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Photo Gallery: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2010 Brisbane

Photographer: Stuart Blythe

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St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 29 Jan 2010, Brisbane

Acts: Florence And The Machine, Mumford and Sons, Sarah Blasko, The Dirty Three, Wild Beasts, Drappled Cities and more…
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Live Review and Photos: Vieux Farka Toure @ Brisbane Powerhouse 16 January 2010

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Vieux Farka Toure
[Photo: Jose Eduardo Cruz]
  Review: Jose Eduardo Cruz
One of the most beautiful things about music is that you don’t need to speak a specific language to appreciate it. There are thousands of artists that don’t speak a word of English, but still manage to have ability to transcend the language barrier and deliver their musical message.

Tonight’s entire offerings were sung completely in a language other then English. The fact that most of the audience did not understand a single word of what was being said was not a deterrent for everyone to have an absolutely enjoyable night.
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ARIA Chart News – w/c 25 Jan 2010

Susan Boyle and Owl City top charts for another week as The McClymonts make a bold charge at the album chart on debut…

Chalking up a fourth consecutive week at number one on the ARIA Singles Chart is Owl City with their smash hit “Fireflies”, accruing five weeks straight on top of the ARIA Digital Track Chart at the same time. Susan Boyle continues to break chart records in Australia and overseas, with “I Dreamed A Dream” holding at the pinnacle of the ARIA Album Chart for the ninth consecutive week. Boyle this week matches P!nk’s mammoth album “Funhouse”, which held down the No.1 spot for nine weeks running in November/December 2008.

Ke$ha claims two ARIA Singles Chart top 5 singles this week, with “Tik Tok” holding at #2 for the fourth week running and “Blah Blah Blah” moving from #7 to 4. Iyaz, who was discovered by Sean Kingston through his Myspace page, continues his chart assault, climbing three spots to #3 with “Replay”. The Black Eyed Peas meanwhile continue to impact the singles chart, with “Rock That Body” up four spots to #8 and “Meet Me Halfway” and “I Gotta Feeling” sitting at #22 and 23 respectively. “Rock That Body” is the fourth single to hit the top 10 from their current album “The E.N.D.”, which spawned three number one singles through 2009. “Memories” from David Guetta (featuring Kid Cudi) jumps seven spots to #17, as Jay Sean’s “Do You Remember?” blasts up a huge eleven spots to #18. Currently in Australia with the travelling Big Day Out festival, Muse shoot from #34 to 25 with “Undisclosed Desires”, Timbaland (featuring Nelly Furtado & SoShy) moves eight spots to #28 with “Morning After Dark” and Vanessa Amorosi’s “Hazardous” scores a #29 debut.


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Reaching the ARIA Singles Chart top 40 for the first time this week is ARIA Award-winning Sia, with “You’ve Changed” entering at #31. Also claiming top 40 debuts are the tracks “I Like That” from Richard Vission (featuring Luciana & Static Revenger) at #35 and Sam Clark’s “Broken” just below at #39.

Following country music’s night of nights in Tamworth on Saturday, Golden Guitar winners The McClymonts swoop on the ARIA Album Chart #2 position with their new album “Wrapped Up Good”. Obliterating their previous chart peak of #37 with 2007’s “Chaos & Bright Lights”, “Wrapped Up Good” becomes the first Australian release to hit the top 5 this year. Michael Buble’s “Crazy Love” holds at #3 this week, as the self-titled album from touring super-group Them Crooked Vultures climbs five spots to round out the top 10 for the first time. Muse’s “The Resistance” jumps from #25 to 15, the soundtrack from Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel blasts a huge fourteen spots up the chart to #22, and Owl City’s “Ocean Eyes” claims a #25 debut. Featuring songs from Missy Higgins, Jessica Mauboy and Ernie Dingo, the soundtrack to local film Bran Nue Dae enters at #29. Also debuting is “Summer” from The Sunny Cowgirls, which comes in at #33.

“Replay” from Iyaz jumps two spots to #2 on the ARIA Digital Tracks Chart this week, while Ke$ha takes out positions 3 and 4 with “Tik Tok” and “Blah Blah Blah” respectively. The Black Eyed Peas’ “Rock That Body” moves up five spots to #7 as Jay Sean’s “Do You Remember?” climbs seven spots to #18. Further down the chart, Sia’s “You’ve Changed” shoots up nine spots to #29 and “I Like That” from Richard Vission (featuring Luciana & Static Revenger) enters at #35.

