Metallica have recently become the second band to ever perform in Antarctica,with the thrash legends belting out a 10-song set near the Argentine Base on the icy continent. The band performed inside a dome and the gig was streamed to Latin American fans, with sound provided by a generator and solar panels. There were just 100 fans in attendance.
See below for some of the footage from the show, while you can find the entire setlist below – and yes, they played ‘One’ and... read more
!There’s an Aussie boy living in London called Josef Salvat and he makes beautiful, spine-tingling, subtly electronic indie pop. Bloggers are calling him the male Lana Del Rey, but we feel like that comparison owes more to his lo-fi home movie music video for ‘This Life’ than his music. ... read more
Taking to Twitter, the lord himself Flying Lotus has confirmed that his next album is nearing completion and will drop in 2014. While details are thin at the moment, there are a few facts that the extraordinary producer has confirmed: It was created mainly with Ableton, it has a ‘jazz feel’, he believes that it will be ‘kind of jarring at first’, it will feature his alter-ego Captain Murphy and it’s almost ready for mixing. Furthermore, the project has a title but... read more
The idea of adding a bit of physical activity into the ol’ routine sounds like a piece of cake, especially when the new year rolls around with all its sunshine and resolutions. Unfortunately, whenever we try whipping ourselves into shape, that piece of cake becomes a boring pile of carrots and our motivation takes a nosedive.
But being the helpful souls they are, the Ministry Of Sound gang have decided to re-motivate us all with Running Trax Summer 2014 – a bang-up compilation... read more
So here’s a pretty nice way to greet 2014: Paradise NYE on the Harbour – a beautifully catered party at Circular Quay’s Overseas Passenger Terminal (yep, a party venue with arguably the best NYE view in town), complete with tunes care of Norman Jay, Aeroplane and Russ Dewbury. Nice, huh?
VIP tickets include canapés crafted by renowned chefs Pete Evans, Adam D’Sylva and Justin North, and full... read more
20. THE KILLERS ‘SHOT AT THE NIGHT’
It seems like a lifetime ago that The Killers released karaoke classics like ‘Mr. Brightside’ and ‘Somebody Told Me’, but the Las Vegas crew are still churning out stadium-sized anthems in 2013. Taken from their Direct Hits compilation,... read more
“It’s such a pizza day / You just keep the oven on.”
Oh you kookster, Macaulay Culkin. The Home Alone actor has been lending his percussion, kazoo and vocal skills to a satirical indie folk group called The Pizza Underground.
As you might guess from their name, and the lyric quoted above, the five-piece re-work the lyrics of The Velvet Underground to focus entirely on – yes, you... read more
!Justin Bieber is again in headlines for all the wrong reasons – after two guests at the Hyatt Regency in Perth have claimed that he called a girl a ‘beached whale’ at the hotel’s pool deck last weekend. According to Helen Robinett, as quoted by NEWS.com.au: “One girl who was... read more
Showing the value of having a huge online presence, pop-rock outfit 5 Seconds Of Summer have just taken out Channel V’s Oz Artist of the Year Award. With their profile boosted exponentially by high-profile support appearances for One Direction, the Sydney outfit excelled past other finalists Flume, Birds of Tokyo and Delta Goodrem to take out the crown. This comes after more than one million votes were cast in the annual competition.
Congrats to 5 Seconds To Summer on the award, and... read more
OH DEAR LORD.
Next time some phillistine complains that they don’t like hip-hop because it’s “too materialistic” or “too two-dimensional” (both of which are stupid reasons anyway), please feel free to tell them they’re a massive idiot, because the legendary Jurassic 5 are touring Australia! One of modern hip-hop’s most revered cliques, J5 became favourites of... read more