h
Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

You can’t help but love Amanda Fucking Palmer. As she explained to the BRAG last week, the punk cabaret pioneer has spent the year confusing the establishment by being unfailingly erudite whilst getting her kit off. Nothing baffles the tabloid press like a shamelessly nude artist making an irrefutable point onstage. Clothes back on (probably), Palmer plays the Enmore Theatre on Saturday...

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

Y’all know him for being a babe on The Gruen Transfer and Gruen Nation, and you also remember his hilarity as host of The Glass House. Get ready, because said babe, Wil Anderson, is returning to the live scene with a new stand-up show that might just split your sides. Goodwil saw a month-long stint at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and now it’s finally Sydney’s turn. Wil will be...

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

If you aren’t following the election results this Saturday night you’re probably looking for a place to get down, and where better than Chinese Laundry? Saturday September 7 will see The Only, Danny T, Luke Chable, A-Tonez, Acaddamy, Fingers, DJ Just 1, U-Khan, King Lee and Aleviate Keys spinning tracks in a Ministry of Sound takeover from 10pm. And guess what? We have three double passes to...

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

Ain’t no party like a Liz Lemon party. Except, maybe, an Astral People party. The management and touring company is so excited about their second anniversary that they’ve brought together the best acts in their musical family for the shebang at Goodgod Small Club this Saturday August 31. Playing on the night will be Stones Throw’s Jonti and friends,plus R&B duo Collarbones and plenty more...

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

Beatmakers Suburban Dark are rinsing out Civic Underground’s speakers this Saturday August 31 for the launch of their album, Second Front. Following up ‘Skeletonne’, their much-praised collaboration with Thundamentals’ Jeswon, Suburban Dark will head...

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

The Rocket is Kim Mordaunt’s debut feature set to hit the big-screen this Thursday August 29. The film’s 10-year-old protagonist Ahlo, played by former street kid Sitthiphon Disamoe, and his family are forced to flee their home after he’s continuously blamed for a string of disasters. Ahlo leads his family through Laos in a bid to find a new home, meeting Kia (Loungnam Kaosainam) and her...

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

Ever wanted to travel to Ibiza, Brussels, Kiev, Prague, Vienna, Zurich, Sarajevo and everywhere in Germany? Ever wanted to play DJ sets for thousands of people, puppeteering beats til they’re in an all-night frenzy? Jerome Isma-Ae has done it all. Since releasing his first 12” in 1994 on the techno cult label Delirium, he has founded the luminary Housemusic Project “Future Funk” with Marcel...

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

When you were a kid you grew up in a house on a hill – not the top, not the bottom, but the middle of the hill. Wait, that wasn’t you? Our bad. That was chart-trumper Josh Pyke, who released his fourth studio album, The Beginning And The End Of Everything,last month. Since moving to a location more conveniently situated, Pyke has proved he can turn any story into a dangerously infectious folk-...

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

Remember your first warehouse party, and how you stumbled in inebriated wearing a fluorescent vest, looking like a nervous construction worker who thought ‘warehouse’ was the theme? No? That’s probably for the best. After hosting some radical underground warehouse shebangs with the likes of beatmasters Funkineven, Linkwood, Mark de Clive-Lowe and more, Lioness Presents are taking over Goodgod’...

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

Iconic synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys have just released their latest studio album Electric. Another slice of impressive tunes electro from the pair, it’s the twelfth studio album from the English band since their 1986 debut, and follows last year’s Elysium. We’ve got three copies of the album to give away; shoot an email to freestuff@thebrag.com and tell us...

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

What happens when a bunch of freestyle rappers and artists form teams and battle head-to-head in a live art hip hop game show? Sketch The Rhyme, of course. And it’s happening this week! The show’s coming to The Basement on August 8 and will feature MCs Ozi Batla and Joe New and regulars Jeswon (Thundamentals), P. Smurf and Rapaport. Taking up their pencils and spray paint will be artists...

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

Raise up your champagne flutes as sailor boys The Stiffys are coming to town! They’re bringing their raucous rock to the Brighton Up Bar on August 9 to launch their new single ‘Champagne’. The duo say the song is “like a rap song but with just bass guitar and drums and singing…it’s basically by cool guys for cool guys and also mainly ladies.” They’re promising push-ups and kick flips. Get in...

