Whilst the standout act for this weekend appeared to be Mother Nature and her thirst for dehydration and sweat, Austin City Limits in Texas still brought a collection of the worlds Music Powerhouses together to get bodies jumping this weekend. Today, Geoffrey D'Unienville takes us through this experiences and delivers his six highlights of the weekend - the acts destined for big things, and the ones who rocked it...
Geoffrey D'Unienville is in Austin for the second weekend of the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival and delivers us an incredible array of talent in this exclusive photo gallery. From some of the biggest names in the world - Deadmau5, Drake and A$AP Rocky - to the likes of Charlotte OC, Shakey Graves, Glass Animals, FIDLAR and TV on the Radio - the second day of the festival certainly delivered something for everyone. Check out the gallery here:
Prepare your emotions, be ready to be swept off your feet, and get ready to be taken to church, because Father John Misty will be spreading the good word to fans in Australia through some exclusive headline shows this December. Already confirmed to be performing at Meredith this year, Josh Tillman will be headlining venues in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney as well as taking part in the new Fairgrounds Festival in NSW, I Love You, Honeybear well in tow.
You know how you have that family member who generally stands out as being the coolest? The Aunty who sneaks you alcohol at parties when you're underage or the one who lets you stay up late? Either way, she's the one whose house you always looked forward to going to because no matter what, you knew good times were ahead. Well, when it comes to the Meredith Music Festival, Aunty has delivered again, with a line up that has people around the country getting keen to head to the 'Sup once more this December. Party on.
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:
It's that time of year again as tens of thousands of people head to Chicago's Grant Park for the iconic Lollapalooza festival - a three day music festival that's considered one of the finest in the world. Headlining this year we have Paul McCartney, Metallica and recent Australian visitors Florence + The Machine. You may have heard of them. But the headliners aren't the only bands worth seeing at the event - over the next few days, we're going to bring you five bands you can't miss for every day of the event, starting with, naturally, Friday! Naturally, you have to see Paul McCartney... after all, Kanye discovered him. But here are five of the best of the rest:
Over 8 days, 100,000 passionate music lovers got together to experience music, camping culture, art, community, charity and sustainability at the Roskilde Festival. There were different zones around the festival including: street city, graffiti zone, art zone and Dream City. Roskilde Festival is about 30 kilometers from Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, and after being built, this temporary city becomes the 4th largest in Denmark. Although I only attended one day, I couldn't help but get swept up in the vibe...
It's that time of the year where everyone takes a look through their new record collections and if you're like us, you're wondering just how it's possible so much good music has been released in 2015 already! We asked our contributors to give us their favourite albums of 2015 as of this halfway point and as the results show, there's definitely some musical gold in the ranks. Take a look at the first installment of the AU's 'Top 20 Records of 2015 So Far'...
Both weekends of Coachella are now in the bag for 2015, and while the rest of the world nurses their FOMO, those who were in the crowd are no doubt going through the laundry list of surprise guest appearances to try and pinpoint their favourite live moment at the festival. Thanks to Coachella - the global live stream of the festival - and, of course, social media, we got to witness some of these incredible, and genuinely unexpected, on-stage guest appearances. Here's five our our favourite:
Be still, our hearts. Father John Misty just took to The Late Show With David Letterman and performed a stunning rendition of "Bored in the USA" with a 22 piece string section behind him. While that's just gorgeous, the musician and Sub Pop also have now released details on his new album, I Love You, Honeybear.
The final night of CMJ at the Music Hall of Williamsburg opened with the comedy of Kate Berlant - whose reasonable clever shtick involved making a series of confessions and observations in lieu of ever playing a song, while a guitar was draped around her shoulders - ultimately unused. An odd choice for an opening act, but managed to get the crowd in the mood all the same, and was indeed pretty hilarious!
We're getting so close to the annual CMJ Music Marathon in New York City and they've still got more exciting developments to reveal! The huge music event that will be taking over the city from October 15-19 has had some more impressive names added to the already announced list, surely set to make scheduling harder for those attendees already scratching their heads, trying to work out a timetable that will fit as many artists in as possible.
Looking back on Father John Misty’s performance on Tuesday night at Metro Theatre, there can be no denying that this singer songwriter delivers his stunning and truly intelligent material with a brilliant dose of charisma. Making the trip over from his home in Laurel Canyon, USA, Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) played an energy-drenched set filled up mostly with songs from his highly esteemed debut album, Fear Fun. Similarly, Father John Misty’s support act Oh Mercy, the Melbourne based indie rock-pop band, served as the perfect opening act with their own brand of wry humour and charm.
Friday night saw former Fleet Foxes drummer J Tillman take to the stage of the Perth International Arts Festival, for the first show of his latest Australian tour as Father John Misty.