I was hesitant to review this one. What is it they say? Don’t meet your childhood heroes. Not that Iggy and the Stooges are really ideal childhood role models. I have seen him live in the last few years and he still puts on a great show. I imagine much more tame to the early days of Iggy. But he was a phase in my adolescent life that was a God of chaos, and to listen to him now that he, like me, is much older I’m not sure what to make of Ready To Die. Nonetheless, music is music and there are tracks here with a spark.
The AU Review's photo coverage of Byron Bay Bluesfest 2013 continues with performances by Playing For Change, Status Quo, Beasts Of Bourbon, Ruthie Foster, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Dropkick Murphys, Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters (pictured above) and Iggy & The Stooges. Photos by Johnny Au.
Showing that the older rockers still have what it takes to pull a crowd (not to mention put on a show), Iggy and the Stooges and Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters played a string of their greatest hits - alongside some newer material - as they fought for the sold out Bluesfest crowd's attention as they closed out the festival's two biggest stages on the festival's third night; now in its 24th year.
The 2013 Bluesfest is kicking off over the weekend and with it come the usual slew of sideshows. Tonight, Iggy and The Stooges are playing Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre and for a Monday night, there are quite a number of people in attendance. The front bar is crawling with over 40’s clad in leather and torn up shirts with Iggy’s face on them, while an equal amount of 20-somethings flitted about in similar get ups. The line between what was fashion and what was actual dedicated fandom was blurred tonight, but there was no denying that there was an American music icon waiting backstage who we were all here for.
The always energetic Iggy and The Stooges played to an adoring crowd at Adelaide's Thebarton Theatre on Monday night and The AU review had photographer Kerrie Geier there to bring you all the action.
Old school punk rockers Iggy & The Stooges have released a new track. Only took 40 years!
We could write an intro. But how can we introduce Iggy and the Stooges? Besides mentioning that they had the rad Japandroids play before them. In a 500 person venue. Cool, right?
One of the many unique and annually anticipated aspects of SXSW are the opportunities you have to see some of the world's biggest artists play in intimate settings. Some argue this works against the event, which is supposed to be about discovering new artists. After all, if you have the choice between seeing a new band, and one of your favourite artists in a tiny venue, you'll probably choose the latter.
Check out this weeks album news with announcements from the likes of Iggy and the Stooges, Goo Goo Dolls, Lewis Watson and much more!
Iggy and The Stooges will be touring the country early next year alongside for some epic live shows. A decade after reforming, the iconic band will be returning to the country after being in Australia last on the Big Day Out tour of 2011. The Beasts of Bourbon will be supporting Iggy and The Stooges on all tour dates, making this tour one you will NOT want to be missing out on!
IGGY AND THE STOOGES - AUSTRALIAN TOUR - MARCH & APRIL 2013
Pictured: Iggy & The Stooges.
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.
Finding it a handy way to catch the vast majority of bands who took over Sydney Olympic Park for Big Day Out in 2010, I once again decided to venture out to the festival grounds for the two consecutive days of the 2011 event. Having seen such a ridiculous amount of amazing music over this period I've decided to break this review down by the eight main stages. But before we get started, let's give a bit of an overview...