Looking back on Father John Misty’s performance on Tuesday night at Metro Theatre, there can be no denying that this singer songwriter delivers his stunning and truly intelligent material with a brilliant dose of charisma. Making the trip over from his home in Laurel Canyon, USA, Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) played an energy-drenched set filled up mostly with songs from his highly esteemed debut album, Fear Fun. Similarly, Father John Misty’s support act Oh Mercy, the Melbourne based indie rock-pop band, served as the perfect opening act with their own brand of wry humour and charm.
In this issue: Support acts for the Presidents, Paul Kelly and Neil Finn, Opeth, Counting Crows, William Elliott Whitmore, Nick Cave and One Direction announced while Loon Lake and They Might Be Giants selling out shows left right and centre!
Presidents of the United States of America announce support bands and special VIP tickets!
Pictured: Guvera Launch Party.
Bleach Festival has announced it's 2nd round of music artists. Mat McHugh and Seperatista Sound System, Band of Frequencies and Kingfisha will join previously announced Oh Mercy and Busby Marou along with a bunch of other artists for the Gold Coast music and contemporary festival.
Bleach Festival runs from Friday 22 February - Saturday 2 March along the beaches and venues of the Gold Coast.
Tickets and event schedule is available at www.bleachfestival.com.au
The second day of the Southbound festival saw temperatures rise well past the coolness of the first day and had the majority of festival goers opting for the shade of the Share Stage.
Pictured: Two Door Cinema Club
The complete line up has been released for the St Kilda Festival running over nine days from Saturday 2 to Sunday 10 February, 2013.
Festivities start with the Yalukit Wilum Ngargee: People Place Gathering on Saturday 2 February. The day celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music, art and culture. Archie Roach and Dewayne Everettsmith will be playing for the crowd as well performances by local and interstate indigenous acts.
The third day of the Falls Festival sees bands such as Ash Grunwald, Cosmo Jarvis and Oh Mercy in the Grand Theatre and Boy and Bear, The Flaming Lips and Hot Chip on the Valley Stage. The Theatre reaches capacity for Flume later in the evening. Our photographer on the ground, John Goodridge was there to bring us some photos.
Sarah Blasko is an accomplished musician and a greatly accomplished singer-songwriter from Sydney, Australia She began her solo career in 2002 after fronting Sydney-based band Acquiesce, between the mid-1990s and 2002 under the name Sarah Semmens, and her list of achievements in the music industry since are well rounded.
The unprecedented ARIA week has piqued the interest of the music industry and fans alike, serving as a week-long celebration of Australian music leading up to the award night itself. Monday night saw the Upstairs Beresford play host to the FasterLouder showcase, one of a number of industry showcases.
The nominees for the 2012 J Awards have been announced, showcasing some of the best releases from Australian talent this year. Over the past seven years, the J Awards have presented the best talent Australia has to offer, with past winners including Gotye, Wolfmother and Sarah Blasko.
Check out the full list of nominees below! The AU congratulates everyone nominated.
THE 2012 J AWARDS - FULL LIST OF NOMINEES
AUSTRALIAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Tonight at the hot and sweaty Railway Club, tracks like ‘Deep Heat’, ‘Suffocated’ and ‘Fever’ all seem really appropriate. A layered, deep and funky house party album, Deep Heat is rife with glam-rock references, endearing rock star affectation plus a little bit of reggae. It's a total and planned departure, Oh Mercy frontman Alex Gow says, from the guitar-driven pop and autobiographically personal songs from the previous two albums.
The Bleach* Festival will be celebrating the coastal culture of the Gold Coast with a series of outdoor pop up music and arts events and installations next year! Running from late February into early March, Bleach* will see the following artists (plus many more local acts) take to venues down the coast for some awesome nights of parties and live performances.
Check the schedule out!
Saturday, February 16 - Burleigh Beach
Bleach* Warm Up Party :