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Jessica Mauboy
TO THE END OF THE EARTH

NATIONAL TOUR
NOVEMBER 2013 & JANUARY 2014
TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY AUGUST 5 FROM 2PM

BRAND NEW SINGLE TO THE END OF THE EARTH AVAILABLE JULY 17, 2013

Following on from a phenomenal year that saw Jessica Mauboy receive rave reviews and an ACCTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the smash Aussie film The Sapphires, Jess is back with a brand new single To The End Of The Earth and a National tour presented by NESCAFE, to celebrate its global 75th anniversary.


To The End Of The Earth co- written by Jess and LA songwriters Jaden Michaels, Ben Berger & Ryan McMahon, is the first single from her forthcoming 3rd studio album due for release later this year.

Produced by LA songwriter/producers ‘Captain Cuts’, To The End Of The Earth is an up tempo pop track that has its feet firmly on the dance floor!

Jessica will be performing the song for the first time at the State Of Origin decider in Sydney on Wednesday July 17. The State Of Origin will be broadcast from 8.10pm on Channel 9, WIN & NBN Networks.

The NESCAFÉ presents Jessica Mauboy To The End Of The Earth Tour dates will see Jess hit all major metro and many regional centres across the country and will feature all her biggest hits including songs from The Sapphires and brand new songs from her forthcoming album.

"I am incredibly pumped to be getting out and performing again. It's so exciting to be sharing all my new music and I can't wait for everyone to hear it. I am going to take you on a whole other journey!” Jessica Mauboy.




NESCAFÉ presents
Jessica Mauboy
To The End Of The Earth Tour

Tour Dates:

NOVEMBER 2013

Saturday November 2 Perth Arena, Perth

Thursday November 7 Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide

Saturday November 9 The Plenary, Melbourne

Wednesday November 13 Wollongong Entertainment Centre, Wollongong

Thursday November 14 Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle

Friday November 15 Sydney, Star Event Centre

Sunday November 17 Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin

Tuesday November 19 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane

Wednesday November 20 Jupiters Casino, Gold Coast

Friday November 22 Events Centre, Caloundra

Sunday November 24 Moncrieff Theatre, Bundaberg

Tuesday November 26 Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton

Wednesday November 27 The Halls, Mackay Entertainment Centre

Friday November 29 Townsville Entertainment Centre

JANUARY 2014


Wednesday January 8 Empire Theatre, Toowoomba

Thursday January 9 Coffs Ex Services, Coffs Harbour

Friday January 10 Lismore Workers, Lismore

Saturday January 11 Glasshouse, Port Macquarie

Sunday January 12 Tamworth Entertainment Centre, Tamworth

Tuesday January 14 Club Forster, Forster

Friday January 17 Evan Theatre, Panthers, Penrith

Saturday January 18 AIS, Canberra

Sunday January 19 Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury

Tuesday January 21 Eastbank Centre, Shepparton

Wednesday January 22 Bendigo Stadium, Bendigo

Thursday January 23 Wendouree Centre For Performing Art, Ballarat

Friday January 24 Geelong Arena, Geelong


Tickets on sale from 2PM, Monday August 5
*Maximum 10 tickets per person
Book through Ticketek ticketek.com.au or venue box office




Jessica Mauboy has sold over 1.8 million units in Australia and has achieved 10 x Top 20 multiple platinum selling ARIA singles. ‘Her debut album ‘Been Waiting’, achieved double platinum sales and garnered Jessica seven ARIA Award nominations.

Her follow up album ‘Get ‘Em Girls’, was a top 10 ARIA album and spawned 4 multi platinum selling singles. Jessica has been awarded numerous awards including 2009 ARIA Award for Highest Selling single, MTV Australia Award, ARIA #1 chart award, APRA Award, 7 Deadly Awards (Indigenous Achievement Awards), 3 NT Indigenous Music Awards, 2 IT List Awards and an ACCTA & AFCA for Best Supporting Actress for her work in The Sapphires.

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RICKY MARTIN LIVE

May 28th 2013 00:06
RICKY MARTIN LIVE

THE GRAMMY WINNING GLOBAL SUPERSTAR AND CURRENT COACH ON THE VOICE WILL MAKE HIS HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED RETURN TO CONCERT STAGES ACROSS AUSTRALIA IN OCTOBER 2013 - TICKETS ON SALE FROM 12PM, MONDAY JUNE 3


A full-scale spectacle... More than ever, Ricky Martin is an all-around showman: a singer whose baritone can be as dramatic or flirtatious as he wants... He’s a charmer... And he filled the concert with joyful pop"
– New York Times


Image: Daily Telegraph


NINE LIVE and Sony Music Entertainment are proud to announce that GRAMMY winning music superstar Ricky Martin will launch an eagerly-awaited Australian concert tour this coming October (See full dates below).

Just prior to his recent starring turn on Broadway, Ricky Martin delighted sold-out audiences and critics with extensive stadium and arena concerts across Latin America, The United States, Europe and Asia.

Now, after reconnecting with his Australian fans through his participation in The Voice and the release of his already Gold-certified Ricky Martin Greatest Hits Souvenir Edition, Martin will once again share his high-energy live show with his first Australian concerts in 10 years.

"I am so excited to bring my music back to the stage again and see all of my loving & loyal Aussie fans up close. I am looking forward to playing some new material, some of the classics and a few surprises" says Martin.

Ricky Martin is the leading Latin Music figure of his generation - beloved by fans worldwide for his instinctive understanding of rhythm, passion for performing, and equal compassion for giving. Declared "an international pop icon and Latin Music’s Global Ambassador" by Billboard and recognised by the Latin Recording Academy as it’s youngest-ever "Person of the Year" honouree, Ricky Martin has now sold over 70 million albums. His impressive list of accomplishments also boasts 95 platinum records, 6 No:1 Billboard albums, 11 No:1 hit songs, 2 American Music Awards, 8 World Music Awards, 10 Billboard Awards, 8 MTV Music Video Awards, and more than 12 million social media followers, ...and on-stage, he is one of the world’s most captivating performers:

A natural showman, Martin came out at mach speed & rarely let up on the furious tempo -Chicago Sun-Times


ADVANCE RICKY MARTIN LIVE TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ALL VISA CREDIT, DEBIT AND PREPAID CARDHOLDERS FROM 12PM (LOCAL TIME) WEDNESDAY, 29 MAY 2013 UNTIL 12PM (LOCAL TIME) FRIDAY 31 MAY 2013 OR UNTIL PRESALE TICKETS SELL OUT AT VISAENTERTAINMENT.COM.AU

TICKETS ON SALE FROM 12PM, MONDAY JUNE 3 - MAXIMUM 10 TICKETS PER PERSON

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THE LOVE JUNKIES

May 22nd 2013 23:35
THE LOVE JUNKIES
MAYBELENE


The Love Junkies aren’t angry youth looking to rebel against society. They aren’t conservatorium virtuosos trying to push the boundaries of musical experimentation. They aren’t aiming at stadiums, but if they got there that’d be cool.

They were just a bunch of mates from Perth playing rock n roll, having a few beers, keeping an ear to the ground for a good party and writing some great tunes.

