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Disappointed Fans Accuse Amity Affliction Of Not Miming And Performing All Instruments ‘Live’

Disgruntled fans took to social media last night to express outrage over the lack of backing tracks and live vocals during the performance of post-melodic-emo-metalcore band, Amity Affliction in Townsville. The band have been playing sell out shows on their ongoing regional tour but many have lamented that the group appeared to have been performing all instruments and vocals live during the concert without the use of overdubs or even autotune. Dave “Wart” Warters spoke to From Our Streets after the Townsville show. “There weren’t even triggers on the drums…

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Melbourne Venue To Serve Drinks Exclusively From Shoes

A Melbourne live music venue has come under fire for deciding to move to serving drinks exclusively from shoes. The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has called plans by the Footscray venue “dangerous and foolhardy” but patrons have been quick to point out the benefits of shoe based receptacles. Karl Moore told From Our Streets “Invariably people would knock back a few and there was danger of being glassed. Now all you have to worry about is getting slapped with a soggy shoe”   The pub has refused to comment but…

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Closure In Moscow Deny Links To Trump ‘Golden Shower’ Parties in Russia

Melbourne rockers, Closure In Moscow have been forced to issue a statement after a leaked US intelligence briefing specifically named the post-mosh-metal-prog-alternative five piece as being directly linked to Trump and his alleged ‘golden shower’ parties in Moscow, Russia. Lead vocalist, Christopher de Cinque, released a statement on twitter saying “Fake News from big losing main stream media. Tremendous lies. Sad” The comments follow a week of tension in which the security services briefed President Obama on what was described as ‘compelling evidence of continued and inappropriate contact between Closure…

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Julie Bishop Rorts Travel Allowance To Throw Food At Poor People

Foreign Minister and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, Julie Bishop has come under scrutiny for using her travel allowance to attend the annual European Purging Festival. The Purging Festival dates back to the early 1500’s where noble families would parade the poor and homeless at which they would throw spoiled food. Bishop charged the tax payer over $10,000 to fly herself and partner to the festival where she also took the opportunity to purchase a castle in the south of France. The Foreign Minister’s office released a statement late…

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Daft Punk Refused Entry To Ballarat Servo

Police were called to the Doveton Street Service Station in Ballarat on the weekend when a scuffle ensued after Daft Punk were denied entry to purchase fuel. The incident occurred at 3pm after Shell Service Station employee refused access to the chart topping duo. The clerk at the time, Warren “Wazza” Roberts, told From Our Streets “It wouldn’t matter if you were Slipknot or Kiss, our servo policy is clear about face coverings” Daft Punk are regulars of the city who often spend their down time holidaying in Ballarat and…

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Booking Agents Worry Fewer Opportunities For ‘Dead Musician’ Tribute Shows In 2017

Booking agents around the country are worried that 2017 will see fewer musicians dying and a resulting downturn in demand for tribute nights/bands. David Stewart from the Sydney “They’re Still Here” booking agency, who specialise in booking tribute bands spoke to FOS about the fear that’s gripping the industry. DS “I think the industry has only started to come to the realisation that 2016 was just an extra special moment in time… by this time last year we’d already seen the demise of Lemmy (Motorhead) and Natalie Cole. We knew…

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Live Nation Buy Controlling Stake In Toilet At Local Park

In what has probably been the worst kept secret in the Australian Music Industry, promoters Live Nation Australasia have purchased a 51% controlling stake in a toilet at a local park. In a move that is widely seen as a consolidation of Live Nation’s recent dominance of the Australian Music industry the toilet acquisition caps off a spending spree by Live Nation over the last 12 months. The international mega conglomerate recently announced their purchase of the Splendour In The Grass and Falls Festivals along with their parent touring arm,…

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Alison Wonderland DJ Set Ruined When Spotify Ads Play Between Songs

Alison Wonderland’s DJ set, at Sydney’s Candy’s Apartment nightclub, was ruined on Thursday when Spotify Ads continually played between songs. The set started around 11pm but quickly crowds were stunned when a Spotify Add played at the end of Wonderland’s hit song I Want U. Ads continued to play every second or third song from that point. Ashley Sullivan who attended the event took to social media after the show expressing her outrage “Wat da Fuk! I just shelved a couple dingas before the AW set. Instead of bangaz got…

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