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Brightblack morning light   Mistletone is proud to present for the first time in Australia, the slow and hazy psychedelic jams of New Mexico’s Brightblack Morning Light. Their dreamy, blissed out desert tones will be the perfect accompaniment to a hot summer.

The band was founded by the gentle naturalist ND Shineywater, hailing from Alabama, birthplace of icons such as Sun Ra & Diana Ross. Shineywater since has moved to live a minimal life off the coal/nuclear grid in New Mexico, by using only four solar panels in his small adobe dwelling.

For this tour Brightblack Morning Light will consist of Shineywater with two accompanists: Danielle Stech-Homsy (keyboards/vocals) who has released two fine solo albums under the name Rio en Medio, and Cannupa Luger, a Native American artist and percussionist who lives in the mountains nearby Shineywater’s home.
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Live Review | Hungry Kids of Hungary @ The Zoo, Brisbane with Deep Sea Arcade and Ball Park Music – 14 November 2009

Photo and Words: Elize Strydom

Hungry Kids Of HungaryThe Zoo is filled with fresh faced lasses in floral dresses and boys with floppy hair and dance pants. As soon as the six members of Brisbane’s Ball Park Music hit the stage to room is on its feet and inching closer to the stage. It’s like were being sucked forward by the gloriously poppy sounds and irresistibly jangly guitars. And the trombone. How can anyone resist a trombone? This collective of shiny, happy young’uns have spent much of the year gigging around the city and attracting a little pack of supporters. They released an 8 track debut “Rolling on the floor, Laughing ourselves to sleep” early this year and some of the tracks have come to the attention of triple j heavyweights.
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The Boxer Rebellion – New Single ‘Flashing Red Light Means Go’ + Australian Tour

The Boxer Rebellion   London based band The Boxer Rebellion are making their way to Australia to ring in the New Year and celebrate the massive worldwide success of the their second album ‘Union’. Receiving glowing reviews the world over, the album managed to knock My Morning Jacket from the #1 position on the US iTunes Alternative Chart and lead The Boxer Rebellion to become the first unsigned band in history to break the U.S Billboard Top 100 Albums Chart with a digital-only release!

Now available on CD ‘Union’ continues to create a mass of passionate devotees wherever it lands. As they prepare to release their second single in Australia -‘Flashing Red Light

Means Go’ – the tidal surge that has been The Boxer Rebellion across the globe looks set to hit our shores with a resounding reverb of epic proportions.

The Boxer Rebellion will be playing their only Sydney show at Purple Sneakers NYE House Party ( ** BUY TICKETS HERE **) as well as limited side dates in other cities.

  Purple Sneakers NYE

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Young Heretics EP Launch and Tour – Debut EP ‘The Dreamers’

Young Heretics   Click here to enter the Young Heretics debut EP “The Dreamers” Giveaway

Young Heretics are set to launch their debut EP ‘The Dreamers’ in early December. The two piece will be playing with a full backing band, bringing to life the epic layers and textures that have made the 4 song EP such a hit amongst media and fans alike. Formed early in 2009, Young Heretics is the brainchild of Matthew Wright and Kitty Hart, who have found a connection through their love of warped pop and sonic invention.
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LAMB Confirm Australian Headline Shows – Brisbane and Melbourne 2010

Lamb, the UK’s finest trip-hop duo excited their fans when they signaled an end to their five year hiatus, announcing their reformation in early ’09 for a series of summer festivals and one-off live shows. The Frontier Touring Company is ecstatic to announce the news many have been awaiting: Lamb are back and will perform intimate headline shows in Brisbane and Melbourne this summer.
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Hungry Kids of Hungary – “Let You Down Easy” National Tour – November 2009

Hungry Kids of Hungary   The frequent flyer miles have been piling up for the Hungry Kids of Hungary in 2009 as they zigzagged around the country on the heels of Bertie Blackman and Little Birdy as well as firming up friendships with the likes of Oh Mercy, Tom Ugly and Philadelphia Grand Jury and Washington on the massive triple j presented International Relations Tour. And that’s not to mention a slew of interstate appearances and festival slots at the likes of Big Day Out, Sounds of Spring, Blueprint Festival and Valley Fiesta.

Now it’s time for the Brisbane-four to stand on their own eight feet, fuel up the Tarago yet again and hit the road on their own merits for The Let You Down Easy National Tour, their first ever headline jaunt.

