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SARAH BLASKO

GRAPHIC Festival Review: Sarah Blasko - Sydney Opera House (11.10.15)


Photo: Dan Boud.

On album number five, Sarah Blasko shimmies and struts to the language of love. Her recent show at the Sydney Opera House for Graphic Festival saw the world premiere and official preview of her latest offering. It was worlds apart from her previous concert at this iconic venue where she was backed by the Sydney International Orchestra. This time around it was about taut, indie pop tunes and celebrating a crazy little thing called love.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: October 9th - October 11th.

With the Graphic Festival bringing some brilliant artists and minds to the Sydney Opera House, all eyes are going to be on how some visual and musical partnerships go down with Harbour City crowds. Elsewhere down the coast, some exciting Aussie bands both emerging and established will be doing their thing this weekend - check out who we're going to be catching!

Album News Weekly: 3rd June 2015

In This Issue: It’s an Australian and British-dominated affair this week, with albums dropping from huge names such as Sarah Blasko, Muse, and Young Guns.

Single Stream: Sarah Blasko and Nick Wales "Pain Is A Number" (2015)

Australian songstress Sarah Blasko and Sydney composer Nick Wales have collaborated on an upcoming album Emergence. They've given us the first single, "Pain is a Number". Completely unlike Blasko's solo work, "Pain is a Number" is laden with glitchy electronica and reverb drenched drums. It also has a string ensemble, making this track an intense, dark tune. Listen to it here.

the AU playlist: Best Australian Love Songs for Valentine's Day

Aussies have been giving the world some of the most thoughtful and heart-melting love songs imaginable for a very long time. With Valentine's Day rolling around, and us putting together YouTube playlists all week, we thought it best to dig through those true blue crates and come out with what we believe are the top 12 Australian love songs of all time.

Live Review: Sarah Blasko + Luluc - Zoo Twilights at Melbourne Zoo (06.02.15)

Gone are the days of Jazz at the Zoo - a BYO concert series with the likes of BABBA and Swing Patrol, and free FOTZ member entry. These days Zoo Twilights are a much more extravagant affair, hosting high profile international and local artists, food and beverage bars, at a costs of $50-$70 per adult, with child and family ticket options.

Photo Gallery: Sarah Blasko + Luluc - Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo (06.02.15)

Sarah Blasko and Luluc performed their beautiful music on Friday night at the Zoo Twilight event at the Melbourne Zoo. Rebecca Houlden was there and brings us these photos from the event:

the AU's Weekend Gig Guide: February 6th - Feburary 8th.

We've taken a look at some of the shows we're going to be heading to throughout the weekend ahead and deliver you this guide - our top gig picks!

Sydney Festival Photo Gallery: Beat The Drum - The Domain (16.01.14)

It was a party to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Triple J and what a party it was. With stellar performances from Hilltop Hoods, Ball Park Music, The Presets, You Am I and a slew of special guests, Johnny Au gives you but a taste of what went down last night in this gallery:

Gotye and Daniel Johns join a huge second artist announcement for triple J's Beat the Drum event in January!

As part of the Sydney Festival next year, triple j are choosing to throw a huge ass birthday party in the Domain! The Beat the Drum event is already hosting the likes of Hilltop Hoods, The Presets and The Cat Empire, but today on the Matt and Alex show, a huge second artist announcement was revealed for the January 16th party!

Something For Kate, Sarah Blasko, Dan Sultan and more featuring on the 2015 Twilight at Taronga series!

Today the Twilight at Taronga Series was launched in Sydney, with a stellar line up of Australian and international musicians confirmed to perform as part of the 2015 series. In a perfect setting of the harbour-side ampitheatre, these shows will return for it's 20th year in 2015 from January 30th through until March 21st.

Conor Oberst, Bernard Fanning, Sarah Blasko and more head up the Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series next year.

The Melbourne Zoo has announced their biggest Twilight Series yet today, with a stomper line up of artists set to perform in amongst the unique environment which is the Melbourne Zoo itself. Under the stars, with the animals around, the following Australian and international musicians will perform some of the most memorable shows you're likely to see come summer 2015.

Gig Announcements: Sydney & NSW - 16th June 2014

In This Issue: Hurst releases announces launch show, Leroy's Layabouts to play at The Shady Pines, Benjalu set for "You Guessed It" single launches, Chris Gillespie Duo & Hobo Grace Trio playing at Katoomba RSL Club, Ska Face premiere will take place at Goodgod Small Club, Sarah Blasko to play intimate show for World Refugee Day, Soul of Sydney announces Larry Levan Birthday special, Circo announces Sydney sideshow.

Album Review: Sarah Blasko - I Awake Live At Sydney Opera House (2014 LP)

Live albums are generally appreciated most by people who attended the actual gig as they provide a memento from the performance but also deliver the opportunity to relive the experience. Not to say that those who weren’t in attendance can’t enjoy such albums and in the case of Sarah Blasko and I Awake Live At Sydney Opera House , even those who weren’t front row centre can appreciate what must have been a theatrical event.

Photo Gallery: 2014 FBi SMAC Awards - Carriageworks, Sydney (15.01.14)

The 2014 FBi SMAC Awards were held in Sydney, celebrating and recognising the fields of music, art, food and design and the talented individuals who have contributed tirelessly to the scene through the past 12 months. Check out the gallery, provided by Liam Cameron, Joel Carrett and Callum Van De Mortel!