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Announcing Commedia Dell Southbound 2016

We’re thrilled to welcome Commedia Dell Southbound to our 2016 program! Our good friends at JumpClimb, the creative team behind the likes of the Beaufort Street Festival and award winning Fringe World Venues Noodle Palace and Midlandia have carefully curated this special space in conjunction with one of Perth’s most renowned showmen, Tomas Ford.
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Interview | Vorpal Suicide – SuicideGirls

Interview by Stuart Blythe
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SuicideGirls – “the sexiest, smartest,most dangerous collection of outsider women in the world” – are bringing their Blackheart Burlesque Tour to Australia this March – 2014.

Life Music Media catch up with SuicideGirls’ Vorpal Suicide for a chat.

LMM: For those who aren’t aware, what is Suicide Girls?
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SuicideGirls “Blackheart Burlesque” Australian Tour

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SuicideGirls – the sexiest, smartest, most dangerous collection of outsider women in the world are bringing their full Blackheart Burlesque Tour to Australia.

This unique tour is unlike any other Burlesque show.

“This show was something else. The girls, besides being gorgeous as hell, are amazing and talented on stage.” 
(The Age Of Metal)
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Woodford Folk Festival – December 30th 2010 – Live Review [P2]

Review: Kenada Quinlan


[Photo Credit: Silvana Macarone]
  Following the licensed streets, the once closed Amphitheatre is showing tonight and as the clock strikes 8pm, Evil Eddie is on schedule. Interaction with the 10 row deep bouncing spectators is initiated with the first instalment of ‘Somebody Say Evil’. “That was a little self-indulgent but thank you!” smiles the lead man and ex-Buttefingers vocalist/songwriter Eddie Jacobson. Taking a back seat yet pivotal to the performance, Jacobson enjoys the company of his fellow comrade Toddy Spitfire as the two slickly pinball lyrics from one song to the next.

Charging through ‘Aint Love Grand’ and the addictive ‘Voices In My Head’, the vision becomes clear as the studio sounds are brought to life via a strong family of well equipped and known Brisbane musicians.With the crowd multiplying by the second, the festivities continue and the only exit from this show is to refresh yourself with the energy that has been freely given to you.
Continue reading Woodford Folk Festival – December 30th 2010 – Live Review [P2]

Halloween Monster Mash @ Metro Theatre, Sydney 30 October 2010 featuring Dappled Cities, Spod, Last Dinosaurs, The Laurels, Guineafowl and Magnetic Heads – Live Review

Review: Natalie Salvo

Burlesque dancers, sword-swallowing freaks, fire-breathing entertainers and a human vending machine – there was all this and a bunch of coffins, jack-o-lanterns, cobwebs, skulls, fake axes and faux blood from similarly false severed limbs at the Halloween Monster Mash on Halloween Eve at the Metro Theatre. The event was a surreal presentation that was not strictly a concert, kind of like a mini-festival but with better costumes and greater audience participation.
Continue reading Halloween Monster Mash @ Metro Theatre, Sydney 30 October 2010 featuring Dappled Cities, Spod, Last Dinosaurs, The Laurels, Guineafowl and Magnetic Heads – Live Review

The Bohemian Masquerade Ball @ The Old Museum, Brisbane 9th October 2010 – Live Review

Review: Victoria Nugent
Photos: Charlyn Cameron

It wasn’t a typical night out, but as the Old Museum in Bowen Hills came alive for the Bohemian Masquerade, it promised to be a spectacular evening. The event was spread out over two large rooms and a verandah, with decadent costumes and masks adding to the amazing atmosphere.

The first room started out with house music, before transitioning into a range of DJs and bands which got the crowd dancing. Continue reading The Bohemian Masquerade Ball @ The Old Museum, Brisbane 9th October 2010 – Live Review

Island Vibe 2010 – Island Vibe 2010 Festival Pack Giveaway!

Festival Pack Giveaway: We’ve got a fantastic “Island Vibe 2010 Pack” giveaway to Island Vibe 2010 – North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah)! … See below for details.

  Island Vibe 2010 returns to North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) for 3 magical days *Friday 29th, Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st October* of celebrating music, dance, arts and Island Culture and we have a fantastic “Island Vibe 2010 Pack” to giveaway!

