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Tour: Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele – January 2010

Dent May   Dent May was discovered last year by Animal Collective when they were recording Merriweather Post Pavilion in nearby Oxford. Dent’s ebullient debut, The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele – released on Animal Collective’s label Paw Tracks and locally through Mistletone – was one of the most feel-good indie-pop delights of 2009.

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Clutch Australian Tour Feb-Mar 2010

Clutch_small   Maryland’s favourite sons Clutch have continued to foster a strong relationship with their Australian fans, with three releases hitting stores in 2009, following the launch of their own record label Weather Maker, locally. Full Fathom Five, a live DVD & CD pack featuring the full Metro Theatre set filmed in Sydney on their last Australian tour, a studio LP from the bands instrumental side project, The Bakerton Group, and most recently Clutch’s 9th studio album Strange Cousins From The West. It’s been a big year for the band in stores here in Oz.

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2010 it’s all about the live show. In 2010 Clutch return to Australia joining the likes of Faith No More, Jane’s Addiction, AFI, Placebo, Anthrax and many more for the Soundwave Festival. And now the band would like to announce their own national headline tour that will for the first time ever, take them to Western Australia.
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Photo Gallery: Aria Awards 2009 – Red Carpet

Live Review: Aria Awards 2009 Red Carpet Wrap up

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Aria Awards 2009 – Red Carpet @ The Acer Arena, Sydney
Date: 26 November, 2009

Photographer: Stuart Blythe
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My Chemical Romance – Soundwave sideshow announced – Sydney Luna Park Big Top 25 Feb 2010

my chemical romance   Few bands can match the level of fan devotion heaped upon My Chemical Romance; and rightly so, as they have truly earned their status as one of the most exciting bands of this generation. The fact that the devotion is returned in equal measure by the band makes it even more of a phenomenon.

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Table for 20: A remarkable concept and source of inspiration

by: Rob [StickySteps.com]


  It all started with my girlfriend who overheard the complaint of one friend to another – A restaurant in Surry Hills, near impossible to get into. We were curious.
It is described as neighbourhood dining. A dinner shared amongst friends and strangers lucky enough to get a reservation (which is only available by SMS). The concept is unlike anything else we had encountered in Sydney and instantly conjured imagery of some kind of underground, urban “food club”.http://www.tablefor20.blogspot.com/. The blog reads: “So here’s the deal – We do a 3 course set menu every night, you can BYO or drink mine. The cost is $60 Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat.”

You won’t find this restaurant in your Good Food Guide. In fact you will find very few references to it anywhere outside of its own blog.

Our experience.
After months of trying, we were fortunate enough to be given the seats of a last minute cancellation on Friday night. We arrived at about 7pm to allow us some time to have a drink at their bar Sticky and to suss out the wine options. The low-key entrance was via a quiet back alley in Surry Hills – in what felt like the loading entrance to a cool room. A piece of paper was stuck on the door “SMS the following password and wait patiently for entry. Password = Turtle”….
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BLITZEN TRAPPER TOUR AUSTRALIA – November 2009!

BLITZEN TRAPPER TO TOUR AUSTRALIA – November 2009!
Chugg Entertainment, XIII Touring and triple j are pleased to announce that Blitzen Trapper will head out on tour to Australia in November 2009

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Blitzen Trapper   Blitzen Trapper is a group of native Northwesterners, most of whom grew up in Salem, Oregon. They have lived and played together in Portland since 2000. Critics and fans have compared their music to just about everything; there have been calls to coin a new genre. Blitzen Trapper‘s Pavement-meets-Southern rock sound, grabs influences from The Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Big Star and Frank Zappa while playing in a scene that spawned The Shins, Fleet Foxes and Elliott Smith.

