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Queenscliff Music Festival 2010 Launch

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Sleepy, seaside fishing village gets its loudest wakeup call yet as Pikelet helps launch the first of the line up and some exciting new developments for the 14th annual Queenscliff Music Festival.

The first round of artists for this year’s Queenscliff Music Festival have been revealed as well as a number of exciting, new announcements at a special launch event on Tuesday 10th August, held at Melbourne’s Transit Lounge, where the incomparable girl-with-the-loop-pedal, Evelyn Morris aka.Pikelet, dangled the musical carrot with a Festival preview performance.The 2010 festival line up when completed will deliver over 80 acts presenting 150 performances in 13 venues across Queenscliff on the weekend of 26-27-28 November.

Today’s Queenscliff Music Festival media launch included a set by the charming PIKELET.

Photographer: CARBIE WARBIE

Direct from 3 years of staging large scale concerts in Macau and 10 years at the USA’s Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, New Festival Director, Michael Carrucan, has added a new stage called The Crossing Stage, and ensured everything kicks off on an ultra high note with The Lighthouse Stage opening a day earlier to encompass the Friday night. Continue reading Queenscliff Music Festival 2010 Launch

MM9 ‘Let It Take Over’ National Tour 2010

  Sydney based genre defying MM9 are about to hit the road to celebrate the release of their latest single ‘Let It Take Over’ and tickets are selling fast! The boys are fresh from the national tour with Karnivool as the main support, which won them rave reviews across the country from fans and critics alike.

MM9 is a band whose versatility is matched only by the sheer potency of their stage presence. While maintaining a tireless schedule of touring throughout 2008/2009, MM9 finally released their highly anticipated first full length album ‘The Air Between’ in March, achieving at Top 10 AIR Chart debut. Constantly looking forward, always evolving, MM9 are a band to listen to, witness, and lose yourself in.

‘The Air Between’ uniquely combines elements of heavy rock and electro, littered with guitar-driven melodies and was mixed by Mike Barbiero (Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Anthrax) and co-produced by Daniel Sutherland and Evan McHugh.
It’s an ambitious project, and one that further solidifies the hard-edge electro-rockers as one of Australia’s most exciting
and unique musical propositions in recent times.

“By the end of their set, they had clearly won over a sizable amount of the audience, who whooped and cheered graciously, chuffed from having witnessed such a clean set delivered with no frills or spills” – BMA Mag

MM9’s ‘Let It Take Over’ Tour: Tickets on sale now
Friday, 10 September 2010
Kiama Leagues Club, Kiama, NSW
139 Terralong St, Kiama, NSW 2533
W/ Fires Were Started, The Sacred Truth, One Dark Day, Drowning Bella
$12.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $15.00 On the Door If Available.
Tickets available from www.mm9.oztix.com.au, Oztix phonecharge 1300 762 545 or and all Oztix outlets and the venue

Saturday, 11 September 2010 – SELLING FAST!
The Maram, Canberra, ACT
Level 1, Unit 9, 38 Gartside Street, Wanniassa ACT 2903
W/ Escape Syndrome, Super Best Friends
$14.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $17.00 On the Door If Available
Tickets available here – Moshtix

Friday, 17 September 2010 – SELLING FAST!
The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW
64 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2011
W/ The Dead Love, Chemical Transport
$15.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $18.00 On the Door If Available
Tickets available here – Moshtix

Saturday, 18th September 2010 – SELLING FAST!
Revolver Upstairs, Melbourne, VIC
229 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181
W/ Head Filled Attraction, Bellusira
$15.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $18.00 On the Door If Available
Tickets available here – Moshtix

Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Club Coffs, Coffs Harbour, NSW
59 – 61 West High Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
W/ Matty Effin Morrison, The Outcome
$14.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $17.00 On the Door If Available
Tickets available from www.mm9.oztix.com.au, Oztix phonecharge 1300 762 545 or and all Oztix outlets

Thursday, 23 September 2010
Miami Tavern, Gold Coast, QLD
2049 Gold Coast Highway, Miami, QLD 4220
W/ Felinedown, End To Chivalry
$14.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $17.00 On the Door If Available.
Tickets available from www.mm9.oztix.com.au, Oztix phonecharge 1300 762 545 or and all Oztix Outlets

