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The Gin Club add Brisbane show to February/March tour!

GC_2013_BY_STEPHEN_ BOOTHAfter flexing their weary music muscles during a triumphant December Ashes series, The Gin Club’s tenth anniversary year run fest shows no sign of letting up. They are back on the road in February and March for another run of shows about the place, and they’ll be giving fans a sneak preview of their upcoming fifth album, tentatively entitled “All Of Your Bases Are Now Under Our Control”. Thrillingly, they will be joined once more by prodigal Scandinavian all-rounder Ola Karlsson, who’s back in the country for another shot at the title.
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RIC’S BIG BACKYARD FESTIVAL – 2ND ANNOUNCEMENT


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  Iconic Brisbane music venue RIC’S is proud to present their inaugural BIG BACKYARD FESTIVAL. Utilizing the courtyard behind RG’s and the upstairs and downstairs stages at RIC’S, the BIG BACKYARD is a brilliant space sure to create an intimate and unique festival experience.

3 stages.
Outside, upstairs and downstairs.
21 bands for $75. Tickets Available Here

VIOLENT SOHO had a huge 2010. They moved to Brooklyn and signed to Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace label touring the US with Dinosaur Jr and The Bronx. They’re home and they are sure to smash it in our Big Backyard.

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Festival of the Sun 2010 @ Port Macquarie on 10-11 December 2010 [Festival News]

FOTSUN 2010 – Don’t. Miss. This.
***Keep an eye out for LIFE MUSIC MEDIA’s coverage of the Festival Of The Sun 2010***

Festival of the Sun 2010 is set to blow Port Macquarie half way to Auckland. Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park will this year host Platinum selling artists, multiple Aria Award winners and nominees, internationally acclaimed funk/soul revivalists and the absolute cream of national and local talent. So be your penchant for roots, indie, rock, blues, acoustic or everything in between, you’re going to have to be quick to snap up tickets for this year’s killer line-up. It is easily the biggest yet!
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Indie Music at Spiegeltent – Brisbane Festival 2010

Brizzie music fans – get ready to take in a stellar line-up, a “season” if you like, of the coolest homegrown and international indie acts heading to the sunshine state as part of Brisbane Festival 2010.

The most opulent of pop up bars, live music venue The Spiegeltent will play host to a selection of much-loved and up-and-coming artists including First Aid Kit, Paul Dempsey, Ed Kuepper, Old Man River, Oh Mercy, Buck 65 and more.
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The Lost Weekend Festival – Change of Venue

dinosourjr   Having seen a need for a camping and music festival easily accessible to the music fans of Brisbane, the team behind Sounds Of Spring planned The Lost Weekend which was to be involve three days of camping and music situated less than an hour from Brisbane’s CBD.

Unfortunately issues beyond the promoter’s control have made running the event in the way that they envisaged impossible, and have forced the inaugural The Lost Weekend to be moved to the picturesque Brisbane Riverstage and Botanical Gardens.

The festival will no longer be a camping event and will now be held on Saturday March 6 and Sunday March 7, with the same diverse and exciting selection of international, interstate and local acts performing over three stages between 10am and 10pm on both days, still making it the perfect end to the festival season.
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ROZ PAPPALARDO and The Wayward Gentlemen- Album Release and 2009 Tour Dates

Roz Pappalardo   Roz Pappalardo has a secret.

The Women In Docs singer has another pair of boots.
With spurs. When she’s not on the road as her Women In Docs alter ego, she indulges her inner cowgirl with a raucous alt country side project. With boys!

The Wayward Gentlemen involve some of the finest country players South East Queensland have to offer: Rob Sherwood (Kristy Apps Band), Silas Palmer (Daybridges, Spot The Dog, Women In Docs), Lincoln Retallack (Amy’s Bass, The Slides) and Aaron Millard (Jeremiah); handpicked from some of Brisbane’s finest drinking establishments…

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The Gin Club @ The Zoo, Brisbane 21 March 2009 Review w/ Hits, Danny Widdicombe

The Gin Club, Hits, Danny Widdicombe
The Zoo, Brisbane – March 21, 2009

Author: Stephen Goodwin

   The Gin Club

Floppy-haired local Danny Widdicombe croons “satisfy me” over and over like a mantra to the accompaniment of a drifting guitar arrangement. I’m in hearty agreement. His voice offers a rough-hewn country charm, but too often his finger-plucked tunes slide into frustrating aimlessness. Twanging excursions into the blues hold more verve, but the aggressive stomping of set-closer My Desire highlights the confusing patchwork of his offerings tonight.

Hits    “Hi. We’re Hits. Not that we have any.”

Hits are definitely the bastard stepchild of tonight’s bill. Wedged between the alt-country stylings of The Gin Club and Danny Widdicombe, the punk-rock five-piece detonates with the percussive force of a psychotic child throwing the biggest tantrum you could imagine.

