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Posted 10 Jul 2012 @ 10:34am

Whether you’ve got the frost bite to end all frost bite, or some headlights that aren’t exactly on cars, the winter chills don’t inspire much. 

 

But it’s time for you to scrap your preconceived anti-everything that comes along with winter, and get a good warming from the Bayside Film Festival. With its dynamic, life-affirming selection of short films and documentaries from...

Posted 2 Mar 2012 @ 10:17am

 

“Push Over 98 was one of the first gigs I sort of went to which was a pretty big deal. It was huge, it was at the Sidney Myer Music bowl I think and [had] Rancid, Snout, The Avalanches,” remembers Eagle and The Worm’s front man Jarrad Brown. “Like any kind of event, especially when it’s all ages orientated, it's kind of special now in Victoria, and I suppose anywhere because there’s...

Posted 29 Feb 2012 @ 5:03pm

 

When it comes to planning a festival, giving credit where credit is due is of the utmost importance. And when it comes to planning an environmentally sustainable festival which seeks to build the foundation of a responsible community, it’s paramount.

 

Just ask Dean O’ Callaghan, festival director of Fest La Frog. Now in its second year, Fest La Frog is a sustainable and...

Posted 21 Feb 2012 @ 11:14am

 

2012 will mark the third year that the Karavan! International Gypsy Music Festival – Australia’s premier festival which covers all types of gypsy music both old and new – will roll into Melbourne’s famous Corner Hotel. The festival has been expanding in size every year since its inception and so too has the lineup. This year’s event will again showcase the very best international...

Posted 24 Jan 2012 @ 10:33am

Pacing fervently around the Flemington Racecourse, soon to be home to this year’s Big Day Out with founder Ken West, it’s near impossible not to be swept up within the whirlwind of the festival's astonishingly rich history. Since its inception as a Sydney-only festival in 1992 the self-professed ‘travelling circus’ rapidly evolved into a nationwide extravaganza, underpinned by its devoted and...

Posted 9 Dec 2011 @ 9:28am

After two years of touring, Ernest Greene, the man behind synthpop act Washed Out has discovered the key to a great performance : alcohol. "Normally the drunker we are, the more like energetic we are on stage but we're also much messier and we'll fuck up parts. If we're too sober, we're kind of stale but we play all the parts right so somewhere in between is where we like to be. So you're...

Posted 6 Dec 2011 @ 10:41am

For those a little late to the table, here's a crash course where Brazilian party-animals CSS are concerned: there's four of them, they've just put out album number three and they're about to hit Australian shores for the second time inside of a year. However, because you're obviously curious, it's time to dispense with the mystique. CSS is, in fact, an abbreviation of 'Cansei de Ser Sexy' -...

Posted 9 Nov 2011 @ 8:54am

If you were to look back to a decade ago, around November - spring well underway with summer swiftly approaching - it's likely you'd see a relatively bare festival landscape looking back at you, with only two or three music festivals punctuating the upcoming summer calendar. In the time between '01 and '11, the proliferation of music festivals in Australia has grown exponentially, prompting...

Posted 16 Sep 2011 @ 9:34am

Fifteen years since its inception, the Darebin Music Feast has developed into one of Melbourne’s most musically and culturally diverse festivals. The success of the festival trickles down from the philosophies of its organisers. A key reason why the festival still thrives after a decade and a half is that it aims for more than just to provide entertainment; it celebrates art and appreciates...

Posted 20 Jul 2011 @ 9:52am

Political activism and art are two sides of the same coin. While each epoch in time tells its own story, art personifies the periodic themes by giving a voice to those who make history, rather than to time itself. With the recent uprising of desperate citizens in the Middle East attempting to overthrow their repressive regimes in the name of freedom and individual rights, come a slew of...

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