God bless us, there are many, many things that we are good at in Australia. There are also many, many things that we are not good at. Clapping in time to music definitely belongs to the latter category.
It can by no means be a coincidence that “train” and “rain” rhyme; it is an incredibly rare event when both of them work as you want and / or expect them to.
“Tangled Up In Blue?” “Nah rookie error there my Pedigree Chum. No way that was Tangled Up In Blue. Tangled Up In Blue has words and a tune and stuff. That was more of a dull constant murmur like an InSinkErator with the word “Blue” thrown in to mislead you”.
“A singlet, a singlet, my kingdom for a singlet!” would have been the immortal line cried out by Richard III if he hadn’t died over 600 years ago and for some reason chose to attend Future Music Festival.
As I write this, it is now some 72 hours since I left the Corner after witnessing yet another brilliant Future of the Left set and the ability of my ears to hear has taken an extended vacation.
In celebration of 125 years of winemaking, Brown Brothers presents the First Crush Festival on February 15, with Loon Lake and Owl Eyes headlining the Milawa festival.
If the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club gig at The Palace proved anything, it was that the double denim revival is gaining an incredible amount of momentum and that it is inevitable that it will devour us all.
If you didn’t manage to get tickets to Chic featuring Nile Rodgers at Sydney Opera House, you are in for a streaming treat. At 9PM (AEDT) Saturday 7th December you can beam it live into your lounge, living room or laptop here.
We went to see Elizbeth Rose live this weekend and we were treated to an exceptional solo artist in the supporting slot. D.D Dumbo is a one man genius of an artist that plays and loops everything into one melting pot.
Here’s a band that are a hybrid of the sound from The Bee Gees and The Pet Shop Boys. Sound intriguing? Well, you should get stuck into their new track ‘Feeling’ which has all the hallmarks of the classic track ‘You Win Again’ and it definitely is a winner.
When you walk into The Corner for a gig and Creedence are already playing over the speakers, there is a fairly strong chance that you are going to have a most excellent evening. This rule that I devised just then and have tested on a sample size of one was proven to be true with...
Get your streaming fix all weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) of Lollapalooza beamed straight from Chicago via webcast.
It’s just a global live streaming kind of weekend for festivals. Wherever you are in the globe, you can stream the Tomorrowland Music Festival here on YMR this weekend from 9pm to 2am CEST on Day 1, followed by more fun on Day 2 and Day 3 that we’re counting down to.
Can’t make it to Splendour In The Grass this weekend? No problem. There’s a live stream online here on YMR of 8 hours of live music, interviews and all round general festival ear and eye gold. The fun commences Sunday, 28th of July – 2pm-10pm AEST.
We’ll keep this short and simple. Here is the full stream of the Rolling Stones gig from Glastonbury 2013. We were a bit cynical about whether this would be worth the watch or not but we can definitely say it’s a big one and it’s worth it just for the crowd singalong for each of...
Fear. Fear is not exactly the expected emotion to be feeling prior to attending a gig.
Vaudeville Smash need your help! They’ve been invited to play the South by South West (SxSW) conference in Austin, Texas and Canadian Music Week (CMW) in Toronto. This is a HUUGE opportunity for them as these are two of the biggest music conferences in the world.
Last night we headed down to The Cullen Hotel at Prahran in Melbourne for a Tuneful Tunes Secret Session. Who could the artist be that would be featuring at The Art Series Hotel? We knew it was an Australian musician that had been freshly signed up and our gut feeling was that it was almost certainly...
Everyday leading up to SXSW in Austin during March, we’ll be focusing on at least one band or artist. Today’s SXSW Showcasing Artist/Band focus is Vaudeville Smash.
You know what was absolutely vital and what the world could not possibly do without? Yes, you guessed it, a gritty reboot™ of Total Recall. Some could unkindly (but possibly quite accurately) suggest that it is an indication that Hollywood is completely bereft of any form of original idea. The Phillip K. Dick cookie jar...
There are a few prongs to this post. Nico Vega have dropped an awesome new track with ‘Easier’ which is quite sensational. Another track which is going down great guns is ‘Beast’ which has been licensed for the new Tom Cruise movie Jack Reacher.
In celebration of their 50th anniversary, the Rolling Stones will play a sold out show from Newark, New Jersey, available for pay-per-view from Yahoo and WWE. Tickets are $39.95 which is damn reasonable in comparison to their ticket prices.
