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Short Stack Instores

  • Written by Robert Manser
  • Category: The Plug

To celebrate the release of PLANETS, the first single from Short Stack’s upcoming second album This Is Bat Country, the boys, Shaun, Andy & Bradie will be signing copies of their new single at a Sanity store near you.

Saturday 18 September @ 10.00am – Sanity Indooroopilly
Shop 3001, Westfield Shoppingtown, 318 Moggill Road, Indooroopilly, QLD

Saturday 18 September @ 3.00pm - Sanity Tweed Heads
Shop 265b, Tweed City Shopping Centre, 54 Pacific Highway, Tweed Heads, NSW

Sunday 19 September @ 10.00am – Sanity Ballina
Shop 67, Corner Kerr & Fox Streets, Ballina, NSW

Sunday 19 September @ 2.00pm – Sanity Lismore
Shop 34, Lismore Shopping Centre, McKenzie Street, Lismore, NSW

Monday 20 September @ 10:00am -  Sanity Grafton
Shop T43, Grafton Shopping Centre, Corner Duke & Fitzroy Streets, Grafton, NSW

Tuesday 21 September @ 11.00am – Sanity Port Macquarie (Port Central)
Shops F3 & F4, Port Central Shopping Centre, 40 Horton Street, Port Macquarie, NSW

Tuesday 21 September @ 3.00pm – Sanity Taree
Shop 6, Taree Marketplace, Manning Street, Taree NSW

Wednesday 22 September @ 11.00am – Sanity Greenhills
SHOP 64, Green Hills Shopping Centre, 1 Molly Morgan Drive, East Maitland, NSW

Wednesday 22 September @ 3.00pm – Sanity Charlestown
Shop G8003, Charlestown Square, Pearson Street, Charlestown, NSW

Thursday 23 September @ 5.00pm – Sanity Burwood
Shop 131, Westfield Burwood, 100 Burwood Road, Burwood, NSW

Saturday 25 September @ 9.30am – Sanity Fountain Gate
Shop 1118, Westfield Shoppingtown Fountain Gate, Magid Drive, Fountain Gate, VIC

Saturday 25 September @ 3.30pm – Sanity Sale
Shop 25, Gippsland Shopping Centre, 37-39 Cunningham Street, Sale, VIC

Sunday 26 September @ 1.00pm – Sanity Merimbula
SHOP 4 Merimbula Square, Corner Market & Monaro Street, Merimbula, NSW

Monday 27 September @ 10.00m – Sanity Tuggeranong
Shop 146/148, Tuggeranong Hyperdrome, Anketell Street, Tuggeranong, NSW

Tuesday 28 September @ 10.00am – Sanity Orana Mall
Shop 21a, Orana Mall Dubbo, Corner Wheelers Lane & Mitchell Hwy, Dubbo, NSW

Tuesday 28 September @ 3.30pm – Sanity Orange
Shop 21, Orange City Centre, Summer Street, Orange, NSW

Wednesday 29 September @ 10.00am – Sanity Bathurst
Shop 32/33 Bathurst City Centre, 81-83 Bentinck Street, Bathurst, NSW

Wednesday 29 September @ 3.00pm – Sanity Lithgow
Shop 21-22 Lithgow Valley Shopping Centre, Corner Lithgow & Bents Streets, Lithgow, NSW

If you head along to any of the instores, make sure you share your pics and thoughts in the SHORT STACK group on

YOAV - A Foolproof Escape Plan

  • Written by Robert Manser
  • Category: The Plug

An exceptional singer/songwriter, Yoav has the unique ability to create a phenomenal spectrum of sound that transcends genre, resulting in a one-man sonic showdown. Using his trusty, beat up, acoustic guitar, and a constantly mutating live looping setup he calls “The Beast,” Yoav’s distinctive sound and multi-layered songs have connected with audiences everywhere. Yoav’s critically acclaimed debut album, Charmed and Strange (2008), had a extraordinary effect on people around the world. Since its release, he has been on a journey of sold-out headline shows in Canada, the U.S., and Europe and a North American tour with Tori Amos saw Yoav sell almost 9,000 discs off stage in just 3 months. He’s been an iTunes Canada ‘Single Of The Week’ feature artist and had a #1 song in Russia where he also received a special RAMP award (Rock Alternative Music Prize) in recognition of his achievements. And after only one radio session in Denmark, his album Charmed and Strange climbed to #1 on their iTunes album chart within 24 hours of the radio session airing.

