New Tours: Busby Marou, I Am Giant, Lurch & Chief, Colin Stetson & More

There’s always plenty of concerts and gigs for live music lovers to see all around Australia. Get all the latest info on dates, venues, and tickets for announced upcoming tours from Busby Marou, Lurch & Chief, Colin Stetson, I Am Giant, The English Beat, plus Ken Stringfellow & Chris Stamey’s...

Jack White Labels Music Festivals “A Necessary Evil”

With the bulk of today’s news weighted towards music festival activity – including Splendour In The Grass co-founders joining Falls Festival, Laneway announcing their 2013 dates and teasing a “mega dream lineup”, along with Soundwave announcing the first Sidewave shows with Linkin Park and Stone Sour – there’s one musician for...

British Band Ban Phones At Aussie Shows, Threaten To Eject Fans

Tone Deaf has already discussed the notion that the smartphone is killing live music in our Sunday Roast editorial, and Jack White kindly requested punters to his Blunderbuss Australian tour that he was banning the use of filming and social media during his show; with entrance signs reading: “please leave your phones...

The English Beat

Nostalgia is fine if it is mixed with intelligence and good natured fun. Dave Wakeling and his version of The English Beat seem to be aware of that and with a fusion of tunes that time stamp his fans and his music, the delivery was upbeat and shared with the...