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Tuesday, 18 September

17:18

RUCKUS SLAM The Zoo

Ruckus Slam

Its Spring!
The weather is warming and you are ready to come out of hibernation. People are starting to smile again and you are ready for a good time. But where should you go? Beach? Markets? NO! Poetry Slam!
We all know that after winter you have a lot of pent up energy and if you try yelling or heckling at the markets youll just get escorted out. Let us escort you to a stage instead.
What is a poetry slam?
Open sign up with you, a mic, and a room of rowdy strangers. Poem/story/song lyrics/shopping list/ as long as its original, youre welcome to do it.
Audience judges the winner of the night.

PLUS a killer feature set from Ella Fence

Award winning Gold Coast songwriter/performer Ella Fence is a prolific artist in live music venues, in the
studio and on the stage. Ella has toured and performed in USA, Berlin, France, England (including Great
Escape Festival), Canada (Canadian Music Week), and Norway, as well nationally across Australia. 2018
sees Ella releasing new music, touring new destinations and performing at Commonwealth Games Festival
2018 supporting Kate Miller-Heidke and Regurgitator.

The post RUCKUS SLAM appeared first on The Zoo.

14:59

Nice Biscuit The Zoo

Nice Biscuit
Digital Mountain Album Launch


Brisbane six piece psych-garage outfit Nice Biscuit announce a headline east coast tour this September in support of their debut album Digital Mountain.

Recorded in the rural setting of Boonah in South East Queensland with Alistar Richardson (Zeferelli, Clea and The Cairos), this debut record is a solid DIY endeavour from the Brisbane band.

Nice Biscuit have gained a reputation for a live show that you would not typically expect from a psych band. The twin femme fronted group contrasts heavy psychedelic instrumentals with double barrelled harmonies and disco inspired handmade costumes.

Nice Biscuit will bring their garage-glitz to The Zoo on Friday 21st September.

The post Nice Biscuit appeared first on The Zoo.

14:52

PUNKFEST The Zoo

PUNKFEST

Get ready to rattle them bones with Brisbane legends, The Skeletones as they shake the stage at The Zoo on Saturday, October 6th. Joining The Skeletones Shake Them Bones will be an all star cast of (__FAT__)Goldstool and The Glycereens.

Doors 6.00pm (Woodfire Pizza meal deal available till 8pm)

Appprox SET TIMES:

8:20 PM 8:50 PM : The Glycereens

9:10 PM 9:40 PM : Goldstool

10:00 PM 10:40 PM : FAT

11:00 PM 12:00 AM : The Skeletones

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12:11

British India The Zoo

British India

NIC THE POET TOUR 2018

 


Guitarist and founding member of British India, Nic Wilson has announced he will retire from music at the end of this year, finishing up with one final tour the Nic The Poet farewell tour spanning 24 dates thatll see the iconic Melbourne rockers kick off at The Basement in Canberra on November 2, before swinging through Albury, Perth, Margaret River, Freo, Bunbury, Townsville, Cairns, Bendigo, Geelong, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Southport, Sunshine Coast, Adelaide, Shoalhaven and finishing up at Port Macquarie to play Westport Park on January 27, 2019.

 Formed at St Bedes college in Melbournes eastern suburbs, British India burst onto the scene in 2007. A love of music and a driving determination was the key ingredient that turned four budding musicians into a fierce garage band, who quickly gained a reputation for explosive live shows and the ability to write great pop songs.

A chance meeting with legendary producer Harry Vanda and future manager Glenn Goldsmith resulted in their debut album Guillotine being released independently in July 2007. Supported by triple J radio and relentless touring the album would go onto sell 20,000 copies and the band won the AIR award for best new Group in 2007.

 

Within 12 months British India released their 2nd album Thieves to great fanfare. The album debuted at No 5 and was nominate for 3 ARIA awards. By the end 2008 British India had become one of the biggest young rock bands in the country. They continued to assent, releasing Avalanche in 2010, yet another Top 10 debut.

The band turned a new corner in their career in 2012 signing with Liberation Records and Mushroom Music.

At Liberation, British India would release their most successful albums to date, Controller & Nothing Touches Me. They also scored their first Gold Record with the hit I Can Make You Love Me. In 2017 they released their 6th studio album Forgetting the Future again...

11:59

OPINION: Why Visibility Of LGBTIQ Pride Is More Urgent Than Ever "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

LGBTIQ Pride festivals are an opportunity to connect with the community, to stand visibly, collectively and to celebrate who we are with revelry. Theyre also contentious recent controversies include whether police should be permitted to march in London and Toronto, and the subsuming of the umbrella into Gay Pride. Indeed, celebrating who we are ...

The post OPINION: Why Visibility Of LGBTIQ Pride Is More Urgent Than Ever appeared first on QNews Magazine.

08:22

The Laneway Festival 2019 lineup has arrived Tone Deaf

St. Jeromes Laneway Festival has just dropped its massive 2019 lineup. This year will see the festival celebrate its 15th birthday, hitting up venues in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Fremantle in February 2019.

Spearheaded by Australian legends Gang Of Youths and Courtney Barnett, the lineup will also see a bunch of awesome, international acts like Jorja Smith, Rex Orange County and Mitski. Full lineup and ticket information below.

Watch: Ruby Fields Dinosaurs

Laneway has also released this awesome graph that breaks down their diverse lineup.

laneway

Laneway Festival 2019 Lineup

Gang of Youths
Courtney Barnett
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (Laneway Festival Exclusive)
Baker Boy
Camp Cope
Charlie Collins (East Coast Exclusive)
Clairo
Cosmos Midnight
Crooked Colours (East Coast Exclusive)
Denzel Curry (East Coast Exclusive)
DJDS (Excluding Adelaide)
G Flip
Jon Hopkins
Jorja Smith (Laneway Festival Exclusive)
KIAN
Mansionair (Excluding Fremantle)
Masego
Methyl Ethel
Middle Kids
Mitski (East Coast Exclusive)
Parquet Courts
Ravyn Lenae
Rex Orange County
Ruby Fields (Excluding Fremantle)
Skegss
Smino
What So Not
Yellow Days (Excluding Adelaide)

Tickets and Dates

Visa pre-sale begins 9am Thursday, 20th September

Tickets on sale 9am Tuesday, 25th September

Saturday, 2nd February
Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane
Tickets: Official Website

Sunday, 3rd February
SCA and Callan Park, Sydney
Tickets: Official Website

Friday, 8th February
Harts Mill, Port Adelaide
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 9th February
Footscray Park, Melbourne
Tickets:...

07:12

Our new Constitution Cheeseburger Gothic

Somebody planted this very official looking sign in Belmore Park. These are all excellent rules and would make a much better Constitution than the load of old cods we have now.

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