Best Western in Hobart makes for an easy, comfortable stay that's not only good value but delivers the kind of uber convenience one can benefit from whilst on a trip down in Hobart. Hobart is already one of the easiest, major Australian cities to navigate, with a beautiful layout so that you're pretty much always within walking distance from the major restaurants, bars, and museums; Best Western adds to that, located at 156 Bathurst St, and a 5-10 minute walk from the central shopping area.
Those familiar with maverick artist Yamantaka Eye must have expected him to eventually show up in the early years of Hobart's increasingly popular winter festival Dark Mofo. So it wasn't surprising to see his latest, incredibly vast idea, Eye: Circom on the line-up, in association with those constant diggers of the experimental Red Bull Music Academy.
The Irrepressibles are the project of English artist / vocalist / composer / multi-instrumentalist Jamie Irrepressible. Over the weekend, they played DARK MOFO, their only Australian performance, to an enthralled crowd. Featuring songs from Nude, The Irrepressibles were supported by the amazing Sophia Brous and her band. Photos by John Goodridge.
The Red Bull Music Academy presented night opens with banshee-like singer Kusum Normoyle (Pictured) and two banks of Marshall amps set to feedback. After an interlude with some techno disco sounds by Melbourne's Jake Blood the room is ready for iconic Japanese musician Yamantaka Eye. Six laptops programmed with synthesizers are arranged in a circle, each controlled by a musician and directed by Eye. The result is a mesmerising spectacle of noise. The night is finished off by Melbourne's My Disco with their agitated wall of sound. John Goodridge was there to bring you these photos.
A night of American doom, sludge metal and Berlin electronica came to Dark Mofo in Hobart, Tasmania on Thursday night. John Goodridge brings you these photos.
All the way from Hobart Unibar in Tasmania, Matt Green captures 360 in action, supported by Hopsin, PEZ, Miracle and Lunar C.
Local reggae band Boil Up, performed at The Homestead to a great crowd that were ready for some dance inducing tunes!
Over 11 days in June, the second annual Dark Mofo Festival transforms the cold winter of Hobart into a wonderland of arts and culture that locals and folk from the mainland come in their droves to experience. And if you didn't, well, Lauren Anseline was there and is letting you in on the five reasons you missed one hell of a good time. See you there next year?
New Years Eve is a time for celebration and, unless you’re headed to some exotic overseas location, there are few better ways to celebrate than with your closest friends, 12 000 neighbours and some of the biggest artists the world over. True, The Wombats may have missed the official countdown in Marion Bay, but then there’s nothing like a bit of confusion and chaos to kick off the new year with a bang.
The first day of music on the main stages at The Falls Music and Arts Festival in Marion Bay was about as big as they get. From big hitting Australian bands to the international heavyweights, there was something on offer for everyone.
The Falls Music and Arts Festival really begins in Tasmania the moment your car reaches the top of the last hill revealing a spectacular view of Marion Bay; a sparkling blue sea surrounded by rolling green hills with a natural beauty that’s almost unrivalled the world over. It’s so enthralling that you temporarily forget the bumper-to-bumper traffic… and inevitably stressful task of setting up camp that all lie ahead.
Hobart's winter festival DARK MOFO celebrated its closing with a party dubbed "Satanalia", featuring a blend of Australian and International bands of a dark, brooding manner, including Mono (Pictured), Boris and The Drones, capping off a most eclectic and diverse arts and cultural festival. Tony Proudfoot was there to represent the AU review and brings us these photos from the event night.
Tasmania's inaugural 'Dark Mofo' festival took place from June 13th until June 23th. Very appropriately, in the celebration of all things dark, chilly and wintry, Sweden's Rekorderlig Cider teamed up with the festival to bring a 'beautifully Swedish' Winter Forest. the AU review brings you photographs from the 'go-between' bar, which featured even more artistic extravagance from the festival.
For 3 cold, wintry nights during DARK MOFO, a disused cinema/theatre space is transformed into a dark club with bands, performance art, DJ's, and general oddities and weirdness celebrating all that is debaucherous and sexy and decadent. Tony Proudfoot was there to represent the AU review and brings us these photos from all three nights.
For 3 nights during the depths of Winter, DARK MOFO Festival participants and local Hobart-arians gorged on food and drink supplied by local vendors, and were entertained by local buskers and street performers at the the Winter Feast, a celebration of the pagan ritual of Winter Solstice. Tony Proudfoot was there to represent the AU review and brings us these photos from the three nights.