Thursday, 2 May 2013


Ben Hazlewood will perform alongside Rachel Leahcar at Roselands Shopping Centre, Thursday 2 May from 7:00pm.

Ben is excited to be performing tracks from his brand new EP ‘Loveless’ at The Roselands Shopping Centre. Since launching last week, Ben’s EP has been incredibly popular, jumping into the top 40 Australian albums. As one of Australia’s most talented rising vocalists and song writers; Ben Hazlewood hasn’t stopped since capturing the nation’s attention on hit TV show The Voice.

Roselands is expecting huge crowds eager to experience Ben’s new musical offering and fans will have the chance to meet and greet the artist himself as Ben will be signing copies of his new album after his performance.

Made up of six dynamic tracks, the EP is a reflection of the vibrant and mature artist that Ben has developed into since being coached by famed US pop-rock musician, Joel Madden, on The Voice last year.


On 6th May inimitable and enigmatic Australian DJ duo Knife Party return with the Haunted House EP, their first release of 2013.  The new EP is the long-awaited follow-up to the Rage Valley EP, which included the mighty Bonfire and the chilling Centipede, both of which shocked dance floors and airwaves right across the globe. Bonfire quickly gathered cult status as it was used in the opening sequence of the recent series of the award winning seminal TV series Breaking Bad.  Shortly afterwards, the EP broke into the US Top Ten iTunes Chart, quite a feat for such uncompromising music.

Featuring three new tracks and a VIP version of fan favorite Internet Friends, the four-track Haunted House EP once again re-asserts their uncanny control of the dance floor.

By now Knife Party is a name with which anyone with even a passing interest in electronic music will be familiar with. In the two years since the mysterious duo emerged, their singular approach and ferocious productions have driven their rapid ascent through dance music’s ranks from unknown entity to dance floor conquering scene leaders, and festival headliners. The new Haunted House EP marks a welcome and typically uncompromising return from the duo, one that will undoubtedly serve to further affirm their formidable talents.

The Haunted House EP is the next chapter in the remarkable evolution of Knife Party. Having already amassed a list of achievements that others struggle to achieve over the duration of a career, Knife Party continues to ride their own unique trajectory with no sign of slowing down any time soon. Add to this a touring schedule that is already stretching well into summer, taking in festivals across Europe and the US whilst also finding time for their Las Vegas residency at the Wynn resort, and the year ahead looks like it may well be their busiest yet.

Power Glove
EDM Death Machine
Internet Friends VIP

Jonathan Biggins and Clare Bowditch to host 2013 APRA Music Awards!

Date, Venue and New Category Announced!

The Australasian Performing Right Association's flagship event, the APRA Music Awards, will be held on Monday June 17 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Hosted by Jonathan Biggins (arguably the Billy Crystal of Australian music award events) and the multi-talented Clare Bowditch, the 2013 APRA Music Awards marks the 31st year for this widely respected industry gala event, which celebrates the achievements of songwriters and composers over the previous twelve months.
The event will announce winners in the categories of: Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year, Most Played Australian Work, Most Played Australian Work Overseas, International Work of the Year, Country Work of the Year, Blues & Roots Work of the Year, Urban Work of the Year, Dance Work of the Year and Rock Work of the Year.
In response to feedback from members and the music industry, the APRA Board is pleased to announce a new award category this year: the Pop Work of the Year.
APRA CEO, Brett Cottle said, "The Pop Work of the Year Award will recognise excellence in songwriting in this popular, eclectic and now distinctive cross-over genre. Almost 65% of APRA members categorise themselves as songwriters in the Pop/Rock genre and songs that fit this category feature significantly in our own statistics and in recognised industry albums and singles charts. It's timely for our Music Awards to formally recognise and accommodate pop music as a genre in its own right and it will be an important milestone when we announce the first-ever winner in this category on June 17".
The 2013 APRA Music Awards will also present the recipients of the prestigious Songwriter of the Year Award, the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music (as determined by the APRA Board of Writer and Publisher Directors) and the coveted peer-voted APRA Song of the Year.
APRA members have now nominated and narrowed down Song of the Year nominations to a shortlist of 30 contenders. This list showcases the best of the industry, featuring compositions by newcomers such as Flume, Matthew Colwell (360) and Courtney Barnett alongside established songwriters such as Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, Sia Furler, Kevin Parker (Tame Impala), Missy Higgins, Grinspoon, Troy Cassar-Daley and Birds of Tokyo.
If you missed the Top 30 Shortlist for the APRA Song of the Year please click here.
The nominees for the 2013 APRA Music Awards will be revealed on Thursday May 23rd.
Song of the Year (voted by APRA Members)
Most Played Australian Work*
Most Played Australian Work Overseas*
International Work of the Year *
Pop Work of the Year*
Country Work of the Year*
Blues & Roots Work of the Year *
Urban Work of the Year*
Dance Work of the Year*
Rock Work of the Year*

The APRA Board of Writer and Publisher Directors determine the following:
Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year
Songwriter of the Year
Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music

*Determined by statistical analysis

For all information regarding category rules and eligibility please

Monday June 17th
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Hosted by Jonathan Biggins and Clare Bowditch

Telstra Thanks Presents BON JOVI BECAUSE WE CAN - THE TOUR

Bon Jovi fans, you've been waiting for this day! We are excited to announce the dates for  "Because We Can - The Tour" hitting Australian shores this December 2013.
Fans will be treated to an unforgettable night of Bon Jovi's huge arsenal of hits, as well as new tracks form the band's latest album WHAT ABOUT NOW which debuted at #1 on the Australian Charts.
As the presenting partner of the Australian leg of the tour, Telstra is running a special pre-sale for its customers. The Telstra Thanks Pre-Sale, powered by BangTango, will run from 9am Monday 13th May to 8.59am Wednesday 15th May local time. For more information visit
General Public tickets on sale Monday 20th May at 12noon AEST.

