Monthly Archives: July 2011

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The Jon Experiment To Play Recording Club

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In preparation for the Party Bus tour to Yamba, The Jon Experiment will warm up at the First Thursday Recording Club at The Jubilee Hotel (470 St Pauls Terrace, Brisbane) from 7:00 pm on Thursday August 4th after being invited to headline The August Sessions.

As the name suggests, the show will be recorded for prosperity.  Come down and make some noise for your favourite slurred edge superstars.  It’s only $10 at the door, so there is no excuse not to join in and make an arse of yourself on a live recording.

This is the first show The Jon Experiment will play since their epic Rock The Valley weekend, plus there are 3 other great bands on the show: acoustic rock duo Sounds Of Colour, garage rock 5 piece band Junkyard Diamonds and all the way from Toowoomba, metal warriors Because Of Tomorrow.

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Nambour Hall Show Cancelled

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The QCWA Hall show in Nambour which was scheduled for July 30th has unfortunately been cancelled.

On behalf of ourselves at Mannequin Republic and The Last Outlaw, we apologize to our fans in Nambour who have been waiting to see us, but don’t worry, we will be back again in the near future.

In the meantime you can see The Last Outlaw with Revelations, The Endless Pandemic, Road To Ransome, A Violet Alibi and When Worlds Collide on Saturday August 6th for another all ages show at Sun Distortion Studios (2/24 Corunna Street, Brisbane).  See more here.… more...

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CDs At Dark Hero Clothing

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Fans of The Last Outlaw in the Gold Coast can now get the EP Building The Foundation at Dark Hero Clothing in the Harbour Town Outlet Mall (corner of Gold Coast Highway and Oxley Drive, Biggera Waters).

Dark Hero has a large selection of t-shirts, sneakers, hats and everything else you need for living a badass lifestyle, including tunes by Queensland’s best Southern Hardcore rock outfit, The Last Outlaw.

For more on Dark Hero Clothing, check out their official Facebook page at

And don’t forget to grab your mates and see The Last Outlaw on July 30th at QCWA Hall (10 Short Street, Nambour) from 5:00 pm for a brutal night of live hardcore music and rock out for another all-ages show at Sun Distortion Studios (2/24 Corunna Street, Brisbane) from 7:00 pm on August 6th.… more...

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The Jon Experiment Ride Again

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The Jon Experiment are making a surprise return from their hiatus!  Saturday August 13 at Wooli Street Hall (37 Wooli Street, Yamba) starting from 5:00 pm, Australia’s favourite party punk super band will take the stage for the first time since they tore the house down at Rock The Valley Festival last month.

This is a rare all-ages show for The Jon Experiment and features an incredible line up, including: Mayfair, The Art Of Her, Howling Steel, Medusa’s Mirror, A Scarlet Obsession and Rampage.  Tickets are only $10!  You’d be insane to miss out!

Hey, Brisbane-ites: is Yamba too far away for you?  Can’t get a ride?  Are you going to cry?  Well, you’re in luck, because The Jon Experiment is renting a huge bus to drive everyone down and back!  For only $50 you get entry to the show, entry to the after party and a return trip on … more...

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Byrnes Drier Than Ever

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Mannequin Republic managing director Tom Byrnes is over halfway through his Dry July experience.  He has not touched a drop of alcohol in 23 days.

“It’s been really hard to avoid it” says Tom.  “I took the bus yesterday and a woman spilled nail polish remover next to me.  Almost got on my leg.  I cut my finger last week.  I think it’s infected because the disinfectant spray I have is 90 proof.  I haven’t used aftershave all month, just anything to avoid the alcohol.”

Don’t let Tom’s struggle be in vain.  Go to his profile page at and donate to keep him going.  All proceeds go to help adults with cancer at hospitals across Australia.

For more information on Dry July and it’s generous support of hospitals, including the Mater Hill Hospital in Brisbane, please visit

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