Last Saturday saw some of the worlds' tastiest bands play for the under-18 festival "Live it Up" at Brisbane's RNA Showgrounds - such as The Amity Affliction and The Getaway Plan and many more!. Happy vibes all 'round despite the in-climate weather. Jacob Schneider shot these photos with a grin ear to ear the whole day.
Having had a fair dose of laughter thanks to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival travelling roadshow, I headed to Shroom in New Delhi for the Second Aussie BBQ, which was part of a very jam packed final two days of my time in India. The show, in the futuristic surrounds of the venue - where we were introduced to the ‘upmarket’ side of Indian lifestyle - went very well by all indications. Especially considering this was the first time rock bands had performed in the dance oriented venue.
Having completed the business end of proceedings, it was now time to return to the focus of our trip to India: The Aussie BBQs. Having had all five bands play at the NH7 Weekender in Pune, our travelling circus was now in Mumbai, where the first of three Aussie BBQs was taking place following the second day of events at the Nokia Music Matters conference, at the city's Hard Rock Café.
While travelling around India, Larry sat down with the five bands who were participating in OzFest's Aussie BBQ series around the country. In the final part of this series, Larry sits down with up-and-coming Brisbane outfit Sheppard who talk us through their varied experiences in India earlier this month.
The Australian Government will join hands with 24 partners (from various government, educational and business institutions) to put on a "grand cultural festival" over the next four months, with a run of live concerts to take place throughout November as part of The Aussie BBQ event series.
There must be something in the gene pool or drinking water in Brisbane that makes it a hot spot for family music collaborations. From the Beegees to Laneway (and the unfortunate bump in the road, the screeching harpies known as The Veronicas), it’s safe to say that keeping it in the family has been a source of innovation in the Brisbane scene.
Supported by wonderful Sydney folk duo The Falls, Brisbane indie pop outfit Sheppard were given their chance to shine in front of an industry audience last night, and with plenty of fluro (and a dash of good times), they didn't disappoint. Johnny Au was there to take the photos:
A big week for album releases, with some big acts the likes of Bloc Party, Ricki-Lee and Justin Bieber. This week also sees a release from the hit show, The Voice and a debut or two from local artists such as Blue Sun and The Rubens.