I feel kinda bad about going on and on and on about all these rad music festivals happening overseas, so I’m just gonna let y’all know about one more exciting prospect before retiring the topic for a little bit. The 9th annual Amnesia Rock Fest will be taking place this June (20-21st) in Montebello, Canada, and has a line-up that is nothing short of jaw dropping: Motley Crue, NOFX, Megadeth, Weezer, Lagwagon, Cypress Hill, Danzig, Anti-Flag, Dead Kennedys, Henry Rollins…
One of the ABC’s more overlooked success stories of the last few years has been the Agony series of programs. Kicking off with the six-part Agony Uncles in 2012, writer/director/creator/host Adam Zwar went around to a bunch of his comedian mates – with a few wild cards mixed in, like former businessman John Elliot and his son – and asked them for their relationship advice.
Young Justice is never coming back – and that’s the worst thing in the world. Let me explain why. While Marvel definitely runs the cinematic world with its adaptations, the realm of animation has always firmly belonged to DC. The X-Men and Spider-Man series from the ’90s are borderline unwatchable these days due to their badly aged animation and fairly by the numbers exploration of character.
Gays and their enablers alike rejoiced earlier this month when Dame Kylie of Minogue released her twelfth studio album, Kiss Me Once. The record marks the first feature-length release from Minogue under her new management team, which just so happens to be helmed by Jay-Z, placing her under the extensive Roc Nation umbrella and, theoretically, opening more doors for her in the US than she could possibly dream of … Theoretically.
Wow! Last weekend’s Sleepy Hollow double header was bigger than the proverbial Ben-Hur! The double header was unusual for the Club, but may well get a rerun, given the interest. The event turned out to be standing room only right from Chubby Rae and the Elevators kicking off, through to Sweet Felicia and the Honeytones winding up.
When I was on my last legs in London – no job, no money and a return ticket dated only a few days away – I was desperate to stay in my new home country. I wasn’t done with the UK and really wasn’t ready to go back to Australia, so I started applying for jobs on Gumtree. Luckily I got a job interview for a job in Paris! It sounded amazing, and slightly too good to be true, and my aunty who I was living with at the time was a big sceptical about it, but I went to the interview anyway.
While Australia certainly isn’t LACKING in festivals, it does seem that we’ll never get to experience the ginormous multi-day festivals Europeans take for granted every summer. The Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK are beyond ridiculous, as you probably know from reading English language music magazines, but another festival with a similar set up (two cities at the same time; shared line-up over several days) is Germany’s Rock am Ring and Rock im Park, taking place in Nurnberg and Nuremberg this June.
In news that saddens us greatly at Splinters, it seems Lady Gaga’s ArtRave Ball Tour isn’t selling as well as expected in Australia. Whilst most General Admission tickets across Australia have actually sold out, it has come to light that many of the seated tickets (including a number of highly-priced ‘package’ tickets) are still available. However, in Perth, ALL of the tickets (bar the meet and greet) are still available to purchase!