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Black Mountain Australian Tour February, March 2009

Billions Australia are pleased to announce that the wait is over!
Canada’s psych-and-prog-spiritual pioneers BLACK MOUNTAIN are heading to Australia in February/March 2009 to take us on a ride of monster riffs, swirling Hammond and cosmic rock.
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Black Mountain play summer festival dates at the Perth Festival and Golden Plains in Victoria but will headline their own club shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney!

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Soundwave 2009 Festival second round announced

As promised, Soundwave returns in ’09, and to paraphrase Southpark, it is bigger, longer and uncut!
Topped by one of this generation’s most talented and uncompromising bands in NINE INCH NAILS, the festival also sees a long overdue return of grunge titans ALICE IN CHAINS and juvenile delinquents The BLOODHOUND GANG.

Never one to rest on there laurels, they’ve announced the second round of artists for Soundwave 09!
So without further ado… joining the already massive cast will be the powerful live force that is the Dillinger Escape Plan, Florida Metalcore titans Underoath, the sky-high hooks of Forever The Sickest Kids, pop rock balladeers Jack’s Mannequin and the unrelenting rhythms of All That Remains.
As always, there is also plenty to offer the fans of punk, metal and the heavier end of the alternative spectrum, as well as signing tents giving artists the opportunity to meet fans, market stalls and the odd bit of crappy installation art for you to laugh at.
Artist Line Up:
NINE INCH NAILS,ALICE IN CHAINS, BLOODHOUND GANG,LAMB OF GOD, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, ALKALINE TRIO, BILLY TALENT, THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS, FACE TO FACE, IN FLAMES, RIVAL SCHOOLS, ANBERLIN, UNDEROATH, THE SUBWAYS, EVERY TIME I DIE, DEVILDRIVER, FOREVER THE SICKEST KIDS, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, LESS THAN JAKE, POISON THE WELL, MADINA LAKE, NEW FOUND GLORY, FROM FIRST TO LAST, BEDOUIN SOUNDCLASH, JACK’S MANNEQUIN, HELLOGOODBYE, FINCH, GOLDFINGER, SAY ANYTHING, CHIODOS, SILVERSTEIN, SAVES THE DAY, LACUNA COIL, 36 CRAZYFISTS, STRAYLIGHT RUN, EVERGREEN TERRACE, MINUS THE BEAR, MONEEN, ACE ENDERS (THE EARLY NOVEMBER), I AM THE AVALANCHE, JAGUAR LOVE, UNEARTH, BAYSIDE, EMERY, HOUSTON CALLS, THE AUDITION, ATTACK IN BLACK, INNERPARTYSYSTEM, ALL THAT REMAINS, VALENCIA, IN THIS MOMENT, ALESANA, THE RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS, HORSE THE BAND, MAYLENE & THE SONS OF DISASTER

TICKETS Details
General Public tickets are on sale now through Soundwave festival, ticketek.com.au & 132 849.
VENUES AND DATES
Saturday 21 February – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane
Sunday 22 February – TBC, Sydney
Friday 27 February – Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne
Saturday 28 February – Bonython Park, Adelaide
Monday 2 March – Steel Blue Oval, Bassendean, Perth
* Venues, lineup and date may be subject to change
Licensed All Ages Event Photo ID Required
SOUNDWAVE – IT’S NOT FOR EVERYONE
Visit www.soundwavefestival.com for updates.

The Prodigy BDO Sideshows

Smack my BIG DAY OUT up! It’s the one, the only, THE PRODIGY, back for BIG DAY OUT No.4. Whilst here they will also be playing a number of SideShows – Brisbane Riverstage, Sydney Hordern Pavillion and Melbourne Palace. (Sideshow Details Below)
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 The British pioneers of crash-bang-boom rocktronica will be armed with a brand new album (due in February), and the same old fierceness.

On their first tour of duty in 1996, thanks to killer tracks like Voodoo People, THE PRODIGY were the big thing on

 

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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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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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The Waifs Australian Tour Jan-Feb 2009

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

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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)

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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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