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[Me] Online Fan Giveaways

  For the whole month of May, [Me] is running a Live Music Month giving away a free live track each week for a month.

You’ll receive a download each week and access to a community page to share your thoughts on the tracks with other fans!

Each download includes exclusive cover art hand drawn by Steve Walker. When the covers are put together they create a poster! Collect each week, print them out and create your exclusive mosaic.

Here’s what to expect:

Week 1: ‘Like A Fox’
Week 2: ‘Your Favourite Colour’
Week 3: ‘Nip And Tuck Me In’
Week 4: ‘Slow Children Run’

Simply click the ‘Download Now’ button to the left and enter your email address. You’ll instantly receive the latest track and be added to the list to receive them all.

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Matt Walters Album Launch @ The Vanguard, Sydney – May 11, 2011 [Gig News & Giveaways]

  Australian singer-songwriter Matt Walters will launch his new album at this show featuring his unique blend of folk influenced pop music. Having toured Australia extensively, the 25-year-old has supported the likes of Ben Folds, Paul Kelly, and Liam Finn.

The debut album Farewell Youth was produced by Paul Mckercher (Sarah Blasko, Augie March) and Francois Tetaz (Bertie

Blackman, Gotye) and features a hauntingly pretty single I Would Die For You with guest vocals by Megan Washington.

Launch Shows:
May 11th 2011 – Vanguard, Sydney – Buy Tickets

Thanks to Matt Walters and Remedy Music, we have double passes to giveaway to the Matt Walters Album Launch @ The Vanguard, Sydney on May 11, 2011

For your chance to win a double pass to the Matt Walters Album Launch @ The Vanguard, Sydney*

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Note: Winners will be notified by email on the Sunday the 8th May 2011.

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Jimmy Hawk FREE DOWNLOAD and Launch Shows


  Jimmy Hawk is one of Melbourne’s most loved folk-pop troubadours. Always shifting and exploratory as a songwriter, his music aims for romantic transcendence using melody, hazy-eyed choruses, dream filled lyrics and warm production values. Not surprisingly, these heartfelt tunes have garnered him an enthusiastic following and have seen him perform alongside artists such as Cold War Kids, Little Red, The Temper Trap and Silver Sun Pickups.

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Double Pass Giveaway: Re-Animator / Fritz the Cat – movie double (20 April) [Movie]

Re-Animator / Fritz the Cat @ Tribal Theatre, Brisbane – Double Pass Giveaway!
See below for details

The controversial cult classics…

  Re-Animator (1985) (R18+) – 6.30pm
A medical student and his girlfriend become involved in a bizarre experiment to reanimate the dead. A campy, gory horror!

Fritz the Cat (1972) (R18+) – 8.15pm
The world’s first X rated animated film (by special arrangement with the Bakshi family)

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Double Pass Giveaways: RADIO STAR @ The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne – 21 April 2011

RADIO STAR @ The Evelyn, Melbourne – Double Pass Giveaway!
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  RADIO STAR are playing a super fun gig at The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne on Thursday, 21 April 2011 – the night before good friday! AWESOME!!

Helping us out are some totally sweet amazing bands that’ll make your collective heads explode…
They include:

The super catchy and super blissful tunes of THE BELLIGERENTS hailing all the way from BRISBANE! YEAH!
The ‘psychedelic post-jungle surf hymns’ from the TOMAKI JETS YEAHx2!
And of course the super sexy and super intelligent FUN HAPPY SOUNDS from the INDIGO KIDS YEAHx3!
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Music, Comedy and Art – 5 Free Events at Brisbane Powerhouse this Weekend 18-20 March 2011

Brisbane Powerhouse 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: Bang Bang Boss Kelly
Every Friday in March 2011 @ 6pm
Turbine Platform

