The Doobie Brothers (Pictured Above) headlined the second part of our Day 2 coverage of Byron Bay Bluesfest. Other artists include Eric Bibb, Gary Clark Jr, Boz Scaggs, Aaron Neville,
When faced with a festival that spans five days, it can be slightly daunting when it comes to planning your timetable for each day. Day two of Bluesfest coincides with Good Friday and arriving on site for my second round, there’s definitely a festive vibe in the air, albeit less chocolate.
Part 1 of our Day 2 coverage of Byron Bay Bluesfest starts off with artists such as India.Arie (pictured above), Suzanne Vega, Steve Earle & The Dukes and more! Photos by Johnny Au.
The annual Record Store Day is a global celebration for the music industry and one which reiterates how crucial traditional outlets are in assisting the global reach of music from all over the world. Today marks the sixth coming of this celebration in Australia, with the country joining the rest of the world with all types of special events planned in record stores around the country.
Released on April 19 in 1994, Nas' seminal debut Illmatic has remained the most lauded hip-hop album of all time; constantly and consistently listed as the greatest achievement any emcee has ever crafted. 20 years later and these accolades continue, as new generations discover Nas' first - and arguably, only – masterpiece [It Was Written and Stillmatic were 8's; 9's at best].
Jack Johnson was one of the headline artists at Mojo Stage on Day 2 of Bluesfest 2014. Photos by Johnny Au.
Matt Corby was one of the headliners on the Mojo Stage on Day 2 of Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014. Photos by Johnny Au.
Baz Luhrmann's timeless tale of ballroom rebellion remains one of the most endearing Australian films of our time. Back when Strictly Ballroom was released in the early 90's, it captivated audiences with its lovingly playful characters, and witty satire, balanced by dignified theatre. It's a tale which has lingered in the hearts of Australians irrespective of generation, so it makes perfect sense to update it with Strictly Ballroom the Musical, the current iteration of the story.
Popular indie-folk duo Wye Oak are fresh off successful performances at Coachella and are about to head off on a U.S tour in support of their latest album Shriek. Vocalist Jenn Wasner takes some time to have a chat with Larry about Coachella, the new album, and the upcoming tour. Check out our transcript below:
Often labelled the 'Queen of Neo-Soul,' the incomparable Erykah Badu stands as a true luminary in the realms of hip-hop, R&B, soul, funk AND jazz. Her impact upon contemporary music is unquestionable to those who have explored her exceptional body of work, and she continues to demonstrate just why she is a muse to many around the world, from rappers like OutKast's Andre 3000 to designer brand Givenchy.
All the action from Day 1 of Byron Bay Bluesfest with headlining acts Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (pictured above), Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Buddy Guy and more! Photos by Johnny Au.
John Mayer brought some of his classic tracks as well as his Blues performance to a packed out Mojo Stage at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014. Photos by Johnny Au.
The Byron Bay Bluesfest has many things to be celebrating in 2014. Not only has it brought thousands once again to the gorgeous surrounds of the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm for a long weekend of stellar Australian and international music, but it’s also celebrating its 25th anniversary. This evening’s opening bill of bands provided the perfect ‘welcome back’ soundtrack to those who make the pilgrimage to Bluesfest annually, but also a perfect introduction to the festival for those visiting for the first time.
Cruising through one of the inner-west's most iconic suburbs is never a boring day out; the suburb with hidden gems in almost every corner remains a hub for great coffee and even greater food. I recently discovered the much buzzed about Two Good Eggs and their exceptional sandwiches.
Wagons are back at last with their new record Acid Rain and Sugar Cane. Single "Why Do You Always Cry" is perhaps their most powerful song yet, spiralling down an emotional drain that is equal parts Lee Hazlewood and Nick Cave. The video - which has frontman Henry Wagons filming the band himself - captures the seasick feeling of the song perfectly.