidney Thieves. The band have graced stages across Australia, earning repeat invitations to perform at Progfest, Featherfest and a host of notable events, including Peats Ridge Festival and the Supanova Pop Culture Expo.  2010 saw the release of their second album Quantum Reality TV and their most successful national tour, which featured as part of the Menagerie festival of experimental music.

With widespread radio airplay, videos on RAGE and their QUANTUM REALITY TV, MADE BY ROBOTS and SPACE TOAST releases in hot demand, it’s only a matter of time before the catchy rhythms of SLIMEY THINGS cannot be contained and breach Earth’s puny defenses.

 ‘Am I Weird?’ will be released through independent label Bird’s Robe Records and is available as a free download from and

Saturday June 11th @ TONE, Surry Hills w/RUINS-alone + Umlaut + Darth Vegas + Captain Kickarse

This could be earth dwellers last chance to see the band in a live setting – don’t miss out.

The fastest growing band in this country unbeknownst to some.” – Jaimie Leonarder, SBS Movie Show

Amazing musicians…f**n awesome!”  – Dave Eastgate, Sydney Comedy Festival

Slimey Things are the most entertaining live group I’ve ever seen. Their music is so fantastically warped, but also contains some of the most infectious melodies amidst the madness.” – Andrew Levins, FBI 94.5FM

I loved it. The crowd loved it…superstardom awaits.” – Dani Minogue, pop princess

 ‘AM I WEIRD?’ is available as a free download from or

‘Quantum Reality TV’ and ‘Made By Robots’ albums available now on iTunes.

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Legendary Japanese drummer TATSUYA YOSHIDA is performing as RUINS-ALONE for the first time in Australia and will be headlining Feather Fest 2011 in Sydney.  Joining him will be Mr Bungle’s Bär McKinnon and his Melbourne-based outfit UMLAUT.

The all-day event also features a stellar local cast, including DARTH VEGAS, SLIMEY THINGS, SHANGHAI, GODSWOUNDS and many more.

Presale tickets are available from Moshtix
Facebook event here
Saturday June 11th
feat. Ruins-alone (Japan) + Umlaut + Darth Vegas + Slimey Things + Shanghai + Captain Kickarse and the Awesomes + Godswounds + The Bznzz + Serious Beak + Three Wise Monkeys

16 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills NSW
Doors 2pm
18+ only

Sydney psych-prog trio CAPTAIN KICKARSE AND THE AWESOMES have been hand-picked as tour support for the legendary Japanese musician TATSUYA YOSHIDA, who is performing for the first time in Australia as RUINS-ALONE in June.

The band are seizing the opportunity to release a new single, the live favourite ‘Doubletank’, taken from their latest EP ‘Falsimiles from the Facts Machine.’

The track is a dramatic showcase of the band’s abilities, combining their psychedelic prowess and mastery of odd time signatures whilst maintaining an infectious amount of groove. Perhaps chosen in homage to their touring partner, the track also features a blisteringly impressive drum solo from sticksman Alex O’Toole.

‘Doubletank’ marks the band’s first release through independent label Bird’s Robe Records and is available as a free download from and

CKATA command a strong underground following and have enjoyed increased exposure since the launch of their EP ‘Falsimiles from the Facts Machine’ to a sold out Excelsior Hotel in Sydney – they have featured on FBi and Triple J digital radio, toured the east coast regularly and performed stunning main stage sets at festivals including High and Dry, Menagerie and Progfest. Their support resume includes artists as diverse as Akaname (NZ), Teratova (Japan), Closure in Moscow, The Crooked Fiddle Band, The Barons of Tang, The Kidney Thieves and NeObliviscaris – and now, Ruins and Zeni Geva drummer Tatsuya Yoshida.

They will follow the Ruins-alone tour with a solo show in Sydney, launching the single at the notoriously cosy Midian warehouse in Marrickville. Fans are encouraged to arrive early, as the show promises to pack out.

“The punch in the skinny jeans I’d been yearning for…Sydney progfreaks, choc full of chops, time signature changeups and drumming intensity. They’re clearly not here to pose. They’re shirtless, dreadlocked music nerds.” – Justin Zelzer, FBi Radio

“Effortlessly cool and a treat to listen to – and that excitable feeling doesn’t drop for a second.” – Fasterlouder

Captain Kickarse and the Awesomes play the following dates in June on the ‘Doubletank’ tour:

Thursday June 9th @ FBi Social, King’s Cross NSW

Saturday June 11th @ TONE, Sydney NSW w/RUINS-alone + Umlaut + Darth Vegas + Slimey Things

Thursday June 16th @ Ed Castle, Adelaide SA w/RUINS-alone + Bronze Chariot + DOE

Friday June 17th @ Old Bar, Melbourne w/RUINS-alone + Spider Goat Canyon

Saturday June 18th @ Midian, Sydney NSW w/Rockethead + super FLORENCE jam

‘DOUBLETANK’ is available as a free download from or

‘Falsimiles from the Fact Machine’ EP available now on iTunes.

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Australian rockers THE VINES  took over the St Stephen’s Anglican church in Newtown last night, May 26th to perform at Russian Standard Vodka Live At The Chapel, the first event for 2011 presented by Russian Standard Vodka, ‘Vodka As It Should Be’ .

The Vines wowed the crowd at at last night on the eve of the release of their fifth studio album, “Future Primitive”. The band showed fans just how rock’n’roll should be experienced, putting an amazing show inside the church.

