Tag: Australia

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Chet Faker | Mack Sennett Studios | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/29/14 [Review & Photos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE THE ACT: Chet Faker | Facebook | Twitter SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Chet Faker. Girls love him. Guys wish they could write music like him. I saw Chet Faker earlier this year at The Roxy. Musically, there is no question that Nicholas James Murphy a/k/a “Chet Faker” has the musical goods. His … Read More Chet Faker | Mack Sennett Studios | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/29/14 [Review & Photos]

Tkay Maidza | Culture Collide | The Echo | 10/18/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught At Culture Collide CLICK HERE THE ACT: Tkay Maidza | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS  [Written by Kate M.]: A highlight of the day, and my personal highlight!  Who are you, girl!?  It’s pronounced “T.K.,” and readers, you should probably remember that – her rapping is pure fire!  She killed it!  She sings, too.  Tkay combines pistol quick rap and … Read More Tkay Maidza | Culture Collide | The Echo | 10/18/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]

Banoffee | Culture Collide | The Echo | 10/18/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught At Culture Collide CLICK HERE THE ACT: Banoffee | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS  [Written by Kate M.]: Pop, rhythm and EDM.  Singer/producer Banoffee is an Australian artist whose performance included mixing her own R&B and sometimes Reggae style beats, throwing down versus once or twice, singing and frontin’ the ultimate cool chick persona and musical ability.   Her music … Read More Banoffee | Culture Collide | The Echo | 10/18/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]

Gossling | Culture Collide | TAIX “Champagne Room” | 10/17/14 [Review, Vid & Photos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught At Culture Collide CLICK HERE THE ACT:  Gossling | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: [Excerpted from M. Sloves full-day review that you can read HERE.] “[…] Gossling is a tall brunette Australian who starts off taking the helm behind a keyboard at the front of the stage. The first thing you notice when she opens her mouth is what … Read More Gossling | Culture Collide | TAIX “Champagne Room” | 10/17/14 [Review, Vid & Photos]

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REVIEW | Culture Collide | Los Angeles | 10/17/14

To Check Out Photo And Other Goodies Of Bands We Caught At Culture Collide CLICK HERE Written by: M. Sloves For an amateur music head, festivals are a pretty failsafe formula. Kickass headliners, serviceable undercards, and a couple nuggets and curiosities in the lower tier. You know there’ll be a few turds but that’s what beer breaks are for, right? Different story when the whole … Read More REVIEW | Culture Collide | Los Angeles | 10/17/14

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Culture Collide 2014 | October 16-18 [Homepage]

If you are music lover living in Los Angeles, and you failed to take advantage of the musical offerings from all around the world at Culture Collide for $30, shame on you.   Now in its fifth year, Culture Collide took over the Echo Park area of Sunset Boulevard with a diverse plethora of bands from around the globe. Bands traveled from Korea, Peru, … Read More Culture Collide 2014 | October 16-18 [Homepage]

Jagwar Ma | Twilight Concert | Santa Monica Pier | 8/7/14 [PHOTOS & REVIEW]

CLICK HERE to check out other acts performing a Twilight Concert at the Santa Monica Pier! In conjunction with G’Day USA, the Twilight Concert series presented “Australia Rocks The Pier”. The headliner for the evening was the killer Australian band Jagwar Ma. I first got to see them perform at Coachella, and after my time in the photo pit expired, I made it a point … Read More Jagwar Ma | Twilight Concert | Santa Monica Pier | 8/7/14 [PHOTOS & REVIEW]

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Cloud Control | The Fonda Theatre | 6/17/14 [PHOTOS]

Opening for Metronomy at The Fonda Theatre was an award-winning indie alternative rock band from Australia: Cloud Control.  This Aussie quartet consisting of Alister Wright, Heidi Lenffer, Ulrigh Lenffer and Jeremy Kelshaw, released their first album, “Bliss Release” to great regional praise. So much critical adoration, in fact, their debut was nominated for two ARIA awards in 2010 for Best Rock Album and Breakthrough Artist, … Read More Cloud Control | The Fonda Theatre | 6/17/14 [PHOTOS]

Chet Faker | The Roxy | 5/29/14 [PHOTOS]

Nicholas Jame Murphy is Chet Faker, and chicks dig him. After hearing a couple of cuts from his latest album “Built on Glass” on NPR- God bless public radio- I scoured the internet to listen to more of his work. I was instantly hooked. To me, his take on electronic music reminded me of James Blake with a more soulful edge. When I heard he … Read More Chet Faker | The Roxy | 5/29/14 [PHOTOS]

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Wondercore Island | Mixtape #3 [Free Download]

What is it about Aussie and their music scene that has me keep on coming back for more? Wondercore Island, an artist management company based out of Australia has put out another dope, funky, souled-out, mixtape featuring some of my currently favorite music acts: Moses Sumney and Hiatus Kaiyote. Are you looking for some cutting edge grooves? You need to check this mixtape out. Otherworldly.

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Empire of the Sun | Coachella | 4/12/14 (PHOTOS)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT BLOG ENTRIES OF OTHER BANDS I SAW AT COACHELLA! It didn’t surprise me that I didn’t make the cut to shoot Queens of the Stone Age’s set, so at the wise suggestion of a photographer from Canada, I decided to check out Empire Of Sun. Wow. Empire of the Sun is an electronic music duo from Sydney Australia. Having achieved critical acclaim abroad, I was … Read More Empire of the Sun | Coachella | 4/12/14 (PHOTOS)

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Jagwar Ma | Coachella | 4/11/14 (PHOTOS)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT BLOG ENTRIES OF OTHER BANDS I SAW AT COACHELLA! Jagwar Ma is three piece, Australian psychedelic/dance band that formed in Sydney. Their first full length album, Howlin’, in my opinion, reminded me a bit of the Stone Roses, and being a Stone Roses fan, I wanted to check out their live set. After my time in the photo pit had … Read More Jagwar Ma | Coachella | 4/11/14 (PHOTOS)