Live review: Dream Theater at Big Top, Sydney – October 30, 2014

Dream Theater at The Big Top, Sydney – October 30 2014 5 years Dream Theater fans have been waiting for this night. Much has happened in the career of Dream Theater since they last graced our shores, but tonight, the music is what mattered most. Considering the ebb and flow of a band’s ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| Live Reviews
65daysofstatic (UK) announce Australian tour with Tangled Thoughts of Leaving

UK electronic-post-rock legends 65DAYSOFSTATIC have announced their return to Australia with headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, as well as the 2015 Adelaide Festival (their first appearance in Adelaide). The tour follows the band’s most recent studio album ‘Wild Light ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| News
Dream Theater Australian tour begins next week

Progressive masters DREAM THEATER are returning to Australia for the first time in six years thanks to Metropolis Touring - and it's kicking off next week! Wednesday Oct 29th - Palais Theatre, Melbourne Thursday Oct 30th - Big Top, Luna Park, Sydney Tickets available here Watch the to ...

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By Michael Solo| News
Adelaide Festival announcement: Mogwai, 65daysofstatic, The Red Paintings, Vampillia & more

Adelaide Festival has really got its prog on this year, with the announcement of some incredible acts for its musical lineup. Firstly, Scottish post-rock icons MOGWAI will be returning, supported by orchestral art rockers THE RED PAINTINGS. UK experimental rock legends 65DAYSOFSTATIC will p ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| News
Mike Mangini announces Australian drum clinics

DREAM THEATER are returning to Australia (more info here) and drummer MIKE MANGINI is spending time doing a series of drum clinics in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane whilst in the country. This is your chance to get up close with one of the world's great sticksmen - Mike's storied car ...

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By Michael Solo| News
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
sleepmakeswaves nominated for ARIA Award

Sydney instrumental prog outfit sleepmakeswaves have had their second album 'Love of Cartography' nominated for an ARIA Award for 'Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album.' They are nominated alongside New Zealand's Shihad, Brisbane's DZ Deathrays and The Amity Affliction and Melbourne's High Tensi ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| News
The Red Paintings announce North American tour with The Birthday Massacre

Australian orchestral art rockers The Red Paintings are in the midst of an ambitious world tour in support of their album ‘The Revolution Is Never Coming’ released through Bird’s Robe Records/MGM. In November & December, the band will return to North America to tour with Canadian alter ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| News
Voyager announced for ProgPower USA and kick off European tour this week

Perth progressive metal outfit VOYAGER are ramping up an already-successful year with new US & European festival dates.   Coming off sold out Australian album launch shows & co-headlining Sydney and Melbourne's Progfest events with Closure in Moscow, the band have recently ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| 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