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We're going to Soundwave!

We're going to Soundwave!

Posted 13 February 2014   by Amy         Permalink | 3 Comments

Tags: Soundwave, music, stalls, volunteers, Unleashed, gigs, tabling

In case you missed it, here are some of the best bits from our Big Day Out tour:

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Rabbunzel let down her hair.

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Volunteers smiled :)

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Hannah photo-bombed a polar bear.
#greenpeace #savethearctic

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And a bunch of photo booth action took place :)

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Not to mention all the awesome people we met and the great bands that played.

In fact, we had such a good time, we're doing it all over again! Soundwave 2014 here we come:

Brisbane – Sat 22 Feb
Sydney – Sun 23 Feb
Melbourne – Fri 28 Feb
Adelaide – Sat 1 March
Perth – Mon 3 March

Will we see you there?

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We're going on tour!

We're going on tour!

Posted 13 January 2014   by Amy         Permalink | 9 Comments

Tags: Big Day Out, music, stalls, volunteers, outreach, Unleashed, gigs, tabling

It's safe to say that we're festival junkies here at Unleashed. Going on tour with Big Day Out was such a blast last year that we're doing it all over again! This time, bigger and better :)

You won't want to miss our Unleashed photo booth with awesome animal props and messages of kindness. We've also got BRAND NEW merch and a 'Heartcore' festival pack full of festival survival goodies :) (Follow us on Instagram for sneak peeks of our new stuff.) So if you're a festival head like me, check out when we'll be in your city and make sure you pop by, support our campaigns, get a photo booth pic, high-five our awesome vollies and score a free sticker!

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Gold Coast – Sunday 19 Jan
Melbourne – Friday 24 Jan
Sydney – Sunday 26 Jan
Adelaide – Friday 31 Jan
Perth – Sunday 2 Feb

Who's your fave band at BDO this year?

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Big Day Out Adventures
Posted By Ward

Big Day Out Adventures

Posted 4 February 2010   by         Permalink | 4 Comments

Tags: Big Day Out, gigs, bands, Rise Against

So the Big Day Out is over for another year. And wasn't it a stinker! (the weather, not the bands the bands were rad) If you were there, I hope you signed our petition, and scored yourself a free sticker (if not, then don't miss us at Soundwave)!

After a long day speaking up for animals there were some awesome bands to see. Anyone catch Rise Against? Keep your eyes peeled cause you might even be seeing a bit more of them very soon ;)

Anyway, check out some action shots from the Big Day Outs:


A big thanks to Kelly, LucyM, AmberElizabeth, Andi, Aimee, tofupower and everyone else who did an awesome job helping out at these gigs!

So how was your BDO? Got any highlights to share?

Only a bit over a week till Soundwave! Who's excited? If you're going, make sure you drop by the Unleashed stall and say 'Hi!'.

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Be Sweet to Animals - Bake Vegan Cupcakes!

Be Sweet to Animals - Bake Vegan Cupcakes!

Posted 3 April 2009   by Jesse         Permalink | 13 Comments

Tags: vegan, vegan cupcakes, recipe, food, eggs, dairy, tabling, volunteers, Bad Day Down, Propagandhi, gigs

Alright, here's a treat you'll be jumping up and down about. A recipe for vegan cupcakes!

A couple of weeks ago we ran a stall at the Petacular pet expo in Brisbane. The wonderful volunteer, Kate, offered to bake vegan cupcakes for the day... So of course we said yes yes yes!

The cupcakes looked and tasted amazing! Not surprisingly, they went down a treat and many a cupcake muncher marvelled at the fact that no animals were harmed in the making of these delectible treats.

When highlighting the cruelty of the egg and dairy industries, nothing promotes cruelty free living quite like cupcake goodness. So it's time, as Kate would say, to "share the cupcake love"!

This cupcake concoction was even given the thumbs up by punk heroes Propagandhi. Kate's hubby plays in the Brissie band Bad Day Down, who supported Propagandhi on their recent visit to Australia. On tour, Kate soon assumed the role of official cupcake cooker. But she isn't just a superstar in the kitchen. Check out this photo of her singing on stage with Propagandhi at their Melbourne show. (btw, keep your eyes out for more from us on Propagandhi soon)

Anyway, back to the important business of cupcakes. Here for your pleasure, is the undisputed best cupcake recipe in the world (or at least so claims Kate): Click here for the cupcake-a-licious recipe.

Now don't be greedy! Make sure you share your amazing cruelty free creations with all your friends and family to spread the word about how easy it is to be sweet to animals.

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Children of Bodom

Children of Bodom

Posted 11 September 2008   by Jesse         Permalink | 1 Comment

Tags: Children of Bodom, bands, gigs, merch

While we here at Unleashed like to think we're on the ball, every once in a while a great band slips under our tour radar. Children of Bodom was one of those bands. These Finnish bad boys blazed their way across the country in June this year, and unbeknownst to us picked up one of our tees along the way.

