Review: Unsound Adelaide wind up marathon weekend of music with Australian firsts, a world premiere & more

Sunday, after lucky, bag-eyed fans waded through a marathon weekend of music, was a delightful and unique way to close out Unsound. With a world premiere, and two Australian firsts, the festival still had plenty of surprises in store. The striking element about the stage for the Abrahams/Avenaim/Ambarchi trio is the twin kick drums mounted…

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Festival Review: Jen Shyu amazes, Christian Scott divides & a Melbourne trombone reigns at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues

The sun shone down strongly on Wangaratta as the numbers poured into the regional city for the 2017 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues. Any hints of rain that may have lingered on the drive out from Melbourne were done away with quickly, as the festival lasted out three sun-drenched days with international and Australian musicians…

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Live Review: The Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival proved to be a confident and vibrant celebration of art and creative Nordic culture

Running from the 16th to 21st October, the second Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival kicked off to a passionate start. Celebrating contemporary Nordic arts and co-creation in the northern landscapes, the festival began with a grand parade and opening show at the Nuuk Community Centre with balloons and flags, followed by a selection of outstanding films at…

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Live Review: The final round of the Poison City Weekender sees Horror My Friend, Jess Locke & Deafcult impress

By the time Sunday afternoon rolled around, it’s suffice to say that everyone was a little worse for wear. Despite some questionable decisions over the past few days, the crowd was buzzing with positivity; lashings of glitter on everyone’s faces, and The Rev’s Bloody Marys to make everything a little less painful. Easing us into…

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Live Review: Camp Cope headlines a huge line up at the Corner for Night One of 2017’s Poison City Weekender

Poison City Weekender surfaces each year in the wake of BIGSOUND – Melbourne nonchalantly shrugging its shoulders and reminding Australia of why it’s the music capital. The first night of this year’s PCW was exactly that; an evening of some of Melbourne’s finest coolly sharing the stage with international acts, shrugging their shoulders and showing…

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Festival Review: Missy Elliott has Beyoncé dancing, while Frank Ocean serenades Brad Pitt at LA’s FYF Fest this weekend

From its humble beginnings as a one-night showcase at LA club The Echo, FYF Fest has evolved both in venue and scope with a diverse lineup spanning 3 days at Downtown’s Exposition Park. Day One’s Friday afternoon began with the punch of Sydney’s own Royal Headache, followed by the soothing touch of Canadian outfit BADBADNOTGOOD, whose…

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