Posted On December 18, 2014 By In Music

Bluesfest Line-Up Keeps Shaking

Hailing from the states, Alabama Shakes have recently announced a headline tour at Sydney’s Encore theatre on the on Thursday the 2nd of April 2015 when they come over for Bluesfest 2015. Shakes are renowned for putting a unique modern twist on blues. with borderline-folk guitar riffs overlaid by musky vocals, they can do no wrong. Brittany Howard is the the ever-so-talented songwriter, vocalist and guitarist behind the bands’ noble soul-infused sound. The group is renowned for Howard’s prominent vocals, brewing musical crescendos and soulful vibe. Tickets are now onRead More
From: http://www.thestrokes.com/us/music/room-on-fire

Posted On December 13, 2014 By In Music, Uncategorized

Unappreciated Albums

THE good CAMPBELL HARRIS was sick of Top 5 lists, so he made a top 4 list instead. This time it is unappreciated albums. Obviously:  We all know those huge, huge, huge bands that have all released there own album like ‘Nevermind’, ‘IV’, ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ or ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ but how many of those artists have released other albums with just as much potential yet no one seems to appreciate. 4. Section.80 (Kendrick Lamar) Section.80 by Kendrick Lamar, the brutal older brother by a year of theRead More
28th Annual ARIA Awards 2014 - Winner & Presenters Portraits

Posted On December 12, 2014 By In Releases, Reviews

DZ Deathrays Keeping Us All On Edge

Fresh off an ARIA for best Hard Rock/Metal LP in show the lads from DZ have dropped their latest single Keep Myself On Edge. Folks this song is neither hard nor metal but it definitely rocks. Messers Parsons and Ridley deliver a more melodic take on their regular fuzzed out two piece sonic slam. The drums, guitar solos and heavy bass form a familiar bed that allows Parson’s voice to float effortlessly on top. It’s a nice compliment to the heavier tracks on Black Rat and in my opinion itRead More
Pic from: http://www.thezoo.com.au/?portfolio=the-lemonheads-spookyland
IT is bittersweet that this SK writer is going to be out of town for US 90s rockers The Lemonheads this Friday at the Zoo, with local heroes Babaganouj and also Spookyland. The Lemonheads released too many rocking pop tasty treats in the 1990s and with lead singer in sobriety they have toured back regularly to Australia, one of the countries that treated the band right throughout it’s career. If you are in need of finding out what the hype is all about, try this for size: While you areRead More

Posted On December 11, 2014 By In Art, News

This Rick is a Regular Guy

Poly Gone Cowboy presents, ‘Tales, Fables and Other Exaggerations’, a collection of new work by Cairns based artist Regular Rick (aka Rick Beresford) featuring a number of collaborations, painting, drawing and a variety of printmaking techniques. The show is a tongue in cheek exploration of religion, money and power and often draws on slang based references and elements of popular culture. Artist: Regular Rick Exhibition title: ‘Tales, Fables and Other Exaggerations’ Opening night: Friday 21st November, 5pm – 8pm show runs to: Friday 12th December Venue : Poly Gone CowboyRead More
G-MON talks to Bliss n Eso about street machine fest Summernats 28 happening soon in our nation’s capital.   1: How does it feel to be one of the headlining acts for Summernats 28?   It’s awesome, we are really excited about it. I’m not sure whether you know but we have just completed our brand new kombi which is a van we drive on the stage. The roof opens up like a crazy transformer and our DJ pops out and we play the whole set from it. It’s perfectly linedRead More
1. Alcohol 2. Poverty – with streaming services taking hold of the industry, you can make up to $10 per thousand streams, wowzas! You’ll really know it when you’ve hit the big time. 3. Teenage fans – once they’ve spent all their income on computer games and smart phones, they’ll have little money left over for you and your wares and will likely torrent your album off an illegal website. 4. Cost of education – with some private providers offering degrees for $52,000 plus, you’ll only need 520,000 streams (halfRead More

Posted On December 3, 2014 By In Music, Uncategorized

JOYful Laneway Times

Holy moly, one of our favourite acts JOY. got into Laneway Festival! Nice work JOY.! She has only just finished her first tour, as well as just finished Year 12 and had made many fans through her Soundcloud releases. Check this video out, made on tour: The other latest inclusions are: I Know Leopard, Sparkspitter, Milwaukee Banks and Dianas. The line-up also includes: Agnes DeMarco Andy Bull Angel Olsen BANKS Benjamin Booker Caribou Connan Mockasin Courtney Barnett Dune Rats Eagulls Eves FKA Twigs Flight Facilities Flying Lotus (Layer 3) FutureRead More