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To all members of our TAT family, readers and contributors, who celebrate Diwali..

We wish you Safety, Good Health, Happiness, Prosperity and Good Fortune.

May they all be with you in the coming year.

   HAPPY DIWALI!

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The Docklands precinct is set to deliver a Wonderland of Rhythm as the annual

shakes, rattles and rolls into town with 15 local and international blues acts across three live stages on Sunday 16 October from 10am to 10pm.

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The Blues Music Festival is a free family-friendly event and a foot stompin’ hand clappin’ celebration of continuous live music with an indoor stage under the big top at the Wonderland Spiegeltent and two outdoor stages under the Melbourne Star and at the Harbourtown Hotel.

The Festival is an All-Star All Blues line-up of 15 acts across three stages including acclaimed Canadian headliner Mark Green, Key Grip, Sugar Bowl Hokum, Andrea Marr and The Funky HItmen, Isaiah B Brunt, Dream Boogie, Geoff Achison, Lazy Eye, Doggone South featuring Eddie Boyle, Mick Kid & Dave Blight, Dan Dinnen, John McNamara, MBAS (Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society) Youth in Blues, Limelight, Charlie Bedford, Hurricane Hearn, Felicia & The Tradies, and the EBC (Elwood Blues Club) All-Stars with special guest Toni Swain. The annual Blues Festival is also one of the only music festivals with a large contingent of quality female acts.

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The St Kilda Film Festival has announced an exciting preview of the upcoming 2016 Festival, with details of four speciality programs released and on sale in anticipation of the full launch in late April.

Running from Thursday 19 to Saturday 28 May 2016, the St Kilda Film Festival provides the opportunity for both emerging and established filmmakers, producers and directors to gain recognition among their peers and the general public. Amongst the exciting ten-day calendar there will a range of special programs screened at this year’s Festival.

In partnership with the Palm Springs International ShortFest, a specially curated program from the 2015 Festival will be showcased on Saturday 28 May 2016, featuring the cultural hit Discipline, from Switzerland, where father disciplines his child; he sets of a chain of heightened responses that culminate in a cultural showdown.

Jonathan Marlow, renowned Cinematographer, Film Producer, Filmmaker and Chief Content Officer of movie service Fandor, joins this year’s St Kilda Film Festival as the events international guest. Jonathan has co-curated a program from the American subscription movie viewing service, which showcases award-winning films beyond the mainstream offering.

Taking a step-back in time, the Festival is showcasing a collection of vintage comedy with the Nostalgia program in partnership with the National Sound and Film Archive (NSFA). The program features cult comedy Terror Lostralis; a film classic directed by David Shepherd starring Tracey Harvey and Jack Charles, as well as short film Buckeye and Pinto.

The Festival is also hosting an Indigenous retrospective, featuring short films by well-respected Indigenous directors such as Tracey Moffatt, Warwick Thornton and musician Richard Frankland.

City of Port Phillip Mayor Bernadene Voss welcomes the cultural additions to the 2016 program.

“It’s important to highlight our Indigenous and overseas contributors among our emerging and established talent. Each year the Festival goes from strength to strength, and this year is no exception with special guest Jonathan Marlow, our relationship with Fandor and reinforcement of our partnerships with the NSFA and Palm Springs International ShortFest,” said Cr Voss.

The full festival program including Australia’s Top 100 Short Film Competition, the SoundKILDA Music Video Competition and free filmmaker development program will be announced Wednesday 27 April.

The St Kilda Film Festival is proudly produced and presented by the City of Port Phillip, and is Australia’s longest running publicly owned short Film Festival with a prize pool that totals over $50,000. Award-winning films from the St Kilda Film Festival will be eligible for consideration in the OSCARS® Short Film and Documentary Short Awards.

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Presented nationally by Cattleyard Promotions

Supported nationally by triple j, Channel [V] and Spotify

Tickets to GTM MAITLAND event have now sold out!

With Bendigo selling out on February 25, 2 of the 6 GTM 2016 events are now at capacity. GTM fans from other regions will need to get a moove on to secure their spot at Australia’s only national regional touring festival before the tour kicks off in less than 3 weeks’ time!

Promoter Stephen Halpin from Cattleyard Promotions commented on the Maitland sell out today,

“Thank you Maitland and all the NSW Moo fans who’ve committed to come along for what will be a magic opening event of the GTM tour. We are super excited with the program this year and can’t wait to launch it with you and the Maitland community.”

