Photographer Johnny Au takes us to BIGSOUND in Brisbane with an A-Z of the best performances he captured from the week. In Part Two, we take you from Canada's Mise en Scene to Brisbane's own WAAX. OK, so we realise this is more a "A to W" than a literal "A to Z" but you get what we're trying to do here...
Canadian band July Talk was one of the "buzz" bands during BIGSOUND 2014. Our photographer Johnny Au captured one of their dynamic sets at the New Globe Theatre to show you what all the fuss was about:
Photographer Johnny Au takes us to BIGSOUND in Brisbane with an A-Z of the best performances he captured from the week. In Part One, we take you from Airling to The Love Junkies.
Things got rolling early at BIGSOUND on Tuesday Night with the official opening party at the Brisbane Festival Spiegeltent, featuring performances from the Telstra Road to Discovery participants - plus we head over to check out Shihad as they perform their new record FVEY in full at The Zoo and enjoy the sweet sounds of the Mucho Bravado and Mushroom "Night Before Bigsound" parties, featuring Waax, Tin Sparrow, The Creases and more.
Darwin Festival was treated to grungey indie-pop of the wittiest variety when Courtney Barnett took to the Lighthouse stage. The first time in Darwin with the 'full band', Courtney was pleasantly surprised by the number of Territorians out on a school night. Obviously word of her cult status and brilliant combination of folk, psychedelia and 90s rock had reached the Top End. A truly awesome night. Check out the photos of the gig from Amy Hetherington.
Darwin Festival was treated to an intimate glimpse into the stories behind some of Joelistics and Sietta's most popular tracks in the aptly titled - In Between Sounds at Darwin Festival. Chinese-Australian MC and spoken word artist Joelistics (aka Joel Ma of TZU) and Filipino-Dutch-Australian producer/songwriter James Mangohig of Sietta combined with powerhouse vocalist Caiti Baker (Sietta) and the smooth-as DJ Soup for an epic show at The Lighthouse.
Darwin local David Spry collected together the rootsiest and grooviest of the Top End music scene to create The Roots Ensemble. David Spry and his band, The Moral High Ground, joined forces with the three-part vocal honey of The Harmony Birds, a brass section led by Matthew Holt, a world percussionist and guest spots by Ward Hancock (Rambutan Jam Band) and the beautiful Serina Pech. A night filled with good music, cheeky mid song banter and all the tropical goodness that Darwin Festival is known for. Amy Hetherington brings us these photos from the night!
Feelings and facial hair, stubbies and singing, charred meat and choral melodies. The Choir of Man was the perfect contrast. Based on the music of Darwin singer songwriter, David Garnham, the musical featured an impressive lineup of some of the NT's favourite male vocalists. Directed by Australian director and producer Wayne Harrison, with musical direction by Chong Lim, Choir of Man was a brilliant bloke-filled musical spectacle and one of the highlights of the Darwin Festival program. Amy Hetherington brings us these photos from the night:
As Lollapalooza in Chicago comes to an end, so too does Perri's photographic coverage. Enjoy his final day of action from the festival, featuring headliners Kings of Leon, Childish Gambino, Flume, London Grammar, Cage The Elephant and more...
Perri Cassie returns for day two of Lollapalooza in Chicago, bringing us back photos of headliners Outkast alongside Cage The Elephant, Foster The People, Grouplove, Kate Nash, Parquet Courts, Australia's The Temper Trap and many more!
Our very own Perri Cassie is in Chicago for the annual Lollapalooza Festival, and brings us all the action of the first day, featuring Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, CHVRCHES, Bombay Bicycle Club, Temples plus Australia's own Vance Joy and Courtney Barnett - and more!
We take you to New York City for the annual Governor's Ball Music Festival. Last year's wet weather was replaced in 2014 with nothing but sunshine, as music fans enjoyed the likes of The Strokes, Jack White, OutKast and many, many more. Enjoy these photos from the event and head to our Governor's Ball Hub for our day-by-day recaps!
Cherry Rock 014 took to the hallowed AC/DC Lane over the weekend for a killer day of music. Bands rocked on and fans turned out with huge enthusiasm. Mary Boukouvalas shot the following gallery, catching the mayhem!
Hits & Pits ploughed through Adelaide on Friday night for Round Three, showcasing some of punk rock's greatest names, including Death By Stereo, Face To Face, Strung Out and Unwritten Law. Lauren Connelly was there once again to capture the show.
As we continue our look back at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, we bring you these photos from Kool Haus featuring one of the hottest bands out of the UK right now, The 1975. Photos by Grant W. Martin for Canadian Music Week.