Category Archives: Melbourne

Barb Jungr to Tour Australia – September 2010

Critical praise for Barb Jungr’s live performances and 2010 studio album, The Men I Love: The New American Songbook:

“Barb Jungr’s voice has established her as a superlative interpreter of the great song-books”
Independent on Sunday

“A quiet revelation… her sensual performance casts the songs in a fresh light” The Times

“Magnificent …Jungr’s voice is truly a thing of wonder.” The Daily Express

Barb Jungr, the much-revered vocalist, composer and songwriter arrives in Australia for a September 2010 national tour taking in the Noosa Jazz Festival, The Salon at the Melbourne Recital Centre, The Basement in Sydney, and many more dates. Continue reading Barb Jungr to Tour Australia – September 2010

The Art of The Nightmare Before Christmas : ACMI, Melbourne from July 18th 2010 [Free event]

  The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) launches a free Sunday Talks program to coincide with Tim Burton: The Exhibition, beginning with an insight into a Burton favourite, The Nightmare Before Christmas, on Sunday 18 July.

The program brings together artists and composers whose work has a particular relationship to the work of Tim Burton with commentators who will lead discussion about Burton’s work.

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VIOLENT SOHO Supports announced!

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  Brisbane-reared, Brooklyn-based noise merchants Violent Soho are back in Australia this month, playing long awaited homecoming dates to celebrate the release of their self titled new album.

Lead single ‘Jesus Stole My Girlfriend’ has won some solid support on Australian radio and has reached the Billboard Top 40 rock songs chart and the Canadian Top 20 airplay chart.

Violent Soho’s already famed, explosive live shows have been further honed on back to back US & UK tours with Dinosaur Jr, Built to Spill, AFI and The Bronx. If these shows weren’t already going to be loud enough, Scul Hazzards and Butcher Birds will be joining the guys on all dates, which is set to make them some of the most talked about and raucous in 2010.

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Kids In Glass Houses join You Me At Six and The Audition Tour

  In the last two years, it’s impossible to think of another British band who have emerged with more force than Kids In Glass Houses.

The charismatic quintet has found accolades and an ever growing legion of fans wherever they turn.

On the back of European tours with Paramore, New Found Glory and Fall Out Boy, Kids In Glass Houses were also named as one of The Hottest New Bands On The Planet’ by Kerrang! Magazine and won the Welsh Music Award for ‘Best New Band. However it’s their sophomore album ‘Dirt’ that has catapulted them on to the world stage…”’Dirt’ is an absolute monster of an album. If there’s any justice, this will be the album where the world sits up and takes notice.” – Punktastic Continue reading Kids In Glass Houses join You Me At Six and The Audition Tour

Midnight Juggernauts make their Lifeblood Flow

  Midnight Juggernauts return with their next single ’Lifeblood Flow’ from their highly acclaimed second album, The Crystal Axis. A dazzling lesson in how electronic-pop should be made, ’Lifeblood Flow’ is like something out of a 70s sci-fi epic – walls of sound and all. With a chorus so immediately affecting, it’s the track that will shape 2010 as Midnight Juggernauts’ biggest year yet.

In just a few week’s time, audiences can catch Midnight Juggernauts at venues across the country supported by Dappled Cities, Canyons and Kirin J Callinan. They’ll play Thursday 12 August at The Gov in Adelaide, Saturday 14 August at The Capitol in Perth, Thursday 19 August at The Forum in Melbourne, Friday 20 August at The Forum in Sydney, and Saturday 21 August at the Hi Fi in Brisbane.

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Soilwork – Australian Tour October 2010

“Soilwork are one of the 25 most important bands in Metal” – Alternative Press Magazine

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  Sweden’s melodic death metal masters Soilwork will be ripping up Aussie shores for only the third time in October this year. Touring on the back of the release of their eighth studio album, The Panic Broadcast, which drummer Dirk Verbeuren has described as “the true musical path of Soilwork”, the band will be bringing their killer live shows that The Metal Observer have dubbed “Metal with the fun factor in the driving seat”.

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Drawn from Bees “Fear Not” National Tour – July 2010

  Arriving back to Australia after showcase performances for Musexpo and Music Matters across the UK, USA and Hong Kong, Drawn from Bees are about to jump right back on a plane to Sydney to embark on a national tour in support of their May 21 released album Fear Not The Footsteps Of The Departed.

