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Brisbane EKKA – Butterfingers & Avalon Drive – 8 August 2008

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. 
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DON’T FORGET!!
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.

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Faker – Are You Magnetic? National Headline Tour

Presented by: Video Hits, Nova and Aloha Music

“[Are You Magnetic? is] the perfect choice to follow-up the single This Heart Attack, the song that made Faker the commander of the airwaves for the past six months. It has an immediate retro feel reminiscent of the Australian pop rock scene of the ’80s; in other words, it’s so hot right now.”  Kathy McCabe, Daily Telegraph

The Top 10 single ‘This Heart Attack’ has certainly taken breakout Sydney band Faker to a whole new legion of fans, and with new single ‘Are You Magnetic?’ under their belts the band are taking to the road in September on a national headline tour.

Starting in WA the ‘Are You Magnetic?’ tour will see Faker travel to all capital cities over more than two weeks. 

Tickets are on sale from July 7 and Sparkadia will support Faker on all dates which are as follows:

‘Are You Magnetic?’ Tour
Thursday 4th September – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Venue: (08) 9721 2016 www.heatseeker.com.au
Friday 5th September – Metro City, Perth, WA
Star Surf + Skate (Perth) – (08) 93216230 Mills Records (Fremantle) – (08) 9335 1945
Planet Video (Mt Lawley) – (08) 9328 7464 www.heatseeker.com.au
Saturday 6th September – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River WA
Beach Life (Margaret River) – (08) 9757 2888 Blue 62 (Busselton) – (08) 9752 3522
www.heatseeker.com.au
Friday 12th September – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Box Office: (03) 9299 9800 Ticketek: 132 849  www.ticketek.com.au
Saturday 13th September – Wrestpoint Showroom, Hobart, TAS
Wrestpoint Service Centre: 1300 795 257 www.wrestpoint.com.au 
Sunday 14th September – HQ, Adelaide, SA
Venuetix: (08) 8225 8888 www.venuetix.com.au
Friday 19th September – Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD
Oztix: 1300 762 545 www.oztix.com.au www.thecoolyhotel.com.au
Saturday 20th September – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW (licensed and all ages)
Box Office: (02) 9550 3666 www.enmoretheatre.com.au
Ticketek: 132 849  www.ticketek.com.au

The new single ‘Are You Magnetic?’ is currently available as a digital multi-track package to include a Paul Mac remix of ‘Are You Magnetic?’ and album track ‘Sleepwalking’ remix by the Hong Kong Blondes. ‘Are You Magnetic’ follows the huge success of ‘This Heart Attack’ which is still in the Top 40 after 35 weeks.

Links: www.musichead.com.au / www.faker.com.au
www.myspace.com/fakertheband / www.alohamusic.com.au

Giants Of Jazz – QPAC – 16-17 August 2008

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QPAC is getting all jazzed up to host some of Australia’s biggest names in jazz.

For an entire weekend in August, jazz fans will be treated to two days of non-stop music by some of the country’s finest performers and bands.  Jazz music will weave its way through QPAC with known and local artists performing across two venues from midday to 11pm on Saturday, 16 August and midday to 6pm on Sunday, 17 August.

The exceptional line up includes one of Australia’s leading international artists, Bob Barnard (pictured, left), who will perform with his all-star band; the highly regarded composer, performer and educator Bob Sedergreen and Australia’s top rated traditional/ mainstream jazz group, The Syncopators.

Featuring all styles of jazz, Giants of Jazz also features: Geoff Bull’s Olympia Jazz Band, George Washingmachine, Julie O’Hara, Peter Baylor, Laique, The Jazz Factory, Clare Hansson, Harry Lynn Quartet, Queensland Conservatorium Big Band, Jazz String.

QPAC’s Artistic Director John Kotzas said Giants of Jazz was a great opportunity for lovers of jazz to indulge in a smorgasboard of entertainment.

“It’s rare to get this number of artists of this calibre together under one roof for an entire weekend,” Mr Kotzas said.

“It’s also rare for jazz to be performed in these intimate surrounds, enabling fans an up-close and personal experience.

