Dark Mofo is a brilliantly named winter festival which is debuting TODAY in and around Hobart in Tasmania, and running until June 23rd. It features concerts and performances; MONA's first large-scale public art project and exhibition, ‘Beam In Thine Own Eye’; the Hobart City Council Dark Mofo ‘Winter Feast’; a family-friendly festivus to enliven the Hobart waterfront with food, fire and dance; a Dark Mofo Films program at the historic State Cinema; plus the Mona till Midnight opening of the new major exhibition, ‘The Red Queen’; along with the usual after-hours Mofo debauchery at Dark Faux Mo. To get you all excited about the weeks ahead, we have compiled our top 5 picks for the festival... and here we go!
Super Junior are the epitome of the South Korean idol boy band. They have more members than you can poke a stick at, have collected more awards than would fit in your average pool room, and set the bar for the Kpop idols of today with their hefty list of extra-curriculars as actors, models, MCs and radio hosts.
After a hard night of seeing three or four bands in a sticky pub, there’s nothing like curling up in bed with a good book to soothe the high-pitched ringing that is pulsating from the eardrums. Of course, I am assuming you all go home after a gig and get tucked away in your little beds all nice and comfy with a teddy bear and a book as your companion, no? What do you mean when you say that you continue on to another pub and ensure that the hangover from hell comes the next morning?
Who is this cute looking duo? It's Akdong Musician, YG Entertainment’s newest rookie recruits and also the winners of reality show K-Pop Star 2 which finished up in April this year.
Every major city has its premiere viewing platform. New York has the Empire State Building. Sydney has the Centrepoint Tower. Auckland has the Sky Tower. And never a city to be outdone, Melbourne has the Eureka Tower, which has its viewing point - the "SkyDeck" - on the 88th floor of the building. At 285 metres, this makes it the highest public vantage point in a building in the Southern Hemisphere.
Well we are entering our 6th and final week. We are laying down guitar solos, vocals and a few final touches. New York has really been a mind blowing experience! And the record is coming together just right. It's sounding massive... Here are a few photos from our most recent experiences:
In part three of The Beards tour diary series from their 'First World Tour', Scotland gets a dose of the bearded men, as Facey McStubblington traces his Scottish lineage along the way.
The mystique surrounding Boards of Canada has always relied on the duo’s sonic idiosyncrasies. Their instantly recognisable brand of electronic music blends ambient with IDM, weaves lines of static through hypnotic downtempo grooves and even dabbles in swells of psychedelia. Mike Sandison and Marcus Eoin play to their strengths on their fourth full-length release Tomorrow’s Harvest - an album which feels comfortable and familiar even on first listen, yet at times even exceedingly so.
May 8 marked the official program launch of Sydney Film Festival for it's 60th year. With the festival just around the corner running from June 5 - 16 2013, now is the time to plan your schedule to get the most out of your festival time. A behemoth 190 films will screen across five venues this year, as well as talks, exhibitions and parties, most of them for free! Check out this quick guide for all the main deets you'll need to know for SFF2013.
Recently on the road with The Delta Riggs as they took their album around the place, Stillwater Giants took in the sights any young party-lovin' band would whilst on the road...and made the experiences in to a tour diary for us! From taking a shine to the girls at the Mucho-Bravado offices, to drenching randoms on planes with Coke, Tom, Henry, Kyle and Angus shared some snaps and tales below.
From Amsterdam to Germany, The Beards bring you the second part of their world tour diary series. Hilarity and beardy goodness ensues as the Adelaide rock stars continue to dominate Europe.
The Beards are currently embarking on something of a world domination at present - spreading their bearded ethos to the uneducated and bringing more people in to their cult following. They present the first in a series of tour diaries for us back home to check out...
Following in the footsteps of the hugely successful Korean music showcase at SXSW, the K-Pop Night Out showcase will be featured as part of Music Matters Live 2013 in Singapore on Friday 24th May at the Fountain Stage in Clarke Quay.