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[Me] Online Fan Giveaways

  For the whole month of May, [Me] is running a Live Music Month giving away a free live track each week for a month.

You’ll receive a download each week and access to a community page to share your thoughts on the tracks with other fans!

Each download includes exclusive cover art hand drawn by Steve Walker. When the covers are put together they create a poster! Collect each week, print them out and create your exclusive mosaic.

Here’s what to expect:

Week 1: ‘Like A Fox’
Week 2: ‘Your Favourite Colour’
Week 3: ‘Nip And Tuck Me In’
Week 4: ‘Slow Children Run’

Simply click the ‘Download Now’ button to the left and enter your email address. You’ll instantly receive the latest track and be added to the list to receive them all.

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The Incredible Kicks ‘Fairytales’ EP Launch @ The Step Inn, Brisbane – 26 May 2011 [Gig News]

  On Thursday the 26th of May The Incredible Kicks will unleash their pop harmonies upon us, with the release of their debut EP Fairytales.

Blending the best parts of Prog Rock and Pop, The Incredible Kicks have crafted an EP packed full of tasty treats. A fusion of styles and sounds, at times epic at times intimate, Fairytales is a wicked and wondrous musical journey down the rabbit hole. From love songs to nightmares and abstract tales come five tracks, laced with pop sensibility and roguish charm. An exciting, original sound.

Through the thrill and longing of forthcoming single, Not On Me, to the delectable staccato/quintuplets of the title track, Fairytale, The Incredible Kicks weave a elaborate web, with luminous layered harmonies, while the bass and beats engage in a dark dance of kicking rock.
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Matt Walters Album Launch @ The Northcote Social Club, Melbourne on May 12, 2011 [Gig News & Giveaways]

  Australian singer-songwriter Matt Walters will launch his new album at this show featuring his unique blend of folk influenced pop music. Having toured Australia extensively, the 25-year-old has supported the likes of Ben Folds, Paul Kelly, and Liam Finn.

The debut album Farewell Youth was produced by Paul Mckercher (Sarah Blasko, Augie March) and Francois Tetaz (Bertie

Blackman, Gotye) and features a hauntingly pretty single I Would Die For You with guest vocals by Megan Washington.

Launch Show:
May 12th 2011 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne – Buy Tickets


Thanks to Matt Walters and Remedy Music, we have double passes to giveaway to the Matt Walters Album Launch @ The Northcote Social Club, Melbourne on May 12, 2011

For your chance to win a double pass to the Matt Walters Album Launch @ Northcote Social Club, Melbourney*

1. Follow us on Twitter and/or Like us on Facebook
2. Fill in the form below.
3. (Optional) For an extra chance to win *and good Karma*, Tweet this messsage: I entered for a chance to win tickets to the Matt Walters @ Northcote Social Club, Melbourne http://tinyurl.com/3gkvb7z – @LifeMusicMedia

Note: Winners will be notified by email on the Sunday the 8th May 2011.

Good Luck!

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Matt Walters Album Launch @ The Vanguard, Sydney – May 11, 2011 [Gig News & Giveaways]

  Australian singer-songwriter Matt Walters will launch his new album at this show featuring his unique blend of folk influenced pop music. Having toured Australia extensively, the 25-year-old has supported the likes of Ben Folds, Paul Kelly, and Liam Finn.

The debut album Farewell Youth was produced by Paul Mckercher (Sarah Blasko, Augie March) and Francois Tetaz (Bertie

Blackman, Gotye) and features a hauntingly pretty single I Would Die For You with guest vocals by Megan Washington.

Launch Shows:
May 11th 2011 – Vanguard, Sydney – Buy Tickets


Thanks to Matt Walters and Remedy Music, we have double passes to giveaway to the Matt Walters Album Launch @ The Vanguard, Sydney on May 11, 2011

For your chance to win a double pass to the Matt Walters Album Launch @ The Vanguard, Sydney*

1. Follow us on Twitter and/or Like us on Facebook
2. Fill in the form below.
3. (Optional) For an extra chance to win *and good Karma*, Tweet this messsage: I entered for a chance to win tickets to the Matt Walters Album Launch @ The Vanguard, Sydney http://tinyurl.com/4x2ubsv – @LifeMusicMedia

Note: Winners will be notified by email on the Sunday the 8th May 2011.

