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KIRIN J CALLINAN

Music Video of the Day: Fascinator "Dead of the Night" (2015)

What ever happened to Children Collide? Their fade away from making music is a lot easier to deal with due to Fascinator, the project from frontman Johnny Mackay. Know for taking psych and synth pop influences and putting them to some of the strangest visuals you’ll ever see, the new track from Fascinator is on form with his previous work, but with a slightly more pop-oriented production and arrangement. Check out the video for "Dead of the Night" here:

Laura Marling, The Fall, Kiasmos and more featuring on Melbourne Festival's 30th anniversary music program!

The 2015 Melbourne Festival announcement has arrived today and in celebrating 30 years, the program is indeed reflective of a well-loved and respected event on the Australian arts calendar. From highly anticipated live shows from the likes of Laura Marling and The Fall, through to a brilliantly cast tribute performance to Patti Smith's Horses, the Melbourne Festival this year is going to have people talking for sure.

Vivid Live Review: TV on the Radio + Kirin J Callinan - Sydney Opera House (08.06.15)

As we reported last night, the lights have come down for the 7th year at Vivid Festival Sydney, but not before one last show helped light up the Sydney Opera House - as its sails glowed with animated lights outside. Brooklyn quartet TV on the Radio held the honours, playing as a six piece in the venue - trombone and all - supported by the one and only Kirin J Callinan.

SXSW Live Music Review: The Aussie BBQ ft. The Delta Riggs, REMI, Steve Smyth & more - Brush Square Park (21.03.15)

The Aussie BBQ returned to Brush Square Park this year, the 2015 edition of the SXSW event bringing the likes of The Delta Riggs, Tigertown, Hiatus Kaiyote to two tents set up on the east and west sides of the park. While last year's Aussie BBQ battled the fire marshal, the main element set against us was the first big day of consistent rain in Austin this SXSW - the weather didn't hamper the mood much however, with the beers and BBQ food continuing to prove popular with those in attendance.

New Music Video: Donny Benet & Kirin J Callinan "The Edge" (2015)

We'd like to give five stars to director Alex Smith for this truly amazing video for "The Edge". For anyone who grew up watching Rage, this will warm your heart and soul. And thanks to the collaboration of Donny Benet and Kirin J Callinan, the music ain't bad either. I'd like to go as far to say as it's pretty sexy - but that may just be Kirin's moves while Donny looks like a boss in the background. Or it may be the last 60 seconds or so which is something of an aural orgasm. Watch the clip here:

Photo Gallery: Sugar Mountain Festival - Victorian College Of The Arts, Melbourne (24.01.15)

The boutique festival Sugar Mountain returned to Melbourne yesterday following a year off in 2014, moving to its new home of the Victorian College of the Arts for a day of music, arts and great times. Rebecca Houlden brings us photos from the epic day:

Sydney Festival Live Review: Kirin J Callinan - The Aurora (15.01.15)

Sydney artist Kirin J Callinan was at his idiosyncratic best as his transformed The Aurora, a pop up spiegeltent as part of Sydney Festival, into a late-night rock-rave of throbbing 80s electronica and clangy industrial rock. The very slick, very confident performer speaks in a low growl-slash-whisper when he addresses the crowd, almost as if he's trying to impersonate Christian Bale in The Dark Knight, flirting with his fans in a wholly entertaining, often uncomfortable and always hilarious way.

the AU's Weekend Gig Guide: January 15th - January 17th.

We've taken a look at some of the shows we're going to be heading to throughout the week ahead and deliver you this guide - our gig picks of the week!

Meg Mac, Remi, Kirin J Callinan and more added to the SXSW Music line up!

SXSW have released another round of musicians from around the world who will be joining the massive music program as part of their 2015 program overnight, featuring a strong line up of Australian artists who are sure to make their impact in Austin next March! Included on SXSW Music's third round are the likes of Meg Mac, Remi, Kirin J Callinan and Tkay Maidza, while on an international level, punters can be expecting the likes of Circa Waves, Best Coast, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Marina and the Diamonds to showcase!

the AU interview at Face The Music: Kirin J Callinan on recording 'Embracism's' follow up, touring internationally and more!

Bridget chats with the wonderful Kirin J Callinan following his session at Face The Music in Melbourne about making the follow up record to the acclaimed Embracism album, touring internationally and more!

Performers and presenters announced for the 2014 APRA Music Awards!

The lineup of performers and award presenters for the 2014 APRA Music Awards has been announced! To be held at the Brisbane City Hall next Tuesday, the list of guests set to appear is impressive indeed and celebrates the great talent we've got going for us.

Dark Mofo lineup revealed for 2014!

MONA's winter festival DARK MOFO returns to Hobart this June with another huge impressive lineup that is set to fulfil the senses!

D.D Dumbo, Eagulls, The Creases and more for the Laneway Festival's SXSW Party!

Australia's festival scene is set to be well-represented at SXSW this year, now with the St Jerome's Laneway Festival being the third Aussie festival to announce a showcase in Austin this month. Laneway, who have had arguably one of the most successful festival tours of 2014 thus far, will be holding their shindig at Holy Mountain on March 15th, showing off the talents of not only some of our best, but some great international bands as well.

Festival Review: St Jerome's Laneway Festival - Harts Mill, Port Adelaide (07.02.14)

It's another blistering hot day in Adelaide and again, the festival lovers were out in force despite the sun beating down on us all. This time, the St Jerome's Laneway Festival was held down in Port Adelaide for the first time, a result of a much needed venue change from the UniSA campus site in previous years. Many were apprehensive, given the distance from the city, but I think the Harts Mill site is going to be a great venue to host the festival, with some small changes.

Photo Gallery: St Jerome's Laneway Festival Part 1 - Sydney College of the Arts (02.02.14)

Part 1 of the AU Review's St Jerome's Laneway Festival photo coverage from Sydney College of the Arts includes Kirin J Callinan, Youth Lagoon, King Krule, Run The Jewels, Vance Joy (pictured above), Dick Diver, XXYYXX, Frightened Rabbit and Adalita. Photos by Johnny Au.