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LINKIN PARK – Australian Tour December 2010


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  Under the heat of the summer sun Linkin Park will reign over Australia this December, playing major arena shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

The tour follows the September 10 release of Linkin Park’s fourth studio album ‘A Thousand Suns’ on Machine Shop Recordings / Warner Music. Following on from their 2007 #1 album ‘Minutes to Midnight’, the album is co-produced by Rick Rubin and Mike Shinoda, and features 15-tracks, including lead single ‘The Catalyst’, currently tearing up Australian radio.

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ZIGGY, THE SONGS OF DAVID BOWIE – November 2010

If there’s one pop artist that multiple generations can relate to its David Bowie. There’s always a tinge of nostalgia listening to Bowie’s mellifluous tones whether it is listening to the Man Who Fell To Earth, Thin White Duke, Aladdin Sane or of course The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, which signified his ‘comeback’ in 1972 after a brief lull in his pop career.

ZIGGY, THE SONGS OF DAVID BOWIE pays homage to Bowie, the pop phenomenon – the influential individualist with the uncanny ability to push boundaries and transform himself and the world around him. Performed by four of Australia’s leading contemporary musicians and performers – iOTA, Jeff Duff, Steve Balbi and Brydon Stace – Ziggy, the Songs of David Bowie is as multi-dimensional as the man himself.
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CLOUD CONTROL announce 3rd Melbourne show

Due to overwhelming demand, Cloud Control are pleased to announce a third additional Melbourne show at the East Brunswick Club on Monday, 4th of October.

This new show will give Cloud Control fans the chance to see the band in a more intimate setting.
Joining them are Seekae and Ivy League’s latest signing, buzz band Alpine.

Tickets to the first Melbourne show have sold out and only a few remain for the second Corner show. Tickets to the East Brunswick Club show are on sale next Wednesday 22 September through www.cloudcontrol.net.au
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RORY PHILLIPS – AUSTRALIAN EAST COAST TOUR, OCTOBER 2010

  Britain’s very own DJ/Producer whiz Rory Phillips is set to embark on a spring tour of Australia in October posting gigs in Oz’s three biggest cities – Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane.

Best known for his iconic sets alongside Erol Alkan at London’s premier taste making nightspot Trash (R.I.P), his mutant-disco workouts at East London’s Our Disco and his main room slot at Trash’s successor Durrr, Rory Phillips’ unique style of awkward dance, forgotten post-punk classics and electronic oddities has seen him play to mass crowds across Europe, Asia and the USA.

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MM9 vocalist Daniel Sutherland – LMM Interview

Interview: Denis Semchenko

  Off the back of a national tour with Karnivool, MM9 hit the road with their headline ‘Let It Take Over’ National tour which sees the band playing throughout October/November 2010.

MM9’s vocalist Daniel Sutherland (DS) took some time out for LifeMusicMedia (LMM)…

LMM: First of all, are you guys looking forward to heading up to QLD and playing gigs?
DS: We love playing any shows in QLD…the shows and the people are always awesome.
 
 
LMM: Also, are you excited about your forthcoming One Movement showcase in Perth?
DS: Just a wee bit..haha…we’re playing over 2 nights. We figure it’s going to be a great opportunity for something? You can never tell in this industry… Continue reading MM9 vocalist Daniel Sutherland – LMM Interview

FINAL FLASH – HEADING TO AUSTRALIA – October 2010

  Exploding into the continent this October, the Montreal-based psy-folksters will be treating the good folk at Perth’s One Movement Festival and indoctrinating the salivating masses with a string of special guest appearances alongside Jeff Martin, Elliott Brood and The Trews.

Already ingrained into psyche of key Canadian tastemakers Final Flash can mark

among their achievements well-recieved shows at CMW, Pop Montreal, the Whistler Canadian Music Showcase, as well as Transmission.
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Matt Corby ‘Transition to Colour’ EP Launch Tour

  After a short, sharp national tour throughout July, leaving a growing legion of rather amazed fans in his wake at a string of sold out venues (as well as supporting Mumford and Sons at their sold out Sydney shows), Matt Corby is proud to announce that he will be returning to Melbourne and Sydney for two special event shows in October.

