BABY ANIMALS “WISH YOU WERE HER” TOUR 2009

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BABY ANIMALS
“WISH YOU WERE HER” TOUR 2009

balivepromoshotap09 Australian Rocker Suze DeMarchi, returns Down Under in April for the “Wish U Were Her” Tour…..

Suze DeMarchi returns to Australia for a slew of shows and some new material to unleash on the Australian public.

Suze says – “I think that a relevant quote for the story of my life would be “Time Flies”!!!
It’s been a year since we did our last shows and a year that proved to be really creative but also a reminder of how geography affects everything!! Dave and I have been plowing ahead with work on new songs.

What we really love to do is write and perform and since my life has taken me far away, across the seas, to the desert that is Los Angeles, we have to get it when we can!!!
CANNOT wait to play again! April… All of it…somewhere near you…. get your boots on…. Heaps” – Suze

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The Byron Bay festival’s 20th Birthday Anniversary is hotting up!

bluesfest09sml The next round of artists to perform at the 20th Anniversary Bluesfest has today been announced. Read on to see why it’s going to be a joyous musical celebration to remember when Easter hits Belongil Fields in Byron Bay between April 9 and 13, 2009.

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Biffy Clyro @ The Arena, Brisbane 25 March 2009 – Australian Tour

Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro return to Australia in March!

[Related: Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro informs Stuart Blythe that it’s “All or Nothing” ahead of their Australian Tour in March 2009 ]

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With the band currently holed up in their chilli Ayrshire practice pad, it seems a good time to announce that the band will break from demoing the fifth album and set off for a slightly sunnier climate.

That’s right the Biff, will be returning to the live stage this coming March for four shows along the Australian coast. The shows will take in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, with tickets available in the coming days. Tour dates below…
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Soundwave 2009 Set Times for Brisbane – 21 Feb 2009

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Set times for the Brisbane Soundwave 2009.
Brisbane – RNA Showgrounds
21 February 2009
• STAGE ONE •
8.20-10.00 NINE INCH NAILS
6.05-7.05 BILLY TALENT
4.40-5.20 DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
3.25-4.00 ANBERLIN‘>ANBERLIN
2.15-2.50 Forever The Sickest Kids
1.05-1.40 goldfinger
12.00-12.30 Madina Lake • STAGE TWO •
7.10-8.10 ALICE IN CHAINS
5.20-6.05 the Bloodhound Gang
4.00-4.40 The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
2.50-3.25 Underoath‘>Underoath
1.40-2.15 The Subways
12.30-1.05 Less Than Jake
11.30-12.00 **TBA**
Keep reading for the stage 3 – 6 Set Times in Brisbane
• STAGE THREE •
9.20-10.00 face to face
8.20-9.00 alkaline trio
7.20-8.00 New Found Glory
6.20-7.00 Chiodos
5.20-6.00 Funeral For A Friend
4.20-5.00 HelloGoodbye
3.20-4.00 Rival Schools
2.20-3.00 Sliverstein
1.20-2.00 Finch
12.20-1.00 Saves The Day • STAGE four •
9.10-10.00 Lamb Of God
8.10-8.50 In Flames
7.10-7.50 DevilDriver
6.15-6.50 Lacuna Coil
5.20-5.55 36 Crazy Fists
4.25-5.00 Every Time I Die
3.30-4.05 Poison The Well
2.40-3.10 Evergreen Terrace
1.50-2.20 Unearth
1.00-1.30 All That Remains
12.10-12.40 **TBA**
• STAGE five •
9.20-10.00 Bedouin Soundclash
8.20-9.00 I Am The Avalanche
7.20-8.00 Say Anything
6.20-7.00 Houston Calls
5.20-6.00 Valencia
4.20-5.00 InnerPartySystem
3.20-4.00 Moneen
2.20-3.00 Attack In Black
1.20-2.00 Jack’s Mannequin
12.30-1.10 Ace Enders
11.50-12.20 The Riverboat Gamblers • STAGE six •
9.20-10.00 Bayside
8.20-9.00 Emery
7.20-8.00 From First To Last
6.20-7.00 The Band‘>Horse The Band
5.20-6.00 The Audition
4.20-5.00 Minus The Bear
3.20-4.00 Straylight Run
2.20-3.00 Jaguar Love
1.20-2.00 Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster
1.20-1.00 Alesana

HEAR and NOW Festival 2009 @ Brisbane Riverstage – Photo Gallery

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The HEAR and NOW festival @ Brisbane Riverstage certainly was the place to be over the Australia Day weekend.

