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Newcastle Music Week Grand Final ’08

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Newcastle Music Week Grand FinalNewcastle Music Week 2008 concludes with the Grand Finale at The Civic Theatre, in Newcastle’s vibrant city centre!

This all ages event features both the finals of Resonate – The Music Industry Showcase and Let There Be School Rock band competitions. The night will be compered by Craig Rosevear (Rosie’s School Of Rock & DV8) and Brien McVernon (Retro Rockets).

Watch eight of the Hunter Region’s finest emerging acts take to the stage in front of the Nation’s most respected industry experts, for the chance to share in a prize pool valued at $20,000. There will also be an Encouragement Award up for grabs for both sections of the finals.

Finalists from Resonate – The Music Industry Showcase are:

Finalists from the Let There Be School Rock band competition are:

As usual, a host of guest artists are also slated to appear on the bill, promising a night of musical diversity, energy and attitude!

Don’t miss singer, songwriter and performer Mihirangi and Melbourne rapper BukkCity, as well as our local artists including Mark Wells, Benjalu, Adam Miller & Jason Lowe and The Understudy.

Be there for this gala event – The Civic Theatre, Friday the 31st of October 2008 at 7.30pm.

Tickets on sale now for $15 through Ticketek, The Civic Theatre or on the door on the night.

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Monday Metal Madness ’08

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Monday Metal MadnessMonday Metal Madness returns to the Cambridge Hotel this year on October 27th, 2008.

MMM remains a core part of Newcastle Music Week and this year is set to get even louder with some of the nastiest sounds ever presented within the region.

Sydney death metal greats, Dred will take the night to new extremes of brutality for metal in Newcastle supported by four local outfits set to stun.

Overlords of thrash, Sabretung will be packing the rack of pain.

Indisperse will be launching their debut album “The Reckoning” and newcomers to the thrash scene SoulTremor will be undergoing a trial of fire by opening the show.

On the night we will be running a raffle, with prizes donated by Underground Empire and the bands performing on the night.

Ten bucks or a slain emo (joke) at the door gets you a ticket to the most anticipated event on the local metal calender.

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Newcastle Music Week 2008 at a Glance

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Newcastle Music WeekFrom the 24th and the 31st of October 2008 Newcastle will be showcasing it’s local musical talent at a variety of events atround the city.

  • Boogie On Beaumont – Friday 24 – Beaumont Street – It’s a family affair as a dance party erupts across two stages on Hamilton’s famous restaurant strip. Beautiful and diverse music, food and culture are again on the menu.
  • Bassic Freakquency – Friday 24 – Cambridge Hotel – More bass, more bass, more bass, in the place to be. International and local electronica artists throw down an intense mixture of progressive groove, pulses, beats and sweat.
  • Punk N Grind – Saturday 26 – The Boiler Shop – One of NMW’s most popular and longest running events, Punk N Grind brings all ages and attitudes to the city centre for a celebration and outpouring of hardcore styles and genres.
  • The Boardwalk Sessions – Sunday 27 – The Brewery – Acoustic based stylings beside the beautiful harbour foreshore. Relax in the sunshine, soak up the sound then wash it all down with one of the many of ice-cold refreshments on offer.
  • Monday Metal Madness – Monday 28 – Cambridge Hotel – The most extreme event on the NMW calendar returns direct and straight to the point. Turn the volume to eleven, pack the black, throw forks, bang head, simple.
  • Full Strength Rock – Wednesday 29 – The Bar On The Hill – Rock with a capital YEAHHH struts around campus like the lovechild of Mick Jagger and Tina Turner. Great live original bands, Guitar Hero III Competition and the 1000-watt BBQ.
  • A Major Music Expo – Thursday 30 – Newcastle City Hall – A day of workshops, exhibitions, seminars and master classes from Australia’s premier artists, industry representatives and companies. All styles, levels and interests covered.
  • Civic Theatre Finale – Friday 31 – Civic Theatre Newcastle – Resonate – The Music Industry Showcase And Let There Be School Rock. The region’s finest emerging artists perform live at the historic theatre in front of many of the nations most respected industry representatives. A $20,000 prize pool is up for grabs.

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