The Island Vibe 2010 Pack contains:
1 x Island Vibe Ticket valid for all 3 days *camping NOT included*
1 x 2009 Compilation CD
1 x 2010 Compilation CD
1 x Island Vibe t-Shirt


Artist Lineup:
Ladi6. Groundation, King Kapisi , Paula Fuga, Opiuo, MIsta Savona, Bunna Lawrie

Add to that a massive rollcall of Australia’s finest bands, musicians and DJ’s: The Versionaries, Spankinhyde, Ali Baba feat. Greg Sheehan, Mr Percival, The Nomad, Kooii, Darky Roots, Spacifix, Saritah, Cheap Fakes, Raz Bin Sam and The Lion I Band, Rhythm Hunters, Impossible Odds, Paua, Djambouki, Sandridge Band, Yindi Band, Ida, Bobby Alu, De La Haye, Erther, Resteteser, Rhythm Collision Sound, Andy Dub, 20,000 Leagues, Flowkab Deuce, One Time, Bird Fire All Stars, Juddah, The Flumes, Anarchist Duck, Nuff Ska, ‘n’ Rocksteady, Billy Dread, Sistas Moocha, Afreeka Earth Dance, One Rude Ape feat. Sunny Dread DJ Mustaphaa, Landsoaken, DJ Catkid, Clara Durbidge, Midjimberry Road feat. John Malcolm, Pippi Lips, Straddie Island Songwriters Coillective, Straddie Island Singers and Quandamooka
Island Vibe 2010, borrowing a little from its sister festival West End Carnivale, will be injecting a spicy collection of circus, burlesque and more, with the addition of – Tiger Lil, La Viola Vixen, Miss BB le Buff, Ruby Grapefruit, Hoopla Clique, YoYoBanG, Tweet, Little Miss Rampage, Toulouse Mime, Hu La La!, Talitha, Mali de Goey and Percy Valentine

Visit Island Vibe for artists, transport, accommodation, camping and full event details.


Thank you for your entries… this giveaway is now closed and the winners have been notified.

Click HERE to go in the draw* for:

The Island Vibe 2010 Pack contains:
1 x Island Vibe Ticket valid for all 3 days *camping/accommodation NOT included*
1 x 2009 Compilation CD
1 x 2010 Compilation CD
1 x Island Vibe t-Shirt

Note: This giveaway closes at 5pm(EST) on 19th October 2010. Ensure you use a valid email address as the winners will be notified by email after 5pm(EST) on 19th October 2010.
YOU MUST BE 18+ TO ATTEND THIS EVENT!

Special thanks to: Island Vibe, Rudekat Records, Heapsaflash



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2. Winners will be determined by LifeMusicMedia. All entries become the property of LifeMusicMedia.
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5. This giveaway is for:
One(1) x Island Vibe Ticket valid for all 3 days *camping/accommodation NOT included*
One(1) x 2009 Compilation CD
One(1) x 2010 Compilation CD
One(1) x Island Vibe t-Shirt
6. Entrants must be 18+ years of age.

Island Vibe 2010 – Massive Second Line-up Announcement

  Island Vibe 2010
3 Days: Friday 29th, Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st October
Home Beach, Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah)
www.islandvibe.com.au

Massive Second Line-up Announcement, featuring:

King Kapisi (NZ)
Mista Savona
Bunna Lawrie
+ Ali Baba feat. Greg Sheehan, Mr Percival, Spacifix, Saritah, The Nomad, Cheap Fakes, Raz Bin Sam and The Lion I Band, Bobby Alu, Erther, Resteteser, Juddah, The Flumes, Anarchist Duck, One Rude Ape feat. Sunny Dread and DJ Catkid.

