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Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Day One ft. Paul McCartney + Alabama Shakes + Alt-J and more - Grant Park, Chicago (31.07.15)

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:

Paul McCartney, Alabama Shakes, Hot Chip and more help kick off Lollapalooza in Chicago for 2015!


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.

Live Review: Alt-J + Ásgeir - Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre (13.05.15)

Icelandic folk-pop sprite Ásgeir kick started the night, charming the impatient crowd with an acapella lullaby in his native tongue before emerging from the dark. A nonchalant calm radiated from the frontman and his supporting four-piece, all indulging full Nordic beards bar one.

Photo Gallery: Alt-J + Asgeir - Adelaide Entertainment Centre (13.05.15)

A wonderfully moody and intense set from both Icelandic singer Asgeir and the british indie rockers Alt-J. Our photographer John Goodridge was there to capture some images from the night.

Glastonbury Festival announces 2015 lineup: Kanye West, Courtney Barnett, Pharrell Williams and more

UK festival, Glastonbury, has issued their first massive line up announcement: for the second consecutive year, the lineup will include Australia’s Courtney Barnett, who will be joined on stage by Foo Fighters, Kanye West, Florence and the Machine, Pharrell Williams, Alt-J The Moody Blues, Hozier and many more. The event, started originally in 1970 only a day after the death of Jimi Hendrix, will take place this year near Pilton, Somerset, England on June 24-28. With a lineup like this, it's no wonder the event is already sold out. Click through for the complete first lineup announcement...

New Music Video: ALT-J "Pusher" (2015)


Photo: Gabriel Green

We've still got a few months before alt-J return to Australian shores, but in the meantime, the British band have unveiled their latest music video for "Pusher" - an evocative number from their latest album, This Is All Yours. An idea by the band's frontman Joe Newman and director Thomas Rhazi, the video is dark, thought provoking and arresting.

Our Top 5 Performances from Falls Festival Lorne!


Photos: John Goodridge

Bundling ourselves up and hitting the road on a sunny Sunday afternoon, myself and fellow AU writer and music nut Bridget Hustwaite rolled on down the coast to Lorne for the 2014 Falls Festival. Hungover and still waking up, we drove back to Melbourne early New Year's Day morning, already discussing the hits and misses of the festival. Below are just a couple of thoughts on some of the stand out bands on the line up this year.

Festival Review: Field Day - The Domain, Sydney (01.01.15)

The concept of a music festival the day after the biggest global celebration, New Years Eve, seems flawed from the get go. But the crowd and energy tell a very different story. Festival boys are wearing deep, deep v-neck singlets matched with beards and bucket hats, every other girl is either in a black trilby hat or a bra-less midriff, and everyone is there for a good time.

Photo Gallery: Falls Festival Day Four - Lorne, Victoria (31.12.14)

As the sun rose on a perfect final day of the Falls Festival, weary punters headed to the valley in anticipation of another great day of music. Alt-J, The Presets and Safia were just a few of the standouts on the day. Our photographer John Goodridge brings you these photos from the final day.

Photo Gallery: Field Day Part 2 - The Domain (01.01.15)

Part 2 of our Field Day festival coverage at The Domain in Sydney includes Alt-J (pictured above), Bastille, Dillon Francis, Jamie xx, One Day, Peking Duk, RÜFÜS, SBTRKT, and The Kite String Tangle. Photos by Johnny Au.