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News: The Medics ‘This Boat We Call Love’ East Coast Tour 2010

the medicsAfter quickly garnering the reputation as one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from Queensland’s ever-growing pool of the freakishly talented, The Medics are proud to announce the release of their second EP This Boat We Call Love and will celebrate with a series of East Coast launch shows with Melbourne’s Blackchords.

Like many a promising band, the stage is where The Medics truly shine. With their well-earned stripes in place after winning support slots for the likes of Something With Numbers, The Panics, The Grates, Faker, Blue King Brown and Scribe, the group of tight-knit friends have not only gained acclaim in their hometown of Cairns, far north Queensland, but are also pricking ears and turning the heads of the nation with their epic live show. Brimming with emotive songwriting, stunning musicianship and intense live performances, it won’t be long before the music lovers of Australia will be clambering to see the spectacle for themselves.

Released through Brisbane label Starving Kids, This Boat We Call Love was produced by Mark Myers from The Middle East and features five performances that walk the spectrum of rock – from the delicate and ambient to the jagged and intense.

Joining The Medics on the bulk of shows for their East Coast tour will be Melbourne’s Blackchords. After releasing their debut self-titled album in 2009 to many a glowing review, the band are now back in the country after a string of successful dates in the UK and France in the later part of the year. Wasting no time in jumping back into the spotlight to show off their gentle, swooning brand of rock, they’ll be joining The Medics on their New South Wales and Victorian dates.

“The Medics sounded like early Radiohead… in the best possible way”
– Live Review – Beat Magazine (October 2009)
THE MEDICS – THIS BOAT WE CALL LOVE EAST COAST TOUR 2010 WITH BLACKCHORDS
*The Medics only
Wednesday, Feb 24 | Explode! – Fuse Festival, Adelaide SA *
Tickets: www.fusefestival.com/tickets/
Thursday, Feb 25 | L!ve on Light about IGNITION – Fuse Festival, Adelaide SA *
Tickets: www.fusefestival.com/tickets/
Friday, Feb 26 | The National Hotel, Geelong VIC
Tickets: $8 (pre) / $12 (door)
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Saturday, Feb 27 | Ruby’s Lounge, Belgrave VIC
Tickets: $10 (pre) / $10 (door)
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Sunday, Feb 28 | Brunswick Festival, Melbourne VIC *
Imaroo Stage – 2:10pm
Tickets: www.brunswickmusicfestival.com.au
Sunday, Feb 28 | Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Tickets: $8 (pre) / $12 (door)
www.moshtix.com.au – www.gobookem.com
Thursday, Mar 4 | Troubadour, Brisbane QLD *
Tickets: $8 (pre) / $12 (door)
www.oztix.com.au – www.gobookem.com
Friday, Mar 5 | Oxford Tavern, Wollongong NSW
Tickets: $5 (door only)
Saturday, Mar 6 | Northern Star, Newcastle NSW
Tickets: $6 (pre)
www.bigtix.com.au – www.gobookem.com
Sunday, Mar 7 | Live At The Wall, Sydney NSW
Tickets: $8 (pre) / $12 (door)
www.gobookem.com

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DAYSEND Australian Tour supports announced!

DAYSEND – Within the Eye of Chaos – Out February 19 2010
“Daysend know exactly when to be brutal and when to switch on the silken melodies and heart rending dynamics.” UK Kerrang! KKKK review
Check out the latest single ‘Simple Minds’ at www.myspace.com/daysendmusic now!

DAYSEND AUSTRALIA TOUR – SUPPORTS ANNOUNCED!
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Tour: MM9 announce April 2010 Tour

MM9 to tour in support of debut LP – ‘The Air Between’
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“Never been to a MM9 gig before? One, what have you been living under? And two, everyone needs to witness this band live at least once in their life. It’s hard not to be immersed into a MM9 song, so put a cluster of MM9 songs together and you’ve got a set full of songs that are guaranteed to get you moving, bouncing and singing until you’re hoarse” – The Metal Forge
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Vampire Weekend headline shows announced for April/May 2010

The Frontier Touring Company have announced that indie rockers Vampire Weekend will be performing a series of headline shows across Australia and New Zealand in April/May in addition to their Groovin’ The Moo performances.

The band initially made their mark on the music scene through their immense online success at a time when the term ‘internet sensation’ was relatively unheard of. After dominating online audiences, they released their hotly anticipated self-titled debut in 2008, cementing their arrival to indie rock. Their sharp, witty lyrics intermingled with African inspired beats guided them toward the forefront of the genre and the band quickly escalated to global fame.
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JOHN MAYER Touring Australia & New Zealand – April/May 2010

Chugg Entertainment confirmed John Mayer’s seven-date tour of New Zealand and Australia this April and May, including concerts in Newcastle and Wollongong.

Bringing, in song, his latest on love, heartbreak and life lessons, it’s a wiser, more enlightened Mayer who, with the 70’s and 80’s California rock/pop sound of his new album, Battle Studies, heads to the Antipodes for a tour of the same name.
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The tour plays New Zealand first kicking off at Wellington’s TSB Bank Arena on Tuesday April 27 and Auckland’s Vector Arena on Wednesday April 28.

