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Keith Urban
2005 Grammy Nominee
2004-2005 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year
Ten weeks #1 on Country Music Charts

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Sun, 6 April 2014

Basement Discs 20th on Saturday 12th of April

Basement Discs is turning 20 on Saturday 12th of April so they will be throwing a giant party featuring Charles Jenkins, Sweet Jean, Chris Wilson, Ian Collard’s 3 Kings, Tracy McNeil, Lisa Miller, Raised By Eagles, Mikelangelo and more from 11am til around 5pm and a bit. There will also be goodie bags, a quiz or two with Brian Nankervis and Derek Guille and lots of giveaways.

The 20th Birthday Celebration Day is dedicated to a very dear friend Ian Bird who passed away suddenly a couple of weeks ago. Ian was a huge champion and supporter of Basement Discs and independent Australian musicians in particular. Ian’s son will also perform a special song for his dad on the day.

The very next week, Saturday 19th of April, Basement Discs will host their 7th annual Indie Record Store Day with MUCH musical fanfare!

Please get to the store early to enjoy the music of Eagle & The Worm, Georgia Fields, Mike Rudd, Jen Cloher and more more more tbc!

Celebrity MCs Neil Rogers and Ian Bland of Triple RRR fame will be conducting a music trivia quiz that will be dotted through the day between performances, lots of giveaways and prizes, discounts, free light refreshments and more!
Please join your friends in The Basement, Suzanne, Rod, Pat & Stuart for both of these wonderful celebrations.

Tue, 19 November 2013

The Age Music Awards 2013

RENEE GEYER, EG ALLSTARS plus guests Dan Sultan, Archie Roach, Linda Bull, Lance Ferguson & Kylie Auldist, Nkechi (Saskwatch) & Henry Wagons, Remi and more.
Wednesday 20 November 2013 (opening 8.00pm)
at Billboard The Venue 170 Russell St, Melbourne www.billboardthevenue.com.au
Starring:
Renee Geyer, the EG All Stars Soul Revue with
Dan Sultan
Archie Roach
Big Scary
Kylie Auldist
Lance Ferguson
Nkechi (Saskwatch),
Henry Wagons
Remi
Talei Wolfgramm
Linda Bull
Ella Thompson
and special guests

hosted by Chris Gill

plus
DJs Vince Peach, Pierre Baroni, Johnny Topper and Chris Johnston

This is an 18+ event.

Sat, 24 August 2013

YUKON BLONDE (Canada) PEACE (UK)@Northcote Social Club & gigs

‘Monday Night Mass’ feat. CIGGIE WITCH, THE GALAXY FOLK and POPOLICE
with FREE entry plus dinner & jug specials!
Monday 26 August 2013 6:00pm
FREE ENTRY!

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD (’Float Along - Fill Your Lungs’ album preview)
with Nick Allbrook (Pond/ Tame Impala)
Wednesday 28 August 2013 8:30pm
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD (’Float Along - Fill Your Lungs’ album preview) - SELLING FAST!
with Nick Allbrook (Pond/ Tame Impala)
Thursday 29 August 2013 8:30pm
Ticket: $15.00 ($3.00 bf)
$TBC at the door if still available
Website: http://kinggizzardandthelizardwizard.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kinggizzardandthelizardwizard

THE WOOHOO REVUE
with Lamarama and Lily & King
Friday 30 August 2013 8:30pm
Ticket: $20.00 ($3.00 bf)
$30 at the door if still available
Website: http://www.thewoohoorevue.com.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheWoohooRevue

Rubber Records & IMC present UNDERGROUND LOVERS (‘Haunted’ single launch)
with Alpha Beta Fox
Saturday 31 August 2013 8:30pm
Ticket: $18.00 ($3.00 bf)
$22 at the door if still available
Website: http://undergroundlovers.com.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UndergroundLovers

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MARTHA DAVIS & THE MOTELS (USA) @The Corner Gigs

