This is my last week for State of Affairs as we hand the writing duties for this column to both Priyam Chovhan and Ruby Niemann. On this week’s column though, we see a new artist on the ARIA singles chart finally, the Australian list for Europe’s answer to SXSW, The Great Escape grows, and Bigsound announces that registrations and applications are open for bands. Exciting stuff for conference loving musicians everywhere
The Perth Big Day Out returned to its rightful home at the Claremont Showgrounds this year, but not without controversy. Council threats seemed a daily occurrence leading up to the festival, and compromise was inevitable for the event to go ahead. The resultant early end time of 10pm didn’t put any music lovers off though, as 35,000 were in attendance, and the diverse and distinguished lineup made every minute count. A great day for sun, sound and short shorts.
Adelaide turned on some fantastic weather for the 2013 Big Day Out. With another amazing line-up this year, the fans enjoyed a day of great music and the AU review's photographer, Kerrie Geier, was there to capture it all.
A very sweaty night packed into a sold out Hi-Fi bar in Melbourne. Julian Fernandes braved the stickiness to capture the intensity that was... Childish Gambino.
By 8:30pm on this particular Wednesday evening, The Standard had reached capacity. Faced with a sprawling queue to gain entry, it was evident from the start that the debut Australian performance of Childish Gambino had been eagerly anticipated.
Childish Gambino conquered his way through an energetic set just days before his appearance at the first leg of the Big Day Out in Sydney. Lachlan Mitchell brings us these photos...
Pictured: Iggy & The Stooges.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers dominated day three of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, on a day that boasted skilful sets from the likes of Alice Cooper, Australia's own The Temper Trap, The Roots and the long-awaited return of D’Angelo.
A new day, a new approach. Through no fault of my own this day was hard to follow owing to overlapping set and a hefty does of indecisiveness. This saw a rapid-fire approach for the first half of the day before settling in entirely at the main stage for the night.
The Jezabels are set to hit the stage with long list of big names, including Black Sabbath, at this years Lollapalooza festival in Chicago.