“Cannot Buy My Soul” Landmark Australian Music Event @ Brisbane Riverstage 1 August 2009

Our Live Review: Kev Carmody “Cannot Buy My Soul” Landmark Australian Music Event @ Brisbane Riverstage 1 August 2009
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Kev Carmody - Cannot Buy My SoulKev Carmody, Paul Kelly, Bernard Fanning, John Butler, Missy Higgins, Clare Bowditch, Tex Perkins, The Herd, The Drones and many, many more join forces in a special twilight concert at Brisbane Riverstage to celebrate a unique Australian talent.

Powerful, versatile and utterly original, for the past 24 years legendary singer songwriter Kev Carmody has evoked the realities of contemporary Aboriginal society with a clarity and grace that has won him fans across Australia and around the world.

This signature Queensland Music Festival event sees Carmody’s repertoire – from blunt protest songs to poetic ballads – reinterpreted by a thrilling line-up of Australia’s most acclaimed singer songwriters and musicians who contributed to the 2007 album Cannot Buy My Soul, produced by long-time friend and collaborator Paul Kelly.

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ARIA Chart News, w/c 29 June 2009

This week sees the domination of The Black Eyed Peas continue, as they break Madonna’s 1985 record to become the first act in twenty four years to replace themselves at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart. “I Gotta Feeling” becomes the group’s sixth number one single, putting them on equal footing with Eminem and Kylie Minogue, with only Delta Goodrem earning more No. 1’s (8) this decade. “Boom Boom Pow” drops to #2 after having spent a huge six weeks at the top.

Hilltop Hoods continue to hold strong at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart with their album “State Of The Art”, becoming the first Australian artist to spend multiple weeks at number one since Silverchair’s “Young Modern” in 2007. They have gone one better than their 2006 debut album “The Hard Road”, which spent one week in the number one position.
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Sunday Selection: Strange Attractors : 28 June 2009

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Strange Attractors - Photo by Amelia Dowd   All are, in essence, strangely attractive, some however are more strangely than others. Emerging from today’s scattered musical turbulence, and the chaotic urban grind, seven music makers come together to dabble in psychedelic rock n roll and to observe its effects upon a new generation of hearts and minds. They are commonly known as The Strange Attractors, borrowing their name from a cereal box spouting chaos theory anecdotes, and have come to represent that curious allure that exists well outside of conventional beauty.

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Photo Gallery : KARNIVOOL The ‘Sound Awake’ Tour at The Tivoli, Brisbane – 21 June 2009

Photographer: Stuart Blythe

KARNIVOOL The ‘Sound Awake’ Tour at The Tivoli, Brisbane – 21 June 2009
Photographer : Stuart Blythe

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The Real Underbelly: Mark “Chopper” Read – August 2009

The Real Underbelly: Mark “Chopper” Read

Mark Chopper Read   The Real Underbelly featuring Chopper Read Australia, it seems, has shifted from feeling embarrassment about its convict past to being proud of that criminal heritage. There is a fascination with people who buck the system in Australia and the huge success of the TV Show Underbelly has highlighted this genuine interest that we Aussies seem to collectively have with what, who and how Australia’s Underworld developed into the brand we hear so much about today.

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Live Review: KARNIVOOL The ‘Sound Awake’ Tour @ The Tivoli, Brisbane – 21 June 2009

Review by Hannah Collins

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Karnivool

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   Sunday, 21st of June 09 now has a new meaning for the hundreds of crazed Karnivool fans that flocked to fill the Tivoli with a new level of Fandom, all waiting for 5 Perth boys to take the stage and fill the air with those live sounds we’ve all come to love.

With the new album, Sound Awake available to Australia as of June 05th, the tour has finally begun. Will sellout shows throughout Australia, the Brisbane Sunday second was nothing short of an opening nighter all unto itself.

Looking forward to hearing live, one of the most anticipated album releases of 09, the Tivoli is packed with die hard Karnivool fans old and new. All waiting to hear, what will be one of the first live shows demonstrating new songs from Sound Awake.

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Sunday Selection: Drawn from Bees : 21 June 2009

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Drawn from Bees    With their compelling live show and a much-loved storybook 2008 debut EP, The Boy and the Ocean, Drawn from Bees, have grown their now devoted audience to a respectful size in the time-honoured way, by quietly winning people over, one show at a time.

The band set themselves the ambitious task of writing, recording and releasing a new batch of music every six months. In late 2008 they begged, borrowed and stole to piece together a much more expansive body of work.

March 2009 marked their second release, a new collection of 9 musical stories entitled, And the Blind Shall Lead the Way, delving into rich Russian-chorale influenced vocal harmonies and melody-laden Australian art-rock.

