Photographer: Charlyn Cameron
- Stray Cats @ The Tivoli, Brisbane 26-27 February 2009
- Jackson Browne @ Brisbane Riverstage, 27 February 2009
- The Big O Festival @University of Queensland, 28 February 2009
- Amanda Palmer @ The Tivoli, 1 March 2009
- The Cat Empire @ The Tivoli, 12-13 March 2009
- Biffy Clyro @ The Arena, 25 March 2009
February Festival List 2009 Australia
Festival List March, April & May 2009 Australia
|MERCURY REV CONFIRMED TO SUPPORT COLDPLAY ON THEIR AUSTRALIAN TOUR, ALONG WITH DECODER RING.
THE VIVA LA VIDA TOUR KICKS OFF IN JUST SEVEN DAYS!
The “Countdown To Coldplay” is almost over, and with just seven days until the first Australian concert date, performing to 17,000 fans at Perth’s Burswood Dome, Coldplay have today announced that at their request, American rock band Mercury Rev will be joining the ‘Viva La Vida’ tour of Australia.
Continue reading MERCURY REV TO SUPPORT COLDPLAY ON THEIR AUSTRALIAN TOUR, ALONG WITH DECODER RING – Brisbane Entertainment Centre March 8th & 9th 2009
The Waifs @ The Tivoli, Brisbane – 18 February 2009 Photos
Support: Jez Mead
Photographer: Stuart Blythe
TZU ‘COVER UP MOTEL’ FAREWELL 2009 TOUR
|It’s been a magical past year for Melbourne’s hip-hop maestros TZU. Their Computer Love album stormed the ARIA Top 25, was nominated for the prestigious J Award (JJJ’s Album of the Year) and widely lauded by reviewers and fans alike. Throw in two sold out national tours and slots at a bevy of the country’s finest festivals, including crowning performances at the Falls and Big Day Out, and it was clearly a year to behold.|
If that was not enough, the boys embarked on a massive remix project which saw their peers remixing the entire Computer Love album.
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Review: San Valentino Bordello Show at The Globe, Brisbane 14 February 2009
Author: Lisa Lamb
Who knows when the fifties revival began? Maybe with *The Stray Cats* in the eighties, maybe in the seventies with Grease and Happy Days, or maybe The Wintersun Festival helping bring modern rockabilly rebels and greaser bands in to the limelight, such as Paulie & his Crazy Rhythm Boys, who opened the show on the foyer stage in authentic fifites style with thier double bass, duck tails, pants and guitars under the armpits. Some music is simply meant to be heard live, and rockabilly is one of them! The energy just makes you want to get up and shake to the rythm. It was like a scene from Back to the Future and this was the McFly band discovering Rock n Roll.
On the main stage The Wretched Villains stand out from the crowd sounding like an alternate gothic rock band from the late eighties, with influences from Nick Cave and Siouxie & the Banshees. Drawing upon the deep swamp blues and British post punk they produce a dark, classic and haunting sound giving a good contrast to the lightweight fifties sounds in the foyer.
Continue reading San Valentino Bordello Show @ The Globe, Brisbane 14 February 2009 – Review
- QUIKSILVER PRO SHOW Music Festival – Duranbah Beach, GOLD COAST – Saturday 7th March 2009
- Standup Comedy/ventriliquist Peanut and Jeff Dunham # 1 YouTube clip – Hillarious!
- Official music video for “Weird Al” Yankovic’s epic 11-minute long parody of “Trapped in the drive-thru”
- Noosa Festival of Surfing – Noosa Heads – 15 March 2009 To 22 March 2009
- Ideas Festival, Brisbane 25 March 2009 – 29 March 2009
|*** VENUE CHANGE IN BRISBANE – see below ***
The Living End raise the alarm for arena tour (see what I did there?)
Everyone’s favourite Australian alternative rockabilly punk rock band The Living End have announced a tour of the East Coast and Perth taking place over the four Fridays in May. “So what!” I hear you shout. Well, before I continue I’ll ask you to calm down. Calm now? Good. The unusual thing about this tour is that dates in Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth will be taking place in arenas. The tour will be the first time the Melbourne band has headlined an arena tour in Australia and will be the band’s only major city performances in 2009.
Coming along for the ride are Perth grunge act Gyroscope and blog buzz band (BBB?) Tame Impala. All four shows will be all-ages and for something quite unusual for arena shows, tickets will be under $60! The Living End will also be re-releasing White Noise with a bonus CD full of rare never released before tracks, and tickets buyers will be able to add the release onto the ticket price for a nominal fee. How’s that for service.
[photo: Stuart Blythe]
Continue reading The Living End, Raise The Alarm Tour May 2009
|“(New album) ‘Get Onboard’ offers further proof that Bibb is working at an extremely high level of artistry.” – Billboard Magazine
“A superb musician and performer.” – Q Magazine
“Bibb turned (his 2008 SXSW show) into a place of communion during his phenomenal set.” – Austin American-Statesmen
“A voice to die for.” – The Times
JOINED BY THE LEGENDARY PAIR OF DANNY THOMPSON ON DOUBLE BASS AND LARRY CROCKETT ON DRUMS.
(All dates except Darwin and Cairns)
|Jason Mraz might just apply for residency when he returns to our country in April – some say Australian’s can’t get enough of Jason Mraz, or is it Jason Mraz that just can’t get enough of Australia? Maybe it’s just one big love fest.|
To the delight of his fans, old and new, the San Diego singer-songwriter, garnering rave reviews around the world for his incredible live show is due to visit Australia this Easter, but this time with a handful of Grammy nominations, a number 3 single and platinum album under his belt.
Continue reading Jason Mraz Returns to Australia in April – Tour Announcement
Ani DiFranco @ The Tivoli, Brisbane – 4 February 2009 Photos
Photographer: Charlyn Cameron
Kaki King 2009 Australian Tour
|Thumping bass lines, tapping melodies, and slapping percussion on her guitar, Kaki King is a one-woman force sent to wreak acoustic havoc. She’s a riveting performer, combining jaw-dropping technique with unique compositions. Her playing has a passion and an edge that keeps her tenuously balanced, one foot in the acoustic world, the other in rock’n’roll.|
Kaki King Tours Dates:
19 Feb Ruby’s Lounge VIC
20 Feb The Corner Hotel VIC
21 Feb The Basement NSW
22 Feb The Zoo QLD
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Death Cab for Cutie Australian Tour, February 2009
|After their sold out Australian tour in August 2008, Billions Australia are pleased to announce the return of Death Cab for Cutie to Australian shores for a run of summer dates this February.
Kicking off the tour with an outdoor show in Fremantle, Death Cab for Cutie are then set to perform in intimate theatre surrounds in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
The year just past saw Death Cab for Cutie’s sixth studio album “Narrow Stairs”, debut at Number 6 on the ARIA Album Chart and an impressive Number 1 debut on the US Billboard Chart. “Narrow Stairs is rapidly approaching Gold sales (500,000) in their home country.
St Jerome’s Laneway Festival Photos, Brisbane 31 January 2009
Photographer: Kristen Ashton – Stillpixels.com
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