Sydney's VIVID Live program is set to host an exploration into the heart of American folk and blues music, courtesy of Megafaun and Fight the Big Bull. The Durham-based band, along with the Matthew E. White led jazz collective, will be presenting a reinterpretation of Alan Lomax's Sounds of the South collection of recordings from 1961. With Justin Vernon and Frazey Ford on vocal duties, these are set to be special shows and highlights of the VIVID Live program for sure.
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the seminal Australian song "I Was Only Nineteen", ABC Music released a special unplugged version of the song for purchase through iTunes and will see Redgum's John Schumann and Hugh McDonald heading to the 2013 Gumball Festival this year to perform it especially on ANZAC Day. The two musicians will be performing a set comprising of Redgum and John Schumann and the Vagabond Crew material, but it's clear that the audiences are going to be in for something special when the song in question is given the live treatment in the Hunter Valley.
Lemaitre is a young, Norwegian, electro-house duo with the world at their feet. Both only 20 years old they have just released their 4th EP, Relativity 3, to acclaim from both audiences and fellow musicians alike.
Melbourne-based comedian Nath Valvo is currently performing his latest stand up show "Almost 30" at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. It's a gig that's recently landed him a 5 star review from the Herald Sun and will soon be taking him to the Sydney Comedy Festival for the first time in May. I had a quick chat with Nath last week to see what's been up, how he's been handling the 2013 MICF and the events that led to "Almost 30" coming to life.
The Tunnels is a new performing and visual arts experience presented by the awesome folk at ARTSAKE PRODUCTIONS, in conjunction with Fascination Street. Utilising the underground tunnels situated beneath Adelaide's Adina Grand Treasury, the exhibition will host two weeks' worth of 'themed' art works, presented solely by South Australian artists. To tell me more about the project, one of the brains behind the outfit, Lily Pook-Ryan answers some questions.
Hello Asia! Editor Johnny Au chats to Malaysian singer/songwriter Yuna about her track on the animated movie The Croods, working with Adam Young from Owl City, life in LA and plans for 2013.
In the latest AU session, Ben Lee and his backing duo perform an acoustic version of his track "The Will To Grow" from his new record Ayahuasca: Welcome To The Work, due for release on May 7th.
After his performance for the AU sessions, Larry talks to Ben Lee about his new record Ayahuasca: Welcome To The Work, due for release on May 7th - we find out his plans for touring the album, the experiences that helped inspire it and a glimpse into his future musical projects...
Perth singer-songwriter James Teague is currently coming to the tail end of a month long nationwide tour in support of his latest single "Where Sorrow Is Forgotten (In The Great Divine)" from his debut album Lavender Prayers, released last year. We caught up with him to find out more about his influences, the album, and what life is like out on the road.
We sit down with Brooke Addamo aka Owl Eyes to talk about her debut album Nightswim, which will be released April 19th, playing the Melbourne Zoo, her current live show and much more...