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KELLY CLARKSON, RETURNING TO AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND APRIL 2010

KELLY CLARKSON, the world’s first ‘American Idol,’ now a certified pop sensation, is bringing her All I Ever Wanted TOUR to Australia. Clarkson latest studio album, All I Ever Wanted has been dominating Australian airwaves since it’s March 2009 release, and in April 2010 she will be hitting Australian shores with her infectious, high-energy live show.
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KARNIVOOL – Sine Waves and Mirrors – Australian tour dates

Karnivool   Sydney live and radio favourites Regular John who along with opening act Coerce should well and truly get things warmed up and maybe a little kicked in the ass before Karnivool hit the stage.

Karnivool’s rabid fan base has again come out in force with a very healthy uptake for ticket sales for the Sine Waves and Mirrors tour. Melbourne fans will get an extra show with a date added at The Palace Theatre on Thursday December 3rd – tickets for this show are on sale now and the show on Wednesday December 2nd is about to sell out as other shows noted below. Having just completed a hugely successful international tour over the past couple of months Karnivool are fully primed to deliver killer sets for their Australian fans.
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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!

John Butler


John Butler @ John Butler Trio


  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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Foxx On Fire release “White Sands” and Embark On East Coast Launch Tour

Foxx on Fire   “Finishing the night with a bang was the big labels A&R’s wet dream, Foxx On Fire. Give them a few years and they’ll be sharing stages with The Rapture and Bloc Party…Foxx on Fire are going to be big.” – Inpress.

Describing their music as ‘Apocalyptic Disco-Noir’ for the dance floor, this up and coming Melbourne four-piece have spent the last few months tucked away recording their debut EP White Sands. The EP will

launch today October 23 and they are now preparing to head out on the road in November and take their psychedelic sounds to the masses.

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The Beautiful Girls New Single and Tour Announcement

The Beautiful Girls   The Beautiful Girls New Single ‘Don’t Wait’
Available as a free download from music.thebeautifulgirls.com,
www.facebook.com/thebeautifulgirls, www.myspace.com/thebeautifulgirls
on November 9th, 2009

After 7 years on the road… in hotels, in foreign mud, strewn packets of guitar strings, bags full of hotel keys, flight stubs and stickers on gear cases that map a zig-zag of touring across just about every continent on the globe, a motorcycle accident saw some cheap Los-Angeles-Hotel down time for Mat McHugh. That period saw him strip his songs down, take some time sitting still, and record his first solo album. A soulful unwinding, and a timely look back to the early TBG.

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St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2010 first official announcement

Echo & The Bunnymen, Florence and The Machine, Black Lips, The XX, Daniel Johnston, Sarah Blasko, N.AS.A, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Hockey, Dappled Cities, Mumford and Sons, Radio Clit, The Very Best, Wild Beasts, Whitley, The Middle East, Kid Sam, Dirty Three (Melbourne only) and more to be announced.

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2010

Here be the first official announcement of the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2010.
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Whitley ‘Go Forth Find Mammoth Tour’ November 2009

whitley   Following on from his critically-lauded debut “The Submarine”, Whitley returns with stellar follow up, “Go Forth, Find Mammoth”. Written and produced by Whitley, and engineered in a ramshackle studio on the Victorian Coast, the new album pushes the talented songwriter to his limits.

This well-realised follow-up picks up where his debut left off in it’s warmth, beauty and intimacy, however it carries a much bolder aspiration. “Go Forth, Find Mammoth” is an engulfing journey filled with flourishes and triumphs. Multiple harmony vocals, strings, pump organ, pedal steel, horns

and even a hammer and a bedroom door make up this album’s truly rich and exciting sonic palette.

