|One of Australia’s most heralded live acts return for their first shows since their record-breaking touring expedition a year ago which saw them run riot with over 20,000 fans across the country. Bliss N Eso’s infamous live shows built the foundation of their massive following and have propelled them to their current status as one of Australia’s biggest acts.
Since the release of their ARIA Award winning album, Flying Colours, the skyrocketing Sydney-siders have graced some of Australia’s biggest festivals (Homebake, Pyramid Rock, Splendour in the Grass), and became the sole hip-hop act billed on the historic Sound Relief concert in “what many are stating was the performance of the day” (Beat Magazine).
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS TO CELEBRATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY AT WOODFORD
Dates & Venue Confirmed for 2010
Splendour In The Grass has been working toward establishing a permanent sustainable event venue to stage the festival. The chosen 660 acre North Byron Parklands site at Yelgun in the Byron Shire is undergoing the comprehensive approval process with the NSW Department of Planning for a permanent cultural event venue and will not be ready for next year’s event.
While this approval process goes ahead, Splendour In The Grass organisers are delighted to announce the festival will temporarily relocate to Woodford in Queensland, home of the Woodford Folk Festival, for the event’s 10th anniversary in 2010.
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|Underground pop battlers The Lucksmiths are serving notice. Yes, sadly, it’s true. Times change, people move on, and like many of their songs — redolent with ordinary minutiae — The Lucksmiths have finally been conquered by everyday life.
Formed in 1993, and having since transcended musical fashions and movements, the Melbourne band have long been seen as refreshingly unique amongst the musical landscape; their live shows, often hilariously haphazard, continue to captivate audiences at home and around the world,while they remain fond favourites of many who came across the band in their formative years.
|Recently playing at Glastonbury music festival and with a new album “Wonder”, Lisa Mitchell is headlining her own Australian tour – August and September, 2009
Showcasing gorgeous tracks including her amazing new single “Coin Laundry.” She’ll be joined by supports acts Oh Mercy and Whitebirds & Lemons.
|Lisa Helen Mitchell was born in England on March the 22nd of 1990, although migrated to Australia at the age of three. She is the eldest of two in a family which resides in the country town of Albury, New South Wales. Her musical journey began at age twelve when she started taking guitar lessons with a focus on rock and folk, but her real exposure came at the age of sixteen when she auditioned for Australian Idol. She quickly received high praise with one judge claiming that she was “the best thing musically that has ever came out of this country.”||
Tour Dates and Tickets:
27 August 2009 – Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast
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28 August 2009 – The Zoo, Brisbane
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29 August 2009 – Sands Tavern, Maroochydore
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2 September 2009 – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
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|Alice Cooper has been described as a legend in one’s own time is certainly a blatantly abused cliché, but no one has taken a vivid imagination and unusual persona to the people with as much controversy and success. Call him Master of Shock Rock, Black Humorist Supreme, or simply one of the era’s great showmen, his mark has been undeniable. Lennard Promotions, in association with Music Max, proudly announces the forthcoming Alice Cooper’s Theatre Of Death Australian Tour in August 2009.|
The Real Underbelly: 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.|
|Hale and Pace Concert Hall, QPAC, South Bank, Brisbane 21 Aug 2009
The highly entertaining and much loved duo Gareth Hale and Norman Pace return to stages around Australia. The madcap wit of this comedic duo have a unique rapport with the public and media alike, with each appearance and interview they provide a rollercoaster of cultural parodies and inventive character creations.
Hale says to expect all the favourites on this tour. “The Rons will be there, Jed and Dave, Billy and Johnny and songs that will tickle your fancy.”
“There will be lots of new material” says Norman Pace, “international poker player, and we will be poking fun at anything that moves….or stays still. Members of the audience will also have a chance to star in the show.”
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In 1968 The Beatles released one of the most diverse and compelling albums of all time.
Recorded in the months after The Beatles returned disillusioned from India, their manager dead, their break up in sight, and wracked with internal tensions, the double White Album was immediately hailed as one of the most extraordinary, powerful albums in the history of music: a work of unparalleled influence and brilliance.
The St.George Bank Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) will return to Brisbane from 30 July to 9 August with a stunning array of films from Australia and across the world.
Now in its 18th year, this year’s festival promises to again bring audiences a range of cinematic highlights, including Australian and international premieres, gala events and a host of fascinating international guests.
The festival program and tickets will be released in early July.
For information and bookings, visit www.stgeorgebiff.com.au.
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With only a couple of days left, you don’t want to be one of the few to miss out… the Brisbane Ekka only has a couple of days to go and there’s so many things to do and see for young and old. With the thrill of the many varieties of rides, racing cars, bikes, horses, animal nursery, monster trucks, bands, fireworks, sideshow alley, showbags, the list is endless. Get along, enjoy the day and experience all it’s got to offer.
Saturday 16 August 2008 is the last night of the Ekka and the last in the Nova “Live and Loud @ Ekka” series of outdoor concerts. Faker will be supported by Intercooler from 7:00pm at Ekka’s Nova Park.
Describing themselves as “purveyors of glorious backyard summer pop melodies” the John Steel Singers, also known as Tim Morrissey, Scott Bromiley, Ross Chandler, Pete Bernoth, Pat McDermott and Luke McDonald, will take centre stage in QPAC’s outdoor music venue, Cascade Court, on 23 August.
Triple J Next Crop winners in 2007 and finalists in the Q Song Awards 2008, John Steel Singers’ recently released mini LP ‘The Beagle and The Dove’ to rave reviews.
The Nights Outside line-up will also include performances by Brisbane rock, indie, post punk four-piece The Gallant and French pop, punk, reggae outfit, Yeo and the Fresh Goods.
Stay tuned for September Nights Outside gigs:
13 September – Repeat Offender + The Frets
27 September – The Gin Club + Tim Steward Band and James Grehan
What: Nights Outside – featuring The John Steel Singers, The Gallant and Yeo and the Fresh Goods
When: Saturday 23 August from 7.30pm
Where: Cascade Court, QPAC, South Bank
Saturday 16 August
Faker will be supported by Intercooler in the final of the Nova Live and Loud & Ekka series.
Don’t miss this one!!
Last night we saw Butterfingers and Avalon Drive in the first of the Nova Live and Loud @ Ekka series of concerts at the Brisbane Ekka. These concerts are perfect in combination with an amazing array of activities and events that make the Brisbane Ekka such a magical experience.
Tonight (Saturday 9 August 2008) it’s Regurgitator with Yves Klein Blue from 7pm
Since releasing their first self titled EP in late 2004, Regurgitator has received national and international success touring the all over the world with particular success in Europe and Asia. Regurgitator has recorded their albums all over the world with their sixth and latest album Love and Paranoia recorded in Brazil. Indie Punk band Yves Klein Blue was the product of the four members love of Led Zeppelin forged in high school. Their current album Yves Klein Blue Draw Attention to Themselves was recorded in Brisbane and Byron Bay and was released in April this year.