SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS has officially SOLD OUT for 2015 – SIDESHOWS ANNOUNCED

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SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS has officially SOLD OUT for 2015.

After you have had a moment to weep or cheer (depending on how lucky you were in securing your pass to the hottest festival in the country)

Never fear.. SIDESHOWS ARE HERE!

With a tidal wave of amazing shows announced today, there is plenty of Splendour to go around!

Take a deep DEEP breath and check out the Full list of shows below:

Azealia Banks

Friday 24 July – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Sunday 26 July – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST
Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

Best Coast

Sunday 26 July – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
Tuesday 28 July – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (18+)

Tickets on sale Monday 27 April, 9am AEST

Blur with Jamie T

Saturday 25 July – Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney
Tuesday 28 July – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Thursday 30 July – Perth Arena, Perth

Tickets on sale Friday 1 May, 10am AEST

The Districts

Monday 27 July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Tuesday 28 July – Newtown Social Club, Sydney

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST
Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

Everything Everything with Urban Cone

Thursday 23 July – The Metro Theatre, Sydney
Saturday 25 July – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST
Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

Johnny Marr

Saturday 18 July – The Metropolis, Fremantle
Monday 20 July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tuesday 21 July – The Gov, Adelaide
Wednesday 22 July – Forum Theatre, Melbourne

Tickets on sale now

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

Saturday 1 August – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Sunday 2 August – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Tuesday 4 August – Governor Hotel, Adelaide
Wednesday 5 August – Rosemount Hotel, Perth

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST
Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

Marmozets

Thursday 23 July – Newtown Social Club, Sydney
Saturday 25 July – Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST
Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

MØ and Elliphant

Tuesday 28 July – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Wednesday 29 July – Oxford Art Factory

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST
Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

MS MR

Wednesday 22 July – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Saturday 25 July – The Metro Theatre, Sydney

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST
Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

Of Monsters And Men

Tuesday 21 July – The Forum Theatre, Melbourne (18+)
Wednesday 22 July – The State Theatre, Sydney (all ages)

Tickets on sale Thursday 30 April, 10am AEST

Porter Robinson with Wave Racer and Cosmo’s Midnight

Wednesday 22 July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Thursday 23 July – The Forum Theatre, Melbourne

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST
Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

Purity Ring

Friday 24 July – 170 Russell, Melbourne (18+)
Monday 27 July – Metro Theatre, Sydney (all ages)

Tickets on sale now through venues

Ryan Adams with Jenny Lewis

Sunday 19 July – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (18+)
Thursday 23 July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (all ages)

Tickets on sale Monday 4 May, 10 am AEST
Pre-sale tickets on sale Thursday 30 April, 12 noon AEST

The Vaccines with Palma Violets

Monday 27 July – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tuesday 28 July – Metro Theatre, Sydney

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST
Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

Wolf Alice

Thursday 23 July – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Friday 24 July – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST
Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

The Wombats with Circa Waves

Thursday 23 July – Metro City, Perth*
Monday 27 July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tuesday 28 July – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Thursday 30 July – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
(*Circa Waves not supporting)

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST
Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

Years & Years
Sunday 26 July – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Thursday 30 July – Howler, Melbourne

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST
Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

 

 

San Cisco – Gracetown National Tour 2015

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Josh, Scarlett, Jordi and Nick are better know as Indie Pop band San Cisco. Hailing from Fremantle, Western Australia.

With some pretty impressive EPs already released including Golden Revolver (2010) and Awkward (2012), San Cisco are set to hit the road with a tour to support their sophomore album, Gracetown, which was released 6 March 2015, the title of which was inspired by Gracetown a small coastal town in Western Australia. 

The band is also set to hit the stage at the Groovin The Moo festival which hits regional cities across the country in April/May 2015.

With a lot of early praise for the band’s first album, you really should make it out to a show and see what all the fuss is about. I think your ears will thank you!

Tour Dates:

MAY 2
Bendigo, VIC – Groovin the Moo Festival SOLD OUT

MAY 3
Canberra, ACT – Groovin the Moo Festival BUY TIX

MAY 6
Wagga, NSW – The Crow Bar @ CSU (18+)

