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Album Review: Ryan Adams - 1989 (2015 LP)

There are many things in life that most people would deem to be unnecessary. Examples of these include public transport that doesn’t work, hot cross buns that look like choc-chip but are actually sultana, and now Ryan Adams’ cover album of Taylor Swift’s 1989. To set the precedent for this review, I personally consider a cover to be ‘good’ when it adds to the original or changes it in a way that’s interesting and sparks thoughts of how other songs would sound in that style.

Live Review: Ryan Adams - The Opera House, Sydney (21.07.15)

Photo Credit: Dan Boud.

“This is another song about people dying’”, Ryan Adams told the sold out crowd last night at The Sydney Opera House. One would be inclined to think that a Ryan Adams show would be one of the most depressing events that you’d ever experience in your musical history; his lyrics are often associated with death, heartbreak, and the hopelessness of life. Yet, my experiences last night have changed who I thought Ryan Adams was in every way possible – and this coming from someone who has spent days curled up in bed, softly sobbing to the harmonic melodies in Come Pick Me Up.

Live Review: Ryan Adams + Jenny Lewis - The Forum, Melbourne (19.07.15)

Photo Credit: Rebecca Houlden

Jenny Lewis, the former front woman of indie-rock band Rilo Kiley, oozes confidence as she struts on stage. She's wearing a white suit with a rainbow motif while the twinkle in her eye suggests she’s ready to show Melbourne a good time. Lewis and band kicks things off with the Rilo Kiley song, "Silver Lining". It has distinctly pop sound that inspires the five foot tall man in front of me to eagerly bop along. This is preceded "The Moneymaker" and "The Next Messiah", the latter exploring hard hitting blues with a country rock twist to its full potential.

Roskilde Festival in Denmark is More Than a Festival, It's An Experience

Over 8 days, 100,000 passionate music lovers got together to experience music, camping culture, art, community, charity and sustainability at the Roskilde Festival. There were different zones around the festival including: street city, graffiti zone, art zone and Dream City. Roskilde Festival is about 30 kilometers from Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, and after being built, this temporary city becomes the 4th largest in Denmark. Although I only attended one day, I couldn't help but get swept up in the vibe...

Photo Gallery: Ryan Adams + Jenny Lewis - Forum Theatre, Melbourne (19.07.15)

Easily one of the most anticipated headline shows in the second half of 2015, Ryan Adams took to the Forum in Melbourne on Sunday night, supported by Jenny Lewis. Rebecca Houlden headed along and captured some sweet shots from the show!

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: July 17th - July 19th.

Nosaj Thing is set to heat up Adelaide's west end, while the west coast is preparing to celebrate live music in all its chaotic glory with Scottofest taking over three rooms. Ryan Adams will finally perform in Melbourne, while Golden Features eyes up a killer show in Sydney. With so much live music happening around the country this weekend, take a look at our picks for the next few nights and make sure you're out and about!

Ryan Adams adds second and final show for Melbourne in July - Jenny Lewis confirmed to support!

Ryan Adams will be sticking around Melbourne for one more headline show this year, today confirming a second and final gig for fans. Unsurprisingly, his original show at the Forum Theatre sold out immediately when the tickets became available and it wasn't long before cogs began turning to get another gig for Melbourne fans in the works. The new show will see Adams and fellow Splendour mate Jenny Lewis performing at the Forum on July 20th.

Splendour in the Grass Sideshows: Ryan Adams confirms Jenny Lewis as special guest for Australian headline shows!

Ryan Adams' return to Australia is a long-awaited one for many fans, but with the round of Splendour sideshows dropping today, it's brilliant to see that the east coast hasn't been neglected by the singer songwriter. With his band The Shining, Adams will play a number of headline shows to accompany his festival appearance, also confirming Jenny Lewis as a special guest!

Sasquatch! Music Festival Announces 2015 Lineup Including Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, Flume, Robert Plant & More

Annual Washington-based music festival, Sasquatch! has recently announced their 2015 lineup. Set to take place at Gorge Amphitheater on Memorial Day weekend (May 22-25) the line up includes Modest Mouse, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Lana Del Ray, Kendrick Lamar, Spoon and Ryan Adams. Holding their own amongst these top-billed international artists are several Australian acts, including Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett and Flume.

Album News Weekly : 8 July 2014

In This Issue: Bit on the short side this week, but there are SOME HUGE REALLY HUGE releases this time. Souls Of Mischief have announced a new record, alongside Kasey Chambers, The Vines, and Ryan Adams. Newbies Lunatics On Pogosticks have also got a new one, and Melbourne artist Nussy is dropping an EP soon. There's a heap more in here, so check it out.

Krista Polvere touring new album "Resevoir Drive" through May.

The gorgeous songstress that is Krista Polvere, will be launching her album Resevoir Drive over a few dates this May. Following on from her signing to Sony in 2009, Polvere has been impressing people all round with her songwriting and performance abilities, even gaining a fan in Ryan Adams, whow wound up guesting on her single "Looking For Love". Catch Polvere touring Resevoir Drive in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney in coming months!


Ryan Adams announces his first ever solo tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Ryan Adams

Following the celebrated release of his new album Ashes & Fire, The Frontier Touring Company are delighted to announce that Ryan Adams will be performing a series of intimate one-man theatre shows across Australia and New Zealand in 2012.