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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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  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.

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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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FUNtastic THIRD artist announcement for Bluesfest 21st celebration!

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The Great Music Keeps on Coming…

FUNtastic THIRD artist announcement for Bluesfest 21st celebration!

Playing Schedule online + One Day tickets selling FAST

The third major round of artists to perform at the 21st Anniversary Bluesfest has today been announced. The great music just keeps on coming in what is fast being considered by the media as the best ever Bluesfest bill – a fitting scenario for a 21st birthday celebration. And there’s still approximately 40 artists yet to be announced!
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Paul Dempsey announces “Burning Leaves” National Tour April 2010

PAUL DEMPSEY ANNOUNCES “BURNING LEAVES” NATIONAL TOUR APRIL 2010 & NEW SINGLE “BATS”
With very special guests Dan Kelly and his Dream Band*

Paul Dempsey is delighted to announce that he and his band will embark upon their “Burning Leaves” national tour throughout April. This will be Paul’s one and only Australian headline tour for 2010 before relocating to New York City for the remainder of the year.
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New Name, New Look – THE SEED 2010 – Applications Now Open

The_Seed_logo_sml   THE SEED 2010 – An Arts Grant Fund
Applications Now Open

In its sixth year running The JB Seed, will be re-branded The Seed. Encouraged by the amazing generosity and trust people have shown the project, this shift will make The Seed an initiative whose ownership is that of the entire community of contributors.

The Seed has evolved over the years to become an integral part of the Australian Arts & Music industry, contributing over $533,000 worth of funding to over 200 Artists and Music Managers. The passion and support of all contributors has helped to make it what it is today and although John Butler and co-founder Danielle Caruana will remain a driving force behind the project, they believe it is time to make The Seed something that the arts community can call their own.
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Alexisonfire Soundwave sideshows with Comback Kid and Anti-Flag – Sydney and Melbourne : February 2010

Alexisonfire   Why don’t we let the squires at Metal Hammer begin our introduction to the brutality that is Alexisonfire and their brand new 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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Dirty Three replace Echo and the Bunnymen at Brisbane Laneway; Sydney Echo gig rescheduled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, UK outfit ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN will be replaced by Melbourne deities THE DIRTY THREE at the Brisbane Laneway Festival event this Friday.
The same circumstances force the band to reschedule tonight’s Sydney performance at the Enmore Theatre to Tuesday 2 February at the Metro Theatre.

Patrons holding tickets for the Enmore Theatre show will be granted access with their current tickets, those requiring a refund can arrange this by contacting their point of purchase.
Tickets for the newly scheduled Metro show are on sale now through Ticketek and the venue box office.
Echo & The Bunnymen [not performing Brisbane], Florence and The Machine, Black Lips, The XX, Daniel Johnston [Performing in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Perth], Sarah Blasko, N.AS.A, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Hockey, Dappled Cities, Mumford & Sons , Radioclit, The Very Best, Wild Beasts [Performing in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Perth], Whitley, The Middle East, Kid Sam, Dirty Three [Brisbane and Melbourne only] and heaps more…

DATES AND VENUES
Friday 29 January Brisbane Alexandria St off St Paul’s Terrace, Fortitude Valley (Twilight event) – – SOLD OUT
Saturday 30 January Melbourne Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) – SOLD OUT
Sunday 31 January Sydney Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) – SOLD OUT
Monday 1 February Auckland Britomart Station.
Friday 5 February Adelaide Fowler’s Live, North Terrace (Twilight event) – OUTLET TICKETS SOLD OUT, AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY
Saturday 6 February Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge
TICKETING DETAILS
TICKETS TO PERTH AND ADELAIDE AVAILABLE FROM
Web Bookings: www.lanewayfestival.com.au
Phone Bookings: 1300 369 882
Head to www.lanewayfestival.com.au for participating retail outlets and all the information on the line up and new locations.