MAY 7
Bathurst, NSW – Charles Sturt University (18+) BUY TIX

MAY 9
Maitland, NSW – Groovin the Moo Festival BUY TIX

MAY 10
Townsville, QLD – Groovin the Moo Festival BUY TIX

MAY 14
Maroochydore, QLD – Solbar (18+) BUY TIX

MAY 15
Gold Coast, QLD – Coolangatta Hotel (18+) BUY TIX

MAY 16
Brisbane, QLD – The Triffid (18+) BUY TIX

MAY 17
Brisbane, QLD – The Triffid (U18 Matinee) BUY TIX

MAY 20
Launceston, TAS – Club 54 (18+) BUY TIX

MAY 21
Hobart, TAS – Hellenic (All Ages) BUY TIX

MAY 22
Melbourne, VIC – 170 Russell (18+) SOLD OUT

MAY 23
Melbourne, VIC – The Hifi (U18 Matinee) BUY TIX

MAY 24
Melbourne, VIC – 170 Russell (18+) BUY TIX

MAY 29
Wollongong, NSW – UOW Unibar (18+) BUY TIX

MAY 30
Sydney, NSW – Enmore Theatre (All Ages) BUY TIX

For tour info head to: http://sancisco.com/blogs/tours

See you on the dance floor!

GROOVIN THE MOO 2015 is upon us

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Follow your animal instincts to what is widely regarded as one of the most exciting Music festival in the country. Stretching across the country and hitting regional hotspots GROOVIN THE MOO 2015 is set to get your feet MOO-ving .

The Set times have dropped and it’s set to be one to remember. With a heap of Australian Home-grown stock added to the already Beefed up line-up.. its sure to leave your mouth watering!

Oakbank 25 April SELLING FAST
Bunbury 26 April SOLD OUT
Bendigo 2 May SOLD OUT
Canberra 3 May SELLING FAST
Maitland 9 May SOLD OUT
Townsville 10 May SELLING FAST

Tickets are flying out the door!…So as Bart Simpsons would say..Don’t have a cow man! There is still time…
For ticket and event info head over to: www.gtm.net.au

Groovin the Moo 2015 – Set times Drop it like its HOT

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SAFIA – Counting Sheep Single Launch

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SAFIA are set to hit the road a string of already SOLD OUT performances to launch new track Counting Sheep, which has been describes as the “evil sibling” of last year’s Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds (96 in the hottest 100 for 2014)

With almost 25,000 shazams since its debut this track surely helps support the belief that SAFIA.. ‘You are the one’ and is certainly not to be missed!

As part of the first instalment in the Vinyl Club series, each ticket purchased comes with a free 7” vinyl of the single, to be collected on the night.

For more information on the tour and to keep up to date with any further dates that may be added, visit:

Newtown Social Club, Sydney NSW – April 30, SOLD OUT
http://newtownsocialclub.com/

Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC – May 7, SOLD OUT
http://northcotesocialclub.com/

Hermitude ‘Through The Roof Remix’ EP is available now & Tour Dates!

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Hermitude‘s Through The Roof Remix EP is available now in AUS/NZ. Featuring heavy hitting remixes from the likes of HWLS, Kilter, Sable, Kito & Reija Lee and AWE.

Their new album Dark Night Sweet Light is out May 15.

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Catch them on the Dark Night Sweet Light Tour in June. Also appearing at roovin The Moo (April/May).

‘DARK NIGHT SWEET LIGHT’ TOUR
Hermitude with special guest Basenji
Supported by Jayteehazard
Presented by triple j, Artist Voice and Elefant Traks

Friday, June 12 – Metropolis, Fremantle WATickets
Thursday, June 18 – HQ, Adelaide SATickets
Friday, June 19 – 170 Russell, Melbourne VIC – Tickets
Friday, June 26 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW – Tickets
Saturday, June 27 – The Met, Brisbane QLD – Tickets

Watch the original ‘Through The Roof’ video by Hermitude feat. Young Tapz below:

Live Review: Macy Gray – Enmore Theatre (19.03.15)

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It was almost a full house at the Enmore Theatre as last minute fans were ushered to their little red seats. You’d expect nothing less for the Grammy award winning soul singer, Macy Gray, who burst out into the music scene more than fifteen years ago with her album On How Life Is. Now, with the 2014 release of her eighth album, The Way, fans were restless to see what Macy was going to bring to the stage this time round.

Rocking illuminating LED ties, the band members got behind their instruments and let the smooth sounds of live music take over the room. The banging of the snare drum built up the audience’s vibe as they clapped for Macy Gray while she strutted on to the stage in a confident demeanour.

Wearing a red and gold glitter dress, Macy ran her hands down the pink feather boa that sat gracefully around her neck. Gripping her blinged out microphone stand with her black leather gloves, Macy stared into the crowd and let her husky voice speak the words that said ‘hello sexy people, my name is Macy Gray’.

Performing a mix of songs from her new and old albums, Macy’s voice was no different from what you would hear on her CDs. The raw talent of her extensive vocals were portrayed through songs like ‘Sweet Baby’, ‘Ghetto Love’ and ‘Relating to a Psychopath’.

