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The National announce Side shows in Perth & Adeliade

A debonair sense of grace and poise. Richly resonant, profound and somehow understated music that affects head and heart in equal measure. Yep, it sounds like THE NATIONAL are on their way to Australia.


Brooklyn’s favourite smouldering, slow burn indie-rock sons, THE NATIONAL are here for the dream lineup defining the Harvest music and art festivals taking place in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in November. These sideshows from THE NATIONAL now take the band beyond the east coast for exciting appearances in Perth and Adelaide.


REGULAR JOHN Announces Free Show at Newtown Town Hall Hotel

Regular John announces a second free show in Sydney’s inner west, at Newtown’s Town Hall Hotel on Friday September 23.


On the eve of recording their new album, the shows are serving as a testing ground for the band as they try out their new material on the public.



Due to overwhelming demand a  third and FINAL Melbourne show has been added to Taylor Swift’s Speak Now

World Tour, performing across Australia and in Auckland, New Zealand in March 2012.


Tickets for Taylor’s final Melbourne show - at Rod Laver Arena on Monday March 12 - will go on sale at MIDDAY,

Monday September 12 through Ticketek.


City Riots... The Musical Variety

2011 has seen City Riots burst back onto the Australian scene. After being on the road for the most part of the year, this indie-outfit is set to release their second EP Matchsticks on October 7. Before getting too used to sleeping in their own beds, the four-piece are off again showcasing at the decidedly distinguished BIGSOUND music conference, prior to letting loose at a handful of club shows around the country.


Recorded at Red Door Studios in Melbourne with Paul ‘Woody’ Annison (Children Collide, Red Riders, Hunting Grounds), Matchsticks is City Riots’ next offering following ’08 EP Socialize. The question beckons, what exactly have they been doing for three years?


Break & Enter - Free Live Music Showcase!

On the 7th and 8th of September, the Fortitude Valley entertainment precinct will play host to a free live music event: ‘Break and Enter’ a showcase of unsigned acts from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and New Zealand.


Taking place at the same time as the Big Sound Conference, Break and Enter encompasses all genres with acts from pop, folk, rock, hardcore and hip hop.

This event gives artists without the full backing of labels, booking agents & management, an opportunity to showcase their wares to an international and national audience, while also enhancing this fantastic period of live music for punters and music fans alike.


Ragged Company and the Artist Voice presents C.W. STONEKING and guests THE CORNER HOTEL

After enthralling audiences across the UK and Europe, C.W. Stoneking, the guitar and banjo playing, singer/songwriter and raconteur, returns to Australia on Friday 2nd December to perform a one off side show at The Corner Hotel, Richmond.  This will be Melbourne audience’s only chance to catch C.W.’s authentic old-time blues style before he heads north to take to the stage for the first time at this year’s Homebake Festival in Sydney.


C.W.’s recordings and live shows have attracted international attention and praise from critics and audiences alike. ABC Radio National’s Tim Ritchie dubbed C.W. Stoneking’s 2006 critically acclaimed debut release King Hokum, “the standout album of the last half decade”.



Taylor Swift, who is currently headlining sold-out stadiums and arenas on the North American leg of her

blockbuster TAYLOR SWIFT SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011 recently confirmed plans extend the tour into 2012

with dates around Australia, and in Auckland, New Zealand.


Demand for tickets for Taylor Swift’s Australian show dates have been exceptionally strong during the pre-sale with fans

clearly signaling that they want more shows!


CCEnt Celebrates STICKY FINGERS Plus The Best Of The Rolling Stones

This November, CCEntertainment invites you to join some of Australia’s finest musical artists in a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the release of the Rolling Stone’s classic album STICKY FINGERS.


1971 saw the landmark release of STICKY FINGERS: the ninth studio album by the Rolling Stones. Featuring the future classics Brown Sugar’, ‘Can’t You Hear Me Knocking’, ‘Wild Horses’, ‘Moonlight Mile’ and ‘Sister Morphine’, as well as iconic album imagery conceived by the infamous Andy Warhol, STICKY FINGERS immediately went to #1 globally.  Selling millions of copies around the world, the album cemented The Stones as one of the biggest bands of all time.



With their brand new single I Loved You Then in tow,

Loon Lake
Melbourne’s Loon Lake are hitting the road on their Not Just Friends Tour and will be will be bringing their frenetic melodies and infectiously raucous riffs to Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane on Thursday 8 September as part of Big Sound 2011 and will be supporting Street Chant at Great Northern in Byron Bay on Friday 9 September.

Released on July 15 2011, I Loved You Then has been added to spot rotation on triple j and is a sunny garage inspired pop track that demonstrates indie music can still have soul, grit and spunk whilst retaining an inherent pop sensibility.

Having completely sold out their EP launch at Ding Dong in Melbourne and being invited to support Red Riders in Melbourne and Sydney on their monumental last ever shows, Loon Lake have already earned themselves a reputation as a must-see live band.

See Loon Lake on their Not Just Friends tour in Brisbane and Byron Bay:

Thursday 8 September
Black Bear Lodge
Big Sound Showcase

Friday 9 September
Great Northern
supporting Street Chant
Free entry!

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