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KELLY CLARKSON, the world’s first ‘American Idol,’ now a certified pop sensation, is bringing her All I Ever Wanted TOUR to Australia. Clarkson latest studio album, All I Ever Wanted has been dominating Australian airwaves since it’s March 2009 release, and in April 2010 she will be hitting Australian shores with her infectious, high-energy live show.
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KARNIVOOL – Sine Waves and Mirrors – Australian tour dates

Karnivool   Sydney live and radio favourites Regular John who along with opening act Coerce should well and truly get things warmed up and maybe a little kicked in the ass before Karnivool hit the stage.

Karnivool’s rabid fan base has again come out in force with a very healthy uptake for ticket sales for the Sine Waves and Mirrors tour. Melbourne fans will get an extra show with a date added at The Palace Theatre on Thursday December 3rd – tickets for this show are on sale now and the show on Wednesday December 2nd is about to sell out as other shows noted below. Having just completed a hugely successful international tour over the past couple of months Karnivool are fully primed to deliver killer sets for their Australian fans.
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LILY ALLEN announces Big Day Out Sideshows

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  She’s brash, she’s bold, she’s magnificently mouthy, she’s the one and only LILY ALLEN and she’s bound to be the talk of the Australian summer in 2010. She’s our favourite pop queen and with all BIG DAY OUT concerts now sold out, here’s your last chance to experience royalty.

A rebellious national treasure in her British homeland, ALLEN has been adopted Down Under too, her second album It’s Not Me, It’s You owning the charts in 2009 and going three-times platinum along the way.

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Short Stack – Stack Is The New Black tour

short stack   After their Sold Out July tour “Sway Sway Baby live” and their #2 ARIA Smash Hit, Short Stack are again hitting the road in December for their third national tour in support of the band’s debut album Stack Is The New Black which stormed the No1 position on the ARIA album chart in its first week of release August 09.

Tickets selling Fast! Brisbane Tivoli (Dec 16) SOLD OUT…. get your tickets for other shows before they go.
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The JOHN BUTLER TRIO emerges from the studio for their ONE WAY ROAD TOUR!

The JOHN BUTLER TRIO emerges from the studio for their ONE WAY ROAD TOUR!

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  In June this year, John Butler proudly announced the new line up of the ever evolving John Butler Trio. Prominent Melbourne musician Nicky Bomba (drums and percussion) of ‘Bomba’ fame and principal drummer on ‘Sunrise Over Sea’ joined the band and bass player Byron Luiters from Sydney outfit Ray Mann Three completed the new line up. Having spent the past few months bunkered down in his Fremantle studio with his new band mates putting down tracks for their forthcoming fifth studio album entitled ‘APRIL UPRISING’, John Butler is pleased to announce fans will get their long awaited live JBT hit when the band perform in capital cities, with some key regional shows, in January next year.

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Foxx On Fire release “White Sands” and Embark On East Coast Launch Tour

Foxx on Fire   “Finishing the night with a bang was the big labels A&R’s wet dream, Foxx On Fire. Give them a few years and they’ll be sharing stages with The Rapture and Bloc Party…Foxx on Fire are going to be big.” – Inpress.

Describing their music as ‘Apocalyptic Disco-Noir’ for the dance floor, this up and coming Melbourne four-piece have spent the last few months tucked away recording their debut EP White Sands. The EP will

launch today October 23 and they are now preparing to head out on the road in November and take their psychedelic sounds to the masses.

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Good Vibrations Festival Announces The Line Up For 2010… And It’s A Killer!

good vibration   Jam Music proudly presents the 7th Good Vibrations Festival and THE party of the summer!

Perth Good Vibrations Festival 2010
Perth Good Vibrations Festival 2010
Claremont Showground
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Gold Coast Good Vibrations Festival 2010
Gold Coast Good Vibrations Festival 2010
Parklands Showgrounds
Gold Coast
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Melbourne Good Vibrations Festival 2010
Melbourne Good Vibrations Festival 2010
Flemington Racecourse – The Nursery
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Rodrigo y Gabriela Australian Tour – December 2009 / January 2010

Mexico’s breathtaking acoustic guitar duo, ‘Rodrigo y Gabriela’ are returning to play to Australian fans in January 2010 – for the 3rd time after stunning sold out audiences here in 2006 and 2008.

This time, their tour will include appearances at the Falls Festival in Victoria and Tasmania, Sunset Sounds in Brisbane and Southbound Music & Arts Festival in Western Australia – plus theatre side shows at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Sunday 3rd January and the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on Tuesday 5th January.
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