But then in late 2012, triple j found their screaming party anthem Oxymoron on Unearthed. And then NME stumbled across their tunes, listing them in the top five Australian bands to watch in 2013.

The global music bible set things into top gear with invitations starting to flow including securing slots at Southbound, Perth Big Day Out and Groovin’ the Moo. The band also turned the heads of British India, supporting their recent national tour on what was

The Love Junkies’ first trip east, wowing crowds and gaining a slew of new fans. Delivering on that early promise, The Love Junkies are ready to unveil their debut long-play Maybelene.

A quickfire collection of tracks channelling everyone from Mudhoney and The Pixies to Roland S Howard and Blur,

Maybelene manages to capture the exact excitement and raw energy of their live show in what is a pure rock record.

Recorded in the band’s home town of Perth WA by Japan-based Canadian producer Alan Brey, the album featuring their breakthrough single Oxymoron as well as the title track Maybelene and live favourite Black Sheep Blues.



The Love Junkies are supporting the new album with their first headline tour around Australia this June, followed by extensive WA dates with Grinspoon.

June 2: State of the Art @ Perth Concert Hall- Perth WA

June 8: Mojo's North Fremantle (with support from FOAM, Mudlark and Flowermouth)

June 25: Flinders Bar - Sydney NSW

June 27: Lambda @ Alhambra Lounge Brisbane, Qld

June 28: The Retreat - Melbourne, Vic

June 29: Plus One @ Ed Castle - Adelaide, SA

July 10: The Pier Hotel, Esperance WA (With Grinspoon)

July 11: Studio 146, Albany WA (With Grinspoon

July 12: Settlers Tavern, Margaret River WA (With Grinspoon)

July 13: Prince of Wales Hotel, Bunbury WA (With Grinspoon)

July 14: Players Bar, Mandurah WA (With Grinspoon)

MAYBELENE IS OUT JUNE 7 TH
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Funeral For a Friend Tour

May 1st 2013 07:10
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND
ANNOUNCE OPENERS FOR THEIR MAY NATIONAL TOUR
TOUR STARTS NEXT WEEK!

Opening acts have been let out of the barrel for the fast-approaching Funeral For a Friend Tour. With Sydney hardcore stalwarts RELENTLESS first out the main support slot already, a barrage of bourgeoning local heavy talent has been announced on all shows.

They’ll warm stages before Funeral For A Friend descend on crowds to remind audiences why they’re one of the most enduring entities of post-hardcore. The support list is impressive; including Brisbane high-energy punk rock upstarts DOLLAROSA, Sydney's raw and epic PERSPECTIVES, and up and coming post-hardcore kids ArmourUs for Melbourne.


Funeral for a Friend



Over the course of a decade, Funeral For A Friend have remained one of the most fascinating bands to come out of the UK. Their debut album Casually Dressed & Deep In Conversation has long been upheld as a landmark punk album of the 2000s but it by no means bred a sense of self-satisfaction for the ambitious Welshmen. The five-piece's musical evolution has been heavily documented and it has seen them arrive at the most confident, kickass juncture of their career in 2013.

Having spent almost the entirety of 2012 recording their new album, Funeral For A Friend return to Australia, refreshed and reinvigorated.


Their seventh studio album Conduit (out now) serves as the perfect precursor to this massive Australian tour. No strangers to our shores, Funeral For A Friend have amassed an increasingly large fan base with each of their Australian tours, each time cementing a more a fiery and lasting impression. This outing boasts ten shows through five states, making this Funeral For a Friend's most extensive Aussie visit to date.

Tickets on sale now, and with dates commencing next week, best get yours STAT.

Funeral For A Friend's new album Conduit out now on Roadrunner Records.


Wednesday 8 May - The Rev, Brisbane (Over18)
destroyalllines.oztix.com.au 1300 762 545 & Oztix Outlets

Thursday 9 May - Surfers Paradise Beer Garden, Gold Coast (Over18)
destroyalllines.oztix.com.au 1300 762 545 & Oztix Outlets

Friday 10 May - The Cambridge, Newcastle (Over18)
yourcambridge.com and The Cambridge Hotel

Saturday 11 May - Manning Bar, Sydney (Over18)
manningbar.com & 1300 762 545

Tue 14 May - The Basement, Canberra (Over18)
moshtix.com.au, 1300 438 849, destroyalllines.oztix.com.au & Oztix Outlets

Wed 15 May - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne (Over18)
cornerhotel.com 1300 724 867 the Corner Box Office and Fist2Face

Thu 16 May - Pier Live, Frankston (Over18)
Ticketmaster on 136 100 or ticketmaster.com.au and Pier Live on (03) 9783 9800 or pierlive.com.au

Fri 17 May Fowlers Live Adelaide (Lic.AA)
Moshtix on 1300 438 849 or moshtix.com.au and Venue*Tix on (08) 8225 8888 or venuetix.com.au

Sat 18 May - Prince Of Wales, Bunbury (Over18)
heatseeker.com.au 1300 762 545, Heatseeker Outlets and destroyalllines.oztix.com.au

Sun 19 May - Amplifier Bar, Perth (Over18)
heatseeker.com.au 1300 762 545, Heatseeker Outlets and destroyalllines.oztix.com.au


"...watching them onstage as they commit ungodly assaults on their instruments is an experience that doesn't so much unite the audience as make them tremble in tandem." - NME MAGAZINE
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RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE

April 29th 2013 09:14
XDR (Australia) Cultural Promotion presents
RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE
Swan Lake
The Nutcracker


Australian National Tour
September - November 2013


Returning to Australia to perform two of the most memorable and enchanting classical ballets



The Russian National Ballet Theatre returns for a tour of full-length classical performances of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker in over 20 cities across Australia from September.

With more than 50 ballet dancers, the Russian National Ballet Theatre has toured the USA, China, Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Guatemala, Poland, South Korea and Japan transforming Russian Ballet.

Tchaikovsky's instantly recognisable music set against the wonderfully dark story of good against evil; Swan Lake is one of the most famous and loved of all ballets. This production by Evgeny Amosov, Artistic Director of The Russian National Ballet Theatre, is heralded around the world.

Swan Lake's glamorous set is evocative of the Russian Imperial world in which the ballet was created, while the haunting moonlit lakeside is perfect for the tragic conflict of the human and spirit worlds and allows the audience to be swept away in the vulnerability of Odette/ Odile.

One of the most extravagant theatrical events of all time, the original St Petersburg staging of The Nutcracker in 1890 was a remarkable illustration of the Russian Imperial style at its peak. It is known as one of the superior Russian National Ballet Theatre productions in the modern era. Joined by a huge cast in a fairytale setting, the, current staging is also directed by Evgeny Amosov and accompanied by a glorious Tchaikovsky score. This version of The Nutcracker has all the elements of an enduring fairy tale: adventure, fantasy, good versus evil, and of course, love.

The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded with support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. The basis for the creation of the theatre was the necessity of promising young theatre with high creative potential, both classical and contemporary.The theatre's repertoire includes not only classical performances such as Sleeping Beauty, Scotland Suite, Don Quixote and Gala Concert, but also modern ballets set to the music of Mozart, Bach, Ravel and others.

