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23 07, 2018

Lord Dodongo The Record Crate Glebe Sydney Australia 10th June 2018

By |2018-07-23T09:43:33-04:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Guest Author, Live Band Review, Live Concert Review|Tags: , , , , |

Lord Dodongo – welcome to my kingdom Gig date: 10th June 2018 Venue: Record Crate, Glebe, Sydney, Australia Country of origin: Brookvale, Sydney, Australia Members: Harry, James, Gab, Josh and Jessamyn Support or headline: Headline Good crowd/bad crowd: Crowd was absolutely mental. I swear I saw a few people that jumped way too high in the mosh pit and hit their head and hand on the roof lights. Sold out. Packed and ready! Number of times seen band: 1 Crowd participation: When James stood up on the amps at the back of the stage everybody started screaming with excitement not only because of how rock ‘n’ Roll it looked and was, but how dangerous it could have been if he fell, which thankfully did NOT happen. Everyone in the crowd was having way too much fun and I could tell [...]

19 07, 2018

A.Swayze and The Ghosts Enmore Theatre Sydney Australia 31st May 2018

By |2018-07-19T09:20:14-04:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: Guest Author, Live Band Review, Live Concert Review|Tags: , , , |

A Swayze and the Ghosts – support for two big-name bands, and still nailed it! Gig date: 31st May 2018 Venue: Enmore Theatre, Newtown, Sydney, Australia Country of origin: Hobart, Australia Members: Andrew Swayze, Hendrik Puss Wipprecht, Zac Blain and Benjamin Simms Support or headline: Support for JET (Melbourne) Good crowd/bad crowd: Crowd seemed to be intrigued with Andrew’s dancing and the way he sings (which was great, very cool and unique) Everyone joined in by clapping when we were prompted to. Number of times seen band: 1 Crowd participation: I spoke to the band and they said that the crowd was absolutely fantastic. It was such a sight to see everyone having a blast as well as singing along to their music, which obviously made the band feel extremely happy as they had massive smiles across their faces for [...]

17 07, 2018

Hammer Switch Oxford Art Factory Gallery Sydney Australia 15th June 2018

By |2018-07-17T08:20:41-04:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Guest Author, Live Band Review, Live Concert Review|Tags: , , , |

Hammer Switch – turned it on to FULL power Gig date: 15th June 2018 Venue: Oxford Art Factory Gallery, Sydney, Australia Country of origin: Cronulla, Sutherland Shire, Sydney, Australia Members: Mitch, Angus, Chad, Blaise and Kurt Support or headline: Support act for White Bay (Sydney) Good crowd/bad crowd: Crowd was rockin’ out, headbanging, slaying the floor Number of times seen band: 1 Crowd participation: It seemed like everyone was in awe of Mitch’s voice because we al had our eyes and ears fixated on him and the band from the get-go. Note: #1The spell was cast, and we were all swept into the allure of the atmosphere within Hammer Switch musical ‘castle’. Because that’s exactly what it was like. Genre: Rock Rating: 8.5/10 guitars My review: Awesome stuff, very raw and 80’s like sound A mix of everyone from Ozzy [...]

15 07, 2018

Donate to Indie Music Bus

By |2018-09-21T10:57:07-04:00July 15th, 2018|Categories: Donations, Official|Tags: , , , |

Why Donate For many years now myself and the wife have been using our own money to front the costs of Indie Music Bus. We don't mind and even love doing it. However, as of late, our personal costs of living has gone up and helping our disabled family members with living expenses, has taken its toll. We can barely afford to run everything like before so we are asking if anyone would like to help a bit? It's not so bad that we will have to close down as of yet but it's darn close. Some of the costs come once a year and most of those charges hit all at once which amount to quite a large payment. If you can afford 1 dollar a month or a one time donation, any amount will make a difference! Our [...]

21 06, 2018

Why Proper Show Etiquette Can Pay Off

By |2018-06-20T20:03:40-04:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Gig Tips, Guest Author, Tips|Tags: , , , , |

Why Be Nice, Show Etiquette I recently played a show where the opening acts were so rude! They acted this way towards the sound man, venue, promoter and to me and the other act…the co-headliners of the show. They were so rude that it was noticeable to my friends and family who had come a long way to see the show. Before the door guy even let any fans inside the venue…the band sent someone to talk to me and asked if they could soundcheck before me, I had already been waiting for my soundcheck for over an hour at this point, the band said “It’ll only take 15 minutes.” I said “sure” and I waited. The band sound checked for over an hour. When they played…it was no better. They didn’t thank any of the openers before them, they didn’t [...]

