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Jun 8 2024

The Rions - Sweet Cocoon Tour

The Rions enter their next phase with ‘Sweet Cocoon’, arriving with the announcement of their latest national tour across late May/early June. Following another breakout year with their lovable debut EP Minivan, The Rions new release channels the stroppy in a sharp-tongued admission of self-preservation. Swinging on a coarse, near grunge guitar riff, ‘Sweet Cocoon’ symbolises the shield we employ in the moments that try us, the defences we utilise to push through. Self-assured against doubt or angst, ‘Sweet Cocoon’ trickles with nods to Room On Fire and AM, The Rions boast newfound grit in their unapologetic anthem. Through their debut EP, The Rions leaped from ‘ones to watch’ to in-demand status thanks to the steady worship of their audience and industry alike. Landing #38(Minivan), #40 (Scary Movies) and #71 (Take What You Want) in their third year of Hottest 100 entries,Minivan sought enduring praise. Rolling Stone Award nominations, back to back sell out tours from Melbourne’s Corner Hotel to Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory, praise across the ABC’s triplej, Unearthed and RAGE to their international debut conquering festivals and headline shows across Aotearoa / New Zealand earlier this year. Backed by a clear drive for consistent evolution The Rions continue to rise. Experience the fever across the Sweet Cocoon Tour.Brought to you by UCLivex and Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative.

19:00 - 23:30
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Oct 25 2024

Spiderbait - Black Betty 20th Anniversary Tour

Iconic Aussie rockers Spiderbait will hit the road with their Black Betty 20th Anniversary Tour this August, September and October, playing an extensive run of shows to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their seminal 2004 album, Tonight Alright and standout track, ‘Black Betty’.Recorded in California, Tonight Alright (2004) leant into the hard rock sound of the early-2000’s. The album debuted at No.14 on the ARIA Album Chart that year and featured the band’s most popular song to date, ‘Black Betty’.Renowned for their dynamic on-stage energy, Spiderbait are without doubt one of the country’s most beloved live acts. Most recently touring Australia in 2022, the trio shows no sign of slowing down, their intensity and camaraderie endearing them to fans right across the globe.“Spiderbait made a mighty lush sound… They played with an energising, steamrolling pace that never let up” – MusicFeeds“… a roaring set, high energy, pub/alt-rock, shouting and groovy” – The MusicThe story of Spiderbait is an unlikely but heart-warming one – three friends from a small Australian country town taking on the music scene, and emerging triumphantly thirty years later, friendship intact, and now one of the biggest and best rock bands on the national landscape.The trio’s popularity spans three decades and shows no signs of abating. They’ve released seven acclaimed albums and chalked up almost every Australian accolade possible, taking home multiple ARIA Awards, topping charts and becoming the first Australian band to take the crown in triple j’s prestigious Hottest 100 of 1996 with ‘Buy Me A Pony’.Australian rock ‘n roll royalty, and with a catalogue of music that’s distinctive and uncompromising, Spiderbait’s anticipated Black Betty 20th Anniversary Tour will see the band playing their greatest hits and celebrating their greatest hit of all.

18:30 - 23:30

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