GALLERY: THE SONGS OF BOB DYLAN FEATURING THE JAMIE MARTENS BAND @ LIZOTTE’S – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6TH 2017

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Gallery: The Songs of Bob Dylan Show, Local musician Jamie Martens assembled an elite group of talented local Musicians bringing the Songs of Bob Dylan and portray to the sell-out audience these songs like nobody else can with his special unique style. With support provided by local talent Michael Passfiel, Jamie playing acoustic guitar and harmonica. Phil Boon on Bass, Mandolin and vocals. …

NARARA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 – FIRST LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT!

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The crew at Narara Music Festival have dropped the first round of Narara 2018 artists and it has got us more than a little excited here at The Swamphouse, with five killer bands and artist announced including Ash Grunwald, Dallas Frasca,  Shaun Kirk, Arcades and Lions plus a full set of classic Jimi Hendrix tunes from the Steve Edmonds Band. Early bird tickets are on sale now, starting at …

THE BLACK SEEDS ARE AUSTRALIA BOUND ON THEIR HEADLINE ‘FABRIC, ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR

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In September of this year, New Zealand’s The Black Seeds released their highly anticipated sixth studio album Fabric. The album reached #3 on the US Billboard Reggae Charts, #3 on the ARIA Jazz & Blues Charts and #4 on New Zealand’s Album Charts – drawing acclaim from critics and fans around the globe. The South Pacific reggae-soul legends have shared …

AUSSIE ROCK ICONS THE CHURCH ANNOUNCE ‘MAN WOMAN LIFE DEATH INFINITY’ NATIONAL TOUR

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Aussie rock icons The Church have announced a national tour to celebrate the release of their new album ‘Man Woman Life Death Infinity’, which is to be released Friday, October 6th. The tour will run through November and December, with a show set for Newcastle at Lizotte’s on Wednesday, December 6th. One of the most indelible, progressive and passionately admired rock bands …

CASS EAGER ‘AIN’T NO STOPPING ME’ SINGLE LAUNCH @ THE STAG – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27TH

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Cass Eager has a brand new beat and she’s hitting the road with her band this October to send new single ‘Ain’t No Stopping Me’ off into the world. With a show right here in Newcastle at the fabulous Stag & Hunter Hotel, set for Friday, October 27th. Some artists take a hiatus to write, some to travel, and others …

TOM PETTY 1950-2017

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By: David (DOS) O’Sullivan Iconic American singer, songwriter and guitarist Tom Petty passed away earlier today in Los Angeles following major cardiac arrest aged 66. Born in Gainsville, Florida on October 20th, 1950, the first of two sons to Earl and Kitty Perry, he discovered rock and roll at an early age, but it was seeing the Beatles perform on …

COLIN HAY ANNOUNCES EAST COAST SHOWS ON ‘FIERCE MERCY’ TOUR

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Scottish born singer-songwriter Colin Hay has today announced he is returning to Australia with his band for an East Coast tour commencing on 31 January at the Tivoli in Brisbane. Hay, best known as the frontman for Australian hitmakers Men at Work, has received renewed acclaim for his troubadour-style solo career with the release of his acclaimed new album, Fierce …

FLICKERTAIL RELEASE CREATIVE LITTLE MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING BRUNETTE BARBIE AND BLOND KEN!

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Flickertail has dropped the seriously clever official music video for their brand new single, Talk, the first track lifted from their forthcoming EP, Hurry Up and Wait, slated for release in early 2018 through Golden Robot Records. Featuring the one and only, Barbie and her (boyfriend?) Ken, Talk is a creative little video, with the serious undertone of a dysfunctional …

PALACE OF THE KING SIGN GLOBAL DEAL WITH GOLDEN ROBOT RECORDS

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Palace of the King is the latest indie rock band to join powerhouse independent record label, Golden Robot Records, inking a worldwide deal for their upcoming album and joining the likes of Dizzy Reed, Rose Tattoo, The Superjesus, Mi-Sex, Toe to Toe, Kilbey Kennedy, Ben Gillies, The Heartache State, The Cherry Dolls, The Lockhearts, High Tropics and more. Known for …

TONIGHT ALIVE ANNOUNCE ‘BACK TO BEGINNINGS’ HEADLINE TOUR 2017

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Sydney’s own TONIGHT ALIVE are heading home and to celebrate they’ve announced a very special Australian headline tour. Kicking off on October 31 at The Basement in Canberra, and with a show right here in Newcastle at The Cambridge Hotel on Friday, November 3rd. This run of dates will see Tonight Alive go back to where it all began and revisit all the rooms they …