Yoav’s songs have been featured on the popular TV shows One Tree Hill, So You Think You Can Dance, and The Mentalist and he also performed on the immensely popular UK music show, Later with Jools Holland, as well as MTV Live. Experimentation with sound from his acoustic guitar is an area in which Yoav thrives, and a direction he is intent on continuing to explore. With his second album, A Foolproof Escape Plan, he further pushes the sounds of pop music and instrumentation. True to his reputation as global citizen, Yoav spent 2009 writing songs in London, South Africa, and Venice Beach, California, collaborating with a mélange of musicians and artists from around the world to add to the richness of his sound. Joey Waronker — the outstanding American music producer and drummer who has worked with Thom Yorke, Beck, Smashing Pumpkins and R.E.M. — took the producer’s chair.

The songs on A Foolproof Escape Plan further reflect Yoav’s experiences and his connection to current global issues, but this is also a highly personal record that is both honest and introspective. The debut single ‘Yellowbrite Smile’ uses the iconic cliché of a smiley face to reflect the passive acceptance of our increasingly absurd and fast-paced  existence, the selling of distraction, and the commercialization of happiness. In ‘Easy Chair’, Yoav reminisces about childhood, his signature guitar beats pulsating throughout. Many of the songs on A Foolproof Escape Plan explore his experience of the spiraling chaos of the world around him: Changing relationships. A world unbalanced. The constantly transforming face of music. In his own way, Yoav is embracing the answers he uncovers, and calming the chaos with loops, beats, voice, and guitar in hand.

Yoav ‘Foolproof Escape Plan’ will be released 24th September 2010.


Are you a fan of Yoav? Why not start a group for him in the community?

Monique Brumby and Diana Anaid To Tour Oz

  • Written by Robert Manser
  • Category: The Plug

ARIA award winner Monique Brumby and indie rock veteran Diana Anaid are releasing their 4th albums and have also co-written a song together, Love Is A Weapon. They tour nationally August/Sept.

Here are the dates for those wanting to check out these lovely ladies!

12, Troubadour, Brisbane
13, Soundlounge, Gold Coast
14, Joes Waterhole, Eumundi
18, Coast Hotel Coffs Harbour
19, Laurieton Hotel, Laurieton
20, Oriental Hotel, Springwood
21, Diggers, Coogee
22, Fitzroy Hotel, Windsor
25, Brass Monkey Cronulla
26, Heritage Hotel, Woolongong
27, Notes, Newtown
28, Grand Hotel, Newcastle

2, East Brunswick Club, Melbourne
3, Barwon Club, Barwon Heads
4, The Palais, Hepburn Springs
5, Jive Bar, Adelaide
24, Devenport, Spurs
25, The Royal Oak, Launceston
26, Stage Door, Burnie

Love Monique or Diana? Why not start a fan group or join an official group in the community?

Peats Ridge Artist Lineup

  • Written by Robert Manser
  • Category: The Plug

The largest camping festival over the New Year period, in NSW, Peats Ridge is a Sustainable Arts & Music Festival. It has proven to be a fresh, creative and innovative melting pot, where people can celebrate in a friendly and relaxed festival environment.

With a music line up that boasts pieces of many musical pies, for everyone to savour. The Festival always delights punters with big names acts and also surprises, with up and coming musical talent to be discovered.

The 2010 instalment promises to be everything brilliant that has been offered in previous years and much more… So without further ado, let’s unleash the first of the musical magic that will grace some of the 9 stages at Peats Ridge 2010.

Angus & Julia Stone * Trentemøller (Live) [DENMARK] * Built to Spill [USA] * Freestylers [UK] * Kate Miller-Heidke * Shout Out Louds [SWEDEN] * The Dynamites Featuring Charles Walker [USA] * Born Ruffians [CAN] * Lightspeed Champion [UK] * PVT * Decoder Ring * The Audreys * The Break * Washington * Cloud Control * Jonathan Boulet * Freq Nasty [UK] * Space Invadas * The Jezabels * Dan Mangan [CAN] * Thundamentals * Steve Poltz [USA] * Joel Plaskett [CAN] * King Tide * Horrorshow * Watussi * Parades * Big Scary * Spit Syndicate * Belles Will Ring * Kim Churchill * THE Chemist * The Gin Club * Tom Fun Orchestra [CAN] * Carmen Townsend [CAN] * Matt Barber [CAN] * Chase the Sun * The Lovetones * THE E.L.F * The Seabellies * McCartney * The Delta Riggs * Holly Martin * Spooky Land * Alter Ego Mania * Dereb the Ambassador [ETHIOPIA/AUD] * The Strides * loads more artists to be announced. Stay tuned…

Tickets go on sale August 19th.