After a five year hiatus, the weekly live music night The Filth has returned to Sydney and it's about to enter its second week after a successful launch with Asta, Grand Pavilion and Filthy DJs. The event is set to be held every Thursday at the The Imperial Hotel Erskineville and Friday at The Beach Rd Hotel in Bondi and this week will see B Wise and Citizen Kay bust open their round two events.
Since its formation in 2014, Universal Music Australia's Lost Highways has made a large impact on the local scene of country and blues music in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. This year's line up has been announced and features The Cruisin' Deuces, Lucky Luke and Harry Love...
Got plans for this Easter weekend in Melbourne? You do now: the John Curtin Hotel is hosting its Good Friday Eve show, Lent Outta Shape. The event sports a lineup of some of Melbourne’s best songwriters, including: Lincoln Le Fevre & The Insiders, Rob Muinos, and Georgia Maq.
For the last four days, the Pandora Discovery Den at SXSW has been taking audiences through the world of music, starting with Electronic, moving through Hip Hop, Americana and closing the week out with a day dedicated to Rock. Performing through the final day were artists like Big Data - who earlier in the day also rocked the Rachael Ray Feedback Party at Stubb's - Joywave, Ex Cops, Zella Day, Priory and Palma Violets.
Following on from the venue's opening day with an electronic curation, Thursday marked the day Pandora dedicated their SXSW venue to hip hop, with iconic artist Wyclef Jean closing out the stage. As part of his epic 90 minute set, Wyclef took the audience on a musical (and somewhat educational) trip down memory lane, not only playing some of his best known solo tracks, but Fugees favourites and reinterpretations from the last 30 years of hip hop.
Wednesday at SXSW marked the first of four days of the Pandora Discovery Den, an annual party held at The Gatsby on 6th Street - featuring a mix of well established and up-and-coming artists from around the world. Australia's own Peking Duk helped kick off the celebration with a day focused on electronic music. Closing out with "High" - the number two song on the triple j Hottest 100 this year - the group also invited Benny from SAFIA on stage for their popular collaboration "Take Me Over". SAFIA were also in town to play the iconic Austin, Texas based festival.
It came as no surprise when the annual inthemix awards named Ivy's Pacha Sydney 'Club Night of the Year' for both 2013 and 2014; the mega party has firmly established itself as the most unique blend of circus, theatre, and cutting edge dance music in the country. Focused on continually evolving as a brand and an entertainment spectacular, Pacha has announced that this year they will be drawing upon the talents of creative designers The Squared Division to help push Pacha further as a distinctive and memorable series of events.
The Gasometer re-opened in May last year. In that time launched a new menu and unleashed a stellar new sound set up upon their patrons. If that wasn't already great, the venue has also seen King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, as well as the fabulous Nai Palm perform within its doors.
Sydney hip hop posse One Day are coming off a huge year, releasing their debut collaborative album Mainline and heading on a successful national tour. That is hardly the extent of how much they have grown though, just ask any hipster in Sydney's inner-west and they'll tell you that the group's regular block party, One Day Sundays (ODS), has quickly become the quintessential party in Sydney. In fact, ODS has become so popular so much that it has outgrown it's original hosting venue, Marrickville's Vic on the Park Hotel.