Category Archives: news

JEFF MARTIN (THE TEA PARTY) – Australian Tour 2011

JEFF MARTIN (THE TEA PARTY)
Acoustic and Solo
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2011

JEFF MARTIN (The Tea Party) returns to the intimate solo format this October, after a year of high praise with the formation of a new band 777 that stormed across Australia in May and The Ground Cries Out Album, to a sell out run of shows with the resurgence of The Tea Party in Canada, and to the magic of the collaboration with Terepai Richmond last month; one would think Jeff Martin should need a nice cup of chai tea and a good lie down…but rock & roll never rests ladies & gents, and nor does Jeff Martin.
Continue reading JEFF MARTIN (THE TEA PARTY) – Australian Tour 2011

BIGSOUND Live 2011 | 80 Artists – 8 Venues – 2 Nights

  Australia’s biggest celebration of breaking artists has hit new heights with the announcement today of OVER FIFTY new artists joining the BIGSOUND LIVE lineup.

Today’s announcement is headed by latest EMI signing Papa Vs Pretty and prog rock supergroup FloatingMe, featuring members of Karnivool and Cog.

Continue reading BIGSOUND Live 2011 | 80 Artists – 8 Venues – 2 Nights

July 3, 1971 – Jim Morrison (The Doors) died in Paris at age 27.

On This Day: July 3, 1971
James Douglas “Jim” Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American lead singer and lyricist of the rock band The Doors, as well as a poet.
Jim Morrison would often improvise poem passages while the band played live, which was his trademark. He was ranked number 47 on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” and is widely regarded, with his wild personality and performances, as one of the most iconic, charismatic and pioneering frontmen in rock music history.

Source and detailed information at Wikipedia

Continue reading July 3, 1971 – Jim Morrison (The Doors) died in Paris at age 27.

Suzi Quatro – Touring Australia – Sept/Oct 2011 – Tour News and Tickets

Suzi Quatro legendary rocker, international superstar…icon…The Queen of Rock! There isn’t a better description when it comes to one of the most influential performers of all time.

Due to her popularity and solid fan base in Australia she returns to tour this September October.

Audiences can expect to experience 90 minutes of raw, rock-filled, energy, with Suzi playing all of her hits, including Can the Can, Devil Gate Drive, 48 Crash, and Stumblin’ In, plus tracks from her forthcoming album.

Suzi has toured the world many times over with her music and is more than a household name, she is a legend.
Continue reading Suzi Quatro – Touring Australia – Sept/Oct 2011 – Tour News and Tickets

[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.

Continue reading [Me] Online Fan Giveaways

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

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!

Continue reading Matt Walters Album Launch @ The Northcote Social Club, Melbourne on May 12, 2011 [Gig News & Giveaways]

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!

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

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

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

futuremusicfestival.com.au
futureentertainment.com.au
Continue reading Future Music Festival 2011 :: Timelapse

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

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.
Continue reading DATAROCK Announce Australian Supports – May 2011 [Tour News]

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!
Continue reading Double Pass Giveaways: RADIO STAR @ The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne – 21 April 2011