The shows will coincide with the release of Matt’s second EP, Transition to Colour, on October 8, and serve as a taster for a broader national EP tour later in the year, as well as Matt’s 2011 scheduled debut album.

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CROW + Jason Walker + Princess 1.5 @ Notes Live, Enmore – 17th Sept 2010

  Ladies and gents … CROW makes a welcome return to Notes Live, on Friday September 17, and requests the pleasure of your company to bond with them over a couple of hours of rollicking fine tunes. Expect to hear a selection of songs from their highly praised new release ARCANE, as well as a bunch of old favourites.

To kick off the night’s proceedings, support will come from one Mr Jason Walker, in solo mode, who will no doubt perform tracks off his critically-acclaimed third album Ceiling Sun Letters(and later see him return to the stage to join Crow for a little pedal steel action). Appearing also is Melbourne’s Princess 1.5, who shall serve up some of their delicious indie pop in support of their new album What Doesn’t Kill You.

The kind folks at Notes will remove the tables from the front of stage, ready for you to get into prime position. Don’t miss.

CROW + PRINCESS 1.5 + JASON WALKER – NOTES LIVE, Enmore – FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 17. Tickets $15


Related:
Crow “Arcane” – LP Review

BILLY CONNOLLY ‘The Man’ Australian Tour – 2011


Billy Connolly has enjoyed a longstanding career as one of the world’s best-loved comedians. His live shows have been enthralling audiences around the world for over three decades.

He has toured relentlessly, beloved by audiences in the British Isles, Australia, and New Zealand — all locations where he made a series of successful “world tour” documentaries for the BBC. His boisterous, animated physical style and off-the-cuff intensity also caught on with American audiences and he now tours the United States more regularly, becoming a familiar sight on late night talk shows.
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SMASHING PUMPKINS touring Australia – October 2010!

THE FRONTIER TOURING COMPANY PRESENTS
SMASHING PUMPKINS – TOURING AUSTRALIA NEXT MONTH!


[Photo: Stuart Blythe]
  The Frontier Touring Company announce the return of the Smashing Pumpkins to Australia this October for shows in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan will be joined on stage by drummer Mike Byrne, bassist Nicole Fiorentino and guitarist Jeff Shroeder – currently touted by the media as the best Smashing Pumpkins reincarnation yet.

‘The Pumpkins’s new lineup showed it may be the best since the original version in the ’90s made the band icons of the alternative scene. The musical interaction between the four was excellent, breathing new energy…’- Spinner.com

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Guttermouth (USA) Australian Tour 2010 – October 2010

  Last time Guttermouth visited Australia, New Noise Agency took them to the major capital cities, alongside a visit to Toowoomba’s Eidican festival. These depraved genius legends of California’s Punk community sold out shows, shocked newcomers and far surpassed the expectations of faithful fans. All in a day’s work for one of the hardest working – and hardest living – bands in their genre.

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Thirsty Merc Spring Tour 2010

  Thirsty Merc takes new single Tommy & Krista to the road for a second round of Australian shows this October/November.
Tickets on-sale NOW.

One of Australias most loved bands, THIRSTY MERC, has announced dates for their national SPRING Tour, which will see them play twenty-four dates through seven states and territories this October/November. Kicking off in regional New South Wales, the

tour gives the homegrown four-piece an opportunity to deliver new hits and old favourites to fans around the country. Continue reading Thirsty Merc Spring Tour 2010

The Paradise Motel “Australian Ghost Story” – 2010 Australian East Coast Tour – Sep/Oct 2010

  Following a handful of sold out shows in Melbourne in April, after a 10 year hiatus, The Paradise Motel will embark on their first official Australian tour this September/October.

