Good Vibrations Festival and Nokia Music Store are giving aways some free music!

Good Vibrations Festival and Nokia Music Store are giving everyone FREE MUSIC! The three GVF themed tracks people can download are:

Sam Sparro – Too Many Questions
Chromeo – Bonafide Loving
The Presets – My People (DIM remix)

You can also enter the competition to win the chance to meet Sam Sparro and a Nokia N96!

The major prize winner will receive a huge Good Vibrations Festival prize pack, complete with a meet and greet with Sam Sparro at the Good Vibrations Festival closest to them, two tickets to the festival, a Nokia N96 complete with Nokia Music Store credit, as well as some signed merch from The Presets and a GVF CD pack!

Five runners up will also win a GVF CD pack of 10 CDs each!
For all details of their fantastic offer, head over to www.goodvibrations2009.com.au

Photo Gallery: Open Arms Festival – November 2008

The inaugural Open Arms Festival took place on Saturday November 29, the eve of summer, where the cream of Australian music rocked, hopped, bopped and got down and dirty at the sunny (ok, sometimes a little wet) mid-north NSW coast town of Coffs Harbour:

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Jackson Browne @ Brisbane Riverstage – 27 February 2009 with Toni Childs, Richard Clapton and Tim Freedman

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Music legend Jackson Browne is returning to Australia with his full band. Andrew McManus Presents one of music’s most influential songwriters, Jackson Browne, with Toni Childs, Richard Clapton and Tim Freedman at selected shows, live in concert Feb/March 2009! Tickets for this not to be missed performance are on sale now.


JACKSON BROWNE has been described as the ultimate LA singer-songwriter. Over the course of three decades, he has
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PRIMAL SCREAM Welcome To Your Beautiful Future AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2009

Good things come in nines…….

In July this year Primal Scream released their ninth studio album Welcome To Your Beautiful Future.

And when they return in February 2009, it will have been nine years since they graced Australian fans with their live presence. We are sure there is at least nine hundred ways to get excited about this!

With 26 years of music behind them, and a discography that holds some of the most critically acclaimed and important records of the modern era, Primal Scream have drawn descriptions as varied as noise terrorists to retro rock and even pop with their newest release.

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José González @ Brisbane Powerhouse 7th February 2009

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José González
Brisbane Powerhouse – Sat 7 Feb 09 – 7:30pm

Swedish Grammy Award winner José González’s extraordinary finger-picking guitar skills, hushed vocals and warm melodies create an intimate musical experience with universal appeal.

Born in Sweden to Argentinean parents, González’s signature Spanish-meets classical guitar style is influenced by both Northern Argentinean folk and Scandinavian pop.

With gold and platinum records in multiple countries, González is revered for his own song writing as well as his inspired acoustic interpretations of songs by artists such as Massive Attack, Kylie Minogue and Joy Division.
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The Streets “Everything Is Borrowed ”Australian Tour

Hailed as the ‘voice of a generation’, Mike Skinner’s The Streets are revered by music critics and fans alike. The first time people heard The Streets’ Mercury nominated album Original Pirate Material, they couldn’t decide on whether the person making the music was black or white, from London or the Midlands, deadly serious or a total joker.

These days The Mercury Prize winner and Brit Award nominee has been described as one of the most authentic voices of British youth for many years.

The Streets have made the cultural crossover from the small UK Garage music and pirate radio scene to the mainstream becoming equally as important to the charts as they are to the indie kids.

With a brand new album, Everything Is Borrowed (September 2008) tucked under their belts, The Streets return to Australia to tour in 2009.

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Coldplay Australian Viva La Vida Tour 2009

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Two-Disc Set, Viva La Vida – Prospekt’s March Edition, Features Eight Previously Unreleased Tracks, Including A Collaboration With Jay-Z;
Prospekt’s March Also Available As EP 
 Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

Chugg Entertainment today confirmed that Coldplay would return to Australia next February on their “Viva La Vida” tour, in support of their new album of the same name.

In a rare move for the Australian market, Coldplay will go on-sale with two shows in each of the East Coast cities to ensure as many tickets as possible are made available to meet the demand that was set the last time they toured.



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Woodford Folk Festival 08/09 – Launch

The 23rd Woodford Folk Festival presents a resplendent program of 580 acts and 2600 performers.  Festival Director and futurist, Bill Hauritz says “it’s our most ambitious programme in our 23 year history…”.

The festival runs from Thursday the 27th December through till late on Monday the 1st January.

 

Featuring some of the planet’s finest artists, Woodford Folk Festival truly represents our modern Australian culture and The Queensland Folk Federation is representative of a dynamic community of 2000 volunteers, 160 department heads and 20 full time staff who create the festival.  Negotiating the balance between community and professionalism is a rewarding challenge for all involved.

Woodford Folk Festival has become known as an incubator of fresh talent and it’s not just musicians who are nurtured at Woodford, there are platforms for visual artists, comedians, circus, vaudeville, healers, environmental leaders and for patrons through workshops, forums, volunteering and performance involvement. The 360acre site is also being lovingly regenerated.