“Giants of Jazz builds on QPAC’s incredibly successful Jazz Fridays, which has seen local jazz artists performing in Cascade Court regularly since February,” Mr Kotzas said.

Patrons can purchase a full-day pass for either Saturday or Sunday or a full weekend pass.

Ticket Information:
Dates:            Saturday 16, August and Sunday, 17 August
Venues:           Cremorne Theatre & Studio 1, QPAC
Tickets:          Single Day Pass $105; 2 Day Weekend Pass $198
Bookings:         qtix.com.au or 136 246

Connect Four Art Party – 19 July 2008

Presented by 4C arts collective

A creative cacophony for a community cause

Little Vegas and The Fuzz Parade


On July 19 the 4C arts collective will host the Connect Four Art Party, the follow up to the highly successful premiere March event.
The evening will feature of massive array of art in a multiplicity of styles and formats including some of Brisbane’s best bands and DJs plus burlesque, circus and physical performance and all kinds of other shenanigans.
Supplies will be provided for attendees to create and participate in making art to add to the event.
All proceeds will be donated to the Women’s Legal Service. This organisation relies on grants and donations to provide free legal advice for women in difficult circumstances.Saturday, July 19, 2008
5:00pm – midnight
Valley studios, Fortitude Valley
610 Ann st
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LITTLE VEGAS AND THE FUZZ PARADE
THE STRANGE ATTRACTORS
LITTLE SCOUT
MA SHEEN
DASTARDLY KUTS

plus fabulous burlesque performances from:

LENA MARLENE
LADY LAINE

AND CIRCUS PERFORMERS (TBA)

Links:
4C Arts Collective

Parkway Drive & Have Heart @ Tivoli – Brisbane, 13 June 2008

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Parkway Drive and Have Heart ripped up the Tivoli on Friday the 13th (13 June 2008).

Boston’s Have Heart is easily one of the biggest bands in straight edge hardcore scene and managed nothing less than a solid, full on performance that saw the packed Tivoli crowd jumping and screaming for more… perfect fodder for the mainline act “Parkway Drive“. Have Heart’s front man Pat Flynn is the face of the straight edge movement and proved that this movement is alive and well in Brisbane.

As Parkway Drive entered the stage, the crowd surged forward and erupted in classic hardcore fan style, flying fists, circle pits, and a mountain of aggression. Parkway Drive blistered through their set and did not disappoint, offering up (among others) “Gimme A D”, “Siren’s Song” and “Guns for Show, Knives for a Pro”, their high energy show that would have kept the hardest hardcore critic happy.

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Links:  Parkway Drive  –  Have Heart
Venue:  The Tivoli Brisbane

In Stitches Comedy Festival – Brisbane, 17-29 June 2008

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12 nights of comedy, stand up, live music and a free outdoor program… In Stitches at QPAC brings together some of Australia’s most popular comedy performers for two weeks of laughs, music and random acts of weirdness.

Acts include:
Jimeoin, Puppetry of the Penis, Fiona O’Loughlin and Raymond Crowe, Cal Wilson, The Young Guns of Comedy with Tahir, Carita Farrer, The Kransky Sisters, Ahn Do, Julia Morris, Scared Little Weird Guys, The Chasers, The Umbilical Brothers and Sarah Pember.

Links:  QPACqtix

Tim Minchin

Tim Minchin is an Australian musician, actor, comedian and writer.

Originally from Perth, he completed a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre at the University of Western Australia in 1995, then an Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Music at the Conservatorium of WA – part of the WA Academy of Performing Arts – in 1998.

In 2002, he moved to Melbourne, where he began to develop the solo comedy shows which have gained him public and critical acclaim in the last three years. He developed his unique style during an 18-month period when he played regularly in the famous 40-seat cabaret room of The Butterfly Club in South Melbourne, before

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Racecourse Road Street Party – 20 July 2008

As part of Brisbane Festival 2008, the ultimate street party reclaims Racecourse Road for one massive day only.

