Paramore has released a new single from their new album, ‘After Laughter’.
Titled ‘Hard Times’, the ‘80s-tinged pop song has received rave reviews from critics; Jordan Sargent of SPIN said the band has “come out of the other side with what immediately feels like one of the best singles of their career, and one of the best pop songs of the new year”.
The band, including returning drummer Zac Farro, has also been announced to play at Riot Fest in Chicago and Rock For People in Czech Republic.
Singer-songwriter Patti Smith has revealed details of her last ever show in Australia following appearances in the 2017 Byron Bay Bluesfest.
The 70-year-old’s final gig will take place at Melbourne’s Festival Hall on April 20. Melbourne-based musician Courtney Barnett has been named as a supporting act.
“Patti personally requested Courtney Barnett to be her special guest in her final ever show in Australia at Melbourne’s Festival Hall, just a few days after the festival,” said Peter Noble OAM, festival director at Bluesfest.
“Now we are thrilled to announce that Courtney will play before Patti on Easter Thursday at Bluesfest.”
Honoured to be opening for Patti Smith in April 🙏🏼 her last ever Australian show!
Music festival Field Day is coming on 2017 new year’s day, and it’s bringing some of the best musicians in the scene.
With headliners such as Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper, Alison Wonderland, and Tkay Maidza, Field Day promises a high quality mix of house, hip-hop, indie, and electronica in the sunny outdoor area of the Domain.
Getting stuck in a creative rut is not only not fun, but also unproductive. Listening to songs could help you get out of the box and find new perspectives, be it in writing, designing, or just making art in general.
To kick start your creative session, here are a few songs with unique lyrics and great sounds that would inspire you:
Green Day’s American Idiot musical is finally coming to Australia, complete with a soon-to-be-announced all-Aussie cast and directed by Australian award-winning director Craig Ilott.
The season’s premiere will take place at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, South Brisbane on February 23.
Written by the band’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, American Idiot tells the story of three friends and their self-discovery journey in a post-9/11 world. The rock musical will also feature songs from the albums American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown.
Tickets will be on sale from 9am this Friday, October 28.
Guitarists Richie Sambora and Orianthi, who formed duo RSO in 2014, are coming to Sydney on Thursday, September 29.
Sambora is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter and Lead Guitarist of legendary band Bon Jovi, while Adelaide-born musician Orianthi found fame after playing in Alice Cooper’s band and featuring in Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ concert tour and film.
Sambora said he is excited about the tour. “I can’t wait to perform the classic songs fans know and love, as well as share a preview of what you can expect to hear on our upcoming debut album,” Sambora said.
RSO will include songs from both Sambora and Orianthi’s catalogues as well as Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Michael Jackson and Prince.
“I’m ecstatic to be bringing this tour home to Australia”, said Orianthi. “Aussies really know how to rock out at concerts. It’s going to be an incredible experience.”
RSO will perform at Metro City in Perth on September 23, Adelaide Entertainment Centre on September 26, Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne on September 27, Enmore Theatre (near Newtown/Marrickville) in Sydney on September 29 and Eaton Hills Hotel in Brisbane on September 30.
Melbourne Music Week has announced its full program and lineups for the event in November.
This event features 240 artists, including Aunty Donna, Elliphant, Yeo, and Julia Stone.
Other than performances, the event also offers workshops (Introduction to Ableton Live; Make Your Own Synth; Melbourne Music Week Choir Workshop), talk shows (In Conversation with Zola Jesus), exhibitions (Her Sound, Her Story; ON AIR: 40 years of 3RRR).
The week will be closed at the State Library, featuring artists such as Jennifer Loveless, Rainbow Chan and LUCIANBLOMKAMP.
To close up its Made in Sydney series, General Assembly presents ‘Music Makers & Innovators’ discussions, performances, and a closing party.
A panel of leading figures in the city’s music scene will discuss what makes the Sydney music scene unique and unlike any other. A party will follow this discussion, featuring Adi Toohey’s DJ set and drinks from Young Henry’s.
Made in Sydney is an event series celebrating innovators, creatives, products and businesses putting Sydney on the map.
Panel: Chad Gillard (Co-Founder of Future Classic); Mark Gerber (Founder/ General Manager of The Oxford Art Factory Concept); Adam Maggs (Co-founder of Liveschool, Ableton Certified Trainer, Ableton Brand Manager); Katie Rynne (Booking Agent, Select Music Agency Pty Ltd); Dom O’Connor (FBI Radio Presenter); Adi Toohey (Sydney-based DJ / FBI radio host)
Sia honours the victims of Orlando nightclub shooting in her new music video, about three months after the tragedy.
The video for Sia’s song, “The Greatest” features 49 young performers (the same number of victims who died at the Pulse nightclub), with lead dancer Maddie Ziegler putting rainbow paints on her face. In one scene, the dancers suddenly fall on the floor, revealing bullet-ridden walls behind them. While Sia has not confirmed this interpretation, a number of dancers featured in the video have voiced out the same messages.