To see a first time Sydney Opera House performance of one of Australia’s newest talents at the same time as seeing a showcase of vintage Australiana is a pleasure beyond comparison. I’m sorry Neil, I know you’re a Kiwi, but face the facts: we’ve adopted you and your bro’ Tum and we ain’t letting go.
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!
Both bad and good news in this week's State of Affairs, with music venues not winning any awards by closing and Australian musicians winning actual awards overseas from a Prince. We also learn about Eskimo Joe's winning skills in fundraising and the industry's economic growth as a whole
In this issue: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band announce new show, The Presets discounted tickets, From The Jam cancel Australian tour, Godspeed You! Black Emperor exclusive ticket release and more!
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band announce new show
In this issue:Support acts announced for J-Lo, Norah Jones, The Datsuns Django Django and The Pretty Things. New dates announced for Cliff Richard, Paul Kelly & Neil Finn, SABATON and loads more…
KATE ALEXA announced as support for JENNIFER LOPEZ first ever Australian tour!
Pictured: Paul Kelly & Neil Finn.
They're two of Australasia's greatest songwriters and performers and in 2013, Neil Finn and Paul Kelly will be bringing their iconic songs together on a special national tour. Finn and Kelly will be sharing the stage throughout the shows as members of the one band, playing a collection of their songs from their varied songbooks.
The difficult thing about reviewing a Paul Kelly album is perspective. How do you ignore the indelible mark Mr. Kelly has already left on the Australian music landscape? Are you meant to somehow listen to Spring and Fall , his latest offering, as though it’s a collection of songs from some new undiscovered talent who comes with no existing status? The answers are that you can’t and you shouldn’t.
2013 will be one of the most diverse years of the Adelaide Festival, as their Contemporary Music Program details. Unique collaborations and stellar acts, both international and Australian, have been brought together for the Adelaide Festival's line up for next year, making it one the most exciting yet.
When I first heard about the Key of Sea initiative, I was intrigued and excited. The Key of Sea is basically a compilation featuring collaborations between established Australian artists and extraordinary musicians, who have moved to Australia to escape war, hardship or persecution.
Paul Kelly joins forces with ten performers from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and the incomparable recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey to present the world premiere of an original song cycle, based on the poetry of W.B. Yeats, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Kenneth Slessor, Judith Wright and Les Murray.
Photographer Peter Dovgan
In this week's slightly late column (sorry boss!), we look at a pretty big shake up on the album charts, the Universal-EMI deal, and The Sando, which looks like it'll be going under unless a last minute save is made.
Kicking their musical football all over some of Europe and the US’s biggest musical festivals over the Northern Hemisphere, The Temper Trap will return to Australia to play as part of the 2012 AFL grand final.