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British India (Single Tour)
Friday 19 October 2012 8:30pm

British India emerged from the fertile underbelly of Melbourne’s independent music scene to take Australia by storm in July 2007 with their acclaimed debut album ‘Guillotine’. As their songs ‘Black & White Radio’, ‘Tie Up My Hands’, ‘Run The Red Light’ and ‘Russian Roulette’ became arm-raising, air-punching anthems at venues and festivals across the country, British India developed a hard-earned reputation for their explosive live shows. Several more albums followed and British India are still going strong in 2012, playing the St Kilda Festival in February this year and now getting ready to tour nationally in support of their next single.
Ticket: $25.00 ($3.00 bf)
Guests: TBA

‘Aus All Stars’ feat. SBX, Funkoars, Brad Strut, Koolism, Boney & Stoney, Dedlee, Mass Mc plus DJS Dce, Trem & Heata with Host Stewbakka – Selling Fast!
Saturday 20 October 2012 8:00pm

The Australian Hip Hop scene is coming together to honour the late Robert Hunter. Headlining the show will be Hunter’s beloved crew SBX (Drapht, Dazastah, Layla & Optamus), with support from Adelaide’s Funkoars, Brad Strut, Koolism, and the long-awaited reunion of Boney & Stoney (Lazy Grey, Len One & Bias B). Also with Mass MC, Dedlee and DJs Trem, Heata & DCE. Sure to sell out so get your tickets early! Ticket: $30.00 ($3.00 bf)

Gomez (UK) – Sold Out
Sunday 21 October 2012 7:30pm
Gomez (UK) – Sold Out
Monday 22 October 2012 7:30pm

The literal meaning of ‘Quinceanera’ is ‘one who is 15′ and with 15 years of live action to celebrate, Gomez is setting out on a party tour with fans invited to help choose the set lists in their state. Ever wanted to ensure ‘Tijuana Lady’ makes the cut, or ‘Blue Moon Rising’ gets a shot? Then this is the tour for you. Gomez have a very long and strong relationship with Australia having first toured in 2000 and returning many times to celebrate new releases, play festivals such as Falls, Bluesfest and Splendour, and knocking out incredible shows for their very loyal and loving fans.
Ticket: $55.00 ($3.00 bf)
Guests: Eagle & The Worm

Last Dinosaurs – Selling Fast!
Thursday 25 October 2012 7:30pm
Last Dinosaurs – sold out
Friday 26 October 2012 8:30pm

Last Dinosaurs have returned to home soil after their first European excursion and won’t be stopping anytime soon. On the back of unleashing their sounds in the UK they garnered the attention of global tastemakers including NME, Zane Lowe of BBC’s Radio 1, and The Guardian. Playing boutique festivals, headline shows and supporting Danger Mouse-produced duo and label mates, Electric Guest, Last Dinosaurs got to show off their wares to more than one sold out show in Paris, London, Amsterdam and more. Playing the main stage at this year’s Splendour In The Grass as well as supporting Bloc Party in Brisbane, Last Dinosaurs’ global success is set to continue, with plans to return to the UK and a subsequent US tour.
Ticket: $19.99 ($3.00 bf)
Ticket + Tour EP (digital): $22.98 ($3.00 bf)
Ticket + Album (digital): $29.98 ($3.00 bf)
Guests: The Jungle Giants + Twinsy

Holliava (EP Launch)
Saturday 27 October 2012 8:00pm

‘Antihero’ is the long awaited EP from Melbourne rock quartet Holliava. Recorded at The Basin with Matt D’Arcy, the five track EP boasts the best tracks and the best sounds from Holliava to date. With a big lineup and a bigger venue, this one is going to be a massive night for the band and they can’t wait to showcase the new tracks. With borderline cockiness the new look Holliava are taking over stages with a tight, hard hitting set, and this show will be no different. Circles’ is the first single off their new EP.
Guests: SkyLion, Sounds Of Sirus, The Elliotts and Strathmore

‘Dead End – Official Melbourne Zombie Shuffle Aftermath’ feat. The Snowdroppers, Drunk Mums, Burn In Hell, Double Black and Cherrywood
Sunday 28 October 2012 6:00pm

Taking their name from a Sydney 1920s slang term for cocaine addicts, The Snowdroppers delight in delivering something dark and thrillingly nostalgic, and by adding their own unique interpretations (and bastardisations) of the genre. Coming together in 2007, they had one thing in common; the desire to introduce the blues to a new generation of fans. Their first show drew 1300 paying audience members, drawn to the ribald songs about fornication and intoxication.
Ticket: $18.00 ($3.00 bf)