Coming back from a costume change, Macy rocked another feather boa and brown glittery dress as she dropped the song ‘Sexual Revolution’. It was in that moment that everyone got up out of their little red seats and overtook the aisles to show off their funky dance moves. Hips were shaking as the track went into a cover of Rod Stewarts ‘Do Ya Think I’m Sexy’, where people let themselves be care free, all under Macy’s demand.

Throughout the night, Macy gave a comedic insight of her life and her songs that made you nostalgic, especially when she sang her huge hit, ‘I Try’. Sounding like a choir recital, the audience sang every lyric back to Macy as she put her hands on her head and took it all in.

With a final costume change of another feather boa and dress, Macy came back on to the stage for a final performance of her song ‘The Way’. Bringing a cameraman out, Macy announced that the next video would have clips from the Sydney show, so everybody continued on with the feel good vibes. As she kept addressing the crowd as ‘you sexy people’, Macy created a bond with the audience that felt like a true friendship. You couldn’t help but get excited to see what’s in store for Macy in 2015.

 

Rating: 8/10

Macy Gray: The Way Australian Tour 2015

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Macy Gray. Photo credits: Adam Fulton

American Grammy award winner-songwriter Macy Gray has returned to Australian shores and is halfway through her tour to celebrate her latest release The Way (2014 LP).

Since Macy’s last visit for her Covered Tour in 2012 performing to an array of sold-out shows, she has developed a greater love for the Aussie fans and the fans have fell in love with this smooth soul songstress.

Macy Gray’s hit singles dates back to the late 90s and early 2000s during what seemed to be the era of popular Soul/ R&B releases. Her hit singles included ‘I Try’, ‘Sweet Baby’ and ‘When I See You’. Be sure to catch her at one of her upcoming shows in Newcastle, Port Macquarie and finishing off with Sydney! See below for more tour information.

Don’t forget to check out our last review from Macy Gray’s Sydney show at the Opera House Concert Hall on her last visit in 2012. Click here to view. 298423_413451505385256_564033778_n

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Macy Gray’s upcoming shows in Australia

Tuesday, 17th March 2015
Lizotte’s, Newcastle
Tickets: via Lizotte

Wednesday, 18th March 2015
Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie
Tickets: Glasshouse Theatre | 02 6581 8888

Thursday, 19th March 2015
Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: via Ticketek | 132 84

For more info: www.macyinoz.com and www.macygray.com

Live Review: Ciara – Red Room, Hotel Chambers (28.02.15)

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Sweaty fans in tight dresses and sticky floors are what you’d expect at a club appearance by the international R&B superstar, Ciara. As the artist took the the intimate stage at Red Room, Hotel Chambers, the club was ready to ‘1,2 step’ the night away with Ciara . .or at least for half an hour.

Dressed head to toe in black attire; Ciara rocked a thin coat and simple gold accessories. With her hair being rich in black simple waves, you felt like you were looking at the same girl who was in the ‘Like a Boy’ video clip.  With that video dating back to 2007, you soon realise that this was not the same girl who was rocking a snapback and XL trackies, but in fact a grown woman, a mother and an artist who was about to release her sixth studio album, which is named after her own mother, Jackie.

With the bass dropping, Ciara opened the show with her 2004 debut single that gave her the title of the ‘Princess of Crunk’. The infamous beat of Goodies had everyone raising their Alize and lemonades in the air, along with their iPhones, of course.  You were taken back to the time of the early 2000s where crunk music dominated the charts with those energised heavy basslines. People were hyped up and you couldn’t help but sing along to the sensual lyrics.

As glasses were now half empty and people kept on stepping to the beat, Ciara continued to smash out all the hits that have helped develop her career into an amazing 11-year ‘ride’. From tracks like ‘Oh’, ‘Body Party’ and ‘Love, Sex & Magic’, you were taken from album to album, where each infectious track proved its reason for success.

Ciara ended the show with I Bet, which is her first release from her forthcoming album that is said to be released this year. With the single showing a more stripped version of Ciara, you could see how much the song meant to her as it showed a different, more sincere side.  With the song being her big comeback for 2015, the wait for Jackie remains highly anticipated.

Rating: 7/10

Film Review: X+Y (2014)

Asa Butterfield in the film, X + Y.

Director, Morgan Matthews brings to screen X+Y, a beautiful film that was inspired by his 2007 documentary, Beautiful Young Minds. Following the footsteps of Daniel Lightwing, one of the mathematic geniuses on the autistic spectrum is Asa Butterfield, who is cast as Nathan Ellis in X+Y.

