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BONOBO | the AU review
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BONOBO

Bonobo announces Australian DJ tour dates

British musician, producer and DJ Simon Green aka Bonobo will be returning to Australia and New Zealand for a run of special DJ sets this March. These special solo shows promise to include "spectacular visuals" and provide us with some hypnotic and hugely entertaining sets.

Live Review: Bonobo - Sydney Opera House, Sydney (06.01.14)

The Sydney Opera House always creates a presumed setting for a show. There’s immediately an air of grandeur, a stamp of approval from the arbiters that be that this will be something of quality, the mere suggestion at the programming of the room to be one of taste and of a show to be of a supreme standard. It creates the kind of smell that makes an audience whet with anticipation and an act humbled by the expanse of the place and its setting. It’s a true pointer to the fact that location is everything; that venue is an equal stakeholder in the live music exchange. It’s half the experience.

Festival Review: The Falls Music and Arts Festival (Day Two) - Byron Bay, NSW (01.01.14)

With a new year, a scorching day and hangover to contend with, it was Chet Faker, who had the chance to soothe the sizeable crowd. Taking the stage with his three piece touring band, it was heartening to see them positioned in a straight line, ensuring all members were given equal importance.

Photo Gallery: The Falls Music and Arts Festival (Day Four) - Lorne, Victoria (31.12.13)

The last day of 2013 arrives and the Falls Festival crowd are in great spirits. The Falls Fiesta parade winds its way through the crowd at sunset. The Rubens, Violent Femmes, The Cat Empire all keep the energy levels up. On the main stage Vampire Weekend count in the new year, while Horrorshow and Willow Beats do the same in the Grand Theatre. Our photographer John Goodridge captures some of the excitement.

Festival Review: The Falls Music and Arts Festival, Day Two - Marion Bay, Tasmania (30.12.13)

The first day of music on the main stages at The Falls Music and Arts Festival in Marion Bay was about as big as they get. From big hitting Australian bands to the international heavyweights, there was something on offer for everyone.

Tour Updates: Thirty Seconds To Mars, Pete Murray, Dolly Parton and more!

In this issue: Mayhem and Watain announce national support, Pete Murray adds more dates to Feeler tour, Lionel Richie and John Farnham announce 2nd show in Melbourne, Dolly Parton announces 2nd and final shows, Mac DeMarco venue change in Sydney, Sunnyboys announce second show in Melbourne, James Blunt adds second Sydney show to tour, Vancouver Sleep Clinic support London Grammar for Falls Sideshows, Second show announced for The Whitlams and Josh Pyke, Gossling joins James Vincent McMorrow for Falls Sideshows, Kylesa Tour Postponed to March/April 2014, The War on Drugs announce supports, Sydney Opera House announces second and final Bonobo show, Thirty Seconds to Mars help out The Rolling Stones.

Gig Announcements: Sydney & NSW - 21st October 2013

In This Issue: Home Brew announces show at The Basement, Lady Killers Halloween show, At Last: The Etta James Story at Sydney Opera House, The Devil Rides Out show at Hermann’s Bar, Bec Sandridge's Wild Heart EP launch, Bonobo heads to Sydney Opera House, behind the scenes of "The Killing and Borgen" at Sydney Opera House and The Preatures will be peforming at Newtown Hotel’s Halloween Birthday Bash!

Bonobo announces 2014 Australian tour.

Bonobo is returning to Australia after a completely sold out run in 2011, off the back of his fifth album, The North Borders. Marking a decade since the release of his debut album and a five album journey, Bonobo has cemented his genre weaving sound amongst critics and fans. With his pioneering brand of live band electronica, Bonobo makes his return to Australia in what is set to be another sell out tour.

First artist announcement for the 2013 Falls Music and Arts Festival revealed; The Roots, Solange amongst those to play for the first time!

As we head ever nearer to the end of the year, the good folk who run the annual Falls Festival in Lorne, Marion Bay and now Byron Bay, have announced who will be flying to Australia to spend the New Year period with us. The festival, headlined last year by Irish trio Two Door Cinema Club and featured the likes of DZ Deathrays, The Hives and The Flaming Lips, has brought some impressive talent with its first artist announcement.

Album Review: Bonobo - The North Borders (2013 LP)

I stumbled upon Bonobo years ago in the mid-2000s when I became addicted to an obscure Canadian show called JPod (Take a peek). I loved the theme song, dug it up and I’ve been in a serious relationship with Bonobo’s music since. I can’t wait for his latest LP The North Borders to hit the shelves on April 1st. It’s got a great balance on the track list. It’s like a starry cloud of instrumental and vocal tracks. Triphop is great because you can be down and out or riding a high and the music fits just right every time.

Live Review: Womadelaide - Botanic Park, Adelaide (10.03.12)

This year marks my third year at Womadelaide and its 20th anniversary. As it does every year, the festival brings together artists and visitors from all over the world in forming a global community of performance which is enjoyed by thousands of people. Although the festival started officially on Friday, today is my first day on site and it’s not long after I’m through the Frome Road entry that I’m over-excited to get amongst the activities.

BONOBO feat. Axolotl - The Corner Hotel (5.03.12)

Bodies were wedged into every corner and dancing space was limited, but the crowd was packed into the Corner Hotel for very good reason on Monday night: to welcome the wonderful, live Bonobo to the stage. Simon Green aka Bonobo, was joined by a troupe of talented musicians for an awe-inspiring and, quite frankly, fucking sick performance that spanned a couple of hours and still left everyone wanting more.

Playground Weekender announce weekend replacement plans for Sydney and more

Playground Weekender

The Playground Weekender people sure are a friendly bunch of fellows, following the cancellation of the event due to flooding fears, the promoters have announced a stack of alternative venues across Sydney will now host the high profile international and local artists free of charge for ticketholders.

Album Release News Weekly: Friday the 3rd February 2012

Another week, a whole lot of new releases. Plenty of goods for you this week, including (and not limited to) Rufus Wainwright, Mark Ronson, Meshuggah, The Cult, The Aves and more! Let’s get stuck into it.