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Sometimes there just isn't enough time in the day to see all you want to see, especially when Sydney becomes home to multiple events that happen all on the same day. In this case, that day is Sunday 6th September and there's three pretty special happenings to keep you running around the city. If you're in town this weekend we suggest heading along to one of the following:
As they tour around their latest single "All My Friends Are Leaving Town", we catch up with Super Best Friends to talk about the track, their incredible year, BIGSOUND, puppies (naturally) and much more... Read on:
In This Issue: we look at the 2015 Melbourne Music Bank; a new imprint from the team at Nuclear Blast Records with four international signings; the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University turns 50 and over 200 musicians help celebrate across the country; a study finds that live music is adding more to the Australian economy than retail, accommodation, and other sectors; and Victoria's music community have launched a new taskforce to deal with sexual assault and harassment in licensed venues and at music festivals. All this plus the latest signings, and the ARIA charts.
The NSW regional music festival VANFEST is back in 2015 with a huge line up of Australian music all-stars and up and comers. A cohort of impressive Australian bands and artists will be hitting up Forbes, NSW on December 5th for a day of some of the best that this country has to offer.
Tkay Maidza is killing it at the moment. Barely a month ago she was packing out the Mix Up tent at Splendour, and next week she’s kicking off a huge national tour, with dates already selling out. Keeping it consistent with the video for her breakout track "Switch Lanes”, the new video for her track “M.O.B.” is a stylised cartoon sci-fi, and it’s an amazing watch. Check it out here:
The Golden Girls ran on television screens from 1985 – 1992, and was one of the top ten highest rating programs for six out of it’s seven seasons. While being a prime time sitcom, the show was also known for breaking new ground, not only for it’s older, all female ensemble, but also for it’s discussion of then taboo topics including gay rights, pre milf-era female sexuality, and gender politics. This live tribute sees the 4 main characters presented as puppets, with a near-perfect representation of the TV house on stage. The late 80s cane furniture, rustic wood-grain kitchen and frilled lampshades set the mood perfectly alongside the pastel outfits of some elegantly designed puppets.
In our 75th instalment of "Stumbled Upon", we meet Stephen and Simon from I'm Not A Band an electro pop act from Berlin and chat about their latest track, ’Cages’.
Canadian rock band The Tea Party were formed twenty five years ago and have released around a dozen albums in that time. On the twentieth anniversary of their album Edges of Twilight, they have released a new master recording and are touring the album in full. John Goodridge chatted to lead singer Jeff Martin on the eve of their Canadian tour.
There's a chance you may have seen Sydney's I Know Leopard recently, supporting Gang Of Youths on their national tour. If not, you'll have plenty of chances to see the dream-pop cuties starting this September when they head out on a huge 15-date headlining tour in support of their upcoming EP Another Life.
Get ready for a comprehensive showcase of Australian beef set against the unrivaled view of Bondi Beach at Icebergs Dining Room & Bar because a whole host of industry figures are coming together for one exclusive dinner themed around one of the country's most iconic industries. Maurice Terzini and Head Chef Monty Koludrovic of Icebergs will be welcoming Anthony Puharich of Vic Premium Quality Meat to host the special dinner, which has been given the title Icebergs x Legends of Australian Beef Dinner.
“Accident”, the new single from Sydney's Jinja Safari is a unique piece of pop music. With offbeat time signatures and expertly planned vocal phrasing, the song rises and falls in and out of choruses, in most sections using very little to make a very big sound. Listen to the stunning track here:
BIGSOUND kicks off next week in Brisbane and if you're like us, you're still trying to determine where to head and who to see. Last year saw some standout rock bands come through the ranks strongly, while the level of eclectic solo artists also provided us with some special highlights of the showcase program.
Safia have been absolutely killing it this year. With single after single, they have been getting so much radio play as well as selling out show gigs all across the country. The last time I saw Safia was at Brisbane’s BIGSOUND conference last year, and holy wow, what a difference a year makes. They have really stepped up their game and brought the production of their live show up to a whole new level.
While walking the red carpet for the Sydney premiere of N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, awarded Aussie rapper Briggs took some time to chat to us about his first experience with The World's Most Dangerous Group, as well as being compared to Ice Cube by none other than Ghostface Killah. We also get an update on his new music and more.