Following up on what was a huge opening night for Byron Bay’s Bluesfest, Day Two’s program offered another fantastic line-up. Jumping between a variety of folk, blues, rock and soul acts whilst trying to avoid the downpours of rain across the night, Thursday was certainly an eventful day for the festival. From quality local acts including the lovely Skipping Girl Vinegar to special international Bluesfest regulars such as Ben Harper, the program presented us with endless opportunities to enjoy a superb array of musicians.
Byron Bay Bluesfest 2013 continues on Good Friday with an eclectic lineup that includes Wards Xpress, Skipping Girl Vinegar, Taj Mahal Trio, Jake Shimabukuro, Glen Hansard & The Frames (pictured), Shawn Colvin, Jimmy Cliff and Joan Armatrading. Pictures by Johnny Au
Both bad and good news in this week's State of Affairs, with music venues not winning any awards by closing and Australian musicians winning actual awards overseas from a Prince. We also learn about Eskimo Joe's winning skills in fundraising and the industry's economic growth as a whole
In this issue: Paramore announce their only headlining show in Australia, Django Django announce three falls sideshows, Bluesfest announce their first line up of sideshows around Australia, and more!
Paramore announce only headline show in Australia
Paramore are no strangers to touring Australia. Whenever they announce a show here, it sells out almost instantly. This time will be no different.
In this issue: The Black Keys, P!nk, Glen Hansard, Icehouse, Violent Soho and more!
The Black Keys announce extra tickets
With less than a week to go until The Black Keys hit Australia, they have announced extra seat and floor tickets for selected shows. Tickets are limited and are now available, so get them while they last.
Monday October 22
SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
In this issue: Dead Letter Circus play one last show before heading to India, Andy White and Kavisha Mazzella perform at Flying Saucer Club, The Griswolds announce EP launch and more!
Dead Letter Circus performing at The Zoo
Dead Letter Circus have spent the past 18 months touring in the USA and the UK. Now they’re back and ready to test out their new material from their upcoming album.
Today Bluesfest, Australia’s multi-award winning 5 Day Festival presents its 1st artist announcement for Easter 2013 (March 28 – April 1) held in beautiful Byron Shire, at its dedicated event site, the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm.
It’s the earliest announcement in the history of Bluesfest – 6 weeks sooner than usual and it marks the beginning of FOUR exciting announcements to be released in the upcoming weeks.
The second day of our time at the festival was full of new discoveries – and where better than New Orleans to discover something outside of your usual musical experiences? And today as Jazz Fest went live on YouTube, we hope a fair few of you were able to enjoy the festival and discover a few new artists along the way, too!
Pictured: Florence And The Machine.
Day 4 took us off the grid to see two local surf bands (The Mighty Landsharks & The Nemotoads) at Cheapo Records, an unofficial venue. We also checked out Rachel Sage & Sequins in the registrant's lounge.