The Festival d'été de Québec, Canada's largest outdoor music festival, is taking place again this July 4-14. With 12 outdoor stages and venues, attracting over 1000 artists to the historical city over the 11 day event, this festival has been pulling visitors and performers of all arts in from all over the world since 1968.
In the country for their anticipated and celebrated Blue Album shows, the band known as Weezer jumped in a speedboat and headed to the infamous Island Bar in Sydney, floating in the harbour, to perform a "DJ Set" for Channel [V] and some very lucky fans and guests. The event ended up being more of a meet and greet than an actual DJ set, with the band preferring to mingle than play tunes. Though as the night progressed, we did see Rivers playing some of his own music off is iPhone and singing us some of it. It wasn't quite a "live performance", more "karaoke", but it was still a whole heap of fun. A very memorable evening for all in attendance!
Weezer performed their Blue album in full plus a set of their greatest hits, with support from Ball Park Music and Cloud Control (not pictured). Photography by Pete Dovgan.
Every now and then a show comes along where being a fan makes it rather difficult to write a review that isn't full of hyperbole and inexplicable excitement. For me, Weezer was one of those shows. But don't let my status as a "fan" belittle any praise bestowed upon this gig. I've seen Weezer before, and they weren't this good. I've been to many shows as a big fan before, and rarely do they deserve such praise - after all, the bigger a fan you are, the easier it is to be let down. This was one night where it was good to be a fan, one night where no one left disappointed. And, irrespective of hyperbole, how often can one say that about any show, period? But before we get there, let's take a look at the supports...
In order to fully appreciate Weezer's longevity as a band and the nostalgia they inspire in their fans, it’s necessary to hop in a time machine back to the plaid-clad world of 1992.
In this issue:City Riots announce support acts for their Australian tour, After The Fall change Sydney date, Weezer to perform Pinkerton in full and more!
City Riots Announce Australian Tour Supports
In this issue: Billy Bragg adds final show to Melbourne, Sinead Burgess confirmed to open for Owl City, Cloud Control and Ball Park Music to open for Weezer next year and much more!
BILLY BRAGG ANNOUNCES FINAL SHOW FOR MELBOURNE
As Lucy wasn't able to catch Weezer on the first day of Austin City Limits, I thought I'd take some time to review their hour long performance at the festival over the weekend!
Pictured: The Black Keys.
In this issue: Seekae sells out Melbourne show, Twerps sell out ALL shows, Children Collide announce new shows, Ben Harper to have an acoustic evening with Canberra and many more!
SEEKAE SELLS OUT FIRST SHOW AT CORNER HOTEL, ADDS A SECOND SHOW!
Great news or greatest news? Last seen in Australia 16 years ago, the iconic Californian group Weezer will finally be returning to our shores for one hell of a special performance. As though to say "we're sorry for our absence", they will be performing everyone's favourite* Weezer record in FULL: The Blue Album. They also promise a greatest hits and rarities set to accompany it.