Nathan is a unique and gifted boy with mild autism, who develops an extraordinary liking for patterns and a special superpower of mathematics at a young age. Michael Ellis (Martin McCann) could not have given us a better description of his son, “you’re a wizard, like Harry Potter, and the rest of us are muggles”.

What changes the beautiful young mind of Nathan, is the tragic loss of his father at the age of nine. Unable to re-establish the same loving bond with his mother, Nathan finds comfort in his numerical patterns – eating a meal with a prime number of items, having a specific routine and order to make sense of life. To help ease with the painful transition and assist her son in following what he loves, Julie Ellis (Sally Hawkins) gets Nathan private maths tutoring from a well-renowned young maths whizz, turned middle-aged secondary teacher with multiple sclerosis, Martin Humphreys (Rafe Spall).

As an incentive to join the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO), an annual international high school maths competition that Humphreys once competed in, Nathan studies to the best of his ability with his tutor over seven years. During this period, Humphreys becomes a fatherly figure for Nathan, helping him grow out of his shell and learn to accept himself. To no one’s surprise, Nathan is selected to join the top sixteen best mathematics students from England, in the Taiwan IMO pre-competition for two weeks.

In a like-minded environment, where everyone is “painstakingly average” for their mathematical abilities, Nathan is forced to adapt to the social group of the British squad and work alongside his selected partner from the Chinese squad, Zhang Mei (Jo Yang). Much to the contrary, Humphreys finds himself a much needed companion in Julie, when his condition of multiple sclerosis worsens and he is let off work.

The relationships that form are pivotal to the character development and progression of X+Y, with the underlying theme being the importance and power of love. With the flawless intertwining of flashbacks between Nathan and Michael, the haunting patterns of life and death reinforce the theme. Nathan sums up perfectly his predicament at the beginning of the film, “I have lots of things to say, I’m just afraid to say them”. Through his interaction with Zhang Mei, Humphreys and Julie, Nathan finally comes to terms with the words that he has been struggling to say.

I cannot comprehend or even begin to understand an autistic mind, yet part of me feels that X+Y brought to life the reality of this spectrum. I think the audience would agree with me, in saying that – it is good to be different and even more significant to rejoice our differences with others.

Thank you Morgan Matthews and screenwriter, James Graham for giving the world a memorable and heartwarming film.

Rating: 4/5

Release Date: 9th April 2015

Live Review: Raury + Milwaukee Banks – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (2.02.15)

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The intimate venue of the Oxford Art Factory was perfect for Raury and his opening act, Milwaukee Banks. As the duo from Melbourne took the stage, the night kicked off with a thumping bass that had heads nodding and bodies slowly moving.

As producer Edo and vocalist Dyl worked off the energy of the room, the smooth mix of electronic and hip hop brought a nice feeling of the local Australian scene. Performing tracks from their EP, Rose Water, as well as songs from their upcoming album, Milwaukee Banks had the crowd intrigued with their unique sound. Songs like ‘Sweater Made of Gold’, ‘Faded’, ‘Monitor’ and ‘Van Gogh’ had a large response, which got everyone hyped up for Raury.

With water bottles placed on the stage and final mic checks, the intensity was building up amongst the audience. All of a sudden, the lights went down and cheers erupted throughout the crowd. The one and only Raury Tullis had arrived.

Wearing that infamous brimmed hat, Raury’s energy was instant and infectious. Bringing a Michael Jackson vibe, Raury’s red shoes and red jacket had him shining like a star as he danced to each beat that hit.

Being completely under Raury’s spell, the crowd responded to every request he made, whether it was to clap or to put your lighters up. The participation of the audience was constant with nonstop dancing and singing, though when he spoke, everyone listened. As Raury took a moment to express his feelings of happiness to the audience, his optimism had everyone smiling. Passion lit up in Raury’s eyes as he told everyone to follow their dreams and do whatever makes them happy, no matter what it is.

Performing tracks from his EP, Indigo Child, Raury’s gig can’t be categorised under one genre. As he mixed rap, hip hop, acoustic and rock, there was something for everyone. Tracks like ‘Cigarette Song’, ‘Lost Souls’, ‘Higher’ and ‘God’s Whisper’ had the crowd going insane. So insane that after the encore, Raury made everyone have a water fight. As he jumped down into the crowd, people waved their water bottles in the air, making sure that everyone was some kind of soaked.

Being only 18 years old, Raury’s stage presence was mesmerising. Having wisdom beyond his years, this young artist from Atlanta is one to look out for. With his infatuating ways, Raury is setting the path for Indigo Children around the world.

Rating: 9/10