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Frenzal Rhomb Australian Tour – April-July 2011 [Tour News and Tickets]

  Frenzal Rhomb will perform shows in swooping bird hotspots over the coming weeks to warn people of the danger of bird attack, and to sell their range of hand made neopolitan ice cream container helmets to concerned and/or injured fans

Top tips for fans who dare to venture between their houses and the shows:

1. Know your local swooping birds
2. Move Quickly
3. Travel in a group
and most importantly
4. Eyes at the back of your head!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Fri 22nd April Barwon Club Geelong
Tickets Available Here
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The Getaway Plan with Tonight Alive @ Metro Theatre, Sydney 11 February 2011 [Live Review]

Review: Amy Lee Freshwater


[Photo Credit: Amy Lee Freshwater]
  It’s not surprising The Getaway Plan sold out two shows in one day at the Metro Theatre, they were at the height of their career when the announcement was made that they were breaking up, and the anticipation to see whether they still rock built up a big response to this reformation tour. Joining them on tour were Melbourne friends Secrets In Scale and Sydney band Tonight Alive.

Managing to catch the end of Secrets In Scale, general consensus from the crowd was that they played a decent set and really got everyone pumped for the remainder of the night.

Tonight Alive took to the stage to a loud and excited audience. Rarely do I witness such enthusiasm for a support band, but Tonight Alive took it right in their stride and used that energy to their advantage pushing the same amount of energy, if not more, right back out at the audience in order to create an incredibly impressive set. They played something to please everyone, old song, new song, love song, heavy song, sing-a-long song. Tracks included My Favourite Thing, Revenge and its Thrills and closed out with Wasting Away, but the highlight for many was a cover song ‘In My Eyes’, the original by band Rufio. A notable set from this fitting support act who in no time will be headlining venues such as the Metro I’m sure.

Seeing the audience during the changeover time between bands reminded me of being a little mosh teenager sweating it out at the front just to be in a good spot for my favourite band. Even though this was the over 18’s show, people were going nuts pushing and shoving during the whole half hour trying to be front and centre for The Getaway Plan. Expecting them to come out and smash us with a hit, the set began with the melodic ‘Move Along’, a new song, that somehow super-fans already knew the words to. Soon enough they did break out into songs ‘Streetlight’, ‘Sleep Spindles’ and ‘New Medicine’ from their album Other Voices, Other Rooms. Four tracks in and the stage backdrop lit up with fairy lights, it was a bit of an ‘aww’ moment.

It was clear by now that The Getaway Plan were enjoying playing together again, and that their time apart doing other projects has massively improved their dynamic as a band. Noticeable improvements both musically and performance wise from guitarist Clint, who has been playing with The Amity Affliction whilst being on a break from TGP. The announcement from singer Matthew Wright that the band are in the process of recording a new album received an overwhelming response from the crowd, only fueling the fact that their popularity is going to increase second time round. The set built in intensity throughout the show, ‘Red Flag’ was a definite highlight with Wright getting his scream on and the band breaking down that song and just ripping like I’ve never heard them before. Another new song made it into the setlist and Wrights voice may have been tiring from the former song, as he introduced back onto the stage the singer from Tonight Alive to lend her killer vocals to this one. The band closed out the set with an old favourite ‘Where The City Meets The Sea’ which triggered a loud sing-a-long, to the point where Wrights voice was almost unheard. Inspired by the ever-waiting audience, TGP returned to the stage for a two song encore comprising of two more from their debut album, ended the night perfectly.

This band has reaffirmed their place in the Australian music scene, and no doubt their next record will take off as their first one did, lets hope they stick together for the long run this time round.


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The Getaway Plan with Tonight Alive @ Metro Theatre, Sydney 11 February 2011 [Photo Gallery]

Oh Mercy ‘Great Barrier Grief’ Tour – March-May 2011 [Tour News]

  Oh Mercy head back out on the road for the Great Barrier Grief album launch tour through March, April and into May. Recently the band have been joined on stage in Brisbane by Michael from Yves Klein Blue, had Brian Nankervis read poetry & dance at Pyramid Rock Festival and had Kieran from Kid Sam perform with Alexander at a tiny secret show in Melbourne – this tour is sure to hold some surprises up it’s sleeve.

