Big Day Out 2014 Sideshows

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Arcade Fire
 – Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney 28/01/14

Arcade Fire completely embody the tangible energy and rhythmic pulse of their live show: confetti, colourful outfits, an ever changing number of people on (and sometimes off) stage, even some momentary twerking – they’re a sort of portable càrnivale. Prior to the group’s Big Day Out sideshow in Sydney, frontman Win Butler told Music Feeds: […]

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Vista Chino, Gay Paris – Metro Theatre, Sydney 28/01/14

Kyuss were forced to change their name to Kyuss Lives! and again to Vista Chino following a lawsuit filed by former members Josh Homme and Scott Reeder, but it hasn’t changed a thing. There was really no question if the recent legal hassles had slowed the band. Their new album, Peace, harks back to the […]

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The 1975 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney 27/01/2014

For years now, Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory has harboured the best emerging local and international talent. Last night was no exception, as British indie-pop outfit The 1975 continued their maiden voyage across Australia, having already reached sizeable commercial success within Europe. The sold-out venue was already fogging up before the band even appeared. Dressed like […]

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Grouplove – Metro Theatre, Sydney 25/01/14

Grouplove epitomise summer so it’s appropriate that the six piece Californian band is here for the notoriously hot Big Day Out – a staple of Australia’s warmer months. Saturday night was a colder-than-average night for a Sydney January but inside the Metro Theatre it was boiling. The band entered the stage in a questionable, genre-bending […]

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The Lumineers – Palace Theatre, Melbourne 23/01/14

With the 1980s throwback fluoro onesies of the late 2000s making way for the 1880s throwback checked shirts and suspenders of the past few years, the folk-rock-revival, or ‘Mumfordism’ to coin a phrase, shows no signs of abating. After seven years of plodding along the US tour scene, Colorado outfit The Lumineers are starting to […]

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