The recent release of The Paradise Motel’s critically-acclaimed album Australian Ghost Story – based on the events surrounding the disappearance of Azaria Chamberlain in 1980 – will see the seven-piece outfit perform the

album in its entirety, along with select favourites from their previous releases.
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The Oxford Art Factory, Sydney – September 2010 Shows and Tickets

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  ELECTRIC EMPIRE – Oxford Art Factory – 08 Sep 2010
From the opening track of the debut album by Melbourne outfit Electric Empire, one could be forgiven for believing youd unearthed a collection of Curtis Mayfield or Al Green rarities, with a modern twist, channeling Stevie Wonder with The Beatles influence.

 
  FIRST AID KIT (SWEDEN) – Oxford Art Factory – 09 Sep 2010
First Aid Kit is Johanna and Klara Sderberg. In 2008, the exceptionally gifted Swedish teenage sisters caught the attention of music aficionados world wide when Fleet Foxes gave their nod of approval to the duo’s stunning version of ‘Tiger Mountain Peasant Song’.

 
  UP LATE WITH JIM SHIRLAW – Oxford Art Factory – 09 Sep 2010 – FREE
A band that lately have been more like a troupe of mad scientists, pouring over their cauldrons of EP magic; The Go Roll Your Bones re-materialise on stage to headline this week’s ‘up late with Jim Shirlaw’ hopefully spreading the love of some exquisite well-rehearsed studio time! In support, the joyous acoustic giant ‘Boy Lightning’ as well as the silver screen delight of Daniel Corboy’s gripping Western Sydney insight ‘Westland’ accompanied later in the evening with a DJ set by the film director himself aka Penrith Oil.
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  MILES DYSON GER & KARTON ACT – Oxford Art Factory – 10 Sep 2010
Destination Sydney presents… MILES DYSON (Ger) & Canberra’s legends of breakbeat KARTON Oxford Art Factory

 
  THE RETREAT – Oxford Art Factory – 10 Sep 2010 – FREE
MEET THE RETREAT. Creating a sensitive approach to rock, an alternate approach to country and an imaginative approach to pop, their music rattles and rolls with heart-meltingly sweet lyrics over well-placed lead guitar pulses
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  THE SALVAGERS RESIDENCY – Oxford Art Factory – 11 Sep 2010 – FREE
This is the sound of a band full of life. It’s the sound of the erratic, dark hours of an unscripted night out, followed by the reflective and somber time of a dawn walk home. The Salvagers are a Sydney band that combine rock with electronics and multiple vocalists into a unique sound that is quickly earning the four piece a solid fan base and a reputation for powerful live shows
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  WASHINGTON – ‘I BELIEVE YOU LIAR’ NATIONAL TOUR – – Oxford Art Factory – 12 Sep 2010 ALL AGES SHOW
On July 30 Washington released their debut album ‘I Believe You, Liar’ with a sunset gig at Splendour In The Grass. Fast forward a few weeks & with a debut chart at number 3, sold out shows around the country, things are going along swimmingly

 
  WASHINGTON – ‘I BELIEVE YOU LIAR’ NATIONAL TOUR – Oxford Art Factory – 12 Sep 2010 – 18+ Show
On July 30 Washington released their debut album ‘I Believe You, Liar’ with a sunset gig at Splendour In The Grass. Fast forward a few weeks & with a debut chart at number 3, sold out shows around the country, things are going along swimmingly.

 
  The JD Birthday Set – Oxford Art Factory – 15 Sep 2010
Mr. Jack is turning 160, so The JD Set is celebrating by paying homage to another legendary name in live music.

 
  DANIMALS – Oxford Art Factory – 16 Sep 2010
Having recently become the first Australian artist to sign with renowned US label Stones Throw Records, Danimals brings his live show to Sydney for a one-off headline show.

 
  VACATIONS + TIN SPARROW – Oxford Art Factory – 16 Sep 2010 – FREE
Vacations have been a band for only a few months. They are from Sydney. Theyve played 5 shows so far.
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  UP LATE WITH JIM SHIRLAW – Oxford Art Factory – 16 Sep 2010 – FREE
Sydney’s very own legendary music outfit and world class music-collaborators The Holy Soul are the very exciting headline for this week’s ‘up late with Jim Shirlaw’ supported by new grunts on the live circuit, the ‘Metropolitan Quartet’ a refreshing take on the Blues zeitgeist.
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  DUBRAVE FEAT. SOUTH RAKKAS CREW – Oxford Art Factory – 17 Sep 2010
Rugged dancehall, shameless pop, hipster electro bangers, rude dubstepfuck it, South Rakkas does it all. A duo comprised of Alex Greggs and Dennis Dow Jones Shaw, South Rakkas took an unusual path to become the dons of todays digital funk.

