Ahh, the good old music video. From pseudo porn to sickening displays of capitalism, right through to mind bogglingly creative translations of your favourite song, the music video is a well established arm of the music industry.
Pictured: At The Drive In
Another year, another Splendour in the Grass - though this year we seem to have gone back in time, with the festival returning to its Byron Bay home for the first time since 2009. This brief trip down memory lane will forever be remembered as a muddy affair, with today's 30 minute downpour - hail, brimstone and all - destroying the festival site and making those who brought gumboots truly thankful - none more so than the ones selling them on site for $50+ a pop!
One of the best parts of Splendour is the calibre of bands showcased. Time after time I’m tempted to make the trip north but as usual a lack of funds mean I have to be content with the small handful of sideshows that I can make it too. This year The Shins hosted one of those shows on my ‘do no miss’ list.
Pictured: The Shins
The Shins brought the house down at Hordern Pavilion on the Sydney leg of their Splendour Sideshow.
Pictured: The Shins
The Shins played Festival Hall in Melbourne as part of their Splendour In The Grass sideshow. Serena Ho brings you all the action.
They're coming to Australia in just two weeks and have just released a new music video! Who are we talking about? Why, The Shins of course, and their video for "It's Only Life" is currently doing the rounds. The clip was directed by Hiro Murai and 'features James Mercer trapped in an apocalyptic suburbia by a group of monsters'. Very cool.
We're at the halfway mark of the year, and for us at The AU Review, it usually means that we take time to reflect on all the releases that made an impact over the last six months. We asked our contributors to cough up and confess on what their favourite albums are, whether it was an LP or EP, and most importantly, why they chose the featured albums. You're probably wondering if one of your preferred records made the cut. Well, the wait is over. I am proud to present: Our 12 Favourite Records (So Far) of 2012!
The 11th annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has closed its gates after four days of music, movies and comedy, with iconic rockers Phish closing out the festivities with back-to-back sets lasting five hours.
A new day, a new approach. Through no fault of my own this day was hard to follow owing to overlapping set and a hefty does of indecisiveness. This saw a rapid-fire approach for the first half of the day before settling in entirely at the main stage for the night.
Handsome Tours are Very Excited to announce the welcome return of their old friends THE SHINS to Australia this July. The band will perform at Splendour In The Grass, plus headline shows at Festival Hall in Melbourne and the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney.
Prince will perform on a symbol-shaped stage; a unique and spectacular production experience that those ‘in the know’ say ‘will blow your mind’.
Prince’s May 2012 visit will be his third tour of Australia and his first in nine years.
Friday 11 May 1st Sydney Allphones Arena
Saturday 12 May 2nd Sydney Allphones Arena
Monday 14 May 1st Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
Let's cut to the chase, as let's face it, you've been waiting long enough! Hitting Belongil Fields in Byron Bay this July 27, 28 and 29 for the 2012 Splendour in the Grass festival will be...
The Jezabels are set to hit the stage with long list of big names, including Black Sabbath, at this years Lollapalooza festival in Chicago.