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ARIA Chart News, w/c 21 June 2009

Hilltop Hoods debut at Number One on this week’s ARIA Album Chart

Adelaide hiphop outfit Hilltop Hoods debut at #1 this week on the ARIA Album Chart, with their new album “State of the Art” taking over top spot from Black Eyed Peas, as the band achieves their second number one album following “The Hard Road” in 2004. “Chase That Feeling”, the first single from “State of the Art”, has jumped four spots to sit comfortably at #16 on the ARIA Singles Chart.
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GREEN DAY confirm 21st CENTURY BREAKDOWN TOUR for Australia & New Zealand – December 2009

greenday   In 2004 Green Day unleashed American Idiot on the world. A boundary smashing, genre confounding work of art, American Idiot changed the face of music, welcoming a new generation of music fans to the cult of Green Day.

In 2009 Green Day returned to stamp their authority on the music world releasing 21st Century Breakdown. Hailed as the jewel in an already impressive crown, 21st Century Breakdown has confirmed Green Day’s status as one of the greatest rock bands in the world.

The Frontier Touring Company announced Green Day‘s return to Australia and New Zealand as part of their 21st Century Breakdown World Tour. This will be Green Day’s first visit since 2005’s explosive stadium and arena spectaculars.
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Interview: Josh Pyke speaks with Elize Strydom about Splendour, touring and studio/producer aspirations [SITG]

Interview by: Elize Strydom
Josh PykeHe’s spent the last two months traipsing from the top of the country to the bottom but Josh Pyke is hungry for more. Charmingly unaware of the affect his music has had on her and hoards of others, Mr Pyke tells Elize Strydom about what’s coming up.

When the Aussie troubadour rides into Byron Bay for Splendour In The Grass next month he’ll be on familiar turf. Pyke may struggle to resist the urge to buy a carton of Tooheys New and head down to the beach front to skull ten beers. You see, he’s quite familiar with the place, our Josh. He celebrated the completion of 13 years of schooling here with a bunch of mates. Each year the guys regroup, rent a house and relive old times. Expect a laid-back, sun-drenched Pyke in holiday mode come July 25th, but don’t show up for his set if all you wanna do is chill.

“I’ve played Splendour twice before and it has a whole different vibe. I can play more upbeat songs which work for a big audience, that’s really fun. There’s less pressure. I get to rock up, have an hour to play my set and the crowd’s already there. It’s also cool to see all the other bands and catch up with friends. “
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uncharTED Finals… Vote Now and Support an Aussie Band!

uncharTED final 3   Congratulations to UNCHARTED TOP 3 – Hot Little Hands, The Deer Republic and Foxx On Fire!
Grand Final on 9 July!

From over 2,300 entries, the Tooheys Extra Dry uncharTED competition 1 2009 enters its final stage and is down to the Top 3. The Deer Republic from Sydney and Melbourne bands Foxx On Fire and Hot Little Hands, will battle it out for the major prize at the Grand Final held on 9 July.
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Philadelphia Grand Jury Celebrate Debut EP With Headline Tour! – July 2009

Philadelphia Grand Jury   Australia’s best/only independent punk-soul trio PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY are set to leg it down the East Coast for their first ever headline tour, in support of their first release, the ‘Going To The Casino’ EP, which debuted at no. 5 on the iTunes Alternative chart.

With current single ‘I’m Going To Kill You’ all over the radio, and a brand new clip for the indie hit ‘Going To The Casino (Tomorrow Night)’ getting regular spins on the tellie, Berkfinger, MC Bad Genius and Dan W Sweat are steadily gaining a rep for inducing old-fashioned hip-swinging hysteria at their live shows.

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“The Script” Australian Tour Announced for September 2009

thescript   Irish rockers The Script will make their highly anticipated return to Australia this September. After a series of intimate performances in late 2008, The Script return in 2009 for a full blown tour taking in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Support at all shows will be Australia’s own Wes Carr.

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The Paris Opera Ballet La Bayadère @ QPAC 24 june – 7 July 2009

On Saturday 20 June the Company will perform a one-off Grand Gala. Performed by the étoiles and premier danseurs of the company the programme for this extraordinary evening will not only showcase the talents of the participating dancers but also provide a sampler of the company’s remarkable repertoire, featuring highlights from ballets by Serge Lifar, George Balanchine, Maurice Bejart, Jiří Kylián and Roland Petit.
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KEITH URBAN ‘ESCAPE TOGETHER WORLD TOUR’ – Brisbane 18 December 2009

Keith Urban

  This summer, Keith Urban will bring his “Escape Together World Tour” home to Australia. This two-hour, high-energy concert event, packed with hits, guitar slinging and what has become an Urban concert trademark; the unexpected, will reach the East Coast of Australia on Saturday 12 December and will be the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.

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