   

This years highlights include festival favourites such as Lior, John Williamson, Dya Singh, Doch, Katie Noonan, Ash Grunwald, Augie March, Katie Miller-Heidke, Josh Pyke, That 1 Guy, Kristina Olsen, Waiting For Guinness, Backsliders, The Bird, Jeff Lang, Alistair Hulett and David Rovics, Martin Pearson, Wild Marmalade, Ernie Dingo, The Herd, Miguel, Leah Cotterell, Mr Percival, Bluegrass Parkway, Mic Conway¹s National Junk Band, the Amazing Drumming Monkeys, and Oka. Also there’s the captivating Mama Kin and a solo appearance by Harry Angus, the Cat Empire¹s trumpeter and vocalist who this time will bring his guitar.

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bluejuice – let the fun begin!

After witnessing the energy of bluejuice playing live at the Valley Fiesta 2008, the decision was made to investigate the band a little further. I mean, these guys packed in the crowd, had them up and jumping with a charismatic energy from the first step on stage to the last blistering note! Awesome…

What was found in our investgations:
Between stage jumps, speaker climbs and a full on stage performances there lies an extremely talented, inventive and most of all,  funny group.

  • “Belonging to the church of the big fish”… classic!
  • Jumping out of planes to make the filmclip for “The Reductionist”… classic!

The Waifs Australian Tour Jan-Feb 2009

The Waifs Australian Tour With Special Guests Jez Mead/ Mama Kin

The Waifs

Last year The Waifs were part of the huge Union Of Soul WA tour with the John Butler Trio, this year they return to headline their own series of concerts over the summer. In WA they will be joined by America’s Independent sweetheart, Ani Di Franco and new WA act Mama Kin and for the rest of the country, old friend and fellow independent road warrior, Jez Mead.

 

The Waifs have been one of West Australia’s most loved and appreciated bands over their 20 year history. Building their fan base the hard way, playing every corner of the country, earning respect of peers and fans alike for their tenacity and drive to do things their own way.

From the back streets of sleepy towns in WA, to an internationally loved, multiple ARIA Award winning multiple platinum selling act, (their latest release Sun Dirt Water now about to go platinum), The Waifs have paved the way for Australian independent artists to be able to forge successful careers outside of the major label rules.


 

Since they last took to the stage on home soil, The Waifs have been busy touring through Europe and America to support the release of Sun Dirt Water.

 

Jez Mead will bring his raw, hypnotic folk blues to the stage, a well travelled journeyman on a quest to invite listeners to explore his sonic sensibilities and diverse guitar styles. Sun Dirt Water is in store now through Jarrah Records and MGM Distribution. www.thewaifs.com

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Brisbane Comedy Festival To Call In Humourous Heavyweights To Tease The Giggles Out Of You

Token Events presents Adam Hills and Dave Hughes

Hold onto your hats!

Brisbane Powerhouse doubles the excitement and anticipation around the inaugural Brisbane Comedy Festival (6 – 29 March) with two comic heavyweights joining the line up.

Adam Hills and Dave Hughes join other headliners Tim Minchin and Danny Bhoy to add more laughs to the festival.

Adam Hills, the host of Spicks and Specks (ABC TV) is back; live on stage with an all-new hour-and-a-bit of world-class stand-up comedy titled Inflatable.

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2009 BIG DAY OUT – SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

Roll up! Roll up! Rock ’n’ roll ringmaster SERJ TANKIAN has donned his top hat and will be cracking the whip at BIG DAY OUT 2009. The System of a Down front man has gone solo with the multi-layered album Elect the Dead. Backed by his band the FCC, TANKIAN’s show is a vaudevillian explosion – part comedic, part heart-attack serious. A showman like no other, SERJ TANKIAN is guaranteed to bring the drama at BIG DAY OUT this summer.  (ALL SHOWS)

Dropkick Murphys
BIG DAY OUT is dedicated to providing good times. And to help us do this in 2009, we’ve called on the band dubbed Boston’s answer to the Ramones – the legendary DROPKICK MURPHYS. This loud, raucous and chaotic seven-piece Celtic punk combo hits the stage with one goal: to play music that creates an all-for-one, one-for-all environment where everyone is encouraged to participate, sing along, and have a good time. Sounds good to us! So let the good times roll with DROPKICK MURPHYS at BIG DAY OUT 2009. (ALL SHOWS)

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DREAMING OF A NIGHT WHITE XMAS!

MIX IT UP AT WHITEWATER WORLD WITH NOVA’S MICHELLE AND SMALLZY’S “WHITE” XMAS PARTY!

• FRIDAY DECEMBER 12, 2008 FROM 6.30PM TO 10.00PM
• EXPERIENCE THE ULTIMATE XMAS POOL PARTY! GET IN THE XMAS SPIRIT, DON’T FORGET TO “DRESS UP IN WHITE” FOR THE NIGHT
• TICKET PRICE $25 OR GRAB FOUR MATES AND PAY JUST $20 EACH
• MIX IT UP WITH LIVE DJ BEATS AT WHITEWATER WORLD’S MASSIVE MOONLIGHT BEACH PARTY

Turn a December night into Christmas white when the Gold Coast’s newest water park opens its doors on December 12 for the Nova “WHITE” Christmas party. Gates open from 6.30pm until 10.00pm.

Wear your bikini, tankini, boardies or rashies – in any colour as long as it’s white – and slide right in for the party of the year as Michelle & Smallzy from Nova’s Launchpad broadcast live from WhiteWater World.
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