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Thursday, 01 August 2013 11:22

Armin Van Buuren CDs

A brand new musical reflection of the intense ride that is Armin Van Buuren’s life, ‘Intense’ collects two years of genre-bending production work and impassioned songwriting from the world’s biggest DJ.

Bursting with extraordinary compositions, musical fusions and hymns for EDM lovers, ‘Intense’ deserves your full attention, from the first beat until the very last note of silence.

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1. Winners will be drawn at random at 4pm Tuesday 6th August at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. [Winners drawn]
2. Winners will be notified by e-mail. [Winners notified]
3. Winners must arrange to collect the prize from Scene Magazine's offices at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, during business hours.
4. Entrants' email address will not be used for any other purpose except the conduct of this competition.

Thursday, 01 August 2013 11:06

Dubmarine CD-Ticket Pack

Having spent the past few years building a reputation as one of this country’s finest live bands, Brisbane eight-piece Dubmarine have hit the next level with their extraordinary new album, ‘Laser Sound Beam’.

Capturing the legendary energy of a Dubmarine live show, this collection of tracks finds them moving away from their roots in reggae, dub and dancehall and finding a whole new sound that’s truly their own.

To win a copy of ‘Laser Sound Beam’ and a double pass to their show at The Hi-Fi on Friday August 9 This competition has closed.
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1. Winner will be drawn at random at 12pm Wednesday 7th August at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. [Winner drawn]
2. Winner will be notified by e-mail. [Winner notified]
3. Entrants' email address will not be used for any other purpose except the conduct of this competition.

Thursday, 01 August 2013 10:15

Fluent Form CDs

It’s no secret that Melbourne boutique hip hop label Crate Cartel have been putting out some of the purest hip hop music in the country for years now.

No one demonstrates that dedication to the movement more than Fluent Form, whose new LP ‘Flu Season’ confirms his arrival as an A-grade MC.

Produced by Must Volkoff, Geko, Discourse and L’Orange, ‘Flu Season’ is released on August 2.

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1. Winners will be drawn at random at 2pm Tuesday 6th August at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. [Winners drawn]
2. Winners will be notified by e-mail. [Winners notified]
3. Winners must arrange to collect the prize from Scene Magazine's offices at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, during business hours.
4. Entrants' email address will not be used for any other purpose except the conduct of this competition.

Thursday, 01 August 2013 09:58

4 Walls Double Pass

Youth Music Industries presents 4 Walls Festival, a showcase of Brisbane’s finest young talent, at the Queensland Academy of Creative Industries this Saturday August 3.

Cub Scouts, Jeremy Neale, Pigeon, Go Violets, Emerson Snowe, Tourism, Tundra, Stephen Smith, Wilderness, Twin Haus, The Red Lights, Wafia Al-Rikabi, Sleepy Circus, The Good Sports, Surfer Cats, Tori Lee, Sahara Beck and more will all perform on the day.

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1. Winners will be drawn at random at 11am Friday 2nd August at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. [Winner drawn]
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3. Entrants' email address will not be used for any other purpose except the conduct of this competition.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 22:49

Splendour In The Grass: Live Review

We may as well get the obligatory mud mention out of the road first: wading through mire at the new Splendour site was unavoidable this year, but, as usual it was nothing even a standard pair of gumboots couldn't combat.

Day one saw Dune Rats urging all in attendance to scream 'fuck' as loud as possible, because “we're on the radio... Hey mum!” The ecstatic, beach-ball bouncing Super Top crowd were stoked on the mid-afternoon surf as Wavves took to ‘King Of The Beach’. The dude riding in the shaky, crowd supported blow-up boat was literally flying high – until the vessel capsized.

The highlight was Unknown Mortal Orchestra, whose lengthy, 'verb-laden, psych freak-outs captivated the GW McLennan tent. This was by no means a jam band; the group's dynamics were awe-inspiring; and stage manner, endearingly unassuming — even when the crowd decided to sing a chorus or two.

