Melbourne four piece Dancing Heals recently returned to Australia after an expedition to the USA to play CMJ... among other things. The band have exclusively shared with the AU review their tour diaries detailing their adventures... The talk about drinking with Das Racist, seeing The Jezabels explode on the international stage, of course their own shows and plenty of drinking in between and much more...
First days in New York
Australia's own Karnivool continue their glorious run of overseas performances with a headlining showcase at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender, taking place over three days this November in Pune, India. Sydney's Jinja Safari have also been announced for the event, with more Australian names expected in the coming weeks.
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.
Last Saturday was the date for what felt like the grandest of house-parties. VICE hosted the Australian launch party for the new online-music-streaming-one-stop-shop, Rdio. The entire Beach Road Hotel in Bondi held an evening of controlled chaos, voyeuristic adventures and heroic live sets.
There are a heap of one off gig announcements happening all around the country this week, with the likes of Das Racist, Shadowqueen, Iowa, Kitchen's Floor, Jonti, Gold Fields and much more all hitting the stages in various bars and venues. There is also the return of the highly popular Women of Soul nights happening at the Cherry Bar!
WOMEN OF SOUL
Pictured: Cage The Elephant.
Here are the latest updates for upcoming tours around Australia...
Here are the latest updates about tours already announced for this year....
It's been a bumper few weeks for Australian festivals and announcements; we've picked the cream of the crop so as not to leave you hanging! First off, we turn to the latest news from Heatwave Festival over the whole "D12 not showing up" thing...
Das Racist is a Brooklyn, New York based rap trio who have just released their new album Relax. The boys are setting sail to Australia next year for the Big Day Out and the AU Review caught up with them.
Whats new with Das Racist?
KOOL A.D.: I just traded my Nirvana t-shirt for a Derrick Rose Bulls Jersey the other night in Manchester.
Dap: : We hung out with Sam at Richlondon PR in Brixton. Sam was a WOMAN!
While the second announcement for the 2012 leg of iconic festival the Big Day Out was announced today, some odd decisions in tweaking the lineup in certain cities also came through the wire.