Artistic Director Evgeny Amosov, graduated from the Perm Academy of choreography and then joined the Ekaterinburg Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet as a principal dancer. He is also a prize-winner of Russian and International choreography contests of ballet-masters and ballet dancers. In 1988 Amosov was awarded the title Honored artist of Russia and in 1990 was the leading solo dancer of the state theatre Russian ballet.From 1993 till 1998 he studied at the Russian Academy of theatrical arts. In 2001 Amosov co-founded the company Russian National Ballet Theatre.

The Russian National Ballet Theatre is a cut above many of its rivals.
- Washington Post

Their gracefulness, perfect edges and lines demonstrate why the ballet, like opera, is such a powerful art form. You can feel the emotion in your seat without anyone saying a word that you can understand.
- The Star Press





Mackay Entertainment Centre
Sat 21 - Sun 22 September
Tickets: Adult $77.90, Concession $67.90, Student $57.90 ,Child $57.90
Bookings: mackaytix.com.au 07 4961 9777

Toowoomba Empire Theatre
Tues 24 - Wed 25 September
Tickets: Adult $87.90, Concession $77.90, Child under 15 $67.90
Bookings: empiretheatre.com.au 1300 655 299

Bundaberg Moncrieff Theatre
Thurs 26 - Fri 27 September
Tickets:Adult $87.90,Student & Pensioner $77.90, Children $57.90
Bookings: moncrieff-bundaberg.com.au 07 4130 4100

Logan Entertainment Centre
Sat 28 - Sun 29 September
Tickets: Adult: $77.90, Concession: $67.90, Student: $57.90
Bookings: Really Long Link 07 3412 5626

Newcastle Civic Theatre
Tues 1 - Wed 2 October
Tickets: Adult $97.90Conc/Group 8plus $87.90Student/Junior $77.90 (under 12 or full time student ID)
Bookings: civictheatrenewcastle.com.au 02 4929 1977

Wollongong Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
Thurs 3 - Fri 4 October
Tickets: Adult $87.90, Concession $77.90, Student $67.90 (A $5.10 transaction fee applies to phone and internet bookings.)
Bookings: merrigong.com.au, 02 4224 5999

Chatswood The Concourse Theatre
Sat 5 October
Tickets: Adult$97.90, Junior/Child$77.90, Pensioner$87.90, Student - Full Time$77.90
Bookings: ticketek.com.au 1300 795 012

Wagga-Wagga Civic Theatre
Mon 7 October
Tickets: Adult $90.90, Concession $80.90, Child $70.90, Student $70.90
Bookings: civictheatre.com.au 02 6926 9688

Griffith Regional Theatre
Tue 8 - Wed 9 October
Tickets: Adult $80.40, Concession $70.40, Member $70.40, Child Under 15 $60.40
Bookings: griffithregionaltheatre.com.au 02 6962 8444

Canberra Theatre Centre
Fri 11 - Sat 12 October
Tickets: Adult $104.90, Concession $94.90, Student $84.90
Bookings: canberratheatrecentre.com.au 02 6275 2700

Capital Theatre Bendigo
Mon 14 - Tues 15 October
Tickets: Adults: $87.90, Concession $77.90, Student $67.90
Bookings: www.thecapital.com.au03 5434 6100

The West Gippsland Performing Arts Centre, Warragul
Wed 16 Oct
Tickets: Adults: $87.90, Members $77.90, Youth (U18) $67.90, Concession $77.90
Bookings: wgac.org.au 03 5624 2456

SaleESSO BHP Billiton Entertainment Centre
Wed 16 October
Tickets: Adult $87.90,Senior/Pensioner $77.90,Child U15 $67.90
Bookings: ebbwec.com.au 03 5143 3200

Adelaide Her Majesty’s Theatre
Sat 19 - Mon 21 October
Tickets: Adult $105.90, Concession $95.90, Student $84.25, Child $84.25
Bookings: bass.net.au 131 246

Moonee Ponds The Clocktower Centre
Wed 23 - Thurs 24 October
Tickets: Adults $87.90, Concession $77.90, Student/Child $67.90
Bookings: clocktowercentre.com.au 03 9243 9191

Geelong Performing Arts Centre
Fri 25 October
Tickets: Adults $87.90Concession $77.90Students $67.90
Bookings: gpac.org.au 03 5225 1200

Warrnambool The Lighthouse Theatre
Sun 27 October
Tickets: Adult: $87.90, Concession $77.90, Children $67.90
Bookings: lighthousetheatre.com.au 03 5559 4999

Shepparton Eastbank Centre
Mon 28 - Tues 29 Oct
Tickets: Members: Adults $70.10, Concession $61.10
Non-Members: Adults $77.90, Concession $67.90, Student $57.90
Bookings: riverlinksvenues.com.au 03 5832 9511

Melbourne Her Majesty's Theatre
Thurs 31 October - Sun 3 November
Tickets: Adults $105.30, Pensioners/Seniors $95.30, Students & Children $85.30
Booking: ticketek.com.au 1300 795 012

Perth The Regal Theatre
Tues 5 - Wed 6 November
Tickets: Adult$97.90, Junior (2-12years)$77.90
Bookings: ticketek.com.au 132 849

Albany Entertainment Centre
Fri 8 -Sun 10 November
Tickets: Adults $87.90, Concession $77.90, Junior(2-12 years) $67.90, Student (Full Time) $67.90
Bookings: albanyentertainment.com.au 08 9844 5005

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
Mon 11 November
Tickets:
Bookings: bunburyentertainment.com 1300 661 272

Geraldton Queens Park Theatre
Thurs 14 - Fri 15 November
Tickets: Adult $87.90, Pensioner & Seniors $77.90
Child Under 12 & Secondary Students $67.90,
Bookings: queensparktheatre.com.au 08 9956 6662

Sydney The Enmore Theatre
Sun 17 - Tue 19 November
Tickets: Adult $105, Concession $95, Student $85
Bookings: enmoretheatre.com.au 02 9550 3666 or 132 849 (Ticketek)

*Check with your local venue for which Ballet will be performed.
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Don McLean in Australia

April 23rd 2013 01:24
Lennard Promotions Present:
Don McLean In Concert

Lennard Promotions present legendary songwriter Don McLean In Concert across Australia in August 2013.

Don McLean galvanised a generation with his timeless hit American Pie, as each generation since its release has discovered, the poignant lyricism and unforgettable melody stirs deep emotion and empathy from all who encounter it, once it has visited it never leaves the heart of the listener, burying itself like a familiar comforting memory only to be re awoken on subsequent encounters.

A once in a lifetime song, from a once in a lifetime artist. This track along with the classic singles Vincent, Driedel, Everyday, The Legend of Andrew McCrew and numerous others confirmed McLean was a gifted storyteller with a talent that ascended his peers and rightfully earned him a place in the Song Writers Hall Of Fame.

As a special treat for Australian fans, Don McLean will be joined by Catherine Britt one of the country's most acclaimed singer-songwriters as special guest at each show (Rockhampton and Tweed Heads not included). Catherine spent 6 years in Nashville and has toured, performed and recorded with some of music’s most respected names.

