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URIAH HEEP ‘EAVY BRITISH ROCK LEGENDS RETURN ‘DOWNUNDA’ IN 2011 WITH A GREATEST HITS TOUR

  It’s been over 25 years since the legendary Uriah Heep have played on Australian soil. In that time we’ve witnessed a lot of changes to our musical landscape: the birth, death and rebirth of trends, musical marriages and mix-ups, assassinations and cultural revolutions, and of course the dawn of the digital age. Through all of this, Uriah Heep has ensured at least one constant on the horizon – a hard, heavy rock band that continues to deliver.

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MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS Headline Shows – December 2010


  Marina & The Diamonds will be performing at Falls Festival, Field Day Festival and Southbound Festival. In addition Chugg Entertainment and XIII Touring are pleased to announce two exclusive sideshows @ The Hi Fi, Melbourne Tuesday 28th Dec and @ Factory Theatre, Sydney Thursday 30th Dec.

“Hailed as the new Kate Bush and certain to be one of 2010’s most ubiquitous tips, her debut album proves she’s got the depth of tunes and ideas to match the hype.”- The Guardian
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BORN RUFFIANS Australian Tour – January 2011 [Tour News]

  Just as the midsummer season heats up, so too will Canadian natives, Born Ruffians, when they make their welcome return to our fair shores. With their infectious, raw live show in tow, the band will be playing several Australian dates to ring in the New Year.

Born Ruffians’ will be kicking off their Australian tour at Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club on Sunday 2 January, before

heading north to Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on Monday 3 January and then up to The Zoo in Brisbane for a show on Tuesday 4 January, then finishing up on Thursday 6 January at Fowler’s Live in Adelaide.
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Built To Spill @ The Zoo, Brisbane – 02 January 2011 [Tour News]

  Having made their Australian debut on 2008’s Falls & Southbound Festivals, Built To Spill return this summer for another round of festival activity, this time as special guests of both the Peats Ridge and Pyramid Rock Festivals.

Over time, Built to Spill have developed an especially dedicated following – among them Matt Groening, who curated the May 2010 edition of the UK based All Tomorrow’s

Parties festival. Groening invited Built To Spill to play alongside heavyweights: the reformed Iggy & The Stooges, Spiritualized, She & Him, Joanna Newsom, Deerhunter & others. Continue reading Built To Spill @ The Zoo, Brisbane – 02 January 2011 [Tour News]

Bluesfest Sideshows – Mavis Staples [Tour News]

  VH1 named her as one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll, and Rolling Stone listed her as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of all time. MAVIS STAPLES is a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient. In her 60 year career – from her ground breaking family band – THE STAPLES SINGERS – through her solo career – it is now that her star is shining brightest. With her new album, ‘You Are Not Alone’, this legendary vocalist adds a remarkable new chapter to her historic career, delivering wall-to-wall joy and mixing traditional gospel numbers with two new songs, penned by producer Jeff Tweedy of Wilco fame, and including

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Double Pass Giveaway – Mystery Jets @ The Hi Fi, Brisbane on January 7th, 2011

MYSTERY JETS – Double Pass Giveaway!
Double Pass Giveaway – MYSTERY JETS @ The Hi Fi, Brisbane on January 7th, 2011

  Hailing from Eel Pie Island, London, indie lads MYSTERY JETS have newly released their 3rd studio album Seratonin and it’s hot. The boys recent colab with ‘The Count and Sinden’ has taken the airwaves by storm. ‘After Dark’ is a feel good summer track that will no doubt be the Soundtrack to a many’s summer.

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Double Pass Giveaway – Mystery Jets @ The Hi Fi, Melbourne on January 5th, 2011

MYSTERY JETS – Double Pass Giveaway!
Double Pass Giveaway – MYSTERY JETS @ The Hi Fi, Melbourne on January 5th, 2011

  Hailing from Eel Pie Island, London, indie lads MYSTERY JETS have newly released their 3rd studio album Seratonin and it’s hot. The boys recent colab with ‘The Count and Sinden’ has taken the airwaves by storm. ‘After Dark’ is a feel good summer track that will no doubt be the Soundtrack to a many’s summer.

Full Tour Details Here

To go in the running to win a MYSTERY JETS Double Pass

1. Follow us on Twitter and/or Like us on Facebook
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Entries close at 11.59PM(AEST) on Sunday the 2nd January 2011
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Joe Bonamassa 2011 Australian Tour – May 2011 [Tour News]

  Joe Bonamassa has brought searing electric blues-rock back to its glory days, helping to redefine the genre in the process. His efforts has won him top honours on countless “guitarist of the year” polls, #1 status on the Billboard Blues chart, sold out shows around the world and membership of new supergroup Black Country Communion, and has also built him a massive fan base of diehard fans.

