One of the best things about SXSW is finding cool stuff when you don't mean to; while waiting in line for Divine Fits, we stumbled onto a carpark party featuring a DJ set by Neon Indian and performance by DFA-stalwart The Juan Maclean. It was pretty cool.
Industrialised, yet aptly-named venue, The Standard, played humble host to an eclectic bunch of young revellers decked out in a variety of attire, from floral print dresses, geometric print leggings and asymmetrical haircuts to a range of headgear, in the way of fedoras and baseball caps to hoodies. The fashion was as fast as the owners’ flapping gums, paralleled with the short attention span that followed.
The Playground Weekender people sure are a friendly bunch of fellows, following the cancellation of the event due to flooding fears, the promoters have announced a stack of alternative venues across Sydney will now host the high profile international and local artists free of charge for ticketholders.
It was a stifling night in Melbourne, and the revellers were out in force, making quick work of the bar service in an attempt to stave off the unrelenting heat. While the general dick-headed behaviour of the heavily intoxicated punters was unpleasant, unfortunately, the music was too. This was due largely to the atrocious sound in the venue, that saw the night full of feedback, distortion, washed out vocals, and, in general, an incredibly painful, off-balance mix.
There are a lot of great tours coming up over the summer months, here are a few additional shows that have been announced for bands that have sold out their initial gigs and also a lot of support acts have been announced.
"Holy shit" seems to be among the most commonly used words on the internet this morning with the announcement of the Coachella 2012 lineup.
Popfrenzy are thrilled to announce the return of Neon Indian, the brainchild of Alan Palomo.
Alan Palomo, better known as Neon Indian, rose to prominence in the chillwave explosion of 2009 and while the genre is now to music what MySpace is to social networking, Palomo has adapted and evolved his sound, proving that he’s no one trick pony with his brilliant sophomore LP Era Extraña.
New Years Eve is fast approaching and if you still haven’t decided how to celebrate the end of this beautiful, crazy year of 2010 then here’s a little incentive to help make up your mind.
No Years is offering you the chance to win a double pass to see Shout Out Louds, Neon Indian, The John Steel Singers, Jonathan Boulet, Seekae, Seja, Parades, Oh Ye Denver Birds, Little Scout, Bleeding Knees Club and so many more at the Brisbane Powerhouse to see in 2011.