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Philadelphia Grand Jury + Washington + Hungry Kids Of Hungary @ Valley Studios, Brisbane 10 April 2009 & more : April 2009 Tour

THE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS TOUR

It’s a coincidence that three of the artists recently singled out by triplejunearthed.com name-check geographical places in their titles; their position as some of the country’s best new talent is not. Handpicked by our national broadcaster to perform at the 2009 Big Day Out, rising stars PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY, WASHINGTON and HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY now join forces to present The International Relations tour.

Traversing the Eastern states in April 2009, the three bands will co-headline a tour that sees them perform in many places for the first time.

The tour culminates in a very special FREE gig at the Annandale Hotel in Sydney, recorded exclusively for triple j and filmed by triple j tv for later broadcast.
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Cult Of Luna @ The Tivoli, Brisbane 12 February 2009

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Swedish post-metal masters!
Presented by: Scorpion Entertainment by arrangement with Live Nation

Post Metal Masters, Cult Of Luna are heading to Australia for the very first time this February!

Cult of Luna was formed in 1998 by guitarist Johannes Persson and vocalist Klas Rydberg in Umea, Sweden.

Their sound has progressed from being heavily doom metal influenced to one much less aggressive and more about orchestration which falls into a sub-genre known as post-metal. CoL are at post metal’s forefront along with contemporary such as Neurosis, Pelican and Isis. The band also cite Radiohead and Pink Floyd as major influences.
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ARIA Chart News, w/c 26 January 2009

The Fray and Kings Of Leon top latest ARIA Charts

The Fray’s single “You Found Me” has achieved simultaneous number ones, taking over top spot on the ARIA Singles and Digital Track Charts this week. No strangers to success on our shores, their single “How To Save A Life” peaked at #2 on the ARIA Singles Chart in February 2007. On the ARIA Album Chart, it’s Kings Of Leon dominating number one for a further week – their album “Only By The Night” has now spent 19 weeks in the top 4, eight weeks at number one, and was the highest charting album on the 2008 ARIA Top 100 Album Chart. André Rieu’s “Live In Australia” continues to monopolise the ARIA Music DVD chart, stringing together 7 consecutive weeks at one.

This week’s ARIA Album Chart top 5 has Kings Of Leon at 1, P!nk’s “Funhouse” at 2 and Twilight Soundtrack at 3. Moving up a spot to 4 is Lady GaGa’s “The Fame” and rounding out the 5, AC/DC’s “Black Ice”. Debuting at 21 is Taylor Swift with her US #1 album “Fearless” and at 33, Antony & The Johnsons with “The Crying Light”. Miley Cyrus re-enters the top 40 at 36 with “Breakout”.

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Serj Tankian @ The Tivoli, Brisbane – 21 January 2009 Photos

Serj Tankian @ The Tivoli, Brisbane – 21 January 2009 Photos
Photographer: Charlyn Cameron
for LifeMusicMedia

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Serj Tankian available at iTunes – Serj Tankian - Elect the Dead

PHILLY JAYS WOW BDO AUDIENCE AND ANNOUNCE NEW DATES

philadelphiagrandjury PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY positively killed it when they made their Big Day Out debut last week after winning triplejunearthed.com’s BDO competition. Attracting the daytime’s largest crowd to the V Local Produce stage, the Sydney trio had the throng singing along to the already-classic Going to The Casino and new single Ready To Roll.

The Philly Jays invite you to see why they have been widely tipped as one of Sydney’s best new bands at their forthcoming shows.

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New The Prodigy video – Omen

“Since the days of Voodoo People, British act The Prodigy have made things clear in their music videos – they love banging sounds over popping visuals. This is definitely the case in new video Omen, and the group’s interpretation of a live video sees heavy use of flash cuts, fisheye lenses, and in the crowd footage.” [ref: The Music Slut]

Related:
Photos – The Prodigy @ Riverstage – Brisbane 20 January 2009
The Prodigy BDO Sideshows
The Prodigy music available at iTunes –Prodigy

The Prodigy albums and MP3 downloads available at Amazon

Posters are available at Blue Dog Posters and Prints

Neil Young @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre – 21 January 2009

As Neil Young took to the stage at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, the crowd was set for a journey as this legendary musician weaved a magical blanket of music that transported you through the decades.

Performing “Hey Hey, My My”, “Just singings a song won’t change the world”, “Old Man” and “Needle and the Damage Done” – to name a few – was just mind blowing!

