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EVIL EDDIE ‘East Coast’ Tour – February | March 2011 [Tour News]

  After blitzing, wooing and sometimes insulting the crowds at the Peats Ridge and Woodford Festivals at the end of 2010 in what was his live solo debut, ex-Butterfingers front man Evil Eddie is set to hit the road again in February and March for a run of East Coast shows.

On the tour, which includes shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, Evil brings with him an all star Brisbane based backing band which boasts members of Butterfingers, Laneous and the Family Yah and Spitfireliar.

Since the release of his first single ‘Queensland’ at the end of last year, Eddie has been causing quite a stir around the country.

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The Holidays announce April tour with guests Gold Fields [Tour News]

Sydney band The Holidays have announced they’ll be taking their dreamy, palm tree jams on the road again with a national headline tour in April.


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  The band’s self produced, debut album Post Paradise, has proven to be a critic’s favourite and ended last year picking up The Age EG award for ‘Best Album’ and landing the year’s final Triple J Feature Album. The album also received “Album of the Week” in Drum Media, Beat Magazine, BMA Mag & The Brag, while Post Paradise has already delivered alternative radio favourites Broken Bones, Golden Sky and Moonlight Hours.

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THE GETAWAY PLAN ‘Reclamation Tour’ – February 2011 [Tour News]


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  In February 2009, The Getaway Plan shocked Australian fans and media by calling it quits just a year after the release of their smash hit debut album “Other Voices, Other Rooms”. The album that spawned three radio hits and made them one of the most successful young bands in Australia, sent the band on a hectic touring schedule that included three sold out headline tours and ended with their first appearance on the Big Day Out.

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BOB DYLAN touring Australia in April 2011! [Tour News]

Recent acclaim for Bob Dylan:
“A performance filled with gusto, never afraid of restructuring the classics, Dylan succeeded in delivering another stellar live show in his ‘Never Ending Tour’.” – Hot Press live review July 2010

“Dylan’s voice is actually the star.” – New Musical Express (NME)

“The album’s a gas, a riot, a hoot.” (LP Together Through Life) – Uncut Magazine
“His third straight masterwork.” (LP Modern Times) – Rolling Stone – ☆☆☆☆, and ranked #1 album of 2006

Mr Bob Dylan – celebrated poet, artist, singer, writer, actor and radio announcer – will send legions of fans back once more to all those wonderful songs and albums, as he returns after close to four years for a tour taking in Australian capital cities and festival appearances in Byron Bay for Bluesfest and Fremantle for West Coast Blues & Roots.
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STONE SOUR + SEVENDUST + 36 CRAZYFISTS – Sidewaves announced!

STONE SOUR is a multi-faceted hard rock force of nature.

  The continued ascendancy of Stone Sour is a genuine phenomenon. Resounding with more power and passion than ever before, on the new album ‘Audio Secrecy’, Corey Taylor proves he is much more than the snarling masked role he plays in Slipknot. Pitting bone-shattering riffs alongside unforgettable choruses, STONE SOUR “have created the soundtrack to the rest of our lives” – Rock Sound

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Keith Urban ‘Get Closer’ Tour – April 2011 [Tour News]


Australia is scheduled to be the first stop on Keith Urban’s Get Closer 2011 World Tour which will see the multi-platinum selling artist perform to hundreds of thousands of fans in many countries across the globe all beginning here on Friday April 8, with the multi-platinum selling Lady Antebellum joining Urban for the Australian tour as the opening act.
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Summer Rhythm Festival @ Goolabri Resort, Canberra – 19-20 February 2011 [Festival News]

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  The Summer Rhythm Festival debuted in December 2009 with an outstanding success. In 2011 the Festival looks to be bigger and better and continues to be a not for profit event, this year promoting Mental Health awareness.

The Festival, featuring 3 stages, is to be held on the grounds of Goolabri Resort, on the ACT border just minutes from Canberra off the Federal Highway.

Supported by the local community and presented by Strange Hours the festival aims to broaden people’s knowledge of mental health through a two day musical event.

The event will be on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th February, with overnight camping space available. This is a not for profit event, Summer Rhythm will make a donation to Beyond blue.

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Kate Nash (UK) Australian Tour – February 2011 [Tour News]

The young Miss Nash has transformed into a powerful and enigmatic pop musician.

  The new album My Best Friend Is You, perfectly demonstrates this story. The album naturally progresses through grungy pop, steering you blissfully with catchy hooks and humourous lyrical narrative. The help of 60s sounds of full brass pipes and twanging surf guitar show her diversity and ability to make poignant yet playful music. Often crude and clearly unafraid of a little bloodsport, Nash splashes playfully on the shores of innocence and idiosyncrasy. This juxtaposition is her most powerful weapon and is quintessentially, Nash.

One thing is certain, the coming performances at Playground Weekender and on Australias east coast are going to be unmissable. A clever musician with a compelling persona – shes not afraid to show them how its done. Get your tickets through the venue or through the Playground Weekender website.

Tour Dates:
Metro Theatre – Sydney, NSW – Wed 16 February, 2011
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The Hi-Fi – Brisbane, QLD – Sat 19 February, 2011
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Billboard The Venue – Melbourne, VIC – Fri 18 February, 2011
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SLASH with COHEED AND CAMBRIA and TAKING DAWN – Sidewave announced!

Slash   Few artists in rock history can carry off the single moniker, and carry it with gravitas.
SLASH is one of that rare breed.

Since emerging with Guns N’ Roses, SLASH has been one of the world’s most sought after guitarists. Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Quentin Tarantino and so many other fellow icons have sought his services in order to make the good sound great.

Critics and fans alike still debate the greatest rock riff of all time with “Sweet Child O’ Mine” consistently taking top honors. Time Magazine placed SLASH second only to Jimi Hendrix amongst the greatest guitarists of all time.