Friday, 24 September 2010 – SELLING FAST!
The Step Inn, Brisbane, QLD
186 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
W/ Felinedown, Arctic, Perspectiv
$14.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $17.00 On the Door If Available.
Tickets available from www.mm9.oztix.com.au, Oztix phonecharge 1300 762 545 or and all Oztix outlets

Saturday, 25 September 2010
B&S Ball, Goondawindi, QLD
Goondiwindi Showground
W/ Grinspoon
Corner of Boundary Road and Old Cunningham Hwy, Goondawindi, QLD 4390
Tickets and information available from www.thepluckedduck.org.au

Friday, 1 October 2010 – SELLING FAST!
Enigma Bar, Adelaide, SA
173 Hindley Street, Adelaide SA 5000
W/ The Killlgirls, thekillbotfactory
$14.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $17.00 On the Door If Available.
Tickets available from www.mm9.oztix.com.au, Oztix phonecharge 1300 762 545 or and all Oztix outlets and Venuetix
phonecharge 08 8225 8888 or www.venuetix.com.au

Saturday, 2 October 2010 – SELLING FAST!
Amplifier Bar, Perth, WA
383 Murray St Perth, WA 6000
W/ The Siren Tower, I, Said Sparrow
$14.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $17.00 On the Door If Available.
Tickets available from www.mm9.oztix.com.au, Oztix phonecharge 1300 762 545 or and all Oztix outlets and Moshtix
outlets, phonecharge 1300 438 849 or www.moshtix.com and Heatseeker outlets, Heatseeker phonecharge 08 6210
2850 or www.heatseeker.com.au

Thursday, 4 November 2010
The Harp Hotel, NSW
Tickets available here – Moshtix

Friday, 5 November 2010
Manly Fisho’s, NSW
Tickets available here – Moshtix

Saturday, 13 November 2010 – SELLING FAST!
Cambridge Hotel, NSW
Tickets available here – Moshtix

“I found their mixture of fast-paced electro/rock/dance music irresistible” – The Point Brisbane

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Michael Paynter ‘Love The Fall’ EP Launch – September 2010

  Michael Paynter ‘Love The Fall’ EP Launch

2 Sept 2010 – Prince Bandroom VIC
9 Sept 2010 – Notes Newtown NSW

The musical evolution of Michael Paynter has been a series of obsessive love affairs. At the age of 7 it was the piano, at age 12 it was the guitar, and by the age of 15 he was crashing through a set of drums.

It’s a natural progression that, at the age of 24, the Melbourne-born singer, lyricist, and multi-instrumentalist has harnessed his talents to release his debut EP Love The Fall.

Continue reading Michael Paynter ‘Love The Fall’ EP Launch – September 2010

Children Collide ‘Theory Of Everything’ Tour – September 2010

  In a move set to unite theorists and mystics of the world, Children Collide return with their highly anticipated second album, Theory Of Everything (out 27 August 2010).

The Theory of Everything, a piece of theoretical physics that attempts to explain all the fundamental interactions of nature and the universe, has formed the title for the album.

Whilst the divine powers of the tarot’s major arcana inspired the Melbourne bands latest album. Continue reading Children Collide ‘Theory Of Everything’ Tour – September 2010

Scott Mellis to perform only Melbourne show for 2010 at The Toff in Town

  Following his 2009 #1 placing of over 10,000 acts competing in the Triple J Unearthed Competition Scott Mellis has been busy opening for Jason Mraz and Tom Morello in Los Angeles after being spotted playing an impromptu acoustic set at a clothing store in Austin while in town for the SXSW music festival. Now he returns to Melbourne for his first (and last) show in the city for 2010 at The Toff on August 24.

Scott Mellis is a 23 year old singer/songwriter from Caloundra originally, moving to Melbourne at 19. Scott Mellis caught the attention of the local music community quickly on his arrival earning a reputation as an eclectic songwriter and performer. This reputation led to Mellis opening for visiting acts including UK folk-rock legend Richard Thompson, as well as Serena Ryder, Brett Dennen, Jeff Martin (Canada), Fink (UK,) and Joseph Arthur (US).

Continue reading Scott Mellis to perform only Melbourne show for 2010 at The Toff in Town

Crowded House ‘Intriguer’ Tour – November 2010

Crowded House, some of Australasia’s favourite sons and one of the most exceptional and enduring bands worldwide, will embark on a national tour this November, celebrating and enjoying the release of the new album ‘Intriguer’.

