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Double Pass Giveaway: Lisa Mitchell @ The Tivoli, Brisbane 7th May 2010

Do you want a double pass to Lisa Mitchell @ The Tivoli, Brisbane 7th May 2010? See below for details.

Lisa Mitchell announced the exciting details of her huge National Theatre Tour to support the release of her brand new single ‘Oh Hark!’.

Lisa Mitchell @ Sunset Sounds
[Photo: Stuart Blythe]
  Having spent the last few months promoting the album in Europe, Lisa is returning to Australia in April to kick off her massive Oh Hark! National Theatre Tour. Taking in major capital cities and regional centers across Australia, Lisa is set to play to over 18,000 fans in shows over a four week period including appearances at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney and the Forum in Melbourne. Joining Lisa on the road will be folk n’ slide favorites Boy and Bear and Georgia Fair.

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THE CULT “LOVE” LIVE TOUR – Australian Tour May 2010

The Cult   Chugg Entertainment and Sun Touring Company announced today that legendary rock act, THE CULT, will be heading to Australia as part of their “Love” Live Tour, with confirmed dates in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in May, 2010.

This will be the first time THE CULT has toured Australia in 15 years, last performing as part of the Big Day Out in 1995.

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Ticket Giveaway: 2010 Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival – 2nd May 2010

Do you want a double pass to the 2010 Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival? See below for details.

Caxton Street Seafood & Wine Festival   Every city in the world has distinct pockets of colour, culture and character. London has Covent Garden, Paris has Montmartre, New York has Time Square and out of Brisbane’s many precincts – one stands out from the crowd – Caxton Street – and on Sunday 2 May 2010, Caxton Street will be transformed into Queensland’s biggest street party!

Sixteen years ago, the Caxton Street Festival had humble beginnings with a few little jazz bands and a couple of food tents. Fast forward to 2010 an estimated 12,000 people will be sampling a taste of life in one of Australia’s most historical precincts and treating their palettes to delicious seafood, fine wines and sharing a day under the autumn sun while

enjoying the diverse array of musical talent that is sure to keep every festival goer happy – this is how to live it up!
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CREAMFIELDS FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA – May 2010

creamfields   The Totem Onelove Group welcomes the iconic international music festival: Creamfields to Australia for the first time. Creamfields has already toured every continent and brings an all star cast to Australia in May this year.

Buy Tickets:
Creamfields Sydney – 01 May 2010
Creamfields Perth – 02 May 2010
Creamfields Brisbane – 03 May 2010
Creamfields Melbourne – 08 May 2010

Creamfields has established itself as the worlds greatest electronic music festival. Now in its 12th year it continues to dominate the festival market, spanning 17 countries and attracting a worldwide audience of nearly 3 million people. Beginning life in Winchester (UK) in 1998, Creamfields continues to hold the crown as one of the worlds favorite dance festival brands.
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The Jezabels Sydney Show & National Support Tour with Tegan & Sara

jezabels   The Jezabels are pleased to announce a Sydney headline show at Oxford Art Factory in April, before taking the road for a national tour with Tegan & Sara in May. The band have wrapped up the summer in fine form with appearances at festivals including Field Day Sydney, Soundwave Melbourne and Playground Weekender since releasing their latest EP ‘She’s So Hard’ independently through MGM late last year.

‘Hurt Me’, the EP’s first single, with it’s unmistakable striding drum grooves has been gathering momentum at radio through to TV and retail scoring iTunes Single Of The Week, Rage Indie Clip Of The Week and video playlist adds on Channel V & MTV. The EP has entered into the AIR 100% Indie Single Charts, it currently sits at #13.
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The Dillinger Escape Plan – Australian Tour – May 2010

The Dillinger Escape Plan have merely one prerogative: to go forward in ALL directions simultaneously.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
TUESDAY 18 MAY ADELAIDE, FOWLERS LIVE – Lic A/A
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More gigs blelow…
  Following on from their groundbreaking 1999 debut full-length, ‘Calculating Infinity’ and the near-perfect pileup of craft and chaos on 2007’s “Ire Works”, The Dillinger Escape Plan have unveiled their latest masterpiece, ‘Option Paralysis’. It features all their trademark furious breaks and asymmetric rhythmical patterns, but surprises us throughout with tasteful yet haunting melody. The Dillinger Escape Plan boldly go where no band dared to go before and they have emerged with a new vision which will take them to new dimensions.

The Dillinger Escape PlanBuy: The Dillinger Escape Plan from iTunes
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‘APRIL UPRISING’ from the JOHN BUTLER TRIO!

John Butler Trio - photo credit Polly Armstrong   The John Butler Trio’s first studio offering in three years, ‘APRIL UPRISING’ (independently released through MGM on March 26th), follows the much acclaimed 3 x platinum ‘Grand National’ album which cemented the band’s global success with sold out tours world wide.

‘APRIL UPRISING’ introduces new trio members Nicky Bomba on drums/percussion and Byron Luiters on bass and combines the personal, the political and the musically memorable with skill and passion.

‘APRIL UPRISING’ was introduced late last year with ‘One Way Road’, the incredibly catchy first single from the album. Taking out the number one spot on the national airplay charts three times this year, ‘One Way Road’ has been the most successful radio single to date for the JBT, the first entry being on the eve of their national sold out tour in January. It was also chosen as the lead track for the summer campaign of Channel 10’s new digital 24 hour sports channel One, and remains on high rotation on the station and it still holds the number one spot on the AIR 100% indie singles chart, which it’s held for 15 weeks now!
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Tour: New Found Glory Australian Tour – April 2010

New Found energy, New Found purpose; New Found Glory is back in the ring.

