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YOURS & OWLS Announces Massive New Party THE LAST FROST

The Last Frost
Saturday August 19

Pre-Release Tickets on Sale July 7 via moshtix & www.yoursandowlsfestival.com
General Release Tickets on Sale July 10 via moshtix & www.yoursandowlsfestival.com
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FOO FIGHTERS raise over AUD$1 million for disaster charities

The Foo Fighters came, they conquered, and they raised a whole lot of cash.

In New Zealand their Auckland charity concert raised NZ$354,903 for the New Zealand Government Christchurch Earthquake Appeal while in Australia their Brisbane charity concert raised AUD$770,717 for the Queensland Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal.
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FOO FIGHTERS & friends to stage charity concerts in Brisbane & Auckland!

In response to the recent events in Queensland and Christchurch, Foo Fighters have announced the following shows:

Tuesday 22 March 2011 Auckland Town Hall, Auckland
Sunday 27 March 2011 Riverstage, Brisbane Botanic Gardens

The shows have been organized to provide aid for the victims of Queensland floods and Christchurch earthquakes.
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Sunset Sounds 2011 – Day 1, Live Review

Review: Lauren Sherritt
Photos: Matt Palmer
InterpolBilled by organisers as the perfect way to cap off New Year’s celebrations, Brisbane’s Sunset Sounds has become renowned for its impeccable line-ups and alluring Botanical Gardens setting. With headline act Interpol leading the charge of an impressively diverse set of artists, the 2011 festival kicked off on the muggy afternoon of Wednesday January 5th.

After a short delay at the gate (a mix-up with letting the media in probably not the kind of press that organisers had hoped for) I head straight for the River Stage to catch the first winners of the festival’s ‘Sponsor the Band’ competition Ball Park Music. Halfway through their set and the local six-piece has drawn a small but decent crowd for early in the afternoon, mixing originals and covers and making big sound for a group of not so big kids. Ending with ‘iFly’, their most well known track, the swelling audience joins in with a rousing chorus and the day is kicked off to a glorious start.
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Cloud Control, Seekae and Deep Sea Arcade @ The Metro, Sydney 15 October 2010 – Live Review & Photos

Review: Natalie Salvo
This was a farewell gig of sorts for Cloud Control as the Blue Mountains-via-Sydney band are temporarily relocating to the UK ahead of the overseas release of their debut album. Starting off with more of a fizzle than a bang, 7:00pm had been listed as the start time yet the punters (mainly young teenage girls in florals and itsy bitsy shorts vying for the “ indie cred” tag) were left whiling away the time listening to Blondie’ s greatest hits. It wasn’t all bad though; because we were treated to watching some rather animated bartenders dancing along to Ms Harry and Co.
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ST. JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2011 – Festival Announcement

Since its inception in 2004, the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival has become synonymous, as they say, with hot summer days, awesome locations and diverse, forward-thinking line-ups filled to overflowing with vital, surprising bands. Favouring cutting edge talent over mainstream success, Laneway has consistently delivered compelling, boundary-pushing acts to discerning punters and next year’s event will continue that tradition.

In 2011, Laneway returns to the disparate yet uniformly gorgeous metropolitan settings of Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland. Whether the backdrop is an historic sandstone courtyard, a riverbed overlooking the city or a tree-lined laneway a stone’s throw from the CBD, we guarantee a day of musical discovery and revelry that‘ll be as scenic as it will be memorable.

Next year’s event will also feature a stage co-programmed by our friends at The Windish Agency (Chicago) and Eat Your Own Ears (London). These two tastemakers are among the most respected in their territories and their involvement reflects both their close association with the Laneway Festival and our commitment to uncovering the freshest artists from every corner of the globe. Speaking of global, stay tuned for news on Laneway Festival’s official launch into Asia later this year!

The Laneway Festival is pleased to announce that its association with Young Care, an organisation which works to provide choice in care and accommodation options for over 700,000 young Australians who need it. All gold coin donations made at the festival will go directly towards Young Care.

And now, for the line-up. The A-Z of the most important, exciting acts of this year and next. Behold:


Head to www.lanewayfestival.com.au to book online or call 1300 369 882
A very limited amount of Melbourne tickets will be available from POLYESTER RECORDS

Aotea Square, 303 Queen Street. Auckland Central (beside the Auckland Town Hall)
New Zealanders will experience their second Laneway Festival in the newly revamped Aotea Square (Auckland city’s new premier civic open space). The square itself is perfect for Laneway, with room to fit stalls, stages and audience comfortably, and more space and atmosphere than ever. Punters will have access to two different stages, enough amenities to cater for those wanting to wander between the stages or stay in front of their favourite all day, plus local arts showcases and delicious cuisine.

