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Singing Success
"Brett, you make me sound good!"
Keith Urban
2005 Grammy Nominee
2004-2005 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year
Ten weeks #1 on Country Music Charts

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Sat, 24 August 2013

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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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, 22 February 2013

Karavan! International Gypsy Music Fest/Evermore Thornbury Theatre Gigs

Joe Geia and the Pearly Shells
w/ special guests Kerri Simpson & Nichaud Fitzgibbon
Saturday April 13
egendary Indigenous musician Joe Geia is set to hit the stage for a night of song and storytelling at the Thornbury Theatre Velvet Room on April 13 in an exciting comeback after a short break from Australia’s music scene.
Geia is a renowned singer/songwriter, guitarist, didgeridoo player and influential figure in the development of contemporary Indigenous music. He writes music of bravery and beauty, telling of Aboriginal life in Australia, of the quest for justice and belonging, of history, family
and love.
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The Australian Burlesque Festival Presents:
Empress Erotique!
Friday June 7
A ripe and voluptuous blend of seduction, temptation and damnation…
Enter a world of seduc¬tion and fantasy veiled to the out¬side world. Be swept away to another realm of luscious seduction, veiled fantasy and palpable desire.
Empress Erot¬ique will tease, tempt and tit¬il¬late with sen¬su¬ous and dark bur¬lesque, play¬ful fet¬ish and sizz¬ling erotica.
We invite you to join us on a jour¬ney of mys¬tery and adven¬ture. Fill you cup and drink deeply of the heady and potent concoction of Australia’s most seductive and mysterious burlesque artists as they invoke the Empress Erotique.

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Sat, 2 February 2013

The Rock & Roll Gumbo Medicine Show Fundraiser

Ladies & Gentlemen, step right up for the Greatest Show On Earth!
On Sunday 3rd March 2013, the Rock & Roll Gumbo Medicine Show rolls into town for one show only!
A special matinee performance from 1:00pm–4:30pm at the home of Richmond’s original flea circus, The Corner Hotel.

Guaranteed mad dancing, improvisation and strange inspired gibberish from genuine shamans!
Sexy voodoo cures from renowned snake oil salesmen and wicked temptresses!!
Mystery elixirs available from the bar, sure to cure all ailments and make others more attractive to the eye!!!
Silent auction featuring rare and luxurious artifacts!!!!

We are thrilled to announce an ever expanding lineup, with The Darling Downs just added!
More crooners and rockers, duets and other fine musical treats TBA!

Featuring live musical tonics from:

THE DARLING DOWNS
Charles Jenkins
Kerri Simpson
Kim Volkman
Suzannah Espie
Dan Brodie
Sherry Rich
and Blind Kiwi and his Cigar Box Guitar

The Rock & Roll Gumbo Medicine show features entertainments, potions and remedies for the enlightened!
Attendance is compulsory.

This is a benefit for Karen Conrad & family. Please pass this information to your friends.

SILENT AUCTION; PLEASE CONTACT KAREN DIRECT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE SOME GREAT STUFF, CD’S, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, COLLECTIBLES… ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE.
contact Karen on 0400 527 365 or email karen@karenconradpublicity.com.

Tickets $25+bf from cornerhotel.com, at the Corner Box Office or by calling (03) 9427 9198

Further info:
Karen’s oldest son Grant has Cystic Fibrosis and is now 25 years old. The family moved to Australia 15 years ago when Karen married an Aussie and had to decide between staying in the US and coming to Australia. Australia was the easy choice, in part to seek refuge from an inhumane healthcare system that was focused on money rather than patient care. That Grant has survived this long is tribute to Australia’s world class healthcare system and to his own tenacity and life force.

The average life span for a CF person diagnosed in 1987 is 30 years. Grant has recently been genotyped due to new medical breakthroughs and promising new drugs to treat the disease. Sadly, he was found to have a rare genetic mutation - different from around 70% of the CF population who will benefit from the new drug.

There may be new remedies for other genotypes in the coming years, plus there is always the possibility of a double lung transplant if all else fails. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic illness, which means his younger brother Tyler could pass it on when he reproduces, even though he does not have the condition. A family appointment for a specialist CF clinic in St Louis Missouri has been scheduled in 6 months’ time. This benefit gig is to help Grant and his family cover those expenses.

“The irony of returning home to a US with Obamacare is not lost on us,” said Karen, “We haven’t been home in 15 years because to travel there before now would have been catastrophic if Grant had become ill. I’ve already filed bankruptcy and lost the only house we ever owned due to healthcare costs incurred in the late 80’s. It is hard to overstate the trauma of dealing with a healthcare system that would have denied Grant the medicine and treatments that have kept him alive this long and I don’t think we would be telling his story now if we had stayed in the US. We haven’t seen our family (including my younger son’s father) in15 years so it’s a bittersweet homecoming.”