 
  RED BULL THRE3STYLE – Oxford Art Factory – 18 Sep 2010 – FREE
Featuring Katalyst, Frew Vs Wax Motif, DJ Perplex Vs DJ Kato, DJ Eko Vs Moriarty, Shipwreck Vs Typhonic, G-Mo Vs Dan Cares and MC Shantan Wantan Ichiban.
 
  THE SALVAGERS RESIDENCY – Oxford Art Factory – 18 Sep 2010 – FREE
This is the sound of a band full of life. It’s the sound of the erratic, dark hours of an unscripted night out, followed by the reflective and somber time of a dawn walk home. The Salvagers are a Sydney band that combine rock with electronics and multiple vocalists into a unique sound that is quickly earning the four piece a solid fan base and a reputation for powerful live shows

 
  THE LOVETONES WITH THE LAURELS AND THE PRAYER CIRC – Oxford Art Factory – 23 Sep 2010
The Lovetones released their debut album, Be What You Want in 2002 through Bomp! Records, creating a palpable buzz amongst critics from the likes of Creem and Rolling Stone magazine.

 
  SEABELLIES – BY LIMBO LAKE ALBUM TOUR – Oxford Art Factory – 24 Sep 2010
The lucious, layered instrumentation and melodic sound of Seabellies is captured beautifully throughout their debut album By Limbo Lake – released on August 20. The long awaited album is already drawing critical acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone (bustling, widescreen indie rock) and jmag (a harbinger of brilliant things to come) – and will be heard live during September and October when the band play their headline tour across Australia.

 
  THE RETREAT – Oxford Art Factory – 10 Sep 2010 – FREE
MEET THE RETREAT. Creating a sensitive approach to rock, an alternate approach to country and an imaginative approach to pop, their music rattles and rolls with heart-meltingly sweet lyrics over well-placed lead guitar pulses

 
  GYPSY & THE CAT – TIME TO WANDER TOUR – Oxford Art Factory – 29 Sep 2010
After playing the main stage at Splendour in the Grass, plus supporting The Strokes and Foals on their Australian tours, Gypsy & The Cat will be back in Australia next month to play the national Parklife festivals as well as their own shows on the Time To Wander tour this September and October.

 
  INCUBATOR – Oxford Art Factory – 30 Sep 2010
INCUBATOR is a new trade event for the creative industries launching on Thursday, 30th September 2010.


Oxford Art Factory
38-46 Oxford St,
Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The closest station is Museum Station, however both Town Hall and Central Station are within a ten minutes walk of the venue. Many busses travel up Oxford St, phone 131 500 or visit 131500.com for Sydney bus and train information.

PARKING

Darlinghurst offers limited on street parking in the back streets around the venue. The closest parking station is on the corner of Goulburn and Elizabeth Streets, Sydney – visit their website for prices and opening hours.

Visit the Wilson Parking website.

CLOAK ROOM

A cloak room is in operation at the venue during all ticketed events, items are charged at $3 each.

IDENTIFICATION

The Oxford Art Factory is a licensed venue for patrons over 18 years of age. When visiting the venue, one of the following forms of ID is required to gain entry: Drivers License, Proof of Age card or current Passport.

Any events held for under 18s will be clearly advertised as such.

PARAMORE announce RELIENT K as support for their 2010 Australia Tour

  “Move over Green Day, Paramore have created their own epic” – Spin Magazine

“Few bands play punk-influenced modern rock as proficiently”; and with that glowing endorsement from Spin magazine we are thrilled to announce that RELIENT K have confirmed as support for the upcoming PARAMORE Australian tour.

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