   ARIA Top 5 Albums
1. Susan Boyle “I Dreamed A Dream”
2. The McClymonts “Wrapped Up Good” (DEBUT)
3. Michael Buble “Crazy Love”
4. Ke$ha “Animal”
5. Vampire Weekend “Contra”

Further Top 40 Debuts:
25. Owl City “Ocean Eyes”
29. Soundtrack “Bran Nue Dae”
33. The Sunny Cowgirls “Summer”

ARIA Top 5 Singles
1. Owl City “Fireflies”
2. Ke$ha “Tik Tok”
3. Iyaz “Replay”
4. Ke$ha “Blah Blah Blah”
5. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”

Top 40 Debuts:
29. Vanessa Amorosi “Hazardous”
31. Sia “You’ve Changed”
35. Richard Vission Feat. Luciana & Static Revenger “I Like That”
39. Sam Clark “Broken”

ARIA Top 5 Digital Tracks
1. Owl City “Fireflies”
2. Iyaz “Replay”
3. Ke$ha “Tik Tok”
4. Ke$ha “Blah Blah Blah”
5. Jason DeRulo “Whatcha Say”

Top 40 Debuts:
35. Richard Vission Feat. Luciana & Static Revenger “I Like That”


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Photo Gallery: The Mars Volta – The Tivoli – 18th January 2010

Photographer: Matt Palmer

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The Mars Volta

The Tivoli is filling with fans and the ambient strains of lounge jazz. Bodies crowd the railings upstairs first, spectators safe behind the iron and wood. As more people push through the doors the floor packs out, the main crowds are drawn towards the stage, towards the backdrop of snake and other eyes, wings and amorphous canine face shapes, lit by blasts of ketchup red from above. Excited chatter now drowns out the background melodies, until The Mars Volta hit the stage…. READ the FULL SHOW REVIEW HERE

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Review: BIG DAY OUT Gold Coast 2010 – BDO

Review: Hannah Collins

BDO
[Archive Photo: Stuart Blythe]
  An introduction to BIG DAY OUT out need not be overdone. We can outline the usual journey to the venue, the mass of colourful crowds milling around the stages and the blistering heat of the scorching Australian summer, complimenting those in their BDO attire. With all of the following making continual appearances, Mexican hats, BDO coolers and an array of prominent band shirts, BDO 2010 marked the beginning of a new decade of international music in superbly fine form.

Kicking off the Australian BDO roller coaster, that will set up tents in near every capital city in the country and twice in Sydney this year, the leg begins with a line up of mammoth proportions at one of the only places that surf lifestyle, trip hop beats, ghetto tricks and divine diva’s meet our very own rock and roll sub culture.
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Sydney BIG DAY OUT 2010 (Day 1 wrap)

The summer heat was in full swing, but that didn’t stop punters from soaking up killer sets today, enjoying the first of two sold out Sydney BIG DAY OUTs. Capping off the show with an absolutely spectacular fireworks and fire cannon finale, the entire arena of Sydney Showground was lit up, as the BDO celebrated the eve of our 100th show.

With seven BDO’s taking place across the nation (today’s show following on from successful events in Auckland on Friday 15th January, and the Gold Coast on Sunday 17th January), a sold-out crowd of 53,000 music fans kept their cool despite the soaring temperature. Making the most of the free water fountains and water stations across the BDO site, festival-goers took in 70+ acts hailing from both Australia and beyond, proving yet again why the BDO is Australia’s premier live music festival.

UK trio MUSE headlined with an amazing set that had to be seen to believed – even inviting JET’s Nic Cester up onstage for a rendition of AC/DC’s “Back In Black”. LILY ALLEN seduced the crowd on the Orange Stage, while punters headed indoors to keep cool with SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO, GIRL TALK and CALVIN HARRIS in the Boiler Room. The Silent Disco also provided a reprieve from the heat.

Aussie artists showcased yet again why they rival the biggest overseas names when it comes to live music. The TEMPER TRAP lit up the Green Stage with a huge singalong to “Sweet Disposition”, while hip-hop kings the HILLTOP HOODS nailed it over on the Orange Stage.

In addition to the music, the BIG DAY OUT showcased a collection of visual art, including: sculpture that comes to life, progressive street art, film, and photography.

The fireworks and fire canon spectacular took place shortly after Muse left the stage. The BDO reaches a mammoth milestone tomorrow, with the second sold-out Sydney event – taking place Saturday 23rd January – marking our 100th BIG DAY OUT show.

St Johns Ambulance Commander, John Merlino reported that the majority of treatments across the day were heat related, including dehydration, exhaustion and sunburn. Despite this, figures were down on last year’s event.

Tomorrow’s show (Saturday 23rd January) is expected to be another scorcher with an early evening storm predicted. Organisers urge everyone attending to take the necessary precautions to ensure they have a happy and safe day.

Please keep hydrated by drinking lots of water, apply sunscreen before you arrive, and keep applying throughout the day. (Free sunscreen is available from the St Johns.) We strongly recommend you wear a hat.

>From Sydney, the BIG DAY OUT travels to Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. The line-up features some of the biggest names in the music world including MUSE, LILY ALLEN, DIZZEE RASCAL, PEACHES, KASABIAN, GROOVE ARMADA and many, many more.

www.bigdayout.com

Live Review: The Mars Volta – The Tivoli – 18th January 2010

Review: Lana Harris

The Mars Volta   The Tivoli is filling with fans and the ambient strains of lounge jazz. Bodies crowd the railings upstairs first, spectators safe behind the iron and wood. As more people push through the doors the floor packs out, the main crowds are drawn towards the stage, towards the backdrop of snake and other eyes, wings and amorphous canine face shapes, lit by blasts of ketchup red from above. Excited chatter now drowns out the background melodies, until The Mars Volta hit the stage.

