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SLAM RALLY – Don’t Kill Live Music!

TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE STRONG!
A massive rally by the Melbourne music loving community got together in a show of strength to protest against the out of touch state government’s liquor licensing laws. On the 34th anniversary of the famous ACCA-DACCA, “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)”, the famous music clip was recreated again on the back of a truck with the Rockwiz Orchestra and the original bagpipe players of the classic video. – Location: Swanston & Bourke Streets, Melbourne, Australia
CARBIE was there to capture the event!

Photographer: CARBIEhttp://www.carbiewarbie.com

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FUNtastic THIRD artist announcement for Bluesfest 21st celebration!

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The Great Music Keeps on Coming…

FUNtastic THIRD artist announcement for Bluesfest 21st celebration!

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The third major round of artists to perform at the 21st Anniversary Bluesfest has today been announced. The great music just keeps on coming in what is fast being considered by the media as the best ever Bluesfest bill – a fitting scenario for a 21st birthday celebration. And there’s still approximately 40 artists yet to be announced!
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New Name, New Look – THE SEED 2010 – Applications Now Open

The_Seed_logo_sml   THE SEED 2010 – An Arts Grant Fund
Applications Now Open

In its sixth year running The JB Seed, will be re-branded The Seed. Encouraged by the amazing generosity and trust people have shown the project, this shift will make The Seed an initiative whose ownership is that of the entire community of contributors.

The Seed has evolved over the years to become an integral part of the Australian Arts & Music industry, contributing over $533,000 worth of funding to over 200 Artists and Music Managers. The passion and support of all contributors has helped to make it what it is today and although John Butler and co-founder Danielle Caruana will remain a driving force behind the project, they believe it is time to make The Seed something that the arts community can call their own.
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The JOHN BUTLER TRIO emerges from the studio for their ONE WAY ROAD TOUR!

The JOHN BUTLER TRIO emerges from the studio for their ONE WAY ROAD TOUR!

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  In June this year, John Butler proudly announced the new line up of the ever evolving John Butler Trio. Prominent Melbourne musician Nicky Bomba (drums and percussion) of ‘Bomba’ fame and principal drummer on ‘Sunrise Over Sea’ joined the band and bass player Byron Luiters from Sydney outfit Ray Mann Three completed the new line up. Having spent the past few months bunkered down in his Fremantle studio with his new band mates putting down tracks for their forthcoming fifth studio album entitled ‘APRIL UPRISING’, John Butler is pleased to announce fans will get their long awaited live JBT hit when the band perform in capital cities, with some key regional shows, in January next year.

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Hot Little Hands: East Coast Tour 14-28 August 2009

HOT LITTLE HANDS EAST COAST TOUR
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Hot Little Hands   Stepping off the plane from their New Zealand Tour, Melbourne’s Hot Little Hands will play four dates in Australia during August including Sydney (14 August – Spectrum), Brisbane (22nd Aug – Troubadour), Melbourne (27 August – Northcote Social Club) and Adelaide (28 Aug – Rocket Bar), with special guests The Tutts (NZ)

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Live Review | Kev Carmody “Cannot Buy My Soul” Landmark Australian Music Event @ Brisbane Riverstage 1 August 2009

Review By: Elize Strydom

Kev Carmody“You’re going to a Kev Carmody tribute, eh?” Silence. “So, who’s Kev Carmody?”

Sadly that was a common response when I mentioned tonight’s gig to friends. Sadly, it was my initial response, too. However, I’ve been told that that is what the show is all about: taking one of Australia’s finest songwriters and exposing his talents to a whole new audience. Kev Carmody has been singing about the realities of Aboriginal society for the past 24 years through blunt protest songs and poetic ballads; blending folk, country, rock and gospel. In 2007 Paul Kelly pulled together the who’s who of the Australian music scene and an album was released featuring those singer songwriters performing Kev’s songs. Tonight those artists – including Paul Kelly, Bernard Fanning, Missy Higgins, John Butler, Clare Bowditch, the Herd and the Drones – will take to the stage to honour a man who is very much alive and passionate about his people and his country.
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Sunday Selection: The Sunburys : 19 July 2009

LifeMusicMedia Sunday Selection is your weekly view to Queensland Artists

The Sunburys
[Photo: Jo Bell]
   Here Comes The Sunburys is the debut album from Brisbane’s freshest antidote to unlistenable radio.

As their name suggests, The Sunburys are a band with an appreciation of great moments in the history of rock and roll. Like Steve Marriott quitting the Small Faces to form Humble Pie. Or Bob Dylan going electric. Moments when greats become legends, risking obscurity for the sake of creative integrity.

