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Live Review : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2015 – Day 1

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Bluesfest 2015 Day 1

Review by Wanda Hill

It’s that time of year again when thousands of music lovers make their way to Arakwal Country in the Byron Shire for the annual Easter celebration of all things blues, roots and beyond. It is such a lovely feeling to walk onto the extremely well prepared festival site knowing that there are five days of incredible artists from around the world to be enjoyed amidst a friendly crowd and delicious food.
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HOUSE OF PAIN @ The Hi-Fi Bar, Brisbane – 02 May 2011 – Live Review

By: Jamie Cook

  It was the first week of May way back in 1996 which saw a triple header called the “Cool Naughty Pain” tour featuring Coolio and Naughty by Nature hit our fine shores. Almost fifteen years on to the exact day, the other band on that bill, reformed American Hip Hop legends House of Pain finally return Down Under to let loose some of their fine malt lyrics on the Brisbanites who have made the trek to the Hi-Fi on this Labour Day public holiday evening.

As the night gets off to an early start, front man Everlast armed with a guitar and a three piece backing band consisting of keyboards, drums and bass take the stage and open proceedings with an instrumental type jam reminiscent of something that could pass off as being written by Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger of The Doors.

Without further ado, it’s now time for the real deal. As the first notes of “Danny Boy, Danny Boy” ring out, a greeting of “make some noise motherfuckers” is heard and fellow House of Painer, Danny Boy himself joins the rest of his crew to take the Brisbane crowd on a journey back in time for some old school classic Hip Hop.
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House Of Pain Announce Australian Tour April | May 2011 [Tour News & Tickets]

  This April and May, HOUSE OF PAIN – the rowdy Irish-American Hip-Hop group from Boston, Massachusetts – will bring their fiery live show to Australia as a part of their 20th anniversary world tour.

It was the turn of a new decade when HOUSE OF PAIN changed the face of hip-hop with the release of their multi-platinum selling, self-titled, debut album which featured one of the most memorable songs in hip-hop history, ‘Jump Around’.

Now it’s the start of another new decade and HOUSE OF PAIN is ready to do it all over again. On the heels of their widely heralded reunion show at KROQ’s ‘Epicenter 2010’, EVERLAST and DANNY BOY have decided to get the band back together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the groups’ formation.
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BLISS N ESO announce second Melbourne show to meet demand! [Tour News]

  Due to overwhelming demand, Bliss N Eso have announced a second show at Melbourne’s Festival Hall on Saturday June 4th. After selling out their first show within a few days, Melbourne fans have been in a frenzy to get their hands on tickets.

The second Festival Hall show will also feature an all-ages floor area, giving younger fans a chance to get even closer to the action. Tickets to the newly added date will be on sale at 9am on Monday March 28th.

With Sunshine Coast sold out, Sydney and Hobart on final ticket release, and Brisbane, Mt. Gambier and Coff’s Harbour not far behind, it looks certain that the Running On Air Tour will break another touring record for an Australian hip-hop act.

Don’t miss out!

TICKETS TO 2ND MELBOURNE SHOW
ON SALE 9AM MONDAY MARCH 28TH

BLISS N ESO
RUNNING ON AIR TOUR
SUPPORTED BY HORRORSHOW AND BIG B (USA)

BLISS N ESO – MAY/JUNE 2011
RUNNING ON AIR TOUR

Fri May 6 Uni. of New England (The Stro) Armidale, NSW 18+
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EVIL EDDIE – Flying Solo [Interview]

By: Bek Grealy

  After blitzing, wooing and sometimes insulting the crowds at the Peats Ridge and Woodford Festivals at the end of 2010 in what was his live solo debut, ex-Butterfingers front man EVIL EDDIE (EE) chats with LIFE MUSIC MEDIA (LMM) before hitting the road again in February and March 2011 for a run of East Coast shows.

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John Legend featuring The Roots “Wake Up” – Album Review

Review: Jose Eduardo Cruz
One of the most powerful mediums to communicate the general condition of your immediate world is art. Art takes on different forms and its success will ultimately be determined by its public appeal or lack thereof. Art layered with social commentary has the ability to influence public opinion. For example, the Hope stencil piece created during the Obama presidential campaign in 2008.

African American history shows that black artists have had the ability to create transcendent music inspired by their surroundings and relevant political climate. Such music was prevalent during the 60’s and 70’s in response to the civil rights movement and Vietnam War respectively.
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Open Arms Festival 2010 – 2nd Stage Line Up Announced

Open Arms Festival 2010 – Double Pass Giveaway: Click Here For Details!.