Fear Not… is the band’s most multi-layered and complex release to date, juxtaposing Drawn from Bees’ most heartbreakingly beautiful songs with their most intellectual rock concepts and experimental soundscapes – sampling choirs and iPhones alike amongst almost spiritual laments of loss and love.

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Death Before Dishonor Australian Tour – August/September 2010

  Australia needs to forget everything it knows about Boston Hardcore to prepare themselves for the beatdown that Death Before Dishonor are bringing to these shores. Having already played over 1,000 shows worldwide, this hardcore powerhouse are adding another nine shows to the list with dates across Australia in August and September.

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The JD Set winners New Navy to join Wolfmother and The Philly Jays!

Hot on the heels of last week’s announcement that PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY will be joining WOLFMOTHER at THE JD SET in Melbourne on 29 July, we are pleased to announce that the band who Australian music fans have chosen to support these amazing headliners is NEW NAVY! Continue reading The JD Set winners New Navy to join Wolfmother and The Philly Jays!

L.A. GUNS To Tour Australia’s East Coast – September 2010

L.A Guns are coming to Australian shores in September 2010 with Tracii Guns, founding member of both L.A Guns and Guns ‘N’ Roses.

Performing in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne over three back to back nights, Australian fans across the East Coast will be able to experience what many consider to be the last true Rock and Roll band. Dates, venue and ticketing information for the September tour include: Continue reading L.A. GUNS To Tour Australia’s East Coast – September 2010

The Brand New Heavies Tour – August 2010

  Illusive Entertainment announced that legendary British soul funk band “The Brand New Heavies” [TBNH] are finally making their way to Australia for their first ever live shows, in intimate venues in Sydney and Melbourne. If that wasn’t enough to get people excited, “The Brand New Heavies” Australian Tour will consist of the four original members – Simon Bartholomew on guitar, Jan Kincaid on drums, Andrew Levy playing bass and fan favorite original lead singer N’Dea Davenport on vocals.

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Hot Water Music & The Bouncing Souls NZ @ Australian Tour – December 2010


Whispers of this tour started in April when Chuck Ragan brought The Revival Tour here and couldn’t contain the news. Well it’s true – the occasionally regrouped Hot Water Music will be touring Australia and New Zealand this December with the now 20 year strong, legendary Garden State punkers The Bouncing Souls!
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You Me At Six and The Audition – Australian Tour September 2010

  Since 2007, it’s been a whirlwind for You Me At Six; including nominations for two Kerrang! awards as Best British Newcomer and Best British Band.

You Me At Six won the hearts of pop-punk fans worldwide with their debut album ‘Take Off Your Colours’. However it’s their new effort ‘Hold me Down’ that completes their metamorphosis.

It’s all there; ferocious vocals and chantable one-liners. It’s brilliant and “is set to catapult You Me At Six into all kinds of new places…it’s near perfect” – Change The Record. Continue reading You Me At Six and The Audition – Australian Tour September 2010



Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition’s stay in Melbourne will now be extended until Sunday 7 November to meet overwhelming public demand.

The exhibition was originally due to close on Sunday 17 October, but following repeated sold out sessions and high public interest, the exhibition will now remain open for a further three weeks.

This is in addition to the previously announced extended opening hours on Saturdays. The exhibition is open late on Thursday and Saturday nights until 9.00pm with the last session commencing at 7.45pm.
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Since the grand opening on Friday 14 May, Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition has attracted a multitude of visitors to the Melbourne Museum.

The exhibition, brought to Melbourne by Frontier Events, Premier Exhibitions Inc. and Museum Victoria, with the support of the Victorian Government, has captivated the hearts and minds of the Australian public and the feedback has been gleaming with praise: Continue reading TITANIC: THE ARTEFACT EXHIBITION

ART vs SCIENCE replace Ting-Tings at Splendour In The Grass

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  Recently anointed Australia’s favourite live act by triple j listeners, ART vs SCIENCE are set to return to their spiritual home at Splendour in the Grass for another show-stopping performance. ART vs SCIENCE replace the Ting-Tings. It wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect mass chanting, electro-pop tales of mysterious fountains and several thousand punters going completely berserk.

Tickets for the recently-announced national Magic Fountain Tour are onsale now and selling rapidly, except in Melbourne where all tickets to their two Hi-Fi shows have completely sold out. Continue reading ART vs SCIENCE replace Ting-Tings at Splendour In The Grass