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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart tour – February 2010

poster_POBPAH   4ZZZ, Time Off and Mistletone are thrilled to present The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart on their first Australian tour!

Hailing from Brooklyn, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart became one of the year’s most talked about indie pop bands with their self-titled debut album on Slumberland (recently released locally by the Lost & Lonesome Recording Co); an instant classic packed with brilliantly-executed pop gems.

Drawing on the sparkling legacy of 80s and 90s indie pop, the Pains blend their rush of youthful enthusiasm with crafty arrangements, well-honed tunes and buckets of guitar racket. There is something instantly identifiable about a Pains tune, and it is the essential “rightness” of their records that has captured the attention of pop fans around the world.

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Golden Guitar winner TROY CASSAR-DALEY heads back on tour

TROY CASSAR-DALEY heads back on tour with 6 more Golden Guitars and a Toyota Starmaker on board.

At last Saturday evenings 38TH Country Music Awards Of Australia, the night belonged to TROY CASSAR-DALEY who walked away with a total of 6 Awards for his ARIA Award winning album, I Love this Place. The impressive win brings Troy’s cumulative total of “Golden Guitar” trophies to 20.
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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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The Kill Devil Hills – ‘Another Joke, Another Ransom’ Tour

The Kill Devil Hills   The Kill Devil Hills kick off their ‘Another Joke, Another Ransom’ tour next Friday 5 February 2010 at The Zoo in Brisbane, supported by Mexico City and The Blackwater Fever.

Following the release of their critically acclaimed third album, Man, You Should Explode, the band will also play Saturday 6 February at Bon Amici in Toowoomba, and Sunday 7 February at the Great Northern in Byron Bay.

Having spent the past few months touring non-stop around the country, The Kill Devil Hills’ live show is at its electrifying best. They’ll also be unleashing their blood, sweat, and tears on venues in Coffs Harbour, Sydney, Wollongong, the Blue Mountains, Hobart, Launceston and Melbourne throughout February.
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Folk blues legend Chris Smither touring Australia

Chris Smither   Chris Smither – folk/blues guitarist, singer and songwriter extraordinaire – is visiting Australia for an extensive solo tour taking in intimate clubs in capital cities and a number of folk music events including the Brunswick Music Festival, Apollo Bay, Blue Mountains and Port Fairy music festivals.

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LEENA ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY & MARCH SHOWS

leena   Following the release of her ‘Mean Old Clock’ EP and some highly sought after tour supports in 2009 (including Paul Dempsey, Joshua Radin and Tim Finn) Melbourne based singer songwriter Leena will be showcasing her talent throughout February with Carus Thompson, as well as her first headlining show in Sydney.
Leena has spent the Summer writing songs for her new EP, due to be recorded in February.

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre headline Australian Tour – February 2010

To celebrate the release of Who Killed Sergeant Pepper, the Brian Jonestown Massacre have announced they will be heading to Australia in 2010. With the addition of Matt Hollywood, this is as close to the original line up as we are ever going to see on stage.

Recorded across 2009 between Iceland & Berlin, the Brian Jonestown Massacre move forward with their new full length album , Who Killed Sergeant Pepper?”.

Working with musicians of the likes of Will Carruthers (ex Spacemen 3 & Spiritualized), Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir (who recorded vocals on the last BJM album) & Felix from the Russian band Amazing Electronic Talking Cave and various musicians from France, Germany, & Iceland, this is BJM’s most multi-cultured and inspired release to date.

13 tracks ranging from ambient bhangra beats, to rock, to shoe gaze, to the gypsy influences of Eastern Europe and then back again to the swirling psychedelic sound that has won the band a devoted legion of followers around the globe, Who Killed Sergeant Pepper is a high water mark in a career full of brilliant releases.

Australian fans will not only be the first territory to receive the album, but will also receive the bonus EP ‘One’ with their copy of the album.

Who Killed Sergeant Pepper is out Feb 6 2010



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21/02/2010
Billboard The Venue
Melbourne
Victoria
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23/02/2010
Fowlers Live
Adelaide
South Australia
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25/02/2010
Capitol
Perth
Western Australia
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OK GO return to Australia – February 2010

OK GO   The mind-bending band that gave us what is largely considered the decade’s most viewed music video (even the Simpsons parodied it), the treadmill-manned, Grammy-award winning “Here It Goes Again,” is back. Never content to rest on their laurels, OK Go return with the new album, Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky. The album is the follow up to 2005’s Oh No and was produced by ex-Mercury Rev member David Fridmann (Flaming Lips, MGMT).

