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Carriageworks has announced a return for popular boutique music festival At First Sight in November following its overwhelming success in 2013. Curated by FBi Radio’s Dusty Fingers host, Marty Doyle, the one-day celebration, taking place on Saturday 14 November, features a range of bands, DJs and independent record stores and labels. This line-up includes Acid Baby Jesus (EL), Andras, Blank Realm, and more.
When it comes to hip hop, few can match the respect and influence that surrounds Big Daddy Kane. Pioneering member of the infamous Juice Crew and certified solo megastar, his style has been permanently embedded in the very heart of hip-hop and he has gone on to influence some of the industry's biggest including Jay-Z and Nas. Now Sydney and Melbourne are going to get a chance to witness this incredibly accomplished rapper live as he has announced two very intimate sideshows to accompany his appearance at Meredith Music Festival.
Canadian songstress, Ann Vriend returns to Australia for a special showcase at the BIGSOUND music industry conference in Brisbane this September and has just released a brand new single. Her latest Single, “A Need So Wide (You’re The One)” was handpicked based on the keen response from her Australian fans. Ann is embarking on a small run of shows to coincide with the single release, bringing her full band out on tour Down Under for the very first time...
Next Saturday and Sunday, Sydneysiders will be treated to the return of smooth Festival of Chocolate as the mammoth event takes over The Rocks for two days of dessert-focused fun. Renowned Masterchef alumni Julia Taylor is one of the many personalities who will be on hand to create some goodness for both your mouth and your Instagram account, and she has kindly shared her recipe for Cherry Chocolate Tart with us. Make this one up and maybe take it a long on the weekend so you can compare!
Adelaide is coming up with some cool things right now... The Timberwolf show at the UniBar on Friday night was a good example of this – of the three bands on the lineup, two (including the headliner) were very talented local bands. It's a good thing to see.
Sydney artist Eleanor Dunlop started 2015 by giving us the slinky summer guitar jam and triple j favourite “Rollin’ On”. Now, while she works on new material, she’s teamed up with local producer and singer/songwriter Paul Conrad to deliver us a delicious rework of the track. Super hooky, lush and otherworldly electronic, it’s a completely different take on the original and a teaser for an exciting new sound for Dunlop.
Waves and waves of chocolate-focused fun will be taking over The Rocks next Saturday and Sunday for the smooth Festival of Chocolate, a big two-day event from NOVA Entertainment celebrating a multitude of decadent desserts and chocolate designs from the best patisseries, ice-creameries, chocalatiers, and restaurants in Sydney.
When it comes to food choices, do you find that most of your meals rely on convenience? Are you throwing your healthy eating habits out the window in favour of flavour? During a visit to the recently opened Little Sunflower Café, we discovered that nourishing and sustainable food is not always about making unreasonable sacrifices.
When Melbourne creative Jerome Borazio opened up the now famous St Jerome's - The Hotel earlier this year people understandably lost all sense of patience and began booking furiously to experience this unique concept. Luxury rooftop camping on top of Melbourne Central seemed to good to be true, especially when images of the accommodation began popping up online. The urban camp ground is continuing to evolve by welcoming a takeover of sorts from the discerning folk of Art Series Hotel Group for two days only this month, blending the personalities from each of the group's acclaimed properties with the distinctive rooftop hotel.
Volumes festival showcased a whole lot of talent by taking over Oxford Art Factory, Brighton Up Bar and The Cliff Dive from the mid afternoon through until late Saturday night. Click through for our full review...
Afie Jurvanen has been making waves recently with his latest record, Bahamas is Afie. A stellar live musician out of Canada, the album the artist has been bringing to thousands through Canada and beyond over the last 12 months is basically what it says on the bill. Performing as Bahamas, Jurvanen has been blending some excellent pop and indie folk with some well-crafted upbeat rocky melodies that have been striking the right chord with growing crowd numbers around festivals and headline dates to match. This month sees Bahamas bring his full band to Australia for the first time, though it's not his first time in our backyard - he was last in the country supporting old mate City and Colour a few years ago.
Pictured: 5 Seconds of Summer at the 2014 ARIAs. Photo by Nathan Atkins.
The MTV VMAs have come and gone for another year, and as always they've left people with a lot to talk about. Most notably has been Kanye West's attention grabbing 13 minute speech as he accepted his VMA Vanguard Award, in which he declared he was going to run for President in 2020*, expressed his regret for crashing Taylor Swift's award speech at the 2009 VMAs and... well, read the full speech over at the MTV Website in case you missed it yourself.
A two-date tour has been announced, delivering Australia a massive triple bill featuring three pioneering reggae acts. Dubbed the Reggae Royalty tour, the all-star line up will feature multi-platinum luminary Eddy Grant, veteran duo Sly and Robbie, and Grammy Award winning quintet Inner Circle.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been an entire ten years since Aussie legends Regurgitator last set foot in University of Sydney’s Manning Bar, and quite frankly, it’s a combination that I need to see more of. The room was filled with thirty-something’s, re-enacting the last time they saw the band when they, presumably, were still in university.