Yes it is happening next year folks!!! Bruce Springsteen And The E-Street Band are touring Australia in 2013!!! Plus there is also a cheeky little Easter treat for Melburnians with a Hanging Rock gig in the Macedon Ranges. How’s that for GLORY DAYS!!!
DANCE (RED), SAVE LIVES is for World AIDS Day. Watch the livestream of Tiësto and some of the biggest names in dance music from Stereosonic, Australia’s biggest dance music festival over the course of two days on Saturday 1st December and Sunday 2nd December.
We’ve been receiving a lot of great feedback on Vaudeville Smash and their recent cover of Frank Ocean’s track ‘Lost’. In fact, as we type this the VS boys are actually out clicking the Frank Ocean original version on our site. Bravo!!
The stage lights beat down mercilessly. The sweat drips like a rapidly defrosting Icelandic glacier. The tension is palpable. All wagers have been placed and the answer for the Final Jeopardy! round is revealed. “Very” is the response. Much scrawling of light pens occurs in the next thirty seconds, until the correct question is announced....
A shameless post of self promotion here but sometimes you’ve got to give the folks what they want. The very fine establishment of Orto Kitchen & Garden in Hawthorn, Melbourne is launching their Sunday Sessions series this weekend and yours truly has been asked to provide the eargold.
It was a cold, cold Saturday night in Fixie-ville. Much of Melbourne was in mourning / drowning their sorrows / slicing up and not across after the Hawks failed to beat the Swans in a quite convincing manner. Their expertise in not beating the Swans was unrivalled on this particularly day, as they did their...
Could it be that OzHop is evolving into something that with every recent new release was becoming more and more inconceivable; something that is actually good? The Herd have long been at the forefront of non-generic OzHop and based upon the evidence presented in “Pocket Full of Dreams”, it appears as though Diafrix are going...
It wasn’t exactly the day the music died, but still when one of your favourite bands decides to call it a day, it is a bit sad. And that is exactly what this was as The Beautiful Girls bade farewell for the last time with a series of gigs at The Corner. After 10 years...
To celebrate the New Hamer Hall in Melbourne, the Arts Centre and David M. Hawkings are presenting an opening season program and the fantabulous Macy Gray will be performing songs from her new album Covered along with a selection of her greatest hits.
It was somewhat fitting that The Smashing Pumpkins aka The Billy Corgan Experience were headlining Splendour 2012. Their clip for Bullet with Butterfly Wings summed up their whole weekend quite neatly; awesome music, mob mentality descending as all and sundry were swept up in a sea of animal onesies and finally mud, lots of mud....
We have something special and a little different planned in the pipeline and we’re looking for Australian, US & UK sponsors for a SXSW event we will be hosting with codenamemax.com in Austin in March 2013. Quite simply it is going to be huge & WE WANT YOU!!
If you’re hungry for the Soul Clap remix of Lianne La Havas and her track ‘Is Your Love Big Enough’ we’re asking are your remix stash big enough? Why? Well, it’s two for one time again as we reckon you should also be getting your fix of the remix by Ganggaddy.
What more could you want? Slick tunes, a roller disco and some roller flute action too all ‘roller rolled’ into one awesome track and an outrageously good video to match it.
Ladyhawke will be live streaming to the world from her home town of Wellington at the iconic San Francisco Bathhouse this Friday 13th July. Not only that but it is also Pip’s birthday on that very day too so that sounds like anything but an unlucky Friday the 13th if you ask us.
We’re getting all giddy that the new album by The Presets which is almost upon us and in anticipation of their album ‘Pacifica’ we just can’t help but dig a little back into the archives from their early classic tracks.
Missy Higgins’ new album is about to drop on 1st June and after listening to ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’, we’re quite excited about what 2012 has to offer.
He’s at it again!!! Our roving gig radar Aymeric de Rosbo has been out on the trail of a good concert and has dropped us another fine gig review. This time it’s for the mighty Florence + The Machine when she dropped in with her band at Rod Laver Arena.
Our roving gig radar Aymeric de Rosbo has been out again on the trail of a good concert and dropped us a fine two for one review of The Raveonettes & The Brian Jonestown Massacre gig at The Forum in Melbourne. Don’t mention DiG! though…