Tickets are on sale for all other events and 3 of the 6 events will take place over long weekends, so now is the time to plan that road trip with your very own Moo crew!

ANZAC DAY LONG WEEKEND sees GTM visit CANBERRA (ACT) ON SUNDAY 24 APRIL AND OAKBANK (SA) ON MONDAY 25 APRIL.

QLD LABOUR DAY long weekend will see GTM return to TOWNSVILLE ON SUNDAY 1 MAY.

The tour wraps up over in Western Australia so sandgropers can also pack their van and hit the highway to make their way to BUNBURY (WA) ON SATURDAY MAY 7 for a fun weekend.
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2015 LINE-UP- Falls Festival! 

FOALS · BLOC PARTY · DISCLOSURE · THE WOMBATS · HILLTOP HOODS · PEKING DUK* ·RÜFÜS · COURTNEY BARNETT · BIRDS OF TOKYO · HALSEY · KURT VILE AND THE VIOLATORS · JARRYD JAMES · WAVVES · MAC DEMARCO  · MEG MAC · THE AVENER · PAUL KELLY & MERRI SOUL SESSIONS · ART VS SCIENCE · DJANGO DJANGO · GARY CLARK JR. · LITTLE MAY · THE MACCABEES · LEON BRIDGES · ‘WEIRD AL’ YANKOVIC · ALPINE · TORO Y MOI · YOUNG FATHERS · ELLIPHANT · GANG OF YOUTHS · BØRNS · HIATUS KAIYOTE · KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARDWIZARD · MIAMI HORROR · SETH SENTRY · SOAK · OH WONDER · EL VEZ · FLEETMAC WOOD *Byron Bay only

28 ACTS JUST ANNOUNCED FOR LORNE, SEE BELOW
SOME VERY SPECIAL MARION BAY ACTS TO STILL BE ANNOUNCED! 

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Words: Lulu And The Cutthroats
Edited by Max Voice

Fronted by Lulu’s powerful and extremely alluring voice, Lulu And The Cutthroats, offer a blend of interesting yet accessible indie rock with a captivating ambient edge.

In 2014, the group put out a feeler album titled ‘Skeletons’ and sold over about 300 tickets to its release show at The Zoo on May 17th. Building themselves up from the foundation of that success, they followed up with their second EP in March 2015 named ‘Siren’. The two singles from the EP ‘Rescue’ and ‘Untitled (Kitchen Song)’ were both picked up by Triple J Unearthed and have been on a regular rotation via their digital radio channel since, as well as having consistent plays around 4ZZZ and FBi Radio.

 

Lulu And The Cutthroats have combined the endeavors of their recording success with developing an energetic and captivating live show. Lulu commands the stage and stays her audience with impressive vocals, presence, and movement while the Cutthroats combine their years of performance experience to back her up.

 

Together, they really do make beautiful music. If this read stands out to you, be sure to check them out and give them a listen @ https://luluandthecutthroats.bandcamp.com

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MORE ACTS ANNOUNCED! + GENERAL TICKET SALES START TODAY

We’re lining up to bring you one of the finest, sun soaked, summers of your life! After the mammoth first announce including Foals, Bloc Party, Disclosure, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Mac Demarco, Paul Kelly & The Merri Soul Sessions, Courtney Barnett and many more – we’ve added a few more exciting names to 2015 top drawer line-up! All heading our way, ready for an Australian summer romance with you <3

The Ticket Ballot saw all of the Lorne ticket allocations selling out quickly with Byron and Marion Bay not far behind. Now is the time to get ready for General Ticket Sales, which start tomorrow morning at 9am AEST for the stunning coastal towns of Lorne, Marion Bay and Byron with a variety of all ticket types available. Head to the festival website for all of the deets.

 

2015 LINE-UP, IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:

ALPINE · THE AVENER · BIRDS OF TOKYO · BLOC PARTY · BØRNS · COURTNEY BARNETT · DISCLOSURE · DJANGO DJANGO · ELLIPHANT · FOALS · GANG OF YOUTHS · GARY CLARK JR · HALSEY · HIATUS KAIYOTE · HILLTOP HOODS ·JARRYD JAMES · KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD · KURT VILE AND THE VIOLATORS · LITTLE MAY · THE MACCABEES · MAC DEMARCO · MEG MAC · OH WONDER · PAUL KELLY & MERRI SOUL SESSIONS FEATURING CLAIRY BROWNE, DAN SULTAN, KIRA PIRU, VIKA & LINDA BULL · RUFUS · SETH SENTRY · SOAK · TORO Y MOI · YOUNG FATHERS

BOOGIE NIGHTS LINE-UP, IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
(LORNE: DEC 28, MARION BAY: DEC 29, BYRON: DEC 31) 

ART VS SCIENCE · EL VEZ · FLEETMAC WOOD · ‘WEIRD AL’ YANKOVIC

FALLS COMEDY:
ADAM ROZENBACHS · BECKY LUCAS · NAZEEM HUSSAIN · NICK CODY · RANDY · TIEN TRAN

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BEYOND THE VALLEY FESTIVAL IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE 

A MIND MELTING 2015 LINE-UP !

