Celebrating the release of her latest full length LP, Danielle Caruana AKA Mama Kin, graced the Black bear Lodge with her melodious presence along with the vibrant Spender.
It's not long now till the eighteenth Blue Mountains Music Festival kicks off in the middle of March. Heralded as a weekend of 'diverse musical discovery' and loved by music lovers for its beautiful and inspiring atmosphere this year promises no different. The line-up includes the breathtaking Gurrumul Yunupingu, Kate Miller-Heidke, Arlo Guthrie, Luka Bloom, Joseph Tawadros Trio, Zoe Keating, Natalie Haas and Kim Churchill amongst many, many more.
It would've been the perfect spot for Valentine’s Day. Bathed in sunshine on a rooftop that over looked Sydney Harbour, some cold beers and BBQ and Mama Kin playing a few tunes of their forth coming album. Perhaps I should've brought a date!
Pictured: Mama Kin.
The charming troubadour that is Danielle Caruana, aka Mama Kin, is soon to have her sophomore album, The Magician's Daughter, out in wide circulation and will be backing up the record's release with a national tour! Ahead of all these good things kicking off, Danielle gave me a call for a quick chat about what the process of making The Magician's Daughter was like for her as an artist in sophomore album territory and how sometimes, wiping the slate clean is the best way to go.
The west coast of Australia has a habit of producing some wonderful and eclectic musicians, Mama Kin is fairly new to the scene and is definitely worth investigating.
In this Issue: The first details about Groovin The Moo, more acts added to Summadayze, Laneway announce Future Classic stage and give free mixtape, Pyramid Rock Festival set times announced, Bring Me the Horizon announces sidewaves and plenty more!
Groovin the Moo Dates and Venues Announced
Over 5000 people attended this year's Mullum Music Festival, making the 2012 music event the largest and most successful in the festival's history. Over four days, music lovers experienced some musical gems in live performances provided by the likes of Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes, Joe Robinson and The Rescue Ships.
In this Issue: Pink adds two more Melbourne shows, Blink 182 Brisbane and Melbourne shows sell out, Primal Scream announce supports and more!
Pink Adds Two Melbourne Shows
The finest reggae, soul and dub event in the South Pacific returns for its seventh year in 2012. In the magnificent beachside location of Point Lookout, Stradbroke Island, even the second line-up announcement of the Island Vibe Festival has unleashed its strong eco and cultural focus for the world!
Joining the Original Wailers on the line up for 2012 is:
Cornerstone Roots (NZ)
Mama Kin (PERTH)
Making their own distinctive mark on the musical industry, the Mullum Music Festival impresses, offering diverse music and striking balance of popular and budding acts without segregation. The event's alternative charm proves why The Sydney Morning Herald rated it in its Top Five Music Festivals in the country. This year's line up boasts the following acts:
The Abyssinians (JAMAICA)
Boubacar Traoré (MALI)
We've got a huge update here, with about 50 releases getting mentions this week. There's literally something for everyone in this list, so take a look and see what catches your eye!
NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLIS
San Cisco swept the board at last night’s WAMi Awards in an evening hosted by Triple J’s Dom Alessio and TV personality Claire Hooper, with the band winning all eight of the awards they were nominated for; including Most Popular Group and Pop Act of the Year. Another of the evening’s big winners was Abbe May who finished the evening with six awards including Most Popular Solo Artist and Rock Act of the Year.