Originally from Port Macquarie, Patrick James moved to Sydney to carve out a career in music. Described as a mix of Ryan Adams and James Taylor, busking became his trade when he first started out, before his profile grew. Since those days, the songman has supported the likes of Boy & Bear, Pete Murray, Kina Grannis, Josh Pyke, The Paper Kites and Emma Louise. He also sold out a headlining tour last year.
He has appeared at major music and art festivals including Sziget Festival (Hungary), the Melbourne International Festival, Mona Foma, the Sydney Opera House concert hall and The Famous Spiegeltent at the Edinburgh Festival (UK). He has led the shiny Mikelangelo and The Tin Star. He is one half of the glowing Mikelangelo and Saint Clare.
It has been a long enough absence for NOFX. They have missed the punk spirit of Australia, and we have sure as hell missed them. So it’s happening, kids; the band is returning for another run of shows that will leave you hot, sweaty and possibly without pants.
There have been a few artists forced to add further dates to their upcoming tours. O’shea Jackson, Ice Cube, has lined up a second date at The Forum on December 6. His December 9 show has sold out. The Eagles have added February 26 at the Rod Laver Area to their tour schedule. Their February 22 and February 24 shows have sold out. Finally, Meg Mac has added a show at Howler on October 24.
Steve Morse (Deep Purple), Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater), Neal Morse (Transatlantic), Dave LaRue (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai) and pop singer-songwriter Casey McPherson are behind the prog rock supergroup Flying Colors. Back in 2012 the band released their self-titled debut; now, they are set to release album number two, Second Nature.
Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone – they of The Lonely Island, responsible for singles including ‘Dick in a Box’ and ‘I’m On a Boat’ – have teamed up with Judd Apatow – he of The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up – for a new untitled project. Little is known about the project other than it will be set in the world of music, which seems pretty obvious.
As reported by The New York Times, Paul McCartney has collaborated on the score of forthcoming first-person shooter game Destiny. The score was composed over a period of four years in New York, Los Angeles and at London’s Abbey Road Studios. McCartney has also contributed a theme song for the release, which features a whopping 120-piece ensemble.
Back in 2008 Melbourne’s Antiskeptic released the live album Goodbye Goodnight – Live at the Hi-Fi. They then took a breather before deciding to give things another crack in 2011. Well, it has been a wait but next month the band will release Stare Down the Ocean. It seems they had been missed, as the band raised a fair chunk of coin through a crowdfunding venture. The Evelyn – October 11.
There’s barely a person in the world that doesn’t seek comfort in the cheesy aromatic goodness of a pizza fresh out of a wood-fired oven. This is all part of the ethos behind the new Italian joint Denny’s Kitchen, formerly Black Sheep Café.
Oxygen College will open its doors to the public during their annual Open Day on Saturday, 30th August. Over the last 12 months Oxygen has continued to grow and is now offering courses in Music Performance, Electronic Music, Music Business, Sound Production, Photography, Video Production and Painting & Drawing.