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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 [...]

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 [...]

13 06, 2018

The Kava Kings Chippo Hotel Sydney Australia 25th May 2018

By |2018-06-13T08:22:24-04:00June 13th, 2018|Categories: Guest Author, Live Band Review, Live Concert Review|Tags: , , , , , |

 The Kava Kings – From head banging to deep kisses: this is ‘sun-pop’ Gig date: 25th May 2018 Venue: The Chippo Hotel, Chippendale, Sydney Country of origin: Sydney, Australia Members: Tom, Chris, Nuge and Luke (Lola Scott is on keys but not in the band..) Support or headline: Headline Good crowd/bad crowd: God damn the crowd was going absolutely crazy. Everyone LOVED The Kava Kings, yes, including myself. Number of times seen band: 1 Crowd participation: Personally I think the minute when the band performed “Friends” (which was the whole reason for the tour mind you..) was when everyone went crazy. They were jumping up and down and I swear I saw someone hit their head on the roof of the venue (not a big venue at all). A lot of head banging, and some girls were (even) making out [...]

12 06, 2018

Papaya Tree Metro Theatre Sydney Australia 11th May 2018

By |2018-06-12T09:25:23-04:00June 12th, 2018|Categories: Guest Author, Live Band Review, Live Concert Review|Tags: , , , , |

Papaya Tree – Funk me dead, these guys are brilliant. Gig date: 11th May 2018 Venue: The Lair, Metro Theatre Sydney Country of origin: Sydney, Australia Members: Lee, Jack, Zac, Jordan, Alistair and Joe Support or headline: Support for Cosmic Spice (Sydney) Good crowd/bad crowd: Considering Papaya Tree were the first band of the night and the crowd consisted of about 20 people they did great. The crowd had loads of fun, dancing along to the great beats and you could tell the band was having so much fun because throughout their set all you could see was smiles beaming off their faces. Number of times seen band: 2 Crowd participation: As stated above, the crowd was dancing the whole way through their set, you could tell from the get-go that the gig was going to be a hit. Such [...]

11 06, 2018

Bloom The Record Crate Glebe Sydney Australia 12th May 2018

By |2018-06-11T15:18:43-04:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: Guest Author, Live Band Review, Live Concert Review|Tags: , , , |

Bloom – melodic SCREAMO’ my ears are still ringing Gig date: 12th May 2018 Venue: The Record Crate, Glebe Country of origin: Sydney, Australia Members: Jono, Jarod, Andrew, Oliver and Jack Support or headline: Support for Flicker (Western Sydney) Good crowd/bad crowd: WOW did everyone love Bloom or what???? I mean seriously every time Jono screamed the crowd screamed too. You knew at this moment in time you were in for an amazing night! Number of times seen band: 2 Crowd participation: The fact that every one in the crowd was trying to scream notes as long as Jono in my books would be quite a lot of participation, but there was also a lot of dancing which was cool to see. Genre: Melodic Hardcore Rating: 8/10 guitars My review: As much as hardcore music is NOT my thing, I [...]

5 06, 2018

Tom Proctor: “A Psychic Singing Mad Cowboy’s Incredible Journey from Guardians of the Galaxy and Backyard BBQ’s to Making of a ‘Working Man’, to Tom Proctor and The A-Listers” by Eileen Shapiro

By |2018-06-05T18:22:40-04:00June 5th, 2018|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Actor, singer, songwriter, cage-fighter and stuntman, Tom Proctor is currently best known for his role as Horuz in Guardians of the Galaxy and the role of Bidee in 12 Years A Slave, however he will be acclaimed shortly for his superb and overwhelming singing and prolific songwriting artistry. Occasionally in life you come across a rare individual who shines above others for their kindness or unparalleled distinctiveness, such is that of Tom Proctor. With 70 IMDB credits to his name, Proctor has appeared in many films and television series including: Nashville, Lawless, Justified, Django Unchained, and Westworld. In 2014 he won Best Actor in a Short Film at the Northeast Film Festival. He also won Best Actor in a short film at the 2018 Chandler International Film Festival. Currently Tom is engaged in three unique projects. There's an album soon [...]

16 05, 2018

Andy Michaels: Revisited

By |2018-05-14T19:13:50-04:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author|Tags: , , , , , , |

Australian singer/songwriter sings like an angel. He's a lyrical anomaly, and a phenomenal poet. He has just released a new full length album called "Revisited", an eclectic collection of inspiration. He defies genre bounties and has a fan for each song.... I shared questions with Andy regarding his music, his sensitivity and his compassionate way of creating music. The album is compelling and captivating and nearly addicting. .... You are very poetic, do you write your songs from "life" experiences? I guess most Artists are modern day Sponge Bobs (Haha, yes I have a 4yo daughter ! ) in that they absorb and reflect what is going on in their personal lives and what is going on around them. I am very sensitive and intuitive to that and am also very spiritual, although probably not in a strict religious sense. [...]

15 05, 2018

Paisley Fields: “OutLoud”

By |2018-05-14T19:04:43-04:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Queer Country sensation Paisley Fields with frontman James Wilson will be presenting and performing "OutLoud" a Queer Music Festival on Saturday June 2nd from 6pm to 12 midnight at Drom (85th and Ave A) in New York City. James is co-producing the event with Emily from Hot Rabbit", and the artists and bands include: Mal Blum, Russell Elliott' Lavender Country, Karen & The Sorrows, Wang Newton, Julia Weldon, Aviva Jayne and Paisley Fields.... I spoke with James Wilson who has recently released his new album "Glitter and Sawdust," and is currently touring the nation, including a Detroit Pride appearance, about the event..... What does it mean to you to be a part of "OutLoud", and why? I'm planning OutLoud with my friend Emily from Hot Rabbit. She and I have been wanting to put on a festival like this for [...]

13 05, 2018

How to Book Your Own Tours DIY @ROCassataMusic

By |2018-10-03T10:09:11-04:00May 13th, 2018|Categories: Gig Tips, Guest Author, Indie Music Support, Tips|Tags: , , , , |

by Ryan Cassata I booked my first tour, completely DIY style, when I was 15 years old. I wasn’t well-known at all in the music world and I didn’t have a big following, so there was no guarantee that I would pack out venues with screaming fans. All I had at the time were some videos of me performing live on YouTube. That was key, because venues could hear what I actually sounded like live without any vocal effects or edits. HOW DID I BOOK THIS TOUR? It’s important to note that I booked the tour months in advance, when venues still had tons of availability. Plan ahead because space fills up quickly! The first thing I did was map out the distance from city to city of all the places I wanted to stop and perform in. I was doing [...]