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‘Walking On A Dream’ Hits Double Platinum

Like to roll like Empire Of The Sun royalty?

To celebrate the double platinum sales of the ‘Walking On A Dream’ (Empire of the SunEmpire of the Sun available at iTunes)album this week, Empire Of The Sun are giving one lucky person the chance to win this exclusive ‘hotter than the sun’ customized V8 Holden Sandman.
To win this one-of-a-kind rumbling beast, simply purchase the ARIA Album Of The Year ‘Walking On A Dream’ two-disc Special Edition and enter via this ‘Win the Sun Chariot’ link –
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Tour: Hockey headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne 2010

Dance punk/indie rockers Hockey, hailing from Portland, Oregon will make their way to Australia for the first time to perform at the Laneway Festivals and headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne.

Hockey comprises singer Benjamin Grubin, guitarist Brian White, bassist Jeremy Reynolds, drummer Anthony Stassi and touring keyboardist Ryan Dolliver, and have been compared in their sound to bands such as The Strokes and LCD Soundsystem.
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Tour: Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele – January 2010

Dent May   Dent May was discovered last year by Animal Collective when they were recording Merriweather Post Pavilion in nearby Oxford. Dent’s ebullient debut, The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele – released on Animal Collective’s label Paw Tracks and locally through Mistletone – was one of the most feel-good indie-pop delights of 2009.

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Tour News: Amanda Palmer returns to Australia in 2010

Amanda Palmer   Much-loved and lauded performer Amanda Palmer is returning to Australia in February and March to wow fans in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Byron Bay and Brisbane.

Last here in early 2009 Amanda toured our shores with shows that left critics and fans raving.

Time Off Brisbane wrote “Palmer is an amazing lyricist and composer. One of the best shows that The Tivoli has seen in a long time.”

Rip It Up in Adelaide echoed the sentiment adding “The entire night was an intimate sharing of stories and jokes…Have To Drive and Strength Through Music left the crowd speechless until their very end, some on the verge of tears as they applauded as loudly as possible.” Continue reading

Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy, Goatwhore Australian Tour – April 2010


Polish death squad Behemoth return to Australia next April on a co-headliner with Arizona’s heavy music powerhouse Job for a Cowboy, and for the first time on these shores New Orleans black metal band Goatwhore round out a night of sinister, fist-clenching, speaker-searing madness!
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Trivium UK Tour March 2010

Metal masters Trivium are pleased to confirm a massive 16-date UK headline tour in March 2010, in support of current album Shogun. Special guests for the Into The Mouth Of Hell We Tour shows are currently being confirmed.

Singer/guitarist Matthew Heafy has this to say: “United Kingdom! As we said at Download, the UK was the first place in the world to truly embrace Trivium and make us feel like we had a home away from home on stage. The first several UK headline tours we did back in 2005 and 2006 were destructive, lethal and life-changing experiences we shared together: long sets… long tours… no frills, just our friends, our music and a good metal time. It’s been a very long time since we’ve done a full blown, multi-date headlining UK tour… and man have we missed it. We mentioned at Download that it would be a while till we would return… and 2010 is just about that time. We’re coming back with a vengeance and we’re bringing some friends and we’re playing some of our favourite venues. We hope to see you there!”

John Butler Trio – ‘One Way Road’ Single and Tour

John Butler Trio Tour Poster   * The John Butler Trio makes a welcome return with their new single ‘One Way Road’. This is the first radio song from their new studio album called ‘April Uprising’.

* With over a million copies of two of their previous albums, ‘Sunrise Over Sea’ & ‘Grand National’ sold around the world, and sell out tours in USA/ Canada/ Europe & Japan, JBT continue to prove they are one of Australia’s greatest musical exports.

* The new album ‘April Uprising’ was recorded in John Butler‘s Studio, ‘The Compound’, in Fremantle WA. John revisited the same partnership of the highly successful ‘Sunrise Over Sea’ album with Robin Mai on engineer & mixing duties and Nicky Bomba returning on drums. The album is produced by the JBT which includes new bassist Byron Luiters.

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