Don McLean
Born in New Rochelle, NY in 1945 Don McLean was to become one of America's most accomplished singer-songwriters. His early work catching the attention of folk legend Pete Seeger who he performed free for in the latter's efforts to clean up the Hudson River. From these humble beginnings McLean has gone on to release some 29 album (all which are still in print) inspiring artists as diverse as Madonna, Fred Astaire, Chet Atkins, Weird Al Yankovick, Elvis Presley, Josh Groban and Coolio to cover his amazing music. With over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide.

Australia's love affair with Don McLean is a long and fruitful one, he held the attendance record at the Capitol Theatre in Melbourne with 18 consecutive performances, breaking the previous record of Joni Mitchell and was the first ever American artist to perform at the then newly built Sydney Opera House. Through subsequent visits, inspired performances and of course his timeless music, Don McLean's art resonates loudly with Australian audiences ensuring that his visit in August will continue to fuel the hearts of long-time fans and music lovers across the nation.

Lennard Promotions Present
Don McLean In Concert
*Tickets Onsale 29th April



15TH. AUGUST WIN ENT. CENTRE, WOLLONGONG
with special guest Catherine Britt
132 849 ticketek.com.au

16TH. AUGUST WREST POINT ENT. CENTRE, HOBART
with special guest Catherine Britt
1300 795 257 tixtas.com.au

17TH. AUGUST ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE, HAMER HALL
with special guest Catherine Britt
136 100 ticketmaster.com.au

19TH. AUGUST CONCERT HALL, PERTH
with special guest Catherine Britt
132 849

21ST. AUGUST THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE
with special guest Catherine Britt
8225 8888 venuetix.com.au

23RD.AUGUST QPAC CONCERT HALL, BRISBANE
with special guest Catherine Britt
136 246 qtix.com.au

24TH. AUGUST GREAT WESTERN HOTEL, ROCKHAMPTON
1300 762 545 oztix.com.au

25TH. AUGUST TWIN TOWNS, TWEED HEADS
1800 014 014 twintowns.com.au

29TH. AUGUST CANBERRA THEATRE, CANBERRA
with special guest Catherine Britt
6275 2700

30TH. AUGUST ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY
with special guest Catherine Britt
132 849

31ST. AUGUST EVAN THEATRE, PENRITH
with special guest Catherine Britt
penrith.panthers.com.au (02) 4720 5555

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MARTHA WAINWRIGHT AUSTRALIAN TOUR

April 23rd 2013 01:20
MARTHA WAINWRIGHT AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

Friday 31st May The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD

Saturday 1st June Byron Theatre Byron Bay NSW

Sunday 2nd June Byron Theatre Byron Bay NSW

Thursday 6th June Sydney Opera House Sydney, NSW



Saturday 8th June Lizotte's, Newcastle NSW

Sunday 9th June Lizotte's, Newcastle NSW

Thursday 13th June Dark Mofo - Theatre Royal Hobart TAS

Friday 14th June Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne VIC

Saturday 15th June Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne VIC

Sunday 16th June Memorial Hall, Leongatha VIC

Thursday 20th June Dunstan Playhouse Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Saturday 22nd June Astor Theatre Perth WA

For more info and full ticket details please visit
gaynorcrawford.com | marthawainwright.com

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The London Klezmer Quartet

February 3rd 2013 03:33
The London Klezmer Quartet
5 Week Australian Tour



The London Klezmer Quartet (LKQ) return to Australia for a five-week national tour of the festival circuit and major venues from 28 February. And they have a hot new album with them!

In "stylish performances from four highly accomplished and in-demand musicians'" (Folk Roots Magazine) this all-female band will take Australian concert and festival audiences on a Jewish musical odyssey from Eastern Europe to Australia via the Balkans, Thailand, Turkey, the US and London.

Klezmer is the traditional celebratory and soulful music of Jewish Eastern Europe. From kley zemer (Hebrew: vessels of song) - music that kept Yiddish wedding parties on their feet for days!

Ilana Cravitz (fiddle), Susi Evans (clarinet), Carol Isaacs (accordion), and Australia's own Indra Buraczewska (double bass) bring world music fans and fine music lovers the whirling, irresistible energy of Klezmer. You will want to laugh, to cry, and most of all... to dance!

London Klemzer Quartet
The London Klezmer Quartet is a dynamic group of performers much in demand on the UK folk, world and pop music scenes.


Ilana Cravitz, violin As a classically trained violinist with post-graduate studies at the Royal College of Music, London, Ilana has developed an extraordinary talent for playing klezmer fiddle and is highly respected as a performer and educator in this tradition. Her book, Klezmer Fiddle - A How-To Guide, is published by Oxford University Press, and is described by Folk Roots magazine as "the best exposition I've come across of Eastern European-style Jewish fiddle playing... Highly recommended." She has introduced hundreds of people of all ages to klezmer through her playing and via courses and workshops at universities and conservatoires, and at events like the Genius of the Violin Festival and Fiddles on Fire. She is also specializes in dance calling for klezmer keilidhs under the banner 'Hopkele'.

Susi Evans, clarinet Susi's performances have inspired press reviews remarking on her "nimble solo features and excellent tone control" (The Scottish Herald), and "infectious enthusiasm" (Oxford Times). Susi also fronts She'koyokh - a band she co-founded 10 years ago that not only enjoys a considerable following in Europe, but also was nominated for Best Group in the Songlines World Music Awards 2012 and will be performing on the BBC Radio 3 stage at WOMAD this year (2012). Susi also appears regularly on the West End stage in the award-winning show War Horse and is much in demand for concerts and recordings with international artists. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a first class degree in 2004 and has studied in Istanbul with acclaimed clarinettist Selim Sesler.

Carol Isaacs, piano accordion A classically trained pianist, Carol works as a keyboard player and accordionist in the pop and world music fields. She has recorded and toured with many international artists including Sinead O’Connor (Ireland), The Indigo Girls (US), Bonnie Raitt (US), Joan Baez (US), Jackson Browne (US), Sam Brown (UK), Squeeze (UK), Midge Ure (UK), Latin Quarter (UK), Robert Palmer (UK), Natacha Atlas (Egypt), Sheik Taha (Egypt), Ahmed Mukhtar (Iraq), Abdel Ali Slimani (Algeria), Guesch Patti (France), Phongsit Khampee and Surachai Janthimatorn (Thailand).

Indra Buraczewska, double bass After graduating from the Victorian College of Arts (Australia) as a classical violinist, Indra discovered the wonderful world of the bass. She has played a multitude of genres, from original pop and Balkans to jazz and funk. Touring throughout Europe, Indra has played at the Edinburgh and Galway festivals, and in Australia has appeared at major festivals including Woodford, the Falls Festival, Earthcore and the National Folk Festival. She played bass for the gypsy trio Vardos for the past six years and is currently a member of an exciting new Balkans quartet Byzantine Blue. Indra first joined the London Klezmer Quartet for their 2012 Australian tour and features on their new album, Butterfield Green, N16, recorded in London in September 2012.



