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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
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  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.

Scott Mellis to perform only Melbourne show for 2010 at The Toff in Town

  Following his 2009 #1 placing of over 10,000 acts competing in the Triple J Unearthed Competition Scott Mellis has been busy opening for Jason Mraz and Tom Morello in Los Angeles after being spotted playing an impromptu acoustic set at a clothing store in Austin while in town for the SXSW music festival. Now he returns to Melbourne for his first (and last) show in the city for 2010 at The Toff on August 24.

Scott Mellis is a 23 year old singer/songwriter from Caloundra originally, moving to Melbourne at 19. Scott Mellis caught the attention of the local music community quickly on his arrival earning a reputation as an eclectic songwriter and performer. This reputation led to Mellis opening for visiting acts including UK folk-rock legend Richard Thompson, as well as Serena Ryder, Brett Dennen, Jeff Martin (Canada), Fink (UK,) and Joseph Arthur (US).

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Cassette Kids @ Oxford Art Factory, Sydney June 18, 2010 – with Howl and Kids of 88 [Photo Gallery]

Photographer: Ben Hosking
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Headliner: Cassette Kids
Supports: Howl and Kids of 88
Venue: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Date: June 18, 2010
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Live Review: The Cult, The Black Ryder @ The Tivoli, Brisbane 5 May 2010

By Denis Semchenko


[Photo by Charlyn Cameron]

The black is the new black and has always been. With The Tivoli already three-quarters-full with classic rock fans, the suitably monochrome-clad openers The Black Ryder roll out a tight neo-shoegaze opening set. Tonight being the Sydney-based band’s biggest support slot to date, principal leaders Miss Aimee Nash and Scott von Ryper (both former members of New York-through-Melbourne combo The Morning After Girls) command the show with their detached, deadpan presence.
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Live Review: Paul Dempsey, Dan Kelly & His Dream Band and Papa Vs Pretty @ The Metro Theatre, 17 April 2010

By Natalie Salvo
Paul DempseyGeorge Street had a long line of Paul Dempsey/Something For Kate fans waiting outside the Metro and eagerly anticipating what is a farewell show (for now) by our favourite enigmatic front man turned solo artist before he embarks on dates in Europe and America. This group were treated for their punctual efforts in the first support act, Papa Vs Pretty.

The trio played frantic guitar rock peppered with interesting harmonies and elements inspired by some of the best bits taken from sixties and seventies pop. Guitarist, Thomas Rawle entertained the pop devotees with his cheery red axe and excellent lead guitar work. The group are still quite young but scream potential as they have all the markings of a silverchair about them. Mark my words – give them a year or two.
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Double Pass Giveaway: Lisa Mitchell @ The Tivoli, Brisbane 7th May 2010

Do you want a double pass to Lisa Mitchell @ The Tivoli, Brisbane 7th May 2010? See below for details.

Lisa Mitchell announced the exciting details of her huge National Theatre Tour to support the release of her brand new single ‘Oh Hark!’.

Lisa Mitchell @ Sunset Sounds
[Photo: Stuart Blythe]
  Having spent the last few months promoting the album in Europe, Lisa is returning to Australia in April to kick off her massive Oh Hark! National Theatre Tour. Taking in major capital cities and regional centers across Australia, Lisa is set to play to over 18,000 fans in shows over a four week period including appearances at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney and the Forum in Melbourne. Joining Lisa on the road will be folk n’ slide favorites Boy and Bear and Georgia Fair.

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Live Review | Lamb Of God @ Riverstage Brisbane 11 December 2009 w/ Devildriver, Shadows Fall and High on Fire

Author: Lana Harris
Lamb Of GodThe afternoon brought with it dark clouds that took away the light but not the heat, and those of us wrapped in black shuffled through the cyclone wire fence that surrounds Riverstage dripping with something a bit more corporeal than anticipation.

High on Fire began as soon as the gates opened, which meant they finished while I was still trying to fuel up on full strength beer before entering Riverstage’s mid-strength terrain. High on Fire are rumoured to have a huge sound, structurally destructive to smaller venues, and I had been keen to watch that sound explode in the open air of Riverstage. But with four bands scheduled, and only four hours to fit them in before Riverstage’s 10pm curfew, I should have known better.

Shadows Fall were second up, and put on a short, powerful set which showcased the blistering guitar solos the band are known for.

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Review: Alex Lloyd @ The Zoo, Brisbane 8 May 2009

Alex Lloyd @ The Zoo, Brisbane 8 May 2009
Author: Merryn
Photo: Stuart Blythe
Alex LloydWhat in the world has happened to Alex Lloyd? Or, more to the point, his fans? Last night’s gig at The Zoo resembled more a congregation for the Corpse Bride than an intimate gathering to celebrate one of Australia’s best artists.

Best Artists you question? Yes! Come on guys, this is a man who’s brilliance dazzled all at the turn of the century, and it wasn’t luck My Friend. With credentials that put other Musicians to shame, Alex Lloyd is one of Australia’s most under celebrated treasures.
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Stereosonic 08, Saturday November 22, Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds

It’s the news party revellers have been waiting for; Stereosonic 08 is going on the road with Brisbane firmly in its sight.  After huge success last year, Melbourne’s festival of the year is set to infiltrate Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds on Saturday November 22 in a Queensland first.  

     

Joining forces, Family nightclub, onelove, Hardware, inthemix, Channel [V] and Nova – the Stereosonic 08 juggernaut – officially announce Stereosonic, a showcase of the very best in new cutting-edge music and unrivalled state-of-the-art production.

Scouting the finest local and overseas talent, Stereosonic serves a festival of epic proportions, covering the entire spectrum of dance and electronic music, even spilling over into indie.

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