Check out the three stages of FREE live music and create your own soundtrack to a perfect day out with the amazing sounds of jazz, world music, funk, pop and rock performances coming to you from all around Australia. The day’s performance includes Australia’s premier original soul/funk outfit Pablo Discobar, roots group Afro Dizzi Act, The Tonights a trio unbounded by genre, indie rockers Kristy London and The Other Halves, singer songwriter Emma Dean, Australia’s hottest latin band Chu‘Kale’ and many more.

This incredible day will also feature heaps of activities for children and families with face painting, workshops in circus, physical theatre, juggling, dance and kite making plus more than 150 stalls offering gourmet produce, community information and arts and crafts for sale. Complete your day by visiting the retail stores and restaurants that make Racecourse Road the hub of North Brisbane.

FEATURING
Pablo Discobar, Kafka, Afro Dizzi Act, Emma Dean, Chu‘kale’, The Tonights, Tim Loydell & the Deckchairs, Kristy London & the Other Halves, 8 Ball Aitken

VENUE
Racecourse Road, Ascot QLD

DATE & TIME
Sunday 20 July – 10am to 5pm

TICKETS
FREE. No bookings required.

TRANSPORT
TRANSLink 13 12 30 or www.translink.com.au

Train: Ascot Station
Bus: Racecourse Road, Kingsford Smith Drive & Lancaster Road
CityCat: Bretts Wharf
Parking: Eagle Farm Racecourse with a gold coin donation to charity and limited street parking available

MORE INFO
Food and beverages will be available for sale from a variety of stalls and cafes and restaurants along Racecourse Road. Umbrella making, kite making, jewellery, circus and dance workshops will run throughout the day.

For information on road closures, alternate traffic routes and parking restrictions visit http://www.brisbanefestival.com.au/.

Dropkick Murphys @ Tivoli – Brisbane 27 May 2008

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The Dropkick Murphy’s, who have evolved over the past decade into one of the most beloved punk-inspired bands in the world, played to a sell out crowd at The Tivoli.  

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Review on it way… 

Links:  The Tivoli  –  The Dropkick Murphy’s  –  Sick Of It All  – FasterLouder 
Photos:  LifeMusicMedia photoset 

Brisbane Zombie Walk 2008 – Review

Brisbane Zombie Walk 2008
BRAINS!!!  At 3pm, Sunday 25 May 2008, Roma Street Parklands filled with zombies that had once again gathered for Brisbane’s annual Zombie Walk.  More than a thousand zombies had arrived and started their pilgrimage through the city.   Onlookers stood back and stared, cars beeped and zombies moaned.  Leaving a trail of blood, they stumbled through to quench their thirst before disappearing into the night.

Bloody good event!

Read the event organisers “post-walk statement” here.
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Links:     Zombie Walk Brisbane  –  Brisbane Blog   
Photos:  LifeMusicMedia photoset
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Brisbane Zombie Walk – 25 May 2008

2008 Brisbane Zombie Walk
The 2008 Brisbane Zombie walk will take play on Sunday 25th May at 3pm!

Starting at Roma Street Parklands, the meeting point will be at the amphitheater near the Wickham St entrance of the park at 3pm. After some mingling the walk will commence, leaving the park and heading towards the center of the city. Participants will then head towards Fortitude Valley. The walk will officially finish up at a small park on Ann Street just short of the Brunswick Street mall. For those zombies craving an after-party, the last leg of the walk will continue to Planet Nightclub on Warner Street.

The after-party is officially ALL AGES! Those of legal drinking age will get a special wrist band so they can buy alcohol. The venue will remain all ages until 9pm.

The cost for the after party has been kept down to a low $5 and the BBQ is only the cost of a gold-coin donation. There will also be other cheap surprises for those who attend. A cheap night out for zombie lovers!
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Links: Official Brisbane Zombie Walk Site 
Photos: LifeMusicMedia 2007 Zombie Walk photoset 

Paniyiri Greek Festival – Musgrave Park, South Brisbane 17-18 May 2008


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The famous yearly odyssey known as Paniyiri will be on again, when Brisbane experiences Hellenic hospitality at its best. The festival will take place at Musgrave Park and The Greek Club in South Brisbane.

