Day: 24 August 2011

10 Years On: The Legacy of R&B after the death of Aaliyah

August 24, 2011

Aaliyah was believed to be the sole person responsible for aiding the rise and resilient popularity of R&B in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. Today marks the 10 year anniversary since the passing of the American R&B singer who was tragically taken away from us in a horrific plane crash. From her death in 2001, […]

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Song Riff Offs: Syl Johnson (1967) and Jay-Z/Kanye West (2011)

August 24, 2011

With Kanye West being no stranger to controversy in the media, he and his partner in crime, Jay-Z, are being accused of illegally sampling Syl Johnson‘s “The Different Stokes” on their song “Oh Joy”, taken from their new album, Watch The Throne. As it stands, Syl Johnson didn’t receive any request for permission to sample […]

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Theophilus London hitting Sydney and Melbourne next week

August 24, 2011

Trinidad born, Brooklyn raised MC Theophilus London is heading down under to support Big Boi and now Niche Productions is pleased to announce his debut Australian Headline Shows! His debut album ‘Timez Are Weird These Days’ has just been released following the well-received ‘Lovers Holiday’ EP and several buzzworthy mixtapes. London explains, his 11 track […]

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Lanie Lane announces album release details and tour dates

August 24, 2011

Lanie Lane is absolutely delighted to announce that her debut album ‘To The Horses’ will be released on Ivy League Records on October 14 2011. The album release will be followed by Lanie’s first national headline tour through October and November. Recorded and mixed over a grand total of four days with her band at […]

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Rock ‘n’ roll Sydney-siders Rockets to tour in September and October

August 24, 2011

Rock ‘n’ roll Sydney-siders, Rockets have been doing laps of their hometown boasting their debut self titled EP that was released in June. Eager to move forward, the four-piece are experimenting with new material at a run of upcoming shows, before diving back into the studio to put down some new tracks. With an early […]

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Pear & The Awkward Orchestra embark on the Put On Your Smocks tour

August 24, 2011

People of the world, have had their cordial introduction to the debut album Smocks! from Brisbane’s folk-pop ensemble Pear & The Awkward Orchestra. This September, the brain behind this whimsical mini-orchestra, Stephanie Barros Lees, takes to the road sans band, for the Put On Your Smocks Tour. Since it’s release on July 8, Smocks! has […]

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The DC3 (ex TISM, ex ROOT!) National Album Tour

August 24, 2011

The DC3 will release their debut album The Future Sound of Nostalgia on September 1. The album will contain the single I Was The Guy In TISM and live favourite Henry Fucking Wagons. The Future Sound of Nostalgia is available to pre-order from www.thedc3.com.au now. To celebrate the release, they’re touring nationally (dates below). In […]

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New Zealand supergroup The Adults to tour in September

August 24, 2011

The faces are familiar but the sounds will be fresh when THE ADULTS hit the stage for their much-anticipated first live shows. Individually, Jon Toogood (Shihad), Shayne Carter (Dimmer, Straitjacket Fits) and Julia Deans (Fur Patrol) are three of New Zealands most respected musicians. Collectively they are creating something new and unexpected. THE ADULTS is […]

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The DM3, aka The Dom Mariani Three set to play their first East Coast Australian shows since the late ‘90s

August 24, 2011

DM3 (aka The Dom Mariani 3) formed in 1992 as a vehicle for ex Stems/Someloves frontman Dom Mariani to pursue his love of classic rock and powerpop influences. Over the course of three seminal records, “One Times Two Times Three Red Light (1993), “Road To Rome” (1996) and “Rippled Soul” (1998), DM3 were critically acclaimed […]

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Ben Salter announced The Cat national album tour for September

August 24, 2011

Ben Salter’s debut album The Cat is out on August 5th, and it’s already receiving critical acclaim, with early reviews declaring it one of the most exciting releases of 2011 thus far: “It is an album to remember: These 12 solidly-constructed songs are asking to be compared to the recent crop of solo albums from […]

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Feel Presents the On The Street series during the Sydney Fringe with The Hummingbirds and more

August 24, 2011

There’s been a lot said and written about Sydney’s inner-city music scene of the eighties and early nineties – and rightly so. For many it represented the city’s most fertile period of musical activity and produced an amazing array of talent who, if they didn’t achieve mainstream success or particularly lengthy careers, left a legacy […]

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Marnie Stern touring this October

August 24, 2011

Marnie Stern is a rising star in today’s music landscape and boy can she shred. But what makes Stern better than any of the other hundreds of guitar wizards is her uncanny ability to somehow transform the most complicated guitar acrobatics into beautiful and concise pop. Hers is an art suitable for everyone from the […]

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Public Opinion Afro Orchestra to tour in September