The Paper Kites – Selling Fast!
Thursday 1 November 2012 7:30pm
The Paper Kites – Sold Out
Friday 2 November 2012 8:30pm

After having experienced a whirlwind of success since their debut EP ‘Woodland’, young indie folk five-piece The Paper Kites are proud to announce the release of their brand new EP, ‘Young North’. To celebrate the release, The Paper Kites will debut the EP in full at this show. Their new material has an energetic feel to it, while maintaining the romantic and whimsical appeal of their current favourites. The earthy sounding instruments meld together to create a perfect backdrop for the band’s harmonic, strong and sensual voices. In their recent ‘Heavy Reins’ tour, including two sold out shows at the Northcote Social Club, The Paper Kites previewed songs from ‘Young North’, and fans have been buzzing with excitement ever since.
Ticket: $18.00 ($3.00 bf)
Guests: Art of Sleeping + Battleships

Charlie Musselwhite (USA)
Saturday 3 November 2012 8:30pm

Harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite’s life reads like a classic blues song: born in Mississippi, raised in Memphis and schooled on the South Side of Chicago. Over the last 43 years Musselwhite has released over 30 albums and now returns with ‘The Well’, an album which depicts Charlie’s experiences with hard living and his triumph over adversity through country and city blues as well as rockabilly and gospel. With Charlie’s restrained and powerful harmonica playing he’s one of the best bluesmen around, and remains as vital and creative today as at any point in his long career.
Guests: Rory Ellis

‘Comedy Spectacular’ Feat. Judith Lucy, Lawrence Mooney, Randy The Puppet, Greg Fleet and Mc Tommy Little
Sunday 4 November 2012 7:00pm

Comedy Spectacular is back with another amazing all-star line-up, including: At the top of her game, Judith Lucy; one of our best and boldest, Lawrence Mooney; felt faced raconteur Randy the Puppet; the future of funny, Tommy Little; and comedy living legend, Greg Fleet. This night is a perfect addition to your Melbourne Cup long weekend social calendar, and we know the next day is not a holiday for everyone, so we’ll present the show over two power packed brackets to get you home at a respectable time for a Sunday night. To avoid queues, doors will open early at 7pm for an 8pm show. Comedy Spectacular is a Triple R Presents event.
Ticket: $21.50 ($3.00 bf)

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies (USA) – Melbourne Cup Public Holiday Eve
Monday 5 November 2012 8:30pm

The original kings of jumpin’ swing rock and roll return to Australia for this tour! Get your dancing shoes on and your hips shaking for when Cherry Poppin’ Daddies return to Australia for yet more swingin’ good times. Brian Setzer hit big with his Orchestra, David Johansen created an entire alternative career as Buster Poindexter, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy fine-tuned the genre and even Bjork had a go with ‘It’s Oh So Quiet’ becoming her biggest hit, but NOBODY does jumpin’ swing as well as the guys who came up with the idea in the first place – Cherry Poppin’ Daddies! After gracing our shores back in 2011 with sold out shows, the Daddies are set to bring their dancing frenzy moves back to Australia once again with their signature foot tapping sound, featuring ear popping horns, big guitars and pop-rivet drums mixing ska, rock and swing.
Ticket: $49.00 ($3.00 bf)
Guests: TBA

Abaji (France)
Wednesday 7 November 2012 7:30

The Alliance Francaise de Melbourne and Multicultural Arts Victoria present Abaji. Abaji was born in Lebanon where his father, an Armenian-Greek from Smyrna, and his mother, an Armenian-Syrian born in Istanbul, met. They immigrated to France in 1976, shortly after the start of the civil war. Music is a family tradition. At the age of 11, Abaji started learning the guitar. Then other instruments followed: the clarinet, percussions, oud and bouzouki as well as various flutes he collected during his many travels. Musical encounters have taken Abaji across five continents: from Zulus in South Africa, to the Indians of Northern Mexico, the Gnawas in Morocco or the Qawwali in Pakistan. Abaji’s performance in Melbourne will be part of an international tour. Abaji’s concert will be supported by local trio Alwan, accompanied by Bahim Benhim as a special guest, and Andrea Makris, one of the leading figures in Australia’s Middle Eastern dance scene. This concert is organised with the support of the Fondation Alliance Francaise de Paris and the Embassy of France in Australia.
Ticket: $20.00 ($3.00 bf)
Guests: Alwan & Brahim Benhim (France) + Andrea Markis

