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JACKSON JACKSON – Residency @ The Evelyn, Fitzroy – April 2010

Every now and then a band arrives onto the music scene without fanfare and hype, just doing what they are born to, and what follows is large audiences and a fanatical following. And then at a certain point the industry wakes up and says “where did that come from?”

JACKSON JACKSON is one of those bands. They have become a solid live touring favourite throughout Australia since they launched a couple of years back. They are that band that supposedly no one knows about, who just happen to pack out every venue they play, many nights over. And the fans like it that way.
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PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE, HEADLINE TOUR & MOVE TO THE UK

Do you want a double pass to The Philly Jays Melbourne or Brisbane show? See below for details.

Philly Jays   Fresh from the Laneway Festival tour Philadelphia Grand Jury announce a headline tour and new track from last year’s J Award nominated debut, Hope is For Hopers.

The new radio single ‘I Don’t Want To Party (Party)’ is an anti-party slacker anthem that in its utter catchiness has a habit of inciting exactly the opposite to what it says in the title. The track is a live favourite and was

for a long time used as the set closer which sees the band finish each set with a literal bang – one time even seeing lead singer Berkfinger taking to an upright piano with a sledgehammer

The single is joined by three exclusive never-heard-before tracks.

B-side number one is a disco remix of Philadelphia Grand Jury album track ‘Wet Winter Holiday’ by Mike FWD. The next is a solo track by band lead singer and producer Berkfinger called ‘Jimmy At The Whorehouse’ which is the first cut off a self-produced solo concept album due out later in the year on the band’s own label Normal People Making Hits.
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‘APRIL UPRISING’ from the JOHN BUTLER TRIO!

John Butler Trio - photo credit Polly Armstrong   The John Butler Trio’s first studio offering in three years, ‘APRIL UPRISING’ (independently released through MGM on March 26th), follows the much acclaimed 3 x platinum ‘Grand National’ album which cemented the band’s global success with sold out tours world wide.

‘APRIL UPRISING’ introduces new trio members Nicky Bomba on drums/percussion and Byron Luiters on bass and combines the personal, the political and the musically memorable with skill and passion.

‘APRIL UPRISING’ was introduced late last year with ‘One Way Road’, the incredibly catchy first single from the album. Taking out the number one spot on the national airplay charts three times this year, ‘One Way Road’ has been the most successful radio single to date for the JBT, the first entry being on the eve of their national sold out tour in January. It was also chosen as the lead track for the summer campaign of Channel 10’s new digital 24 hour sports channel One, and remains on high rotation on the station and it still holds the number one spot on the AIR 100% indie singles chart, which it’s held for 15 weeks now!
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REGINA SPEKTOR returns to Australia & New Zealand – April/May 2010

The Frontier Touring Company announces the return of Regina Spektor to Australia and New Zealand in April this year.

When Regina Spektor’s family moved from her birthplace of the Soviet Union to America’s Bronx, her musical interests and talent expanded from the genre of classical music toward the vibrancy of pop and rock. These transitions of location and taste are reflected in the classical artistry within her piano composition and distinctive eclectic fusion of sounds. Adding to her repertoire of skills is her ability to play not only the piano but the guitar and occasional percussion as well, rendering her a truly versatile musician.
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The Idea of North: Radio Show @ Brisbane Powerhouse 27 March 2010

They say video killed the radio star… well we’re not so sure. Come and decide for yourself and be part of a “live studio audience” as Australia’s own award winning vocal quartet, The Idea of North present “Radio Show” Step back in time to an era of simple pleasures when the entire family would gather around the old transistor radio on a Saturday night to listen to their favourite show, excited and intrigued by what was happening at the other end. It’s now your turn to find out what goes on behind the scenes. Join in the fun of a live radio show where you’ll hear The Idea of North perform golden oldies to the top of the pops. They’ll be your very own radio hosts and who knows what else! This show is bound to have just about everything. The only difference is it probably won’t make it out onto the airwaves… it’ll just be for your ears (and eyes) only!
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Asa Broomhall – Brisbane Powerhouse Resident for March 2010

Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane Marketing and Brispop Present
The Residents MUSIC
They’re fresh, they’re free and they’re moving in. Fridays are about to get a lot more interesting as some of the best Indie-Pop bands around stake their claim on the Turbine Platform. No ‘one night only’ gigs here. Each band will have an entire month to capture the hearts of Brisbane music lovers with a set every week. So, if you’re liking what you hear, come back again and again.

