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The Rock-itt : November 2009
Headlining the evening is the ever improving The Ivy's. They blew me away the first time I saw them and they just keep getting better. With their debut EP set for release this month they'll be hitting the road promoting the hell out of it. For all gig dates go to myspace.com/theivyspage 13th October: Tonight saw the Poptarts swan song and they were going out with all guns blazing. Tonight's feature artist was former Australian Idol winner Casey Donovan. You may have your opinions on the reality talent quest, lord knows I have mine, but regardless of that you cannot dispute this simple fact -- the girl can sing! In an industry that is so driven by marketing strategies and style makers, it's good to know that we the people can actually see that talent is rewarded. It's just a shame that the powers that be dropped the ball on this one. Casey has a fantastic voice and with the right people behind her she may find her way back to the top. Jessica Mauboy is a shining example of that. 20th October: The Loose Tongues reminded me initially of early Powderfinger but then transitioned toward more of an 80's Aussie pub rock/new wave hybrid sound. It was a fun kind of garage-band type of thing with these guys and it brought back a lot of memories. This time around Black Diamond Hearts fronted as a trio. Andre, Remy and Marc are the quintessential power trio. Many people were coming up to me and saying things such as "these guys are really great aren't they?" and "how come they're not here every week?". Well I agree but you got to share the work around folks. The most exciting thing is BDH have an EP coming out and it is but a few weeks away from being released. I can't think of an FM station that wouldn't add "Roses" to their playlist. I think the EP, if put in the right hands, will send Black Diamond Hearts international! Enlist at myspace.com/blackdiamondhearts Coming Up 10th Nov - BENJULU + Lovers Jump Creek + Copy This 17th Nov - BEETHOGAN + Point Lacey 24th Nov - MESSAGE FROM THE SUN + Alter Ego Mania + Aaron Houston R u a local band? Want 2 play at Platform31? Well we want you. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org www.myspace.com/platform31