‘Rock For Recognition’ Feat. Dan Sultan, Leah Flanagan and DJ Ken Eavel (Pbs)
Thursday 8 November 2012 8:00pm

A new series of concerts called ‘Rock for Recognition’ have been initiated in order to raise awareness and promote the need for recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian constitution. The inaugural ‘Rock for Recognition’, headlined by Dan Sultan, will tour this November and features a varied bill of artists including sultry songstress Leah Flanagan and the genre-jumping PBS DJ Ken Eavel, plus more to be announced. Being a proud Gurindji man, Dan Sultan will ensure that ‘Rock for Recognition’ is one hell of a roof-raising concert event. Changing the actual Constitution will be a lot harder, however, with any change to the Constitution requiring a successful referendum. This was achieved in 1967 to recognise Australia’s First Peoples as part of the Australian population, when more than 90 per cent of voters said yes to change. The organising partners – ANTaR, Oxfam, the National Congress and YouMeUnity – said that many Australians, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-indigenous, have been calling for change for a long time. Ultimately a popular movement of Australian voters will be required to spearhead the change and this is where music plays a powerful part. The intention for Rock for Recognition is to build awareness around this issue so when the time to vote arrives the general Australian public can make an informed decision to bring the Australian Constitution into the 21st century and recognise the unique cultures of Australia’s First Peoples.
Ticket: $30.00 ($3.00 bf)

Deep Sea Arcade (‘The Granite City Tour’)
Friday 9 November 2012 8:30pm

Deep Sea Arcade have had an incredible run so far this year, with no signs of slowing down. Their debut album, ‘Outlands’, was released in March to critical acclaim and is continuing to win new fans across the globe every day. Deep Sea Arcade are loved by international radio and their ‘Outlands’ tour in June sold out nationally. This November the Sydney five-piece plan to step things up a notch with their ‘Granite City’ tour, proudly presented by Triple J. As with recent singles, ‘Seen No Right’ and ‘Steam’Granite City’ has hooks more infectious than the common cold and is fast becoming a live favourite at their shows. ,
Ticket: $18.00 ($3.00 bf)
Guests: The Preatures + Fishing

The Red Eyes (Final Ever Show) Selling fast!
Saturday 10 November 2012 8:30pm

Catch The Red Eyes, one of Australia’s leading original dub/reggae acts, at their final ever show. Their 2010 album, ‘Red Army’, received critical acclaim including a nomination for ‘Best Blues & Roots Album’ at the 2010 Australian Independent Record Label Awards. Founded in 2002, The Red Eyes brings together seven multi-instrumentalist musicians who deliver an explosive live sound that combines masterful beats and shake the house dub rhythms with heartfelt lyrics that provide unique antipodean spin on the broad Reggae genre. Led on stage by enigmatic front man El Witeri (2011 APRA Songwriter Award Finalist), the band has toured widely in Australia and regularly featured at major festivals nationwide, Pyramid Rock, Meredith, Peats Ridge and more, plus they’ve played alongside the likes of Mary J Blige, Jimmy Cliff and Salmonella Dub to name a few.
Ticket: $22.00 ($3.00 bf)
Guests: Ngaiire & Band

Dave Dobbyn (NZ) – Selling Fast!
Wednesday 14 November 2012 7:30pm

It has been 20 years since Dave Dobbyn last toured in Australia. Now he is bringing his acclaimed ‘Greatest Hits’ show and his five-piece band to Australia for an East Coast tour this November. Dobbyn has written the soundtrack to kiwi lives, with a string of NZ hits including ‘Loyal’, ‘Beside You’, ‘Be Mine Tonight’, Slice Of Heaven'</a>, and so many more. He recently celebrated a thirty year milestone in a career that has seen him amass multi-platinum sales across seven studio albums and live projects. Loyal’, his most celebrated song, has been polled as NZ’s greatest song ever. He would go on to win more awards for song writing than any other New Zealander including being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by APRA.
Ticket: $40.00 ($3.00 bf)
Guests: TBA