19 06, 2018

Sons of the East Oxford Art Factory Sydney Australia 9th June 2018

By |2018-06-19T07:58:42-04:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Guest Author, Live Band Review, Live Concert Review|Tags: , , , |

Sons Of The East – a moonwalk on the bar, should tell you how good this was! Gig date: 9th June 2018 Venue: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, Australia Country of origin: Sydney, Australia Members: Jack, Nic and Daniel Support or headline: Headline Good crowd/bad crowd: Crowd was going mental, singing EVERY SONG! Number of times seen band: 1 Crowd participation: In the video I got for ‘California’ you can see everyone jumping up and down with their arms raised in the air, and from the first note you can hear everyone, in the crowd, singing in perfect pitch. Such a beautiful sound; when band and audience come together as one. Genre: Indie/ Folk and Acoustic Rating: 8/10 guitars My review: Personally I absolutely loved the Drake cover, it sounded so cool and gave out a really ‘sick’ vibe, everyone was [...]

18 06, 2018

Maverick The Fuse Box Factory Theatre Sydney Australia 2nd June 2018

By |2018-06-18T08:57:28-04:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Guest Author, Live Band Review, Live Concert Review|Tags: , , , , |

Maverick – Get into it, or get out of the way! These guys are real Punk Rockers! Gig date: 2nd June 2018 Venue: Fuse Box, Factory Theatre, Marrickville, Sydney, Australia Country of origin: Sydney, Australia Members: Marty, Jordan, Jack, Corey and Mitch Support or headline: Headline Good crowd/bad crowd: Crowd was going absolutely mungo!! Great atmosphere, great sound and an even greater band! Number of times seen band: 1 Crowd participation: Moshpits, singing, fistpumps, headbanging…. Oh and someone even picked up the rubbish bin and threw it into the audience.. Crazy huh!! In Punk-land; this is just what you’re after! Genre: Grit Punk Rating: 9/10 guitars My review: Light show was amazing Songs were great Stage presence was fantastic, You all moved around the stage like you owned it   Set List: Infinite State Of Mind Ten Seconds Apologies King [...]

15 06, 2018

Lazy Ghost The Lord Gladstone Sydney Australia 13th May 2018

By |2018-06-15T08:02:04-04:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: Guest Author, Live Band Review, Live Concert Review|Tags: , , , |

Lazy Ghost – smoother than Maple Syrup! Gig date: 13th May 2018 Venue: The Lord Gladstone, Chippendale, Sydney Country of origin: Whistler, Canada Members: Kyle, Evan, Sam and Jack Support or headline: Headline Good crowd/bad crowd: The crowd was in awe of them and everybody definitely loved their music, no doubt about that. (eh!) Number of times seen band: 1 Crowd participation: As much as you’d think everyone would be dancing, I only saw an older man (probably the grandfather of one of the boys, but I have no clue) dancing. He was going off, everyone turned their attention to him as he walked and danced around the whole venue (bare in mind it’s super small). No matter what his age; he (like us) was havin’ a great time. I could tell that he felt young again! We were all [...]

15 06, 2018

Advice from Whiplash PR & Management @Whiplashpr

By |2018-06-15T07:57:32-04:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: Sponsor, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Whiplash PR & Management   Introduction How do I take over 20 years of experience and mistakes and boil everything down to a blog. I started to think about where I spend most of my time these days when discussing press campaigns with potential clients and it all comes down to education. Most bands really have no idea what a publicist does and when they should hire a publicist. Plus, there are blogs on every site imaginable telling you what you HAVE to do to make it, or what you NEED to have before you outsource a publicist. Most, well 99% are wrong. It is confusing to most because of all the options out there: social media consultant, brand expert, radio rep, video marketing, tour manager, booking agent, music publisher and the list goes on and on. Well, I am [...]

14 06, 2018

Gold Member Oxford Art Factory Sydney Australia 19th May 2018

By |2018-06-14T08:40:32-04:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Guest Author, Live Band Review, Live Concert Review|Tags: , , , |

Gold Member – Yeah Baby!! Gig date: 19th May 2018 Venue: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney Country of origin: Sydney, Australia Members: Aaron, Angus and Jessie Support or headline: Support for The Lulu Raes (Sydney) Good crowd/bad crowd: such a good crowd, some people were pushing and pulling but that’s what you get at gigs, so either deal with it or don’t go J Number of times seen band: 2 Crowd participation: Singing, swaying their hips and running back and forth to the bar.. Fun times!! Genre: Electro- Skank Rating: 9/10 guitars My review: Angus owns the stage (see my video) he has some amazing + extremely funny dance moves and he just puts 100% into his performance. Such good songs, so catchy Lightshow was great Awesome to see a new band member (Jessie wasn’t in Gold Member when I last [...]