2013 Australian Tour Program:

28 Feb Kulcha, Fremantle (WA)

1 Mar Bunbury, Eliot St Bar, Burlington Hotel

2-3 Mar Nannup Music Festival (WA)

7 Mar Melbourne Recital Centre (Salon auditorium) SOLD OUT!

8-11 Mar Port Fairy Folk Festival (VIC)

13 Mar Sydney Jewish Museum (NSW)

14 Mar Camelot (Sydney)

15-17 Mar Blue Mountains Music Festival (NSW)

17 Mar Camelot (Sydney)

18 Mar Sydney Conservatorium w'shop

22 Mar Castlemaine State Festival (VIC)

23 Mar Brunswick Music Festival (VIC)

24 Mar Famous Spiegeltent, Arts Centre Melb.

24 Mar House Concert (Glen Iris, Melb.) for bookings contact Pam Harris pamharris@bigpond.com

25 Mar Melba Hall (Melb.) Lunch hour concert

28 Mar-1 Apr The National Folk Festival (Canberra)
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BLACK RABBITS Grinspoon

January 16th 2013 05:39
BLACK RABBITS TOUR 2013

Grinspoon have been BRANDED.

BRANDED is the second single to be lifted off homegrown favourites Grinners Top 10 ARIA chart album BLACK RABBITS.

BRANDED is in true style a Grinspoon sing a long rock classic song. Following up the hit first single PASSERBY which saw radio smashing it.

BLACK RABBITS is the bands seventh studio album which they released late 2012.


Grinspoon kick off 2013 playing the Big Day Out shows across the country with a special All Hits set with just a couple of new tracks thrown in.

Phil is also taking part in the Big Day Out Rock N Ride for headspace charity event supporting the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. So look out for him on the back of a motorcycle riding from his Big Day Out set at Gold Coast to his set at the Adelaide Big Day Out, a race through 4 states over 5 grueling days all in the name of raising awareness for headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation.

After they wrap up the National Big Day Out tour the boys will embark on their own National BLACK RABBITS headline tour which will be a whole new live show for fans who’ve experienced the explosion of energy, sound and good time rock ‘n roll that is Grinspoon.

Grinners


LINKS

www.GRINSPOON.com.au
facebook.com/Grinspoon
twitter.com/GRINSPOON


SPA, Fasterlouder and Channel V are proud to present the ‘Black Rabbits’ tour.

BLACK RABBITS TOUR 2013

Fri 15-Mar-13 Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
Sat 16-Mar-13 Metro, Sydney NSW
Thu 21-Mar-13 The Gov, Adelaide SA
Fri 22-Mar-13 The HiFi, Melbourne VIC
Fri 05-Apr-13 Prince of Wales, Bunbury WA
Sat 06-Apr-13 Capitol, Perth WA
Thu 11-Apr-13 Waves, Wollongong NSW
Fri 12-Apr-13 Capital, Wagga Wagga NSW
Sat 13-Apr-13 ANU Bar, Canberra ACT
Sun 14-Apr-13 New Albury Hotel, Albury NSW
Wed 17-Apr-13 Entrance Leagues, Entrance NSW
Thu 18-Apr-13 Panthers, Newcastle NSW
Fri 19-Apr-13 Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour NSW
Sat 20-Apr-13 The Big Pineapple Music Festival, Woombye (Sunshine Coast) QLD
Sun 21-Apr-13 Cooly, Gold Coast QLD
Wed 24-Apr-13 Bended Elbow, Geelong VIC
Thu 25-Apr-13 Pier Live, Frankston VIC
Fri 26-Apr-13 Inferno, Traralgon VIC
Sat 27-Apr-13 Ferntree Gully Hotel, Ferntree Gully VIC


For further information on ticketing and tour details head to www.grinspoon.com
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The 2012 Laneway Festival

January 27th 2012 00:51
You’ll find a heady mix of artists in this, the 2012 St Jerome’s Laneway Festival line-up announcement. There’s the ground-breaking, the genre-bending, your recent discoveries and your soon-to-be new favourites. But one thing unites them all: they are spine-tinglingly great live. Say that five times.



The 2012 Australian event returns to the five venues that have established Laneway as one of the most unique events in the country. The banks of Melbourne’s Maribyrong river, the historic sandstone buildings of Sydney’s College of the Arts, the tree-lined laneways just minutes from the Brisbane CBD, the lush grounds of the Perth Cultural Centre, and a new, expanded site at University of SA will provide the backdrop for 2012’s most exciting indie line-up.

Laneway continues its ongoing international expansion, returning for events in Auckland and Singapore.

The festival is proud of its continuing association with US based The Windish Agency
and UK promoter Eat Your Own Ears, both of whom return in 2012 to co-curate a stage. This year, Laneway is also thrilled to collaborate with Young Turks, the London label proving to be one of the most exciting on the planet right now. Stay tuned for more details about an extra stage in each city that will boast some of the best cutting-edge electronic acts around.

Over the years, the festival has hosted many still relatively-unknown acts at the start of their careers who have gone on to have major international success shortly after: The Temper Trap, Tame Impala, Feist, Florence The Machine, The XX and Mumford & Sons to name just a few. It’s an impressive record, one we’re determined to uphold.

So here it is: the headliner-free, A-Z, top to bottom awesome list of acts playing at the 2012 Laneway Festival:

ACTIVE CHILD - ANNA CALVI - AUSTRA - BULLION - CHAIRLIFT - CULTS - DZ DEATHRAYS - EMA - FEIST [except Adel**] - GEOFFREY O'CONNOR - GIRLS - GIVERS [Syd Melb] - GLASSER - HUSKY [Bris, Syd, Melb] - JOHN TALABOT - JONTI - LAURA MARLING - M83 - ONEMAN - PAJAMA CLUB (featuring Sharon and Neil Finn) - PORTUGAL THE MAN [Syd Melb] - SBTRKT (Live) - TRIPLE J Unearthed Winners - THE VERY WEST - THE DRUMS - THE HORRORS - THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART - THE PANICS - TORO Y MOI - TOTAL CONTROL - TWIN SHADOW - WASHED OUT - WU LYF - YUCK



ACTIVE CHILD’s heaven-high vocals were honed in school choirs, which kind of makes us wish we listened to our parents. You Are All I See is the assured debut from LA resident Pat Grossi, a synth-y affair that melds danceable hip hop beats and soaring R&B melodies. And harp. There’s lots of harp. It makes for a gorgeous, diverse sound that has seen him tour with the likes of English dubstep producer James Blake and dreamy synth-poppers School of Seven Bells.











ANNA CALVI is on fire. Do a quick Google search and you’ll see adjectives like hot, incendiary, burning and smokin’ thrown round with abandon. Pretty sure it’s metaphorical but listen to her eponymous debut or watch any video of her performing and you’ll see why. The half-Italian, half-British artist’s deliciously dramatic vocals and darkly cinematic instrumentation have won countless plaudits (including a prestigious Mercury Prize nomination) and the praise of Brian Eno who calls her ‘the best thing since Patti Smith’, which is not a compliment you’d throw out of bed.