 PLUS cabaret and burlesque performances from:
Tiger Lil, La Viola Vixen, Miss BB le Buff, Ruby Grapefruit, Hoopla Clique, YoYoBanG, Tweet, Little Miss Rampage, Toulouse Mime, Hu La La!, Talitha, Mali de Goey and Percy Valentine
 
They join the already announced: Ladi 6 (NZ), Groundation (US), Paula Fuga (Hawaii), Opiuo, Darky Roots, Kooii, Rhythm Hunters, Impossible Odds, Paua, Djambouki, 20,000 Leagues, Rhythm Collision Sound, De La Haye, DJ Mustaphaa, Andy Dub and Landsoaken
 
+ More to still be announced
 
Following on from the first line-up announcement earlier this month, now comes the mega second announcement – and it’s huge!
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My Fiction supported by Numbers Radio and Judy Dolls @ The Zoo, Brisbane 16 July 2010 – Live Review

Review by: Jose Eduardo Cruz


[Photo: Jose Eduardo Cruz]
  National coverage through Triple J and Rage builds the anticipation on My Fiction’s album launch tonight and the question on everyone’s head is whether the album will deliver what this band has long promised.

I missed the opening support act so I apologise for not arriving earlier at the venue. I did however make my way there on time to catch Numbers Radio’s show in its entirety. I am a big fan of these guys.

This is the second time that I have seen them since their debut album was released and they just continue to grow as a band every time. Continue reading My Fiction supported by Numbers Radio and Judy Dolls @ The Zoo, Brisbane 16 July 2010 – Live Review

Rock for the Regent! 2 @ The Globe Theatre, Fortitude Valley – Saturday 10th July 2010 [Live Review]

Review: Pepa Wolfe
There was a great turnout at the Globe theatre on Saturday night, with Brisbane music fans coming together to support fundraising efforts to save the heritage of the Regent Theatre in the city.

While many may have come to see the headline act Wolfmother, the crowd was happy and buzzing all night, showing support for the variety of genres on display. And the outstanding Brissy line-up didn’t disappoint.

Swanky rockers Princess Rodeo were up first, and set the night off at a cracking pace. The dynamic three-piece and their charming blend of indie rock, played through a high energy set of catchy melodies and serious riffs. Their soon to be released single “Alternate Colours” makes you want to sing along, while the bassy groove of “Compelled to Crawl Under Your Thumb” and the heavier “Skeleton” pleased Wolfmother fans. They made an impressive start to the night, setting the tone for an evening of fun, dynamic, melodious rock, with soaring vocals and intricate guitars. If you didn’t get there in time to catch Princess Rodeo, be sure to check them out.
Continue reading Rock for the Regent! 2 @ The Globe Theatre, Fortitude Valley – Saturday 10th July 2010 [Live Review]

Mzaza / Paris Dreaming – Parliment of Birds CD Launch -The Press Club

Mzaza / Paris Dreaming
Parliment of Birds CD Launch -The Press Club
Author: Lisa Lamb

mzazza    If you ever feel you are in the wrong country, listen to Mzaza and you will know you are. This six-piece Brisbane group combines sounds from East & West with ease and sensuality. Vocalist Pauline Maudy is stunning in a black cocktail dress with feathers, and birds in her hair. She is outrageous, yet reserved and very, very classy. Singing in French, Spanish and Arabic with ease and her voice is like liquid amber. In the intimate setting of The Press Club, you could easily be transported to Paris or Marseille. This is world music at its finest!

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Who Killed Amanda Palmer? An Interview with the Queen of Punk Cabaret

by Lisa Lamb
amanda palmer - photo by Lenka Sindelarova

[Related: Amanda Palmer @ The Tivoli, 1 March 2009 : Photo Gallery]

Amanda Palmer embarked on a rock star journey from the age of four when her mother sat her on her lap and taught her to play piano by ear. With no formal musical training and a strong interest in drama, she explored dark cabaret, gothic burlesque and surreal musical theatre as the lead singer of The Dresden Dolls. Then embarked on a solo album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer, which pays homage to David Lynch (Twin Peaks) from a girl who doesn’t watch TV. She is a walking contradiction, part truth, part fiction and always entertaining. Her shows are not so much gigs as an experience and once the audience have the “experience” they are happy to spread the word.
 
 
Lisa: Amanda, you originally started out busking, doing street theatre and performing as a live statue, how did you start busking and has this influenced your later work?
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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.
Continue reading San Valentino Bordello Show @ The Globe, Brisbane 14 February 2009 – Review

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.

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(Photos: Previous 4c Events)

HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY
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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