Alexandria St off St Paul’s Terrace, Fortitude Valley (Twilight event)
Returning to the tree-lined streets of Alexandria Street in Queensland’s creative hub, Fortitude Valley, music lovers can check out their favourite bands in a casual friendly atmosphere. Kicking off in the early afternoon, the 2011 event will introduce an extra stage so you can watch bands inside, outside, on a car park, or on the street. The Festival will again feature local designer markets and loads of food stalls. Result.

Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC)
In 2010 we found a beautiful home for Melbourne’s Laneway Festival in the fabulous surrounds of Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC), and we’re staying put in 2011 to bring you more of a good thing. An oasis in the heart of the (greater) city just two train stops from the CBD, and set on the banks of the Maribyrnong river with the city as a backdrop, the site is the perfect spot to check out your favourite bands. Teaming up again with our friends at Footscray Community Arts Centre, we’ve managed to make the space a little bigger, the day a little longer and the grass a little greener. There will be more amenities, more food, more (free!) trains and more music than ever! Again, there will be three very different stages to wander to and from or settle in front of all day, plus local arts showcases and cuisine.
A fresh cultural hotspot, Footscray is an area of Melbourne that’s fast becoming renowned for its grass-roots arts community (FCAC is a mecca for original contemporary community-based art). It’s perfectly in line with Laneway’s continuing support of the unique and undiscovered, and we’re extremely excited to be hosting the Festival there again. The feeling is mutual: “We’re thrilled to co-present the Melbourne edition of the fabulous St Jerome’s Laneway Festival in 2011. Last year’s Festival was amazing and we can’t wait to welcome back thousands of music-loving fans to our beautiful arts centre for some more FootscraZy fun” (Jennifer Barry, Director and CEO, FCAC).

Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), Rozelle
The gorgeous setting of the historic courtyards of the SCA in Rozelle made for a pretty special festival in 2010 (not to mention some fairly stunning photos). We are thrilled to be returning to the sandstone buildings in 2011, bringing with us more fine food outlets and amenities to make your day as comfortable as possible.
The SCA is set in the pristine grounds of Callan Park and is a short cab, light rail or bus ride from Sydney’s CBD.

Friday 11 FEBRUARY 2011 – ADELAIDE
Fowler’s Live, North Terrace (Twilight event)
Adelaide punters can expect a certain level of intimacy with the kinds of bands that don’t often get to their fair city when the Laneway Festival returns to the iconic Adelaide venue, Fowler’s Live. Located among the towering urban surrounds of the University of SA (City West campus) it is one of the most intimate Laneway sites. The addition of extra catering and shady hang out areas, plus a second outdoor stage in Fenn Place – original site of the Fringe Outdoor Stages in the early 90’s – increases the space of Adelaide Laneway without affecting the friendly Fowler’s Live based intimacy.
With a strictly limited capacity, the Laneway Festival promises an unforgettable experience within the tree-lined courtyard of Fowler’s Live.

Saturday 12 FEBRUARY 2011 – PERTH*
Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge
In 2011, Laneway will again take over the Perth Cultural Centre however there will be some pretty nifty changes to last year’s layout. To accommodate the newly developed Wetlands, the local stage will now move to a special stage in the brand new Urban Orchard, which will house the cream of WA’s musical talent. The main stage will move from the Museum Stage to the Francis St stage. In other words, the Laneway Perth site will be bigger and better than in previous years.

*subject to council approval
Visit: Laneway Festival website for full festival details.

CLOUD CONTROL announce 3rd Melbourne show

Due to overwhelming demand, Cloud Control are pleased to announce a third additional Melbourne show at the East Brunswick Club on Monday, 4th of October.

This new show will give Cloud Control fans the chance to see the band in a more intimate setting.
Joining them are Seekae and Ivy League’s latest signing, buzz band Alpine.

Tickets to the first Melbourne show have sold out and only a few remain for the second Corner show. Tickets to the East Brunswick Club show are on sale next Wednesday 22 September through www.cloudcontrol.net.au
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On behalf of The Panics and Cloud Control, we regretfully announce that both bands will no longer be appearing at Stonefest 2010.

The Panics’ recording schedule has changed meaning they are now required back in the studio in the US during the end of October.

Cloud Control were very much looking forward to their first Stonefest appearance in October but unfortunately, following their recent signing to UK label Infectious Records, the band are now to embark on a European tour during this period.

In their places will be the incomparable Xavier Rudd and exciting newcomers Deep Sea Arcade.