Prepare yourself for a soul-defining expansion of the senses.

With a stunning new location, expanded show dates and a fucking insane line-up, BEYOND THE VALLEY 2015 is THE News Years Eve 

event not to be missed! 

 

BOYS NOIZE/ CROOKED COLOURS / DOM DOLLA / DOORLY / FINNEBASSEN/ FLIGHT FACILITIES / GEORGE MAPLE / IVAN OOZE / JAKUBI / JAMIE XX / JOY. / THE JUNGLE GIANTS / THE KITE STRING TANGLE LAST DINOSAURS / LOVEBIRDS / MIAMI HORROR / NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE / ODD MOB / OSCAR KEY SUNG / 

PUSHA T / REMI / RL GRIME / THE RUBENS / SAN CISCO / SET MO / SNAKEHIPS / SPACEY SPACE / TA-KU / TKAY MAIDZA / TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS (DJ Set) / 

TOUCH SENSITIVE / UV boi فوق بنفسجي /  

YUNG LEAN 

 

TICKETS ON-SALE: THIS THURSDAY AUGUST 13 AT 11:00AM 

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM: beyondthevalley.eventbrite.com.au  

 

 

With a new location set amongst the lush rolling hills of

the stunning Lardner Park and just 90 mins from

Melbourne City, the event promises patrons a one of a

kind experience that will now roll out across 3 days

creating a cultural and sensory experience that will go

unparalleled in Australia. 

 

Festival goers can choose to kick off festivities by arriving on DECEMBER 29, 2015 and enjoy an expanded lineup that will kick off that evening by purchasing a  3 DAY TICKET. 2 DAY TICKETS will also be available on THURSDAY AUGUST 13 AT 11:00AM

 

WHERE: 

  • Gippsland Parklands – Lardner Park 
  • 90 minutes from the CBD
  • Rolling hills, lush parklands, lakeside views

WHEN: 

  • December 29th – Early arrival day (camping from midday), access ONLY with 3 day ticket
  • December 29th – Festival site will open between 4-5pm
  • December 30th –  enter from 8am, festival site opens from 12pm
  • December 31st – festival site opens from 12pm


TICKET INFORMATION:

  • 3 day tickets – available for $360.00
  • 2 day tickets -available for $320.00

The event infrastructure and staff will be completely devoted to fully catering for patron’s comfort and satisfaction in the surrounding environment whilst maintaining our green focus. Food and Beverage service will  again be held to a higher standard than that of other traditional music festivals. With a diverse range of gourmet food options from a variety of different cultures; incorporating Melbourne’s trending food-truck culture and beverages will be provided at a variety of different levels of service including boutique beer and cocktail bars.

 


www.beyondthevalley.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/beyondthevalley

https://twitter.com/btvfestival

https://instagram.com/beyondthevalleyfest/

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Singer/songwriter

Blues/reggae/pop

UP Coming EP RELEASE: Friday 31stJuly

The Wesley Anne, 8pm $10

Presale tickets:

 

Sara Jane moved to Melbourne 2 years ago to pursue her musical journey. Initially playing solo, Sara Jane is now supported by a great band consisting of a super talented and creative group of musicians.

Together they are starting to grasp a hold of the Melbourne music scene with shows at the Prince of Wales, Revolver band room, The Rainbow Hotel, Bar Open and many others. A highlight this year was being selected to play as a headline artist at the St Kilda Festival as part of the ‘live and local’. Sara Jane performed an acoustic set of tunes at Bay City Burrito and had people walking in off the street to listen. She has also had frequent visits to both Sydney and Melbourne for solo shows and is eager to return with the band in the next coming year.

Sounds like: Unique & individual, a style this is very much her own and not easily categorised into one box

 a glass of bluesy vocals

 a shot of funky reggae grooves

 a splash of jazzy overtones

 mixed together with a dash of pop.

