Archive for 'Festivals'
DARLING HARBOUR JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL The Bombay Royale Welcome To Bollywood By Thomas Bailey Snakes! Bullets! Super secret agents! Bandits! Monkeys and tigers! Espionage and romance! These are recurring themes in some of classic Bollywood’s greatest cinematic extravaganzas, where acting and plot take a backseat to some of the craziest, over-the-top song and dance [...]
Posted: June 7th, 2012 under Brag 465 (June 4), Darling Harbour Jazz & Blues Festival, Festivals, Music, Music - Interview, New.
Tags: Blues, Bollywood, Bombay Royale, Darling Harbour, Festival, Jazz, Jazz & Blues Festival, The Basement, Thomas Bailey
Among the wider populace, bassist Phil Stack is probably best recognised for his work with his multi-ARIA-nominated band Thirsty Merc. But to those who have delved a little deeper into the gritty jazz underground, he’s better known as one of the country’s most accomplished jazz double bass players: noted performer and composer, first prize winner of the prestigious National Jazz Awards at Wangaratta, and long-time occupier of a much-coveted seat in James Morrison’s band. “I’ve been doing a bunch of jazz gigs around the place,” Stack tells me. “I’ve been working on some music at home, and I’m just finishing this album with this other rock band I’ve got, House Of Orange. I’ve been doing a lot of recording with that, finishing off a double EP – a loud EP and a soft EP.”
Posted: June 6th, 2012 under Brag 465 (June 4), Darling Harbour Jazz & Blues Festival, Festivals, Music, Music - Interview.
Tags: Blues, Darling Harbour, Festival, Jazz, Jazz & Blues Festival, Phil Stack, Sheridan Morley
The weather gods couldn’t have picked a better day to bring Sydney our first taste of summer (although the first day of summer would’ve been nice…). The sun ricocheted off the bright white sandstone and the crowd hung back behind their Raybans, pouring in early for the openers: NME’s new favourites DZ Deathrays, Melbourne’s next [...]
Posted: February 20th, 2012 under Brag 449 (February 13), Festivals, Live Reviews, Music.
Tags: Active Child, DZ Deathrays, EMA, Geoffrey O'Connor, Givers, Husky, Laneway Festival, Laura Marling, M83, SBTRKT, Steph Harmon, Sydney College of the Arts, The Brag, Total Control
The Naked & Famous Capture The Zeitgeist By Dan Watt Listening to The Naked & Famous’ song ‘Young Blood’ makes me feel young and cool. I re-lived the clip once at a party, doing horsey bombs into a pool while the song was playing – it was a 30th and I looked ridiculous, but it [...]
Portugal. The Man Mountain Songs By Lachlan Kanoniuk When Portugal. The Man (yes, the errant full stop is part of their title) are sent from airport to airport for the Laneway Festival tour, you can forgive them for getting a little over-protective about the storage of their instruments. In August last year, the band’s entire [...]