The Ship Song Project - Sydney Opera House reinterprets Nick Cave’s iconic song. Performed by Neil Finn, Kev Carmody and The Australian Ballet, Sarah Blasko, John Bell, Angus and Julia Stone, Paul Kelly and Bangarra Dance Theatre, Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Opera Australia, Martha Wainwright, Katie Noonan and The Sydney Symphony, The Temper Trap, Daniel Johns and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
They want this thing to go viral, however such well produced advertising stuns very rarely go viral online.
Regardless, it’s still quite awesome.
The SOSUEME DJs “This Is How We Do It” tour hits its home-town for a massive night at the Oxford Art Factory on Friday 19 August.
Wonderland, Hansom and Hobo will be bringing their phenomenal new show to the OAF stage with support from:
NINA LAS VEGAS
plus special guests:
VALAR (EP Launch)
Grab your tickets here: http://moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=49005
Or catch a sneak peek of what you can expect
STEREOSONIC is back for its 2011 installment, complete with much anticipated PNAU appearance. awesome.
Acid Jacks, Afrojack, Andy C, Annie Mac, Armin van Buuren, Arty, Avicii, BT, Bag Raiders, Beni, Benny Benassi, Carl Cox, Caspa, Claude Von Stroke, Crookers, Dash Berlin, Datsik, Deetron, Dirty South, Drop the Lime, Empire Of The Sun, Ferry Corsten, Guy Gerber, Jochen Miller, Jon Rundell, Kaskade, LMFAO, Mr Oizo, Pnau, Pretty Lights, Shockone, Sub Focus, The Bloody Beetroots, The Gaslamp Killer, Yousef, Zombie Nation.
Sat Nov 26 – SYDNEY – Sydney Showgrounds, Homebush
Sun Nov 27 – PERTH – Claremont Showground
Sat Dec 3 – ADELAIDE – Bonython Park
Sat Dec 3 – MELBOURNE – Melbourne Showgrounds
Sun Dec 4 – BRISBANE – RNA Showgrounds
The Flaming Lips
Hypnotic Bass Ensemble
The Family Stone
Death in Vegas
This Town Needs Guns
Kormac’s Big Band
Sir David Attenborough, the VOICE of natural history, will be lending his vocal talents to Björk for the intro of her upcoming album Biophilia . That is pretty damn awesome! Check it out above!
Serial tweeter and cougar cub Ashton Kutcher has shown some twitter love to Gotye for Somebody That I Used To Know (feat Kimbra). His exact words were, “This is kinda fantastic. Reminds me of early music vids..” Kutcher has over 7 million followers on twitter - NO DOUBT that Gotye is going blow up even more after this!
Homebake is back with an almost totally Australian lineup. And no, person sitting near me Gurrumul is not from overseas. It is one of the better lineups Homebake has had in recent times though, perhaps due to taking a year off and saving up acts. I am personally most intersted in seeing Icehouse playing a set with just flowers, a part of the plant which is quite hard to make much sound out of.
Grinderman, Ladyhawke, Pnau, Gotye, Gurrumul Yunupingu, Cut Copy, RocKwiz (live), Icehouse (playing Flowers), Daniel Merriweather, Eskimo Joe, Drapht, The Triffids, Architecture in Helsinki, The Vines, The Church, The Jezabels, Kimbra, C.W. Stoneking, Hungary Kids of Hungary, Illy, Avalanche City, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Papa Vs Pretty, Killaqueenz, Kids of 88, Passenger, Noah Taylor and The Sloppy Boys (Ed Clayton-Jones from The Wreckery and Cec Condon from The Mess Hall), Vents
The first act from the 21st Annual Meredith has been announced Grinderman, fronted by the living personification of sex, drugs and rock’n'roll: Nick Cave. Check ‘em out on Later, with Jools:
Here is a clip from Kanye’s headline spot at Coachella. He absolutely kills it and will no doubt bring his A game for Splendour next week. CAN’T WAIT!
The lineup for this years BIGSOUND music conference has dropped.
Feat. Papa Vs. Pretty, Emma Louise, Jonathan Boulet, Brous, Jinja Safari, Owl Eyes, Belles Will Ring and our boy PLUTO JONZE among others (for full lineup click here) It’ll also host a swag load of bigwig industry speakers. The 3 day festival kicks off on the 7 - 9th September in Fortitude Valley, Brisvegas.
A couple of our friends here are the new residents at Frat House on Wendesdays at the Lansdowne. This will be a night of frivolity and laughter with great music from the likes of Dtrain Disco, Hacky Sack and Friend dj (the shorter half of F.R.I.E.n.D/s Djs). It is free entry and there are cheap drinks etc for the uni kids. Don’t scared of the Lansdowne too people… It is a little different to how you may remember it.
