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News: BIG DAY OUT 2010 – THIRD ROUND OF ACTS ANNOUNCED

Summer has begun, the New Year is just around the corner, and so is the BIG DAY OUT! We’re thrilled to let you in on the final artists who will be touring with the BIG DAY OUT in 2010 plus the local acts taking to the stage in each city.

BIG DAY OUT 2010 is hosting the mother of all celebrations – FEAR FACTORY’s 21st birthday. Continue reading

Live Review | Sounds of Spring Festival 2009

Sounds of Spring 2009
Review by Bek Grealy
Photo by Stuart Blythe

The Living End
Being a typical Sydney Festival goer, I was excited to finally attend a Brissy festival, and Sounds of Spring line up was amplifying my anticipation. With an extremely talented line up, featuring the likes of Calling all Cars, After the Fall, Dead Letter Circus, Mammal, Shihad, Frenzal Rhomb, Dave McCormack and the Polaroids, Little Birdy, Tim Rogers, Tex Perkins… the list goes on! What a cracker of a day, temperatures reaching 32 degrees, and a venue that boasted great stages, a beer tent on every corner and water around every bend. The ANA showgrounds in my mind proved to be the perfect festival venue.
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One Movement Showcase Music Festival Artists

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One Movement Showcase
  The live music component of the One Movement Festival is the ONE MOVEMENT SHOWCASE MUSIC FESTIVAL
As the live music component of the event, the One Movement Showcase Music Festival is unlike any festival the Southern Hemisphere has ever experienced with 80 artists playing unique 30-minute showcase sets, premiering their latest material to industry and fans alike in a full outdoor festival setting over two days at Perth Esplanade.

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Peaches (DJ-Set) and Tenniscoats for Frankly! – Brisbane Powerhouse 12 Sep 2009

TAKE A SWEET & JUICY BITE OF THIS LINE-UP
Electro punk phenomena, Peaches (DJ Set) and Japan’s post-folk darlings The Tenniscoats are heading our way to tear up the Turbine Platform.

Peaches, the high priestess of the original dirty classic, swings this way to the beat of a DJ with a quick stint of her euroslick DJ shows.
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BIG SOUND 2009 Summit & Showcases : Free MP3 Downloads

BIG SOUND 2009 Summit & Showcases http://www.bigsound.org.au
  Download 20 free Big Sound – New Music Sampler tracks.by clicking the Big Sound image.

The Live program is bigger than ever this year, with over 60 acts, including Robert Schneider (The Apples in Stereo – USA), The Airborn Toxic Event (USA), Bob Evans (WA), Bertie Blackman (NSW), Old Man River (NSW), The Middle East (QLD) and more, taking the stage across two nights at 6 venues throughout the Fortitude Valley.

See www.bigsound.org.au for the full program of 60 live acts, and to book tickets.
(Artist List Below)
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Interview: Lost Valentinos’ lead singer Nik Yiannikas on all things ‘Conquistadisco’

Lost Valentinos   You’ve just come back from a European tour, what cities did you go to? Any interesting stories?

Barcelona, Brussels, Paris, London, Manchester, Brighton.
On our way to Barcelona we missed our flight due to a massive TM (tour manager) fail. Ironically she was the only one who had slept the night before. However, just when it looked like our Barcelonan dreams would be snatched away from us,

we found the world’s most expensive flights on the world’s worst airline and made it to our show where we towered over 2,500 crazy Spaniards.
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Lost Valentinos Conquistadisco Tour : July-August 2009

LOST VALENTINOS – CONQUISTADISCO TOUR
DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE: 09.09.09
TITLE: CITIES OF GOLD

Lost Valentinos   Just back from a convincing European tour, Sydney’s LOST VALENTINOS have left their suitcases packed and ready for a run around Australia this August on their ‘Conquistadisco’ tour. LOST VALENTINOS will be heralding the arrival of their sizzling new single ‘Thief’, which comes on the eve of the unearthing of their glorious debut album “Cities of Gold”.

Produced by the hugely sought after producer Ewan Pearson, the album “Cities of Gold” becomes legal on 09.09.09. Born from a journey that took in two years and the cities Sydney, Berlin and London, it remains a brilliant, fresh, cohesive body of work that more than accounts for the attention and acclaim this band has attracted since birth.

