Kirin J Callinan

Our top picks for the home stretch of Melbourne Music Week 2017

November 21, 2017

Until the 25th of November, Melbourne is throwing open its music venues and public spaces as part of a nine day celebration of the city’s internationally renowned music scene. The centre of Melbourne Music Week is Saint Paul’s Cathedral, which will host a fair chunk of the action inside the church as well as in […]

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Paul Kelly & Gang of Youths lead 2017 ARIA Award nominations

October 10, 2017

Aaaand the countdown to the 2017 ARIA Awards is officially on, with not only the full list of nominees announced in Sydney today, but also the winners of the Fine Arts, Artisan and Comedy categories revealed too. Statistically speaking, 2017 is Paul Kelly and Gang of Youths‘ year, with both artists striking out against the pack with Kelly […]

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What we learned from the first two episodes of Top of the Lake: China Girl

August 20, 2017

Tonight sees the first episode of Top of the Lake: China Girl premiere on Foxtel’s BBC First. It is the follow up to Jane Campion’s 2013 series Top of the Lake and we were lucky enough to attend the world premiere earlier this month in Sydney to watch episodes 1 and 2. The new season sees Elisabeth Moss […]

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Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem lead 2017 Splendour in the Grass announcement

March 28, 2017

It’s here. After much speculation and #fakenews, the 2017 Splendour in the Grass line up has been revealed, with Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem, The xx, ScHoolboy Q and more set to head to Byron Bay this winter. Splendour exclusives sit with Schoolboy Q and Future Islands, while returning 2016 artists Sigur Ros are also lined up to make a special appearance. The […]

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Sydney Festival Review: Weyes Blood makes her spellbinding Australian debut with bandmates Kirin J Callinan, Jack Ladder and more

January 19, 2017

It took three LPs and an EP for Natalie Mering aka Weyes Blood to finally make it to Australia, with the American musician making her debut on our shores earlier tonight at Sydney Festival’s Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent. Unaccompanied o our country by her usual band, she enlisted the help of a group of fantastic local […]

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Crowded House to perform two exclusive ‘encore’ shows at the Sydney Opera House this November

September 18, 2016

The 2016 ARIA Award Hall of Fame inductees, Crowded House, appeared on 60 Minutes tonight which prompted us (and no doubt many others) to wonder if a Hall of Fame appearance was the only little celebration the iconic Australian group would be sharing with fans this year. Tonight, not only has a full deluxe re-issue of the band’s entire back […]

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Visions Festival announces line-up for 2016, featuring Kirin J Callinan, Montaigne & more

May 2, 2016

Visions Festival is taking place in Sydney on June 4th this year in Chippendale between Fredas and The Lord Gladstone. Part of Vivid Sydney, the festival is once again curated by  Deep Sea Arcade in conjunction with Chugg Music and Rare Finds. The event aims to put together progressive line-ups that showcase exciting local acts who […]

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The Blurst of Times festival announces 2016 line-up

March 14, 2016

Brisbane festival The Blurst of Times will return this April for a one-day rager across three venues – The Brightside, The Zoo, and The Foundry – led by a strong contingent of both established and new Aussie bands. Tapped to headline this year will be locals Dune Rats, SA’s Bad//Dreems, Perth’s Methyl Ethyl, and Kirin […]

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Kirin J Callinan takes over from Agnes DeMarco as Laneway Festival emcee!

January 29, 2016

If you were at any of the Laneway Festivals in 2015, chances are you will have seen the awesome Agnes DeMarco introducing bands throughout the day and well, you’ll have wanted to have been her best mate by the end of it. Mac DeMarco’s mum isn’t going to be making the journey back out for […]

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Sydney Festival Review: Dreamland ft. Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders – Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent (16.01.16)

January 19, 2016

Sydney Festival’s late night programming at their Festival Village in Hyde Park has always been impressive. A mix of paid and free gigs that start close to midnight and remind Sydneysiders of the sort of nightlife and entertainment that this city does so well, yet seems so intent to take away from us. As the […]

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Official Laneway Festival after parties announced for the east coast!

January 14, 2016

For another year, the Laneway Festival crew are keen to ensure that the festivities don’t stop once the headliner has wrapped up the final set of the event at the main gig, and have revealed details of the official after parties set to go down in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane this year. Right after the […]

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9 music performances not to miss at Sydney Festival 2016

January 7, 2016

Sydney Festival officially kicks off tonight, and with it are hundreds of incredible performances across some three weeks. Here are the nine shows we think you can’t miss… 9. Girlpool When? January 26th Where? The Famous Spiegeltent, Hyde Park Cost? $39 (plus booking fees) What? The LA duo bring a dynamic blend of instrumentation, raw […]

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Sydney Festival program features free Flaming Lips gig, Joanna Newsom and more!

October 21, 2015

The Sydney Festival celebrates 40 years in 2016 and as today’s program announcement reveals, there is going to be plenty to be celebrating this year. From the Flaming Lips performing in The Domain, to Dirty Three and Joanna Newsom each bringing some stellar live shows to Sydney’s State Theatre and the Opera House respectively, this year’s Music line up has got […]

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The Festival Diaries: CMJ Day One Ft. Glasser, Kirin J Callinan, The City And Horses + More – New York City (15.10.13)

October 17, 2013

Let’s get to the serious stuff first though. The conference part of the CMJ conference starts us off – a cavalcade of talking heads and absorbing insight talking about a wide array of issues plaguing the music industry today. The first of these panels was “Music Journalism in the New World”. We at The AU […]

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Live Review: Kirin J Callinan – Jive, Adelaide (05.07.13)

July 9, 2013

There are many words one could use to describe an artist as compelling as Kirin J Callinan. The terms ‘controversial’ and ‘confronting’ seem to get thrown around a lot and after watching his show at Jive on Friday night I’m going to go with chameleon. Last time I saw Callinan he was playing to a […]

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