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Cassette Kids @ Oxford Art Factory, Sydney June 18, 2010 – with Howl and Kids of 88 [Live Review]

Review: Ben Hosking

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  It’s 8pm on a Friday night in busy inner-city Darlinghurst. Yet here we are, presented with an awesome parking space right next to the Oxford Art Factory (OAF) where Sydney darlings Cassette Kids are due to take to the stage in just a couple of hours. Supported by New Zealand’s Kids of 88 and Victoria’s Howl; it was to be an interesting night of music, full of pop, and at times dance-infused rock.

First up was NZ’s Kids of 88 who tonight were boasting a full band line-up including a live drummer and guitarist. This more organic delivery of well known electro tunes such as ‘Ribbons of Light’ and ‘Just a Little Bit’ had the rapidly growing crowd moving. The group provided a lively and entertaining performance that will no doubt win them some new fans this side of the Pacific.

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Goldfrapp – Brisbane Show Added To Headline Tour – July/August 2010

BRISBANE SHOW ADDED TO HEADLINE TOUR
Goldfrapp have added a one and only Brisbane show in the lead up to their Splendour in the Grass appearance, announcing a performance at The Tivoli on Friday July 30.

Tickets go on sale this Thursday June 24, through Ticketek.

Goldfrapp will play only two other headline shows, with dates in Sydney and Melbourne.

Alison Goldfrapp burst back onto our airwaves this summer with roller-disco perfect Rocket, the lead single taken from her brilliant, fifth album Head First, released last month through EMI. Continue reading Goldfrapp – Brisbane Show Added To Headline Tour – July/August 2010

Cartoon Network’s BEN 10 LIVE: Power of the Omnitrix – Sep/Oct 2010


Something BIG is coming to Australia! The Australian premiere of Cartoon Network’s BEN 10 LIVE: Power of the Omnitrix is set to tour major arenas around the nation in September and October 2010 in time for school holidays.

Everyone’s favourite boy-hero, Ben Tennyson, and his alien heroes will come to life on stage in BEN 10 LIVE, a show filled with cool stunts, incredible action and awesome special effects. Continue reading Cartoon Network’s BEN 10 LIVE: Power of the Omnitrix – Sep/Oct 2010

Cassette Kids @ Oxford Art Factory, Sydney June 18, 2010 – with Howl and Kids of 88 [Photo Gallery]

Photographer: Ben Hosking
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Headliner: Cassette Kids
Supports: Howl and Kids of 88
Venue: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Date: June 18, 2010
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Paramore – Australian tour announced! October 2010

  The stratospheric rise of PARAMORE has been swift and shows no signs of abating.

Announcing themselves in 2007 to an ever growing legion of fans with the brilliant, ‘Riot’, PARAMORE have registered one conquest after the next: selling out shows across the globe, gracing almost every Alternative/Rock magazine, “Artist of the Year” list and even earned themselves a Grammy nomination for ‘Best New Artist’.

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METALLICA: NEW MELBOURNE & SYDNEY SHOWS!

Metallica – World Magnetic Tour – with special guests

Due to overwhelming demand, EXTRA SHOWS ANNOUNCED FOR MELBOURNE & SYDNEY!!!

Recognizing the insatiable demand which lead to virtual instant sell outs, leaving many fans lamenting, über rock gods Metallica have agreed to additional Australian shows! Continue reading METALLICA: NEW MELBOURNE & SYDNEY SHOWS!

EXODUS AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND TOUR October 2010

  At the beginning of their career, EXODUS gained huge notoriety in the international underground scene as a result of the tape trading community. Their dynamic guitar riffing, adrenaline-inducing drum work, and bloodied live shows made all the difference in the band’s mission to take Bay Area Thrash to a worldwide audience.

By 1983, the band line-up included guitarist Rick Hunolt and bassist Rob McKillop and had inspired the likes of Metallica, Testament, Death Angel, and Vio-lence. EXODUS’ debut, the immortal, must-have, undisputed thrash classic Bonded By Blood was released in and a vast tour with Slayer and Venom propelled the band into a household name. Eight albums later, EXODUS still remain at the top of their game, continuing to dominate the charge and showing all in their path what classic metal is about. Continue reading EXODUS AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND TOUR October 2010

LITTLE RED “Rock It” Single and Tour Dates – July 2010

Melbourne melodicists Little Red have delivered the first single, ‘Rock It’, from their highly anticipated second album – and the response has been overwhelming. Premiered on Triple J’s breakfast show at the end of last week, the song has been on repeat rotation over recent days and has instantly received an official rotation add from the station.

Taken from the as-yet-untitled sophomore album (due out this September on Liberation Records), the song marks a cleaner, more hi-fi sound that was brought to life in collaboration with producer Scott Horscroft (The Temper Trap, The Presets, Silverchair). ‘Rock It’ is party music of the best kind: warm, infectious, straightforward and unadorned. It is the sound of a band moving even further toward a sound entirely their own, blurring their influences as they do the decades of classic pop they draw from.

