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The Kill Devil Hills – ‘Another Joke, Another Ransom’ Tour

The Kill Devil Hills   The Kill Devil Hills kick off their ‘Another Joke, Another Ransom’ tour next Friday 5 February 2010 at The Zoo in Brisbane, supported by Mexico City and The Blackwater Fever.

Following the release of their critically acclaimed third album, Man, You Should Explode, the band will also play Saturday 6 February at Bon Amici in Toowoomba, and Sunday 7 February at the Great Northern in Byron Bay.

Having spent the past few months touring non-stop around the country, The Kill Devil Hills’ live show is at its electrifying best. They’ll also be unleashing their blood, sweat, and tears on venues in Coffs Harbour, Sydney, Wollongong, the Blue Mountains, Hobart, Launceston and Melbourne throughout February.
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Sydney BIG DAY OUT 2010 (Day 1 wrap)

The summer heat was in full swing, but that didn’t stop punters from soaking up killer sets today, enjoying the first of two sold out Sydney BIG DAY OUTs. Capping off the show with an absolutely spectacular fireworks and fire cannon finale, the entire arena of Sydney Showground was lit up, as the BDO celebrated the eve of our 100th show.

With seven BDO’s taking place across the nation (today’s show following on from successful events in Auckland on Friday 15th January, and the Gold Coast on Sunday 17th January), a sold-out crowd of 53,000 music fans kept their cool despite the soaring temperature. Making the most of the free water fountains and water stations across the BDO site, festival-goers took in 70+ acts hailing from both Australia and beyond, proving yet again why the BDO is Australia’s premier live music festival.

UK trio MUSE headlined with an amazing set that had to be seen to believed – even inviting JET’s Nic Cester up onstage for a rendition of AC/DC’s “Back In Black”. LILY ALLEN seduced the crowd on the Orange Stage, while punters headed indoors to keep cool with SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO, GIRL TALK and CALVIN HARRIS in the Boiler Room. The Silent Disco also provided a reprieve from the heat.

Aussie artists showcased yet again why they rival the biggest overseas names when it comes to live music. The TEMPER TRAP lit up the Green Stage with a huge singalong to “Sweet Disposition”, while hip-hop kings the HILLTOP HOODS nailed it over on the Orange Stage.

In addition to the music, the BIG DAY OUT showcased a collection of visual art, including: sculpture that comes to life, progressive street art, film, and photography.

The fireworks and fire canon spectacular took place shortly after Muse left the stage. The BDO reaches a mammoth milestone tomorrow, with the second sold-out Sydney event – taking place Saturday 23rd January – marking our 100th BIG DAY OUT show.

St Johns Ambulance Commander, John Merlino reported that the majority of treatments across the day were heat related, including dehydration, exhaustion and sunburn. Despite this, figures were down on last year’s event.

Tomorrow’s show (Saturday 23rd January) is expected to be another scorcher with an early evening storm predicted. Organisers urge everyone attending to take the necessary precautions to ensure they have a happy and safe day.

Please keep hydrated by drinking lots of water, apply sunscreen before you arrive, and keep applying throughout the day. (Free sunscreen is available from the St Johns.) We strongly recommend you wear a hat.

>From Sydney, the BIG DAY OUT travels to Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. The line-up features some of the biggest names in the music world including MUSE, LILY ALLEN, DIZZEE RASCAL, PEACHES, KASABIAN, GROOVE ARMADA and many, many more.

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OK GO return to Australia – February 2010

OK GO   The mind-bending band that gave us what is largely considered the decade’s most viewed music video (even the Simpsons parodied it), the treadmill-manned, Grammy-award winning “Here It Goes Again,” is back. Never content to rest on their laurels, OK Go return with the new album, Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky. The album is the follow up to 2005’s Oh No and was produced by ex-Mercury Rev member David Fridmann (Flaming Lips, MGMT).

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Tour: Hockey headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne 2010

Dance punk/indie rockers Hockey, hailing from Portland, Oregon will make their way to Australia for the first time to perform at the Laneway Festivals and headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne.

Hockey comprises singer Benjamin Grubin, guitarist Brian White, bassist Jeremy Reynolds, drummer Anthony Stassi and touring keyboardist Ryan Dolliver, and have been compared in their sound to bands such as The Strokes and LCD Soundsystem.
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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/
Tannum Sands
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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