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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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Stereosonic 08, Saturday November 22, Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds

It’s the news party revellers have been waiting for; Stereosonic 08 is going on the road with Brisbane firmly in its sight.  After huge success last year, Melbourne’s festival of the year is set to infiltrate Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds on Saturday November 22 in a Queensland first.  

     

Joining forces, Family nightclub, onelove, Hardware, inthemix, Channel [V] and Nova – the Stereosonic 08 juggernaut – officially announce Stereosonic, a showcase of the very best in new cutting-edge music and unrivalled state-of-the-art production.

Scouting the finest local and overseas talent, Stereosonic serves a festival of epic proportions, covering the entire spectrum of dance and electronic music, even spilling over into indie.

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Paul Kelly

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[photo: Courtesy Paul Kelly website]
  From very early on in his career, Paul Kelly has been recognised as one of the most significant singer/songwriters in the country.

His influence over Australian music and Australian culture is wide and significant – backed up by the fact his new compilation Songs From The South – Volume 2 has gone Gold since its November 2008 release.

As well as issuing an enduring body of work with his own bands, Kelly has written film scores (Lantana and the Cannes 2006 highlight, Jindabyne), and produced albums for and written songs with some of Australia and New Zealand’s finest artists.

Paul Kelly’s Songs From The South Volume 2 was recently released, along with a DVD collection of Paul Kelly videos from 1985 to 2008 and a double CD including Songs From The South Volume’s 1 & 2. You can find these at record stores and digital outlets now.

Since it’s release the positive reviews have been coming through thick and fast.
One such review can be read below, from Noel Mengel of The Courier Mail. More reviews are posted in the ‘Recent Press’ section on Paul Kelly‘s website.


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EP: The John Steel Singers – “In Colour”

The John Steel Singers have just released their latest indie styled fuzz pop musical offering in an EP titled “In Colour”. 

 

This EP is a great progression for the band and in working with producer Scott Horscroft, the end result speaks volumes. Maybe it’s their conscious decision to make the rhythms more direct and simplified. Whatever it is, you will be transported into a fantasy, surreal, floating world with a sixties laid back summer love feel. 

The opening track, Rainbow Kraut is a clear favourite and after a few listens I found myself humming along and somehow a little uplifted. 

The EP is now available through Levity®/Inertia.

“In Colour”
1. Rainbow Kraut
2. Luxembourg
3. Mother
4. Harlequin Maid

 

In support of the album release, the John Steel Singers are embarking on an Australian Headliner tour thoughout November.   Click here for tour details…

2009 Brisbane Comedy Festival, 6 – 29 March 2009

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!

Curator and Brisbane funny man, Josh Thomas, has been across the globe and at every stand up gig around Brisbane and Australia to hand pick his program of comic acts that will leave you screaming for more.
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Mardy Fish joins star-studded Brisbane line-up

American Mardy Fish, Australian Open and US Open quarterfinalist, is the latest player to confirm the Brisbane International as the starting point for his Australian Open campaign.

Fish, currently ranked 23 on the ATP tour, will line up against some of the biggest names in the game, including Australian Open Champion Novak Djokovic, and Australian Open finalists Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Marcos Baghdatis.
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Caloundra Music Festival – 17-19 October 2008

The Caloundra Music Festival.  What a great experience! 
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Vanessa Amorosi

Caloundra Music Festival is certainly about music – but it’s also about celebrating our lifestyle and our environment. There is a range of other free activities planned during the three day festival, including…

  • Beach-side carnival
  • The Village
  • Workshops and interactive sessions
  • Street parade
  • Bulcock Street markets on the Sunday
  • Buskers
  • Roving Street performers
  • Kite surfing displays

2008 Linup (partial)
PETE MURRAY,THE WHITLAMS,LIOR,VANESSA AMOROSI,ROY AYERS,IAN MOSS,KATE MILLER-HEIDKE,JACKSON JACKSON,THE BAMBOOS,TRIPOD,DALLAS FRASCA,,LABJACD,PAUL GREENE,SYMBIOSIS,DARYL BRAITHWAITE,JOHNNY GREEN’S BLUES COWBOYS,And More…

http://www.caloundramusicfestival.com/

Tennis – Brisbane International, January 2009

Brisbane is preparing to dazzle the tennis world next January.

Today’s official launch of the latest addition to the world tennis tour, the Brisbane International, unveiled an exciting array of plans to showcase the event and city for the expected influx of tennis-related visitors, as well as a large national and international broadcast audience.

“The Brisbane International will be broadcast on the Seven Network nationally  for seven days, culminating in Sunday afternoon’s men’s singles final,” Tournament director Steve Ayles said. “Those pictures will also be beamed around the world, including the United States and major markets in Asia and Europe.”

The event will be played at a stunningly picturesque riverside site at Tennyson in the state-of-the-art Queensland Tennis Centre.
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The 4C art collective’s art party – Valley Studios, Fortitude Valley – 25 OCTOBER 2008

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You can expect a massive line up of bands, DJs, belly dancing and burlesque, all pitching in to support Open Minds organisation.

 Danny Wilhelm - Villains Of Wilhelm
(Photos: Previous 4c Events)

HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY
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Augie March Watch Me Disappear Australian Tour – Oct/Nov 2008

  
Augie March kicked off their live run with a special show for Triple J listeners at Melbourne’s Forum II last week, if you missed out on tickets on the night, the set will be aired on JJJ Monday November 3rd at 8pm, with an encore performance Sunday November 9th at 5pm. And has been packaged up for a “TripleJ TV Presents” Monday November 24th, 10pm on ABC 2.   –  News: Album Release
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Bernard Fanning to perform at the Youngcare Benefit Concert – Tivoli, Brisbane – 8 Nov 2008

It’s been a long time between news, but we’re very happy to report that Bernard will be putting his solo hat on for a one off show in support of Youngcare. The Bernard Fanning Youngcare Benefit Concert will take place on Saturday November 8th at The Tivoli, Brisbane. Tickets to this exclusive event go on sale this coming MONDAY OCTOBER 6th AT 9AM from Ticketek.

Also taking part will be Kasey Chambers, Whitley and a surprise guest performer. Bernard is also acting as Musical Director and co-host of this year’s event.
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Greenfest – 10-12 October 2008

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Greenfest showcased an amazing musical lineup of 100% Australian bands on its opening night and the music just keeps coming.  Saturday and Sunday will see The Faze, Skipping Girl Vinegar, Rebba, The Medics and more….

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Great music, exhibits, food and more…  What better way to spend the weekend!

Visit Greenfest for the complete event details:
http://www.greenfest.com.au/
This is a free event for a fantastic cause…

The John Steel Singers embark on Australian headline tour – November 2008

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The John Steel Singers have an aversion to sleeping in their own beds. They like the road. The rough, smelly, road. At least it seems that way. While in the midst of a huge national tour opening up for The Grates throughout October, The John Steel Singers have announced their own national headline tour in November.

In support of their upcoming EP “The John Steel Singers: In Colour” out on November 1st through Levity®/Inertia, the Brisjanglians will be hitting the road again from November 7th up and down the East Coast of Australia.
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Supergrass @ The Tivoli – Brisbane 2nd October 2008

Supergrass @ Tivoli - Brisbane 02 October 2008

Supergrass…  now here’s a band who know how to hit the ground running.  From the moment they walked on stage, they took total control and delivered a kick-ass show.  Their set was tight/clean and without doubt, a total entertainment package.  Brilliant!

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Links:  Supergrass  – The Tivoli  – Supergrass Australian Tour
Photos: Supergrass by LifeMusicMedia on Flickr