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Live Review: Kreator + Mortal Sin @ The Metro Theatre, Sydney 24 September 2009

Kreator @ The Metro Theatre, Sydney 24 September 2009
KreatorOnly having one support act seems a trifle insufficient for a band of Kreator’s standing – insulting even – but that’s what confronts us Thursday night at the Metro Theatre. Still, it looks to be a promising evening. I have never, in fact, seen such a huge line to get into the Metro before, and that’s always a good sign as it suggests that the opening band is worth giving a shit about. That honour goes to Sydney’s Mortal Sin, a band that have been kicking around for nearly as long as Kreator. They do themselves proud. Though, unfortunately, by the time we get past the line and into the venue we’ve missed half their set – and of the half we do see most of it is taken up by that marvel of the rock n’ roll genre, the thrash metal ballad.
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Parklife 2009 Line-up

Empire Of The Sun The line-up for Parklife 2009 has been revealed! Plenty of great locals and international acts have been announced.

Here’s the list in alphabetical order:
Aeroplane (DJ Set), Art Vs. Science, The Aston Shuffle, A-Trak, Beni, Bertie Blackman (Sneaker Set), Busy P (DJ & Host), Claude Vonstroke, Cool Kids, Crystal Castles, Empire of the Sun, Erol Alkan, The Glimmers, Junior Boys, Kaskade, La Roux, Little Boots, Metric, Metronomy, MSTRKRFT, The Rapture, Lady Sovereign, Shazam, Tiga

These will be the first ever live show for Empire Of The Sun, the project featuring Luke Steele (Sleepy Jackson) and Nick Littlemore (PNAU).

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KARNIVOOL The ‘Sound Awake’ Tour : June 2009

karnivoolKarnivool fans around Australia continue to show their undying support for the band with news that the first show of the Sound Awake tour in Brisbane on Saturday June 20 at the Tivoli has sold out. A second Brisbane show to take place at the Tivoli on Sunday June 21st is on sale now. Both Sydney shows have now sold out. See full tour details below.
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Festival List March, April & May 2009 Australia

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Festival List for March, April & May 2009 Australia.
If we’ve missed anything on the list, let us know by emailing festivals@lifemusicmedia.com

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Future Music Festival Perth WA Sun, 1 Mar 2009
Sound Wave Perth WA Mon, 2 Mar 2009
The Big O Canberra ACT Tue, 3 Mar 2009
Fuse Festival Adelaide SA Wed, 4 Mar 2009 Fri, 6 Mar 2009
The Big O Wollongong NSW Thu, 5 Mar 2009
The Big O Newcastle NSW Fri, 6 Mar 2009
WOMADelaide Adelaide SA Fri, 6 Mar 2009 Sun, 8 Mar 2009
Future Music Festival Brisbane QLD Sat, 7 Mar 2009
Golden Plains Festival Meredith VIC Sat, 7 Mar 2009 Mon, 9 Mar 2009
Quicksilver Pro Show Gold Coast QLD Sat, 7 Mar 2009
Future Music Festival Melbourne VIC Sun, 8 Mar 2009
Push Over Festival Abbotsford VIC Sun, 8 Mar 2009
Future Music Festival Adelaide SA Mon, 9 Mar 2009
Brisbane Comedy Festival Brisbane QLD Tue, 10 Mar 2009 Sun, 15 Mar 2009
Dusty Days Wagga Wagga NSW Sat, 14 Mar 2009
V Festival Sydney NSW Sat, 28 Mar 2009
V Festival Gold Coast QLD Sun, 29 Mar 2009
APRIL
V Festival Melbourne VIC Sat, 4 Apr 2009
V Festival Perth WA Sun, 5 Apr 2009
Coconet Classic Boyne Island/
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QLD Wed, 8 Apr 2009 Sun, 12 Apr 2009
Byron Bay Bluesfest Byron Bay NSW Thu, 9 Apr 2009 Mon, 13 Apr 2009
Sydney Comedy Festival Sydney NSW Mon, 27 Apr 2009 Sun, 17 May 2009
MAY
Groovin The Moo Townsville QLD Sat, 2 May 2009
Caxton Street Seafood & Wine Festival Brisbane QLD Sun, 3 May 2009
Ripe Festival Noosa QLD Sun, 3 May 2009
Groovin The Moo Maitland NSW Sat, 9 May 2009
Groovin The Moo Bendigo VIC Sat, 16 May 2009

Death Cab for Cutie Australian Tour, February 2009

Death Cab for Cutie Australian Tour, February 2009

deathcabforcutiepromo After their sold out Australian tour in August 2008, Billions Australia are pleased to announce the return of Death Cab for Cutie to Australian shores for a run of summer dates this February.

