Review by Natasha Wyborn
A perfect autumn afternoon into night, a well behaved crowd and music history live on stage, as a music lover could you ask for more?
Kicking off The Badloves the audience sang loudly to ‘Green Limousine”, “Lost” and “The Weight”. Lead singer Michael Spiby lead the 5000 plus crowd in song and a fitting warm up of what was to come.
Last month the Australian music industry was devastated by the tragic death of well-known and much loved production manager, Shane Cooper, and the serious injury of drummer Mick Skelton, in a car accident while on their way to a gig in regional Victoria.
Art of Music Live welcomes special guests!
The festivities on the evening will commence with an exclusive cocktail party in The Studio, Sydney Opera House, where ticket holders will be served drinks and canapés while mingling with the entire cast along with some very special invited guests including internationally acclaimed actor and star of the incredibly popular The Mentalist, Aussie favourite Simon Baker, before Master of Ceremonies, much loved Aussie comedian and TV personality, Kitty Flanagan takes the reigns inviting the audience along for the ride.
Following sell-out shows as part of his 2014 30:30 Hindsight tour, Jimmy Barnes is once again getting ready to pack his bags and hit the stage for the Flesh and Wood Acoustic Tour 2015, commencing in Brisbane on Friday, 3 July before heading to Toowoomba, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne for one night only over the following weekends.
Having just released their brand new film clip for ‘I Know You Better’, Gavin Bowles of Sydney band Picture Perfect took time out to answer a few questions for LifeMusicMedia.com
:: What track changed your life ::
That’s a hard question. I’d have to say ‘Longview’ by Green Day. It definitely blew me away the first time I heard it. (Another one would be Hendrix’s version of ‘All Along The Watchtower’).
:: What is your favourite Album ::
‘American Idiot’ by Green Day. I always used to get shit about being a Green Day fan, but their music had a huge impact on me and that album is just a masterpiece, in every sense.
The Rolling Stones’ highly anticipated 14 On Fire tour has arrived in Australia.
In celebration of their visit, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood each share their excitement in this tour teaser video.
By Natalie Salvo
Sydney was wet and it wasn’t David Lee Roth’s fault. Saturday morning had seen the heavens open again and again but rock ain’t about being comfortable and a little water never killed anyone. On day one of the inaugural Stone Music Festival, guitar heroes were king and no one was going to let a few showers rain on their musical parade.
A small but dedicated crowd watched LA Band, Buckcherry make their Sydney debut. They ploughed through hard rock songs like “Rescue Me” while “Gluttony” saw the rock ‘n’ roll forced up to 11. Lead singer, Josh Todd closed the set by asking how many crazy b**ches were in the house and it warmed my heart to see people getting into the spirit of the fest (i.e. “celebrating music, life and freedom”) by hollering about the deranged.
If there’s one pop artist that multiple generations can relate to its David Bowie. There’s always a tinge of nostalgia listening to Bowie’s mellifluous tones whether it is listening to the Man Who Fell To Earth, Thin White Duke, Aladdin Sane or of course The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, which signified his ‘comeback’ in 1972 after a brief lull in his pop career.
ZIGGY, THE SONGS OF DAVID BOWIE pays homage to Bowie, the pop phenomenon – the influential individualist with the uncanny ability to push boundaries and transform himself and the world around him. Performed by four of Australia’s leading contemporary musicians and performers – iOTA, Jeff Duff, Steve Balbi and Brydon Stace – Ziggy, the Songs of David Bowie is as multi-dimensional as the man himself.
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HEADS 10 GREAT AUSSIE ARTISTS
FOR 10th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT!
SIRROMET WINES, MOUNT COTTON
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 14
A 10th anniversary deserves a very special celebration and that’s exactly what a day on the green has planned with Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes heading up the festivities for this noteworthy occasion.
Although all shows in the upcoming a day on the green 2010/2011 summer season fall under the 10th anniversary banner, promoters Roundhouse Entertainment wanted to pay homage to many of the Aussie artists who have played a part in the event’s 215 concerts to date – and that desire has resulted in four massive birthday concerts in November.
The Great Music Keeps on Coming…
FUNtastic THIRD artist announcement for Bluesfest 21st celebration!
Playing Schedule online + One Day tickets selling FAST
The third major round of artists to perform at the 21st Anniversary Bluesfest has today been announced. The great music just keeps on coming in what is fast being considered by the media as the best ever Bluesfest bill – a fitting scenario for a 21st birthday celebration. And there’s still approximately 40 artists yet to be announced!
The second major round of artists to perform at the 21st Anniversary Bluesfest has been announced! Australia’s most awarded and internationally renowned festival officially will be held at its permanent new home – at the Tyagarah Tea Tree farm just off the Pacific Highway, 12 minutes north of Byron Bay. The Easter weekend dates for your diary are Thursday April 1 through to Monday April 5, 2010!
Festival goers should also note that the new and updated playing schedule is now online, and one day tickets are now also on sale – just visit www.bluesfest.com.au to see it all. This announcement marks the first time so many artists (over 50) have been unveiled this early, along with the playing schedule – giving fans more time than ever to plan their Easter holidays. Continue reading