Saturday Sessions
Brisbane Powerhouse and Jazz Queensland present
Turbine Jazz MUSIC
Cool cats and smooth tunes, cross rhythms and bebop. Highlights in this program include Brisbane jazz trio Misinterprotato renowned for blending inspiring improvisations with pulsating grooves, acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Jeff Usher with his A Love Supreme Superband plus Indonesian-Australian collective Temannya si Deva led by master percussionist Deva Permana.
Sat 19 March 2011 – 5pm: Soundscapes
Turbine Platform
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Brisbane Powerhouse and present
Live Spark MUSIC
Sunday 20 March 2011 – 3.30pm: Luke Peacock + Mardi Lumsden and the Rising Seas
Turbine Platform
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Brisbane Powerhouse presents
Livewired COMEDY
Funny, free and freakin’ awesome.
We’re talking about Livewired, our free comedy program. In the past we’ve been entertained by the likes of Tripod, Josh Thomas, Wil Anderson, Gina Yashere, The Bedroom Philosopher and Stephen K Amos. Upcoming artists include Michael Chamberlin and more.
Warning: Livewired is open to all ages but is recommended for people aged 15 years and older. Some concepts and language may offend.
Sunday 20 March 2011 – 6.30pm: Special Guest
Turbine Platform
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Brisbane Powerhouse and Australian Centre for Photography present
The Christmas Tree Bucket: Trent Parke’s Family Album VISUAL
“It was there – while staring into that bright red bucket, vomiting every hour on the hour for fifteen hours straight – that I started to think how strange families, suburbia, life, vomit and, in particular, Christmas really was…” Trent Parke. So began Trent Parke’s latest and much-anticipated new body of work. The Christmas Tree Bucket is humour of the blackest hue. In a dazzling display of virtuoso storytelling Parke snaps the family rituals of Christmas with the in-laws and builds a gritty gothic tale of a nightmare lurking in the suburban shadows. Operatic in its vision and darkly satirical in its style, The Bucket is a photographic masterpiece destined for cult status. Trent Parke, the first Australian to become a Full Member of the renowned photographers’ cooperative Magnum Photo Agency, is considered one of the most innovative and challenging young photographers of his generation. He received numerous national and international awards, including five Gold Lenses from the International Olympic Committee and World Press Photo awards in 1999, 2000 and 2005. In 2003, Parke was awarded the prestigious international W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for his series Minutes to Midnight.
Tue 1 – Sun 27 Mar
9am – 5am Mon – Fri + 10am – 4pm Sat + Sun + during performance times
Brisbane Powerhouse
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ROYAL CHANT ‘Raise Your Glass & Collapse’ Tour Dates – February 2011

  What doesn’t kill us takes a long time to make us stronger. It’s a statement that the four individuals from the mid-north coast of New South Wales who comprise ROYAL CHANT bid you consider well, through the ten tracks of their debut album RAISE YOUR GLASS & COLLAPSE.

‘Ghosts’ is the first track from the their debut album RAISE YOUR GLASS & COLLAPSE – Listen to the first track ‘GHOSTS’ here

The album has been a labour of love for Royal Chant. Like a fine wine, the songs (and sometimes the band) required a lot of beating, stomping-on and being kept in the dark to mature, but the result is an impressive collection of tracks, indicative of the human condition – barbaric, sometimes chaotic, but mostly beautiful. Though framed in intelligent and skillful sounds, the songs are subtle and simple in substance. They are an invitation to be vulnerable; to share love, doubt, anger, loss, resignation, being human, and being less-than human – as complicated or straightforward as you want them to be.
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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
See below for details

  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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SUNSET SOUNDS 2011 – VIP Festival Pack Giveaway!

SUNSET SOUNDS 2011 – VIP Festival Pack Giveaway!
In celebration of our foster band CHARLIE MAYFAIR winning a spot at Sunset Sounds 2011

  Sunset Sounds and Life Music Media are excited to offer you the chance to win a SUNSET SOUNDS 2011 – VIP Festival Pack containing:
4 x VIP tickets to Sunset Sounds
1 x Sunset Sounds merch pack
– T Shirt, Hat, Stubbie Holder
and 4 x backstage passes to watch
– Charlie Mayfair’s set, side of stage!

