Film.Arts.Comedy.Theatre (F.A.C.T) Brisbane – [Edition 090225]

FILM:
The Brisbane 48 Hour Film Project 2009 – The 48 Hour Film Project will return to Brisbane in 2009, probably around October. Filmmakers from all over the Brisbane area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world for the title “Best 48 Hour Film of 2009”.


ARTS:
The Brisbane Arts Theatre is proud to open its 2009 main house season with John Patrick Shanley’s powerful play ‘Doubt’ – about innocence, guilt, and the grey space between the two. – Now Playing!


COMEDY:
Brace yourselves for the first, the biggest, the best, LOL comedy festival Brisbane has ever seen. The inaugural Brisbane Comedy Festival takes over Brisbane Powerhouse Friday 6 – Sunday 29 March 2009 …that is just under a month of laugh-a-minute moments courtesy of some of the craziest talent from near and far!


THEATRE:
Chicago – The Musical is one of the world’s most popular and thrilling smash-hit musicals. After a decade of decadence, CHICAGO is returning for its Australian Premiere at Lyric Theatre, QPAC from 19 March 2009 for a strictly limited season.



Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro says it’s “All or Nothing” ahead of their Australian Tour in March 2009

Interview by: Stuart Blythe

biffy-i-image1Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro informs Stuart Blythe that it’s “All or Nothing” ahead of their Australian Tour in March 2009

Stuart: Hey guys, great to see you back touring Australia. This is your second visit here, do you have any “stand out” memories from last years Australian tour?

Simon: All the shows last time were a ton of fun. we couldn’t believe how much people knew our records and everyone knows how to have a killer evening. one of the venues flooded on the day of the gig which was bizarre but apart from soggy, crinkled feet it all ran pretty smoothly.
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SOUND RELIEF – The Music Community Unite For Two Very Special Benefit Concerts – March 14, 2009 – MCG & SCG

Sound Relief
Sound Relief
THE MUSIC COMMUNITY UNITE FOR TWO VERY SPECIAL BENEFIT CONCERTS SATURDAY MARCH 14, 2009 – MCG & SCG

The devastation of the current Victorian bushfires has left few unaffected. In response to our nation’s greatest ever natural disaster Australia’s music community have banded together for two stadium benefit concerts scheduled to run simultaneously in both Melbourne and Sydney on Saturday March 14, 2009 under the unified banner of SOUND RELIEF.

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ARIA Chart News, w/c 23 February 2009

Bushfire Aid: Artists For The Bushfire Appeal has debuted at number one on the ARIA Compilation Chart, in an incredible show of support from the Australian public. With all artists and songwriters featured on the album donating their songs, and music retailers throwing their support behind it, Sony Music proceeds from the sale of the CD will go to the Salvation Army Bushfire Appeal through the charitable arm of the Australian Sony Group of Companies, The Sony Foundation.

Flo Rida storms the ARIA Singles Chart on debut this week, landing top spot with his single “Right Round”, which features singer Ke$ha. It’s also number one on the ARIA Digital Track Chart. “Right Round” is Flo Rida’s second number one single in Australia following “Low”, which spent 3 weeks at number one and was 2008’s highest selling single. It is the first number one debut since Kylie Minogue’s “2 Hearts” in November 2007, and is also the third digital only release to top the ARIA Singles Chart.

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Brisbane Events Quick List for February, March 2009



Related:
February Festival List 2009 Australia
Festival List March, April & May 2009 Australia

MERCURY REV TO SUPPORT COLDPLAY ON THEIR AUSTRALIAN TOUR, ALONG WITH DECODER RING – Brisbane Entertainment Centre March 8th & 9th 2009

MERCURY REV CONFIRMED TO SUPPORT COLDPLAY ON THEIR AUSTRALIAN TOUR, ALONG WITH DECODER RING.

 
 

THE VIVA LA VIDA TOUR KICKS OFF IN JUST SEVEN DAYS!

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The “Countdown To Coldplay” is almost over, and with just seven days until the first Australian concert date, performing to 17,000 fans at Perth’s Burswood Dome, Coldplay have today announced that at their request, American rock band Mercury Rev will be joining the ‘Viva La Vida’ tour of Australia.
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Photos | The Waifs @ The Tivoli, Brisbane 18 February 2009

The Waifs @ The Tivoli, Brisbane – 18 February 2009 Photos
  Support: Jez Mead
  Photographer: Stuart Blythe
  for LifeMusicMedia

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“The Car Song” Cat Empire, download your free 25 minute live version!