Returning to Australia following tours of the UK, Europe and US, where the live reviews have been incredible and performances tearing the house down at every venue, the band have been touring in support of their new album ‘Intriguer’. The Crowdies will be on stage for two hours… and more, delivering music the way no other band can with charismatic, hit-fuelled shows for which they are renowned for around the globe. Continue reading Crowded House ‘Intriguer’ Tour – November 2010

Lloyd Spiegel @ East Brunswick Club, Melbourne 30/7/10 “Album Launch Tangled Brew” – Photo Gallery

Photographer: Amy Skinder
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Lloyd Spiegel @ East Brunswick Club 30/7/10 “Album Launch Tangled Brew”
With support Shaun Kirk

Photos | Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival 2010

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Artists: Dan Dinnen , Collard Greens & Gravy , Brian Fraser , Jeff lang , Grant Cummerford , Liz Stringer , Andrea Marr
Event: Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival 2010 – July 2010

SOUNDWAVE RETURNS, BIGGER, BETTER & GOING WHERE NO FESTIVAL HAS GONE BEFORE.

There used to be a saying at Soundwave that no one band is bigger than the festival …

That saying will be tested in 2011 as we proudly announce a rare chance to see rock legends IRON MAIDEN as the headline artist for next years festival. Maiden are one of the few artists that inspire loyalty and worship by a constantly growing army that spans several generations of not only fans, but other rock musicians ranging from todays biggest metal bands to pop icons.

What makes Iron Maiden unique amongst their peers is that the band has never lost their creative touch and their ability to deliver album after album of greatness. Just when you would think there cannot be another hitherto undiscovered original yet amazing guitar riff; Maiden turn up with another album full of new classics to add to metal and rocks greatest back
catalogue.

Only a fool would bet against the bands upcoming album, The Final Frontier, being anything less than a masterpiece. Only a fool would bet against Iron Maiden, period.

Maiden will be bringing with them the full stage production that featured in their hugely successful recent tour of North America, where they played to almost 400,000 fans over the 25 shows. And of course that includes Eddies
latest incarnation..!!

Joining our gargantuan headliners is a cast of rock, punk and metal luminaries, headed by the regal guitar rock of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, metal gods SLAYER, indie pioneers PRIMUS, the incomparable SLASH and fifty or so other international artists who form the who is who of cutting edge music for the coming decade.

And that is just the 1st announcement…

IRON MAIDEN ARENA SHOWS
Iron Maidens appearances at Soundwave are part of their Final Frontier World Tour and the band will also play two extra arena shows in Melbourne (Feb 23) and Sydney (Feb 24) prior to the start of Soundwave. For more details please
see below-

We promised our Australian fans in 2008 that it would not take too long to return and we are delighted to have not only kept our promise but also to be headlining Australias greatest Metal Festival, Soundwave, along with a couple of arena shows beforehand to rev up the batteries!! To say that we are greatly looking forward to this is a major understatement, with so many great bands in the Soundwave line up this promises to be one hell of an event!! – Bruce Dickinson
WEDNESDAY 23 FEBRUARY

MELBOURNE, HISENSE ARENA

www.ticketek.com.au 132 849

THURSDAY 24 FEBRUARY
SYDNEY, ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
www.ticketmaster.com.au 136 100
Special presales will be available to Maiden fan club members from Tuesday
10 August Midday to Wednesday 11 August 5pm go to www.ironmaiden.com
for more details.
General Public on sale: Thursday 12 August, 9am.

SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL VENUES AND DATES

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2011
SATURDAY 26 BRISBANE, RNA SHOWGROUNDS
SUNDAY 27 SYDNEY, EASTERN CREEK RACEWAY
FRIDAY 4 MELBOURNE, SHOWGROUNDS
SATURDAY 5 ADELAIDE, BONYTHON PARK
MONDAY 7 PERTH, STEEL BLUE OVAL

To be eligible for the Soundwave Festival members pre sale you must be
registered as a member on the Festival website www.soundwavefestival.com


Soundwave members pre sale:
Tuesday 17 August 9am, Brisbane
Wednesday 18 August 9am, Sydney
Thursday 19 August 9am, Melbourne
Friday 20 August 9am, Adelaide and Perth

General Public on sale: Thursday 26 August, 9am
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CONCRETE BLONDE – 20 Years of ‘Bloodletting’ Australian Tour – October 2010

  CONCRETE BLONDE
20 Years of Bloodletting: “The Vampires Rise”

Concrete Blonde will return to Australia to perform and celebrate the music of their classic album ‘Bloodletting’ and other essential songs featured throughout the Concrete Blonde album catalogue which includes; Concrete Blonde, Free, Walking In London and Mexican Moon.

