Author: Troy Culpan

Kim Benzie of Dead Letter Circus

Kim Benzie of Dead Letter Circus

“…we have cracked the code on how to really interact with each other and the complete dissolving of any individual egos within the band…” From Release: One of Australia’s most loved bands Dead Letter Circus have released their brand new single ‘The Real You’ into the world today. To coincide with the release, the band has also shared eagerly awaited […]

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Kav Temperley

Kav Temperley

“I’d done a lot of collaborations with a lot of people, I’d done side projects and lots of things but I’d never sat down by myself in a room with an acoustic guitar and just written a record for myself.” From Release: Best known as the frontman of the Australian rock n roll luminaires, Eskimo Joe, acclaimed songwriter Kav Temperley is stepping out […]

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Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – Living The Dream

Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – Living The Dream

They’re back! ‘Living The Dream’ is Slash’s fourth solo album and third with his merry men of Myles and The Conspirators. I’m looking forward to seeing what they’ve done here as when a band has worked together for a while they truly get into a groove and I get the feeling this album will be the one that will make […]

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Andrew McMahon of Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness

Andrew McMahon of Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness

“…I think there’s an ability to also dig a little bit deeper into the storytelling of these songs and communicate to the audience where I was coming from when I sat down at the piano and put them together.” From Release: Singer-songwriter Andrew McMahon returns to Australia this September performing songs from his critically acclaimed solo releases as well as favourites from Something […]

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James Van Cooper – Coming Home

James Van Cooper – Coming Home

The first time I saw James Van Cooper play was a couple of years ago in his rock outfit called Van Cooper and in the set he played a couple of Butch Walker tracks, now what I love about what James has done is that much like Butch he’s moved away from the big rock arena rock sound and made […]

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Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick

Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick

“…we aren’t the kind of band that can figure out what people really want to hear, like it’s just the luck of the draw and doing something that we would like to hear and that’s all we can do.” From Release: Since exploding onto the music scene in the mid-1970’s, they’ve been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal […]

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Gene Simmons – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – August 31, 2018

Gene Simmons – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – August 31, 2018

There’s a first for everything with KISS members and tonight is one of those here in Australia, not only is it Gene Simmons’ first solo tour of Australia he has his old friend and original KISS member Ace Frehley supporting him. Bet you never saw that coming! The earlier start meant I made it in just as Ace Frehley took […]

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Scott Ian

Scott Ian

“…I’ve been in a band for four decades I’ve done a lot, I’ve seen a lot, I’ve met a lot of people, I’ve done things, crazy things with a lot of the people I’ve met you know, if you know anything about my life and my time travelling the planet for the last thirty seven years then you know I […]

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Gaz Coombes

Gaz Coombes

“…all the new songs are feeling great and they’re really connecting with the audience and it’s been really exciting, so I haven’t really felt the need to kind of remind people of what I’ve done before, this is what’s happening, this is what I’m doing and I hope you like it.” From Release: Gaz Coombes has announced a series of […]

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The Last Martyr

The Last Martyr

“Imagine the hooks of a pop song, riffage of a metal tune, guitar spins of a 2010 screamo band and singing/screaming by a weird long haired blonde girl.” From Release: Melbourne’s The Last Martyr debut single ‘Into The Black’ was mixed and mastered by Circles’ Ted Furuhashi and video was directed by Dave Hunter of Band Factory Media. The video […]

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Andrew W.K. – The Manning Bar, Sydney – August 26, 2018

Andrew W.K. – The Manning Bar, Sydney – August 26, 2018

It’s been a long time between tours for Andrew W.K. so tonight Sydney is ready to party, and dare I say Party Hard!!! Opening the show tonight, Bare Bones as always delivered a loud, tight, heavy set. These guys get better every time I see them and I look forward to hearing more as they continue to smash these kinds […]

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Stryper – Max Watts, Sydney – August 18, 2018

Stryper – Max Watts, Sydney – August 18, 2018

Tonight after eight years, Stryper return to Sydney! This time though as a three piece minus guitarist Oz Fox who is currently unwell, so tonight Stryper will be knows as Tri-per as they show us what they can do as a trio! Gypsy kick things off with some rock and Roll and a mix of originals and covers, and I […]

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Hideous Sun Demon

Hideous Sun Demon

“We play high energy guitar music that draws on a lot of influences. We try keep our songs immediate and to the point. The guitars are a bit psychy with the effects we use but we write punky songs.” From Release: When music fans were first hit with the impulsive, chaotic notes of ‘Hard Out’ for the first time last […]

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Patty Walters of As It Is

Patty Walters of As It Is

“We wanted it to be in first person so it could still feel as personal as previous other releases, but it demanded a lot more I don’t know, just a different kind of appreciation of the much kind of broader world instead of an immediate world and for that it was really fulfilling and rewarding as an experience.” From Release: […]

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Doro Pesch

Doro Pesch

“Sometimes we are making records and it is so stressful but this one it was just really, really pure joy and it was hard, the work is hard but in feeling it was always very, very positive and that might be a good sign, I’ve only had it one time in my life and that was with the ‘Triumph and […]

