Considering The Living End’s series of sold-out shows across Australia late last year – playing not one, but each of their six studio albums in full – plus ongoing commitments to tours, festivals and a Melbourne recording studio, you’d be forgiven for not realising that frontman Chris Cheney and his family are now permanent residents of the USA. They relocated to Los Angeles over a year ago, with Cheney planning to try his hand at the role of Collaborator For Hire.
Posted: March 25th, 2013 under Brag 505, Music, Music - Interview.
Tags: ANZ Stadium, Billy Joel, Buckcherry, Chris Cheney, Icehouse, Jimmy Barnes, Kings Of Chaos, Noiseworks, Simon Topper, STONE Music Festival, The Living End, The Superjesus, Van Halen
When Iva Davies began his music career in the late ’70s – with a band called Flowers, who would soon change their name to Icehouse – he felt like something of an outsider. The Australian music landscape was dominated largely by pub rock bands, although UK-based New Wave and punk soon “opened everything up”.
Posted: March 19th, 2013 under Brag 504, Music, Music - Interview, New.
Tags: Alasdair Duncan, ANZ Stadium, Billy Joel, Buckcherry, Icehouse, Iva Davies, Jimmy Barnes, STONE Music Festival, The Living End, The Superjesus, Van Halen
After taking a break in 2010, the (usually) annual Homebake festival returned to Sydney’s Domain for its 14th iteration. Featuring some of Australian music’s most respected names, amongst the next crop of rising local artists, it promised to be a day of cross-generational musical highlights – but proved to be somewhat hit and miss. The [...]
Posted: December 19th, 2011 under Brag 442 (December 12), Live Reviews, Music.
Tags: Architecture In Helsinki, CW Stoneking, Grinderman, Homebake Festival, Icehouse, Max Easton, Oh Mercy, The Brag, The Jezabels, The Vines, Triffids