August 24, 2011

One of Australia’s most exciting (and largest) bands, Melbourne’s Public Opinion Afro Orchestra are hitting the road to launch their new 7” single ‘Mr Clean (Pts 1 & 2),’ available in September on Hope Street Recordings through all good record stores. 2010 proved a watershed year for the seventeen strong ensemble, with breakthrough performances at […]

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Emmanuel Jal announces Australian Tour

August 24, 2011

Straight out of the newest nation in the world, South Sudan, is the incredibly talented Emmanuel Jal. Straightup is very proud to announce the October 2011 National Tour of world renowned hip-hop artist, peace activist and novelist Emmanuel Jal. A man whose music and work has been lauded by Nelson Mandela and Peter Gabriel alike, […]

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The Red Brigade to appear with Papa Chango as part of the 2011 Darebin Music Feast

August 24, 2011

The Red Brigade will be appearing with Papa Chango as part of the 2011 Darebin Music Feast in a combined cabaret show featuring the talents of twelve remarkable women and the afrobeat, dub-reggae, dancefloor rhythms of Papa Chango. Australia’s original Girl Brigade, espousing the motto of the movement that is sweeping the world: “Take your […]

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Mercury Prize Nominee Ghostpoet announces Musica Festival sideshows in Perth and Melbourne.

August 24, 2011

Heralding a new voice in street poetry, Ghostpoet announces his debut Australian tour for Niche Productions, bringing his live band and performing songs from his Mercury Prize nominated Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam album. An intoxicating and heady mix of indie guitars, crashing drums, club beats and spooky synths, Ghostpoet’s music is not easily […]

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Supports announced for the Above and Beyond Australian tour

August 24, 2011

Fresh from the success of their ‘Group Therapy’ album, Above & Beyond have announced the full line-up of their September tour to Australia. Joining Jono, Tony and Paavo on the tour will be Anjunadeep’s mainstay: Jaytech and the ever-innovative Mat Zo. Above & Beyond’s warm-up DJ of choice, the Aussie born Jaytech was responsible for […]

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The Little Stevies announce Homecoming Melbourne Show

August 24, 2011

Returning home next week from their eight week Canadian tour that saw the band drive over 10,000km, play 34 shows, 5 festivals, across 5 provinces and win over a hoard of new fans, The Little Stevies will be jumping on stage at the Northcote Social Club with a swag of stories to tell and a […]

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Cosmo Jarvis announces Australian dates and prepares for album release

August 24, 2011

British singer-songwriter Cosmo Jarvis has already courted controversy with his viral sensation “Gay Pirates”. The self-directed video for “Pirates” has received over half a million YouTube views following a twitter post by Stephen Fry. Continuing in the thought-provoking vein of “Gay Pirates”, Cosmo also released the controversial video to his follow up single “Sure As […]

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Agent Orange announce Australian Tour

August 24, 2011

The original Southern California punk/surf power trio, Agent Orange have been around since… forever. Never bought in, never sold out. Still flying under the radar after all these years, with a loyal following that’s always one step ahead. Agent Orange reach our sunny shores for shows at the Corner Hotel, Melbourne on October 20, The […]

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The Standard to re-open in Sydney as a mid-sized all purpose performance art space

August 24, 2011

Bourke Street’s iconic Kinselas – overlooking Sydney’s creative heartland, will once again redefine Sydney’s cultural landscape, when Level 3 is transformed into The Standard – Sydney’s premier mid-sized all purpose performance art space. To officially crown this new space on Level 3, The Standard is pleased to announce Pajama Club featuring Neil and Sharon Finn […]

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Little Red sign US deal with True Panther

August 24, 2011

Liberation Music are proud to announce that Little Red’s Midnight Remember will be released in the USA on 25 October via Matador imprint label True Panther, home to indie dreamers Girls, Barcelona’s Delorean, Tanlines and Ty Segall. Interest in the band has peaked in the USA since their memorable SXSW performances, and Rock It’s appearance […]

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First details revealed for the new Florence and the Machine album

August 24, 2011

Following on from her multi-million selling, multi-award winning, global smash of a debut album ‘Lungs’, Florence returns with new music and confirms the release date of her forthcoming second album. The, as yet untitled album, was produced in full by Paul Epworth to retain one complete sound. It all magically came together over five weeks […]

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ZZZ Collective win Graphic animation competition

August 24, 2011

Sydney Opera House announced the winner of the global animation competition, held as part of the Graphic 2011 festival of storytelling, animation and music. The $20, 000 prize was awarded to the ZZZ Collective for their film Run Amok. Their winning film can be viewed on Sydney Opera House Graphic YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/sohcompetitions The award […]

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A Breach of Silence announce QLD Tour Dates

August 24, 2011

Brisbane five-piece A BREACH OF SILENCE emerges from the Brisbane Metal Scene ready to unleash their brutal melodic music with audiences on the east coast before heading in to the recording studio to begin work on their debut album. The lyrics interpret the depth of this emerging metal core band and new front man Corey […]

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