LINDSEY STIRLING (USA) - 2nd show due to popular demand!
Monday 26 August 2013 7:30pm
LINDSEY STIRLING (USA) - SOLD OUT
Tuesday 27 August 2013 7:30pm
Ticket: $35.00 ($3.00 bf)
Ticket + album (digital): $45.00 ($4.00 bf)
Guests: DJ Kuya
Website: http://www.lindseystirling.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lindseystirlingmusic

JAPANDROIDS (Canada) - SELLING FAST! 2nd show due to popular demand!
Wednesday 28 August 2013 8:00pm
Ticket: $46.00 ($4.00 bf)
Guests: Drunk Mums
Website: http://japandroids.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/japandroids

ASH (Ireland) performing ‘1977′ - SELLING FAST! 2nd show due to popular demand!
Thursday 29 August 2013 7:30pm
Ticket: $59.00 ($4.00 bf)
Ticket + Tshirt: $95.00 ($5.00 bf)
Guests: The Staffords + Suzie Stapleton
Website: http://www.ash-official.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ash

THE FAUVES (25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee show)
Saturday 31 August 2013 8:30pm
Ticket: $20.00 ($3.00 bf)
Guests: Doctor’s Orders
Website: http://www.thefauves.com/
Last FM: http://www.last.fm/music/The+Fauves

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Australian punk band Nancy Vandal

Filed under: punk music, Gigs, Tours — site admin @ 5:23 pm

2013 marks the 20th anniversary of seminal Australian punk band Nancy Vandal, and to celebrate the occasion they’re releasing a new album ‘Flogging a Dead Phoenix’ and heading out on an East Coast tour this October.
Tour Dates
Friday, 18th of October 2013
The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
with Sheriff + The Australian Beef Week Show + In Hydes Shadow
8:30pm $20 door / $15 Pre
Tickets: rhythmsection.bigtix.com.au

19th of October 2013
Dicey Rileys Hotel, Wollongong, NSW
8:30pm with Topnovil & The Heapsgoods
$15 door / $12 pre + BF
Tickets: rhythmsection.bigtix.com.au

Saturday, 2nd of November 2013
The Reverence Hotel, Footscray, VIC
7:30pm with Sheriff + Wolfpack + Mucho Sonar
$20 door / $15 Pre
tickets: rhythmsection.bigtix.com.au

Friday, 8th of November 2013
The Zoo, Fortitude Valley, QLD
8:00pm with 1.1.1 and Spike City
$20 Door / $15+bf Presale
Tickets:: rhythmsection.bigtix.com.au and zoo.oztix.com.au

Saturday, 9th of November 2013
Miami Tavern Sharks Bar, Miami, QLD
8:00pm with 1.1.1 and Spike City
$20 Door / $15+bf Presale
Tickets: rhythmsection.bigtix.com.au

Saturday, 16th of November 2013
The Metro Lair, Sydney, NSW
7:30pm with Chinese Burns Unit + Batfoot
$25 door / $20 +BF pre
Tickets: Metrotheatre.com.au

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Brisbane’s Spring Summer 2013 Events

Brisbane’s Spring Summer 2013 Events to note:
EVENT TITLE: Grease
DATES: August 20 to October 6
LOCATION: QPAC
TICKETS: qpac.com.au

EVENT TITLE: A Truly Gourmet Experience: The Emporium Epicurean Adventure (a culinary journey like no other, featuring accommodation at Emporium Hotel, an afternoon Master Class with acclaimed and award-winning Chef Tony Percuoco and an evening at Tartufo, indulging in a custom-created Degustation Menu with premium wines)
DATE: 24 August, 2013
LOCATION: 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley Q 4006
TICKETS: Cost is $595 per couple book on 07 3253 6999 or info@emporiumhotel.com.au

EVENT TITLE: Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival
DATES: August 25 to 30
LOCATION: City Hall and various
TICKETS: mbff.com.au

EVENT TITLE: Australian Wallabies vs. Springboks
DATES: September 7
LOCATION: Suncorp Stadium
TICKETS: rugby.com.au

EVENT TITLE: Brisbane Festival
DATES: September 7 to 28
LOCATION: All over Brisbane
TICKETS: brisbanefestival.com.au

