Tonight’s opening act is U.S band Neon Trees whose songs “Animal” and “Everybody Talks” have both been ARIA platinum accredited. Lead singer Tyler Glenn took to the stage to get the crowd warmed up for the evening. Despite being on two hours before Swift’s set, the stadium was reasonably full for Neon Trees and the audience was happy to dance along even to the lesser-known tracks.
Ian Laidlaw brings us these amazing photos of the terribly photogenic Taylor Swift and her performance last night at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.
Billboard got incredibly funky when Nile Rodgers and Chic came to Melbourne! Supported by Todd Terry and Mitzi.
Well, the Vans Warped Tour rolled into Melbourne on Saturday, and it was about time. Hot weather was promised and delivered in many depths of sunburnt punters.
The Workers Club has this strange way of gathering crowds. Sparse people saunter in and out of the bandroom with everyone wanting to socialise while an ear was eagerly kept on alert for when the music will begin. It's very strange, but this venue has a way of bringing in fascinating crowds, if previous gigs are any indication.
In This Issue: Questlove announces Melbourne DJ set, Stonefield to play the Espy on Boxing Day, The Presley Family from Christmas show at the Flying Saucer Club, Nai Palm scores January Workers Club residency, The Davidson Brothers playing 'Summer Pickin' Party', TRAK's NYE do with PACHA, BJ Morriszonkle presents 'Creepy Coconuts' at the Old Bar, Gena Rose Bruce launching "Wild One Babe" at the Evelyn, the Spotted Mallard hosting 'Sounds with Hounds' charity event, CANT SAY at Platform One; Lester the Fierce announces EP launch at the Workers Club, 'New Year's Evie' at Bruzzy's Farm, Skip Tracer playing reunion show, celebrated film soundtracks brought to life at Melbourne Town Hall, Kelpe coming to Boney, The Never Ever set for Christmas gigs and Dan Waters to launch new 7" at the Thornbury!
Bieber fever was well and truly in the air as thousands of people flocked to Rod Laver Arena to catch the prince of pop’s first show in Melbourne as part of the “Believe” tour. And although his off stage antics have been making more headlines this time around, there was no denying the sheer excitement felt by the majority of ticket holders...or the sheer fear for those parents who bravely tagged along for the night.
The Black Arm Band and The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra came together for a world premiere, one off show called ngangwurra means heart. Carl Dziunka was there for the Dress Rehearsal and brought you these images:
The legend that is Kinky Friedman came to Melbourne, performing a very special show with Van Walker at the Caravan Music Club. Mary Boukouvalas brings us these photos from the night...
The Philly Jays are back, baby! Perri Cassie headed along to their Melbourne show at the Corner tonight and brings us these pics:
Alex Kwong shoots the second day of the 15th Anniversary Party thrown by Elefant Traks in Melbourne. The day featured Joelistics, Urthboy, The Tongue, Sky'High, Jane Tyrell and Last Kinection (pictured).
The 15th Anniversary of Elefant Traks was celebrated in Melbourne in style with a two day event. The first night is captured here by Alex Kwong and features The Herd, Sietta (pictured), Jimblah, Horrorshow and Hermitude
Cherry Fest is one of the last remaining bastions of authentic rock festivals, which attracts punters who like their music loud, hard and dirty. It’s small enough to enable the old rock veterans to shuffle from one stage to the next, and has ample watering holes to parch the thirst of the throng. Another bonus is that there are no playing time clashes, adding to our viewing pleasure.
In its fourth year running the Paris to Provence Festival was again held at the historic grounds of Como. Set up like a French market village, 70 white marquees of French retailers and producers are dotted around the majestic white building. Despite the luxurious gardens and grandeur of Como House, the Paris to Provence festival evoked the atmosphere of the Carribean Gardens rather than a foray into all things French.