Day two started with Mansfield's Violent Soho sharing a few songs from their forthcoming album, new single ‘In The Aisle’ already proving a hit. Cloud Control, too, had new material to share and singer Alister Wright looked comfortably laid back, despite his guitar refusing to stay in tune.

Unsurprisingly, Empire of the Sun was a trip: choreographed dancers, outlandish outfits, neon, bass, strobe, and capped by Luke Steele dropping his guitar while walking off stage. Nobody expected less.

By day three, the sky had grown overcast and the crowd had grown haggard. A quick walk through the site revealed a man bleeding from the head, a girl crying and two crazed punters wrestling in a mud-pit. These were perfect conditions for FIDLAR. The Californian four-piece opened with ‘Cheap Beer’, which was inappropriate considering the location – a song called ‘Free Beer For Media From 4pm-5pm’ would have been far more suitable.

Everyone had heard about Frank Ocean pulling out, and although some were disappointed, a lot would relish the opportunity to head off early and catch up on that sleep they'd been deprived of for the past three glorious days.
Nash Johnston

2013 put on an absolute cracker of a Splendour. The sun beat down, the smell of camping was in the air and peeps were ready to get 'brill'. Highlights? Too many. The Presets made you glad to be dancing in the mud. Fat Freddy’s made you feel soulful. Birds Of Tokyo disrobed their commercial rock sound, in favour of a meaty, more festival ready sound that was perfect for smoking a fat one. Then it rained and everyone danced more. Quite simple, really.|
The Matchstick

Only 24 hours had elapsed since the pearly Splendour gates swung closed and disgruntled punters had already begun berating the SITG Facebook page. "Why was there so much mud?" says one. "I can't believe we had to queue to get in!" says another. Such complaints hardly seem legitimate; this is a festival renowned both for its ludicrous numbers and its ability to cover everyone (and everything) in a thin layer of gritty sediment. Most festival-goers are prepared to take such hardships in their stride — for the rest, there's always Youtube.

Friday begins badly. Only a few hours into the first day and I've already missed Brisbane stoner-kings Dune Rats' set, due mostly to my own lack of self-discipline and their horrifically-early timeslot. A silent tear for BC Michaels running down my cheek, I headed to the Mix Up tent. This would be my first encounter with Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes; the elephantine size of the group and elaborate synchronicity of their performance appearing out of place before the modest crowd assembled below. Watching Clairy take hold of the mic stand I decided not to match her swaying moves; with angles like those, my pelvis would surely break.

Eventually I'm dragged to see the Matt Corby Experience, complete with thousands upon thousands of teenage girls in feather headdresses. "You have to write about him!" my friends say. "He's so amazing! He will change your life!" To be perfectly honest, I can't see that happening unless I'm in desperate need of one of his kidneys. As long-haired guitar players go, he is one. As for the performance, the feathered girls were perhaps more interesting.

Polyphonic Spree were on relatively few people's pre-festival radars, but the Rocky Horror rendition delivered by this As-Seen-On-Scrubs outfit drew a crowd rivalling the size of the actual band itself. Yet the chanting of "Damn it, Janet" could not have contrasted more aggressively with the grit-laden, sweat-sodden set with which Flume closed out Saturday night's proceedings.

No one is quite sure how this guy has shot to such a high echelon of prominence, but the widespread acceptance that Flume's debut LP enjoys was on fierce display to those present between the mud-laden folds of the Mix Up tent. Before 'On Top' had even played no standing room remained beneath the tent, let alone in front of the stage itself.

If only James Blake had been as satisfying the following evening. After hearing Blake play the same note for twenty eternal minutes I decided I'd had enough. Clearly I'm not alternative enough to appreciate his craft. Then again, maybe his synth was just broken.
James Pearson

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Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

Drumsound & Bassline Smith CDs

Drumsound & Bassline Smith – or if you prefer, East Midlands boys Andy Wright, Ben Wiggett and Simon ‘Bassline’ Smith – are optimists.

It's not surprising in some ways: after many years working hard in underground music, they're achieving unprecedented commercial success, and after two and a half years of work, they've just completed the album of their careers in ‘Wall Of Sound’.

