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Thu, 13 June 2013

Mick Thomas, Mikelangelo, Talei Wolfgram - Brown River – Yarra Songs

Brown River – Yarra Songs at the Yarra Hotel Curated by Jon Von Goes – Part of Leaps & Bounds Music Festival
The clock on the silo says 11 degrees.
On the opening night of the Leaps and Bound Music Festival the Yarra Hotel will be home to all that is the City of Yarra in song and spoken word.
RRR’s Jonnie von Goes will present a night of variety extravagance not unlike one of his BBQ Days or his Stopping All Stations Except East Richmond gigs.
Featuring -
The man who has penned more Yarracentric songs than anyone else bar nobody, the stately Yarra Hotel publican Mick Thomas.
Australasian / Balkan TV wrestling leisurewear model balladeer Mikelangelo.
Talei Wolfgram free of the shackles of her sisters. Brown River soul diva.

James Stewart, Liam Stewart and Stewart Farrell. Stewie, Stewie and Stewie.
The king and queen of Melbourne spoken word, Sean M. Whelan and Emily Zoe Baker.

Born and bred above a shop in Brunswick St Fitzroy, rejected from civilised mainland society decades ago. Assumed dead. All the way from a shipping container in Nowhere Tasmania, Anthony Morgan.
The human super glue that binds the Rockwiz Orkestra Mark Ferrie Bruce Haymes, Ed Bates, Nathan Farrelly, Big Cal McAlpine and more to be announced.
$15 on the door.
Friday 5th July at the Yarra Hotel, Johnson St Abbotsford.
Show starts around 8, doors open in the morning.
The inaugural Leaps and Bounds Music Festival kicks off on Friday 5 - Sunday 21 July.
Check with your favourite City of Yarra venue to see what special treats they have in store during Leaps & Bounds and keep an eye on www.leapsandboundsmusicfestival.com for a full program, more details and information as the event nears.
Find your way around the festivals’ venues with Music Victoria’s free Melbourne Music City app available on iTunes or Google Play.
Leaps and Bounds Music Festival is proudly presented by City of Yarra, Music Victoria and media partners Inpress, PBS and themusic.com.au.

Russell Morris @The Palms/Crown 12.7.2013

Filed under: blues music, rock music, CD Launches, Gigs — site admin @ 2:21 pm

Aussie rock legend and iconic singer-songwriter, Russell Morris, is back on tour with his latest album Sharkmouth. After peaking at number one on the ARIA chart Morris has cemented his albums as one of the biggest this year! Famous for hit tracks such as The Real Thing, Wings Of An Eagle and Sweet, Sweet Love, don’t miss Russell Morris live on stage performing all his hits at The Palms at Crown, Fri 12 Jul.

PRAHRAN MISSION & TRAK LOUNGE: BACK ON TRAK” CD LAUNCH

Filed under: Fundraising, CD Launches — site admin @ 2:18 pm

PRAHRAN MISSION EVENT AND TRAK LIVE LOUNGE PRESENT
“BACK ON TRAK” CD LAUNCH
The exciting new album of original recorded music from a group of musicians who are currently living with a mental illness and have had experienced homelessness.
The project to enable participants to experience the healing effects of music has been run by community serice agency Prahran Mission and sponsored by Trak Live Lounge is now complete.
Back on Trak features seven tracks of original music and lyrics by musicians who have developed their craft over the last 12 months.
Michael Gudinski, Director, Trak said “Music has given me so much and i know its healing powers. I have seen firsthand how it can help people at any age and in any circumstance”.
“It has been a privilege to help these incredible people get their lives back on track. We invited you to come to the launch and witness their breathtaking talent”, Jamie Nasser, Director, Trak.
“The inspiration for this CD came from witnessing the incredible talent in our music group”, Kaz Della Rossa, Support Worker, Prahran Mission.

Tracer El Pistolero CD

Filed under: world music, CD Launches, Tours — site admin @ 2:14 pm

Australia has form when it comes to producing great rock music. ACDC, Cold Chisel, The Divinyls, Rose Tattoo, Beasts of Bourbon, The Scientists, Bored, The Mark of Cain, Magic Dirt, Silverchair, Jet, Birds of Tokyo, Wolfmother and Airbourne are just a few of the bands who have led and continue to lead the way, locally and internationally today.
Adelaide bred three-piece outfit Tracer are hoping to earn their spot on that list soon.

TRACER TOUR DETAILS supporting The Angels
Friday 12 & Saturday July 13
The Governor Hindmarsh 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh SA
Ph: 08 8340 0744

Friday 19 July
Souths Juniors 558 Anzac Pde, Kingsford NSW
Ph: 02 9349 7555

Saturday 20 July
Wenty Leagues 50 Smith St, Wentworthville NSW
Ph: 02 8868 9200

Friday 26 July
Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL
20-26 Canterbury Rd, Hurlstone Park NSW
Ph: 02 9559 0000

Saturday 27 July
Mounties 101 Meadows Rd, Mt Pritchard NSW
Ph: 02 9822 3555

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Fleetwood Mac 2nd Melbourne show

Filed under: contemporary music, rock music, Gigs, Tours, General — site admin @ 2:11 pm

Fleetwood Mac Australian Tour 2013
1st Melbourne and Sydney shows now sold out!
Due to overwhelming demand a 2nd Melbourne show has been added.
Sydney Entertainment Centre - Sunday November 10 - sold out! - & Monday November 11 - 2nd show!
Hunter Valley, Hope Estate Winery - Saturday November 16
Adelaide, Entertainment Centre - Tuesday November 19
Perth, Perth Arena - Friday November 22
Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena - Tuesday November 26 - sold out! - & Wednesday November 27 - 2nd show!
Geelong, 
The Hill Winery - Saturday November 30 - presented by a day on the green
Brisbane, Entertainment Centre - Monday December 2
Tickets for all shows on sale now.

