Kamasi Washington

Live Review: Kamasi Washington and his flawless jazz spectacle hit Sydney Opera House

October 10, 2019

Forget harmony, Kamasi Washington and his exceptional band, The Next Step, are here to preach the virtue of divergence. The kind you’d hear sparingly, even at the best jazz clubs in Australia. Well, not entirely; they are here to show how top-tier musicians can veer off onto their own paths, only to meet back at […]

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Anoushka Shankar & Kamasi Washington lead first WOMADelaide artist announcement

October 11, 2017

WOMADelaide has come out the gate swinging with their first line up for 2018, bringing out big guns Anoushka Shankar and Kamasi Washington alongside the likes of Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Avalanches and Dan Sultan for what’s looking to be another stellar year out in Adelaide’s Botanic Park. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0K9niyHgsI 18 artists have been announced to perform over the long weekend […]

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The 2017 American Music Prize finalists include Whitney, Son Little and Margaret Glaspy in its sophomore year

February 13, 2017

Twelve finalists for the second annual American Music Prize (AMP) for “Best Debut Album” have recently been unveiled. Founded in 2016 by Scott Murphy, the pioneer of the coveted  Australian Music Prize, the AMP’s “Best Debut Album” award aims to celebrate the album format of music delivery, and discover, reward and promote brand new artists. Last year’s inaugural AMP “Best Debut Album” award was […]

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Methyl Ethel, Hiatus Kaiyote, RÜFÜS & Cloves joining the likes of Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem at Outside Lands!

April 6, 2016

San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival continues to be one we desperately want to be at, yet again delivering a line up of musicians we’re green with envy over. Taking place at the Golden Gate Park from August 5th – 7th this year, the festival brings together (unsurprisingly) Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem to headline the ninth year of Outside […]

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The Best of Bluesfest 2016 – our team names their picks of this year’s festival!

March 31, 2016

With this year’s Byron Bay Bluesfest in the bag, our team has returned back to Sydney and Brisbane full of highlights from the epic Easter Weekend of live music that brought together everything from hip hop to jazz, blues to country and almost everything in between. Larry, Andrew and Chris give us their picks of […]

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Kamasi Washington (US) on the relationship between jazz & hip hop and more at Bluesfest!

March 29, 2016

Kamasi Washington‘s run of Australian shows recently, both headline, festival (for Bluesfest) and supporting Kendrick Lamar have earned rave reviews and have won the Cali jazz maestro a legion of new fans. His album The Epic demonstrated a music talent that took contemporary music fans by storm last year and with these live shows continuing to highlight […]

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Soul reigns supreme on the third day of Bluesfest 2016 with sets from D’Angelo, Allen Stone, and more

March 26, 2016

“[D’Angelo’s debut album] Brown Sugar changed my life in ways I never thought possible”, said Dallas Green as City and Colour took the Mojo stage through a fan-pleasing set on Good Friday, hyping up the Saturday headline slot from the neo-soul pioneer even more. This resulted in D’Angelo’s scheduled two-hour performance being delivered to a […]

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9 Unmissable Acts at this year’s Byron Bay Bluesfest!

March 24, 2016

We’re stoked to be spending Easter weekend out at Bluesfest, a return to the amazing Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm for another five day series of live music spanning a diverse array of genres. Featured artists represent for hip hop, jazz, blues, experimental and more, and below are just some of the fantastic talent we can’t wait to […]

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Kendrick Lamar closes the inaugural Auckland City Limits while homegrown acts steal the show

March 19, 2016

Kendrick Lamar is without a doubt one of the most bankable artists in the world right now, so it was only right that Live Nation, C3 Presents, and locals CRS Presents lock in the Compton emcee for a headline slot at the inaugural Auckland City Limits. Taking the Spark One stage right after co-headliners The […]

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Five Acts Not to Miss at Auckland City Limits 2016!

March 17, 2016

This Saturday (19th March) will be a historical moment for those that really love their music festivals, as one of the most established in history, Austin City Limits, is brought down to the Southern Hemisphere (finally!) and transposed to fit the city-surrounds of beautiful Auckland, New Zealand. The increasingly popular city will be the focal point […]

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Gang of Youths, Jarryd James & more added to first ever Auckland City Limits Festival!

January 14, 2016

New Zealand is about to get their first taste of a festival like no other! Auckland City Limit hits Western Springs Stadium in March with Kendrick Lamar and The National topping the bill, while some sick additions in Sydney’s Gang of Youths and Melbourne’s Jarryd James among the latest additions to the whopping lineup! With the […]

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Kamasi Washington confirms much-anticipated Australian dates for March!

January 12, 2016

If you haven’t gotten tickets to Bluesfest this year, don’t fret, as one of the surefire highlight artists on the festival bill for 2016 has announced some headline dates of his own. Kamasi Washington, US avant-garde jazz musician and composer recently in the spotlight for his work with Kendrick Lamar on To Pimp a Butterfly, […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2015: Part Three – 20 to 11

December 21, 2015

Today we continue our top 40 albums countdown, kicking off with an artist who’s just about to hit our shores for Falls Festival and some anticipated sideshows… If you’d like to look back on part one of our countdown, head HERE, and part two is HERE. 20. Leon Bridges – Coming Home “Leon Bridges has […]

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Modest Mouse lead latest Bluesfest artist announcement!

December 16, 2015

Bluesfest have continued to prove that they’re the festival that keeps on giving, today announcing their latest artist additions! 2016 is already going to be seeing the festival branch out and explore more genres outside the traditional blues and roots genre and this latest round of names is only a further testament to the fact […]

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