Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Big O

You can already guess what this is about, given that the NME spent all of thirty seconds putting two bad photos of Liam and Noel Gallagher together:

"Stop fucking about the drinks are on me"

Liam Gallagher has reached out to his brother Noel for an Oasis reunion, saying that he forgives him.

The ex-Oasis frontman wrote on Twitter on Thursday (19 July) that he wants the band to reunite after their split in 2009.

They're not getting back together until they decide that they need the money, and then they'll do it and it will be glorious and sad at the same time.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

How Do You Release a Four Hour Bootleg?

This is way more Bruce Springsteen than most people can probably handle:

Bruce Springsteen has released the full, 4-hour performance of his June 7th, 1978 gig at Los Angeles’ Roxy.

The bootleg recording of the show was released through his ongoing archival live series, which has featured shows from 1977 all the way through to 2017.

This 1978 gig proved particularly popular among fans after it initial broadcast on KMET-FM Los Angeles. It has never been given an official release until now – you can buy it here.

Welcome to the show that never ends, I guess. 

Every artist should have a website like Bruce Springsteen. Want to buy an old show? Even one that went on for four hours? You got it.

Really. It's yours for less that $25 bucks. How cool is that?

This reminds me of one of the greatest lines from Bruce McCulloch: "Our love is like a Bruce Springsteen concert. It's not that great, it's really long, but, wow! What energy."

Friday, July 6, 2018


The Church are going to tour Australia and New Zealand this fall, and this round of shows will feature their unparalleled Starfish album, played in its entirety:

An Evening with The Church begins at Wollongong’s Anita’s Theatre on Friday 23 November; touring theatres in Newcastle, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Auckland and Adelaide before concluding at Perth’s Concert Hall on Sunday 9 December.

An Evening with The Church will see one of Australia’s most iconic bands celebrating their most successful album on its 30th anniversary as well as a host of greatest hits. Fans are urged to secure tickets early to avoid missing out on this unforgettable experience!

Presented by Frontier Touring
Begins: Tuesday 10 July (12noon AEST)
Ends: Wednesday 11 July (12noon AEST)
(or until pre-sale allocation exhausted)

Begins: Friday 13 July (12noon local)

Friday 23 November        
Anita’s Theatre | Wollongong, NSW

All Ages | Ph: 136 100

Saturday 24 November  

NEX: The Arena | Newcastle, NSW
All Ages | Ph: 1300 762 545
     Sunday 25 November        
QPAC Concert Hall | Brisbane, QLD

All Ages | Ph: 136 246
Friday 30 November
State Theatre | Sydney, NSW

All Ages | Ph: 136 100
Saturday 1 December
Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC
All Ages | Ph: 136 100
Sunday 2 December
Royal Theatre | Canberra, ACT
All Ages | Ph: 132 849
Tuesday 4 December
Spark Arena (Theatre Mode) | Auckland, NZ
All Ages | Ph: 136 100
Friday 7 December
Thebarton Theatre | Adelaide, SA
All Ages | Ph: 136 100
Sunday 9 December
Perth Concert Hall | Perth, WA
All Ages | Ph: 136 100
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Having seen them play songs from Starfish live, I can tell you, do not miss this chance to see them show their magnificent chops and their elegant power in a live theater setting. This is the way to see the band--in what looks to be a selection of impressive venues. I write this not because some people are going to jump at the chance to go; I write this so that anyone sitting on the fence will see the wisdom of attending what promises to be a show with incredible range and dynamics. 

I assume they will find a way to take this show to America. If not, then there will be something equally wonderful to hear when they make it back to the states. The anniversary of Priest=Aura is a mere three and a half years away.