AUSTRA’s assured debut Feel It Break is a culmination of the leading lady Katie Stelmanis’ years of school choirs (Again! Sorry Mum.), operatic training and her fascination with electronic music. Stelmanis, along with fellow Canadians, drummer Maya Postepski and bassist Dorian Wolf, have crafted a darkly hypnotic album, not quite dance music but made for night-time. Some people call it electro-goth but it’s much warmer than that. triple j and alternative radio have been all over stylish singles ‘The Beat, The Pulse’ and ‘Lose It ’, as they should be. File next to Bat For Lashes, Kate Bush and The Knife.







Nathan Jenkins is BULLION. Three years ago, the West Londoner self-released a 'mash up' album combining music by the Beach Boys with production inspired by J Dilla, called Pet Sounds: In The Key Of Dee and watched it become a viral sensation on the internet within days. The latest offering from the fast-rising, fresh-faced producer is You Drive Me To Plastic, which drops courtesy of Young Turks Records, friends of the festival and the ultra-hip home of Laneway alumni The xx, Holy Fuck, El Guincho and more.







You may remember CHAIRLIFT’s insanely catchy track Bruises from their 2008 debut, Does You Inspire You . Caroline Palochek and Patrick Wimberly are Chairlift and their music pivots around a hazily romantic, fragmented, psychedelic sense of humor and love for pop music. The duo have spent the past year holed up in the spare room of an antique shop producing their forthcoming album, which will be debuted in Australia in live-band form at Laneway. If lead single 'Amanaemonesia' is anything to go by, it’s a massive winner. The clip for said track is directed by Palochek and is fairly mesmerising. Girl can move, too.







Young NYC-by-way-of-San Diego pop duo CULTS burst onto the scene early last year with the irresistible 'Go Outside', a short, sharp burst of hazy bedroom pop steeped in classic girl-group harmonies and Spector-esque production. Little was known about the twosome of Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin, whose almost ungoogleable name and refusal to give interviews befitted their creepy moniker. A couple of months ago, the band decisively stepped out of the shadows, silencing the doubters with their great self-titled LP , a winsome and succinct half-hour set shot through with darker undercurrents that amply delivers on the band’s early promise.







There’s only one word for DZ DEATHRAYS and it’s ‘fucking-awesome’. Fuzzy, scuzzy, wall-of-sound punk of the highest order. The Brisbane duo have been gaining praise from all over the place (a spot in NME’s Top 50 Bands of 2011, Q Mag, Mark Ronson) for their two EPs but it hardly matters when your face is being melted at one of the band’s electrifying live shows.









‘Holy fucking fuck!’ is how NYC’s Village Voice responded to EMA’s former band, the cult outfit Gowns, but it applies equally to her debut Past Life Martyred Saints. South Dakota songwriter Erica M. Anderson’s devastating, poetic, deeply emotional album is nothing short of gut-wrenching. It’s sparse and full of reverb and like all our favourite Nineties girls’ albums rolled into one.











Can’t believe it’s been four years since FEIST ruled Laneway. Time is a fast train, people. Having gone underground for the past few years, Leslie Feist emerges with her new album, Metals, a typically gorgeous, acutely observational collection of tracks ranging from low rumbling and moody ambiences to those more brutal and intense. It’s a worthy follow-up to her already classic, award-winning and much loved albums Let It Die and The Reminder.

In lieu of a festival appearance in Adelaide, Feist will be performing an exclusive, intimate theatre show at the Thebarton Theatre, presented by the Laneway Festival. Fans purchasing tickets to the festival will be able to bundle a Feist side show and Laneway Festival ticket for a special discounted price of $159. That's a $40 saving, so we're basically giving you money! This is a strictly limited offer. The discount is only valid upon purchase of the bundle ticket. Festival and bundled tickets go onsale Wednesday 19 October through lanewayfestival.com.au . Single side show tickets go on sale Friday 21 October through VenueTix.









GEOFFREY O’CONNOR has more or less been releasing one accomplished album a year since the debut of his former, much-adored outfit Crayon Fields in 2006. Not sure what inspired him to lose his Sly Hats moniker for his solo material but his brand new album Vanity is Forever is brimming with sexy swagger that shifts seamlessly between seductive dance hits, suave funk joyrides and modern synthetic power balladry. Proof. Also, his new live show is the bomb, demonstrating a new found confidence that has come with the new throne.











GIRLS (who are not actually girls) have upped the ante with their stunner of an album, Father Son, Holy Ghost, a release marked by classic song-writing and classy production. Critics everywhere have praised the San Fran natives’ follow-up to their 2009 breakout debut: Pitchfork stamping it with a 9.3 and Clash mag proclaiming it a ‘quiet, understated triumph’. Taking cues from the likes of Alex Chilton and Elliott Smith, frontman Christopher Owen’s loverlorn lyrics are perfectly complemented by deft instrumentation and a refusal to get anywhere via just one musical avenue. The album is a slow-burner and, dare we say it, a masterpiece. Spend some time with it and you will be rewarded many times over.







Lafayette quintet GIVERS bring their joyful pop to the Sydney and Melbourne events and take the party vibe Up, Up, Up. Their debut ‘In Light’ is as sunny as its title, with requisite handclaps, tropical beats and electronic samples. Sound familiar? It is but Givers’ are possessed of a restless spirit that helps set them apart from the plethora of Vampire Weekend/Animal Collective 2.0 imitators. It’s fun, but not simple. Mad dancing prediction. Get into it.









‘Easy to like’ says Pitchfork of GLASSER, the one-woman orchestra of Cameron Mesirow; ‘easy to love’ say we. On Ring, the L.A. native’s universally praised debut lp, ethereal vocals swirl above an intoxicating mix of tribal percussion, lush electronics and orchestral flourishes. It’s mystical, yes, but without any of the put-on eccentricity or pretension those words sometimes imply. Glasser’s music, like her beguiling, beautifully restrained live shows, is the real deal: generous, direct and free of any gimmickry, all of it built around Mesirow’s formidable pipes.









East London via Southend-On-Sea band THE HORRORS have come a long way since 2005, when they graced the cover of the NME with eye-linered eyes, big hair, an eff-you attitude and barely a single (the spiky ‘Sheena Is A Parasite’) to their name. Their live shows were a riot – often literally – but did what rock n roll is supposed to do: energise, excite, divide and polarise. Three records on, they’re all grown up and the hype has evolved into almost universal respect. Skying is a wide-ranging, shapeshifting album with an overarching pop sensibility (see: unlikely hit single ‘Still Life’). They headlined the Laneway-curated stage at London’s Field Day in July and we guarantee that they’re as thrilling as ever.









Ten bucks says that local newcomers HUSKY grew up listening to Paul Simon, The Doors, Leonard Cohen and The Beach Boys. The Melbourne four-piece make classic pop, and their influences are as undeniable as their talent for rich harmonies, and artful songwriting. The band have had people talking since winning a Triple J Unearthed competition earlier in the year. They’re obviously hard workers, having supported Devandra Banhart, Noah & the Whale and Gotye and recorded their forthcoming debut Forever So (out 21 October).