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FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES EVEN MORE ACTS!!!

THREE OF A KIND … FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL WINS!
TAME IMPALA, GYPSY & THE CAT and FLIGHT FACILITIES ADDED TO THE BILL

Brisbane – March 5, 2011 – Buy Tickets Here
Sydney – March 12, 2011 – Buy Tickets Here
Melbourne – March 13, 2011 – Buy Tickets Here
Adelaide – March 14, 2011 – Buy Tickets Here

Future Entertainment has announced that the already epic line-up of stellar artists, DJs and bands just got even bigger …

Already boasting a blinding neon bill comprising the lofty likes of the Chemical Brothers, Dizzee Rascal, MGMT, Mark Ronson, Pendulum, The Presets, Steve Aoki, Richie Hawtin and Steve Angello, a prodigious trio of heavy-hitting homegrown stars – Tame Impala, Flight Facilities and Gypsy & The Cat – are now joining the party!
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Keith Urban ‘Get Closer’ Tour – April 2011 [Tour News]


Australia is scheduled to be the first stop on Keith Urban’s Get Closer 2011 World Tour which will see the multi-platinum selling artist perform to hundreds of thousands of fans in many countries across the globe all beginning here on Friday April 8, with the multi-platinum selling Lady Antebellum joining Urban for the Australian tour as the opening act.
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Double Pass Giveaway! Dead Letter Chorus with Jason Collett (Broken Social Scene) & Zeus @ The Zoo, Brisbane – Thursday January 13th, 2011

Show cancelled due to Brisbane Floods!
For your chance to win a double pass to the Dead Letter Chorus & Jason Collett (Broken Social Scene) & Zeus concert @ the Zoo, Brisbane on Thursday January 13th, 2011
See below for details

  The sumptuous second taste of Dead Letter Chorus’ upcoming album, Run, Wild has become (if you excuse the pun) a runaway success. The song’s existential yet hopeful sentiments have clearly tapped into the zeitgeist and in to the hearts of the general public thanks to a lot of love from national broadcaster Triple J as well as a slew of community radio.

Run, Wild was decidedly a highlight of the band’s live set on their recent East Coast tour alongside the considerable talents of Seagull and Dan Parsons. And it wasn’t just in live land that the track was heaped with kudos; its accompanying film clip was recently named Indie Clip of the Week by national institution, and savior of late night television watchers everywhere, Rage.
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Suicidal Tendencies – Australian tour announced for May 2011!

  SUICIDAL TENDENCIES were never afraid of a little controversy. The godfathers of crossover thrash and creators of skate punk have dedicated their careers to delivering the middle finger salute to anyone who opposed their views (which included LA authorities who banned them for playing in the city for 6 years)

Playing their irrepressible blend of punk, thrash, funk and hardcore, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES are certainly true to their ideals of ‘no rules.’ Mike Muir’s extreme sincerity and full of rage ravings have garnered the ST Army the world over. “In typical fashion the band was explosive in their playing with Mike running all over the stage delivering his lines. The whole building seemed to shake with everyone screaming as one.” – Metal Army

Unbelievably influential, without SUICIDAL TENDENCIES you would not have the myriad of thrash metal and vicious hard-core bands that permeate the modern musical landscape. Delivering the fast-paced, aggressive and raw sound they pioneered, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES will be getting Cyco on their Australian tour next May…ST….ST….ST….ST!

TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 16 DECEMBER, 9AM

THURSDAY 12 MAY 2011 – GOLD COAST, COOLANGATTA HOTEL – 18+
Tickets Available Here – Posse/Moshtix

FRIDAY 13 MAY 2011 – BRISBANE, THE HI-FI – 18+
Tickets Available Here – Posse/Moshtix

SATURDAY 14 MAY 2011 – SYDNEY, METRO THEATRE – Lic A/A
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SUNDAY 15 MAY 2011 – MELBOURNE, BILLBOARD – 18+
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TUESDAY 17 MAY 2011 – ADELAIDE, FOWLERS – Lic A/A
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WEDNESDAY 18 MAY 2011 – PERTH, CAPITOL – 18+
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Presented by Bombshellzine, Hysteria Mag and Soundwave Touring

2high Festival @ Brisbane Powerhouse, 12-13 November 2010 [Festival News]

  — 2010 Vision: Stir the sleeping system. Observe it rumble, roar, push, pull, tremble, hiss, sigh… breathe. You are the missing part. Rewire its senses. Awaken the Machine.

