Arriving at Mohawk for the Onion's "Reload" showcase around 9:30pm, I'd missed our boy Chet Faker, but there was another band already onstage getting the crowd worked up. CYMBALS, the electro pop band out of the UK, and I suggested something in common - this trip out for SXSW 2014 was the first trip out this way for the both of us.
The SXSW 2014 Trade Show again showcased some of the best technology, music and trade related exhibitors from the USA and around the world. Photos by Johnny Au.
The Geeks From Gangnam party returns to SXSW! Ten of the top interactive start ups in Korea held their annual party at SXSW with top acts such as Lady Cube and Rock n Roll Radio performing at the packed out Brass House. Photos by Johnny Au.
Ever since stumbling into a random venue at BigSound a couple of years ago and witnessing the genius that is Elizabeth Rose, I’ve been following her career closely. Yet, strangely enough, this is the first time I’ve seen her out of BigSound context.
Just wrapping up a massive Australian tour, Richard Fortus - famed guitarist of Guns N Roses and now The Dead Daisies - takes some time to chat to the AU about how he approaches The Dead Daisies and their reputation as a supergroup; what's in store for him both as a solo artist and as a band member; and how touring the band's material has been.
As Sydney continues to drain and devour all the excellent events during March into Merivale, the AU are zoning in on a few of the most tempting.
SXSW Interactive conference hosted the SXSW Gaming Expo at the Palmer Events Centre. A large variety of video game developers were on hand to showcase their new games. Nintendo had the largest presence with the new Mario Kart 8 game with a real Go Kart track for expo attendees to try out. Also present were conference panels with industry leaders such as Microsoft Game Studios Chief Phil Spencer giving their views on the current state of the industry. Photos by Johnny Au.
Behemoth dance festival Future Music Festival stopped by Melbourne's Flemington Racecourse for a massive day of big beats and impressive visuals. Serena Ho was on site to capture all the action; and what action it was!
School night be damned, that wasn’t going to stop a bunch of punters to come along and check out some styled Aussie rock and roll tunes get cranked out. Both of the acts on the bill tonight have been critically recognised in the indigenous and mainstream music scene and both perform with an intensity and energy that befits such acclaim.
The annual Future Music Festival was held on a beautiful Sydney day at Randwick Racecourse. This is part two of our photo gallery featuring Phoenix, Rudimental, Deadmau5, Hardwell, Cut Copy, Tinie Tempah, Bauer, Eric Prydz, Tom Piper and Sven Varth
US post-rockers Caspian will be gracing our shores for the first time this year, so we took the opportunity to slide some questions to ask everything from the surprise album of the year to discussing the style of their latest output and what the band plans to do for its 10th anniversary.
It’s here again!!! Adelaide’s one and only – Kustom Kulture Weekend – a raucous explosion of kool, hep and kooky. From the 14 – 16 of March at the Highway, guests are invited to jump into a sea of entertainment with something from both sides of the fence, Mods vs. Rockers style and we've got a double pass to give away!
The sun was smiling on one of Australia’s biggest travelling dance music festivals as it rolled into Sydney for yet another year of behemoth performances by the likes of Deadmau5, Pheonix, and Sven Vath.
Ernest Ellis released his highly-anticipated new record, Cold Desire last week. We caught up with him to have a chat and find out more about the new album; how it all came about; and whether or not we'll see him out on the road around the country in the coming months.
In part 2: The ArgyleXchange Festival starts its month long run, we take a look at The Crab Carnival, the culture festival Semi-Permanent releases its headliners, ASOS Africa gets launched, and so much more.