Live review: Maybeshewill + Solkyri + We Lost The Sea @ Newtown Social Club, Sydney – 29 September 2014

It’s my first time to the newly renovated Newtown Social Club. Though it’s been operating for months now, I hadn’t yet been in to see a show at what was once the legendary Sandringham Hotel. Thankfully, it’s great. Cleaned up, with a neat corner stage upstairs in the band room and a set u ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| Live Reviews, News
Shanghai join Bird’s Robe Records & announce ‘Buyer Beware’ tour

Sydney’s SHANGHAI have joined Sydney-based label Bird’s Robe Records. The group have spent years touring their colourful live show and mixed genre sound featuring impressive musicianship, showmanship and verve, which has earned them supports with the likes of The Protomen (USA), Dead Lette ...

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By Michael Solo| News
Interview: Jamie Ward from Maybeshewill

In just one week, UK post-rock legends Maybeshewill tour Australia for the first time, with support from Sydney's Solkyri & fellow locals We Lost The Sea. It's an exciting, powerful package for fans of post-rock and one that comes just in time for the release of the new Maybeshewill record 'F ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| News
Interview: Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater

Where do I even start with this. DREAM THEATER are basically the reason that OzProg exists. Brad & Salty started this thing originally as a petition to get DT out to Australia, before it morphed into the online community and news site it has become today. Personally, I've been a massive Jo ...

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By Michael Solo| News
Dead Letter Circus + sleepmakeswaves + Voyager announce Australian tour for December 2014

Following their massive Polymorphism tour run with KARNIVOOL in January, DEAD LETTER CIRCUS & SLEEPMAKESWAVES have teamed up again for a 7-date summer tour this December, with Perth's VOYAGER opening all shows. Dead Letter Circus had a massive 2013, with their second album, “The Catalyst ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| News
Interview: Tim Millar from Protest The Hero

Protest The Hero are touring Australia next week and I got the chance to catch up with guitarist Tim Millar to chat about the upcoming shows, their incredible crowd funding success and a bunch of other stuff. If you're not familiar with the band, check out this insane track or this cool vide ...

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By Michael Solo| News
Live review: Anathema + Anubis @ Metro Theatre, Sydney – 22 August 2014

Live review: Anathema + Anubis @ Metro Theatre, Sydney – 22 August 2014 When I arrived at the Metro Theatre I immediately kicked myself for not checking the set times – Sydney support act Anubis were already well into their set. I had eagerly anticipated seeing the hometown prog heroes per ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| Live Reviews, News
Ne Obliviscaris announce new album and Australian tour

We are pumped for this - plus Canadian outfit BEYOND CREATION are along for the ride. Here's the full presser below: Melbourne's progressive wizards Ne Obliviscaris will release their new album CITADEL on November 7th and will be taking it to their fans across the nation later that same mon ...

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By Michael Solo| News
Review: ‘What Kind Of Creature Am I?’ by Toehider

Accompanied by the incredible artwork of illustrator and long-time collaborator Andrew Saltmarsh, Mike Mills displays his impressive vocal range from top to bottom on this record, which includes nods to the Toehider story, his recent participation on Arjen Lucassen’s Ayreon project and of cours ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| Album Reviews, News
Live review: sleepmakeswaves + Breaking Orbit + Teal @ Manning Bar, Sydney – 16 August 2014

sleepmakeswaves + Breaking Orbit + Teal @ Manning Bar, Sydney – 16 August 2014 It’s been just over three years since sleepmakeswaves last launched an album in Sydney and back then I remember all too well the heavens opening, drenching the city and its punters thoroughly, as we all crammed ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| Live Reviews, News