2high Festival is Australia’s one-of-a-kind multi-arts experience for young emerging artists and cultural producers.

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The Oxford Art Factory, Sydney – September 2010 Shows and Tickets

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  ELECTRIC EMPIRE – Oxford Art Factory – 08 Sep 2010
From the opening track of the debut album by Melbourne outfit Electric Empire, one could be forgiven for believing youd unearthed a collection of Curtis Mayfield or Al Green rarities, with a modern twist, channeling Stevie Wonder with The Beatles influence.

 
  FIRST AID KIT (SWEDEN) – Oxford Art Factory – 09 Sep 2010
First Aid Kit is Johanna and Klara Sderberg. In 2008, the exceptionally gifted Swedish teenage sisters caught the attention of music aficionados world wide when Fleet Foxes gave their nod of approval to the duo’s stunning version of ‘Tiger Mountain Peasant Song’.

 
  UP LATE WITH JIM SHIRLAW – Oxford Art Factory – 09 Sep 2010 – FREE
A band that lately have been more like a troupe of mad scientists, pouring over their cauldrons of EP magic; The Go Roll Your Bones re-materialise on stage to headline this week’s ‘up late with Jim Shirlaw’ hopefully spreading the love of some exquisite well-rehearsed studio time! In support, the joyous acoustic giant ‘Boy Lightning’ as well as the silver screen delight of Daniel Corboy’s gripping Western Sydney insight ‘Westland’ accompanied later in the evening with a DJ set by the film director himself aka Penrith Oil.
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  MILES DYSON GER & KARTON ACT – Oxford Art Factory – 10 Sep 2010
Destination Sydney presents… MILES DYSON (Ger) & Canberra’s legends of breakbeat KARTON Oxford Art Factory

 
  THE RETREAT – Oxford Art Factory – 10 Sep 2010 – FREE
MEET THE RETREAT. Creating a sensitive approach to rock, an alternate approach to country and an imaginative approach to pop, their music rattles and rolls with heart-meltingly sweet lyrics over well-placed lead guitar pulses
Visit The Oxford Art Factory for full details.
 
  THE SALVAGERS RESIDENCY – Oxford Art Factory – 11 Sep 2010 – FREE
This is the sound of a band full of life. It’s the sound of the erratic, dark hours of an unscripted night out, followed by the reflective and somber time of a dawn walk home. The Salvagers are a Sydney band that combine rock with electronics and multiple vocalists into a unique sound that is quickly earning the four piece a solid fan base and a reputation for powerful live shows
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  WASHINGTON – ‘I BELIEVE YOU LIAR’ NATIONAL TOUR – – Oxford Art Factory – 12 Sep 2010 ALL AGES SHOW
On July 30 Washington released their debut album ‘I Believe You, Liar’ with a sunset gig at Splendour In The Grass. Fast forward a few weeks & with a debut chart at number 3, sold out shows around the country, things are going along swimmingly

 
  WASHINGTON – ‘I BELIEVE YOU LIAR’ NATIONAL TOUR – Oxford Art Factory – 12 Sep 2010 – 18+ Show
On July 30 Washington released their debut album ‘I Believe You, Liar’ with a sunset gig at Splendour In The Grass. Fast forward a few weeks & with a debut chart at number 3, sold out shows around the country, things are going along swimmingly.

 
  The JD Birthday Set – Oxford Art Factory – 15 Sep 2010
Mr. Jack is turning 160, so The JD Set is celebrating by paying homage to another legendary name in live music.

 
  DANIMALS – Oxford Art Factory – 16 Sep 2010
Having recently become the first Australian artist to sign with renowned US label Stones Throw Records, Danimals brings his live show to Sydney for a one-off headline show.

