ENTER SHIKARI return to Australia this May to unleash their fractured take on punk, metal, dubstep, hip-hop and electronica. The St Albans quartet will bombard your senses and this time they are armed with The Mindsweep which can be described as a future classic right now but more importantly realise The Mindsweep is a classic for OUR time.
Continue reading ENTER SHIKARI – The Mindsweep Australian Tour – May 2015
CALLING ALL BANDS/MUSICIANS and FILMMAKERS!!!
Registrations are NOW OPEN @ www.mvmu.com.au
Following on from a huge inaugural year last year, The Music Video Mash Up filmmaking competition is back for 2011- and with the addition of Sydney and Melbourne to the competition, bigger and better than ever.
|Having recently been hailed for their killer live performances across the Big Day Out tour, Birds Of Tokyo now announce two Queensland shows for May 2011. The band will play The Tivoli in Brisbane on Wednesday May 11 and the Lake Kawana Community Centre on the Sunshine Coast, Thursday May 12.|
Birds of Tokyo need no introduction. In 2010 the band released their chart topping self titled third studio album which is still sitting comfortably in the top 20 eight months after release with sales well surpassed platinum.
Continue reading Birds of Tokyo – Queensland Shows – May 2011 [Gig News]
|Grammy Award-nominated rapper, actor and poet Mos Def has announced The Ecstatic Tour. His first ever headline tour of Australia, The Ecstatic Tour has been titled in support of his current album of the same name. Released June 09, ‘The Ecstatic’ (his 4th studio album to date) just earned Def a 2010 Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album. Rolling Stone magazine named it the seventeenth best album of 2009.|
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|The Black Keys will be playing raucous East Coast sideshows in addition to the Big Day Out spectaculars travelling around the nation this January.
The dynamic duo from Akron Ohio will be making a long awaited return to our part of the globe to rip into the instant classics from their solid ‘Brothers’ long player, as well as all the hits from their awesome and now enormous back catalogue.
Review by: Victoria Nugent
Photo by Charlyn Cameron
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The evening was kicked off by Sydney band The Jezabels who warmed up an initially reluctant crowd with their explosively energetic indie pop set. Front woman Hayley Mary won over the audience with her physical performance and raw vocals with solid rhythmic guitar from Sam Lockwood, a whimsical keyboard backing from Heather Shannon and wildly powerful drumming from Nik Kaloper.
Continue reading Review and Photos: Tegan & Sara @ The Tivoli, Brisbane 4 May 2010 w/ The Jezabels
|Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier announced a national tour to celebrate the launch of their latest album Half Man Half Woman, out early May.
A record half full of acoustic instruments and half full of the space that’s left in between the notes, Half Man Half Woman chronicles love in the middle ages, life in the 21st century and the human condition of now, then and what will be. It’s an album that gives equal weight to an eight minute rant, a 90 second instrumental miniature and a song sung by their three young daughters.
Ever since Conway and Zygier joined forces they have pursued a career of musical unpredictability. From the folk rock, platinum selling String of Pearls to the critically acclaimed electronica of My Third Husband, to the woody
warmth, country tinged Summertown, there have been roads less travelled and many musics explored in between. Continue reading Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier ‘Half Man Half Woman’ Tour 2010
Ladies and gentlemen, please prepare yourselves for the welcome return of WILCO to our shores in 2010. Set to perform in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, the Chicago Sextet make their fourth journey to Australia for a series of intimate theatre-style shows along the east coast.
Continue reading Tour: Wilco Australian Tour – April/May 2010
Consider everything you think you know about Evermore. Run through their history, of brothers Jon, Peter and Dann Hume growing up in the rural New Zealand town of Feilding and finding their feet as musicians. Reflect on their breakthrough 2004 debut Dreams and its beautifully crafted follow-up, 2006’s Real Life, selling platinum and double platinum. Look at their six ARIA Award nominations, two NZ Music Awards, Channel [V] and MTV gongs, and the high esteem in which music fans and peers hold them. Gather those thoughts for a moment – then get ready to be blown away.
“It’s the album we’ve been wanting to make since we started the band,” says singer and guitarist Jon, 25. “It’s a concept album that takes inspiration from trashy media and political propaganda, and turns it into a fun, over the top rock’n‘roll show.”
Continue reading Evermore ‘The Truth Of The World’ Tour 2009
Review by Hannah Collins
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|Sunday, 21st of June 09 now has a new meaning for the hundreds of crazed Karnivool fans that flocked to fill the Tivoli with a new level of Fandom, all waiting for 5 Perth boys to take the stage and fill the air with those live sounds we’ve all come to love.
With the new album, Sound Awake available to Australia as of June 05th, the tour has finally begun. Will sellout shows throughout Australia, the Brisbane Sunday second was nothing short of an opening nighter all unto itself.
Looking forward to hearing live, one of the most anticipated album releases of 09, the Tivoli is packed with die hard Karnivool fans old and new. All waiting to hear, what will be one of the first live shows demonstrating new songs from Sound Awake.
Karnivool 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.
Continue reading KARNIVOOL The ‘Sound Awake’ Tour : June 2009
by Lisa Lamb
Amanda Palmer embarked on a rock star journey from the age of four when her mother sat her on her lap and taught her to play piano by ear. With no formal musical training and a strong interest in drama, she explored dark cabaret, gothic burlesque and surreal musical theatre as the lead singer of The Dresden Dolls. Then embarked on a solo album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer, which pays homage to David Lynch (Twin Peaks) from a girl who doesn’t watch TV. She is a walking contradiction, part truth, part fiction and always entertaining. Her shows are not so much gigs as an experience and once the audience have the “experience” they are happy to spread the word.
Lisa: Amanda, you originally started out busking, doing street theatre and performing as a live statue, how did you start busking and has this influenced your later work?
Continue reading Who Killed Amanda Palmer? An Interview with the Queen of Punk Cabaret
The Waifs @ The Tivoli, Brisbane – 18 February 2009 Photos
Support: Jez Mead
Photographer: Stuart Blythe