MUSIC NEWS

  • Tim Rogers – Album & Tour

    Whilst the members of You Am I claim that they have been bogged down in negotiations about a new group haircut, Tim Rogers has recorded his seventh secessionist recording ‘An Actor Repairs’, and pleads for your attention as he ‘once again confuses hubris for artistry.’ The songs on the forthcoming ...
  • Michael Nesmith Memoir

    Michael Nesmith tells the story of his eclectic life in his upcoming book, Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff (Crown Archetype). In it, the artist retraces his journey from his childhood in Dallas, where his single mother Bette invented Liquid Paper, to the set of The Monkees in Los Angeles, as ...
  • Chuck Berry Dies

    Chuck Berry, the musician who laid the foundations of rock ‘n’ roll,  has died at the age of 90, reports American ABC News. The St Charles County Police Department have announced Berry’s death in a post on their Facebook page. “The St Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death ...
  • Dori Freeman On Off The Record

    Dori Freeman played at the Port Fairy Folk Festival and is playing at The Caravan Music Club on Wednesday March 15 and the Northcote Social Club on Thursday March 16. Dori will also be at the Blue Mountains Music Festival on Friday March 17 and the Newtown Social Club on Monday March 20. On ...
  • Jason Isbell’s Nashville Sound In June

    Nashville, TN — Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist Jason Isbell and his band, the 400 Unit, have announced the June 16 release of the highly anticipated new album, The Nashville Sound (Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers). The Nashville Sound is the follow up to 2015’s critically acclaimed Something More Than Free, which won two ...
  • Cruising With The Outlaws!

    By Rob Dickens. Outlaw Country Cruise 2017 Not only was this my second ever boat cruise, it was literally two hours after my first! I had signed up for the Outlaw Country Cruise for two reasons – it boasted a very, very attractive line-up and it sailed on the same boat the ...
  • Peter Rowan’s Hawaiian Album Due

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Americana icon Peter Rowan has had a storied career. Whether singing and playing guitar for Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys, opening for the Doors as part of Earth Opera (with David Grisman), having Sir George Martin produce his music while a member of Seatrain, performing with Jerry ...
  • Cayamo Music Cruise 2017!

    By Rob Dickens. Ahoy there! To be honest, I have never felt the need to hop on board a boat cruise.  It has never appealed.  However, due to the constant encouragement of music friends, I found myself on a cruise ship just two weeks ago.  I have survived to tell ...
  • Rock & Roll Writers Festival!

    Rock & Roll Writers Festival Melbourne Program Announced Fans of music and writing will meet with top musicians, authors, journalists and songwriters in Melbourne next month, as the Rock & Roll Writers Festival heads to Abbotsford Convent. Australia’s only literary festival celebrating the creative relationship between writing and music, ...
  • More Midnight Oil Shows!

    In a measure to put tickets into the hands of fans rather than scalpers, Midnight Oil has today announced additional concerts in Melbourne and Sydney. The band hope this additional supply of tickets in the market will reduce the ability of scalpers to unscrupulously profit from the passion of Midnight ...
  • New Ron Sexsmith Album

    February 27, 2017 – Nasville, TN – Three-time Juno award winner Ron Sexsmith has revealed details about his new album, THE LAST RIDER. Ron’s thirteenth studio recording was co-produced at The Bathouse Studios in Kingston, Ontario by longtime drummer and collaborator Don Kerr and Sexsmith. The album is his first to include Ron’...
  • Blues Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

    The Blues Foundation has announced the 38th class of Blues Hall of Fame inductees in a ceremony to take place on May 10, 2017. This year’s 14 honourees represent all five of the Hall of Fame’s categories: Performers, Non-Performing Individuals, Classics of Blues Literature, Classics of Blues Recording (Song) and Classics ...
  • Valerie June – The Order of Time

    VALERIE JUNE  – THE ORDER OF TIME (CAROLINE) There are some moments in your musical life that stay with you forever. Your first concert, for example. Both Valerie June and Rhiannon Giddens have provided me in the past few years with some memorable moments that have made indelible impressions. Back in ...
  • Larry Coryell, 73, R.I.P.

    Jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell, who was recently in Australia, has died in New York at the age of 73. NPR reports that he died in his sleep on Sunday in his hotel room after playing The Iridium Jazz Club on Friday and Saturday evenings. Coryell had been planning a tour ...
  • Kasey Chambers Tour Dates

    To celebrate the recent No.1 ARIA Chart debut of her 11th Studio album “Dragonfly”, Kasey Chambers has announced the first dates of her 2017 Dragonfly Tour. Dragonfly is Kasey’s 5th number 1 album and features guests including Paul Kelly, Ed Sheeran, Grizzlee Train, Harry Hookey, Vika and Linda Bull, Keith Urban ...
  • Midnight Oil Announce World Tour

    February 17, 2017 – Legendary Australian rock band and agitators Midnight Oil today announced –  in a press conference held on Sydney Harbour – their first World Tour in over two decades. They also unveiled plans to release three archival box sets including a collection called The Overflow Tank which will contain more than 14 hours ...
  • Grammys for Beatles, Bowie, Bell & Dylan!

    The big winners at the 59th Grammy Awards might have been Adele and David Bowie but we’ve looked deeper to discover some other worthy winners including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, William Bell, Sarah Jarosz, Sturgill Simpson, Ziggy Marley, Miles Davis and Steve Reich (the father of minimalism). ...
  • Listen to Jake Clemons on Off The Record

    Jake Clemons, sax player with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and keeper of his uncle Clarence’s flame, visited Off The Record last Saturday morning prior to the Hanging Rock concert to talk about his own new album Fear & Love……and a bit about Bruce! You can listen ...
  • Al Jarreau Dies, 76

    The New York Times reports that jazz singer Al Jarreau, multiple Grammy winner, died on Sunday in Los Angeles at the age of 76. Jarreau’s death was announced by his manager, Joe Gordon, who said Jarreau had been hospitalised for exhaustion two weeks ago and cancelled his tour dates and ...
  • Liam Gerner’s New Album

    Liam Gerner and his new band the Sunset Pushers have announced the release of their new self titled album is worldwide. Twelve years ago, aged twenty one Liam left the Adelaide hills to try his luck in London. The young guitar slinger quickly made a strong impression and earned a ...