Without doubt, Neil Young is Legend!

CHICAGO – The Musical – to tour Australia in 2009

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Australia, prepare yourself for the razzle-dazzle of the hit musical Chicago, set to tour nationally throughout 2009 following a Gala Opening at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre, QPAC. Winner of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations, Chicago is Broadway’s longest-running Musical Revival and the longest running American Musical every to play the West End.

It is nearly a decade since the “story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery” played in Australia. Known for its sizzling score and sensational choreography, Chicago is the story of a nightclub dancer, a smooth talking lawyer and a cell block of sin and merry murderesses.

“I’m thrilled to bring back to the Australian stage this wonderful musical, especially with the extraordinary cast we have assembled. Velma Kelly is the role which took Caroline O’Connor to Broadway for the first time, and her legion of fans will, I’m sure, be overjoyed to see her perform it once again. Sharon Millerchip has previously played Velma in Chicago ten years ago, and since has won awards for her many musical theatre roles. She will be an astonishing Roxie. Craig McLachlan blew us all away with his incredible audition, and he’s going to astound people with his talent as a musical theatre performer. And I am very excited to welcome Gina Riley back to the stage. Her strength, her presence and her powerhouse voice will make her a staggering Mama Morton. This truly is the perfect cast.

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The Rebirth Of Venus & The Big O Festival – Ben Lee talks with Elize Strydom

This Boy’s In Love –
by Elize Strydom
benleerebirthalbumcover Ben Lee is in a good place. Granted, he’s in the honeymoon phase. Literally. As 2008 drew to a close Lee married his sweetheart, Ione Skye, in a Hindu ceremony in India. Add to that a shiny new album (The Re-Birth of Venus due out February 7th), a pop song on the radio and a national university tour (The Big O Festival) and you’ll start to realise why he’s so damn smiley all the time. Oh yes, this boy’s in love.

“For me, being in a stable relationship has allowed me to relax in a way that I didn’t even realise I wasn’t relaxed before. Probably because I was just putting all of my energy into chasing chicks! When you find someone that you trust and you love and you’re inspired by and you’re attracted to there’s a kind of support that can allow you to go to a deeper level. So I think with my records there’s starting to be this sound of relaxation in the music which is really nice.”

Indeed. The Re-Birth of Venus is Lee’s seventh solo album and his fifth with Chicago based producer Brad Wood.

“I’ve tried other producers but working with Brad is like coming home. We trust each other and it’s hard to build that trust. It’s not intellectual which I like. You just get together with friends and you make music and that’s how it works.”

For someone who started making records when he was 14, Lee is showing no signs of hitting the brakes. In terms of commercial success, it’s been a slow burning career for the guy that some just love to hate (do I need to mention that song by the Ataris?). In 2005 Lee won an ARIA award for Best Male Artist and Catch My Disease was the most played song on Australian radio. Does the thought of offering yet another album daunt him?

“These last few years I’ve been so wrapped up in process of making records I’ve become quite divorced from the anticipation of sharing them. I’m constantly chasing this experience that I want out of making records and music and I’m getting less and less concerned with how they’re received. I don’t feel at all that I’m doing it for the sake of it.”

The first single lifted from the new album (I Love Pop Music) reads like a summary of Lee’s world view with lines like:
Global warming threatens life as we know it Our leaders have not committed to a plan of action on renewable energy
and:
Religious intolerance creating geo-political instability.
Our lives are accelerating as we fall out of touch with nature and ancient myth.
Try singing along to that, kids! He rounds it out with the chorus:
I love pop music, sprinkle sugar through it Philosophy that you can dance to

Hmmm, please explain.

“One way or another I’ve always been interested in embracing the classic elements of a pop song which are about the bubblegum stuff that just make you feel good and at the same time tried to subvert it a little bit and add new left field twists to it. So I think that song just continues that idea.”

Catch Ben Lee at the Big O Festival touring universities around the country during Orientation Week.

Ben Kweller @ The Zoo, Brisbane 9th April 2009

Ben Kweller returns to tour Australia in April in support of his new album Changing Horses, released through Shock Records.

The album is his fourth full-length and was produced by Kweller and recorded mostly in Austin, TX, where he and his family recently re-located.

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The title is meaningful as it represents a sea change for the 27-year-old Texan-bred musician. Beginning with his first record, Sha Sha, released in 2002, Kweller’s albums have always been stylistically restless, moving from indie rock to ballads to anti-folk to melodic rock, often from song to song.
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