GINGERFEST – The First Annual Ginger Ninja Punk Rock Festival – 1st Line up Announced

gingerfest Some of the most exciting punk and rock bands from across the nation have joined forces to form the stellar line-up for the inaugural ‘GINGERFEST’ fundraising event, to be held at Sydney’s Factory Theatre on Saturday December 6, 2014.

Gingerfest is an exceptional and highly anticipated all day event to raise money for Vision Australia in memory of Canberra man Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber, who was tragically murdered in late 2013. Known widely and affectionately as ‘The Ginger Ninja’, Nicholas was a long-time and much loved stalwart of the Canberra punk rock community. Event co-curator and close friend of Nicholas, Luke Griffis explains the concept: “The Ginger Ninja was more than just a friend to us, he was family, he was the heart and soul of our little music community. His legacy will live on. The best way we thought to remember would be just this, an annual punk rock festival. Celebrating his life with the thing he loved the most; music”
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Valtozash Bigband to play the New Globe Theatre, Brisbane – October 9, 2014

jazzkabanBehold Brisbanes newest and most brutal jazz orchestra, the Valtozash Bigband.

Recently described as ‘innovative but kind of messed up’, the band splices the textures and improvisation of jazz with the numerous styles of metal; thrash, grindcore, march, ambience, among others.

Under the oppression of Andre Bonetti, composer and electric-vibraphonist, Valtozash has among the hottest players in Brisbane and boasts a seven piece horn section.
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The Black Keys Turn Blue World Tour – Australian Dates Announced

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The Black Keys return to Australia off the back of their successful 8th full-length album Turn Blue.

As part of the Turn Blue World Tour, the band will perform in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. They will also headline Bluesfest Byron Bay and will be the first artists to play at the inaugural Rolling Green events, from A Day On The Green promoter Roundhouse Entertainment, at wineries in Victoria’s Yarra Valley and the Hunter Valley NSW.
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Bluesfest 2015 – First Line Up Announcement!

bluesfestBluesfest Byron Bay, the multi award winning 5 Day Festival, held annually over the Easter Long weekend just north of Byron Bay (EVENT DATES: Thu 2nd to Mon 6th of April, 2015) has released its first round of artists of what is going to be a series of sensational headlining announcements to be rolled out in the lead up to the 2015 Festival.

Announcement #1 features a beautifully selected choice of artists ranging from International heavyweights, National treasures to returning favourites plus some exceptional artists who will be making their Bluesfest debut in 2015.
The 26th Annual Bluesfest is now truly on its way!
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Calling All Cars announced as supports for Biffy Clyro Australian Tour

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Adding to a huge list of achievements over the past 12 months, including signing to independent label Cooking Vinyl (The Prodigy, Marilyn Manson) for the release of their third album, Calling All Cars have been hand picked to support Biffy Clyro on their upcoming Australian tour. The run of shows, which will kick off on September 4, will see both bands play to audiences in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth.
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The Smith Street Band Announce National Album Tour – November 2014

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Melbourne’s The Smith Street Band have announced they’ll hit the road this November to support their upcoming third full length, Throw Me in the River. No strangers to hosting international guests, this time they’ll bring along New Jersey’s indie-folk-punk sweethearts The Front Bottoms and English comrades Apologies, I Have None to round out a triple threat tour de force.
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Gossling Harvest Of Gold National Tour Announcement

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Gossling’s vocal quirkiness has set her apart from other contemporary artists, underpinned by music that has moved with the times; transitioning from a folky leaning to include elements of electronic synths and textures. Her debut album, “Harvest Of Gold” was undoubtedly one of 2013’s best Australian releases, (“Joyous, honest and dreamy” – Harper’s Bazaar). To celebrate her national tour she will release a special digital only edition of “Harvest of Gold” featuring a bonus EP of new and previously unreleased music, including her stunning covers of Everclear’s 90’s anthem ‘Santa Monica’ and Vance Joys’ hit single ‘Riptide’ [Video Below].
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The Short Fall release new single ‘Seasons’ [Stream]

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Central Queensland brothers The Short Fall have returned with a brand new song to sing through the seasons. Ryan and Angelo Conway, through their uncanny harmonies and flawless guitar abilities are ensuring that the regions in Queensland aren’t a barren cultural wasteland. Instead, their new song Seasons, is a beautiful reminder of the rich history of music emerging from the area.

‘Seasons’ is the brand new track from The Short Fall and it’s a beautiful, melancholic track about the passing of seasons with someone you love. It paints a masterful picture in the mind’s eye, a relationship lived through imagining the future together.
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The War On Drugs add new shows to sold out December 2014 tour

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Having sold out the first three nights of their December tour in under a week, The War On Drugs have announced two new shows due to overwhelming demand! A second Melbourne show will take place at 170 Russell on the 8th of December, and December 15th at the Metro Theatre in Sydney. Tickets are on sale now from www.handsometours.com.
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AQUA Greatest Hits Australian Tour 2014

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KillRockStar Big Dog Entertainment presents the elated Australian return of dance pop icons AQUA!

Danish pop stars AQUA return with their amazing live band to deliver all the massive hits that have made them a household name across the globe. With rave reviews and a string of 11 sold out shows across the country in 2012, Australian lovers of 90’s pop have another chance to relive some of the biggest moments in pop history!
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