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Midlake Australian Tour – July/August 2010


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  One of America’s most celebrated acts of recent times, Midlake, has just delivered their extraordinary third album “The Courage of Others”, and will soon embark on their second Australian tour.

Existing outside the plane of trends and time “The Courage of Others” is a truly committed statement to artistic independence. It is Midlake’s most complete & beautiful body of work yet, best appreciated as a whole in the old-fashioned sense of what an album should be.

Sharing the same gorgeously warm, analogue electro-acoustic template as its much revered predecessor, “The Trials of Van Occupanther” , the new album is definitely a slower, darker, eerier and dreamier, tinged with late 60s/early 70s British folk nuances. Looms of textured keyboards, flute, guitars and voice are woven into broad cloaks of sound, all riding the sound of songwriter Tim Smith’s sweeping vocals. Continue reading

KARNIVOOL fans demand more shows

  Once again, KARNIVOOL, Perth’s hugely successful purveyors of heavy rock prove their popularity and status on the live music scene! With 8 shows on their national tour sold out the band is pleased to announce final extra shows to cope with demand for the New Day tour – their last national headline Australian tour for their Sound Awake album.

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REGGAETOWN 2010 – Now 2 Days – First Artist Announcement

Cat Empire   With a new look, a new feel and new timing…Australia’s premier Island, World, Roots & Reggae Festival Reggaetown, set in lush tropical Far North Queensland a few kilometres north of Cairns, is back for 2010. And, for the first time, taking place over 2 days — Friday 10th & Saturday 11th of September 2010 — in our idyllic location at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Continue reading

JOEY CAPE & TONY SLY SUPPORTS ANNOUNCED!

  Joey Cape and Tony Sly are two names synonymous with modern punk rock, frontmen for leading Californian pop punk bands Lagwagon and No Use For A Name respectively. With each having accumulated over two decades worth of credibility and a burgeoning fan base around the globe, this dream team is set to tour Australia this May!

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Rickie Lee Jones (USA) Australian Tour – May/June 2010

  Rickie Lee Jones makes her long overdue return to Australian shores.

The highly influential, Grammy Award winning, multi-million selling US singer-songwriter, performs this May/June on a national tour and at appearance at Sydney’s Vivid Festival. Tickets on sale Monday April 12 2010.

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Rickie Lee Jones – Vivid Festival, Sydney Opera House 29 May 2010

Rickie Lee Jones   Not seen in Australia for over a decade, Grammy winning singer songwriter Rickie Lee Jones returns Down Under for her Sydney Opera House debut as part of a national tour.

An Evening with Rickie Lee Jones will be a highlight of Vivid LIVE in the Opera Theatre on May 29 2010. Accompanied by a three piece band, Jones will perform songs from the back catalogue of her greatest hits as well as tracks from her 15th critically-acclaimed studio release, Balm in Gilead. Continue reading

Slash – Australian Tour – August 2010

Slash   Few artists in rock history can carry off the single moniker, and carry it with gravitas.
SLASH is one of that rare breed.

Since emerging with Guns N’ Roses, SLASH has been one of the world’s most sought after guitarists. Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Quentin Tarantino and so many other fellow icons have sought his services in order to make the good sound great.

Critics and fans alike still debate the greatest rock riff of all time with “Sweet Child O’ Mine” consistently taking top honors. Time Magazine placed SLASH second only to Jimi Hendrix amongst the greatest guitarists of all time.

