Music News Round-Up 1/12/11

The East Brunswick Club’s days as a live music venue may be numbered, according to the Moreland Leader. According to the article an unnamed EBC staff member has : “Some of us have been told the last show is at the end of February…The old owners have sold it, they’re retiring and the new owners are developing it into a five-storey apartment block.’’ However Mess and Noise are reporting that this may not be the case.

It’ll be sad to see another venue go, especially as Melbourne’s newest venues are much smaller in size. On the bright side, a new venue is set to open in Northcote in 2012.


After the release of their second album Ceremonials, a nervous appearance on X Factor and a sponsored show in Sydney, Florence and the Machine will embark on an Australian tour early next year. The Melbourne show is a Rod Laver Arena, and as amazing as her voice is, it will be interesting to see how the arena sized shows go.

Thursday 17th May – Burswood Dome, Perth
Sunday 20th May – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Tuesday 22nd May – Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Thursday 24th May – Entertainment Centre, Sydney
Saturday 26th May – Riverstage, Brisbane
Monday 28th May – Vector Arena, Auckland

Speaking of large venues, I’m amazing Kanye West’s Big Day Out sideshows aren’t in arenas. Where else can you find a venue big enough for his ego?

After being dropped from the Big Day Out in Perth and Adelaide it’s strange that he sideshows are only in Sydney and Melbourne at this stage, as surely he is the main draw card for most of the Big Day Out demographic.  Soundgarden have also announced side- shows, but lol the 90s.

Friday 27th January – Sydney Entertainment Centre
Tuesday 31st January – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne

It looks like Faker are in struggletown with a low selling tour, line-up changes and limited radio play. Now they’re releasing their third album for free download. Not pay want you want, but 100% free.

From December 2 you can download their album Get Loved from the band’s website.


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