The band's lead singer, Alexi Laiho is one helluva guitar guru (you should see this guy play!). But there's more to Alexi than mad guitar solos and intense vocalsAlexi's down with helping animals too. So much so that he even sported his new Animals Australia tee on stage at their Perth show. There's nothing like a gritty guitar superstar doing his bit for animals!


Alexi Laiho backstage at the Capitol, Perth.

A big thanks to Antonella and the fab crew at Just Say Rock for not only hooking Alexi up with one of our shirts, but also sending us the photo. Thanks also totheRoute777 of moomu Photography for letting us use his amazing photos from the event (doesn't that photo of Alexi in action at the top of the page rock!).

If you want to do your bit for animals too, then head on over to our shop and do as Alexi doeswear your message loud and proud!

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Caliban
Posted By Ward

Caliban

Posted 19 August 2008   by         Permalink | Be the first to comment

Tags: Caliban, gigs, bands, veg

Kicking ass across the country, Caliban's Australian tour was a blast. With horror-show outfits and enough German metal to make any metal-head drool, this was one tour you wouldn't want to take your Gran to.

While these guys gored it up on stage (bloodied outfits and all), offstage they're as horrified by animal cruelty as just about anyone. We first met up with the band after they'd spent the day at a wildlife reserve, checking out some Aussie inhabitants (of the animal variety). Marc and Andy quickly fessed up to being big into animals, no wonder they're both veg.

After letting the Unleashed team romp around the East Coast with their crew, we gotta say a big hoorah to Caliban for helping us get the word out about how we can all stop animal cruelty.

Can't wait for these guys to grace our shores again!

Did you catch Caliban doing their thing? Drop us a line and let us know: What was your highlight?

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Carpathian Isolation Tour '08

Carpathian Isolation Tour '08

Posted 10 August 2008   by Jesse         Permalink | 3 Comments

Tags: Carpathian, bands, gigs

Big thanks to the boys with the big noise, Carpathian, hooking up with us on their Isolation Tour to get the word out about animal cruelty. These guys sure know how to crank out the decibels! I don't think anyone was sleeping in the entire neighborhood while they did their thing. Playing to packed crowds, these hardcore boys did not disappoint.

On stage their passion shows in their music, and off stage it shows in their actions. The whole crew is veg, and we found plenty to talk about over a few vegan bickies after the show. It seems the Carpathian boys like their vegan food just about as much as we do!

Keep your eyes out, cause we also got a few shirts signed, and it won't be long now before we want to give em away.

If you missed these boys on the Isolation tour, then don't miss out next time they come round. We'll certainly be there!

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My Chemical Romance
Posted By Ward

My Chemical Romance

Posted 26 February 2008   by         Permalink | 7 Comments

Tags: My Chemical Romance, gigs, bands, veg

When I think of My Chemical Romance, I think of big band, big sound, big show. And when these guys stormed our shores they didn't disappoint. And nor did their fans ... check this super human costume effort (from the Melbourne show):

Hehehe ... ahem ... oh yeah, back to the show:

As if the music and packed crowds weren't enough to heat things up the pyrotechnics certainly added one helluva spark. The band were all in great form, but I have to say Frank Iero was my highlight ... but then maybe I'm a little biased.

Frank is almost as well known for his big heart as he is for his gift with the guitar. Being a vegetarian and supporter of anything to help the animals Frank was kind enough to let us unleash our tabling crew once more to join them on the tour.

Stylin it up, exploding on stage and helping animals is all just in a day's work for Frank. You may or may not have as much style as Frank (I certainly don't.); and you may or may not be a guitar hero (I'm certainly not!); but you can certainly help animals today. So let's change the world!

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Xmas Eve Like You Would Never Believe!
Posted By Ward

Xmas Eve Like You Would Never Believe!

Posted 2 January 2008   by         Permalink | 6 Comments

Tags: Trial Kennedy, The Hot Lies, gigs, bands, food, Christmas, bbq

When our good friends at PBS radio station contacted us saying that they were organising a fundraiser on Christmas eve, and they wanted Unleashed to run a table and bbq at the event, we just couldn't resist. In the good spirit of Christmas, we loaded up the car with veggie snags, and goodies and headed to The Arthouse for a night to remember.

Celebrating Christmas is great. Celebrating Christmas with a whole bunch of good mates, vegan food and Trial Kennedy and Capeside thrashin' out the tunes is greater! And to top it off Luke from The Hot Lies donned his chef's hat to help on the barbie.

If you haven't caught Trial Kennedy, then they're a name to remember. These guys are almost as hot as a Christmas day in Aus.

So that was our Chrissy feast. Tell us about yours. What cruelty free goodies did you whip for the Christmas season?

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