March Resident: Asa Broomhall
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FAITHLESS ARE BACK

Yes they are – they’re back – not just back after a four year absence but back….to reclaim the dance floor.

It’s funny that after fifteen years of existence (and well over 10 million records sold) Faithless have never been more relevant; think Calvin Harris’ recent number 1 or the countless tracks with a house groove, riff and rapper, Faithless’ signature sound adopted by many, bettered by none. Name checked by everyone from Hadouken to Tinchy, this band is legendary, but they are also on tip-top form: Continue reading

World Music Supergroup To Perform In Brisbane – 19 March 2010

Judith Wright Centre and Top Shelf Productions present DJAN DJAN

Djan Djan   FEATURING MAMADOU DIABATE KORA, MALI)
BOBBY SINGH (TABLA, INDIA)
JEFF LANG (GUITAR, AUSTRALIA)

Brisbane audiences will be treated to an “intoxicating” fusion of Indian, Australian and African world music when virtuosic trio Djan Djan launches its new self-titled album at Judith Wright Centre on Friday 19 March 2010.

Embarking on a month-long tour of Australia and New Zealand (including performances at WOMAdelaide), Djan Djan comprises Mali’s Mamadou Diabata (kora), India’s Bobby Singh (tabla) and Australia’s Jeff Lang (guitar).
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Operator Please Announce Details Of Their Sophomore Album ‘Gloves’!

Everyone’s favourite Gold Coast collective, Operator Please, return with their remarkably sophisticated sophomore album ‘Gloves’ on Friday April 23.

The band spent 12 months pouring their heart and soul into a record that was largely self produced at a Byron Bay farm and in Amandah Wilkinson’s Gold Coast lounge room.

Lead singer Amandah says, “The album is the perfect representation for where we are at right now. It has all the experiences and growth from touring, seeing places and discovering the new; encompassed into about 35 minutes of songs.”
The band chose to upload the debut single ‘Logic’ to Myspace two weeks ahead of service: the reaction was incredible, with national radio stations adding the track immediately. Proving to be an instant hit, ‘Logic’ is released digitally on February 16.
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INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SENSATION P!NK IS THE NEW FACE OF V8 SUPERCARS AUSTRALIA

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SENSATION P!NK IS THE NEW FACE OF V8 SUPERCARS AUSTRALIA

Brand new multi-million dollar TV commercial features P!nk singing her worldwide hit “Get The Party Started”

V8 Supercars Australia has proven its credentials as “The Greatest Show on Wheels” by securing international music sensation P!nk as the sport’s ambassador from 2010 through to 2012. The announcement was made at the annual Season Launch tonight, held at Stage 3, Fox Studios, where the crème de la crème of the motor sport, media and entertainment world gathered together to be the first to see the brand new commercial starring the feisty American rocker.
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Legendary Louisiana ‘Swamp Pop, Country, Cajun, Blues and Rock n Roll Supergroup’, Lil’ Band o’ Gold Australian Tour 2010

Dust Devil Music are proud to announce the worldwide premiere release of ‘The Promised Land’, the latest album by legendary Louisiana ‘Swamp Pop, Country, Cajun, Blues and Rock n Roll Supergroup’, Lil’ Band o’ Gold.

Lil’ Band o’ Gold features some of the most influential musicians to ever have emerged from America’s most important musical state. The outfit was assembled by vocalist and guitarist CC Adcock, who searched the swamps and flatlands of South Louisiana to form a band of his childhood heroes. This process was captured for the documentary The Promised Land: A Swamp Pop Journey which was a feature at the Tribeca, SxSW and Melbourne International Film Festivals – www.room609.com/films/promisedland/
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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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News: The Medics ‘This Boat We Call Love’ East Coast Tour 2010

the medicsAfter quickly garnering the reputation as one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from Queensland’s ever-growing pool of the freakishly talented, The Medics are proud to announce the release of their second EP This Boat We Call Love and will celebrate with a series of East Coast launch shows with Melbourne’s Blackchords.