 
  VACATIONS + TIN SPARROW – Oxford Art Factory – 16 Sep 2010 – FREE
Vacations have been a band for only a few months. They are from Sydney. Theyve played 5 shows so far.
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  UP LATE WITH JIM SHIRLAW – Oxford Art Factory – 16 Sep 2010 – FREE
Sydney’s very own legendary music outfit and world class music-collaborators The Holy Soul are the very exciting headline for this week’s ‘up late with Jim Shirlaw’ supported by new grunts on the live circuit, the ‘Metropolitan Quartet’ a refreshing take on the Blues zeitgeist.
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  DUBRAVE FEAT. SOUTH RAKKAS CREW – Oxford Art Factory – 17 Sep 2010
Rugged dancehall, shameless pop, hipster electro bangers, rude dubstepfuck it, South Rakkas does it all. A duo comprised of Alex Greggs and Dennis Dow Jones Shaw, South Rakkas took an unusual path to become the dons of todays digital funk.

 
  RED BULL THRE3STYLE – Oxford Art Factory – 18 Sep 2010 – FREE
Featuring Katalyst, Frew Vs Wax Motif, DJ Perplex Vs DJ Kato, DJ Eko Vs Moriarty, Shipwreck Vs Typhonic, G-Mo Vs Dan Cares and MC Shantan Wantan Ichiban.
 
  THE SALVAGERS RESIDENCY – Oxford Art Factory – 18 Sep 2010 – FREE
This is the sound of a band full of life. It’s the sound of the erratic, dark hours of an unscripted night out, followed by the reflective and somber time of a dawn walk home. The Salvagers are a Sydney band that combine rock with electronics and multiple vocalists into a unique sound that is quickly earning the four piece a solid fan base and a reputation for powerful live shows

 
  THE LOVETONES WITH THE LAURELS AND THE PRAYER CIRC – Oxford Art Factory – 23 Sep 2010
The Lovetones released their debut album, Be What You Want in 2002 through Bomp! Records, creating a palpable buzz amongst critics from the likes of Creem and Rolling Stone magazine.

 
  SEABELLIES – BY LIMBO LAKE ALBUM TOUR – Oxford Art Factory – 24 Sep 2010
The lucious, layered instrumentation and melodic sound of Seabellies is captured beautifully throughout their debut album By Limbo Lake – released on August 20. The long awaited album is already drawing critical acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone (bustling, widescreen indie rock) and jmag (a harbinger of brilliant things to come) – and will be heard live during September and October when the band play their headline tour across Australia.

 
  THE RETREAT – Oxford Art Factory – 10 Sep 2010 – FREE
MEET THE RETREAT. Creating a sensitive approach to rock, an alternate approach to country and an imaginative approach to pop, their music rattles and rolls with heart-meltingly sweet lyrics over well-placed lead guitar pulses

 
  GYPSY & THE CAT – TIME TO WANDER TOUR – Oxford Art Factory – 29 Sep 2010
After playing the main stage at Splendour in the Grass, plus supporting The Strokes and Foals on their Australian tours, Gypsy & The Cat will be back in Australia next month to play the national Parklife festivals as well as their own shows on the Time To Wander tour this September and October.

 
  INCUBATOR – Oxford Art Factory – 30 Sep 2010
INCUBATOR is a new trade event for the creative industries launching on Thursday, 30th September 2010.


Oxford Art Factory
38-46 Oxford St,
Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The closest station is Museum Station, however both Town Hall and Central Station are within a ten minutes walk of the venue. Many busses travel up Oxford St, phone 131 500 or visit 131500.com for Sydney bus and train information.

PARKING

Darlinghurst offers limited on street parking in the back streets around the venue. The closest parking station is on the corner of Goulburn and Elizabeth Streets, Sydney – visit their website for prices and opening hours.

Visit the Wilson Parking website.

CLOAK ROOM

A cloak room is in operation at the venue during all ticketed events, items are charged at $3 each.

IDENTIFICATION

The Oxford Art Factory is a licensed venue for patrons over 18 years of age. When visiting the venue, one of the following forms of ID is required to gain entry: Drivers License, Proof of Age card or current Passport.

Any events held for under 18s will be clearly advertised as such.