Having already done the rounds of Australian festivals, enjoyed high rotation radio and flaunted their chops on national television in previous bands, The Sunburys have taken a diversion. They are prepared to risk not being popular, for the sake of making music for people with soul and good taste. They don’t really give a toss about whether you approve of their haircuts. They do love the swagger of warranted attitude, but have little time for those who rank style above substance.

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Interview with singer songwriter Clare Bowditch

Interview: Elize Strydom

Clare BowditchThe girl can’t help it. She’s surprised and excited and confused. She’s asking questions, making plans and speaking out. Clare Bowditch is just being Clare Bowditch.

Elize Strydom catches the fire.

“I really love the idea of his stories living on. It’s great to be able to do a tribute with someone who is very much alive and there! You see what’s happening in the culture at the moment with Michael Jackson – I think that’s too late to celebrate someone. My theory is if you love someone, do your best to celebrate them while they’re alive and can enjoy it.”

Clare Bowditch is talking about legendary Indigenous singer/songwriter/storyteller Kev Carmody. And she wants you to know about it. On August 1st Bowditch will take to the stage with a swag of other artists including Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins, John Butler, Bernard Fanning and the Drones for Cannot Buy My Soul – a tribute to Carmody and the culmination of the Queensland Music Festival.

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“Cannot Buy My Soul” Landmark Australian Music Event @ Brisbane Riverstage 1 August 2009

Our Live Review: Kev Carmody “Cannot Buy My Soul” Landmark Australian Music Event @ Brisbane Riverstage 1 August 2009
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Kev Carmody - Cannot Buy My SoulKev Carmody, Paul Kelly, Bernard Fanning, John Butler, Missy Higgins, Clare Bowditch, Tex Perkins, The Herd, The Drones and many, many more join forces in a special twilight concert at Brisbane Riverstage to celebrate a unique Australian talent.

Powerful, versatile and utterly original, for the past 24 years legendary singer songwriter Kev Carmody has evoked the realities of contemporary Aboriginal society with a clarity and grace that has won him fans across Australia and around the world.

This signature Queensland Music Festival event sees Carmody’s repertoire – from blunt protest songs to poetic ballads – reinterpreted by a thrilling line-up of Australia’s most acclaimed singer songwriters and musicians who contributed to the 2007 album Cannot Buy My Soul, produced by long-time friend and collaborator Paul Kelly.

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CD Review: The Little Stevies – Love Your Band

by Felicity Rennie –

The Little Stevies - Love Your Band    I am not convinced that the use of a rainstick (or a very convincing similar effect) in the opening strains of Sunshower, the first track and first single from The Little Stevies’ debut album Love Your Band, is a coincidence. An instrument noted for its relaxation qualities, it says a lot about the album that follows, which, like a rainstick, is carefully constructed, filled with surprise gems, and is unequivocally soothing. This is a strong, inspired debut from a very promising three piece.

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SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2009 – 1ST LINEUP

Now in its 9th year, SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS returns on Sat July 25th and Sun July 26th at Byron Bay’s Belongil Fields to present its much anticipated annual mid-winter music celebration. With offerings from around the globe, the 2009 line-up packs a punch with a flock of Splendour first timers, festival favourites and exclusive one-off performances to boot.

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9.00am sharp on Thursday May 14th – Internet sales only – www.qjump.com.au
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2009
Sat July 25th and Sunday July 26th
Belongil Fields, Byron Bay
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PAUL KELLY – ‘More Songs From The South’ tour : April-May 2009

To celebrate the recent release of ‘Songs From The South – Volume II’, Paul Kelly and his band will embark on a national tour in late April and throughout May, visiting regional centres and capital cities across the country.   paulkellytourpromo1

It has been almost two years since Paul Kelly conducted such a vast tour of the nation. And how better to embrace the flavour of Australia and its people, than with the live music of one of the world’s great songwriters, Continue reading PAUL KELLY – ‘More Songs From The South’ tour : April-May 2009

SOUND RELIEF – The Music Community Unite For Two Very Special Benefit Concerts – March 14, 2009 – MCG & SCG

Sound Relief
Sound Relief
THE MUSIC COMMUNITY UNITE FOR TWO VERY SPECIAL BENEFIT CONCERTS SATURDAY MARCH 14, 2009 – MCG & SCG

The devastation of the current Victorian bushfires has left few unaffected. In response to our nation’s greatest ever natural disaster Australia’s music community have banded together for two stadium benefit concerts scheduled to run simultaneously in both Melbourne and Sydney on Saturday March 14, 2009 under the unified banner of SOUND RELIEF.

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The Byron Bay festival’s 20th Birthday Anniversary is hotting up!

bluesfest09sml The next round of artists to perform at the 20th Anniversary Bluesfest has today been announced. Read on to see why it’s going to be a joyous musical celebration to remember when Easter hits Belongil Fields in Byron Bay between April 9 and 13, 2009.

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