All of these things said, Grant’s life has never been about dying. For one so young he has made a big impact in Melbourne and beyond as a hip-hop artist and a friend of many. His rap moniker is HTML Flowers and his electronic hiphop duo Brothers Hand Mirror recently performed at the Sugar Mountain Festival. He is also a cartoonist, painter and tattooist. He has many friends and an extended family here in Australia who love him – and his quality of life, although sometimes compromised during times of illness, has been far greater than his diagnosis would suggest.

Visit Grant’s Tumblr project that details his struggles with CF at htmlflowers.tumblr.com, and view his recent hospital video at https://vimeo.com/51750846

MADAM ACNE & THE SCREW-UPSMOONSIGN Yah Yahs

Yah Yahs Gigs

FEB 7:
Sticky Institute Presents BROTHERS HAND MIRROR
MADAM ACNE & THE SCREW-UPSMOONSIGN
GIZ MEDIUM THE CHURCH OF HYSTERIA + DJ PROJECT BRIDGET + DJ SUPERNOWOCZESNA + DJ CASSETTTES & CHOCOLATE MILK + DJ STITCHES IN MY HEAD + STICKY ZINE STALL + STITCHES IN MY HEAD ZINE STALL

FRI FEB 8
THE EUPHORIACS IVY ST SPERMAIDS

SAT FEB 9
DARK FAIR THE ANTOINETTES THE VILLENETTES

SUN FEB 10
THE IN THE OUT NERVOUS THE MIDNIGHT SCAVANGERS

THU FEB 14
THE CITRADELS (ALBUM LAUNCH) THE GRAND RAPIDS TRAPPIST AFTERLAND CONTRAST

FRI FEB 15
LIKE JUNK (WA) HAMJAM THE BEEGLES F- G TEETH (WA)

SAT FEB 16
THE MAVIS’S (REUNION GIG) THE DEAD SALESMEN DUO

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EL-P USA, Mick Molloy, Lehmo, comedy spectacular

Filed under: reggae music, acoustic music, Comedy — site admin @ 2:38 pm

THIS WEEK… Here’s what’s on at the Corner this week…

EL-P (USA) - LANEWAY SIDESHOW
Wednesday 6 February 2013 8:00pm

‘Comedy Spectacular III’ feat. MICK MOLLOY, LEHMO, CELIA PACQUOLA, JUSTIN HAMILTON and DAVE CALLAN
Thursday 7 February 2013 7:30pm

MY DISCO (10th Year Anniversary Show)
Friday 8 February 2013 6:00pm

‘Bob Marley Birthday Bash 2013′ feat. RAS JAHKNOW and RASTA UNITY
Saturday 9 February 2013 8:30pm

STARS (Canada)
Sunday 10 February 2013 7:30pm

‘Super Unsigned Music Festival’ feat. PORTRAITS OF AUGUST (EP launch), MR WOO, STELLA, PALACE OF THE KING, STRADA 9, KARLY JEWELL, MISTRESS OF CEREMONY & DIZZ BEATS, ALANA PORTER, AVANTAIR, WILDFIRES, EXILE and SLOW JAXX & HIS FLYING BONG BROTHERS
Wednesday 13 February 2013 6:30pm

Screen Sect at Bar Open and gigs

MONDAY 4th FEBRUARY SCREEN SECT: CRONOS (Guillermo del Toro, 1993)

SCREEN SECT is a film society night devoted to rarely seen, obsessively loved and criminally neglected cult classics of cinema. Revisit old favourites, uncover hidden celluloid gems, indulge guilty pleasures, or just get yourself an education.
CRONOS: Mexican director Del Toro brings a Clive Barker-esque sensibility to his debut feature film, a tale of ancient vampirism, addiction and immortality. Cronos ably demonstrates the visual flair, wit, emotional depth and intelligence for which Del Toro’s subsequent work in the horror and fantasygenres have been renowned.
DOORS 7PM / FREE ENTRY

TUESDAY 5th FEBRUARY
MAKE IT UP CLUB
The MAKE IT UP CLUB has been presenting a weekly program of avant garde/experimental improvised music in Melbourne for 15 years now, and there’s no slowing down. It features local, interstate and international performers who play everything from the acoustic to the electronic, jazz to rock, harsh noise to lilting sonority; what unifies themusic presented at the MAKE IT UP CLUB is that it is predominantly freely improvised and exemplifies the cutting-edge aspects of the genre/s it derives from. It is the longest-running program of it’s kind in Australia.
DOORS 7PM

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