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Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 12:36pm

With Joe Hansen

 

Seminal punk/post-punk innovators Wire have announced the upcoming release of a new full-length album. Entitled Silver/Lead, the record will be released Friday March 31 on the band’s own Pinkflag record label. Although most well known for their perfect trio of albums in the 1970s, Pink Flag, Chairs Missing and 154, the band has regrouped periodically since then...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 12:35pm

With Peter Hodgson

 

Finnish melodic metallers Battle Beast unleash their new album Bringer of Pain via Nuclear Blast on Friday February 17. Recorded and produced at JKB Studios by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, the ten track album was also mixed alongside Viktor Gullichsen and Mikko Karmila, while mastering was done by Mika Jussila at the world famous Finnvox Studios. 
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Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 12:33pm

With Michael Cusack

 

The UK’s Paul Woolford hits town this week and he’s got a couple of things lined up under different aliases. First up on Thursday February 2, he’s set to play at Stable Music’s aptly named SecretlyI Am A Junglist party at Howler, doing a set under his Special Request alias. Woolford’s released a heap of 12” records, EPs and remixes as Special...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 12:27pm

With Declan Burgess

 

There’s only a few days left to apply for The Music Industry Pathways program. If you didn’t know that then it sure is lucky you’re reading this, because The Music IndustryPathways program might be the best platform for any young people who want to launch themselves into the music industry. It’s got everything you need including one-on-one mentoring,...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:17pm

With Peter Hodgson

 

Hey folks. I’m writing this week’s column from Anaheim, California, where I’ve been attending the NAMM Show with the guitar pickup company Seymour Duncan. On Thursday, Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares dropped by our booth to say hi and check out some new gear, and Testament’s Alex Skolnick played some incredible music with effect pedals and loopers. On Friday,...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:16pm

With Michael Cusack

 

Before we go into this week’s highlights, some pictures and descriptions have surfaced of the capsules being sold as MDMA that recently caused a string of overdoses and deaths. Apparently the contents of the caps are dark brown with a sticky sugary consistency that looks damp. Test results indicate the contents are PMA or 2C-T-x, both of which cause...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:15pm

With Georgia Spanos

 

If there’s one joy to celebrate this Australia Day, it’s our wonderful city full of diverse flavours and cultures. That's why the well acclaimed Mexican restaurant Mamasita, who kicked an Australian wide Mexican craze, has opened a pop up tent at the Australian Open. It is here that they reveal their first Nachos dish with, wait for it, liquid cheese. They’...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:13pm

With Joe Hansen

 

Lansing, Michigan’s Cheap Girls have announced their breakup after nine years as a band. In an online statement, frontman Ian Graham explained a myriad of personal issues with addiction and misconduct that he is distancing himself from and attempting to move on to other things. The band last released Famous Graves in 2014 and toured Australia in 2013 with The...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:10pm

With Samantha Woss

 

The silly season might be over, but as far as great gigs go, it looks like Melbourne is only getting started. This week, there are a plethora of all ages and family friendly events happening around town. Up in Coburg, the Velodrome Food Truck Festivalis taking off with a bunch of awesome local acts taking the stage each day for free. Who doesn’t love rad...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 11:14am

With Georgia Spanos

 

So we're all back at work, right? And lunch options are now more exciting than ever. Well we've found a spot which we promise is just what your mundane work day is missing. Big Dog's Deli, located on the traditionally burger prominent strip of Swan Street offers American influenced sandwiches filled with the smokiest, cheesiest and quite honestly sexiest...

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