For the past three months I had been waiting for this concert, eagerly anticipating the day when The Temper Trap arrived and even counting the days on my own calendar. As was always my plan, I arrived with plenty of time to spare, but I almost couldn’t find either of my friends and nearly declared
Vivid LIVE 2012
Sufjan Stevens has been out here recently playing a series of Planetarium concerts with composer Nico Muhly and the National’s Bryce Dessner at Sydney’s Vivid LIVE, with the three of them playing compositions inspired by the planets of the solar system. Those shows finished up last night, and Sufjan ended the set by covering Somewhere
Walking to Sydney’s Opera house on a chilly Wednesday evening, I’m a little worried.
A brash wave of juicy synthesizers and heavily distorted vocals grew in sound and texture as I was drawn into the Opera Theatre lair at the early start time of 8:30pm for PVT’s no supports, no holds barred show on opening night of Vivid Live.
The Black Eyed Peas member and The Voice UK ‘Coach’ Will.I.Am will participate at this year’s Vivid LIVE Festival by way of an interactive lighting collaboration.
New York trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs will be in Sydney performing Stop the Virgens over five nights at the Sydney Opera House later this month, featuring Karen O in the lead role.
Local electro act Seekae has announced the release of a limited edition 12” for the lead single ‘3’, which is lifted from 2011 record +Dome.
This year the Sydney Opera House will be streaming select shows from the ten day Vivid LIVE 2012 lineup, starting this Friday. The festival have partnered with Google to offer a YouTube stream that will deliver the likes of The Temper Trap, who will showcase their new album in the Concert Hall, and let you
Modular Records present UK musical acts Tom Vek and Kindness (for the first time playing in Australia) along with Sydney-sider Jonathan Boulet in a triple bill mini tour. The tour begins in Melbourne on May 24 and will finish Saturday, May 26 as part of the Vivid LIVE parties. Each of the acts featuring on
The Vivid LIVE Parties a a series of different themed events all held in The Studio from May 25 – June 2. Today the Sydney Opera House revealed that this years Vivid LIVE Parties will be presented by local labels and music promoters. Over 5 nights Future Classic, Modular, Penny Drop/FBi Radio, Niche Productions and
It’s been Coachella madness all weekend and it seriously just keeps on getting better and better.
Having just left our shores last month after he headlined his own DFA Records stage at this year’s instalment of the incredible Future Music Festival, LCD Soundsystem’s frontman James Murphy has announced that he will be writing a novel. Not to be mixed up with an autobiography, Murphy will be writing a piece of fiction.
When it began, MTV used to be about music.
The sexy people over at Modular Recordings have compiled another impressive list of musicians for the latest instalment of their ongoing compilation series Leave Them All Behind.
Nika Rosa Danilov, more commonly known as Zola Jesus, will be playing a couple of extra dates while in Australia for Vivid Live 2012.
The Vivid LIVE 2012 line-up has now been announced
Reports yesterday of the possibility of us seeing Icelandic songstress Björk over our way for the Vivid LIVE 2012 have been squashed. TMN spoke to Festival director Fergus Linehan this morning, who says that it isn’t happening. “On this occasion, as you can see from her schedule, there are no plans for Bjork to perform
Another rumour for the upcoming Vivid LIVE 2012 line-up has come to light over the weekend, with clues that Icelandic musical virtuoso Björk will be headlining the festival with an Australian tour. Fasterlouder have pointed out that a Google AdWords campaign was discovered, with keywords pointing to the Vivid LIVE website, including “Bjork Australian tour
Vivid LIVE organisers have released a teaser clip for the 2012 installment of the festival.
Vivid LIVE has announced their first act for 2012, Sufjan Stevens. The full line-up will be announced on Thursday March 15th and this year will see an end to the celebrity curator. Previous years have seen the likes of Brian Eno, Lou Reed/Laurie Anderson and Steven Pavlovic curate the festival. This year festival Director Fergus