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BRISBANE GETS A NEW MUSIC EVENT – Track & Field – June 4th, 2011

  Track & Field is a brand new boutique music event taking over Brisbane’s Old Museum on Saturday, June 4. Featuring the cream of local talent, the line up includes indie-popsters Last Dinosaurs and Ball Park Music, party starters The Belligerents and Mitzi as well as DJ sets from Hungry Kids of Hungary, The John Steel Singers and The Honey Month.

Track & Field is the brainchild of artist managers Ben Preece and Stu McCullough that sits between a club night and a festival. “Ben and I had been kicking the idea around for a while now, and both liked the idea of a boutique event that happened a few times a year, instead of the one big event at the same time and location every year. The idea is

to make it feel like a regular warehouse party. Kind of like you and your friends taking over an interesting space every 3-4 months” outlines McCullough.
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  Brisbane’s HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY are back in the country following a recent jaunt to the USA and Canada where they took part and played stellar sets at South By South West and Canadian Music Week, turning heads and pricking the ears of punters and the industry heads that crossed their path.The likes of tastemaker stations such as KCRW touted the band as one of the best international acts to play the Texan conference/festival while,

currently, the band is sitting at #101 on the American College Music Charts with their Mega Mountain EP, a small taste of things to come when their album is released worldwide in the coming months.
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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

Blame Ringo “In A Hurricane” – Single Review

Review: Ben Connolly
Brisbane band Blame Ringo is a band steeped in its own curio past, to the point of it almost being written off as a comic band. The name itself, and the mileage the group got over the official rebuke from Ringo Starr over its previous name, set it up early on as a tongue-in-cheek piss-take. They followed that through with curious film clip for single “Garble Arch” off its first long player – which became a bona fide Youtube viral phenomena – and then a cute tour concept of playing in laundromats; an audience would be forgiven for thinking this band’s interest was firmly in taking the mickey, rather than solid songwriting. And there would be nothing wrong with that; there are plenty of decent and long-lived acts in this land and abroad who could stake their claim firmly in piss-takery, whilst still holding credible assertions of musicianship (think The Fauves, TISM or, further afield, The Duckworth Lewis Method).
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PYRAMID ROCK FESTIVAL 2010 – First Announcement

PYRAMID is back in 2010 & bigger than ever!!!

  The colossal PYRAMID ROCK FESTIVAL is returning to Phillip Island for its seventh year in succession! Running from Wednesday 29 December 2010 until Saturday 1 January 2011, we’re ready to announce that this years Pyramid Rock Festival is going to be bigger and better than ever!

After last years’ apocalyptic electrical storm there was a lot of speculation that PYRAMID ROCK FESTIVAL wouldn’t return to ring in the 2011 New Year. However, after the electrifying, but untimely display by Mother Nature described as a “once in a hundred year storm”, festival organisers have bunkered down to ensure that Pyramid 2010 has the capacity to deal with any out of the ordinary event.

Booking acts for Pyramid began early this year with artists from all over the globe showing their support for the festival, ensuring that this year Pyramid will undoubtedly be hosting its best line up to date with the first round of acts revealed on August 26.
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Hungry Kids of Hungary, The Holidays, The Artisan Guns @ The Zoo, Brisbane – 6 August 2010 – Live Review

Review: Victoria Nugent

  Friday night at the Zoo, the crowd is still pretty thin as New Zealand four-piece The Artisan Guns take to the stage. Between bantering about having been awake for nearly a whole day, thanks to flights and time differences, the band shows off their ability for mellow melodies and beautiful harmonies. Soft vocals are teamed with perfectly timed guitars, with sudden dynamic upsurges scattered throughout the set. The group present a beautifully melancholy cover of the Michelle Branch

hit, Everywhere to Me, as well as showcasing their own skilful song writing capabilities.
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THE HOLIDAYS August Tour & Debut Album Release

Double-Pass Giveaway! We have double passes up for grabs to the ‘Hazy Shade Of Winter’ tour – Sydney and Melbourne shows! … See below for details.

