|Josh Thomas is a Brisbane based stand up comedian and a very generous lover, fully hot in his V neck cardigans’, at the age of 17 Josh was the youngest ever winner of the RAW Comedy Competition. He also made the finals of So You Think You’re Funny, Edinburgh’s equivalent to RAW Comedy. Now he is 21 and helping his mother explore Online RSVP, which is like the schoolyard note service, for fifty year olds, and his own unsuccessful attempts at reaching puberty. Is it More Josh Than you can Handle?
Fortunately no, Josh is witty, funny and maybe a bit special in his humility. He warms up his audience by talking personally with them about their families,
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*** LifeMusicMedia Photo Gallery: JEFF MARTIN & THE ARMADA @ The Hi-Fi, Brisbane 10 May 2009 ***
The Armada will celebrate the national release of their Eastern- fueled, Zeppelin-stained self-titled debut with a short run of launch shows around the country this May.
The Armada features “ferocious drumming demon” Wayne Sheehy (Robert Palmer, Ronnie Wood) Martin’s partner in crime, from Cork, Ireland whom he recorded the album with in 2008. The record was finished at “analogue wonderland” Poons Head studios in Perth, WA towards the end of 2008 and will be in Australian shops on Saturday May 2.
“The Armada is a very big, dark, Satanic, sexual rock show, and I love that, it’s a big part of my personality.” says Martin. “The feedback has been amazing, from Tea Party fans and new fans. The Armada did a trial run in Australia in November, and you’d think that the audience for my music would get older. But there was young people everywhere — 20-year-olds getting into it and digging it because it’s just great rock ‘n’ roll music.”
Continue reading JEFF MARTIN & THE ARMADA @ The Hi-Fi, Brisbane 10 May 2009
CD Review-Whimsical Fantasy
|This is the first CD from talented French composer Guillaume ‘Spiky’ Muller and it is astounding. Spiky trained in Piano & Musical Theory at the Castle Of Becheville Conservatorium France since 1995 and has the demeanor, passion and Gothic ambiance.. of someone who trained in a castle. Combining a dark and twisted universe influenced by Tim Burton or Terry Pratchett, with symphonic metal and a hint of chaos theory, it’s like an orgasm for your ears.
Opening with the powerful Void Factory. The CD focuses on the story of reluctant hero Nescii (meaning” ignore “in Spanglish language), his call to adventure is strange and often surreal, through different terrain, such as the Enchanted Grounds,
|The Valley Studios will be transformed into a kaleidoscopic extravaganza of music and interactive art Connect 4: PLAY. 4C Arts Collective has joined forces with a collection of Brisbane’s best emerging musicians, visual and performance artists to bring fun and mayhem.
Aural delights will be provided by some great emerging bands. Dot.ay’s highly experimental and creatively satisfying tunes will keep the dance floor buzzing, followed by Hunz, who combines visual art and music together in his unique live shows; Music will be seen; Art will be heard. Combine this with the raw rocking talent, high energy and tremendous tunes of Little Vegas and the Fuzz Parade and 4C has an undeniably stellar line-up.
All proceeds from Connect 4: PLAY will be donated to Backbone Youth Arts, one of Queensland’s leading Youth Theatre companies. Backbone Youth Arts supports, encourages and grows youth arts in Brisbane and is well known for its annual 2high Festival which provides unique and invaluable experience for festival and event management for young people with a passion for theatre, music and visual arts.
Continue reading Connect 4: PLAY @ The Valley Studios – 28 March 2009
Mélanie Pain @ The Zoo, Brisbane with McKisko : 17 March 2009
Photographer: Stephen Goodwin
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[Photo: Stephen Goodwin]
|New QPAC exhibition showcases Aussie cult musician
Delving behind the music and into Cave’s imagination and the sources of his unique vision through original lyrics, notebooks, artwork, photography and books; as well as objects from the musician’s own library and office, Nick Cave – the exhibition is on at the Tony Gould Gallery at QPAC Museum, from 24 March to 9 May 2009.
“Puts a musical punch right in the belly of pop mediocrity” –
Peter Cobbin, Senior Engineer, Abbey Road Studios.
|2008 was a busy year for Melbourne trio The Basics; they toured relentlessly to some of the most remote outback areas Australia has to offer, making new friends and fans in high schools, indigenous communities, community centres and pubs and clubs along the way.
2009 already promises to be a huge year for the band. To kick things off, their new single With This Ship was released on Tuesday 22 February and is the first song from their ominously titled forthcoming album, Keep Your Friends Close.
In April, The Basics will play some very special shows taking audiences on intimate and acoustic journeys featuring never before seen photos, videos and many unseen rarities exclusive to the tour. Tickets will be limited, so don’t miss out on The Basics showcasing their exclusive offerings from Keep Your Friends Close!
Frenzal Rhomb + Nancy Vandal + The Quickening @ The Arena, Brisbane 13 March 2009
Photographer: Matt Palmer
… featuring local music photographers Dane Beesley, Stephen Booth, Justin Edwards, Kylie Keene, Aaron Sammut, Elleni Toumpas, James Adams, Kristen Ashton, Joshua Collings, Josh Woning, Charlyn Cameron, Chris James, Stuart Blythe and more.
UnderExposed is an exhibition featuring some of the best – established and emerging – music photographers in Brisbane. Bringing together those select shooters who have captured the visual side of Brisbane’s aural history – be it with emerging local bands, or international ones – UnderExposed aims to showcase that fleeting moment in time where a subject, ordinarily so intense and public, is caught in a period of stillness and reflection: the essence of the show, the artist, encapsulated in that one shot.
Continue reading UnderExposed: An Exhibition by Brisbane Music Photographers: 17 April – 4 May 2009
Adam Hills is Inflatable!
|Adam Hills is the host Spicks & Specks ABC TV and a widely popular stand up comedian. Adam performed his new show Inflatable’s – after the Inflatable boy/school joke – at the Brisbane Comedy Festival, (Brisbane(Powerhouse) and its still relevant in a world of reality television, double-speaking politicians and crimes against the English. Adam realised there are two kinds of people inflators and deflators, especially after the Beijing Paralympics, where everyone had a disability, including Adam, but that’s his story and he is happy to share it with you.|
|Get ready for four crazy weeks featuring the funniest local, national and international talent at the inaugural Brisbane Comedy Festival. Probably best known for his work with Triple J,The Sam Simmons Experience is one of the most surreal and original comedy shows you will ever see. Australia’s answer to Jim Carrey before movie stardom seduced him. He is a ball of spoteniaty and physical comedy, combined with music, style and a French sound engineer. This isn’t so much stand up comedy as|
Amanda Palmer @ The Tivoli, 1 March 2009
Photographer: Charlyn Cameron – for LifeMusicMedia
HAVE HEART AUSTRALIAN TOUR MAY 2009 : May 30 2009 Princess Theatre, Brisbane +more
|Have Heart have grown from a regional hardcore band with a passionate following to Boston’s worldwide hardcore torch-bearers that have played every continent except Africa and Antarctica, selling out venues along the way. This May the band returns to our shores for their first headline Australian tour.|