A very select crowd of fans, media and VIPs were served with drinks and appetizers by gorgeous Russian Standard Vodka models. After hitting the crowd, the excited audience went inside to attended the gig. There, an amazing atmosphere, a stunning church ready to rock.  The audience was transfixed by front-man Craig Nicholls as he belted out a selection of brand new tunes and old favourites. Clearly in their element, The Vines delivered their most recent hit “Gimme Love” alongside tracks such as “Get Free” and “Ride” in the grungy garage-rock style that is synonymous with the band.

The new single and title track from “Future Primitive” was warmly received by an enamored audience, who reveled in the electric atmosphere provided by one of the country’s most accomplished bands and the dramatic venue.  Ruby Rose, Chris Joannou (Silverchair), Laura Csortan, Tom Williams, Daimon Downey and Rai Thistlethwayte were among the well-known faces who joined die hard Vines fans to experience music as it should be; live, intimate and authentic.

“The lucky few who were here had the chance to experience real music thanks to The Vines amazing performance in this unique venue,” commented Andrew Skehan, Senior Brand and Business Manager, Beam Global Australia. “The atmosphere was buzzing even before The Vines went on stage, thanks to our gorgeous Russian Standard Vodka Models who treated guests to authentic Russian demi-shots of Russian Standard Original served with Black Pearl Epicure caviar, as well as the refreshing Russian Standard Vodka Citrus RTD.”

Simon Joyce, CEO of MCM Media, was also thrilled with the band’s performance, saying “The Vines were electric – it’s no wonder they have made such an impression all over the world through the course of their career.  It goes to show how incredible a scorching live rock set is, in this intimate and exclusive environment, and tonight The Vines well and truly delivered on all the elements that make Live At The Chapel so special.”

Around the world, music is a major focus for Russian Standard Vodka. It’s partnership with Live at the Chapel in Australia offers the complete experience for music lovers thanks to real music and real vodka.

Better than words, here enjoy some postcards from last night:

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To catch exclusive moments from The Vines rocking Russian Standard Vodka Live At The Chapel visit:

To see exclusive photos and videos of the event visit:

Also don’t forget to tune in to Go! at 1pm on 12th June for the full TV broadcast.

As a bonus, check the setlist of the venue below:

  1. Gimme love
  2. Braindead
  3. Candy flippin’ girl
  4. Don’t listen to the radio
  5. Ride
  6. S.T.W.
  7. Going gone
  8. Animal machine
  9. Future primitive
  10. Outtathaway
  11. Amnesia
  12. Get free
  13. Scream

The Vines new single “Gimme Love” available now in I-tunes and their new Album “Future Primitive” out June 3rd, on Sony Music.

After sold out concerts everywhere with amazing shows in Australia, Pearl Jam‘s frontman Eddie Vedder will release a Live DVD named “Water on the Road” based on his solo tour.

Check the tracklist and the trailer of this “Must have” Live DvD below:

  1. “The Canyon”
  2. “Sometimes”
  3. “Trouble”
  4. “Around the Bend”
  5. “Girl From the North Country”
  6. “Guaranteed”
  7. “Setting Forth”
  8. “Far Behind”
  9. “No Ceiling”
  10. “Rise”
  11. “Golden State”
  12. “Society”
  13. “Forever Young”
  14. “Ed Piano” (Instrumental)
  15. “I’m Open”
  16. “Man of the Hour”
  17. “Driftin’”
  18. “No More”
  19. “You’re True”
  20. “Ukulele Interlude” (Instrumental)
  21. “Unthought Known”
  22. “Arc”
  23. “Hard Sun”
  24. “The Canyon (reprise)”

“Water on the Road” is scheduled for release on May 31, 2011

Chris Cornell
has officially announced his solo acoustic “Songbook tour” of Australia.

Tour Dates
October 7 – Canberra Theatre, Canberra
October 10 – Concert Hall, Perth
October 13 – Festival Theatre, Adelaide
October 15 – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane
October 19 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
October 22 – Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney

Tickets go on sale 9am, Friday June 10.
Pre-sales begin June 6 (for fan club members) and June 8.

Seriously today Triple M is on fire, posting the best rock news ever.

First was Motley Crue and Bret Michaels, then Chris Cornell and now Def Leppard confirming their tour for October with special guests Heart (Famous for songs like Barracuda and Alone, just to name 2)!

Music reporter Nui Te Koha told The Hot Breakfast: the ‘deal is done’ and they’ll be touring here with American rockers Heart.

This is just epic…what an amazing second semester with Soundwave Revolution, Motley Crue, Bret Michaels, Def Leppard and Heart, just to name some of the bands coming to Down under!


via. Triple M

Again TripleM hit us with great rock news!, because Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave) is mean to announce a solo Australian tour.

Music reporter Nui Te Koha told Triple M’s Hot Breakfast this morning: “Chris Cornell is coming to play some acoustic gigs. Soundgarden tracks are in the set. Expect an announcement this week or next.”

Cornell will follow the path of Eddie Vedder who toured Australia few months ago, with sold out shows around the country and we were there in Canberra and Sydney covering on the spot both of his shows.

For sure Cornell will have a show as good as Vedder’s…this will be a must go show!…can you imagine if he sings Temple of the Dog’s “Hunger Strike”?

via. TripleM