Lollapalooza is now two days and nights down, with Metallica headlining the Grant Park festival on Saturday evening. With recent Australian visitors Florence + The Machine set to bring it home on Sunday, the final day, it's safe to say that Lolla has done it up right for its 2015 event. We continue our look at the program day-by-day and bring you five bands that aren't to be missed, other than the flame-haired headliner, of course!
Photo Credit: Jamie Williams
A projection of the nailed hand of Christ onto the curtain screen, the moving shadows reflecting onto the hard grey marbled walls, the deep dark sounds of the opening notes- from the outset Verdi’s Don Carlos takes us into a world of politics, passion, betrayal and desolation. And in Opera Australia’s latest production of the dark opera the period tale is brought to life on a very grand scale.
Death Cab for Cutie brought Kintsugi and their well-loved classics through to the Sydney Opera House last night for a special night of live music. Mikki Gomez was down there for the AU and brings us this gallery from the evening!
Next stop for Britpop legends Blur was at Perth Arena where they put on a awesome show with support coming from Jamie T. Our photographer Stuart Sevastos was there to bring you the highlights of the night!
Daniel Boczarski takes us to the action packed first day of Lollpalooza 2015 in Chicago and brings us photos featuring the likes of Paul McCartney, MisterWives, Glass Animals, Father John Misty, Hot Chip, MS MR, Alabama Shakes, Alt-J, The Weeknd, Broods and more! Check out the gallery here:
Versatile Alabama emcee Yelawolf will be returning to Australia at the end of this year, eager to showcase his latest full-length Love Story with four headline shows planned across Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth.
Photo Credit: Daniel Boczarski
Sir Paul McCartney made his Lollapalooza debut last night, helping kick off the iconic three day event in Chicago with a massive two hour, 15 minute set that saw the legendary artist delve into his catalogue of Wings and Beatles songs that had the tens of thousands of fans singing along from start to finish. He even had Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes singing along, when she joined the Beatle for a rendition of "Get Back" on both vocals and guitar, taking on a verse for herself with a gusto that we're sure would have contradicted the "pinch me, is this actually happening?" feeling anyone would experience in that situation.
Gurrumul kicked off his highly anticipated Australian theatre tour in Sydney, with a wonderful show at the Enmore Theatre. Gwen Lee caught some amazing shots of the artist, supported by Caiti Baker.
The Wombats wrapped up their time in Australia with their gig at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre on Thursday night. A sold out crowd packed the theatre for a high energy show including support from Circa Waves. Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review.
The sun may well and truly have set on Friday in Australia, but in a few hours, it'll be rising over the city of Chicago and thus heralding the first day of Lollapalooza 2015. Grant Park in Chi-town will be turned into a hive of music for three days and nights, with thousands upon thousands set to stream through the gates to witness the likes of Paul McCartney, Florence + The Machine and more perform. Recently we gave your our picks for five artists you can't miss on Friday's program, and now we cast our attention to Saturday, to be headlined by a little band named Metallica...
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After supporting the likes of Megan Washington, Hey Geronimo and The Chemist, Sydney’s Little Fox has released a new single in "Edits". It was produced by Tony Buchen, the man behind works from The Preatures and Andy Bull, and when this top production is combined with Little Fox’s incredible songwriting, the result is stunning.
As of last night, Telstra has launched a temporary lights project around Melbourne, helping light up the city's skyline by using numerous Telstra Air hot spots around the CBD. As part of their celebration of almost 50,000 members to the Telstra Air community, a national Wi-Fi network which allows eligible home broadband customers to take their home broadband data to thousands of hotspots across the country, the company has tagged 30 individual hotspots around Melbourne with high-powered lights to shoot beams into the sky to really 'Light Up the Night'.
Having recorded their third album with John Merchant (Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz), Aussie band Cheap Fakes have got a killer set of material now refined and up their sleeve, due for an October release! The Brisbane six piece have long been making a name for themselves as dynamic and entertaining live performers - a relentlessly fun and engaging live act, Cheap Fakes are anything but what the name suggests. Their latest single taken from Modern Vintage, "Baby It's a Good Song", has its music video premiering on the AU today, a perfect way to lean back and get keen for your weekend.
A new festival is coming to Newcastle and it's got a little bit of this, a little bit of that... Titled 'THIS THAT', the festival will be taking over the Newcastle Foreshore with 16 artists set to bring some memorable live performances the area in October. Leading the charge is the likes of Birds of Tokyo, Asta and Tkay Maidza, while some of Sydney's best food trucks and the team from The Follower and Hunt & Gather will be curating a one of a kind artisan market unseen at any other festival.