The final touch is Sara Jane’s story telling lyrics that resonate with listeners of all backgrounds and ages, as she talks about love, life and all the journeys and struggles with have along the way. Sara Jane has been a regular support for last years ‘Voice’ Contestant Thando and has also worked alongside artists Ngaiire, Dai Pritchard, Rex Goh, Tim Freedman, Kristen Berardi, Michelle Nicole, Lindsay Field and many others.

 

Sara Jane Neep – Vocals/Keys

Joel Macintyre – Guitar

Adrian ‘Jack’ Jackson – Bass

Dan Doyle – Saxophones

Nic Symons – Drums

www.facebook.com/sarajanesings

www.soundloud.com/sarajanemusic

www.triplejunearthed.com/sarajane

www.twitter.com/sarajanesings

 

San Cisco

By Kristie Giblin

Playing on a Wednesday night to a packed out Club 54 in Launceston, San Cisco certainly did not disappoint punters with the upbeat catchy tunes of their Gracetown album.

Full of hits, led by singer and guitarist Jordi who looked completely at home on stage, they played all the crowd favourites including Magic, Snow, Wash it All Away and Too Much Time Together.

The crowd went wild as Scarlett left the drum kit for an amazing rendition of Super Slow, which was followed by the guaranteed crowd pleaser, Run.

The band didn’t get long off the stage before the unanimous chant of ‘one more song’ drew them back and the show ended on an absolute high with Fred Astaire.

If you’re in Wollongong or Sydney, don’t miss out on San Cisco’s final two shows this Friday 29th and Saturday 30th of May, before they head over to the US.

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Australia’s universally-travelled jazz troubadour Bob Barnard is in no doubt about his favourite jazz event – Noosa Jazz Party.

He is preparing to attend the event for the umpteenth time (he cannot recall exactly how many) again this year from 3-6 September – though this year jazz fans are being offered more swing with a ‘prelude’ on the weekend before, 28-29 August.

“As a trumpeter I have been honoured to play at hundreds of jazz parties and festivals all over the world including Los Angeles, New York, St Louis, Denver, New Orleans and Detroit in the US as well as in England, Holland, Austria. Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Hungary, Finland, France, Canada, Japan and, of course, all over Australia,” Mr Barnard said.

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With only two weeks until Groovin The kicks off for 2015, a third show has now sold out.

Maitland has joined Bunbury and Bendigo with sell out festivals, while tickets are still available for Oakbank, Canberra and Townsville.

Keep an eye out on the TAT Music Facebook Page for live shots from our photographer at the Bendigo Festival.

www.gtm.net.au/

 

Plan your festival with the set times below:

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Grooving The Moo is back for 2015 and as popular as ever with the Bendigo Festival already sold out.

 

Other venues still on sale include:

With acts including:

  • A$AP FERG(USA)
  • BALL PARK MUSIC
  • BROODS(NZ)
  • CARMADA
  • CHARLI XCX(UK)
  • THE DANCING ACCOUNTANT
  • THE DELTA RIGGS
  • DMA’S
  • FLIGHT FACILITIES
  • HERMITUDE
  • HILLTOP HOODS
  • HOT DUB TIME MACHINE
  • MEG MAC
  • NORTHLANE
  • ONE DAY
  • PEACE (UK)
  • PEACHES (CAN)
  • PHIL JAMIESON
  • THE PREATURES
  • RL GRIME (USA)
  • SAN CISCO
  • SASKWATCH
  • STICKY FINGERS
  • TKAY MAIDZA
  • WOLFMOTHER
  • YOU ME AT SIX (UK)
  • ZAN ROWE

http://www.gtm.net.au/

Image courtesy of Bars and Nightclubs.com

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December 5

Carrie Underwood – Greatest Hits: Decade #1

She & Him – Classics

Willie Nelson – December Day

Andy Cowan – After the Rain

Wilco – What’s Your 20? Essential 2014

Wilco – Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994

The Flaming Lips – Imagene Peise – Atlas Eets Christmas

Marmozets – The Weird & Wonderful Marmozets

Bastille – VS. (Other People’s Heartache Pt. III)

 

December 9

Angels & Airwaves – The Dream Walker

The Smashing Pumpkins – Monuments To An Elegy

 

December 12

NOFX – Backstage Passport Access

The Dan Band – A Dan Band Xmas

5 Seconds Of Summer – Livesos
Robbie

Williams – Live In Tallinn DVD

Marlon Roudette – Electric Soul

Reigan Derry – All Of The Pieces EP

 

December 15

Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint

Band Aid 30 – Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014)

 

December 16

Dwarves – Gentleman Blag

 

December 19

Charli XCX – Sucker

 

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Albums released this month!

