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 second of this series, Larry's sits down with Canberra electronic duo The Aston Shuffle who talk us through their experiences in India and much more, just before they hit the stage for their final show of the Indian tour...
Bridget Hustwaite from the AU review asked Mikah Freeman from The Aston Shuffle a few questions about dislocating joints and dislocating Canberra. Not really, we love you Canberra! How can anyone be a hater when they've given us The Aston Shuffle!
Hey guys! Welcome back to the scene, you’ve been hiding the last few months but here you are with your new single “Can’t Stop Now”. Are you happy with how well it has been received?
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.
The night kicked off at The Zoo with Set Sail. The Sydney band absolutely blew me away! Another name randomly picked off a list, the band are indie pop at it’s finest. The three piece, with added bass, not only play stellar tunes, but are also well presented and put on one hell entertaining show.
This week, Caeser parts way with Children Collide, a New Zealand win in the International Songwriting Competition, and a new way to see the ARIA charts.
As a Brisbane girl, there are not many venues where you can step out of a gig and walk straight out onto the beach. It was a bit of a novelty, a ridiculously fun novelty. The reason for this road trip to The Coolangatta Hotel was Bluejuice’s Sizzling costal tour. Teaming up with The Aston Shuffle certainly brought out one hell of a sweaty summer dance party.
Who cares if it's Sunday? Gold Coast-ers still flocked to the Cooly to rock out with Bluejuice and the Aston Shuffle on their "Sizzling 2012" tour, complete with beach towels, plenty of dancing and a whole lot of fluoro tape. Erin Smith brings you these photos.
Two of the hottest properties in dance music, Calvin Harris and Example have joined French electro-maestros Justice on the Field Day 2012 line-up. Sydney’s best New Year’s Day party is further enhanced by the dubstep stylings of Modestep and a solid squadron of local stars including Flight Facilities, The Aston Shuffle , Cloud Control and New Navy.
Last night Vodafone hosted the "Summer Beats Party" at Beach Haus in Sydney to launch the new HTC XL & XE smartphones in partnership with Beats by Dr. Dre ("the headphones for music’s A-List"). We headed along and got to play with the new phones (what massive screens they have!), and listen in on the Dr. Dre headphones (you can really pump up the bass on them...).
The same old argument comes up again and again; have we reached festival oversaturation? The promoters of Canberra's mainstay Stonefest released this earlier today: