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Hungry Kids of Hungary – OK GO Support Slots and AIR SICK TOUR

HKOH   Joined by musical explorer Ernest Ellis and ethereal melody-makers Boy and Boy, Hungry Kids of Hungary are turning The Air Sick Tour into an even bigger affair with the addition of a further support for each state.

In New South Wales, HKoH will be joined by Mucho roster-mates and little cousin band Ball Park Music in their first interstate journey, while pop-folk upstarts Oh Ye Denver Birds represent for Queensland and The Box Rockets get their jangly-rock mitts on Victoria.

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Tegan and Sara Australian Tour 2010

Tegan and Sarah   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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News: The Medics ‘This Boat We Call Love’ East Coast Tour 2010

the medicsAfter quickly garnering the reputation as one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from Queensland’s ever-growing pool of the freakishly talented, The Medics are proud to announce the release of their second EP This Boat We Call Love and will celebrate with a series of East Coast launch shows with Melbourne’s Blackchords.

Like many a promising band, the stage is where The Medics truly shine. With their well-earned stripes in place after winning support slots for the likes of Something With Numbers, The Panics, The Grates, Faker, Blue King Brown and Scribe, the group of tight-knit friends have not only gained acclaim in their hometown of Cairns, far north Queensland, but are also pricking ears and turning the heads of the nation with their epic live show. Brimming with emotive songwriting, stunning musicianship and intense live performances, it won’t be long before the music lovers of Australia will be clambering to see the spectacle for themselves.

Released through Brisbane label Starving Kids, This Boat We Call Love was produced by Mark Myers from The Middle East and features five performances that walk the spectrum of rock – from the delicate and ambient to the jagged and intense.

Joining The Medics on the bulk of shows for their East Coast tour will be Melbourne’s Blackchords. After releasing their debut self-titled album in 2009 to many a glowing review, the band are now back in the country after a string of successful dates in the UK and France in the later part of the year. Wasting no time in jumping back into the spotlight to show off their gentle, swooning brand of rock, they’ll be joining The Medics on their New South Wales and Victorian dates.

“The Medics sounded like early Radiohead… in the best possible way”
– Live Review – Beat Magazine (October 2009)
THE MEDICS – THIS BOAT WE CALL LOVE EAST COAST TOUR 2010 WITH BLACKCHORDS
*The Medics only
Wednesday, Feb 24 | Explode! – Fuse Festival, Adelaide SA *
Tickets: www.fusefestival.com/tickets/
Thursday, Feb 25 | L!ve on Light about IGNITION – Fuse Festival, Adelaide SA *
Tickets: www.fusefestival.com/tickets/
Friday, Feb 26 | The National Hotel, Geelong VIC
Tickets: $8 (pre) / $12 (door)
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Saturday, Feb 27 | Ruby’s Lounge, Belgrave VIC
Tickets: $10 (pre) / $10 (door)
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Sunday, Feb 28 | Brunswick Festival, Melbourne VIC *
Imaroo Stage – 2:10pm
Tickets: www.brunswickmusicfestival.com.au
Sunday, Feb 28 | Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Tickets: $8 (pre) / $12 (door)
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Thursday, Mar 4 | Troubadour, Brisbane QLD *
Tickets: $8 (pre) / $12 (door)
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Friday, Mar 5 | Oxford Tavern, Wollongong NSW
Tickets: $5 (door only)
Saturday, Mar 6 | Northern Star, Newcastle NSW
Tickets: $6 (pre)
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Sunday, Mar 7 | Live At The Wall, Sydney NSW
Tickets: $8 (pre) / $12 (door)
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DAYSEND Australian Tour supports announced!

DAYSEND – Within the Eye of Chaos – Out February 19 2010
“Daysend know exactly when to be brutal and when to switch on the silken melodies and heart rending dynamics.” UK Kerrang! KKKK review
Check out the latest single ‘Simple Minds’ at www.myspace.com/daysendmusic now!

DAYSEND AUSTRALIA TOUR – SUPPORTS ANNOUNCED!
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Tour: MM9 announce April 2010 Tour

MM9 to tour in support of debut LP – ‘The Air Between’
MM9MM9 available at iTunes

“Never been to a MM9 gig before? One, what have you been living under? And two, everyone needs to witness this band live at least once in their life. It’s hard not to be immersed into a MM9 song, so put a cluster of MM9 songs together and you’ve got a set full of songs that are guaranteed to get you moving, bouncing and singing until you’re hoarse” – The Metal Forge
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Vampire Weekend headline shows announced for April/May 2010

The Frontier Touring Company have announced that indie rockers Vampire Weekend will be performing a series of headline shows across Australia and New Zealand in April/May in addition to their Groovin’ The Moo performances.

The band initially made their mark on the music scene through their immense online success at a time when the term ‘internet sensation’ was relatively unheard of. After dominating online audiences, they released their hotly anticipated self-titled debut in 2008, cementing their arrival to indie rock. Their sharp, witty lyrics intermingled with African inspired beats guided them toward the forefront of the genre and the band quickly escalated to global fame.
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JOHN MAYER Touring Australia & New Zealand – April/May 2010

Chugg Entertainment confirmed John Mayer’s seven-date tour of New Zealand and Australia this April and May, including concerts in Newcastle and Wollongong.

Bringing, in song, his latest on love, heartbreak and life lessons, it’s a wiser, more enlightened Mayer who, with the 70’s and 80’s California rock/pop sound of his new album, Battle Studies, heads to the Antipodes for a tour of the same name.
John MayerJohn Mayer available at iTunes

The tour plays New Zealand first kicking off at Wellington’s TSB Bank Arena on Tuesday April 27 and Auckland’s Vector Arena on Wednesday April 28.

In Australia the tour starts at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on April 30, then Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on May 3.
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RZA [WU-TANG CLAN] – SUPPORTS ANNOUNCED!

rza   The head of the mighty WU-TANG CLANpire – rapper, producer, composer, actor, director, screenwriter and more recently author RZA (AKA the Abbott, Prince Rakeem, the Rzarector, Bobby Steels, Bobby Digital, Robert Diggs) returns to Australia and New Zealand for a string of shows this February!

The RZA first surfaced during the early ’90s as a member of All in Together Now, a group that also featured fellow Wu-Tang members the Genius (aka GZA) and Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Following All in Together Now’s dissolution,

he signed to Tommy Boy under the name Prince Rakeem, issuing the 1991 EP “Ooh We Love You Rakeem” before joining the Wu-Tang; the group’s 1993 debut, “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)”, was one of the most influential hip-hop records of the era, with RZA’s lean, menacing production work much imitated throughout the hip hop community in the years to follow.
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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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