By Meghan Player
It’s the most glorious time of the year; Soundwave time. Where Australia goes into a frenzy of anticipation for, not only the festival itself, but the promise of sidewaves in between.
Tonight, Japan’s stadium rock icons One OK Rock kick off a triple-threat billing at the Big Top.
Continue reading Live Review : Smashing Pumpkins + Gerard Way + One OK Rock – The Big Top, Luna Park – Sydney – 25 February 2015
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Tonight’s all-ages gig meant it was an early start for punters hoping to check out all four bands playing The Big Top at Sydney’s Luna Park. While the eager crowd wrapped its way around the Luna Park grounds in serpentine fashion, patiently waiting for the doors to open, it seems as though most of the other press outlets missed the memo on playing times, with the photo pit looking rather barren for opening act, Buried in Verona.
Playing to a half-full venue, the Sydney sextet appeared a more polished, confident band than when this reviewer last caught them supporting Sweden’s Soilwork at the Manning Bar at the tail end of 2010. They’re plagued by the usual opening-act muddy mix, which is exacerbated by the three-guitar attack that’s the fashion these days. And while the clean vocals (courtesy guitarist Richie Newman) have improved a lot, every time singer Brett Anderson tries to sing along it all falls apart.
Continue reading Live Review: The Amity Affliction, The Ghost Inside, Architects, Buried in Verona @ The Big Top, Luna Park – 29 September 2012
||After seven years of providing a distinctly domestic soundtrack to June long weekend, Come Together keeps its focus on showcasing the best of homegrown talent with an exciting new twist for its eighth incarnation. Come Together returns in 2011, for one day only on Saturday June 11th.
We’ve revamped, refreshed, recharged, renovated and are ready to roll out the musical movers and shakers with an all Australian hip hop line-up set to have the Big Top jumping.
Lining up front and center & fresh from nailing down the highest ranked hip hop single at number 12 on the Triple J Hottest 100, is hip-hop artist on the rise Drapht. Hailing from Perth, Drapht emerged onto the scene alongside fellow WA heavy hitters Downsyde and Fdel and has since established himself as an MC on the up having polished his on-stage antics alongside the likes of the Hilltop Hoods, Dilated Peoples and Koolism amongst others.
Continue reading Come Together 2011 – Luna Park Big Top, Sydney – 11 June 2011 [Festival News]
BRISBANE SHOW ADDED TO HEADLINE TOUR
Goldfrapp have added a one and only Brisbane show in the lead up to their Splendour in the Grass appearance, announcing a performance at The Tivoli on Friday July 30.
Tickets go on sale this Thursday June 24, through Ticketek.
Goldfrapp will play only two other headline shows, with dates in Sydney and Melbourne.
Alison Goldfrapp burst back onto our airwaves this summer with roller-disco perfect Rocket, the lead single taken from her brilliant, fifth album Head First, released last month through EMI. Continue reading Goldfrapp – Brisbane Show Added To Headline Tour – July/August 2010
||Few bands can match the level of fan devotion heaped upon My Chemical Romance; and rightly so, as they have truly earned their status as one of the most exciting bands of this generation. The fact that the devotion is returned in equal measure by the band makes it even more of a phenomenon.
Continue reading My Chemical Romance – Soundwave sideshow announced – Sydney Luna Park Big Top 25 Feb 2010