The Factory Theatre in Sydney looks like the place to be on Saturday 22nd June - with the announcement that Wollongong outfit The Dark Clouds, have been added to the bill for Radio Birdman’s gig. Radio Birdman recently announced two special shows – hitting Newcastle’s Cambridge Hotel on Friday 21st June, before storming Marrickville’s Factory … Continue reading The Dark Clouds added for Radio Birdman’s Sydney show (22 June)
Join us on episode 115 of The Australian Rock Show as we highlight new releases coming out of Australia. Known or unknown, if it's got loud guitars and delivers the goods - you'll hear it here. We remember Adelaide musician Tony 'Grudge' Hayward and talk all things rock n roll. Crank it up ! LISTEN … Continue reading Episode 115: Black Whiskey, Ablaze, Wysper, Rollerball, Legs Electric + more
CJ RAMONE, fresh from headlining this years’ annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash, takes the baseball bat to Australian venues this September. One of the last few surviving punk rockers blessed with famous Ramones sobriquet (and the only who wasn’t behind the drumkit), CJ is bringing his killer band of cretins for a guitar crushing session of … Continue reading CJ Ramone 2019 Australian tour announced !
https://youtu.be/qI66P_HDiG0 If you dig loud hard rock with punk trimmings, pop sensibilities and lots of hooks, then the Black Heart Breakers are an outfit who should be on your rock n roll radar. Since forming six years ago, this hardworking Sydney outfit have built up a solid fan base - both locally and interstate. On … Continue reading Black Heart Breakers Interview
Released on Record Store Day 2019, Blvds of Splendor has finally seen the light of day after being withheld for release by Blackheart Records after being recorded back in 2009. The album was produced by Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver) and features a number of notable guests including Billy Corgan, Slash, Sorum on … Continue reading Cherie Currie – Blvds of Splendor LP out now
Cherie Currie and Brie Darling have joined together to record their debut album, The Motivator. The album was produced by the six-time Grammy nominated Dave Darling (Brian Setzer, Stray Cats, Janiva Magness, Tom Waits) and features nine classic covers by bands including T. Rex, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, and John Lennon, plus three originals, “Too Bruised,” “I’m Too Good, That’s Just Too … Continue reading Cherie Currie & Brie Darling Release new album ‘The Motivator’
The Warner E. Hodges Band have released a live album that was recorded at Bootleggers, Kendal in the UK last year. As well as Hodges, the band consists of Jason Knight on bass & background vocals, John Powney on drums and Ben Marsden on guitar & background vocals. ‘Live at Bootleggers’ is available now via … Continue reading Warner E. Hodges releases ‘Live At Bootleggers’ album. Currently in studio recording new album.
New York Dolls guitarist Sylvain Sylvain revealed last month that he has been battling cancer for the past year and has launched a GoFundMe to help pay for surgery and recovery. Sylvain didn’t offer many details about the cancer, but said he hoped his upcoming surgery would “do the trick.” As of 30 May, 2019, Sylvain’s … Continue reading New York Dolls Guitarist Sylvain Sylvain Launches GoFundMe for Cancer Fight
https://youtu.be/wYY8dEjmyZA Rock n roll aficionados are in for a treat when Graham Bonnet and Alcatrazz jet Down Under in June. In the 1970's, Bonnet climbed high on the local charts via two big hits which have stood the test of time. On show #113 of The Australian Rock Show we are joined by Graham and … Continue reading Graham Bonnet Interview – 2019 Australian Tour
It’s all too convenient for artists from the 1980s to trade off on their established reputations and recorded output. Too few bother with new material and leave the creative cue permanently in the rack. Thank your lucky stars that Mick Medew doesn’t subscribe to such a theory, for Open Season stands as one of the … Continue reading Mick Medew & The Mesmerisers – Open Season (2019)
https://youtu.be/neyc2WI6_fw Powerhouse British HM legends Raven perform their very first shows on Australian stages in June and on episode 112 of The Australian Rock Show we are joined by vocalist and founding member, John Gallagher. This is a solid interview and we look over everything – from Raven's seminal album 'All For One', to touring … Continue reading John Gallagher Interview – Raven
The Adelaide rock scene is mourning the loss of respected singer Tony 'Grudge' Hayward who passed away today after a battle with cancer. Grudge was a member of many Adelaide outfits including the C Bombs, Grudge, Roadkill 66 and REPO to name a few. As a front man, Tony always gave 100% on stage and readers are … Continue reading Adelaide underground rock veteran Tony Grudge passes away