The Cat Empire’s “The Car Song” recorded live at the Sydney Metro 2007 is available as a free download from The Cat Empire website. Click here to get your copy… [while it lasts]

Related:
Don’t miss The Cat Empire @ The Tivoli, Brisbane – March 12th and 13th 2009

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TZU ‘COVER UP MOTEL’ FAREWELL 2009 TOUR

TZU ‘COVER UP MOTEL’ FAREWELL 2009 TOUR

TZU - Open Arms Festival @ Coffs Harbour - November 2008 It’s been a magical past year for Melbourne’s hip-hop maestros TZU. Their Computer Love album stormed the ARIA Top 25, was nominated for the prestigious J Award (JJJ’s Album of the Year) and widely lauded by reviewers and fans alike. Throw in two sold out national tours and slots at a bevy of the country’s finest festivals, including crowning performances at the Falls and Big Day Out, and it was clearly a year to behold. TZU - Open Arms Festival @ Coffs Harbour - November 2008


If that was not enough, the boys embarked on a massive remix project which saw their peers remixing the entire Computer Love album.
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ARIA Chart News, w/c 16 February 2009

Lily Allen debuts at Number One on ARIA Album Chart

Lily Allen’s new album, “It’s Not Me, It’s You” has raced straight to number one on the ARIA Album Chart this week, eclipsing her debut album “Alright Still” which peaked at #7 back in 2006. At the same time, “The Fear” has earned Lily her first top 10 on the ARIA Singles Chart, moving up from 13 to 8 this week.

In addition to Lily Allen, there are two further top 40 album debuts this week. Coming in at #3 is The Fray with their sophomore release “The Fray”, the follow up to “How To Save A Life” which hit #1 on the ARIA Album Chart in March 2007, some 9 months after release. Impacting at #21 is Ben Lee’s “The Rebirth Of Venus”, his sixth album since “Breathing Tornadoes” was released in 1998. Ben Lee - The Rebirth of Venus

Following a successful Australian tour, Leonard Cohen moves to sit just outside the Continue reading ARIA Chart News, w/c 16 February 2009

San Valentino Bordello Show @ The Globe, Brisbane 14 February 2009 – Review

Review: San Valentino Bordello Show at The Globe, Brisbane 14 February 2009
Author: Lisa Lamb

Who knows when the fifties revival began? Maybe with *The Stray Cats* in the eighties, maybe in the seventies with Grease and Happy Days, or maybe The Wintersun Festival helping bring modern rockabilly rebels and greaser bands in to the limelight, such as Paulie & his Crazy Rhythm Boys, who opened the show on the foyer stage in authentic fifites style with thier double bass, duck tails, pants and guitars under the armpits. Some music is simply meant to be heard live, and rockabilly is one of them! The energy just makes you want to get up and shake to the rythm. It was like a scene from Back to the Future and this was the McFly band discovering Rock n Roll.

On the main stage The Wretched Villains stand out from the crowd sounding like an alternate gothic rock band from the late eighties, with influences from Nick Cave and Siouxie & the Banshees. Drawing upon the deep swamp blues and British post punk they produce a dark, classic and haunting sound giving a good contrast to the lightweight fifties sounds in the foyer.
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QUIKSILVER PRO SHOW 2009 LINE UP, MORE ACTS ADDED!

Quiksilver Pro Show — ***** Click Here – 2009 Photo Galleries *****

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Saturday 7th March (2pm – 10pm NSW Time)
Duranbah Beach, Gold Coast
All Ages / Licenced Surf + Music Event

Performers: BLISS N ESO, KORA (nz), KRAM, ASH GRUNWALD, DUKES OF WINDSOR, MAT MCHUGH (The Beautiful Girls), SOMETHING WITH NUMBERS, ROGERTHAT, WINNIE COOPERS, JOHN STEEL SINGERS, THE JEZABELS, NUMBERS RADIO, KID MAC, SURE CUT KIDS, AND YACHT CLUB DJs.

MORE ACTS ADDED TO THE QUIKSILVER PRO SHOW LINE UP – Tickets are on sale now

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The first artist announcement included a compilation of acts who recently starred in this years triple j Hottest 100 music poll with the event headliners BLISS N ESO, grabbing 3 tracks in the countdown, followed by Continue reading QUIKSILVER PRO SHOW 2009 LINE UP, MORE ACTS ADDED!

Quick Bits 15 Feb 2009

KRAM free MP3 download of “Outer Space”

Spiderbait have been at the forefront of alt-rock following their massive hit Black Betty, and now drummer and singer from the band, KRAM, is set to release a solo album, MIX TAPE. You can get a taste of KRAM’s sound with a free download of the track Outer Space click below!

Download from KRAM’s site

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