|Dan Parsons’ debut album is less a case of boy meets girl but rather boy meets world. It’s a snapshot of someone who after spending his high school years emulating seventies heroes on a reel to reel eight track, leaves his bedroom and begins tumbling through one blinding, visceral experience after another.
What Parsons could grab hold of and pin down from experiences such as this, and his first brushes with the Brisbane music scene after growing up in country Queensland, inspired a drastic change to the primarily acoustic sounds that were on his 2008 mini-album Old Brown Shoe.
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Gold coast Parklands once again played host to the Good Vibrations Festival and all its followers this February. The party had already begun before the gates opened; with crowds of revellers sipping away on their hip flasks and discussing their plans of attack for the day ahead.
With the gates open the party officially kicked off with a cruisy set from the aptly named Cool Calm Collective on the Roots stage. Continuing the relaxed start to the day were Tijuana Cartel on the main stage where a large crowd gathered, in all their costumed glory, to witness a set that evolved from an impressive acoustic flamenco demonstration to a full blown aussie hip-hop act. Such a diverse act couldn’t have been more appropriate for such a diverse and amped crowd; leaving everyone buzzing in anticipation for Bluejuice.
Continue reading Live Review: Good Vibrations Festival 2010 – Gold Coast
Photographer: Cody Alexander
Continue reading Photo Gallery: Good Vibrations Festival 2010 – Gold Coast, QLD
V8 Supercar driver Mark Winterbottom, pilot of the #5 Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon, was in the Nikon SuperGP pit lane to reflect upon his weekend’s success on the Surfers Paradise streets.
Winterbottom, who claimed two prized Nikon SuperGP surfboards across the weekend despite battling a glandular illness for the past week, said the win was just the injection he needed.
“I’ve been having injections all week due to my illness but yesterday’s win was certainly the injection that I enjoyed the most,” said Winterbottom. Continue reading Nikon SuperGP: Winterbottom Reflects On Winning Weekend
Mark Winterbottom has continued his blistering form despite illness today aboard his #5 Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon, coming home for the win this afternoon and finishing second in this morning’s race at the final day of racing for the 2009 Nikon SuperGP.
That makes two wins, and two runner-ups from the four 150km races this weekend for the driver who has been battling a glandular illness this week, with the points he collected – the most of any driver this weekend – elevating him to fifth in the championship.
Continue reading WINTERBOTTOM WINS AS NIKON SUPERGP CONCLUDES IN STYLE
4 NEW V8 SUPERCAR RACES, A NEW RACE PROGRAM AND BRAND NEW CATEGORY ANNOUNCED THAT CELEBRATES AUSTRALIA’S MOTORSPORT LEGENDS!
The 2009 Nikon SuperGP will JUMP START YOUR HEART from October 22 to 25 on Queensland’s spectacular Gold Coast.
The Australian V8 Supercars Championship Series will headline the entertainment with 600km of race distance with four 150km races conducted at over 300 kilometre per hour around one of the world’s most picturesque street circuits.
The Nikon SuperGP will host Event 11 of the 2009 V8 Supercars Championship Series, as well as the Australian Legends category, the Aussie Racing Cars, Strategic Airlines Formula Ford, the Haymans Electrical MINI Challenge and a mammoth on-track entertainment program including stunt shows, burn out displays, drifting, driving challenges and driver parade laps.
Continue reading Nikon SuperGP 2009 – Gold Coast, QLD 22-25 October 2009
Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival
The eighth annual Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival will be held from Thursday the 28th of May up until and Sunday the 31st of May 2009.
The annual Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival has attracted over 250,000 people since it’s inception in 2002 making this a world class event.
Transcending the barriers of age, gender and culture Blues on Broadbeach is one of Australia’s iconic Blues Festivals. The Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival is unique as it feeds on the unique village like atmosphere and relaxed ambience that is Broadbeach.
The Blues on Broadbeach Music festival nurtures Australian Blues talent as well as provides a stage for international acts. The festival provides a musical experience like no other in Queensland, remaining a FREE event.
Blues music is food for the soul and this festival combines the best of blues with the cream of Gold Coast cuisine in a guaranteed recipe for success.
Australia’s Leading Rock & Roll Nostalgia Retro Event….
Wintersun 2009 starts on Friday 29th May and ends with the huge Best of Wintersun Concert on Monday 8th June. Wintersun is Australia’s leading annual Retro Nostalgia Festival. Featuring almost 1500 Hot Rods, Custom and Classic Cars, more than 100 bands and performers, dancing, movies, and competitions. The festival is held in the border coastal towns of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads on the New South Wales & Queensland border. Many events are free, some are in the streets while others are in the local clubs and shopping centres.
V Festival @ Avica Resort, Gold Coast : 29 March 2009
Photographer: Stuart Blythe
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Saturday 7th March (2pm – 10pm NSW Time)
Duranbah Beach, Gold Coast
All Ages / Licenced Surf + Music Event
|Performers: BLISS N ESO, KORA (nz), KRAM, ASH GRUNWALD, DUKES OF WINDSOR, MAT MCHUGH (The Beautiful Girls), SOMETHING WITH NUMBERS, ROGERTHAT, WINNIE COOPERS, JOHN STEEL SINGERS, THE JEZABELS, NUMBERS RADIO, KID MAC, SURE CUT KIDS, AND YACHT CLUB DJs.
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The first artist announcement included a compilation of acts who recently starred in this years triple j Hottest 100 music poll with the event headliners BLISS N ESO, grabbing 3 tracks in the countdown, followed by Continue reading QUIKSILVER PRO SHOW 2009 LINE UP, MORE ACTS ADDED!
- QUIKSILVER PRO SHOW Music Festival – Duranbah Beach, GOLD COAST – Saturday 7th March 2009
- Standup Comedy/ventriliquist Peanut and Jeff Dunham # 1 YouTube clip – Hillarious!
- Official music video for “Weird Al” Yankovic’s epic 11-minute long parody of “Trapped in the drive-thru”
- Noosa Festival of Surfing – Noosa Heads – 15 March 2009 To 22 March 2009
- Ideas Festival, Brisbane 25 March 2009 – 29 March 2009
|After the success of their singles The Others, It’s A War, and Get It, Dukes Of Windsor will be getting back in the van in 2009 for a national tour to support upcoming single Runaway. Taken from the Dukes’ major label debut Minus, Runaway reflects a sense of escapism, set amongst flowing synth textures, punchy bass-lines, an insistent rhythm and infectious, soaring choruses.|
Big Day Out 2009 Gold Coast Review
Author: Tara Kai Hammond
Whilst 2009’s Big Day Out line up contained more locally-grown artists then big- name-crowd-pulling international acts; other activities and entertainment like the dunking-pool, the movie theatre, and the ‘ carny’ style rides; all helped this years festival to be a big day out of live sun, fun and music for all styles and ages.
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Sporting band leader outfits, The Grates to took the stage and were an obvious crowd favourite. Patience has an instant reapport with the massive crowd and has them singing along and on each others shoulders, poppin and bobbin.
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)
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)