Continue reading Live Review: The Mars Volta – The Tivoli – 18th January 2010

Interview: Kid Sam – Keiran Ryan

Kid Sam   Interviewer: Hannah Collins

It’s a ridiculously hot summer day in Melbourne. Keiran Ryan (KR) is lying on the couch, drinking tea *not iced tea because he ‘don’t like that stuff’* chatting with Hannah Collins (LMM) on all things ‘Kid Sam‘.

LMM: So whats ‘Kid Sam‘ up to?

KR: ‘We have a couple of weeks off now and then Laneway (Laneway Festival), which should be really awesome, the lineup is fantastic with a really strong Australian contingent! I’m looking forward to Dirty Three, Oh Murphy?, and Philadelphia Grand Jury again. We’ve done a tour with them already. Yeah, so it’s great. Then comes the Daniel Johnston gigs which we’re like, hugely, hugely excited about!
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Photo Gallery: Sunset Sounds 2010

Photographer: Stuart Blythe

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Sunset Sounds 2010 (06 Jan 2010 – 07 Jan 2010) , Brisbane

In a supreme tease to office workers across the CBD, Sunset Sounds opened its gates for a second year to accept the swarm of humanity buzzing around the Botanic Gardens mid-afternoon…

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Related:
Live Review: Sunset Sounds 2010 – Day 1
Live Review: Sunset Sounds 2010 – Day 2
Photos: Sunset Sounds 2010 – Day 1 by Matt Palmer
Photos: Sunset Sounds 2010 – Day 2 by Matt Palmer
Photos: Sunset Sounds 2010 – by Stuart Blythe

News: Vieux Farka Touré @ Brisbane Powerhouse Tue 19 – Wed 20 Jan 2010

Brisbane Powerhouse and Love Police Touring present PLANET:
Vieux Farka Touré MUSIC

New record Fondo on Six Degrees Records OUT NOW.This January sees the first time visit to Australian shores for African guitarist/singer/songwriter, Vieux Farka Touré who is set to perform intimate club shows in both Brisbane and Melbourne, and will also be performing as part of the calendar of events at the Sydney Festival. Mixing reggae, funk, and R&B, Vieux Farka Touré breaks new ground as one of the first world music artists to embrace the sounds of rock. The son of African music legend, the late Ali Farka Touré, he draws on West African Malian traditions, and incorporates his father’s signature desert style blues to create his own unique style and sound. Vieux Farka Touré will be supported by Baala Baajo. Baala Baajo combine African drums with guitar, keyboard, balafon and nyatiti. Their music features original compositions, traditional soulful rhythms, beautiful vocals and high energy percussion and dance. Well-known for their energy, exuberance and musical talent, they have travelled nationally and internationally, performing and teaching African arts and culture. Baala Baajo will take you on an uplifting and soulful journey!

Tue 19 – Wed 20 Jan 10
Powerhouse Theatre
8pm
All tickets $54.80

For more information go to: www.brisbanepowerhouse.org

Tour: Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele – January 2010

Dent May   Dent May was discovered last year by Animal Collective when they were recording Merriweather Post Pavilion in nearby Oxford. Dent’s ebullient debut, The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele – released on Animal Collective’s label Paw Tracks and locally through Mistletone – was one of the most feel-good indie-pop delights of 2009.

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ARIA Chart News – w/c 11 Jan 2010

Owl City and Susan Boyle continue to dominate ARIA Singles and Album Charts

Owl City‘s ARIA Singles Chart assault gathers momentum this week, as the digital-only track “Fireflies” holds at the top of the chart for the second week straight. The single also remains in peak position on the ARIA Digital Track Chart for the third consecutive week. Topping the ARIA Album Chart for the seventh week running is Susan Boyle’s debut release “I Dreamed A Dream”, which eclipses the 500,000 unit mark in cumulative Australian sales this week after coming in at No.18 on the ARIA End of Decade Album Chart.
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Photo Gallery: Sunset Sounds 2010 – Day 1

Photographer: Matt Palmer and Stuart Blythe
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Sunset Sounds 2010 (06 Jan 2010 – 07 Jan 2010) , Brisbane

In a supreme tease to office workers across the CBD, Sunset Sounds opened its gates for a second year to accept the swarm of humanity buzzing around the Botanic Gardens mid-afternoon…
Click here for Photos by Matt Palmer


Related:
Live Review: Sunset Sounds 2010 – Day 1
Live Review: Sunset Sounds 2010 – Day 2
Photos: Sunset Sounds 2010 – Day 1 by Matt Palmer
Photos: Sunset Sounds 2010 – Day 2 by Matt Palmer
Photos: Sunset Sounds 2010 – by Stuart Blythe