To go in the running to win a “SUNSET SOUNDS 2011 – VIP Festival Pack Giveaway!”,
Fill in the form below…
For extra good Karma, become a fan on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter.
Entries close at 8pm(AEST) on Sunday the 19th December 2010
Good Luck!

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Brisbane Powerhouse presents Waxing Lyrical – 11 December 2010 [Free Event]

Brisbane Powerhouse presents Waxing Lyrical MUSIC

Great singer/songwriters are a rare and impressive breed able to effortlessly marry the poetry of words with a magical melody. Witness our favourite Australian singer songwriters in the round as they discuss the artistry behind their tunes and perform live.

Artists: Black Water Fever, Buffalo Brown, Wilson Pickers
When: Sat Dec 11 5pm:
Cost: FREE
Where: Turbine Platform
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Note: Waxing Lyrical is on the 2nd Saturday of Every Month

Brisbane Powerhouse presents Pecha Kucha Brisbane – 8 December 2010 [Event News]

Brisbane Powerhouse presents Pecha Kucha Brisbane

Beijing, Bangalore, Belfast, Brussels, Berlin, Bern, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Bangkok and BRISBANE! It’s time for the design talent in Brisbane to see and be seen. Pecha Kucha is a worldwide phenomenon. Beginning in Tokyo in 2003, this renowned design presentation format (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide) was pioneered by Klein Dytham Architecture. It is patented to keep the presentations concise, inspiring, interesting and to the point. Pecha Kucha provides a relaxed forum for designers to present and showcase their work, skills and ideas. Pecha Kucha continues to be a highlight in the creative calendar, attracting large audiences to the Turbine Platform. Discussion, drinks and fresh ideas in the same room, with a vibrant crowd – this event is a social and engaging night out! Join the conversation!

Date: Wed 8 Dec 8.20pm
Cost: FREE
Where: Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse
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2high Festival @ Brisbane Powerhouse, 12-13 November 2010 [Festival News]

  — 2010 Vision: Stir the sleeping system. Observe it rumble, roar, push, pull, tremble, hiss, sigh… breathe. You are the missing part. Rewire its senses. Awaken the Machine.

2high Festival is Australia’s one-of-a-kind multi-arts experience for young emerging artists and cultural producers.

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Straight Arrows single ‘BAD TEMPER’ [New Music]

  Rice Is Nice is psyched to announce the signing of the Straight Arrows! We unite to release the bands debut album ‘It’s Happening!’ this coming November. Please find the important artist statement below.

“STRAIGHT ARROWS are engorged with pride to announce their signing to Rice Is Nice Records for our forthcoming debut LP. We hope they can continue to operate at their excellent standard, and not be brought down by us. Somehow, we even raised the standard of this record to glorious Medium Fidelity”

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Moniters announce debut single ‘Exit The System’ & Official Launch Dates

Meet The Moniters – a sub indie dirty electro-rock 3 piece from Brisbane, Australia.

The Moniters – ‘Exit the System’
  The story so far is a fairly organic one: Comprising of frontman Jimi Lucas, drummer Matt Schrader and bassist Barney Gickel, the three band members met at a Killers concert when Jimi and Matt ran into Barney whom Matt already knew through some session work that they’d both collaborated on a few years earlier. They began demoing ideas up at Jimi’s place, with Jimi and Barney laying down ideas over sampled drums which Matt would then make his

changes across the top of. Once they had enough tracks together, they sent the demo’s down to Melbourne based producer Forrester Savell (Dead Letter Circus, Birds of Tokyo). Forrester, loving the tracks, asked the band to fly down to record them with him at sing sing south studios. Titled “Sex City Lovers” their resulting debut Ep is scheduled for 2011 release.
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Disturbed Offer Up Free Track From Upcoming Album

Disturbed is offering fans a free song from their upcoming album. All you have to do is head over to their website and sign up for their mailing list and you’ll be able to immediately download the self titled track “Asylum” for free. Check it out here.

Disturbed will be heading out on the Uproar festival. Uproar Festival Tickets

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