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PATTI SMITH | the AU review

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The Church, Chet Faker, Twerps & Movement join The Strokes, Patti Smith & more at Primavera Sound!

Primavera Sound has, for another year, got us wanting to pack our bags for a Spanish getaway this May! For its 15th year, the epic music festival will be bringing together the likes of The Strokes, Patti Smith, The Black Keys, Sleater-Kinney and more to celebrate in Barcelona. While a lot of the bands featured on this year's Primavera line up you'll note as having visited Australia over the past 12 months or are perhaps set to come out this way, the calibre of bands on this bad boy is just ridiculous good.

the AU lists: Six Essential Music Biographies To Read

After a hard night of seeing three or four bands in a sticky pub, there’s nothing like curling up in bed with a good book to soothe the high-pitched ringing that is pulsating from the eardrums. Of course, I am assuming you all go home after a gig and get tucked away in your little beds all nice and comfy with a teddy bear and a book as your companion, no? What do you mean when you say that you continue on to another pub and ensure that the hangover from hell comes the next morning?

Album Review: Flea - Helen Burns (EP 2013)

Helen Burns

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, Flea, is finally releasing the EP he recorded a few years back as a way to help a friend learn production and recording techniques. It has also allowed him to explore a more experimental side to music. Experimental is the key word to describe this six track EP. If you are expecting the trademark funky bass grooves that Flea lays down in the Chili Peppers, spoiler alert, they ain't there.

Book Review: Patti Smith - Just Kids (2010)

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe ... how would they have written their stories, had they not written them together? Just Kids is not your typical rock 'n' roll auto-bio-tragedy of indulgence and excess, hedonism and Hollywood heartbreaks.

Book Review: Patti Smith - Just Kids (2010)

"So my last image was as the first. A sleeping youth cloaked in light, who opened his eyes with a smile of recognition for someone who had never been a stranger." - Patti Smith

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe... how would they have written their stories, had they not written them together?

Album Release News Weekly: Friday 13 April 2012

A slower mid-month week but with a good mix of both home-grown acts such as Audego, Shelley Segal and Cam Butler and big internationals like Green Day. Make sure have a look to see what's out!