MUSIC NEWS

  • New Pegi Young Album

    On February 17, Pegi Young releases her new solo album  Raw, a collection of songs ‘about love, loss and forgiveness.’ The album will be available digitally and physically via Baltimore Thrush Records and is currently available for pre-order via Amazon and iTunes (includes instant downloads of “Do I Ever Cross Your ...
  • Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band in Melbourne

    By Brian Wise. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2 & SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4, 2017 – AAMI STADIUM, MELBOURNE It is a tale of two quite different concerts: one politically charged, the other a rock ‘n’ roll party. The contrast could not have been more striking. On Thursday evening Bruce Springsteen ...
  • Dylan’s New Triple Album!

    Bob Dylan has announced the release of a triple album set, titled Triplicate,  of 30 ‘brand new recordings of classic American tunes’ on March 31. It is the first triple album of Dylan’s career. The set follows his other recent albums of interpretations Shadows in the Night (2015) and Fallen Angels (2016). Each ...
  • Clapton’s Final Shows!

    Late last year Eric Clapton announced a brief run of American tour dates for 2017 with shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on March 19 and 20, followed by two shows at the Forum in Los Angeles on March 25 and 26. The guitarist will now return to Madison Square Garden on ...
  • Tift Merritt – Stitch of The World

    Tift Merritt – Stitch of the World By Rob Dickens Tift Merritt’s new album Stitch of the World (Yep Roc Records) is her sixth studio release and follows the acclaimed Traveling Alone (2012).  Since that last release, the Grammy and Americana Award-nominated Merritt has been recording and touring with Andrew Bird, ...
  • Kelly, Cave & Barnes Honoured

    Three high profile musicians – Paul Kelly, Nick Cave and Jimmy Barnes – have been appointed as Officers in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day honours list. Kelly, long revered as one of Australia’s greatest songwriters, is also renowned as a spokesperson on indigenous issues. ...
  • Jeff Lang – New Album In Feb

    In a career spanning twenty- five years and at least as many recordings, Alone In Bad Company is Jeff Lang’s latest album and it will be released on February 24 through ABC Music with a national tour to follow. The first single from the album is ‘Burnside’ immediately highlights Lang’...
  • Patti Smith Adds Final Tour Date

    Bluesfest Touring has announced an additional concert for Patti Smith on her forthcoming tour after six dates across two capital cities had all but sold out. The final Australian performance for Patti Smith and Her Band will be held at Festival Hall Melbourne on Thursday April 20, featuring Smith’s repertoire ...
  • Tim O’Brien Live @ The Caravan

    Tim O’Brien – Live At The Caravan Club 11 January 2017 By Rob Dickens Troubadour Tim O’Brien has just about ticked every box on the list of country/bluegrass/folk music achievements. Originally inspired by the late legendary Doc Watson, this native of Wheeling, West Virginia (now a long-time resident of ...
  • Valerie June’s New Album In March

    Valerie June’s highly anticipated second album, The Order of Time, is set for release on March 10th, 2017 via Concord Records / Caroline Australia. On this enthralling and illuminating leap forward, the Tennessee-bred, Brooklyn based songwriter weaves electric blues, African rhythms, cosmic atmospherics and delicate soul into an inventive and wholly ...
  • Jimmy Buffet For Bluefest

    After the cancellation of headliners Neil Young and Barry Gibb, Bluesfest has announced that Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers will be performing exclusively in Australia at this Easter’s event. Singer/songwriter/author Buffett has recorded over fifty albums, most of which have gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum.  His ...
  • Waifs 25th Anniversary Tour!

    To celebrate and commemorate the group’s 25th anniversary, The Waifs will be hitting the road for a mammoth national tour, and are releasing their fourteen track studio album, Ironbark, a double album, along with 11 bonus tracks making a rousing collection of 25 songs, to celebrate 25 years. Recorded in true Waifs ...
  • Rodney Crowell’s New Album Due March

    Rodney Crowell‘s new album, Close Ties, will be released on March 31, 2017. Pre-orders are now available now and those who do can download the new song ‘It Ain’t Over Yet’ featuring Rosanne Cash and John Paul White. Crowell is also preparing a bundle of bonus material for those pre-ordering ...
  • Blues Music Award Nominees Named

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Blues Foundation has announced the nominations for its annual Blues Music Awards, which the organisation will present on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. Sugar Ray Norcia, individually, and collectively with his band, The Bluetones, received the most nominations with seven, including ...
  • Auriel Andrew R.I.P.

    Singer Auriel Andrew, who starred in the recent Buried Country series of concerts, passed away on january 2 at the age of 69. Andrew died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends in hospital in Newcastle.  She is survived by her husband Barry Francis, her children Sarina and Reuben, 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and ...
  • Jazz Drummer Alphonse Mouzon Dies

    Legendary jazz drummer Alphonse Mouzon has died at the age of 68 after being diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Carcinoma in September. He had started a crowdfunding site to help pay for treatment. Mouzon passed away on Christmas Day at his home in the Granada Hills area of Los Angeles. According to his ...
  • Springsteen Releases Live Album For Fans

    Bruce Springsteen delivered a Christmas present to his fans on December 23 when he officially released the November 22, 2009 show at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y. – the last E Street Band performance featuring saxophonist Clarence Clemons. According to Classic Rock, The three-hour-and-25-minute set was the final date of the ...
  • Andrew Hamlin’s Best of 2016

    Andrew Hamlin shares his favourites of the year. Top Ten Albums 1. Sara Gazarek and Josh Nelson: Dream In The Blue So subtle and richly so, I’ll be digging out its secrets all next year. 2. Jad And David Fair: Shake, Cackle And Squall Some of the greatest guitar solos of ...
  • VOTE IN THE OFF THE RECORD 2016 POLL

    Each year on Off The Record, the radio companion to Addicted To Noise, we have an end of year poll in which listeners can vote for their favourite albums, gigs, music books and music films. Democracy in action! To vote in this year’s poll simply click here: VOTE You ...
  • Rob Dickens’ Best of 2016

    Rob Dickens looks back at 2016. Best Australian Albums 2016 Tracey McNeil and the Good Life – Thieves (SlipRail) McNeil’s fourth studio release is packed with personal, mature and engrossing songs.  The loss of her father (musician Wayne ‘Mac’ McNeil, to whom the album is dedicated) has led to some cathartic and ...