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Sounds Of Spring 2009: 3rd Artist Lineup Announcement

Just when you thought Sounds of Spring 2009 couldn’t get any better…another 23 acts join us to round-out the line-up

Related: Interview: Tex Perkins on Sounds of Spring, Album and Film Scores

Sounds of Spring    Tex Perkins, Salmonella Dub, Something With Numbers, Kram, Calling All Cars, Midnight Youth, Mary Trembles, MM9, Jericco, Ouch My Face, Astronomy Class, Coalition Crew, Omni Anti featuring DINO, Root!, Further, Amity Affliction, Hungry Kids of Hungary, Grand Atlantic, The Scare, Mexico City, Melodyssey, Nova Scotia, Drawn From Bees.

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Sounds Of Spring 2009: 2nd Artist Lineup Announcement + New Larger Venue!

SOUNDS OF SPRING 2009 now at the new bigger venue – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane

Sounds of Spring   
2nd LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

26 September, 2009. You best save this date. Sounds of Spring have just added another 20 killer acts to the already exciting line-up of Australia’s best indie acts.

With Early Bird tickets now sold out, Sounds of Spring is destined for a huge second birthday and all the acts below are going to be there to help you celebrate with us. Check out some of their latest tunes on MySpace (click the links below).
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Sunset Sounds Festival Photos – Riverstage, Brisbane 8th Jan 2009

Sunset Sounds – Riverstage, Brisbane 8th January 2009
Day 2 Gallery
Photographer: Stuart Blythe

   

Franz Ferdinand, Donavon Frankenreiter, The Grates, Blue King Brown, CW Stoneking, I Heart Hiroshima, Kat Frankie and the crowd…  Click read more to see the gallery.

Announcing Sunset Sounds Festival – Brisbane 7th and 8th January 2009

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Australia’s hottest summer festival line-up heads north to infuse Brisbane in sonic goodness at Sunset Sounds this January. With tickets to The Falls Festival well and truly sold-out, fans need not despair as the cream of the crop have just been confirmed for a frolic in the park at Sunset Sounds. Brisbane’s Botanical and City Gardens will play host to this summer soiree over two blissful evenings as Sunset Sounds crafts its own stunning and spacious home by combining the Garden Stage in the Botanic Gardens and the Riverstage in the City Gardens. Whether you are enjoying a summer break or an après work beverage with a sound track to shake to, kick start your 2009 on January 7th & 8thin super fine style.
Bringin’ it on Wed 7th: monochromatic, dapper suited gents of THE HIVES (Sweden); hip-shakin’, smokin’ sets of THE CAT EMPIRE; burgeoning Brighton brood, THE KOOKS (UK); power-pop maestro’s, TEGAN AND SARA (Canada); the shimmy-tastic classy purveyors of modern Rhythm & Blues that have re-written the Dictionary of Funk & Soul, SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS (USA); unchartered brilliance of GOMEZ (UK); bewitching voice of SOKO (France); mixed palate of classic gypsy pop from YVES KLEIN BLUE
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Layin’ it down Thu 8th: Super sharp guitar stabs & exhilarating live show from great Glaswegian’s FRANZ FERDINAND (UK); dance-a-holic, shambolic interludes of THE GRATES; 24 carats topped with bling from Brooklyn’s own dance movement, SANTOGOLD (USA); blissed-out, good vibes of DONAVON FRANKENREITER (USA); bluesman ASH GRUNWALD; straight from the dust-bowls of the 1930’s comes countryfied-blues troubadour CW STONEKING; bright and catchy melodies of quirky indie-pop 3-piece, I HEART HIROSHIMA
When: Wed 7th & Thu 8th January
Where: Sunset Sounds combining the Garden Stage in the Botanic Gardens and the Riverstage in the City Gardens, Brisbane QLD
Tickets: First release Friday 3rd October with 1 night tickets $89+b/f, 2 night tickets $129+b/f available from Ticketmaster7 . 18+ event.
More Details: www.sunsetsounds.com.au