 

October 10

Exodus – Blood In Blood Out

Various – Hit Country 2015

Various – triple j Like A Version Volume 10

Kindness – Otherness

Foxygen – … And Star Power

Absolutely Free – Absolutely Free

The Delta Riggs – Dipz Zebazios

Wild Beasts – Present Tense (Special Edition)

Bryan Adams – Tracks Of My Years

Jessie Ware – Tough Love

Jessie J – Sweet Talker

Diana Krall – Wallflower

Judith Durham – Live In London (2 CD Set)

Tinashe – Aquarius

You+Me – Rose Ave.

Hozier – Hozier

Pulled Apart By Horses – Blood

Lamb Of God – As The Palaces Burn Dvd

Anastacia – Resurrection

Placido Domingo – Encanto Del Mar: Mediterranean Songs

The Piano Guys – Wonders

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By Mairead Bilton Gough.

 

Now that spring has sprung so too have the announcements of this summer’s festival line-ups. Get ready for the next festival season to begin; we’ll be dancing in the sun to tunes in no time!

Here’s what you’ve got to look forward to…

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30+ Bands, 2 Stages, rocking 1 iconic venue! This winter they’re hitting home, and Sydney better be ready!
Fresh in town from its extended tour in Adelaide and Melbourne, UBERfest is ready to rock the walls of this town’s newest hot venue, the relaunched Lewisham Hotel (Sat 16 Aug). If the roaring success of the festival in SA and Vic is anything to go by, the diverse line-up will be lapped up by local music lovers.
This will be UBERfest’s fourth season in Sydney, and the mix of genres will please all audiences. The Billy Hyde Stage will offer mostly hard rock and metal, whilst the Zen Studios Stage will display a tasty range of acoustic acts and some pop/indie bands, which later in the day will be followed by talented hip hop and DJs for a strong finish. With both stages starting at 2pm, and going ‘til midnight, the audience can expect 10 hours indulgence in the best original music of emerging artists from across Australia.
Beginning this season in Adelaide, then going across to Melbourne, and now sweeping up the east coast, UBERfest Winter 2014 will move on from Sydney on 16 Aug to Brisbane on Sat 30 August @ The Jubilee Hotel. In each location, there has been a significant number of interstate bands, performing alongside the best of the local talent.
UBERfest prides itself on giving audiences an up-close and personal experience with the bands they love and the new musicians they will meet, and the choice of venues ensures this intimacy is maintained. The festival has been describe before as giving the crowd the best new sounds in their face! That’s the sort of live experience we all love.
Among the many acts Sydney fans are going to love seeing at UBERfest Winter 2014, are the following bands: 62nd Silence, Blessed & Buried, Ex Curia, Buried With The Rest, Anxiety Falls, Meredith, All For Jesse, Super Monkey Zero, Freesecks, All The Wise, Once Remained, Euryale, Raging Waters, One Day Apart, Simple Stone, Miracle Remedy, DJ Brazza, AFROCHiLD, Pseuko, RDZJB, Heart Of Mind, Another Avenue, Fields of Mars, The Still Shadows, Mike Nayar, Lachy Lyne, J-L Rathbone, Daniel Tomalaris, and After Hollywood.
Sponsors include: Themusic.com.au, Billy Hyde Stage Systems, Zen Studios, A Red Letter Day (Event Management), Burgess Bookings, Video Recordings Australia, Skylight Photography, Blackstar Designs, and Best Western Ashfields Philip Lodge Motel.
Tickets are available now by calling the Bookings office on (02) 9519 3978. Tickets are $22 pre sale or $28 at the door.
Link: www.facebook.com/uberfestival

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The Queenscliff Music Festival is a registered not-for-profit organisation.

QMF Inc. came to life through a series of public forums held in 1996 that established community support for the dream… for Queenscliff to host a great music festival.

The “Last Weekend in November” was chosen with the purpose of converting a lull in the tourist season into a peak time for the local tourism industry.

The Queenscliff Music Festival Inc. will:

Offer its audience an exciting event that is delivered in style and is family-friendly
Feature the depth & breadth of Australian contemporary artists and foster emerging talent – whilst embracing the incorporation of special international guests
Provide an exceptional site with high quality venues, services and management
Generate cultural and economic benefits to the community.

 

For more information visit: http://www.qmf.net.au