With tickets flying out the door for the 2015 installment of the iconic Lollapalooza festival in Chicago next month, organisers have announced a run of late night "Aftershows" that will take place in the leadup to the festival, and each night of the event. Many of these shows have already sold out, but these shows will give fans more intimate environments to experience their favourite bands, after they leave Grant Park each night - or even before they get there!
It's been fun watching Courtney Barnett slay it overseas with her highly acclaimed Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. It seems like she's really making her mark as one of the biggest names on the international scene right now, and it's not hard to understand why with live performances like this. Barnett showed up to rock the studio stage of The Tonight Show recently, performing "Pedestrian at Best" with her superb touring band. Watch her own the stage below:
Photo: Danny Clinch
British festival favourites Muse have been announced as headliners for Lollapalooza Berlin, it's been revealed overnight. The two day festival happening in September is the latest event to be added to the Lolla franchise, taking place at Tempelhof Airport and already features the likes of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Franz Ferdinand, Run the Jewels and Crystal Fighters on its inaugural festival bill.
Husky will be relocating to Europe to capitalise on the momentum clearly generating for the release of Ruckers Hill over in the international territories. With European tour dates already set to take the Melbourne band overseas, they've decided not to come home this time around, base themselves in Berlin and write some new material for album number three.
Today marked the first day of the 10th annual All That Matters conference in Singapore - a three day event which takes over the Ritz Carlton for talks on Music, Video, Sponsorship, Sync and Live Events. The first day kicked off with special panels highlighting the music industries in India, Indonesia, Australia (pictured above) and Taiwan. A common thread sat amongst many of the talks throughout the day was that of collaboration and partnerships being integral in industry success.
The two day FYF Fest in Los Angeles has unveiled its 2015 line up and god damn it, does it look tasty. Held over the weekend of August 22/23, the festival brings together a diverse range of artists including huge names like Frank Ocean, Morrissey, The Jesus and Mary Chain, D'Angelo and more. Australians Chet Faker, Flume and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are also in the mix, making this a festival we're - yet again - jealous to not be attending. If, however, you happen to be in LA this August, below is all the info you're going to need.
Photo: Andrew Wade captures DZ Deathrays at the Bovine Sex Club during CMW 2012.
Tomorrow, the ten day Canadian Music Week festival kicks of in Toronto, Canada. Australia is the focus country of the event this year, and as part of the celebrations, there will be three major showcases of Australian talent. Two of which are being put on by our friends at Sounds Australia, and the other by Footstomp Music in partnership with us here at the AU review!
Photographer: Belinda Dipalo
ALVVAYS, Caribou (pictured), Mac DeMarco and Death From Above 1979 are among the nominees across 26 categories for the 2015 SiriusXM Indies - the 15th Annual Independent Music Awards held in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Centre on May 9th as part of Canadian Music Week.
For the first time ever, and with Australia as its Spotlight Country for 2015, the AU review is partnering up with Footstomp Music to throw a massive party as part of Toronto music conference and festival Canadian Music Week next month. Nine incredible Australian acts are set to showcase at the event, to be held at one of Toronto's finest venues, The Painted Lady, on Thursday, May 7th - with entry completely free! Here's the lineup!
The first 40 bands have been announced for the annual Music Matters LIVE showcasing festival in Singapore, featuring 11 bands from Australia and a group of musicians from all over the world. Russia, Philippines, South Korea, South Africa, Vietnam, New Zealand, Canada, Switzerland and even Kuwait are among the countries represented in this first announcement, with more names still to come.