EVENT TITLE: Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour™ by Cirque du Soleil
DATES: 2 - 6 October, 2013
LOCATION: Brisbane Entertainment Centre
TICKETS: Tickets start from $89 at www.ticketek.com.au or by calling 132 849

EVENT TITLE: Lord of the Rings: Two Towers with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra
DATE: 5 October, 2013
LOCATION: Brisbane Riverstage
TICKETS: Tickets - Ticketmaster 136 100 or visit qso.com.au/thetwotowers

EVENT TITLE: Design for Living presented by Queensland Theatre Company
DATES: 24 October – 10 November, 2013 (previews commence 19 October)
LOCATION: Playhouse Theatre, QPAC
TICKETS: Tickets go on sale August 26 at queenslandtheatre.com.au or phone 136 246

EVENT TITLE: Emporium Hotel – Melbourne Cup Event
DATE: 5 November, 2013
LOCATION: 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley Q 4006
TICKETS: To book contact events@emporiumhotel.com.au or P: (07) 3253 6999

EVENT TITLE: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
DATES: November 19 to December 22
LOCATION: QPAC
TICKETS: qpac.com.au

EVENT TITLE: Video Games Unplugged - Symphony of Legends by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra
DATE: 23 November, 2013
LOCATION: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
TICKETS: Adult tickets start from $49 and concession tickets are available - 132 849 or visit ticketek.com.au

Emporium Hotel - 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006 (07) 3253 6999 www.emporiumhotel.com.au

Fri, 19 July 2013

LEADFINGER, THE WARDENS, TWO HEADED DOG @ Yah Yahs

Yah Yahs Gigs.

Friday 19 July
Leaps & Bounds Music Festival:
LEADFINGER
THE WARDENS
TWO HEADED DOG
Those Teen Titans of Trash - LEADFINGER and Melbourne’s Masters of Mono - THE WARDENS team up for 2 nights of gusset bursting rock action at Yah Yah’s in Fitzroy on Friday 19th July and the Bridge Hotel in luverly Castlemaine on Saturday 20th July. Not sure of the fine details yet but that’s probably all you need to know right now…get yer leather jacket dusted off and lock it in!! Leadfinger are also playing the Powdermonkeys/Tim Hemensley 10th Anniversary at the Tote on Sunday 21st July.
DOORS 7PM, FREE ENTRY

Saturday 20 July
Leaps & Bounds Music Festival:
YAH YAH’S DREAMING:
BUDDY KNOX BLUES BAND
JESSIE LLOYD
JAMES HENRY
JARRAH
DAVE ARDEN
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Sunday 21 July, 6 – 8PM
Leaps & Bounds Music Festival and The Gertrude Street Projection Festival present:
MONEY FOR ROPE (SILENT GIG)
Folks you will need to see this 12 legged, 2 drummer party machine rock it out with no noise pollution – unless you are one of 100 lucky people to have specially tunes headphones on!
This is a special one off show put together especially for Leaps and Bounds and the Gertrude Street Projection Festival when Money For Rope will be seen and not heard. Yah Yah’s will also be transformed into an exotic light filled gallery with a collection of projection artists while Black Cab provide the soundtrack
DOORS 6 - 8PM, FREE ENTRY

Sunday 21 July, 9PM
Leaps & Bounds Music Festival and The Gertrude Street Projection Festival present:
BLACK CAB CLUB SHOW
+ SPECIAL GUESTS

THU JUL 25
MAYFIELD

SAT JUL 27
TWIN LAKES (single launch)

FRI AUG 2
THE ZANES
CHASE CITY

SAT AUG 3
THE MIGRATIONS (album launch)

THU AUG 8
HONEY BADGERS
CASHEW CHEMISTS

FRI AUG 9
TEN CENT PISTOLS (CD LAUNCH)

FRI AUG 16
A DATE WITH ELVIS PRESLEY:
THE PRESLEY FAMILY

SAT AUG 17
LOVE BOMBS

SAT AUG 24
THE EIGHTY EIGHTS

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