  Returning to the sunny mid-north NSW coast town of Coffs Harbour and proudly presented by triple j, The Open Arms Festival is back for 2010; hitting The Coffs Harbour Showgrounds Sat November 20th. Spread across two stages, Open Arms showcases Australia’s biggest artists together with a blend of our best young bands. From Rock, Indie and Hip Hop to Electronica through to Roots artists, DJ’s and local performers – it’s all inclusive.

 
A holiday destination renowned for its surfing beaches, Coffs Harbour sits almost dead in the middle between Brisbane & Sydney and weekend Accom is plentiful…

The ‘Enchanted Woods’ Stage
On top of the already announced The Living End, Birds Of Tokyo, Grafton Primary, Hungry Kids of Hungary, Horrorshow, Behind Crimson Eyes, City Riots & Metals, the ‘Enchanted Woods’ Stage has now been announced and features a who’s who of Australia’s finest up and coming acts: Continue reading

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



* Conditions of Entry
1. Winners will be notified by email.
2. Winners will be determined by LifeMusicMedia. All entries become the property of LifeMusicMedia.
3. No correspondence will be entered into and the prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash.
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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.

Open Arms Festival is back for 2010 – Coffs Harbour, NSW – 20th November 2010


Returning to the sunny mid-north NSW coast town of Coffs Harbour and proudly presented by triple j, The Open Arms Festival is back for 2010; hitting The Coffs Harbour Showgrounds Sat November 20th. Spread across two stages, Open Arms showcases Australia’s biggest artists together with a blend of our best young bands. From Rock, Indie and Hip Hop to Electronica through to Roots artists, DJ’s and local performers – it’s all inclusive.

A holiday destination renowned for its surfing beaches, Coffs Harbour sits almost dead in the middle between Brisbane & Sydney. Weekend or overnight accommodation options are bountiful – just hit google up for deets.

The calendar highlight of November for East Coast NSW music fans, The Open Arms Festival is also an arts, lifestyle and youth culture celebration. An all ages licensed event with strong Environmental policies and recognized Indigenous ties, Open Arms brings together all cultural aspects of Coffs Harbour and its surrounding communities.
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GREAT SOUTHERN BLUES FESTIVAL 2010 – Side Shows!

GREAT SOUTHERN BLUES FESTIVAL 2010 SIDE SHOWS ANNOUNCED!

After the being included on the stellar line up of the Great Southern Blues Festival, taking place in Batemans Bay from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 October 2010, two of the acts have joined forces to co-headline 3 very special sideshows.

Returning to Oz will be the charismatic and hugely talented RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS. Rick, who ranks among the very best harmonica players in the world, will be joined by long time Nightcats members J Hansen, Lorenzo Farrell and fiery guitarist Kid Anderson to bring you a blues sound that is harmonica-driven, rocking, guitar-fueled rave-up.
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Spit Syndicate Join Cypress Hill Australian Tour – Sep/Oct 2010

  Since bursting onto the local music scene in 2007, ARIA nominated duo Spit Syndicate have established themselves as one of the country’s most exciting new hip-hop groups. Hailing from Sydney’s Inner West, rappers Nick Lupi and Jimmy Nice have steadily developed an electric buzz and loyal following across the country.

In September, they will join legendary USA collective Cypress Hill on their Australian tour.

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Radiowave Music Festival 2010 Lineup


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  Radiowave Music Festival 2010 is preparing to rock out at the Bundaberg Showgrounds, Queensland with a brilliant lineup of national and local bands, market stalls, food stalls and much more! Tickets are expected to sell fast, attracting fans from Rockhampton to the Sunshine Coast. Radiowave music festival showcases a blend of genres including rock, hip hop, dance, dj’s, blues and indie music to thrill all ages.

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The Optimen – to release 2nd album “The Out Of Money Experience”

Brisbane’s The Optimen are proud to announce the impending release of their sophomore outing The Out Of Money Experience – out nationally on Saturday April 10 through Red Tape Entertainment/Inertia.

It’s been a long wait for fans for The Optimen’s follow up to their 2005 Boomtown, the band taking time to work on their label Red Tape as well as other projects. Receiving strong triple J play on the hip hop show in particular and community radio nationwide, first single Fire Fighters heralded their return late last year, and finally they’ve arrived with The Out Of Money Experience due in April.
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Live Review: Good Vibrations Festival 2010 – Gold Coast

Photo Gallery: Good Vibrations Festival 2010 – Gold Coast, QLD

Salt-n-Peppa
[Photo: Cody Alexander]
  Review by:
Cody Alexander

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.
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