Like many a promising band, the stage is where The Medics truly shine. With their well-earned stripes in place after winning support slots for the likes of Something With Numbers, The Panics, The Grates, Faker, Blue King Brown and Scribe, the group of tight-knit friends have not only gained acclaim in their hometown of Cairns, far north Queensland, but are also pricking ears and turning the heads of the nation with their epic live show. Brimming with emotive songwriting, stunning musicianship and intense live performances, it won’t be long before the music lovers of Australia will be clambering to see the spectacle for themselves.

Released through Brisbane label Starving Kids, This Boat We Call Love was produced by Mark Myers from The Middle East and features five performances that walk the spectrum of rock – from the delicate and ambient to the jagged and intense.

Joining The Medics on the bulk of shows for their East Coast tour will be Melbourne’s Blackchords. After releasing their debut self-titled album in 2009 to many a glowing review, the band are now back in the country after a string of successful dates in the UK and France in the later part of the year. Wasting no time in jumping back into the spotlight to show off their gentle, swooning brand of rock, they’ll be joining The Medics on their New South Wales and Victorian dates.

“The Medics sounded like early Radiohead… in the best possible way”
– Live Review – Beat Magazine (October 2009)
THE MEDICS – THIS BOAT WE CALL LOVE EAST COAST TOUR 2010 WITH BLACKCHORDS
*The Medics only
Wednesday, Feb 24 | Explode! – Fuse Festival, Adelaide SA *
Tickets: www.fusefestival.com/tickets/
Thursday, Feb 25 | L!ve on Light about IGNITION – Fuse Festival, Adelaide SA *
Tickets: www.fusefestival.com/tickets/
Friday, Feb 26 | The National Hotel, Geelong VIC
Tickets: $8 (pre) / $12 (door)
www.moshtix.com.au – www.gobookem.com
Saturday, Feb 27 | Ruby’s Lounge, Belgrave VIC
Tickets: $10 (pre) / $10 (door)
www.gobookem.com
Sunday, Feb 28 | Brunswick Festival, Melbourne VIC *
Imaroo Stage – 2:10pm
Tickets: www.brunswickmusicfestival.com.au
Sunday, Feb 28 | Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Tickets: $8 (pre) / $12 (door)
www.moshtix.com.au – www.gobookem.com
Thursday, Mar 4 | Troubadour, Brisbane QLD *
Tickets: $8 (pre) / $12 (door)
www.oztix.com.au – www.gobookem.com
Friday, Mar 5 | Oxford Tavern, Wollongong NSW
Tickets: $5 (door only)
Saturday, Mar 6 | Northern Star, Newcastle NSW
Tickets: $6 (pre)
www.bigtix.com.au – www.gobookem.com
Sunday, Mar 7 | Live At The Wall, Sydney NSW
Tickets: $8 (pre) / $12 (door)
www.gobookem.com

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Tour: MM9 announce April 2010 Tour

MM9 to tour in support of debut LP – ‘The Air Between’
MM9MM9 available at iTunes

“Never been to a MM9 gig before? One, what have you been living under? And two, everyone needs to witness this band live at least once in their life. It’s hard not to be immersed into a MM9 song, so put a cluster of MM9 songs together and you’ve got a set full of songs that are guaranteed to get you moving, bouncing and singing until you’re hoarse” – The Metal Forge
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ARIA Chart News – w/c 8th February 2010

Iyaz triumphs on ARIA Singles & Digital Track Charts as Susan Boyle’s dream run continues

Hailing from the British Virgin Islands, Iyaz swoops on the ARIA Singles Chart number one spot this week with the hit tune “Replay”, emulating his UK success and knocking Owl City‘s “Fireflies” from its five-week run at the top. The single also blasts to the top of the ARIA Digital Track Chart. Susan Boyle’s “I Dreamed A Dream” meanwhile achieves its eleventh consecutive week at the peak of the ARIA Album Chart. It matches the 2001 chart-topping run of the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, with the self-titled debut release from homegrown duo Savage Garden the most recent album to eclipse this tally, accruing twelve weeks straight at number one in 1997.
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