Good Luck!

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Sampology’s Super Visual Monster Mash – April/May 2011 [Tour News]

  Sampology mixes YouTube clips, exerts from films, TV shows and vintage VHS finds, turning your ordinary club night into a crazy AVDJ mashup.

The technical aspect to Sampology’s Super Visual AVDJ shows is pretty darned impressive. He’s madly manipulating video via two turntables and a mixer and triggering animations from his drum machine, all projected live onto a big-ass widescreen. But it’s Sampology’s cheeky sense of humour, sprinkled across the exerts from film and TV shows, filmclips, YouTube clips and vintage VHS finds that takes your ordinary club night and turns it into a stupidly exciting and crazy fun visual mashup.

Its like dancing your butt off at your favourite movie of all time, and laughing the whole way through.
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Future Music Festival 2011 :: Timelapse

The Sydney leg of the all conquering Future Music Festival was held at Royal Randwick Racecourse on 12th March 2011 and encompassed 9 stages, 2 big-tops, 2 inflatable tents all set up over 5 days.

Music: Chemical Brothers – Escape Velocity

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CARO EMERALD debut single ‘BACK IT UP’ [Video]

Check out the ‘BACK IT UP’ video clip below!

  “New Orleans… 1951… a bar full of genius players – double dealing, sweet talking players with more on their mind than numbers – converge where the hustlers lay on the sugar thicker than the cheap wine that flows in the back rooms of the gambling halls. Eyes shift to the white girl who is obviously lost, or from out of town. And as soon as the timpani plays and she grabs the microphone, her voice moves from pariah to Princess of the Pleasure Dome. A coincidence? No, not really…”

‘Back It Up’ is the sound of swapped glances across a crowded dancefloor. It’s the sound of a party that begins late and carries on until the sun rises. It’s a song about dancing, flirting and a declaration of independence. With her debut single, Caro Emerald announces herself with the sort of sassy, whipsmart pop that will have the likes of Lily Allen and Mark Ronson pricking up their ears. Her smouldering vocals update the classic Americano sound with a contemporary sheen and suggestive lyrics over a melting pot of sounds and influences – yet the sound is entirely, inimitably that of an exciting new artist.
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DATAROCK Announce Australian Supports – May 2011 [Tour News]

Norway’s red tracksuit party masters Datarock are excited to announce Australian supports…

Photo_by_Tom_Oxley   Wednesday 4th May @ The Zoo in Brisbane: Mitzi and Tortoiseshell

Thursday 5th May @ Oxford Art Factory in Sydney: Goldfields

Thursday 12th May @ East Brunswick Club Melbourne: Wearefans

For the past decade DATAROCK have melded indie dance, new wave, pop, and funk into a custom sound responsible for a steady stream of unforgettable tracks and performances.
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Double Pass Giveaways: RADIO STAR @ The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne – 21 April 2011

RADIO STAR @ The Evelyn, Melbourne – Double Pass Giveaway!
See below for details

  RADIO STAR are playing a super fun gig at The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne on Thursday, 21 April 2011 – the night before good friday! AWESOME!!

Helping us out are some totally sweet amazing bands that’ll make your collective heads explode…
They include:

The super catchy and super blissful tunes of THE BELLIGERENTS hailing all the way from BRISBANE! YEAH!
The ‘psychedelic post-jungle surf hymns’ from the TOMAKI JETS YEAHx2!
And of course the super sexy and super intelligent FUN HAPPY SOUNDS from the INDIGO KIDS YEAHx3!
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Interview with DANDY WARHOLS guitarist PETER HOLSTROM – Australian Tour, Cash and Creativity

Interview by: Dermot Clarke
DANDY WARHOLS guitarist PETER HOLSTROM chats briefly about the band’s upcoming Australian tour (2011), and the way cash and creativity affect each other.
“It felt like after we did Parklife we hadn’t really performed to our fans,” a laid-back sounding Peter Holstrom says.

“We’d performed to a lot of people who were going to a dance music festival, and that was fun and great but we needed to come back and do shows for our fans, the ones who didn’t want to spend however much it was for a festival ticket to just see a few bands that they might like on it.”