After a 5 years hiatus The Chili Peppers have released the debut single from their highly anticipated upcoming 10th studio album, I’m With You. Titled, The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie, the track manages to captures the trade mark Chili Peppers funk-pop sound with the added bonus of cow bells. Nice.
I think enough time has passed since the nipple-gate disaster of ‘04′ for miss Janet Jackson to bring her tour down under! The youngest Jackson will be touring Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Sydney through October and November. The tour is a result of aussie fans voting through her website as to where she should tour next! To be honest, I think she’s following Oprah’s lead The shows will display 35 track’s from her Number Ones album (i’m hoping this includes pretty much every track from Velvet Rope - in my opinion one of the best albums to come out of the 90’s!). Of the show Miss Rhythm Nation says, “These concerts will be different to anything I have ever done. I will be up close and personal as possible. These concerts are not about special effects. This is a love affair between me and those of you who have supported me and my work all these years” How lovely!! Tickets go on sale Wednesday August 3rd! Dates and venues below:
Tuesday October 18 - Burswood Theatre, Perth
Saturday October 22 – Festival Theatre, Adelaide
Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 October – Arts Centre, State Theatre, Melbourne
Wednesday November 2 – Convention Theatre, Gold Coast
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 November – Opera House, Concert Hall, Sydney
Take a little glance over Kristy Lee Peters’ inventory of accolades and it reads like a bio of a seasoned pro. A title that she is fast growing into, immersing herself in the local music scene for the last ten years with her various side projects and as an established DJ for the last two.
Frequenting the decks of some of the countries’ top venues, she has also collaborated & sung for various international producers and ARIA award winning artists including; Pnau, Infusion & Tonight Only. She has featured and toured on releases for Ministry of Sound and more recently teamed up with local Dj/producer Adam Bozzetto under the Moniker Ennio Lee. With an album well under way, the next step will see the two take to the stage late 2011.
On top of this eclectic list of musical exploits, you can throw in facilitating for the highly respected Heaps Decent initiative; running music workshops around Sydney making it clear to see why KLP has been flagged as one to watch by the industry elites.
Bringing an indie tilt on all that is bounce, dance and new-wave, KLP has got any affair covered, switching it up to deliver a unique and stylish set.
Kristy has just joined the Falcona Agency, who are now taking bookings for Sep-Dec.
For more head to: www.falcona.com.au/artist/kristy-lee
Fresh off the back of a stella 12 months that’s seen them perform at most the top Australian festivals, the irrepressible SOSUEME DJs announce their 2011 “This Is How We Do It” headline tour, kicking off with their 3rd consecutive appearance at Splendour In The Grass.
Spawned from the womb of the long-standing Sydney based clubnight, the veritable institution and rite of passage for partygoers and musicians alike, the SOSUEME DJs are the eclectic amalgamation of some of Sydney’s most talented artists – Wonderland, Hansom & Hobo who take this respected party ethos to the masses by storming the party and festival circuit, creating new rules and laying down a sickly concoction of fresh beef and proper old school party tracks. More than a set, this is a performance! Both revered and renowned this party collective have been redefining the dance-scape in recent times, bringing it together in a way that makes Captain Planet and the Power Rangers look like amateurs.
Invading the party and festival circuits with a mass of international and local support gigs and festival slots, they have racked up numerous accolades including staggering sets at; Splendour In The Grass, Good Vibrations, Parklife, Field Day, Coaster Festival, Future Music Festival, Playground Weekender and Harbourlife in addition to lauded support slots on the recent Art vs Science tour. Now it’s your chance to see what all the fuss is about and bear witness to exactly how they do it; up close and personal, creating new rules with an old school party mantra, bringing their incendiary and infamous party experience to a stage near you.
For free download:
Sat 30th July – Splendour In The Grass
Friday 12th August – Alhambra Lounge
Saturday 13th August – Elsewhere
Friday 19th August – Oxford Art Factory
Friday 26th August – Woodport Inn
Saturday 27th August – Trinity Bar
Friday 2nd September – Can’t Say
Jay-Z has revealed the track list for his highly anticipated collaborative LP with Kanye West Watch The Throne. This is the first time that the hip hop heavyweights are creating a full length together. Watch The Throne will feature Beyonce, OFWGKTA, Frank Ocean, Mr Hudson, Curtis Mayfield and a sample from the late Otis Redding. Check out the full track list below:
Watch the Throne:
1 No Church in the Wild (ft. Frank Ocean)
2 Lift Off (ft. Beyoncé)
3 Niggas in Paris
4 Otis (ft. Otis Redding)
5 Gotta Have It
6 New Day
7 Prime Time 0
8 Who Gon Stop Me
9 Murder to Excellence
10 Welcome to the Jungle
11 Sweet Baby Jesus (ft. Frank Ocean)
12 Why I Love You (ft. Mr Hudson)
13 Illest Motherfucker Alive
15 That’s My Bitch
16 The Joy (ft. Curtis Mayfield)
It’s self-aware… SHUT IT DOWN!