Kicking off the tour with an outdoor show in Fremantle, Death Cab for Cutie are then set to perform in intimate theatre surrounds in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

The year just past saw Death Cab for Cutie’s sixth studio album “Narrow Stairs”, debut at Number 6 on the ARIA Album Chart and an impressive Number 1 debut on the US Billboard Chart. “Narrow Stairs is rapidly approaching Gold sales (500,000) in their home country.

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STEREOLAB announce supports for Australian Tour

stereolab Prodigious, influential, boundary-pushing UK group STEREOLAB return to Australia after a six year hiatus to play two highly-anticipated side shows in Sydney and Melbourne, in addition to the national St Jerome’s Laneway Festival. Over the course of their 17-year history, the enviable, genre-shifting writing talents of Tim Ganes and the eloquent, elegant vocals of singer Laeticia Sadler have been honed to perfection, as evidenced on their 2008 release, Chemical Chords. At once experimental and crowd-pleasing, STEREOLAB have assured themselves a place in the in the indie-rock canon and are a live proposition not to be missed.

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – ATP 2009

For the inaugural Australian series All Tomorrow’s Parties (ATP) have announced that arguably the most significant Australian export of the last twenty years Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, are to make their curating debut. The Bad Seeds intimate knowledge of all things Australian (music and otherwise) coupled with their innate sense of the weird and wonderful will – we are sure – make for a series of very unique events.

Performers already chosen to appear at All Tomorrow’s Parties 2009 include seminal Australian punk band, The Saints – featuring original members Ed Kuepper, Chris Bailey and Ivor Hay performing their first Australian shows (outside Brisbane) since 1977; British transcendentalists, Spiritualized; avant-blues artist, James Blood Ulmer (US); krautrock supergroup, Harmonia (Germany); electro-terrorists, Fuck Buttons (UK); pioneering synth-minimalists, Silver Apples (UK); psychotic space rockers, Afrirampo (Japan); Ex-Swan M. Gira (USA), the jazz-noir stylings of the Laughing Clowns (Aust), former Go-Between Robert Forster (Aust), the synth-punk of Primitive Calculators: former Birthday Party guitarist, Rowland S. Howard (Aust), post-grunge/noise devotees, The Stabs (Aust), classical-rock teenagers Bridezilla (Aust) & the sublime ambience of The Necks (Aust)

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Cradle Of Filth Australian Tour 2009

 

Awaken from thy nightmarish faerytale and prepare for the violation of thy soul as the Lords of all the metal-goth-vampire disciples, the inimitable Cradle of Filth, descend upon Australian soil in 2009. Just Say Rock Productions, in bloodied unison with Roadrunner Records Australia, proudly presents the Australian leg of Cradle of Filth’s, Godspeed on the Devil’s Thunder tour in May 2009.

Conspicuously missing from our shores since 2000’s Midian tour, the highly successful extreme metal innovators from Suffolk, England will deliver their full theatrical rock show to Australian audiences who have been kept waiting in the depths of murky darkness for ‘ages’.

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The Prodigy BDO Sideshows

Smack my BIG DAY OUT up! It’s the one, the only, THE PRODIGY, back for BIG DAY OUT No.4. Whilst here they will also be playing a number of SideShows – Brisbane Riverstage, Sydney Hordern Pavillion and Melbourne Palace. (Sideshow Details Below)
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 The British pioneers of crash-bang-boom rocktronica will be armed with a brand new album (due in February), and the same old fierceness.

On their first tour of duty in 1996, thanks to killer tracks like Voodoo People, THE PRODIGY were the big thing on

 

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