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MONO

Photo Gallery: DARK MOFO Satanalia ft Boris + Barbarion + Mono + The Drones and more... - MAC2 (22.06.13)

Hobart's winter festival DARK MOFO celebrated its closing with a party dubbed "Satanalia", featuring a blend of Australian and International bands of a dark, brooding manner, including Mono (Pictured), Boris and The Drones, capping off a most eclectic and diverse arts and cultural festival. Tony Proudfoot was there to represent the AU review and brings us these photos from the event night.

Live Review: Mono + Mick Turner - The Hi-Fi Melbourne (23.06.13)

In the cold deserted Sunday night streets of Melbourne, a small line snaked out of The Hi-Fi on Swanston St, Melbourne. An interesting little line where by you would see a lot of fluffy jackets, iPhone cases being looked at and thick-rimmed glasses aplenty (your reviewer included). Once punters were let in, the sedate drinking started. Everyone seemed to be having civil conversation while downing in some sort of a beverage. It seemed to me like any post-rock fan party.

Photo Gallery: Mono + Mick Turner - The Hi-Fi, Melbourne (23.06.13)

Japanese rockers Mono hit the Hi-Fi in Melbourne, supported by Mick Turner. Our very own Serena Ho was there to capture all the action from the pit.

Live Review: Dark MOFO closing night 'Satanalia' feat. The Drones + Barbarion + Boris + more - MAC 2, Hobart (22.06.13)

After 10 days of live music, art installations and plenty of wine and gourmet dining it was time to say goodbye to Dark MOFO with a massive free party along the waterfront which the entire city of Hobart could enjoy.

Tour Updates: Frank Ocean, Parkway Drive, Fleetwood Mac, Of Monsters and Men, Pluto Jonze, Rudimental, Youth of Today and more!

In this issue: Save the date for new Frank Ocean tickets, Kirin J Callinan, Parkway Drive, Darwin Deez and Youth of Today announce show supports, Amorphis, Of Monsters and Men and Todd Rundgren change venues, Esther Holt is supporting Whitley, Rudimental play second shows in Sydney and Perth, Parkway Drive, Kingswood and Fleetwood Mac add extra shows and Japanese MONO are touring with The Dirty Three’s Mick Turner.

Japan's Mono touring "For My Parents" through June.

Their announcement that they'd be appearing at MONA DARK MOFO this year was enough to ruffle the feathers of excitement within the Australian Mono fan base. Now, the Japanese instrumentalists have confirmed that they will be performing an extensive Australian run of dates through June (including some NZ dates), touring their album For My Parents. Tickets for all the shows are on sale now.

MONO - THE FOR MY PARENTS AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Mono + Wintercoats - The Forum, Melbourne (07.10.11)

Although the Forum was already quite full by the time support act Wintercoats (AKA James Wallace) came on stage, most punters opted to drink and chat, which unfortunately meant that their voices could be heard throughout the whole set.

The Sound Summit 2011 festival program grows

This year, Sound Summit returns to Newcastle with a 4 day program exploring the best in emerging, experimental and cutting edge ideas around music and it’s many facets.