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

Melbourne quintet Tully on Tully embark on a national tour this August in celebration of debut EP Weightless – due out August 16.  Led by Natalie Foster, the group’s brand of catchy, ethereal folk-pop has seen them garner support slots for the likes of Nada Surf, Neon Trees, The Temper Trap and Whitley. They play Sydney’s Brighton Up Bar come Saturday August 17, and we’ve got two double passes...

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

Plan your party attire as Kitsuné’s club night is finally hitting Aussie shores! The Soleil Mix Australian Tour is set to launch in Sydney at the Civic Underground on August 10. The night will see DJ sets from Jerry Bouthier, SÜFÜЯ (RÜFÜS DJs), Softwar, Clubfeet DJs and loads more. To get you ready to hit the floor we have five copies of the Kitsuné Soleil Mix 2 to giveaway. It’s full of...

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

We’re also presenting the sideshow by snot-nosed LA skate punks FIDLAR, who hit Oxford Art Factory on Wednesday July 31 – for the chance to win, just tell us what FIDLAR stands for.

 

Email your answer to freestuff@thebrag.com for your chance to win!

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

The dream girls of every blues-rock loving dirtbag from here to Detroit are playing Oxford Art Factory on Thursday July 25 and BRAG is presenting – for the chance to win one of three double passes just tell us what kind of car they’re driving in the ‘Gonna Make My Own Money’ clip.

 

Email your answer to freestuff@thebrag.com...

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

BRAG is presenting the Oxford Art Factory sideshow of very pretty indie boys Palma Violets. They remind us a bit of The Libertines, and not just because they’re sweaty straight boys who look like they might make out at any minute. For a chance to win one of three double passes, just tell us what instrument Chilli Jesson was holding when they were on the cover of NME.

 

Email your...

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

Fans of musicians with the last name Buckley and/or free movie tickets, lend us your eyes: Dendy Newtown is holding a special showing of Greetings From Tim Buckley. Written and directed by Daniel Algrant (Naked In New York) and featuring Gossip Girl’s resident broody alt-dude (but don’t hold it against him!) Penn Badgely as a young Jeff Buckley, the film follows Jeff as he prepares for his...

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

Get your headbands ready – everyone’s favourite ‘Radar Detector’ is set to hit our shores later this month. Darwin Deez plays The Standard on July 30 – for the chance to win one of two double passes just tell us the name of your best/most bizarre dance move.

 

Email your answer to freestuff@thebrag.com for your chance to...

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

Joss Whedon’s modern retelling of Much Ado About Nothing stars TV regulars Amy Acker (Angel, Dollhouse), Alexis Denisof(Buffy, Angel, Dollhouse), Clark Gregg (The Avengers), Fran Kranz (Cabin in the Woods, Dollhouse) and Nathan Fillion (Buffy, Firefly, Serenity). Using the original text, adapted by Whedon, the story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick offers a dark, sexy, funny and...

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives' has been met with mixed reaction. The film was booed by attendees at Cannes Film Festival, has been largely derided by the Hollywood press for its unrelenting and gratuitous violence, but won the Official Competition at Sydney Film Festival. Our leading man? Ryan Gosling of course, who plays Julian, an American running a Thai Boxing club in neon-lit...

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

Washington's former indie rocker turned electronic composer Robert DeLong loves Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service, and we called his recent album "an array of styles, sounds and textures, from house to moombahton, all of them held together by Delong's signature raggedy vocals." So how can you get involved with Delong's 'audio-visual dance party experience'? You're in luck; he's...

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

Maybe you've seen nicholas Roy on The Voice? Or maybe you haven't. Either way, outside of his recent reality TV stint, he's also a budding indie-pop muso, who's launching his first single 'Ghost' at the Factory Theatre on Friday July 19 with fellow contestants Jac Stone and Imogen Brough. Win one of three double passes to the show by emailing freestuff@...

Competition closes: Nowhen in particular

Want to twist? Want to shout? Even want to shimmy? Then Black Cherry is just the mixed bag for you. They're back at the Factory Theatre on July 20 with the biggest rock'n'roll, burlesque and punk rock karaoke event in town. The killer lineup includes Regular John, Jackson Firebird, Melody Black, Howlin' Steam Train and more, with burlesque by Kelly Ann Doll, Rosie Rivette and Memphis Mae (as...

Pages