Dark Horses Feat. Tex Perkins (Album Launch)
Thursday 15 November 2012 8:00pm

Tex Perkins has shown us many faces over the journey. Frontman for the evocative soundscapes of The Cruel Sea and the hard edged pub rock of The Beasts of Bourbon, collaborator on the Tex, Don and Charlie outings, and compadre to Tim Rogers on the ‘TnT’ project. More recently seen in his turn in the Johnny Cash musical ‘The Man In Black’, Tex is back now once again to the lilting, dark country of Dark Horses, returning this October/November with a new album. The yet to be titled release shows yet another direction for the enigmatic singer/songwriter, while still filled with Perkins’ gravel-tainted vocals and poetic reveries, this record is a mature, poignant follow up to 2011’s self-titled album. The live set promises, as always, to be something special. Perkins’ world-weary growl will showcase songs from the new album, alongside gems like, ‘I Know You Know I Know’, ‘Splendid Lie’, ‘Real Love’, ‘A Name On Every One’, and ‘She Speaks A Different Language’.
Ticket: $39.00 ($3.00 bf)
Guests: Mike Noga & Band

Between The Buried And Me (USA) – Selling Fast!
Friday 16 November 2012 8:00pm

Metal heroes Between The Buried And Me have confirmed an Australian tour, kicking off this November in support of their forthcoming seventh studio album. The North Carolina five-piece will come straight off some serious US and European touring to make their first Australian trip since 2010. The new album, ‘The Parallax II: Future Sequence’, is the quintet’s most complex, ambitious and accomplished release to date. The band has sold in excess of 400,000 records internationally since their 2002 self-titled debut. Between The Buried And Me will also bring US instrumental metal act Animals As Leaders with them in support on their first ever trip to Australia.
Ticket: $49.50 ($3.00 bf)
Guests: Animals As Leaders (USA)

Bleeding Knees Club (Single Tour)
Saturday 17 November 2012 8:30pm
It’s time to break out the Band-Aids and brace your battered body one more time, as Bleeding Knees Club head out on a national tour in November to launch ‘Let It Go’, the final single off their debut 2012 album, ‘Nothing To Do’. These will be the last headline shows from the Gold Coast band before they bunker down to start work on their second album, and will also give fans the chance to hear many new songs road-tested that are earmarked for this next record. Support on all dates will come from Sydney shred-rockers Step-Panther. Of ‘Let It Go’, front man Alex Wall says “It’s actually one of my favourite songs on our album. It’s the first song Jordan and I ever wrote together, rather than separately. It’s all about keeping your cool, and not stressing out.” Recorded in NYC, ‘Nothing To Do’ has been rapturously received by critics since being released in March. Triple J Mag awarded it 9/10, while UK music bible NME hailed the band’s “undeniable knack for turning out two-minute garage-pop songs”. Bleeding Knees Club’s reputation for a rapid-fire live show has won fans and stressed-out security guards at venues the world over. Come and let it go with Bleeding Knees Club in November!
Guests: Step-Panther
Ticket: $15.00 ($3.00 bf)

Owl City (USA) (Under 18s Only Matinee Show)
Sunday 18 November 2012 1:00pm
Owl City (USA)
Sunday 18 November 2012 7:30pm
Following the success of Owl City’s East Coast tour in 2011 off the back of five times Platinum and ARIA number one single, ‘Fireflies’, Chugg Entertainment are thrilled to be bringing indie-synth-pop sensation, Owl City, back to Australia for a headline tour. Owl City’s singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Adam Young, will tour in support of his new album, ‘The Midsummer Station’. Working with co-writers and outside producers for the first time, Owl City enlisted the help of Matt Thiessen (Relient K), Stargate (Rihanna, Wiz Khalifa) and Robopop (Maroon 5). In addition, Young is joined by Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus on ‘Dementia’, and ‘Call Me Maybe’ star Carly Rae Jepsen on the infectious pop gem, ‘Good Time’. Owl City had a few to say to his Australian fans.
Ticket: $57.00 ($3.00 bf)
Guests: Sinead Burgess

The Saints
Friday 23 November 2012 8:30pm
The eagerly anticipated new Saints album ‘King of the Sun’, released through Highway 125 this September, features 11 brand new Bailey compositions recorded at Trackdown Studio, Sydney, and includes a bonus disc, ‘Songs from the Stash’, a selection of classic Saints material. Having spent the last year and a half playing truant – as the rhythm section in a French band – Baily and drummer, Peter Wilkinson, dust off their halos and refocus on The Saints. Over the years the band have released 15 studio albums, 17 singles, six EPs, two live albums and 10 compilation albums, not to mention Bailey’s solo output and collaborations with other artists.
Ticket: $35.00 ($3.00 bf)
Guests: Kingswood + Spencer P Jones & The Escape Committee

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