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CD Review: Suffocation – The Close of a Chapter (Live in Quebec)

Suffocation: The Close of a Chapter (Live in Quebec) 2005
Review: Lana Harris

Suffocation   ‘This is … Brutal!’ yells Frank Mullen at the end of The Close of a Chapter’s opening track, “Infecting the Crypts”. This is Suffocation. Birthed from the insomniac New York Underground, Suffocation clawed their way to the top of the death metal pit in the early nineties, with shadows of their unrelenting riffs and Mike Smith’s seminal blast beats cast across lesser black drum kits ever since. Suffocation captures the energy of a single moment of explosion and sticks it on endless repeat. And the lyrics are about killing people. Yeah, it’s brutal. But this isn’t a
dissection of the value of Suffocation’s music. That blood spattered throne has already been carved.

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OWL CITY confirmed as support for COBRA STARSHIP March 2010 Australian tour

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[Photo: Pamela Littky]
  We’ve been asked. We’ve been emailed. We’ve been stalked. We’ve even been Twitter-bombed. And don’t get us wrong – it’s been a hoot – but finally we can announce the news y’all have been hounding us for: Owl City will support Cobra Starship at all Australian dates on their forthcoming Hot Mess tour!

Owl City – the musical manifest of Adam Young – is a bona fide 21st Century recording artist.

Gaining notoriety via his MySpace profile, Adam’s fan base gathered by word of mouth as more and more discovered his self-released records Maybe I’m Dreaming and Of June.
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The View (UK) Australian Tour 2009/2010

The View   Marrying the forked tongue wit and guttersnipe humor of The Libertines with the melodic nous of The Buzzcocks and Oasis, The View – one of the latest groups from the UK to be touted as “the next big thing” – are bringing their infectious sounds to Australia for the 2009/2010 festival season.
The Scottish band have been making music since the four members met in school in Dundee, and progressed quickly from gigs at caravan parks and family weddings to the international rock ‘n’ roll stage.

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News: WHITE RABBITS Confirm 2009/2010 Australian Tour!

After pinging almost nonstop on our musical radars for nearly two years, Brooklyn-via-Missouri band White Rabbits have finally announced their first ever Australian tour on the back of their sophomore release It’s Frightening!
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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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Editors return to Australia December 2009

editors   Editors, one of the most iconic bands of the decade, are returning to Australia this December. It will cap off a huge year for the band which will also see the release of their 3rd album, In This Light and On This Evening.

The 2005 debut album from Editors, The Back Room, is already considered a

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SKID ROW Australian Tour – October 2009

Skid Row   In 1986 SKID ROW was born in a garage somewhere in Toms River, N.J. Like a bastard child of a thousand maniacs, they relentlessly pounded the New Jersey club circuit; packing houses wherever they performed.

Fast forward to 1989, SKID ROW’s self titled debut album goes on to sell over 5 million copies in the U.S.A., along with a tour that takes them around the world.

In 1992 the band releases their second record “SLAVE TO THE GRIND” which debuts at #1 on the Billboard charts, making them the first Heavy Metal/Hard Rock band to do so. The album rockets to multi-platinum status. This is also followed by a massive world tour.
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Interview with Michael Amott of Arch Enemy – Root of All Evil Tour, November 2009

Arch EnemyMichael Amott (MA) of Arch Enemy talks with our Hannah Collins (HC) – Root of All Evil Tour, November 2009.

HC: So let’s get right into it shall we?
The Root of All Evil, I had a listen to the pre-release, and it’s a great compilation album. Why did you guys decide to take songs from the first three albums, Black Earth, Stigmata and Burning Bridges to re-vamp rather than creating new material for the latest release?

MA: Um well, putting it in perspective, the original idea came from the fans really, because the first three records that we made, the ones you just mentioned, were done with another singer. We had another bass player on two of them, so we didn’t have a stable line up on those first three albums, and it was a very different styled singer. But then Angela Joined for the fourth Album and with Sharlee on base and Daniel on drums, it was just a solid thing with me and by brother on Guitars and we started talking heavily about the fourth album, and that line up’s now how people know us. Over the years we talked and released our albums, and you know, well, this is the definitive line up of Arch Enemy, that we have right now, and the very early Albums have kind of dated into obscurity basically.
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