New Found Glory   As opposed to the majority of their stale contemporaries, New Found Glory attacks each album with a breath of fresh air in a genre saturated with vocoder and neon. With an impressive catalog that hosts some of the most memorable pop punk songs of the past decade, their Epitaph Records debut ‘Not Without a Fight’, shows just how well they put their competition in a finishing headlock, “there’s no need to put up a fight, because New Found Glory takes the title by default.” – Absolute Punk

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Asa Broomhall – Brisbane Powerhouse Resident for March 2010

Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane Marketing and Brispop Present
The Residents MUSIC
They’re fresh, they’re free and they’re moving in. Fridays are about to get a lot more interesting as some of the best Indie-Pop bands around stake their claim on the Turbine Platform. No ‘one night only’ gigs here. Each band will have an entire month to capture the hearts of Brisbane music lovers with a set every week. So, if you’re liking what you hear, come back again and again.

March Resident: Asa Broomhall
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Rock And Roll: An Exhibition Of Music Photography By Stephen Booth

Brisbane Powerhouse Presents
Rock And Roll: An Exhibition Of Music Photography By Stephen Booth

Since the mid 1990s, Stephen has been a fixture at literally hundreds of live shows, capturing the excitement and energy through his lens. All up, he’s taken more than 30,000 images and, throughout March 2010, his favourite 50 will be on display at Brisbane Powerhouse as part of a unique exhibition simply called “Rock and Roll”. There’s no doubting that over the past few decades Brisbane has grown into a true music town. And few people have been there to see the city’s evolution quite like acclaimed music photographer Stephen Booth. Since the mid 1990s, Stephen has been a fixture at literally hundreds of live shows, capturing the excitement and energy through his lens. All up, he’s taken more than 30,000 images and, throughout March 2010, his favourite 50 will be on display at Brisbane Powerhouse as part of a unique exhibition simply called “Rock and Roll”. The photos featured in this very special show range from intimate gigs in long lost venues, through to huge stadium extravaganzas – from a punk show in a car park to U2 in an enormodome. “Rock and Roll” will rekindle those musical memories we all have. Don’t miss it.
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Tour: Bacardi Express 2010 – Five Bands, One Train, Four Cities… One Hell Of A Ride

ALL STAR CAST OF AUSTRALIAN TALENT ADDED TO THE BACARDI EXPRESS TOUR 2010
Check out the Photo Galleries of The Bacardi Express Show @ The Tivoli, Brisbane 25 March 2010:
LA ROUX and CASSETTE KIDS

BACARDI EXPRESS 2010   LA ROUX ARE JOINED BY ART vs SCIENCE, YVES KLEIN BLUE, MIAMI HORROR, THE CASSETTE KIDS & DJ SAMPOLOGY

FIVE BANDS, ONE TRAIN, FOUR CITIES…ONE HELL OF A RIDE

All aboard the BACARDI EXPRESS! Australia’s only touring music festival on rails just got a whole lot noisier! Headliners La Roux will be joined by Art vs Science, Yves Klein Blue, Miami Horror and The Cassette Kids, with DJ support from Sampology completing the stellar line up on board the BACARDI EXPRESS 2010.
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Tegan and Sara Australian Tour 2010

Tegan and Sarah   Tegan and Sara Australian Tour 2010
With special guests Astronautalis (USA) and The Jezabels (AUS)

Canadian twins Tegan and Sara return to Australia in May for a national tour, following the release of their new album ‘Sainthood’ (Warner) last year. ‘Sainthood’ was lavished with acclaim from fans and critics a-like, the first single ‘Hell’ gathering radio spins from alternate and commercial radio around the country.

After years of selling out headline tours and their recent experience in joining the summer festival circuit, which saw them playing to thousands at the Falls Festivals, Southbound and Sunset Sounds in 2008, Tegan and Sara tours have become one of the most anticipated live shows among Aussie music lovers. Their on stage chemistry, incredible musical abilities, infectious pop sensibilities and direct connection with their fans has won hearts all over the world.
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ATP New York 2010 – Jim Jarmusch to curate, Sonic Youth, Breeders, Explosions In The Sky to play!

All Tomorrow’s Parties will return to Kutsher’s Country Club, Monticello for the third ATP New York festival over Labor Day weekend, running from Friday 3rd September – Sunday 5th September. We are very excited to announce that legendary film-maker Jim Jarmusch, well known for his fantastic collaborations and documentaries with musicians will be the guest curator on Sunday 5th.

Born in Akron, Ohio, Jim Jarmusch lives and works in New York. His films include Permanent Vacation (1980), Stranger than Paradise (1984), Down by Law (1986), Mystery Train (1989), Night on Earth (1991), Dead Man (1995), Year of the Horse (1997), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Broken Flowers (2005) and The Limits of Control (2009).
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Comedy: Tom Ballard solo show ‘Cogito Ergo Some Funny’ @ Brisbane Powerhouse – March 2010

Do you want a double pass to see Tom Ballard? See below for details.
A wise man once said “Cogito Ergo Sum”: I think therefore I am.

tom-ballard   Not only does Tom Ballard exist, he also manages to do hilarious comedy. In 2010,for his brand new show, Tom shall drop some philosophical gems that even Descartes would be proud of, as well as jokes concerning his penis. It’s basically fun for the whole high and low brow family. With topics ranging from death to radio to the worst thing he’s ever done in his entire life, Tom’s Cogito Ergo Some Funny is an hour of stand-up that will make you both laugh and ponder at the same time.

Last year, at age 19, this law school drop-out became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious Best Newcomer award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Not bad progress for someone whose first stand up gig was at the brave age of 14, where he wore a bad shirt and then freaked out when he met Ross Noble.
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