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The Beautiful Girls ‘My Mind is an Echo Chamber’ Australian Summer Tour – Jan 2011 [Tour News]

  ‘My Mind is an Echo Chamber’ was a song title before it was a song. The music comes from a love of dancehall and dub… punk rock and a sense of longing… distorted guitars and analog synths…the good kind…the kind with the broken faders. It’s King Tubby and Barrington Levy booming from a ghetto blaster set up on the side of an empty pool. It’s Scratch Perry lacing up his chucks and eating a burrito con pollo with lyrics from a Morrissey song swimming in his brain. Tape echoes, blue horns and skittering drums.

‘My Mind is an Echo Chamber’ is the third single off The Beautiful Girls fourth record Spooks . Following in the footsteps of its high rotation predecessors ‘Don’t Wait’ and ‘10:10’.
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Suicidal Tendencies – Australian tour announced for May 2011!

  SUICIDAL TENDENCIES were never afraid of a little controversy. The godfathers of crossover thrash and creators of skate punk have dedicated their careers to delivering the middle finger salute to anyone who opposed their views (which included LA authorities who banned them for playing in the city for 6 years)

Playing their irrepressible blend of punk, thrash, funk and hardcore, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES are certainly true to their ideals of ‘no rules.’ Mike Muir’s extreme sincerity and full of rage ravings have garnered the ST Army the world over. “In typical fashion the band was explosive in their playing with Mike running all over the stage delivering his lines. The whole building seemed to shake with everyone screaming as one.” – Metal Army

Unbelievably influential, without SUICIDAL TENDENCIES you would not have the myriad of thrash metal and vicious hard-core bands that permeate the modern musical landscape. Delivering the fast-paced, aggressive and raw sound they pioneered, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES will be getting Cyco on their Australian tour next May…ST….ST….ST….ST!

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ZZ Top Australian Tour – April 2011 [Tour News]


Blues-rock legends ZZ Top return to Australia next April and their image has been as unchanging and memorable as their music. The legendary Texan trio has been together for more than 40 years and were inducted by Keith Richards into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” in 2004. It’s a remarkable achievement that they’re still very much together after more than 40 years of being on the road and in the studio.
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Guitar Legend SANTANA to tour Australia in March 2011! [Tour News]

GUITAR LEGEND SANTANA RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
In Concert with his Guitar Heaven Tour

Chugg Entertainment today announces that come March, one of the greatest musicians and legendary guitarists of our generation is set to ignite Australian & New Zealand shores. Toting a style that defies definition, immediately recognizable yet unlike any other, Santana’s fusion of Latin rock, blues, soul and jazz comes in full swing on stage in a way that transcends time and the limits of genre typecasting.

The GUITAR HEAVEN TOUR begins on Sunday 13th March at Sandalford Estate Swan Valley in Perth, followed by Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday 16th March, and then the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Thursday 17th March before heading to New Zealand for shows at Vector Arena in Auckland on Sunday 20th March and Christchurch’s CBS Canterbury Arena on Tuesday 22nd March. The tour then heads back to Australia for a performance at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Thursday 24th March, then Sydney’s Acer Arena on Friday 25th March. The tour then concludes with a very special performance at Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley on Saturday 26th March, where Santana will be joined by very special guests The Doobie Brothers.
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Eddie Vedder solo Australian tour confirmed for March 2011! [Tour News]

  EDDIE VEDDER CONFIRMS SOLO TOUR FOR AUSTRALIA

Chugg Entertainment today announces, that Pearl Jam’s notoriously anti-corporate rock frontman, Eddie Vedder, will be paying a visit to Australia in March 2011 for a string of extraordinarily special theatre shows; live, solo and intimate.

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Cyndi Lauper Australian Tour 2011 – March 2011 [Tour News]

Iconic performer Cyndi Lauper is returning to Australia for a number of performances from March 2011.

Cyndi Lauper was the first artist to have five top ten singles from a debut album which included her mega hit Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Cyndi has sold 25 million albums, received 13 Grammy nominations, two Emmy Awards, two American Music Awards, and 18 MTV Video Music Awards and continues to lead as a singer, songwriter, musician, actress, and activist.
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Sunset Sounds 2011 Successful Foster Bands Charlie Mayfair and Ball Park Music

Congratulations to our foster band Charlie Mayfair for winning the Sounds Festival Foster Band competition!

  Charlie Mayfair and Ball Park Music
Added to the Sunset Sounds 2011 Line Up

Thanks to the efforts of
Rave Magazine, The Courier Mail, Scene Magazine, The Sunday Mail, Fourthousand,
Groove Magazine, Bats Magazine, Biscuit Magazine, Brisbane Times and Life Music Media

At the beginning of November Sunset Sounds came together with a bunch of Brisbane music’s most supportive media outlets, to shine the light on local artists through the Sunset Sounds Foster Band Initiative.
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