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Fleeting Few

Fleeting Few

“We write great songs your mother will like and the person you are dating will think you are cool if you listen to us.” From Bio – short and sweet: Respecting Roots, Indie Rock Band from Portland OR. We teamed up with ReverbNation to share some talent with the world, check out Fleeting Few from Portland, OR, we dug their […]

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Griffin Tucker

Griffin Tucker

“Then, when I stepped back, I realized all of my songs share one key ingredient – a solid rhythm section. Every one of my songs rests on a solid base & everything else is just icing on the cake.” How does a 16-year-old rock musician crack today’s music code of formulaic beats and electronic music? First, he must have a […]

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NZM

NZM

“If you are into heavy metal music that is intense and powerful with a melody that is fueled, you would definitely enjoy the thrilling ride by listening to NZM tracks.” From Bio: NZM is high energy Hard Rock/Power Metal band with strong melodic vocal lines and edgy riffs. NZM is based in South Florida, USA and was formed in 2010 led […]

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Schmoolio

Schmoolio

“Common side effects of listening to Schmoolio include: Driving fast, banging head, singing along, having songs stuck in your head for weeks on end, being in a generally awesome mood, and ladies love Schmoolio fans wayyyy more than they love Schmoolio.” From Bio: Since their inception in 2017, Schmoolio has begun to gain a local following by teaming with 91.7’s […]

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Healthy Junkies

Healthy Junkies

“Our live shows are a combination of theatre courtesy of Nina, raw high octane energy, melodies that will wrap around your conscience, and pure incitement of the senses.” From Bio: Founder members Nina Courson and Phil Honey-Jones played their first gig together in late 2010 supporting Goldblade at a disastrous punk festival in Brighton where Healthy Junkies only played for […]

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Exit Empire

Exit Empire

“Music is about emotions. You cannot force someone to feel what the songs are trying to express. As writers, we are giving you our experiences. To find out if they’re speaking to you personally, you just have to give it a listen.“ Exit Empire is a three-piece band currently based in the Czech Republic founded in 2016 by two brothers […]

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Touch The Buffalo

Touch The Buffalo

“Listening to Touch the Buffalo has been shown to reverse Male Pattern Baldness. This band is making new rock that old rock would be proud of. With a five-handed drummer. A twelve-fingered bassist. A guitarist from the year 2038. And an electric. Ukulele.” From Bio: “Four musicians were flung together in the blender of the DC music scene. After jamming […]

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Arejay Hale of Halestorm

Arejay Hale of Halestorm

“…when we started this band we were just four huge dorks that cracked jokes and now here we are we’ve been a band for so long now and we’re still the same four dorks that we were *laughs* but I think the thing that’s changed though is it leaks through more in our live show, we don’t feel as inhibited […]

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Halestorm – Vicious

Halestorm – Vicious

How has it been three years since a Halestorm album? Wow! Thankfully here they are in 2018 with album number four and things are about to get ‘Vicious’. I’ve been sitting on this for a couple of weeks and in listening through a number of times, just be ready that you’re in for a treat. Straight away the ‘Black Vultures’ […]

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Moxy and The Influence

Moxy and The Influence

“If you look through our songs you’ll see we talk a lot about becoming who you want to be and fighting to make it happen, getting through the day even when all you want to do is scream.  A lot of my lyrics are very personal and I like to make it so people can apply my words to their […]

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Almost Awake

Almost Awake

“To me, lyrics are so fragile & beautiful that they have to be touchable & relatable. I can’t perform a song well if it doesn’t mean anything to me. Also a good chorus. Everyone needs a good, catchy chorus.” From Bio: Almost Awake is a young female-fronted, five piece rock band from Las Vegas. This fast rising, high energy group […]

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Indie Lagone

Indie Lagone

“Nothing is ever set in stone until the song has gone through the blender a couple of times. Once we have a hook, we build out rhythms around that. The most important ingredient though is everyone being ego free. That is the key people!” From Bio: Indie Lagone’s music is a myriad wall of sound comprised of a hard rock […]

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Moonshine Saints

Moonshine Saints

“…Moonshine Saints don’t stop—we’ll continue creating new music, not just because we love doing it, but because our fans deserve our best effort all the time.” From Bio: The Moonshine Saints are collectively singer-songwriter Sean Ward, guitarists Matt York and Steve “Doc” Morris, with rhythm section bassists Bob Lynn, and Justin Barber on drums. The Moonshine Saints bring a heavy […]

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Mercy Mode

Mercy Mode

“It’s difficult not to with the excitement we all share for music on top of the passion we have for performing for those that enjoy what we have to provide” From Bio: Mercy Mode is an independent alternative rock band formed by Chase Coleman, Christopher Weaver, and Micah Parker in 2017. Influenced by many successful musicians both mainstream and spanning […]

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Falling Through April

Falling Through April

“…we bring a lot of energy and love to have the crowd interact with us during our performance. We always hang out after our performance to meet with fans and absolutely love what we do so we always try to make sure that shows on stage as well as off!” From Bio: Even though they are originally from disparate parts […]

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