Joan Wasser from Joan as Policewoman has just released her fourth album of original songs and AU review reporter John Goodridge chats about behind the scenes of making the album.
It’s been a rollercoaster year for Sharon Jones, the corrections officer turned soul queen. Her fifth album with the imitable Dap Kings, Give the People What They Want was shelved and touring halted so Jones could turn her attention to battling and ultimately beating cancer which threatened to bring her fairy-tale career to a halt. But 2014 brought with it the good news that Jones treatment was a success and the albums eventual release.
Thursday night saw the iconic Adelaide Town Hall filled with the eerie sounds of Jed Kurzel’s award-winning Snowtown score, and influential duo Stars of the Lid joined by Zephyr Quartet.
Serena Ho brings us these fantastic photos from Robert Glasper Experiment with Roy Ayers at Billboard The Venue in Melbourne. Enjoy here on the AU:
New game, established author! Neil Gaiman's Wayward Manor is an adventure puzzler where you play as a ghost trying to win back their house from those pesky living. Trailer down below. So read on if you dare!
SXSW premiered the The Horror/Thriller film 13 SINS from director Daniel Stamm. Stars Ron Pearlman, Mark Webber and Devon Graye walked the red carpet tonight at Stateside Theatre. Photos by Johnny Au.
It doesn't seem like 50 years since The Beatles stepped onto the shores of Australia but it certainly is. Even though the Fab Four were only here for 13 days and played 20 shows in 4 cities, it caused a major stir in Australian music that is still feeling the effects today.
We’re on a barge in the middle of Sydney Harbour and we’re about to capsize. At least, that’s what it feels like. Because right now, 100 hyped up people are jumping in unison, and the Channel V Island is under some serious pressure. Rudimental are at the helm, and their explosive single “Feel The Love” is the cause for all the commotion. The band already have their shirts off, Mark Crown is showering the front row with sweat while ripping through a trumpet solo as the bass shudders and splinters below the drums. The beat is brutally relentless, a violent, hyperactive mix of house drums and spine shaking bass. When the song ends, and the jumping crowd regain their stance, the Island gives another gentle sway, but rights itself soon after, and all is well. Very well, in fact.
The anticipation in the air was palpable as the Elder Hall filled with people waiting to hear John Waters speak for the Adelaide Festival. The stage is minimalist - a green floral arrangement on a white stand with red lighting at the rear.
If you’re a discerning lover of all things dance then you’ve most certainly seen the envy-inducing streams of partygoers in sweaty, underground clubs, huddled around big DJ set-ups and listening to a who’s who of producers lay out their absolute A-game, right? If you haven’t, then you probably should go to HERE right now and spend the entire week browsing the phenomenon that is Boiler Room TV.
Kirribilli’s premiere small bar The Botanist celebrated their first full year earlier this week. Known for the fresh, homely atmosphere, the bar hosted a party worthy of their success, reiterating their focus on outstanding food and drink in the process.
In This Issue: Big Scary take home the 9th Coopers AMP, WOMAD get $400,000 richer, fly to London with FBi and more.
LA band Sweethead including guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen from Queens of the Stone Age played a "Sydney locked out" 1am show at the Oxford Art Factory. Pete Dovgan was there and brings us these photos:
Surry Hills institution The Soda Factory has jumped straight from a small bar menu to an overwhelmingly large and varied selection of American-inspired fare, completing their image as a New York-style speakeasy and offering customers much more than expected.
Ever since he charmed his way onto our airwaves with the ridiculously catchy ‘I Spy’, Mikhael Paskalev became a musician to keep an eye on. Six months after capitalising on the momentum by releasing his debut album What’s Life Without Losers in his native Norway, Paskalev’s brand of odd-ball, upbeat pop finally hits Australian shelves.