BASEMENT TAPES W/ VIRTUE + SCARAMOUCHEThe Tote gigs for June 2013

At The Tote…
THURSDAY 13 JUNE 2013
AUTO DA FE - UPSTAIRS RESIDENCY W/ 100 ACRE WOODS + HOUSE OF LIGHT
Auto da f are bringing their psychedelic punk sounds to the Cobra Bar. Join them every Thursday in June for Yakuza murder/love ballads, science fiction love songs, Dostoyevskian redemption tales, submissive sex hymns, heavy riffs and sweet melodies, with special guests: Night Walks, Mechanical Pterodactyl (solo set), 100 Acre Woods, House of Light, Autoportraits, Likedeelers, Midnight Scavengers and Horsemeat. Eat the apple…
Doors: 8pm / Door charge applies
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THURSDAY 13 JUNE 2013
BASEMENT APES W/ KING OF THE NORTH + THE WARDENS
KING OF THE NORTH + THE WARDENS. Free Entry!
For those who don’t yet know, Basement Apes Live is a music show produced for Melbourne’s own Channel 31 and filmed live in the main room at The Tote. We feature two bands each week playing a set each and then joining forces for a totally improvised jam session to round out the show.
We continue our run of June shows with a truly awesome lineup this Thursday. Featuring one of the country’s premier rock bands, KING OF THE NORTH, joined by the old school punk craziness of THE WARDENS.
Did we mention that it’s FREE ENTRY!? If you know these bands, you know how cool (crazy!) that is. If you don’t, now is the time to get on board!
Get your weekend off to the best kind of early start. Get down to The Tote and maybe even get your face on TV. Bring it on!
Doors: 8:30pm / Free entry
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FRIDAY 14 JUNE 2013
UPSTAIRS: CHOOK RACE + VELCRO + THE PINK TILES
Chook Race . A heavenly blend of sophisticated flavours for those with a taste for passion. Experience this stunning range of exotic flavours that includes the distinctive citrus flavours of Citrus Blend, Blood Orange and White Grape.
Velcro . Our most advanced blade ever. Thinner and finer, with a low-resistance coating that will glide effortlessly through hair for less tug and pull. Try Velcro today; after one shave, you’ll stop shaving and start gliding.
Pink Tiles . These classic French designs are perfect for everyday cooking with style. With a new titanium non-stick technology coating, they are designed to be both long lasting and classically stylish!
Enjoy Chook Race , Velcro and Pink Tiles !
Doors: 9pm / Door charge applies
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SATURDAY 15 JUNE 2013
SHERIFF FRONT BAR RESIDENCY! W/ SPERMAIDS
Winter is a harsh temptress; a conjurer of wind and rain. You need protection. You need Sheriff. Here to protect you from the wild of the city streets, the three-headed beast that is Sheriff will warm your brittle bones with a fiery Saturday afternoon residency at the Tote throughout June. Featuring special guests Batpiss (1st), My Left Boot (8th), Spermaids (15th), The Berkshire Hunting Club (22nd) and Wicked City (29th), this will be your last chance to catch Sheriff before they bunker down back in the studio! With free entry from 4pm, come in and join the party where it’s toasty and warm!
Doors: 4pm / Free entry
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SATURDAY 15 JUNE 2013
DREADNAUGHT W/ RED SKY BURIAL + TTTDC + GUZOLINE
As one of Australia ’s longest running metal bands Dreadnaught have established themselves as a cornerstone for Australian heavy rock audiences. Saturday the 15th of June sees them return to the Tote with long time friends one of Melbourne’s tightest live acts, Red Sky Burial, for a night of mayhem. Also getting up to do what they do best are the gatekeepers of the eternal riff, TTTDC and blues fuelled Guzoline. Tickets are $12 on the door so dust off the winter blues and get along to Winter Blaze @ The Tote.
Doors: 8:30pm / Door charge applies

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Popsychle 20.7. 2013

Filed under: contemporary music, Live Music Venues, Festivals & Major Events, Gigs — site admin @ 2:00 pm

Popsychle is set to run in 2013, on Saturday 20th July
This year Popsychle will host nine bands over two stages with an 18 track free download mixtape.
This presentation of Popsychle is part of Yarra Music’s two week long ‘Leaps & Bounds’ festival.
Good times ahead!
Popsychle 2013
Saturday 20th July for ‘Leaps & Bounds’
9 bands, 2 stages, free download mix tape

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