Monthly Archives: March 2011

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A Message From Loki

Posted on by Mannequin Republic

The Jon Experiment demands your vote to put them on the top of the Triple J Unearthed punk music charts

The Jon Experiment are taking over the Triple J Unearthed Punk Charts, with 3 songs climbing several spots in only 2 weeks. Currently they have tracks ranked at number 3, 5 and 6.

But it’s not good enough for The Jon Experiment’s bass player Loki “Grand Daddy Funk” Discordia, who has this message for fans: “Vote, or I’m coming to your house with a broom handle!”

In a further effort to get votes, it is reported that Loki has been going door to door, slapping householders with dead fish until they register on and place a vote for The Jon Experiment. “Ya mum’s already done it!” he was overheard shouting.

Do not let this happen to you! Simply go to The Jon Experiment’s Unearthed Page and rate each song. “The more stars you give us, the shorter the beating I give you” says Loki.

If you’re not already registered, … more...

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The Violet Alibi Go Independant

Posted on by Tom Byrnes

It is with much regret that The Violet Alibi have decided to part ways with Mannequin Republic. The band has been working hard to release its new upcoming EP and in turn , have had to look for new vocalists throughout the process. They have decided to take some time to re-configure their set up and to work more on themselves as a band.

We wish the band all the best with their future projects and Mannequin Republic will continue to support and back them in the local Brisbane hardcore scene.… more...

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Endorsement news

Posted on by Tom Byrnes

New just in folks! The Violet Alibi has just started working together with Heavy Rain Clothing. As far as we know it has nothing to do with raincoats or windsheeters but the clothing on show is truly excellent. Good quality and an exceptional bunch of people.

This is exciting news because it also means that we now have three bands that are endorsed in some way. Both  The Jon Experiment and The Last Outlaw are endorsed by SJC Custom Drums. Joining such elite bands as The Maine, As I Lay Dying, the Dropkick Murphys and Everytime I Die.

Head to our Allies section for more information on the said companies.

Brisbane rock never looked so good!… more...

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The Last Outlaw On Whiplash

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The Last Outlaw has been announced in the initial lineup for the 2011 Whiplash festival. The event will take place on August 13th and marks the first Whiplash event in Brisbane. Also announced are Humality, White Circus, Inhailed and As Paradise Falls.

The event will host over 24 bands on 2 separate stages on Saturday August 13th in Greenslopes. Special attractions include a burlesque dancing troop and merchandise stalls. Rumors are flying of possible international acts arriving to compete with the loudest and heaviest live music Queensland has to offer.

Whiplash has been a major force in the Australian Metal and Hardcore scene. Traveling from state to state every several months, the festival is a major part of the Sydney hard rock calendar and is pulling out all the stops for their Brisbane debut.

This is an all ages show, so bring the kids, invite your friends, tell … more...

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A Bit More Blair Jackson

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Blair Jackson fans can now see him as a permanent part of Haley Calvert’s band as she makes her run through the Brisbane live music scene. Blair will also continue to perform his solo act (which can be booked by contacting Tom Byrnes).

Blair has also made two new recordings available, which you can hear on his official Mannequin Republic Band page.

If you are interested in booking Blair Jackson for a great night of Scottish inspired folk music and story telling, contact Tom Byrnes at [email protected] or 0413 688 032. Bookings can also be made by using the contact form on this site.… more...

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