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As of last night, Telstra has launched a temporary lights project around Melbourne, helping light up the city's skyline by using numerous Telstra Air hot spots around the CBD. As part of their celebration of almost 50,000 members to the Telstra Air community, a national Wi-Fi network which allows eligible home broadband customers to take their home broadband data to thousands of hotspots across the country, the company has tagged 30 individual hotspots around Melbourne with high-powered lights to shoot beams into the sky to really 'Light Up the Night'.
Having recorded their third album with John Merchant (Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz), Aussie band Cheap Fakes have got a killer set of material now refined and up their sleeve, due for an October release! The Brisbane six piece have long been making a name for themselves as dynamic and entertaining live performers - a relentlessly fun and engaging live act, Cheap Fakes are anything but what the name suggests. Their latest single taken from Modern Vintage, "Baby It's a Good Song", has its music video premiering on the AU today, a perfect way to lean back and get keen for your weekend.
A new festival is coming to Newcastle and it's got a little bit of this, a little bit of that... Titled 'THIS THAT', the festival will be taking over the Newcastle Foreshore with 16 artists set to bring some memorable live performances the area in October. Leading the charge is the likes of Birds of Tokyo, Asta and Tkay Maidza, while some of Sydney's best food trucks and the team from The Follower and Hunt & Gather will be curating a one of a kind artisan market unseen at any other festival.
In our 67th instalment of "Stumbled Upon", we meet German rockers YUCCA, and chat about their changing influences (from Jimmy Eat World to Soulwax) and check out one of their most addictive tracks from 2011’s Make Up, Young Birds.
In This Issue: we announce the MTV VMA nominations, details about artist submissions for the Canadian Music Week, the prestigious judges for the 2015 International Songwriting Competition, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.
Foals have unveiled a new track of their upcoming album What Went Down, and an incredible and innovative new clip created with director NABIL in association with GoPro. The viewer on YouTube lets you change the camera direction as the band plays around you, an experience that’s never before been seen in music videos.
You’ll find him in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, at 347 Kent St to be exact. Occupying two stories on the corner of Kent and King St, Mr Tipply’s proves why it’s more than just your winter go-to. The venue’s eclectic interior, created by Paddington –based designer Tamsin Johnson, emulates a globe-trotting experience traveling from the downstairs bar up to The Attic.
Sydney-via-Glasgow songstress Bec Sandridge has just released her latest track "In The Fog, In The Flame" and the accompanying video which offers up an intoxicating simplicity to complement the number's straightforward vibe - check it out below! A self-described 'spaghetti disco pop' musician, Sandridge is on the cusp of launching her fourth EP In The Fog at Sydney's Newtown Social Club on August 22nd (tickets here) accompanied by a new band and her signature sound.
Produce from central NSW will once again be under the spotlight as Taste Orange @ Sydney makes it's return to Martin Place in Sydney CBD for it's biggest edition yet. The ultra popular Food and Wine festival will be held over two nights from Thursday 10th September to Friday 11th September, and bring a very specific, very focused program of events that explores the depth of the food, wine, arts, and culture scenes in the central NSW region.
Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great celebrates the tenacity and vision of a true innovator in the Arts. Catherine the Great's inexhaustible passion for the Arts, Education and Culture heralded a renaissance, leading to the formation of one of the world's great museums, the Hermitage. The collection is now on show at a Melbourne-exclusive exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. Carl Dziunka went along to capture these priceless masterpieces.
Consistently named one of the best in Sydney Via Napoli Pizzeria in Lane Cove will be expanding to a store a bit closer to the city come September. Taking over the old Franco Franco on Crown Street, which recently closed up shop, the celebrated pizzeria will be making it's mark on Surry Hills as early as the 1st September.
Bethany Cosentino is no longer just a chill Californian girl with a cat named Snacks who gets high and writes about her boyfriends. Now she's a chill Californian woman whose rock lyrics straddle mid 20's apathy and genuine existential crises. The music too has matured - from the minute long surf rock blitzes of debut Crazy For You, to the fully realised pop hooks of 2015's California Nights.
One of Asia's biggest pop acts and K-Pop biggest group BIGBANG has announced the pre-sale and general ticket sale dates for their 2015 WORLD TOUR ‘MADE’ in Australia. Pre-sale tickets go on sale on Wednesday 5th August at 12noon and Hello Asia has all the ticketing information you need.
In this issue: Burn the Floor, ‘The Horse’ at NGV, Performing Lines tour announcement, Gertrude Contemporary launches new off-site gallery, Conceptual artist Jesse Willesee strips off on live T.V, Sydney Art Week Program, La Petite Mort, and MSO chief conductor to lead orchestra until end of 2019.