You may not be familiar with Barcelonian producer JOHN TALABOT, but you should be. He makes pop-inflected house music, fusing driving club-friendly beats and gorgeous soaring melodies. Check out his Young Turks debut, the Families EP, which features Laneway cohort Glasser on the title track. Hypnotic, adventurous and infinitely interesting.













Over the past few years JONTI has been quietly making a name for himself as one of Australia’s most interesting musical exports. Under various guises, the multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer and vocalist has already worked with Mark Ronson, Santigold, Sean Lennon and the Dap-Kings and producer John Agnello (Sonic Youth). Pretty impressive for someone who is yet to release his debut album. ‘Twirligig’ is out next week via US indie label Stones Throw and it is all summery fun: a breezy, cacophonous album that belies its sophisticated arrangements.











It’s as though LAURA MARLING was born in the wrong decade. Wrong century even. Preternaturally wise beyond her 21 years, Marling inhabits an analogue world where she makes literate, timeless folk music. Previous albums Alas, I Cannot Swim and I Speak Because I Can were both nominated for the Mercury Prize (the latter earning her a 2011 Brit Award and NME Award for Best Solo Artist) but her new album, A Creature I Don’t Know, is perhaps her best yet.







We’re calling it. M83’s new LP Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is the Album of The Year. It’s an ambitious, sprawling, epic 22-track double album and it’s outstanding. We were massive fans of French electronic dream-pop artist Anthony Gonzales’ last album, Saturdays = Youth, (as was, um, everyone) but this is next level. Buy it, put it on, turn it up. Can’t wait until M83 close out the main stage in February.

We are very privileged to be streaming it exclusively this week. Head over here for a listen.







Wanna dance? Same. Luckily, that’s the modus operandi of ONEMAN. Revered for his incredible mixing skills, this London Dubstep king is among the scene's most important. His RINSE FM shows are some of the stations most popuar and throw in his legendary London Boiler Room sets and we can be assured that ONEMAN will get the party started.









Neil Finn is an international treasure (did you see him at Meredith last year? Bloody hell) and thus, we are thrilled to present PAJAMA CLUB, the new project by Finn and his wife Sharon. Borne out of a post-dinner jam to fill their empty nest, the coolest parents in the history of the world joined forces with friend and neighbour Sean Donnelly to create a mesmerising self-titled album that embraces electronica, krautrock, soul and is positively brimming with chemistry.







Combustible Brooklyn-via-Florida outfit THE DRUMS have packed a lot into their two years: two excellent, mostly self-recorded albums and an EP, line-up changes, internal strife, a couple of world tours. Now a five-piece, The Drums deftly sidestepped the sophomore slump this year with Portamento, an intimate and largely autobiographical LP full of the band’s trademark mix of giddy hooks and singer Jonathon Pierce’s musings on heartbreak, redemption, loss and love. Lest it all get too glum, The Drums keep their arrangements spry and wiry, drawing on the dynamics of 80s British post-punk to turn some decidedly heavy feelings into seriously compelling pop.







It’s not hard to get your head around the appeal of THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART. Belong is their second album and it’s classic indie pop: jangly guitars, sun-soaked melodies, themes of heartbreak, redemption and so on. It’s like they sat down and wrote an album specifically for the Australian summer. Produced by genii Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Flood (PJ Harvey, Smashing Pumpkins, Depeche Mode), Belong is an album that both revels in and transcends its palpable Nineties influences. Also, they have a song called ‘Anne with an E’, which is appealing if you are an Anne of Green Gables fan.







THE PANICS have found a wider audience since their breakout track ‘Don’t Fight It’ from their 2007 J Award-winning album Cruel Guards, and rightly so. The Melbourne-via-Perth band have long been a world-class act and their latest long player, Rain On The Humming Wire, is an accomplished, beautifully evocative work, full of incisive lyrics and expansive soundscapes. One for the canon.









PORTUGAL. THE MAN is not a man. It is a four-piece hailing from the fabled Alaska and settled in Portland, Oregon, though their rock n roll mantra of record, tour, repeat as necessary means that they’re not home all that much. 800 shows and six albums in (In The Mountain In The Cloud is their accomplished latest) Portugal. The Man are on the cusp of breakthrough success, though you suspect they don’t care about that much. They’re a jam band, capable of texturally rich, sprawling opuses and europhic singalongs. Current single ‘Got It All (This Can't Be Living Now)’, for example, wouldn’t be out of place on the Almost Famous bus. Makes for a rollicking good time.
(MEL and SYD)







Don’t let SBTRKT's aversion to vowels put you off. The anonymous producer’s self-titled debut album (released via Young Turks) pulls off a series of impressive feats: it's bursting with fresh ideas, and yet it sounds immediately familiar; it’s warm yet gritty, playful yet seriously powerful. SBTRKT’s nuanced, purposeful production is augmented by the silky smooth guest vocals of Sampha (accompanying SBTRKT at the festival), Roses Gabor, Jessie Ware and Little Dragon. It’s a record that marks SBTRKT as a standout of the pervasive dubstep scene and an artist worthy of a mainstream audience.







This year’s line-up is crowded with over-achieving youngsters and Chaz Bundick, a.k.a TORO Y MOI, is one of them. Hailing from South Carolina, the multi-talented 24 year old musician, designer and photographer this year released the follow-up to his acclaimed 2010 debut Causers of This, which had him in the company of blogger favourites and chillwave proponents Washed Out, Neon Indian and Memory Tapes. A lyrically rich, stylistically diverse album, Underneath The Pine has firmly established Toro as an exciting and ambitious talent, one confident enough to move on from the scene that made him. His recent live shows, meanwhile, have been described as akin to ‘a flashy, sex-fueled 80s rooftop fiesta’, which is to say they require your attendance.







The supremely-titled TOTAL CONTROL epitomise everything great about punk: a restless musical spirit and a deep disdain for social networking. Composed of members from various Melbourne indie outfits (UV Race, Eddy Current Suppression Ring et al), the band’s primitive synth-punk singles and already-legendary live show will see them tour around the US and UK (including an appearance at All Tomorrow’s Parties at the invitation of Les Savy Fav) before returning to tear apart Laneway.







George Lewis Jnr aka TWIN SHADOW’s debut album is as intriguing as his upbringing. The troubled son of a hairdresser and a teacher ‘who lived many lives’ (semi-pro footballer, massage therapist, film maker and other things we’ll tell you about when you’re older), Lewis Jnr was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in Florida. Forget is the sepia-tinged homage to his childhood, recalling moments from his youth in moods alternately sweet and sinister, but always compelling. Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear) produced the album and he does a fine job of making Forget’’s 80s-tinged electro-pop sound altogether new. Grab a partner and pretend it’s your school formal: Twin Shadow’s slinky tunes and deep, velvety voice are made for this.







If ever there was an evocative title for an artist, it’s WASHED OUT. Ernest Greene’s dreamy, melancholic pop denoted the arrival of a new scene when his first couple of EPs surfaced a few years back. The poster boy for chillwave proves he’s not just a flash in the pan with his highly-anticipated/lauded first full-length (and Sub-Pop debut), Within and Without. Live, it’s less ‘chill’ and more ‘party’ as Greene and his full live band nimbly manoeuvre his multi-layered pop out of the bedroom and onto the stage.