From the release of their eponymous album back in 1986, the music of Concrete Blonde gained a loyal audience in Australia with their popularity increasing with the release of each album and subsequent tours. In June 1990 the track ‘Joey’ from the album ‘Bloodletting’ found them at the top of the Australian singles chart; confirming them as one of the favourite touring acts of that year and ensuring future and frequent tours of Australia for the following fifteen years. Midway through 2006 the band announced that they had ‘retired’ from touring and recording. Continue reading CONCRETE BLONDE – 20 Years of ‘Bloodletting’ Australian Tour – October 2010

RIHANNA: LAST GIRL ON EARTH TOUR – February/March 2011


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Optus and Michael Coppel present Rihanna live in concert around Australia this summer in her ‘LAST GIRL ON EARTH’ tour.

The iconic multi-platinum, multi-award winning global megastar, Rihanna will make her highly anticipated return to Australia in February and March 2011 for her first shows here since 2008.

Tickets go on general public sale at 9am Friday August 20, with pre-sales commencing August 9.
Continue reading RIHANNA: LAST GIRL ON EARTH TOUR – February/March 2011

Washington ‘I Believe You, Liar’ Tour – August-September 2010


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I Believe You Liar – Washington
  “I see them as sonic Polaroids, they all belong together.” That’s how Megan Washington assesses her stunning debut album, I Believe You, Liar (out 30 July 2010): a series of snapshots spanning 24 years, taking in everything from family to friends, crushes to heartbreak, trust, love, loss, lust, guilt, joy and everything in between. The album features Washington favourites Cement, Clementine, How To Tame Lions, Rich Kids and the new single Sunday Best.

Sunday Best is a story about lust and breaking up; Meg says “it just basically sounds like ‘I wanna have sex with you’ – which is, really, what it’s about”.

On July 30, Washington release their album with a sunset gig at Splendour In The Grass. Their performance will mark the beginning of a national tour celebrating the release of their album, and what promises to be one of the best Australian tours of the year!

Continue reading Washington ‘I Believe You, Liar’ Tour – August-September 2010

Stereosonic 2010 – Venue and Lineup Announcement

 

Saturday 27th Nov – SYDNEY – Sydney Showgrounds – Main Arena & Surrounds
12pm-11pm (Gates open 11:45am) – Buy Tickets

Sunday 28th Nov – PERTH* – Claremont Showground
12pm-10pm (Gates open 11:30am) – Buy Tickets

Saturday 4th Dec – ADELAIDE – Bonython Park
12pm-10pm (Gates open 11:45am) – Buy Tickets

Saturday 4th Dec – MELBOURNE – Melbourne Showgrounds
12pm-10pm (Gates open 11:45am)- Buy Tickets

Sunday 5th Dec – BRISBANE – RNA Showgrounds
12pm-10pm (Gates open 11:45am) – Buy Tickets

Continue reading Stereosonic 2010 – Venue and Lineup Announcement

Band Of Horses @ Palace, Melbourne – 27th July 2010 with Mike Noga & The Gentlemen Of Fortune – Photo Gallery

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Band of Horses is Ben Bridwell, Creighton Barrett, Ryan Monroe, Tyler Ramsey and Bill Reynolds. Though the band formed in Seattle, the gents hail from the southeastern United States, specifically the Carolinas. ‘Infinite Arms’ is the follow up to the critically acclaimed ‘Everything All The Time’ (2006) and ‘Cease to Begin’ (2007), and marks the recording debut of Ramsey and Reynolds, both long time touring members of the group. The band have become a

cohesive force with all members making invaluable contributions to the unmistakable sound that Bridwell has crafted since the band’s inception. As Bridwell himself concedes, “in many ways, this is the first Band of Horses record.”
Continue reading Band Of Horses @ Palace, Melbourne – 27th July 2010 with Mike Noga & The Gentlemen Of Fortune – Photo Gallery