Dan Turner takes us to the inaugural boutique Farmer and the Owl festival in Wollongong, headlined by Dappled Cities and The Drones. Though the headliners are unfortunately not pictured here, enjoy the rest of day's fine offerings including Harmony, Shining Bird, Glass Towers and many more...
The second line up for Wollongong's own The Farmer and The Owl festival has been announced, with the addition of some stellar up and coming Australian bands set to perform alongside the likes of The Drones, Dappled Cities and more!
November 23rd will be a festival of music and Arts that is set to be Wollongong's grandest gala. The day will Consist of multiple bands, solo artists, and DJ's that will vie for your attention. Also present will be art installations, boutique food stalls and an indie label market.
San Cisco played up a storm at the University of Wollongong's Unibar and the AU review's Johto was there to capture all the action.
In 2011 The Rubens were playing in a small Wollongong café/pub. Fast forward a mere two years, and the 4-piece sold out the original venue of Unibar to upgrade to the University of Wollongong’s hall to play to adoring fans. No easy feat! After a whirlwind 2012, which saw hit single "My Gun" be blasted on everything from radio stations, to football matches and make it into the top ten for the Triple J’s hottest 100, The Rubens brought their ‘Never Be The Same’ tour back to Wollongong, supported by spunky rockers Bloods and the ever energetic and impressive Walk The Moon.
I'd call myself a fairly seasoned British India goer now. Catching them live for the first time over four years ago, they have always been a great live act to watch. Considering it's been quite some time since I've seen them I was interested to see how their live show had progressed since the release of the highly acclaimed fourth album, Controller.
The two hour trip down to Towradgi was a new experience for me. The Beach Hotel that houses Waves reminds me a bit like Coogee Bay Hotel, but stuck in the middle of the bush. The other surprise was how big the club was and how many people made it out on a Wednesday night to see Birds Of Tokyo. It says a lot about the power of the band if they can attract 600 on a school night.
Whether it's been the string-slapping bizarreness of That 1 Guy or the blistering post-rock of sleepmakeswaves, Karnivool have always had a unique run of support acts over the years, if only for the fact they go out of their way to ensure that they don't pick acts that sound like them.
Pictured: The Beards.
Pictured: Ball Park Music.
Hot on the heels of their second album ‘Museum’ Ball Park Music continued their relentless touring pace, bringing along new Australian favourites Loon Lake for a night that proved to be filled with excited and questionable dancing, sing a longs, and high energy.
2012 has been a huge year for The Rubens, with much hype generated surrounding their self-titled debut release. On tour in support of the new album, The Rubens graced UOW Unibar with their charismatic presence, to play yet another sold-out show.
Pictured: Xavier Rudd.