The Holidays   Following the release of their new single ‘Golden Sky’, Sydney’s The Holidays will be hitting the road again this August for a series of East Coast shows.

The line up for the ‘Hazy Shade Of Winter’ tour also consists of Brisbane’s Hungry Kids of Hungary and New Zealand’s Artisan Guns.

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Hungry Kids of Hungary “Shady Haze of Winter” Tour August 2010

Double-Pass Giveaway! We have double passes up for grabs to the ‘Hazy Shade Of Winter’ tour – Sydney and Melbourne shows! … See below for details.

  As announced by lead singer/guitarist Dean McGrath on triple j, Hungry Kids of Hungary will hit the road in August, embarking on, let’s call it, a pre-album release warm-up, bringing back to Aussie audiences what the world has been enjoying for the past two months. The band has toured extensively across America and the UK playing such famed venues as The Viper Room in Los Angeles, the Mercury Lounge in NYC, the Borderline in London and the Camden Barfly.

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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: Ball Park Music, Blame Ringo, Tin Can Radio @ The Zoo, Brisbane 21 May 2010

Review: Ben Connolly

  Eclecticism is a menu item at The Zoo for a dreary winter’s night as Ball Park Music launch yet another release. The eclecticism takes a great leap into the abyss of craziness straight up, however, with first band Tin Can Radio’s everything-and-the-kitchen-sink ethos. It’s genre mash-up pulled off almost to perfection, with elements of hip hop and dancehall melded with solid parts of rocking goodness. Instrument swapping and crowd-hyping antics sit comfortably along side

some serious head-banging and hair tossing, as they spend the first half of their short set sadly failing to entice the seemingly shy early crowd from getting down the front and dancing. The lack of response, however, failed to dent lead man Tom Wearne’s enthusiasm as he led his gang through numerous tension building jams and almost orgasmic rhythmic releases. His persistence finally paid off as, almost as one, the crowd came to life mid-set with new song Hot Trash and old favourite And Then Nothing filled the little dance floor with gyrating hips and floppy-haired bops. Ending with a shambolic number which showed the sheer joy of just barely keeping it together, TCR proved again how much of a delicious little secret this scene has been hiding. Continue reading

Hungry Kids of Hungary – International Dates and Brand New Song Giveaway

Hungry Kids Of Hungary   Hailing from Australia, Brisbane’s Hungry Kids of Hungary have certainly left their indie-pop stamp all over the country in the last 12 months and now are packing their knapsacks and debuting their acclaimed live show on international soil – first stop USA, followed by the UK. Continue reading

Hungry Kids of Hungary – OK GO Support Slots and AIR SICK TOUR

HKOH   Joined by musical explorer Ernest Ellis and ethereal melody-makers Boy and Boy, Hungry Kids of Hungary are turning The Air Sick Tour into an even bigger affair with the addition of a further support for each state.

In New South Wales, HKoH will be joined by Mucho roster-mates and little cousin band Ball Park Music in their first interstate journey, while pop-folk upstarts Oh Ye Denver Birds represent for Queensland and The Box Rockets get their jangly-rock mitts on Victoria.

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The Lost Weekend Festival – Change of Venue

dinosourjr   Having seen a need for a camping and music festival easily accessible to the music fans of Brisbane, the team behind Sounds Of Spring planned The Lost Weekend which was to be involve three days of camping and music situated less than an hour from Brisbane’s CBD.

Unfortunately issues beyond the promoter’s control have made running the event in the way that they envisaged impossible, and have forced the inaugural The Lost Weekend to be moved to the picturesque Brisbane Riverstage and Botanical Gardens.

The festival will no longer be a camping event and will now be held on Saturday March 6 and Sunday March 7, with the same diverse and exciting selection of international, interstate and local acts performing over three stages between 10am and 10pm on both days, still making it the perfect end to the festival season.
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