Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters rolled into town this week and played to a huge crowd on a gorgeous Adelaide summer night. They were dutifully supported by Rise Against and The Delta Riggs. Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review.
Parquet Courts were supported by Straight Arrows last night at Sydney's Manning Bar. Evelyn Tija was there and brings us these photos from the stellar set:
We've taken a look at some of the shows we're going to be heading to through the weekend ahead and deliver you this guide - where will you be partying?
Q-Tip once spat lyrical re: “giving nuff respects to Afrika Bambaataa”. Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow are here to do just that. Their Renegades of Rhythm tour see’s the iconic pair pay homage to the legend who so crucially moulded the fundamental nature of hip hop culture.
Whether you love them or hate them, Terror Universal is a very memorable band! Decked out in various horror masks, the four-piece recently took the stage at Soundwave Festival but not before stopping for a quick chat. In this interview, Terror Universal talk about their new release and why they believe their music has caught on so fast: "We feel our songs are really easy to get into live, we have some catchy choruses and some just groovy stuff as well as some really brutal stuff. So I mean, people just seem to grab onto it immediately."
Just when you thought it was near impossible for South by Southwest to get any bigger, Pandora drop their Discovery Den lineup. This will mark the fourth annual event the leading internet radio service has produced with 2015 seeing 37 diverse artists from eight countries performing.
Miguel Maestre, that acclaimed celeb chef with a fiery personality, has gone and opened up a very brief pop-up restaurant in Redfern as part of his partnership with dishwashing brand Finish. It's a fairly simple concept, there's 10 tables for 2 set-up neatly in a small warehouse style space tucked away on Hudson Street. There's festive, soft Spanish music playing in the background and the ambiance is as D.I.Y as it is C.I.Y ('Clean It Yourself', the name of the pop-up).
A full capacity show on a Friday night was something I half-expected for Falling In Reverse. Having struggled to set foot in Australia because of visa issues, it was a dream come true for many to see frontman, Ronnie Radke in the flesh. Waiting in line is always a tease and the struggle getting into the venue was real.
We've been waiting for awhile (breath is bated) for R&B princess Tinashe to release "Bated Breath" as a single, it's one of the standouts from her brilliant debut album Aquarius and is by far the song to best show off her raw talent, in both singing, style, and songwriting. The slow-burning number about love and anxiety progresses nicely as the visuals take the R&B 'it' girl to the Mojave desert, as a pilot who crash-lands and struggles to find her way.
SBS announced today that singer/songwriter and ARIA Award winner Guy Sebastian will represent Australia at the 60th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Vienna, Austria and broadcast on SBS from Wednesday May 20 to Sunday May 24.
One of Ireland’s biggest festivals have just dropped their 2015 lineup and it is full of stellar acts! The annual Electric Picnic Festival is a three day event held in Stradbally, Ireland. The greatly anticipated lineup was only released less than 24 hours ago and sees ethereal act Florence + The Machine and electronic duo Underworld as headliners.
You may have mastered the art of skiing or boarding in Whistler and explored the sights of Vancouver, but your trip to British Columbia isn’t over just yet. Before you hop back on that plane home, pay a visit to Victoria, B.C’s capital. Situated on Vancouver Island, just an hour-and-a-half from the mainland by ferry, or half an hour by sea plane (an experience you’ll truly never forget), there is much to see and do in this picturesque harbour city.
At the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Australian contestant announcement today, we asked Director of Blink TV, SBS’ Eurovision production partner, Paul Clarke if Melbourne indie act TISM were considered in their Eurovision discussions.
"You think this is a failure tonight?!" Dave Grohl exclaims, noodling away on his signature blue Gibson, in the middle of a packed out Cooper's Stadium. It's a windy night mid-week and the Foo Fighters frontman is commenting on recent labels that Adelaide has no scene for rock music made in the wake of the disaster that was Soundwave Adelaide. And, as he dedicates "Times Like These" to the Billy Corgans and the AJ Maddahs, the crowd erupts with applause and hollers. It would seem Adelaide's not taking any shit talk about their city tonight.
Andrew Wade was at The Tivoli in Brisbane to capture Mick Turner and Mogwai perform! Click through to see the full gallery.