While the historic steps of the Acropolis may be some 15,000 kilometres from the grassy flats of Brisbane’s Musgrave Park, all the sights, sounds, characters and culture from the country which produced Homer, haloumi, honey puffs, Socrates, Plato and the famous Zorba will be celebrated in style during the much anticipated festival. Come along and enjoy the dance, music, food, tavli, lectures, effie, trella and cooking at the Paniyiri Greek Festival.

CONTACT DETAILS
Phone: 07 3844 1166
Email: events@thegreekclub.com.au
Web: http://www.thegreekclub.com.au/


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ENTRY INFORMATION
Open Times:
Open from 1400 to 2200 Saturday and 1000 to 1900 Sunday.
Date: From 17 May 08 To 18 May 08
Frequency: Annual

Venue: Edmondstone Street
Greek Club and Convention Centre and Musgrave Park
Edmonstone Street
South Brisbane,Brisbane City
Queensland, Australia
4101

The 20th Anniversary World Expo 88 Celebrations

20th Anniversary World Expo 88 Celebrations
South Bank, Brisbane will be alive with activity on Saturday 10 May, when locals and visitors alike are invited to a free community day of celebrations that will feature roving performers reminiscent of the sights and sounds of World Expo 88, an 80s movie marathon, a memorabilia display and the 20th Anniversary World Expo 88 Celebrations Fireworks brought to you by 1116 4BC.

The celebrations will culminate in the 20th Anniversary World Expo 88 Celebrations Concert brought to you by 4BH 882 in the Suncorp Piazza, recreating the magic of Expo’s vaudeville entertainment program.

The concert is also supported by the Queensland Government, and will feature two classic Australian bands that graced the stage at World Expo 88, now returning for the ultimate encore performance.
Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows and Mental As Anything will headline the 20th Anniversary World Expo 88 Concert brought to you by 4BH 882.
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Expo Captured brought to you by Anthony John Group will invite visitors to relive the magic of World Expo 88 with a larger than life photographic display, which will be located in the South Bank Arbour and will remain on display until 22 June.

The Expo Trail brought to you by Brisbane City Council will provide yet another opportunity for visitors to reminisce as they revisit the locations of a number of iconic Expo pavilions.

The self guided tour will mark the locations of key pavilions and attractions, providing imagery and a brief history for each.
The Expo Trail brought to you by Brisbane City Council will be on display until 8 June 2008.

The celebrations will also feature a Kids Expo attraction, International Beer Hall, which will pay tribute to the German Festhaus, and a memorabilia display.

Official television station of the 20th Anniversary World Expo 88 Celebrations, Channel Nine, will produce a documentary to commemorate the occasion.
The documentary will air on Nine on the evening of the 20th Anniversary World Expo 88 Community Day Celebrations, Saturday May 10.

Links: 
Official SouthBankCelebrates88 site
South Bank Corporation 
Brisbane City Council 
Suncorp 
Queensland Government 
4BH 882 
4BC 1116 
Visit South Bank 

Lee Rocker

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Since the release of his Alligator Records debut Racin’ The Devil, bassist/vocalist/songwriter (and Stray Cats co-founder) Lee Rocker’s solo career has been skyrocketing. Publications from USA Today to Billboard and The New York Times raved about the undeniable power and foot-stomping fun of Rocker’s Americana-based roots rock. OffBeat declared, “What’s most satisfying about Lee Rocker is his ability to graft classic Sun licks and shuffles onto Americana. He bridges the gap between Bruce Springsteen and Hank Williams, Sr.” Bass Player magazine simply said, “He absolutely kills.” Lee’s live shows, fueled by his barnstorming, rocking band, grow wilder each night out. And now, on the heels of the national Stray Cats 2007 summer reunion tour, Lee Rocker is back with his second Alligator album, Black Cat Bone.

The Chicago Tribune describes Rocker’s playing as “muscular and passionate.” The Washington Post says his music consists of “impressive, catchy, driving original songs, frantic romps, finger-snapping swing and brooding slow blues.” Rolling Stone declares, “Lee Rocker’s singing naturally captures the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. His catchy, well-written songs are very difficult to get out of your head.”


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