The decadent rock outfit’s strong touring relationship with Australia can be traced back to their visit in 2000, on the back of their landmark album Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia. When they walked onstage for their Livid Festival set, they were met with such a screaming wall of white noise from the audience that they changed their set list on the spot, opening with the high-paced feedback dirge “Fast Driving Raveup With the Dandy Warhols”.
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Interview with Helen Croome of Gossling

Interview: Bianca Martin
Following successful appearances at Woodford Folk Festival, Peats Ridge and NYE presented by the City of Melbourne over Summer, as well as sold out launch shows in Melbourne and Sydney for her current EP ‘Until Then, songstress Gossling has again hit the road and currently playing a string of shows throughout Australia – Bianca Martin (BM) caught up with Gossling vocalist Helen Croome (HC) for a chat.

BM – You’ve toured the country quite extensively in your short musical career – what have you been looking forward to most about this tour with Oh Mercy?

HC – I have been very lucky to support some amazing australian acts on their tours. I really enjoy getting to experience a different crowd in every town/city and it’s a joy to be able to watch Oh Mercy play their set every night.
 
BM – How has the tour been treating you so far?

HC – The crowds on this tour have been great and really supportive of my set. I’ve been playing solo for the majority of the shows on this tour and the guys from Oh Mercy have been very kind letting me tag along with them on the road.
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Double Pass Giveaways: Apollo Pathway (single launch!) @ East Brunswick Club, Melbourne – 15 April 2011

Apollo Pathway (single launch!) @ East Brunswick Club, Melbourne – Double Pass Giveaway!
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  In the summer of 2010, Apollo Pathway teamed up with Shidad’s Tom Larkin on production, inspired by his work with some of Australia’s best emerging bands including Calling All Cars, Red Ink, The Galvatrons and Young Heretics. Impressing Larkin with their creative vision, they set to work laying the foundations for Apollo Pathways debut album, immersing themselves and feeding off their undeniable live energy within a studio environment.

“Apollo Pathway have one of the best new sounds coming out of Melbourne this decade” Tom Larkin
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Grinspoon Six To Midnight Easter Tour – April 2011 [Tour News]

  After touring Australia extensively in 2010, aussie rockers Grinspoon are back on the road continuing their Six to Midnight tour, on a 5 day run through NSW over the easter long weekend.

Their sixth studio album Six To Midnight has recently been released in Japan and also the United Kingdom where they will be touring in March.

This tour will kick off at Rooty Hill on the 21st of April and will finish in Newcastle on Anzac Day.

Video Hits presents….
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House Of Pain Announce Australian Tour April | May 2011 [Tour News & Tickets]

  This April and May, HOUSE OF PAIN – the rowdy Irish-American Hip-Hop group from Boston, Massachusetts – will bring their fiery live show to Australia as a part of their 20th anniversary world tour.

It was the turn of a new decade when HOUSE OF PAIN changed the face of hip-hop with the release of their multi-platinum selling, self-titled, debut album which featured one of the most memorable songs in hip-hop history, ‘Jump Around’.

Now it’s the start of another new decade and HOUSE OF PAIN is ready to do it all over again. On the heels of their widely heralded reunion show at KROQ’s ‘Epicenter 2010’, EVERLAST and DANNY BOY have decided to get the band back together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the groups’ formation.
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Tin Can Radio – 20 Date National Tour [Tour News]

  Dynamic Brisbane indie-dance/art-rock five-piece, Tin Can Radio, are celebrating the release of their debut Long-Player Chase the Sun, Hold the Night with a massive 20 date tour around metropolitan and regional Australia. The tour begins its west-cost leg on March 15, and spans over April and May of 2011. The album will be available for purchase in limited release during the tour, and in stores and on iTunes on APRIL 15.

The debut album, Chase the Sun, Hold the Night, is the accumulation of two acclaimed single-releases and many hard months in the studio. The 11 track LP runs a knife edge between accessible and fun, and ambitious and sonically challenging; journeying through dreamy landscapes, sing-along hooks, punchy guitar driven riffs and grinding dubstep breakdowns. It features remastered and retouched versions of the first singles Hot Trash and Days to Dust, which were both featured and played in 2010 on Triple J radio, as well as standout live favourite and latest single, “Skeletons”.

Skeletons by Tin Can Radio
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