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VENUE NEWS

Nova and The Experience win Marble Bar's 'Discovered' band competition!

Five finalists were selected from a large pool of hopeful entrants who submitted their sounds the annual 'Discovered' band competition at Sydney's iconic Marble Bar. From those five, one emerged a winner: indie-pop darlings Nova & the Experience.

Sydney venue The Standard re-launching with a bowling alley!

The broken down back-alleys of Brooklyn is where one would find the type of venues that have inspired the complete re-design pf Surry Hills' The Standard.

FBi Social celebrates third birthday with massive party!

Three years ago, what started as a pop-up venue quickly caught on by showcasing the best live local talent around. Kings Cross Hotel had become a hub for local lovin' concert goers, and it's all thanks to FBi Social.

"Keep Sydney Open" - support the Sydney Late Night Culture Alliance in the removal of the new lockout legislation!

There was much uproar from within the Sydney artistic and creative communities when the NSW Government declared that 1:30am lockouts would be enacted for inner city venues from February, along with many other restrictions. In response to these new laws, which effectively will stunt the growth and continued success of many venues within the city, the Sydney Late Night Culture Alliance was formed. Comprising of key Sydney live music and performance venues, cultural organisations, artists and music industry stakeholders, the alliance has been formed to oppose and fight the new laws which so drastically effect this community.

Iconic albums revisited on stage at The Long Player Sessions at the Brisbane Powerhouse

The Long Player Sessions will return to the Brisbane Powerhouse in August. The sessions will breathe new life into the iconic albums of Jimi Hendrix, Portishead, PJ Harvey and The Black Crowes and the soundtracks to Twin Peaks and Pulp Fiction.

For ticketing information call (07) 3358 8600 or visit brisbanepowerhouse.org

THE LONG PLAYER SESSIONS TOUR DATES

New weekly event "In Music We Trust" at the Public Bar in Melbourne this month!

Trusty Chords Music has announced a new event: In Music We Trust which is a month of free Sunday early evening shows. Each show starts at 3pm all throughout January at the Public Bar in North Melbourne. The shows will feature performances from interstate musicians and up and coming local talents.

Sunday January 6th – Apes + Contrast
Sunday January 13th – Andrew McDonald + Ben Cue

Gig Announcements: Dead Letter Circus, Andy White and Kavisha Mazzella, The Griswolds and more!

In this issue: Dead Letter Circus play one last show before heading to India, Andy White and Kavisha Mazzella perform at Flying Saucer Club, The Griswolds announce EP launch and more!

Dead Letter Circus performing at The Zoo

Dead Letter Circus have spent the past 18 months touring in the USA and the UK. Now they’re back and ready to test out their new material from their upcoming album.

Gig Announcements: The Snowdroppers, New Year's Eve at the Espy, Skyways Are Highways, Yousef and more!

THE SNOWDROPPERS

In this issue: The Snowdroppers launching "White Dress" at the Espy, Something For Kate and Spiderbait taking to the Espy this NYE, Skyways Are Highways are set to launch their new album at The Evelyn and more!

The Snowdroppers at the Espy This November

Goodgod Long Birthday Nights Line Up Announced!

Sydney's premiere party house, the Goodgod Small Club, will be turning two this September and to celebrate, they've organised two epic parties to take place over the long weekend! Last year's Birthday Nights festival saw over 2000 people attend and won the Best Music Event award in FBi's SMAC Awards.

The line ups for this year's parties are amazing, check them out and mark the dates on your calendar!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Melbourne's Ding Dong Lounge to reopen in July.

The saga of Melbourne’s venues coming and going over the last few years keeps on going with The Ding Dong lounge reopening it’s doors on Friday the 6th July. The place has received some major reworks after the German restaurant downstairs was damaged in a fire late last year. Since then, the venue has had to close its doors.

Venue News: Annandale Hotel celebrates 12th birthday.

The Annandale Hotel in Sydney will celebrate its 12th birthday with gigs galore over two weekends, from July 5th to July 14th. Check out some shows at one of the iconic live music venues in Sydney!

'Cheap Thrills' launches at Brisbane's Judith Wright Centre in May!

Brisbane's Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts will be launching a new series of all-ages concerts in May, called 'Cheap Thrills'!

Kim Boekbinder for Residency at the Evelyn Hotel

New York artist Kim Boekbinder has recently announced that she will be holding a residency at Melbourne's Evelyn Hotel through April. Having been based in Melbourne whilst working on her second solo album, Boekbinder will be joined by some talented local artists as she turns the Evelyn into a platform from where she will unleash her latest musical creations.

Kim Boekbinder at the Evelyn Hotel - April 2012

April 11

Sydney's ivy Presents: A Stellar Line Up of DJs

Sydney's ivy bar has released its line up of entertainment for April, and it's jam-packed with some serious talent. Featuring some world-class DJs as well as awesome homegrown talent, ivy promises to be one of the premier venues to party through April.

IVY PRESENTS...

Sat 31 March - Chinese Laundry Garden Party @ ivy bar & The Den
Headliners: Freestylers (UK), Marten Horger (GER) & Boy 8 Bit (UK)

Annandale Hotel still selling bricks and hosting three SLAM shows

One of Sydney's most recognisable venues, the Annandale Hotel is more than just a music venue; it's an institution. It is known Australia wide as a stepping stone for young bands and artists to pursue their dreams of rock and roll fame and now it is time to give back to a place that has given the Australian music scene so much.