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  • Wire Announce 2014 Australian Tour Dates
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    Wire Announce 2014 Australian Tour Dates

    They don’t come more influential than English post punks Wire and now the seminal outfit are touring Down Under, last night announcing a 2014 visit to play Perth Festival, and this morning giving us own headlining shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide as well. Wire have been killing it since 1976, releasing their masterpiece

  • Wire – Change Becomes Us
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    Wire – Change Becomes Us

    Nigh out of spite for the arbiters who would say that punk was boneheaded and “anti-intellectual,” Wire produced one of the most formidable hat-tricks in music: Pink Flag (1977), Chairs Missing (1978) and 154 (1979). Taking an art school approach to punk music and a documentary approach to punk lyrics, the three albums combine to

  • Phillip Glass, Grinderman and Wire for MONA FOMA
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    Phillip Glass, Grinderman and Wire for MONA FOMA

    Tasmania’s MONA FOMA (Museum of Old and New Art Festival of Art and Music) has just released it’s first line-up announcement, and I’ll be buggered three ways from Hobart if it’s not mouth-wettingly amazing. Curated by Violent Femmes bassist Brian Ritchie, a Hobart resident himself, so far the line-up for 2011 boasts avant-garde minimalist composer

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