‘Wall Of Sound’ is from the new world of club music. Although drum & bass in tempo, it's completely shot through with the buzz and dynamics of modern electro, trap, a smattering of 4/4 and dubstep. But more than that, it's got pop, it's got soul, it's got indie rock, it's got fully-formed songs.

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1. Winners will be drawn at random at 12pm Friday 9th August at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. [Winners drawn]
2. Winners will be notified by e-mail. [Winners notified]
3. Winners must arrange to collect the prize from Scene Magazine's offices at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, during business hours.
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Thursday, 25 July 2013 16:22

100 Bloody Acres Tickets

‘100 Bloody Acres’ is the story of brothers Reg and Lindsay Morgan’s struggling organic blood and bone fertiliser business.

The use of dead car crash victims in their product has been a huge boon to business, but it’s been months since their last find and an important new customer is waiting on a delivery.

When Reg (Damon Herriman), the junior partner in the business, comes across two guys and girl stranded on a remote country road, he sees a radical solution to their supply problems, and a way of finally gaining the respect of his bossy big brother, Lindsay (Angus Sampson).

To win one of five inseason double passes to ‘100 Bloody Acres’ This competition has closed.
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1. Winners will be drawn at random at 2pm Tuesday 30th July at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. [Winners drawn]
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Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00

Last Days Here DVDs

‘Last Days Here’ chronicles the triumphs and downfall of an underground icon who finds himself at the crossroads of life and death.

Bobby Liebling, frontman of the hard rock band Pentagram, is more dead than alive when the camera picks him up in his parents' basement.

In the midst of the mess that he calls home, Liebling smokes his crack pipe and mumbles about the hard rock days of time past.

At the end of the 1980s, things looked promising for Liebling and his band. But bad luck and trouble pursued them: record deals gone wrong, internal disagreements, and last but not least, Liebling's tendency toward self-destruction.

Until Sean ‘Pellet’ Pelletier, hard rock enthusiast and passionate record collector, buys a second-hand Pentagram record, experiences a sort of revelation, and makes it his personal mission to resurrect Bobby Liebling.

He goes looking for his idol, becomes his friend, and does his utmost to get Liebling back onstage.

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1. Winners will be drawn at random at 1pm Thursday 1st August at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. [Winners drawn]
2. Winners will be notified by e-mail. [Winners notified]
3. Winners must arrange to collect the prize from Scene Magazine's offices at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, during business hours.
4. Entrants' email address will not be used for any other purpose except the conduct of this competition.

Saturday, 27 July 2013 00:00

Shapeshifter Tickets

With their fifth studio album, ‘Delta’, recently debuting at number one in New Zealand, Shapeshifter are about to hit the road once again, bringing their live show back to Australia, and they’ll be bringing the best local electronic talent with them.

The Brisbane show will include rising electronic star Kilter — the moniker of young Sydney beat architect Ned East, who’s sound is reminiscent of J Dilla and Madlib and was recently signed to etcetc (home of PNAU).

To win one of three double passes to Shapeshifter’s show at the Hi-Fi Saturday August 10 This is competition has closed.
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1. Winners will be drawn at random at 12pm Monday 5th August at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. [Winners drawn]
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3. Entrants' email address will not be used for any other purpose except the conduct of this competition.

Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00

The World's End Tickets

Edgar Wright has a strike rate that would make the world’s finest batsmen blush.

In the last decade, the director released three films — ‘Shaun Of The Dead’, ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs The World’ — and all three achieved 'instant classic' status with legions of dedicated fans.

His latest effort, ‘The World's End’, concludes the Cornetto Trilogy that began with ‘Shaun’ and ‘Hot Fuzz’, and it's about as bittersweet an ending as you could hope for.

The film tells the tale of Gary King, an absolute train wreck of a human being played by Simon Pegg. Once considered the king of the castle in high school, King has been unable to move on with his life, and his attempts to relive the past culminate when he gathers four of his old friends to finish off a pub crawl they started 20 years ago.

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3. Winners must arrange to collect the prize from Scene Magazine's offices at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, during business hours.
4. Entrants' email address will not be used for any other purpose except the conduct of this competition.

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