EVENTS
[NEWS] BLUESFEST: FESTIVAL ACT SNARKY PUPPY TO TOUR AUSTRALIA

[NEWS] BLUESFEST: FESTIVAL ACT SNARKY PUPPY TO TOUR AUSTRALIA

New York quasi-collective, Snarky Puppy, have gone from the best kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music. With a difficult-to-define genre, these guys seamlessly fuse a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation. This convergence of musicians from white and black America have performed regularly...
[NEWS] DOWNLOAD 2019 IS SET TO BE HUGE WITH FIRST LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT

[NEWS] DOWNLOAD 2019 IS SET TO BE HUGE WITH FIRST LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT

2018 saw the Australian debut of the world’s premier rock and metal festival, Download! 30,000 heavy music fans descended on Flemington, christening Melbourne into the Download family alongside Donington (UK)—the spiritual home of rock—Paris (France), and Madrid (Spain). In 2019, Download returns to Melbourne and will head north to serve up a mammoth lineup of...
[INTERVIEW] KEVIN MITCHELL AKA BOB EVANS GOES FULL CIRCLE

[INTERVIEW] KEVIN MITCHELL AKA BOB EVANS GOES FULL CIRCLE

Kevin Mitchell’s beginnings in alt-rock band Jebediah, to his infectious solo work behind the moniker of Bob Evans, have left a firm footprint on the Aussie music scene. The refreshingly humble singer-songwriter who brought us ‘Don’t You Think It’s Time?’ chats to TEO about his rise from band member to solo artist, his upcoming national...
[NEWS] BLUESFEST: 10 FESTIVAL ACTS TO TOUR AUSSIE CITIES

[NEWS] BLUESFEST: 10 FESTIVAL ACTS TO TOUR AUSSIE CITIES

Next year marks 30 years of the iconic Bluesfest. The popular five-day music festival showcases artists from around the world, on 120 hectares at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just north of Byron Bay in New South Wales. But for those unable to make the trip this Easter, Bluesfest Touring will be bringing the Bluesfest vibe...
[INTERVIEW] DARWIN SINGER EMMA ROWE ON 'LIONESS'

[INTERVIEW] DARWIN SINGER EMMA ROWE ON ‘LIONESS’

Emma Rowe’s new single ‘Lioness’ pounced onto the Australian music scene earlier this year, with teeth bared and attention demanded. The Darwin-based singer/songwriter is now touring the newly released single, along with two bonus tracks ‘Beach Song’ and ‘Devil.’ We caught up with the lioness herself mid-tour to chat about her sound and the story...
[NEWS] CALLING ALL CREATURES OF THE NIGHT: COME AS YOU AREN’T

[NEWS] CALLING ALL CREATURES OF THE NIGHT: COME AS YOU AREN’T

It’s almost that time of year again, when we can shed our responsible adult skins and dress up as whoever or whatever we want. ARMI (Australian Rock & Metal Institute) are hosting a ‘Come As You Aren’t’ Halloween party at Adelaide UniBar on Saturday 27th of October. Costumes are a must and the night will...
[NEWS] QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE CONCLUDE VILLAINS WORLD TOUR AND RAISE $20,000 TO SUPPORT ROYAL HOBART HOSPITAL PAEDIATRICS WARD

[NEWS] QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE CONCLUDE VILLAINS WORLD TOUR AND RAISE $20,000 TO SUPPORT ROYAL HOBART HOSPITAL PAEDIATRICS WARD

Leaving a trail of ecstatically exhausted fans in its wake—from Niagara Falls to Australia—Queens of the Stone Age’s world tour has careened to a triumphant finish in Perth with its 129th show. The band played for more than 1.7 million true believers, including: an all-day affair at London’s Finsbury Park for a crowd of nearly 50,000,...
[LIST] 5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO SEE POLARIS LIVE

[LIST] 5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO SEE POLARIS LIVE

Sydney based band Polaris has risen up through the metalcore scene fairly quickly, and for good reason. Off the back of their debut album The Mortal Coil released in 2017, they’ve played Unify Gathering, toured Australia twice (with totally sold out dates), shredded through Europe/UK with We Came as Romans and Alazka, supported Gideon through...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE TEAR IT UP AT MELBOURNE’S MARGARET COURT ARENA

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE TEAR IT UP AT MELBOURNE’S MARGARET COURT ARENA

If there’s one band you can expect to put on an astounding rock show, you’d better believe it’s Queens of the Stone Age. As droves of fans piled in for the second Melbourne date of their Villains World Tour, the air was palpable with anticipation for the Californian five-piece to hit the stage. C.W. Stoneking...
[INTERVIEW] ANTHRAX’S SCOTT IAN ON HIS UPCOMING SOLO SPEAKING TOUR DOWN UNDER

[INTERVIEW] ANTHRAX’S SCOTT IAN ON HIS UPCOMING SOLO SPEAKING TOUR DOWN UNDER

When we called to catch up with Scott Ian—best known as the legendary guitarist and co-founder of thrash metal pioneers Anthrax—he was backstage after playing a set on Slayer’s farewell tour, which is a testament to his unbelievably busy schedule. In addition to his phenomenal contributions as a musician, Scott has authored two books, written...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] GENE SIMMONS TAKES SYDNEY BY THE BALLS

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] GENE SIMMONS TAKES SYDNEY BY THE BALLS

From the moment you stepped into the Enmore Theatre, you could feel the anticipation—these fans were true rock and rollers ready to savour every last drop of what was to come. And come it did as Ace Frehey launched onto the stage. Driving through favourites such as ‘Love Gun’ and ‘New York Groove,’ which got...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] GENE SIMMONS LEADS A NIGHT OF KILLER TUNES AT MELBOURNE’S FESTIVAL HALL

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] GENE SIMMONS LEADS A NIGHT OF KILLER TUNES AT MELBOURNE’S FESTIVAL HALL

Last night saw superstars Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons take to the stage of Festival Hall for a double bill that left the KISS fans of Melbourne giddy with excitement. Ace kicked off the evening with a slew of crowd-pleasing KISS covers, including ‘Parasite,’ ‘Love Gun,’ and ‘Shock Me.’ The Spaceman was notably low on...