Archive for the ‘Music’ Category
Welcome back to a new year. I probably should have made a new years resolution to update this more often, but then sometimes I make resolutions to quit smoking, even though I don’t smoke. It’s funny at the time, trust me.
Sex on Fire won the Hottest 100. If you didn’t see that coming, you’re an idiot. Plain and simple. Maaaaaybe Electric Feel had a chance, a really slim chance, but those $1.40 odds were correct on the Kings.
Canberra photographer Andrew Mayo has been at it for a while now and is putting together an exhibition at a few places in Canberra. Check it out, because galleries are so much cooler and more ‘hip’ than Flickr will EVER be.
I try to keep things a little highbrow on these pages (really, I do), but this is news that is too crazy not to post…
Does anyone remember Operator Please? They did that Ping Pong song on the Forrest Gump soundtrack right? Well anyway, they once were semi-important, but then their keyboardist Sarah Gardiner left. The last time I saw them, she was bawling her eyes out on stage and it was actually quite depressing to watch, and I mean that.
Well, OP hasn’t been heard of in a while, but it seems Gardiner has moved onto greener pastures: Pornography. Don’t worry, it’s SFW.
To put this bluntly, I did not see that coming. No pun intended. You have to ask if she thought that no one would notice.
Now, to get more people reading this, and to get us to write more, how about you write in the comments section which Australian alterna-pop star you think will follow this path to pornography…
Press releases/journo’s etc…
It is with a great deal of regret that The Vines today announced that they have cancelled all of their Australian festival appearances – Homebake, Pyramid Rock and Big Day Out – and their forthcoming Japanese tour scheduled for late November .
Craig Nicholls’ mental condition has deteriorated extremely rapidly over the past month to the point where he requires immediate help over an extended period of time.
Craig’s fellow band members Hamish Rosser, Ryan Griffiths and Brad Heald are all extremely saddened by this turn of events and wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to all the fans, friends and family who have shown faith in the band since their successful return to the live stage in 2006.
“On behalf of The Vines we would like to extend our sincerest apologies to those of you who have bought tickets to see us perform and will not get to do so” said Hamish. “We are all absolutely devastated that we’ve been forced to cancel all upcoming shows as there’s nothing we love more than playing on stage before an enthusiastic audience.
We ask for your understanding in this situation”
The band and management wish to extend a massive thanks to all of the promoters who showed such faith in the band by adding them to their bills, and to thank each and every one of them for their sensitivity and understanding of the band’s situation.
Big Day Out Co-Ordinator Sahara Herald Shepherd said
“The entire Big Day Out family is deeply saddened by the news that Craig Nicholls and his band The Vines will not be joining us on our 2009 summer tour. The Vines performances at the 2007 Big Day Out were nothing short of dazzling and they will be greatly missed. That said, we recognise that now is the time for Craig to focus on re-gaining his health. Our thoughts and best wishes are with him and his family at this time.
The band and Craig’s family would like to ask that sensitivity be shown at a difficult time and ask that this statement be taken as their only comment on this matter.
As bad as their music is, mental health issues bite, so psych that puppy up dude.
In other news, this means no more contracts. Or does it?
Those who write media releases write newspapers.
“O week in Canberra is a yearly tradition that welcomes first year students to university and gives them a chance to loosen up and socialise in a relaxed environment before plunging head first into the merciless world of tutorials, textbooks and two minute noodles.
Friction & Lexington Music, ACT’s own promoters behind Foreshore & Wareshouse festivals have teamed up with ANU and UC campuses to deliver the ultimate O week celebration!
Across multiple stages you’ll catch some of the hottest headline talent representing indie, rock, hip hop, dance & more!
While we are keeping the venue under wraps just for now, we can tell you it’s a very exciting outdoor space fit for thousands of party mad uni students and all their friends!
O In The Park is set to be the largest social event of O Week that provides the opportunity to meeting and party with your new classmates, friends and other likeminded people from both inside and outside your own campus.
University social and residential groups will be participating on the day, getting involved with a whole host ofdaytime activities and stalls alongside the bands and DJs rocking this major event!
Line up announced early November!”
I’m excited. These guys, whilst being dance-centric, do pull some good headliners, and if they’re doing a crossover festival, sweet. I do have four words though: EDDY. CURRENT. SUPRESSION. RING.