Goodnight Owl “Goodnight Owl” – EP Review

Review: Natalie Salvo
Goodnight Owl started life in a bedroom, graduated to various recording studios and a church in Melbourne, and the result is a folktronica quartet content on blurring the lines between musical genres. Peel away the layers and you have five songs on a self-titled debut EP that have too many ambient noises and electronic beats to be strictly pop, yet also boast too many tender, heartfelt moments to be strictly the former.

The group have been likened to The Postal Service, Sigur Ros, Bon Iver and Band of Horses and they admit their music can take you in one of two directions. Like being faced with a road less travelled, on the one hand there is the promise of the embrace of the dawn while the alternative is an adventure into the dark
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SOUTHBOUND 2011 – Three Full Days, Three Nights Camping, Over 60 acts, One Festival!

Three Full Days, Three Nights Camping, Over 60 acts, One Festival!

  The summer festival season is so close we can taste it. And it tastes delicious! The prime course on this summer festival menu is Southbound , WAs only superb and sustainable music, camping and arts festival. Returning to Busselton from the 1st – 3rd January, and proudly presented by triple j, Southbound is the perfect way to bring in the new year.

We are salivating over the line up and are very very excited to bring you this audible feast. So excited, we’re serving up all the juicy acts on one huge announcement platter.

From lands far away are those pioneers of the electro-rock movement, Klaxons, bringing us new material, and New Yorkers Interpol, presenting their hotly anticipated 4th album. Joining them, are slow-burning kings, The National, and set to take it up a notch, all with new material to share are The Rapture, Hot Hot Heat and Cold War Kids.
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Sunset Sounds 2011 Line Up

Sunset Sounds’ smooth grooves and fine rockin’ tunes are warming up for this hot summer festival – back for the third year in 2011 after sell out shows the past two years running. Set under the lush green canopies of Brisbane’s magnificent City and Botanic Gardens, this gathering of superfine artists from near and far will be sure to put the rock in your roll and the funk in your soul.
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STONEFEST 2010 @ University of Canberra – lineup announcement!


The Frontier Touring Company, in association with the University of Canberra’s entertainment division UC LIVE!, are thrilled to announce the lineup for this year’s hotly anticipated Stonefest festival scheduled for Saturday 30 October 2010 and held on the University’s grounds.

The addition of Frontier Touring as festival co-promoters is sure to add to the magnitude of the festival. This year sees Frontier celebrating its 30th year of operation and 500th tour. Frontier Touring are extremely pleased to be a part of the venerable Stonefest festival in 2010.

Stonefest has previously hosted an array of highly reputable local and international artists including Cut Copy, The Waifs, Paul Kelly (2007), Faker, Grinspoon, The Dandy Warhols (2008), Josh Pyke, Children Collide, British India, The Living End and Birds of Tokyo (2009). Continue reading STONEFEST 2010 @ University of Canberra – lineup announcement!

The Jezabels Melbourne Show – July 15, 2010

  After a series of national tours, The Jezabels are pleased to announce a headline show this July at The Toff In Town.

The intimate headline performance will be their first in Melbourne since releasing their second EP ‘She’s So Hard’ independently through MGM late last year. The EP spawned two singles, ‘Hurt Me’ & ‘Easy To Love’ that drew love from radio stations nationally.

The Jezabels have spent the last 6 months garnering fans around the country, and are fast becoming a festival staple with recent appearances at Groovin’ The Moo, Soundwave, Field Day,

Come Together and Mackay’s River Sessions. Continue reading The Jezabels Melbourne Show – July 15, 2010

Coaster Festival returns in 2010!

  Some kids get a clown, others get a pony, and some even get a jumping castle in the backyard…at Coaster, they thought they might shake and spice things up a little. After much deliberation, they just felt ponies and clowns were never going to cut it, so they have enlisted the talents of some of the finest international and local musicians to celebrate their third birthday.

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Live Review: Cloud Control and Leader Cheetah at the Annandale Hotel, Sydney 21 November 2009

By Natalie Salvo

The Sydney music scene has received a number of heavy blows with the closure of the Hopetoun Hotel; Purple Sneakers vacating the Abercrombie; and talk of legal quibbles between the Annandale Hotel, local council and residents. Sure, a lot of people have shown their support, but its not much help without actual audience numbers. Hang your heads in shame, Sydney, because the Annandale Hotel was only half-full for Cloud Control and Leader Cheetah’s all-ages matinee show on Saturday. What you missed was two up-and-coming bands putting on a really enjoyable afternoon of entertainment that was worth far more than virtual signatures in the sky.
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