Released early February this year Green Line Grooves is a collaboration of Australian artists. There’s a lot of love in this album and for good reason too. If you’re not clued in, The Thin Green Line Foundation’s mission is to “protect the protectors”. In creating this album, they aim to raise funds to support park rangers all over the globe. There are over thousands of rangers killed in action every year. Some attacked by poachers while others suffer some of Mother Nature’s nastier moments. The album has a bluesy rock vibe to its skeleton, with lots of little surprises in the body of the sound.
Macklemore and & Ryan Lewis continue thier dominance on the charts, but Flume isn't too far behind. The Coopers Amp Prize rolls on with website content, and Josh Pyke giving you an opportunity to be mentored by him, all this in this weeks State of Affairs.
A politician isn't usually welcomed at many events but Woodford Folk Festival welcomes all types and that included Australia's current and former prime ministers at the country's largest outdoor music festival.
The last day of the festival starts hotter than any other and both the heat and the excitement of the night to come rip campers out of their tents from 7am onwards, regardless of what time they got in there.
Peats Ridge Sustainable Arts & Music Festival is pleased to announce an incredible music line up for 2012, with dream headliner John Butler Trio set to bring in the New Year in the surrounds of the stunning Glenworth Valley. General tickets are going on sale on August 20th at http://www.peatsridgefestival.com.au.
Pictured: Melbourne Ska Orchestra.
Our Day 4 began with Mama Kin, whose set mixed sassy keyboard progressions with big soul vocals and the odd ballad thrown in. Her inter-song stand-up routine engaged her very relaxed audience, as did an awkward-looking but gutsy-sounding drum solo.
Whilst the first day of the festival had its undeniable highlights and a number of memorable music moments, it became clear fairly early in the day that the second day wasn’t going to disappoint either. Whether it be discovering new bands, insane dance circles, or enjoying an ice cold cider whilst listening to some great folk music, there was something for everyone on the final day of the festival.
A chilled out atmosphere greeted the second day of the 2012 Southbound Festival. The day's lineup featured the John Butler Trio, Drapht, The Kooks, The Jezabels, Missy Higgins, CSS, Tim Finn and more. Stuart Sevastos brings us the highlights of the second day.
After some last minute scrambles for camping supplies and many phone calls to co-ordinate our seven-car convoy, I finally arrived at my fourth consecutive Falls Music and Arts Festival.
The weather was fine, and the beautiful, picturesque site about 10km inland from Lorne was slowly filling up with cars, gazebos, tents and people. We battled with our camping gear and what seemed like hours later our 25-person campsite community was created.
Day Two of the Falls Festival in Lorne saw over a dozen artists perform in the beautiful sunshine on the Valley Stage, including none other than CSS, pictured above. The Village was a place for artists to meet, mingle and create. Our photographer John Goodridge was there to capture the action.
Last weekend I was reunited with Gosford for the first time in several years. When we first met back in 2009, we didn’t get along so well. A guy jumped the train tracks and fence in an attempt to steal my friend’s Subway, boys who looked about 12 made crude comments, and a hobo stood two metres away screaming at seemingly nothing. This time was different however, as I kicked back for the weekend and soaked up the highly intense sun at Coaster Festival.