Decked out from the waist-up as a sailor captain, the howling Evil Dick pilots this ferocious rock rebellion, ably assisted by the killer riotgrrl guitar licks and hair-raising backing growl of Tamara Dawn Bell.
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The Gin Club Tour : The Zoo, Brisbane 21 March 2009 + more

THE GIN CLUB TOUR EAST COAST – MARCH/APRIL 2009

Inimitable Alt-country rock troupe The Gin Club are embarking on an East Coast tour of Australia in March and April, before heading off to Europe to tour and continue recording the follow up to their epic 2-disc 2008 release Junk.   theginclubpromo

Junk was received with critical and public acclaim, reaching the top 10 on the AIR charts and granting the eclectic Brisbane-based band accolades including ‘Best Rock Song, ‘Best Folk Ballad’ and ‘Song of the Year’ at “Q Song” – Queensland Music Industry Awards in 2008.
Now, on the back of a successful string of 2008 gigs both here and in the US (including appearances at Musicexpo (LA), Gympie Music Muster, Woodford Folk Festival and The Big Day Out), The Gin Club are ready to hit the road, complete with brand new songs to unleash on anticipative audiences.
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Splendour In The Grass – Final Acts Announced

Clare Bowditch

It is with great pleasure we announce the second and final round of acts playing the sold out Splendour in the Grass taking place in Byron Bay on August 2nd and 3rd.

The Polyphonic Spree, New Young Pony Club, Yves Klein Blue, Lyrics Born, Tokyo Police Club, Albert Hammond Jr, Little Red, Clare Bowditch (pictured above), Bluejuice, Robert Forster, The Drones, Hadouken!, Bliss N Eso, Paul Dempsey, Katalyst, Even, British India, The Galvatrons, Delta Spirit, Slot Machine, The Black Stars, Van She Tech, Bag Raiders, Soft Tigers Food Fight, E.L.F Dj, Kato And Pob

join the already cracking line-up of:

Devo, The Music, Wolfmother, Sigur Ros, The Living End, The Presets
Tricky, Vampire Weekend, Ben Lee, Cold War Kids, The Fratellis
The Wombats, Pnau, Laura Marling, The Vines, The Grates, Operator Please,
Band of Horses, Van She, The Panics, Gyroscope, MSTRKRFT, Lightspeed Champion,
The Brown Birds from Windy Hill, Scribe, The Gin Club

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Splendour In the Grass – Belongil Fields – 2008

Splendour In The Grass – 2008 SOLD OUT
***  ALL 2008 TICKETS SOLD OUT  ***

The Presets will play Splendour In The Grass

“….the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is an amazing line-up and the type of outstanding performances that have become the festival’s trademark. the two best days in any music lover’s calendar year… Splendour in the Grass!” Faster Louder

SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS will return to warm up your winter this Saturday 2nd and Sunday August 3rd, 2008. Australia’s much loved festival event will take place at Belongil Fields in Byron Bay and will feature a veritable feast of musical treasures from around the globe.

This year all tickets to SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS will be sold online through the ticketing service, Qjump, via www.qjump.com.au. Qjump is a newly launched online ticketing company whose parent company has 7 years experience providing web based ticketing services. Qjump sells tickets for many leading Australian events and venues and its website and custom built hosting environment has been specifically designed to meet the high capacity on-sale demands of events like Splendour. In our efforts to improve and streamline the ticketing process, this year’s tickets will be delivered to buyers by email using Qjump’s print@home e-ticket. The benefits of this include reducing paper usage, greenhouse gas emissions and ticket scalping as well as reducing the cost of delivery for ticket buyers. Tickets go on sale at www.qjump.com.au from 9am on Thursday 22nd May.

From Akron, Ohio and Bristol, UK to Reykjavik, Iceland and the sunny Gold Coast, here’s a taste of the first acts lined up to thrill at SPLENDOUR 2008.

Splendour In The Grass Lineup Announcement (first acts lineup) –
Devo, The Music, Wolfmother, Sigur Ros, The Living End, The Presets
Tricky, Vampire Weekend, Ben Lee, Cold War Kids, The Fratellis
The Wombats, Pnau, Laura Marling, The Vines, The Grates, Operator Please,
Band of Horses, Van She, The Panics, Gyroscope, MSTRKRFT, Lightspeed Champion,
The Brown Birds from Windy Hill, Scribe, The Gin Club…
AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2008 TICKET PRICES
Event ticket $199 (inc gst) + bf
Green Event Ticket $206 (inc gst) + bf
Camping ticket $132 (inc gst) + bf

TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 22ND MAY AT 9AM
Internet sales only – www.qjump.com.au

 

Links:  Splendour In The Grass site
Faster Louder

 

The Gin Club

The Gin Club are a Brisbane-based musical collective who have been performing since 2003. Their self-titled debut album, recently released through Plus One Records and distributed by Reverberation is an eclectic mix of traditional folk, blues and country styles, featuring five distinctive song-writing voices backed by cello, accordion, piano, acoustic and electric guitar, drums, harmonica and saxophone. Their influences include Hank Williams, The Band, Bob Dylan, Crowded House, and Neil Young. Live, they often perform covers by Will Oldham, Spiritualized and The Rolling Stones.

The Gin Club have performed extensively throughout Brisbane and have recently completed a tour of New South Wales with Sydney’s theredsunband. Their growing reputation as a powerful live act has seen them gain support slots for international artists Papa M and Iron & Wine, and Australian heroes You Am I. They have also been featured in TripleJ’s Aus Music month program as part of the ‘next crop’ of Australian artists.

Releases:


JUNK
Buy Now! Available from Plus One Records


Fear Of The Sea
Buy Now! Available from or Plus One Records


Gabriel + Drugflowers
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Self-Titled
Buy Now! Available on or Plus One Records

Links:

The Gin Club Website: www.theginclub.com.au
Plus One Records