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18 Feb 2015

The Art of Selling Out: How to Fill a Venue

The art of selling out.   No, we’re not talking about doing John Farnham covers for the rest of your career. We’re also not talking about getting McDonalds to sponsor one of your shows (although, of course, you could – we’re not going to get all ‘judgy’ about it). What

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the plot
17 Feb 2015

Groovin The Moo promoters announce the return of The Plot

The team behind the rural festival Groovin The Moo – Cattleyard Promotions – have confirmed that their other festival The Plot will return in 2015. The event debuted in Sydney and Melbourne in December 2013 promising to “put the Tron in electronic and the dance in your pants” with a

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17 Feb 2015

Soundwave May Not Be Coming Back To Your City Next Year

Last week, Tone Deaf reported on the warning that Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah issued to punters in Adelaide. Responding to a fan on Twitter, Maddah described ticket sales in the South Australian capital as “pathetic”, and claimed that it would be “the last Soundwave in Adelaide unless it picks up

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17 Feb 2015

Jericco Announce Massive 2015 National Tour

Melbourne cult sensation Jericco are back and in the biggest way possible. Their new album, Machine Made The Animal, is slated for release on 13th March and to celebrate the eagerly anticipated effort, the four-piece are hitting the highways for a huge national tour. Jericco will be kicking off their latest

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13 Feb 2015

Florence + The Machine Announce Third Album, Share New Single ‘What Kind Of Man’

Confirming all our speculation over the past week, Florence + The Machine have officially announced their third studio album, titled How Big How Blue How Beautiful. They have also shared the dramatic video for single What Kind of Man. The announcement and video follows an album teaser of sorts released

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13 Feb 2015

Watch Little May Cover ‘Great Southern Land’ For ‘Like A Version’

Sydney three-piece Little May have kicked off our Friday morning with a prelude to Valentine’s Day by taking on a cover of a national classic, performing a rendition of Icehouse’s ode to Australia Great Southern Land for triple j’s Like A Version. The Sydney trio provided their beautiful harmonies to

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13 Feb 2015

Watch This Aussie Maniac Drum Foo Fighters’ Entire Discography In 5 Minutes

It’s times like these that make you wanna learn to drum again. Notorious Newcastle-based skin belter Kye Smith has resurfaced with a brand new self-produced drumming chronology. The Aussie drumlord, who has previously won over the internet with similar 5-minute mashups of big bands including Green Day and Blink-182, has

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13 Feb 2015

The New Coal Chamber Album ‘Rivals’ Is Just A Few Months Away

Reformed nu metal stalwarts Coal Chamber are continuing their comeback with a brand-new album, dubbed Rivals, due to drop in the first half of this year. The band’s first record in over 13 years was tracked, in part, at Florida’s renowned Audiohammer studios, with producer Mark Lewis (Devildriver, Cannibal Corpse)

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13 Feb 2015

Lose Yourself To This Super-Addictive Daft Punk Sound Pad

Sometimes it feels like French dance duo Daft Punk must have stumbled onto some sort of formula that helps them create successful hit after successful hit, and now an American web developer has come pretty darn close to cracking the code with Stronger, an interactive Daft Punk sound pad. Simple in conceit and

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13 Feb 2015

John Butler, The Medics & More Join Fossil Fuel Reduction Movement

Green-leaning grass-roots movement Amplify Divestment‘s regiment of famous supporters has grown again, with venerated Aussie troubadour John Butler, veteran muso David Bridie, vocal activist rockers The Medics and more among the newest group of musicians to lend their voices and faces to the cause. If you missed our original report back in December, Amplify Divestment

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