Holding court at the new ‘Hunting Lodge‘ by Jager, you can expect a veritable melting pot of the country’s top party DJs, venues and labels intertwined with intimate dj sets from our favourite international and local bands on this year’s lineup. For all the details, head to www.SplendourInTheGrass.com – be sure to come down and say hi.
We are also pleased to present to you, back by popular demand, the annual the SOSUEME DJs – Splendour In The Grass Mixtape, comprising only of tracks from artists appearing on this year’s bill. Always a big hit in the weeks leading into Splendour. Do yourself a favour, download and put on your iPod or CD for the drive up – guaranteed to get you through those queues at Woodford without blowing a gasket.
DJ Shadow Intro
DJ Shadow - Organ Donor
Does It Offend You, Yeah? We Are Rockstars
The Grates - Turn me on
The Vines - Gimme Love
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - Gunpowder
The Hives - Hate to Say I Told You So
The Living End - Prisoner Of Society
Kanye West - Runaway
Friendly Fires - Live Those Days Tonight
Kele - Tenderoni
Kaiser Chiefs - Never Miss A Beat (Cut Copy Remix)
Kimbra - Cameo Lover
Architecture In Helsinki - Contact High
Pnau - Solid Groove (Cassian Remix)
Cut Copy - Need You Now
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
Pulp - Disco 2000
World’s End Press - Golden Child
Yelle - Safari Disco Club
Modest Mouse - Float on
Bliss N Eso - Eye Of The Storm
Hungry Kids Of Hungary - Scattered Diamonds
Guineafowl - Little Fingers
The Jezabels - Macy Spray
Cloud Control - There’s Nothing In The Water We Can’t Fight
The Holidays - Moonlight Hours
Gotye - Eyes Wide Open
Phrase - Clockwork
Drapht - Rapunzel
Jinja Safari - Hiccups
James Blake - Limit To Your Love
Noah And The Whale - 5 Years Time
Powderfinger, with their multi platinum 2000 album Odyssey! Nice work boys! I’m still outraged that Savage Garden didn’t even make the cut!
The Jezabels have revealed that their debut album, Prisoner will be released on the 16th of September with the first single Endless Summer to hit the radio in a few weeks! Very exciting news indeed!
The debut album of Donny Benet is upon us. You may not know his name yet, but you will be dancing to his music in your local disco soon.
1. Don’t Hold Back
2. Sophisticated Lover
3. Don’t Leave Me Stranded
4. Takin’ The Heat
5. The Touch (Rented Lover)
6. Tropical Fever
7. The Girls Of Japan
8. Lets Make It Right, Tonight
9. You’ll Find Love Again
**Plus BONUS KARAOKE DVD OF ENTIRE ALBUM!
The bonus karaoke DVD is probably the smartest marketing idea since toothpaste, who wouldn’t want to live the fantasy of being Donny Benet and belting out all of his hits? Check out the video for his first single made by Spod.
Ethereal Psych-Folk Rockers (genreless?) Akron/Family have announced a tour to our shores. Check the dates:
Friday 30 September
SURREALISM UP LATE - Gallery of Modern Art
Tickets for this show available now via: www.qtix.com.au or 136 246
Presented by Handsome Tours, Pedestrian.TV and 3RRR 102.7
Sunday 2 October
The Corner Hotel
Tickets available Monday 18 July via: www.handsometours.com, Corner Box Office (57 Swan St Richmond 11am-8pm Mon-Sat), 03 9427 9198 or online www.cornerhotel.com & Polyester Records (City & Fitzroy)
Presented by Billions Australia & CoolPerthNights
Tuesday 4 October
Tickets available Monday 18 July via www.heatseeker.com.au, 78’s, Mills, Planet, Star
Amazing clip. Even more amazing song.
So the Beastie Boys have announced that they are working with director Spike Jonze on their music video ‘Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win’ Featuring Santogold. They have previously worked with Jonze for the videos to Sabotage and Sure Shot, this is very exciting. Like their lead video ‘Make Some Noise’ there will be a short and epic length, and will have an action adventure theme staring Beastie Boys as action figures (merchandising opportunity?). Should be out in July, not sure when, but it will definitely be up here as soon as it drops!
This song is an instant hit!
We watch Rage anyway.
So•sue•me (noun) [so-sew-mii]
1. Eclectic Collective
An amorphous gaggle of art, music, lifestyle, parties, music, theatre, fashion, music.
A united front of bands, DJs, producers, photographers, designers, promoters and alcoholics, all joined by the power of genre free music loving dance-floor-hip-thrust.
A regular gathering of nefarious activity and musical enlightenment.
The act of providing ample ear candy for the melody hungry masses since 2007.
- so sue me!
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