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“A FESTIVAL CALLED PANAMA” Returns in 2015 – First Line-up Announcement

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In March 2014 a new music festival quietly took its place on the Australian arts calendar. Set among the workings of a small-batch cider brewery in north-east Tasmania in the stunning Panama Forest, A Festival Called PANAMA was born.
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Mosman Alder Announce Tour – December 2014

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Following rave reviews for their performance opening Courtney Barnett’s sold out Brisbane show, Mosman Alder have announced dates for “The Humdrum Star Tour” in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in December.
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colourspacecolour RELEASE DEBUT EP AND TRACK STREAM

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Two girls, two synths, six songs. colourspacecolour have produced a debut release of quality featuring a soundtrack of sublime electronic pop with grabs from the 80s wrapped up in the sounds of now. Produced by Andy Mak (Boy & Bear, Bertie Blackman), colourspacecolour are a breath of fresh air to the electronic music scene with upfront beats, soaring melodies and
heavenly vocals.
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GAY PARIS Unleash Video For ‘Draw, You Harlequin Saints’ + Tour Dates

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Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

That’s right, y’all, the dudes who taught the world how to shake during their epic Last Good Party tour cycle are now bringing Satan back with their third (and most Satanic) record to date. To get things started, Gay Paris will be presenting a teasing taste of the Dark Arts to come, throwing a new music video on the altar of public idol worship and hitting the road for a brief ceremony of induction for those lucky enough to get in on the early action. For those not included in the early days, do not worry, there will be time enough to beco Continue reading GAY PARIS Unleash Video For ‘Draw, You Harlequin Saints’ + Tour Dates

Richard Thompson Electric Trio announces Australian Tour – March 2015

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Richard Thompson is one of the UK’s most outstanding songwriters, and an astonishing guitar player whose versatility allows him to adapt his style as each song requires. In this rare appearance, Richard will be presenting an intimate solo set as well as performing with his electric trio – Michael Jerome (drums) Taras Prodaniuk (bass/vocals).
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Tour News | Manchester Orchestra – Australian Tour – November 2014

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Atlanta rockers Manchester Orchestra have announced their return to Australia with a run of East Coast dates.

The band will be touring in support of their fourth full-length album, Cope Out Now via Caroline Australia.
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BILLY IDOL announces 2015 Australian & New Zealand tour with special guests Cheap Trick

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Rock icon BILLY IDOL is returning to Australia and New Zealand for his first concert tour of Australia since 2002 and his first of New Zealand since 1987.

The original punk turned global superstar will perform indoor shows and a day on the green winery events in March and April 2015. Idol’s band includes long-time collaborator and lead-guitarist Steve Stevens.

Billy Idol’s tour announcement coincides with a flurry of new Idol projects that have fans around the globe in a heightened state of excitement!
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TOUR UPDATE: ED KOWALCZYK – Brisbane & 2nd Sydney Shows Added – ‘I Alone Acoustic Tour’ 2014

edAfter selling out the previously announced Australian shows and adding an extra show in Sydney, ED KOWALCZYK will extend the ‘I Alone Acoustic Tour’ this November to include Brisbane due to the overwhelming demand from his dedicated Queensland fans.

The legendary songwriter and former lead-singer of the multi-platinum rock band, Live, Ed will perform a set of breathtaking solo-acoustic headline shows, now kicking off at The Tivoli in Brisbane on November 5.

Tickets for this show go on sale at 10am Friday, October 17 and are strictly limited.
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THE CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD – Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows Announced

chrisThe former Black Crowes front-man’s Chris Robinson brings his Brotherhood which “boast a vintage rock vibe that’s at once quirky, trippy, soulful and downright magnetic.”- US Rolling Stone

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood was formed in 2011 and will be bringing their own brand of Rock and Roll, full of grooves Psychedelia and killer vocals on their first Australian tour in 2015.
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TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE – Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows Announced

tromboneNew Orleans based Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue are a hard-edged Funk band that employ Hip-Hop beats, Rock dynamics and improvisation in a Jazz tradition. The band has toured the U.S. and Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, Russia and Brazil. Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the tender age of six, and toured internationally for the first time age 12 before joining Lenny Kravitz’s horn section at 19 for a 105-date world tour in 2005/06.
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GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC – Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows Announced

georgeThe legendary George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, one of the most important innovators of Funk music alongside James Brown, Sly Stone and the Funky Meters, brings the ‘awe-funk-some’ P-Funk Collective back to Australia & New Zealand next year!

Known globally for his outlandish costume and his multi-coloured dreadlocks as well as his mastery of intergalactic funk, Dr. George Clinton is one of the most sampled musicians on the planet and has worked alongside Tupac, Primal Scream, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snoop Dog, Outkast, Wu Tang Clan, Carlos Santana, Redman and so many others as collaborator and producer.
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BETH HART – Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows Announced

bethAfter her mind blowing 2014 Australian tour, power house vocalist Beth Hart will be returning to Australian shores to turn the art of singing into an out-of-body experience – she is simply world class and boasts A-list collaborations with the likes of Jeff Beck, Slash, Buddy Guy and Joe Bonamassa.

Beth has ridden incredible highs and heart-breaking lows in the past, but these days she’s reaching new career heights including her nomination for a Blues Music Award in the category: Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist in 2014 and a Grammy nomination with Joe Bonamassa in 2014 for their album Seesaw, which went number 1 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart, as did their most recent release Live In Amsterdam.
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MARIAH CAREY “THE ELUSIVE CHANTEUSE SHOW” WORLD TOUR – Australian Dates 2014

mariahOn the heels of the most critically acclaimed album of her career, ‘Me. I am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse,’ the best-selling female artist of all time, MARIAH CAREY, has confirmed Australian dates, extending her previously announced “The Elusive Chanteuse Show” world tour.

Mariah will play six exclusive dates in Australia, commencing November 2, 2014 at Perth’s Sandalford Estate, and then followed by indoor arena shows in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.
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Thirsty Merc Announce New Album and National tour – Oct/Nov 2014

unnamed(1)Iconic Australian rockers Thirsty Merc mark a 10-year milestone since the release of their self-titled double platinum debut LP with the announcement of their Acoustic Anniversary Album. Dubbed AAA the album is a collection of acoustic interpretations of fan favourites including ‘20 Good Reasons’, ‘In The Summertime’, ‘Someday Someday’, and ‘Mousetrap Heart’. These new recordings showcase the band’s exemplary level of musicianship and hearing these well-known tunes with acoustic production highlights the world-class song writing ability of Rai Thistlethwayte.
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