In Australia the tour starts at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on April 30, then Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on May 3.
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RZA [WU-TANG CLAN] – SUPPORTS ANNOUNCED!

rza   The head of the mighty WU-TANG CLANpire – rapper, producer, composer, actor, director, screenwriter and more recently author RZA (AKA the Abbott, Prince Rakeem, the Rzarector, Bobby Steels, Bobby Digital, Robert Diggs) returns to Australia and New Zealand for a string of shows this February!

The RZA first surfaced during the early ’90s as a member of All in Together Now, a group that also featured fellow Wu-Tang members the Genius (aka GZA) and Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Following All in Together Now’s dissolution,

he signed to Tommy Boy under the name Prince Rakeem, issuing the 1991 EP “Ooh We Love You Rakeem” before joining the Wu-Tang; the group’s 1993 debut, “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)”, was one of the most influential hip-hop records of the era, with RZA’s lean, menacing production work much imitated throughout the hip hop community in the years to follow.
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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart tour – February 2010

poster_POBPAH   4ZZZ, Time Off and Mistletone are thrilled to present The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart on their first Australian tour!

Hailing from Brooklyn, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart became one of the year’s most talked about indie pop bands with their self-titled debut album on Slumberland (recently released locally by the Lost & Lonesome Recording Co); an instant classic packed with brilliantly-executed pop gems.

Drawing on the sparkling legacy of 80s and 90s indie pop, the Pains blend their rush of youthful enthusiasm with crafty arrangements, well-honed tunes and buckets of guitar racket. There is something instantly identifiable about a Pains tune, and it is the essential “rightness” of their records that has captured the attention of pop fans around the world.

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Golden Guitar winner TROY CASSAR-DALEY heads back on tour

TROY CASSAR-DALEY heads back on tour with 6 more Golden Guitars and a Toyota Starmaker on board.

At last Saturday evenings 38TH Country Music Awards Of Australia, the night belonged to TROY CASSAR-DALEY who walked away with a total of 6 Awards for his ARIA Award winning album, I Love this Place. The impressive win brings Troy’s cumulative total of “Golden Guitar” trophies to 20.
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Paul Dempsey announces “Burning Leaves” National Tour April 2010

PAUL DEMPSEY ANNOUNCES “BURNING LEAVES” NATIONAL TOUR APRIL 2010 & NEW SINGLE “BATS”
With very special guests Dan Kelly and his Dream Band*

Paul Dempsey is delighted to announce that he and his band will embark upon their “Burning Leaves” national tour throughout April. This will be Paul’s one and only Australian headline tour for 2010 before relocating to New York City for the remainder of the year.
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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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Folk blues legend Chris Smither touring Australia

Chris Smither   Chris Smither – folk/blues guitarist, singer and songwriter extraordinaire – is visiting Australia for an extensive solo tour taking in intimate clubs in capital cities and a number of folk music events including the Brunswick Music Festival, Apollo Bay, Blue Mountains and Port Fairy music festivals.

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LEENA ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY & MARCH SHOWS

leena   Following the release of her ‘Mean Old Clock’ EP and some highly sought after tour supports in 2009 (including Paul Dempsey, Joshua Radin and Tim Finn) Melbourne based singer songwriter Leena will be showcasing her talent throughout February with Carus Thompson, as well as her first headlining show in Sydney.
Leena has spent the Summer writing songs for her new EP, due to be recorded in February.

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre headline Australian Tour – February 2010

To celebrate the release of Who Killed Sergeant Pepper, the Brian Jonestown Massacre have announced they will be heading to Australia in 2010. With the addition of Matt Hollywood, this is as close to the original line up as we are ever going to see on stage.

Recorded across 2009 between Iceland & Berlin, the Brian Jonestown Massacre move forward with their new full length album , Who Killed Sergeant Pepper?”.

Working with musicians of the likes of Will Carruthers (ex Spacemen 3 & Spiritualized), Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir (who recorded vocals on the last BJM album) & Felix from the Russian band Amazing Electronic Talking Cave and various musicians from France, Germany, & Iceland, this is BJM’s most multi-cultured and inspired release to date.

13 tracks ranging from ambient bhangra beats, to rock, to shoe gaze, to the gypsy influences of Eastern Europe and then back again to the swirling psychedelic sound that has won the band a devoted legion of followers around the globe, Who Killed Sergeant Pepper is a high water mark in a career full of brilliant releases.

Australian fans will not only be the first territory to receive the album, but will also receive the bonus EP ‘One’ with their copy of the album.

Who Killed Sergeant Pepper is out Feb 6 2010



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Alexisonfire Soundwave sideshows with Comback Kid and Anti-Flag – Sydney and Melbourne : February 2010

Alexisonfire   Why don’t we let the squires at Metal Hammer begin our introduction to the brutality that is Alexisonfire and their brand new album ‘Old Crows Young Cardinals’; “A dense and beautiful heavy rock album with as many hardcore influences as progressive ones: rewarding and utterly gripping.”

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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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