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CocoRosie – Sydney and Melbourne Shows – January 2011 [Tour News]


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  Nomadic sibling duo, CocoRosie, will be making their third trip to Australia this January. American born sisters Bianca “Coco” and Sierra “Rosie” Casady began creating their unique blend of pop, folk, blues, electronica, gospel, opera and hip hop while living in Paris in 2003. After becoming estranged for almost a decade, upon reuniting they discovered an instant artistic connection and their first album La Maison de Mon Rêve wa…s released in 2004.

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Unwritten Law (USA) ‘Swan’ Australian Tour – March 2011 [Tour News]

  With 2 million albums sold and half-a-dozen radio hits, SoCal’s favorite sons return to Australia.

They are back with studio album number six. Southern California’s favourite punk rock songsters, Unwritten Law, are on the brink of unleashing ‘Swan’, and they are bringing their hard-hitting live show to our shores to celebrate.

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Peter Frampton: 35th Anniversary of Frampton Comes Alive!

This week nationally syndicated Rock radio show InTheStudio celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Frampton Comes Alive! Show producer and Host Redbeard visits with Peter Frampton. Visit InTheStudio to listen to the show ONLINE!!

  Peter Frampton’s double concert album Frampton Comes Alive! in January 1976 was so phenomenally successful,and his resultant fame so widespread,that it is hard to remember a time when he wasn’t. I remember clearly my disappointment when he left Humble Pie, but was impressed that he wasted no time launching a solo career with the tasty 1972 release Wind of Change. Shortly after the release of the follow-up Frampton’s Camel in 1973, I drove several hundred miles during the Arab Oil Embargo to see Peter Frampton open for the Edgar Winter Group in Massillon Ohio’s football stadium . Even with what looked to be about five feet of stage depth allotted and undoubtedly only half of the P.A. afforded to

the support band , Frampton’s smartly-rehearsed band exhibited the same energy, exuberance, and tightly-arranged hooky songs that would be hallmarks of his record-setting live album three years later.
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Queens Of The Stone Age – Sidewaves announced!

  QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have been one of the 21st century’s most engaging and ambitious rock groups. Led by Josh Homme, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have pursued an agenda of moody, sexy, high-energy rock that flaunts its danger and oddness, winning over fans and critics in the process.

Releasing their self-titled debut in 1998, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE boasted a stripped-down approach to hard rock and metal that valued gnarly riffs over head-banging theatrics. In keeping with the band’s desert origins, the songs had a sun-baked, slightly eerie quality to them, and as the album’s sexually suggestive cover indicated, QOTSA had a cocky, libidinous streak to them.

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Double Pass Giveaway to the Cult Classic ‘THE ROOM’ – Tribal Theatre, Brisbane

THE ROOM – Weekly Double Pass Giveaway!
Double Pass Giveaway to the crazy cult classic movie – THE ROOM
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  From January 14th – February 4th, Tribal Theatre will present four special Friday late-night screenings of the 2003 cult film The Room.

Dubbed ‘the Citizen Kane of bad movies’, Tommy Wiseau’s so-bad-it’s-good film will be screened on 35mm in all its glory.

A piece of cinema so awful it has become a cult phenomenon and an outrageous movie-going experience.

Audiences around the world have embraced Wiseau’s film, dressing up as their favorite characters, throwing plastic spoons at the screen, tossing footballs to each other, and yelling insulting comments about the film’s terrible quality.

The Room is a truly unforgettable film with glaring plot holes, strange editing and a bizarre lead performance from Tommy Wiseau himself.

Set in San Francisco, The Room is a melodramatic but unintentionally hilarious tale of a love triangle involving Johnny, his friend Mark, and Johnny’s fiancée Lisa – who is sleeping with both men…

The Room drew packed audiences when screened recently as part of Brisbane International Film Festival and Tribal Theatre is pleased to bring back the film for four special screenings at 10pm.

“You can laugh, you can cry, you can express yourself – but please don’t hurt each other” – Tommy Wiseau – Director, Writer, Producer, Executive Producer & Actor.

Join the madness and BYO beer & wine – plastic spoons will be provided!

Read a Viewer’s Guide to The Room – what to yell at the screen and when! – Click here to download the guide.

THE ROOM (M) 35mm / 99 min
Late night screenings of the 2003 cult film
Friday 14 January 10pm
Friday 21 January 10pm
Friday 28 January 10pm
Friday 4 February 10pm
Tickets $10 per person (18+ event)
Tribal Theatre 346 George St Brisbane

www.tribaltheatre.com.au

Read this review from ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY : The Crazy Cult of ‘The Room’


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Double Pass Giveaway! Dead Letter Chorus with Jason Collett (Broken Social Scene) & Zeus @ The Zoo, Brisbane – Thursday January 13th, 2011

Show cancelled due to Brisbane Floods!
For your chance to win a double pass to the Dead Letter Chorus & Jason Collett (Broken Social Scene) & Zeus concert @ the Zoo, Brisbane on Thursday January 13th, 2011
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  The sumptuous second taste of Dead Letter Chorus’ upcoming album, Run, Wild has become (if you excuse the pun) a runaway success. The song’s existential yet hopeful sentiments have clearly tapped into the zeitgeist and in to the hearts of the general public thanks to a lot of love from national broadcaster Triple J as well as a slew of community radio.

Run, Wild was decidedly a highlight of the band’s live set on their recent East Coast tour alongside the considerable talents of Seagull and Dan Parsons. And it wasn’t just in live land that the track was heaped with kudos; its accompanying film clip was recently named Indie Clip of the Week by national institution, and savior of late night television watchers everywhere, Rage.
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