Australian Tour Dates 2013

Etihad Stadium, Melbourne on Saturday, December 7

AAMI Stadium, Adelaide on Wednesday, December 11

ANZ Stadium, Sydney on Saturday, December 14

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Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on Tuesday, December 17

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For Fan Club and Circle Packages go to

The group's return to the road in 2013 has launched the latest chapter in an ongoing blockbuster run which has already secured Bon Jovi's status as the essential live rock band - having performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 35 million fans.

"Because We Can - The Tour" kicked off in February and is currently making its way across the globe with dates in the US, Europe, the Far East, Africa, Latin America and Australia.

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See Jon's personal message here -
See you on the road!!

Blue Man Group Australian Show @ Sydney Lyric Theatre

BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The blissful party atmosphere created at their live events has become the trademark of a BLUE MAN GROUP experience.

  • Event Date:
    Saturday 10 August 2013
  • On Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of every week until 06 Oct 2013
  • Place:
    Sydney Lyric Theatre
    Pyrmont, NSW

The Janoskians Australian Tour 2013 @ Enmore Theatre

Australian self-declared anti boy band and YouTube sensations, THE JANOSKIANS, are hitting venues this June with their unique brand of fear-of-nothing attitude.

Like everything they do, it all happens in real time and at break neck speeds; their potent repertoire of Janoskian Jackass meets Punk’d pranks, skits and music.

Building excitement around the tour, the boys launched a heat map experience encouraging fans to Tweet to Unlock Tour Dates by tweeting where they are from to help the band decide where to tour.

The Janoskians are the ANTI boy band. Although they are five teenage boys from Melbourne, Beau Brooks (19), Jai Brooks (17), Luke Brooks (17), Daniel Sahyounie (19) and James Yammouni (17) respectfully request that you, “Don’t call us a F&$%ING boy band!” This slogan and their trending #NotABoyBand hashtag have become battle cries for their army of fans around the world and all over the web.

Their rise to fame through their public disturbance videos on YouTube has surprised everyone, including themselves. They have amassed nearly 100 million total views across their channels and their brand of humour and fearlessness has made them the cool kids on the block for teens and tweens. Their meet and greets have become the stuff of legend, with thousands of screaming fans rushing to meet the boys at spontaneous twitter designated meeting areas. These guerilla style tactics only add to the boys’ unpredictable mystique and have created a very fresh “real time” relationship between themselves and their fans.

In early 2012, MTV saw what was happening online and quickly jumped into the fray shooting eight high quality, very funny episodes. At the same time, The Janoskians partnered with Sony Music Australia resulting in their first single ‘Set This World On Fire’, which went Top 20 on iTunes in 17 territories without any marketing, radio or promotion.

Now with a world tour, a new single ‘Best Friends’ available digitally from May 17 (Sony Music) and their ever-growing social media domination, the Janoskian world take over is in full effect.

Cyndi Lauper 'She's So Unusual' Tour @ Enmore Theatre

Iconic singer Cyndi Lauper returns to Australia to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of her groundbreaking album with a nationwide tour of Australia. During the tour, which will commence on August 29 in Melbourne, Cyndi Lauper will perform the record-setting album She’s So Unusual in its entirety.

Recorded and released in 1983, She’s So Unusual, Lauper’s debut solo album, is a colorful portrait of a unique and multifaceted talent. The album features some of Lauper’s most well-known songs and perennial radio favorites including “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Time After Time,” “She Bop,” “Money Changes Everything,” and “All Through the Night.” She’s So Unusual made Lauper a household name and also cemented her place in musical history as the first female artist to have four top 10 singles on a debut album. The release went on to sell over 16 million copies worldwide and won Lauper a Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

“It’s been such an amazing year for me,” said Cyndi Lauper. “When I realized it’s also the anniversary of the album that started my solo career, I knew it was the perfect time to thank my fans for sticking with me through it all. I’m so excited to perform She’s So Unusual from beginning to end, song by song and I can’t wait to see everyone!”

For thirty years, Cyndi Lauper has been dazzling—and surprising—her fans all over the world. A multi-talented artist and one of music’s most beloved icons, she has racked up global record sales of over 50 million (and 14 Grammy nominations) and has won countless awards, from a Grammy and an Emmy to numerous honors for her tireless activism through her True Colors Fund. Lauper has released 11 studio albums, with her most recent, the Grammy nominated Memphis Blues, ruling the Billboard Blues chart for 14 consecutive weeks to become the best-selling Blues album of 2010. Overall, during her storied music career, Lauper has been nominated for 14 Grammy Awards, 2 American Music Awards, 7 American Video Awards and 18 MTV Awards.