Live Review: Battles – Manning Bar, Sydney (10.02.16)

Perched dangerously close to the edge of the stage, Battles‘ signature skyscraping cymbal lingered precariously over the crowd as the New York band’s fans eagerly awaited their long anticipated return to Sydney. Guitarist and bassist Dave Konopka emerged first, busy looping his effects on the ground, a guitar draped over his shoulder. There was a slow build as guitarist/keyboardist Ian Williams came on and then, finally,…

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A Culinary Adventure through the Summer Festivals of North America: Part One – New Orleans Jazz Fest

Though plenty of international festivals, including the Calgary Stampede which we will feature later in this article series, still embrace our most basic culinary appetites – fried, salty, greasy carnival food – the popularity of the modern, often “gourmet” food truck has undeniably changed the landscape of what we eat at festivals and how we…

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Bombay Bicycle Club announce indefinite hiatus; a look back at some of our favourite moments with the UK group!

When we first met Bombay Bicycle Club, they were a young group relatively unknown outside of the UK. We came across them in Canada, during their first trans-Atlantic trip and were immediately caught by Jack Steadman’s impressive vocals and their solid arrangements. And though this was 2011, they already had two albums under their belt….

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Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey and more head up Primavera Sound in Barcelona this year!

A huge festival announcement dropped this week, with the artists set for Barcelona’s Primavera Sound being unveiled. Headlined by Radiohead (set to present their new album at the event), the festival will see the likes of the recently reformed LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey and Sigur Rós and more international names taking part. Continuing their world…

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Sydney Festival Review: Birdman Screening with Live Score from Antonio Sanchez – State Theatre (16.01.16)

One of the most anticipated events of this year’s Sydney Festival was the special screening of the film Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), with a live, mostly improvised score from Mexico’s Antonio Sanchez – the acclaimed jazz drummer who delivered us the original and unique soundtrack from the Oscar winning movie. So what…

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Sydney Festival Review: Meow Meow’s The Little Mermaid – Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, Hyde Park

Positioned as one of the must-see shows of the 2016 program, Sydney Festival mainstay Meow Meow‘s The Little Mermaid is entertaining audiences nightly in the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent at Hyde Park in a World Premiere production. The show is part two of Meow Meow’s “Little” trilogy – the first part of which, Little Match Girl, was seen at…

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