Being ‘fiercely independent’ means nothing if your band is rubbish. Thankfully publicity-shy, record label-averse Mancunian four-piece WU LYF (World Unite Lucifer Youth Foundation) are anything but. The self-described proponents of ‘heavy pop’ released their startling first record Go Forth To The Mountain to far-flung adoration in the middle of the year and it is indeed a corker: the explosive mix of organs, echoed percussion, chiming guitar and one of the most distinctive vocalists of recent years combining to utterly euphoric effect. Believe it.







Multi-national London four-piece (and occasional five-piece) YUCK take us straight back to the golden era of Nineties indie rock, a time where Pavement, Dinosaur Jr, Teenage Fanclub and Yo La Tengo ruled supreme. That the band were infants when this era’s defining records came out is very much to their advantage: instead of reliving lost youth, Yuck instead reinvigorate the fuzzily charming sound of a now bygone era with an energy and verve all their own. Their self-produced, self-titled LP, released early this year, is, as Pitchfork put it, ‘a deeply melodic, casually thrilling coming-of-age album’ for a generation who weren’t around for Slanted and Enchanted and Nevermind. If you can imagine that.















BRISBANE – SATURDAY 28th JANUARY 2012
Alexandria Street, Bowen Hills QLD 4006

Laneway returns to a Saturday! That’s right, no more slinking off early on a Friday afternoon mumbling something about a headache to your boss. The festival returns to weekend frivolity and to its adopted home at the RNA Showground. Just a few minutes walk away from the Fortitude Valley precinct and public transport hub the festival awaits. Due to Brisvegas' January heat we have included more undercover areas and shade to ensure you will have a prime Laneway experience. Get up early as doors are opening at 11.30am.

AUCKLAND - MONDAY 30th JANUARY 2012
Silo Park, Beaumont Street. Auckland

For 2012 Laneway New Zealand takes another step towards the ultimate Auckland experience. The remodelled, revamped, refreshed waterfront site of Silo Park will play host to Laneway with three stages, all those showcase boutique amenities and a truly exciting landscape. Silo Park provides Laneway NZ with its first waters edge location, spectacular views to the Harbour Bridge and the towering restored silos to pinpoint this landmark location.

Silo Park was recently completed as part of the upmarket restoration of the Wynyard Quarter. Laneway is proud to be one of the first ticketed outdoor events to grace this new cosmopolitan heart of Auckland City.

MELBOURNE – SATURDAY 4th FEBRUARY 2012
Footscray Community Arts Centre – 45 Moreland Street, Footscray VIC 3011 (Subject to Council approval)

There couldn’t be a better location for the Melbourne event than the banks of the Maribyrong River. The generous assistance of our friends at the Footscray Community Arts Centre and Maribyrong City Council (and the Boon Wurrung and Wurrundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nation on whose grounds the event takes place) enables punters to catch their favourite bands in a spacious, tranquil and idyllic ... but still suitably Laneway-esque, urban site (cue stages on roads, views of a gorgeous city skyline and sweet industrial vistas). The spaces that you loved will all be there but we've given you a little bit more too - there's a brand new stage in leafy Grimes Reserve and the Car Park stage is moving to an even better location further down the all new 'River Promenade'.

In another very important development for 2012, the Laneway Festival in Melbourne is especially honoured to be naming a stage after one of our local music heroes, Dean Turner and proud to be supporting the Yiriman Project in his name. More details can be found here but we ask that you select the donation option when you purchase your ticket to Laneway this year.

We've upped the local content and, along with the always brilliant performance of a winning Very West band, we'll be bringing you more of Footscray's wonderful arts, markets and cuisines as well all your favourites from Laneway last year.

The public transport will still be free and we're currently working on a bike valet for all of you cyclists out there, so getting to and from Laneway in Melbourne this year will be as easy as the line up is good.

SYDNEY – SUNDAY 5th FEBRUARY 2012
Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) – Balmain Road, Rozelle NSW 2039 (Subject to Council approval)

There will be many and varied developments to the Sydney event in 2012, the most notable being the move of the main stage to the gorgeous Callan Park Ampitheatre and the addition of another stage tucked away in the trees behind the Sydney College of the Arts. Don’t worry - the historic sandstone buildings of the Sydney College of the Arts will still be fully utilised, hosting stages, markets and fine cuisine. Following feedback from punters, we are making significant improvements to the transport options to and, especially, from the event with more frequent bus services running to the city centre. Stay tuned for more news on this closer to the event.

ADELAIDE – FRIDAY 10th FEBRUARY 2012
Fowler's Live and UniSA West Courtyards – 68-70 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

Adelaide can look forward to major upgrades to the site following extensive consultation with Laneway fans. The bottleneck issue from the last event will be avoided by the addition of two brand new stages and a one way flow system into and out of the Fowler’s Courtyard: The Young Turks stage, in the recently renovated Law Building Courtyard; and a new main stage on Register St, off Hindley St. A big video screen with vision of the Main Stage, additional food and vintage clothes stalls and a bigger main bar will ensure a premium boutique festival experience.

Click here to see festival director, Danny Rogers, walk you through the changes.


PERTH – SATURDAY 11th FEBRUARY 2012
Perth Cultural Centre – Beaufort Street, Perth WA 6000

In 2012, Laneway will again take place in the urban beauty of the Perth Cultural Centre, with a couple of changes to the layout from last year. The magical Museum Stage area under the trees has been expanded while the Francis Street stage will move to the State Library end of the street and the patron entry will move to the Beaufort St end. The market stalls move across to the Urban Orchard. Look out for all the new upgrades around the Cultural Centre precinct, including a neat little kiddies playground outside the Museum. Our fine selection of foods stalls, located around the Urban Orchard and Art Gallery, ensures there’ll be plenty of fine food for you to enjoy.

SINGAPORE - SUNDAY 12th FEBRUARY 2012
Fort Canning, Canning Rise, Singapore

After the legendary inaugural event in 2011, Laneway returns to Fort Canning in 2012. Demonstrating our commitment to building this show into the premiere music festival event in South East Asia, Singaporeans and their regional neighbours can expect some exciting developments, including the addition of a second stage. Fourteen bands (eight up from last year) from around the world will descend on Fort Canning in February, transforming the event into a bona fide festival experience. The confirmed lineup for Laneway Singapore is now to be announced on October 21. Some final amendments are being done to ensure that the lineup for Singapore is unsurpassed.



**FEIST SIDESHOW TICKET OFFER - ADELAIDE

In lieu of a festival appearance in Adelaide, Feist will be performing an exclusive, intimate theatre show at the Thebarton Theatre, presented by the Laneway Festival. Fans purchasing tickets to the festival will be able to bundle a Feist sideshow and Laneway Festival ticket for a special discounted price of $159. That's a $40 saving, so we're basically giving you money! This is a strictly limited offer. The discount is only valid upon purchase of the bundle ticket. Festival and bundled tickets go on sale Wednesday 19 October through lanewayfestival.com.au . Single sideshow tickets go on sale Friday 21 October through Venue Tix.
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