Do you want a double pass to the 2010 Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival? See below for details.
||Every city in the world has distinct pockets of colour, culture and character. London has Covent Garden, Paris has Montmartre, New York has Time Square and out of Brisbane’s many precincts – one stands out from the crowd – Caxton Street – and on Sunday 2 May 2010, Caxton Street will be transformed into Queensland’s biggest street party!
Sixteen years ago, the Caxton Street Festival had humble beginnings with a few little jazz bands and a couple of food tents. Fast forward to 2010 an estimated 12,000 people will be sampling a taste of life in one of Australia’s most historical precincts and treating their palettes to delicious seafood, fine wines and sharing a day under the autumn sun while
enjoying the diverse array of musical talent that is sure to keep every festival goer happy – this is how to live it up!
Continue reading Ticket Giveaway: 2010 Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival – 2nd May 2010
Creamfields has established itself as the worlds greatest electronic music festival. Now in its 12th year it continues to dominate the festival market, spanning 17 countries and attracting a worldwide audience of nearly 3 million people. Beginning life in Winchester (UK) in 1998, Creamfields continues to hold the crown as one of the worlds favorite dance festival brands.
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||The Jezabels are pleased to announce a Sydney headline show at Oxford Art Factory in April, before taking the road for a national tour with Tegan & Sara in May. The band have wrapped up the summer in fine form with appearances at festivals including Field Day Sydney, Soundwave Melbourne and Playground Weekender since releasing their latest EP ‘She’s So Hard’ independently through MGM late last year.
‘Hurt Me’, the EP’s first single, with it’s unmistakable striding drum grooves has been gathering momentum at radio through to TV and retail scoring iTunes Single Of The Week, Rage Indie Clip Of The Week and video playlist adds on Channel V & MTV. The EP has entered into the AIR 100% Indie Single Charts, it currently sits at #13.
Continue reading The Jezabels Sydney Show & National Support Tour with Tegan & Sara
The Dillinger Escape Plan have merely one prerogative: to go forward in ALL directions simultaneously.
TUESDAY 18 MAY ADELAIDE, FOWLERS LIVE – Lic A/A
BUY TICKETS HERE!!
More gigs blelow…
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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Continue reading The Dillinger Escape Plan – Australian Tour – May 2010
||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!
Continue reading ‘APRIL UPRISING’ from the JOHN BUTLER TRIO!
New Found energy, New Found purpose; New Found Glory is back in the ring.
||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
Continue reading Tour: New Found Glory Australian Tour – April 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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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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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
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.
Continue reading Tour: Bacardi Express 2010 – Five Bands, One Train, Four Cities… One Hell Of A Ride
||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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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).
Continue reading ATP New York 2010 – Jim Jarmusch to curate, Sonic Youth, Breeders, Explosions In The Sky to play!
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.
||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.
Continue reading Comedy: Tom Ballard solo show ‘Cogito Ergo Some Funny’ @ Brisbane Powerhouse – March 2010
The Frontier Touring Company confirmed that pop rockers Thirsty Merc will be supporting The Fray on their upcoming Australian tour kicking off next month.
Continue reading THIRSTY MERC to support THE FRAY Australian tour March-April 2010
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 & 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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