The first leg of the Groovin the Moo festival was held at Oakbank, in the Adelaide Hills. Despite the steady rain which turned the horse racing track into a mud pit, everyone was in good spirits. A great range of music, from Wolfmother and
The Japan Nite showcase celebrated its 20th Anniversary this year with another eclectic lineup of indie and pop music from Japan. From the Anime inspired sound of Mahoshojo-ni-naritai to a Gogol Bordello style act called Samurai Dynamites to country western inspired Pirates Canoe, indie pop the fin. to pop duo moumoon (pictured above), 70s inspired psychedelia of QUORUM right through to girl rock outfit TsuShMaMiRe. Japan Nite 2015 at SXSW had something for everyone. Photos by Johnny Au.
The K-Pop Night Out Korean music showcase returned for its third year at SXSW 2015. As per previous versions of K-Pop Night Out the artist lineup was an eclectic mix of Indie, Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Electronica and Performance Art. This year's artists include Eastern Sidekick, Asian Chairshot, The Barberettes, EE and Hitchhiker. Photos by Johnny Au.
The K-Pop Night Out music showcase at SXSW 2015 featured Chrome Entertainment's K-Pop girl group Crayon Pop. The girls of Crayon Pop debut their brand new comeback "FM" as well as played some of their much loved back catelog of songs. Photos by Johnny Au.
YG Entertainment's hip hop masters EPIK HIGH headlined the third K-Pop Night Out showcase at SXSW 2015. Tablo, Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz performing for over an hour with a two track encore to satisfy their fans who packed the Elysium venue in Austin, Texas. Photos by Johnny Au.
Pop's up and coming artists performed at the annual Perez Hilton's One Night In Austin showcase at SXSW. Artists include ASTR, BRENMAR, Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne, Elle King, Ivy Levan, Kate Boy, Melanie Martinez, The Mowgli's, The Ting Tings and Swedish sensation Tove Lo. The theme for this year's SXSW showcase was strong independent women and Perez Hilton and his team delivered on that promise with some of the best upcoming female pop going around. Photos by Johnny Au.
US celebrity chef Rachael Ray held her annual Rachael Ray's Feedback SXSW music showcase at Stubb's BBQ. In addition to the delicious food (tacos, sausage in blanket, sliders and sweet corn salad was on the menu) we had fantastic music from the likes of The Cringe, Big Data, Delta Spirit, The Districts, Scott Weiland And The Wildabouts, Raekwon and Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros (pictured above). Johnny Au was there to sample the food and bring us these pictures.
US broadcaster NPR returned to SXSW with their annual NPR Music Showcase at Stubb's BBQ, again highlighting some of the best talent on display in Austin. We saw a diverse variety of artists who performed including Compton bred rapper Boogie, Las Vegas disco and funk (with a hint of androgyny) Shamir, Aussie indie darling Courtney Barnett, Belgian electronic/hip hop artist Stromae and one of the hardest working bands out there, TV On The Radio (pictured above). Photos by Johnny Au.
The annual Canadian Blast music showcase returned to Brush Park during SXSW. This year's showcase artist included The Wet Secrets (pictured above), The Bros. Landreth, Single Mothers, The Franklin Electric, Yukon Blonde and Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers. Photos by Johnny Au.
Alt Country Brandi Carlile performed an unplugged and unamplified show at the iconic Central Presbyterian Church at SXSW. Brandi Carlile let her dynamic and powerful voice fill the church to make this show one of the most unforgettable at SXSW. Supported by TORRES. Photos by Johnny Au.
The annual Media Temple Interactive Closing Party at Stubb's BBQ celebrated the close of the Interactive portion of SXSW. This year's party included artists such as Z Trip, Ludacris (pictured above) and TV on the Radio. Photos by Johnny Au.
The Aussie BBQ returned to Brush Park on Friday, taking over the East and West sides of the venue to bring a day full of incredible Australian acts. Sosefina already brought you the full live review, but now here are some photo highlights from the day. First up, we start with the BBQ itself, supplied this year by Franks Sausages. It was delicious.
The Farmer and the Owl festival returned to sunny Wollongong over the weekend and hosted 25+ acts plus a whole range of other sensory delights in a statement that fuels the question, how long until the next one! Ian Laidlaw brings us these photos...
After more than 12 months on the road, singer songwriter Laura Hill returned to her hometown to present ‘The Songbird Sessions’ at the Aurora Spiegeltent – a one-off musical and visual adventure capturing life on the road with photographer Darren Longbottom and featuring Darren’s stunning award-winning land and oceanscape photography. Laura was joined by acclaimed musicians Juzzie Smith (NSW), Tom Richardson (VIC), Tim Bennett, and Tim Irrgang.
To cap off a perfect weekend of World music and craft, participants in Womadelaide were treated to acts such as Sinead O'Connor, Neneh Cherry and Rocketnumbernine as well as Korean punk/pop act Jambinai. The Colour of Time parade bought people together in mutual dust and the Spanish hairdressers, Osadia were creating magnificent hairpieces. Our photographer John Goodridge brings you these photos.