Meanwhile, the band has announced a return to the live arena with a series of Rock It single launches around the country throughout July, culminating with a prime slot at the massive Splendour in the Grass festival. The lads have been one of the country’s most loved live acts ever since their emergence of a few years back, and it is standard practice that these shows will be a non-stop party of energy, huge melodies and good times. Fans will also hear the band premiering a selection of brilliant new songs from the forthcoming album. Tickets are sure to go quickly, so don’t hesitate.

The band’s next immediate step is London as they jet off to the UK this weekend to perform at next week’s Musexpo conference in London, as well as performing additional showcases over the following week. Their debut Listen to Little Red, a Top 30 hit at home, also received critical acclaim in the UK and anticipation is certainly high for these return shows.

‘Rock It’ the new single is OUT NOW on iTunes via Liberation Music.

LITTLE RED TOUR DATES
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THU JULY 8 Amplifier – Perth
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FRI JULY 9 Ed Castle – Adelaide
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THU JULY 15 Prince Band Room – Melbourne
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SAT JULY 17 Oxford Art Factory – Sydney
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FRI JULY 30 SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS Woodford – QLD (Sold Out)

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Testament ‘Damnation’ Tour – August 2010

  Metalheads Australia wide will be banging their heads with glee to hear that yes, the rumours are true, the mighty Testament will return to our shores this August.Testament have reigned as one of the world’s premier thrash bands for 25 years, since the birth of Bay Area thrash, always staying true to their roots, yet winning over new fans with each of their nine chart busting studio albums.

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CHOIRBOYS 30TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT – SYDNEY’S METRO THEATRE – AUGUST 2010

To celebrate the three decades that the Choirboys have existed, the original line up will come together to launch their 30th Anniversary at the Metro Theatre in Sydney on SATURDAY 14TH AUGUST, in support of their ‘Never Gonna Die, The Very Best of’ album release (distributed through Warner Music). This is the first time in 20 years that Mark Gable, Ian Hulme, Lindsey Tebbutt, and Brett Williams have played together. Continue reading CHOIRBOYS 30TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT – SYDNEY’S METRO THEATRE – AUGUST 2010

Blue King Brown Return with “Women’s Revolution” featuring Queen Ifrica

  There are few self-managed independent Australian acts that can state, they’ve toured with the likes of Santana & Lauryn Hill, been broadcast live worldwide performing at Al Gore’s 2007 Live Earth and toured across the world captivating crowds, filling rooms & rocking festivals, from Sydney to LA, NY to London, Tokyo to Montreal, Berlin to Melbourne.

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PARKLIFE 2010 – Line-Up Announcement


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  Here it is, the official first line-up announcement for Parklife 2010. We’ve mentioned it before, but it’s their tenth birthday this year, and it looks like the celebrations are set to go off with a bang. As promised, there are quite a few surprises on the roster of artists announced so far, with organisers paying closer attention to the more indie/alternative-inspired musical tastes of their punters, as well as packing in a whole bunch of more traditionally Parklife-y electro and hip hop acts.

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BLISS N ESO “Down By The River” National Tour – August 2010

  One of Australia’s most heralded live acts return for their first shows since their record-breaking touring expedition a year ago which saw them run riot with over 20,000 fans across the country. Bliss N Eso’s infamous live shows built the foundation of their massive following and have propelled them to their current status as one of Australia’s biggest acts.

Since the release of their ARIA Award winning album, Flying Colours, the skyrocketing Sydney-siders have graced some of Australia’s biggest festivals (Homebake, Pyramid Rock, Splendour in the Grass), and became the sole hip-hop act billed on the historic Sound Relief concert in “what many are stating was the performance of the day” (Beat Magazine).

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Black Cab ‘Sexy Polizei’ Tour – July 2010

  Melbourne psych rockers and concept kings, Black Cab undertake their first ever east coast tour to support new single ‘International Son’/’Sexy Polizei’ in mid July. The band’s 2009 album ‘Call Signs’ continues to receive accolades and was recently shortlisted for the 2009 Australian Music Prize. The band have never before played Brisbane and rarely tour so catch them while you can. The new single is due out mid-June with a new album expected later this year.

“Black Cab’s third album confirmed long running suspicions: playing to 400 patrons in an Aussie pub was an ill fit – they should have been playing Warsaw stadiums to 30,000 all along.

Call Signs took cues from Neu, Can, Cluster and other Euro luminaries, turned down the hippie intrigue of previous outings, delved into ‘found’ sounds, and upped their exhilarating blast factor. The result: one of 2009’s most powerful, cohesive and thrilling records. Ron Peno’s guest vocal on Ghost Anthems iced the cake.” (JB HI FI MAG) Continue reading Black Cab ‘Sexy Polizei’ Tour – July 2010

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT – National Tour October 2010

Fans of wonderfully intimate music take note: the one and only Rufus Wainwright is returning to the Sydney Opera House for one very special evening featuring our prodigious wunderkind in solo piano and vocal mode.

The evening in question is Thursday October 14, 2010 at the Concert Hall within the Sydney Opera House. Further national Australian tour dates (also rarified solo performances) have been announced – see tour dates below!
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