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Winter Sound System 2010 Brisbane – 13 June 2010, Queens Birthday Weekend

Do you want a double pass to the Winter Sound System 2010 in Brisbane? See below for details.

winter sound system   Close your eyes. Let your imagination run free. There’s a place far, far away that only you can see …
In this mystical realm pure music reigns supreme, people dance for life and DJs are Kings and Queens. There is no start, there is no finish, just tomorrow and what will be – so follow your ears, open your mind and let the rhythmic beats roam free and when the moon appears the music and magic begins…

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EVERGREEN TERRACE: AUSTRALIAN TOUR – MAY 2010

Evergreen Terrace   After their incendiary performances on the 2009 Soundwave festival, Destroy All Lines, Blunt Magazine and Killyourstereo.com and are pleased to announce that Florida’s EVERGREEN TERRACE will be hitting our shores this May to celebrate the release of their latest record, Almost Home. Along for the ride will be fellow Floridian outfit CASEY JONES and local hard men DROPSAW.

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UNEARTH AND THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2010

Black Dahlia Murder   Get ready Australia – two of the world’s greatest Metal bands are hitting Australian shores this May/June! Together for the first time down under, Unearth and The Black Dahlia Murder co-headline a tour that will slaughter anything you have heard before. Combining the hardcore and extreme metal of Unearth and the Swedish-influenced blackened thrash of The Black Dahlia Murder, this double-hitter of American Metal muscle will be melting faces in a five-city tour of Australia.

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BIFFY CLYRO Australian Tour Dates Announced – May 2010

Double Pass Giveaway to BIFFY CLYRO Brisbane show on 18th May! See below for details.

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  Biffy Clyro have announced new tour dates for Brisbane 18th The Hi Fi, Melbourne 19th The Hi Fi and Sydney 20th Metro this May.

Coming after the mammoth success of fourth album ‘Puzzle’, ‘Only Revolutions’ is a further step-up for the Ayrshire trio in an album filled with joy, grit & absolute determination. The new album, ‘Only Revolutions’ includes Top 10 Singles ‘That Golden Rule, ‘Mountains’ & ‘The Captain”.

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Old Man River Announces Headline Tour

Old Man River   Iconic American psych-folkster Daniel Johnston toured Australia for the first (and possibly only) time earlier this year and, as is his habit, he researched and then invited a local artist to join him on stage as his ‘backing-band’. Honoured, Old Man River took up the challenge and on that tour Australian audiences for the first time heard music from the forthcoming album, simply titled – ‘Trust’. The excitement and reaction was undeniable. Old Man River has returned with something very special.

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Roller Derby returns to Inner City Brisbane – 17th APRIL 2010

A historic sporting event – Northern Brisbane Rollers has a new inner city venue for Brisbane roller derby – the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre!

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  It has been over three decades since Roller Derby has had a home at an inner-city Brisbane venue. Roller Derby fans of the 1970’s saw such teams as the T-Birds the Devils and Outlaws fight it out at the gone but not forgotten Festival Hall. 17 April 2010 will be the dawn of a new era, and the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is where it begins. Northern Brisbane Rollers are honoured to give Brisbane roller derby fans what they have been waiting for – roller derby bouts at an inner city venue.

It’s time to experience the revolution that is flat track roller derby!
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News: THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS returning to rock Australia – July 2010

30 Seconds To Mars   With more than 3.5 million albums sold worldwide and a massive legion of devoted fans, Frontier confirmed the return of Thirty Seconds to Mars this July.

Following their impressive self titled debut, the band’s sophomore album A Beautiful Lie further launched the band to international fame with its chart topping title track and second hit single ‘The Kill’. Their latest release, titled This Is War, cements the American trio as a world class arena-crushing rock band.

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Bluesfest 2010 wraps up its 21st Birthday

Bluesfest 2010 wraps up its 21st Birthday with the world’s finest musicians and approx 80,000 fans

April 6th 2010 – Last night at the Tyagarah Tea Tree farm 12 minutes north of Byron Bay, five incredible days of blues and roots music from all over Australia and the world drew to a close, capping off a 21st Anniversary birthday party of infectiously good music and signature Bluesfest spirit.

Blessed with glorious sunshine and the occasional cooling shower, approximately 80,000 fans from 30 different countries walked through the entry gates over five days of blues, rock and roll, alt-country, world, soul, reggae, funk, Latino and roots music.
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