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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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Go Between Bridge Concert – June 2010

  On Friday June 25, 2010 Brisbane will be welcoming a new bridge to their river, and it will be welcoming it in style. The Go Between Bridge Concert will be a special show that will see national and local bands take the stage, right on top of the new Go Between Bridge.  It will be Brisbane’s chance to not only celebrate the new link to the streets of their town, but also a rare opportunity to see the likes of Angus & Julia Stone and a Go-Between man himself, Robert Forster, singer-songwriters Josh Pyke and Bob Evans and locals Yves Klein Blue and John Steel Singers play over their river. 

After touring their #1 Gold album “Down The Way” throughout UK, Europe and the US, brother-sister duo Angus & Julia Stone will be boarding a ‘Big Jet Plane’ to return home to Australia and grace Brisbane’s new edition.

It will be their first show in Brisbane since they captivated fans at a SOLD OUT show at The Tivoli earlier this year.  They look to bring their tales of yearning, travel and love onto the romantic river passageway, to show their fans that the adoration is mutual. Continue reading

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

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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A DAY ON THE GREEN – BLONDIE AND THE PRETENDERS NOV/DEC 2010

  They’re two of music’s most acclaimed bands boasting two of music’s most compelling front women – Deborah Harry leading the wondrous Blondie and Chrissie Hynde fronting the mighty Pretenders. As a double-bill, it’s a world first! It’s also an absolute cracker and that’s exactly what fans can savour when Blondie & The Pretenders co-headline a November/December tour of ‘a day on the green‘ winery shows.

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Alexisonfire Australian Tour – October 2010

  “This is the new Alexisonfire. This is perfection in balance.” – Punk News

Why don’t we let the squires at Metal Hammer begin our introduction to the phenomenon that is ALEXISONFIRE and their latest album ‘Old Crows Young Cardinals’; “A dense and beautiful heavy rock album with as many hardcore influences as progressive ones: rewarding and utterly gripping”

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Cold Chisel to headline 2010 Deniliquin Ute Muster – October 2010


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  The legendary Cold Chisel will headline the 2010 Deniliquin Ute Muster on Saturday 2nd October 2010.

This will be Cold Chisel’s only major performance this year, cementing the Deniliquin Ute Muster as one of Australia’s flagship Festival’s for 2010.

With a top class entertainment programme of extreme sports, live concerts and entertainment to suit all ages the Deniliquin Ute Muster is anticipating a sellout prior to the Festival.

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Cypress Hill Australian Tour – Sep/Oct 2010

  Cypress Hill has long represented the will of the people. With over 18 million albums sold worldwide, the Los Angeles trio of rappers B –Real, Sen Dog and producer DJ Muggs have continued to push rap’s boundaries since their inception in the early 90s.

With their eponymous debut album in 1991, B –Real and Sen Dog established themselves as one of rap’s most potent duos.

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SCISSOR SISTERS – NIGHT WORKS TOUR – July 2010

  Scissor Sisters present their impeccable, infectious style of flamboyant pop to the people of Melbourne and Sydney at headline shows this July, in the lead up to their Splendour in the Grass appearance.

MELBOURNE FESTIVAL HALL MONDAY JULY 26 2010
SYDNEY BIG TOP at LUNA PARK TUESDAY JULY 27 2010

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Midnight Juggernauts “The Crystal Axis” Tour – August 2010

  Catch Midnight Juggernauts on 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. Tickets are on sale now for all shows.

The Crystal Axis had its genesis in early 2009 when Midnight Juggernauts wired themselves into a house on a remote stretch of coastal New South Wales. Emerging with a collection of songs ripe for recording at Melbourne’s Sing Sing studios, the band again opted to self-produce with engineer Chris Moore (TV on the Radio, Yeasayer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars) facilitating.

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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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