After being in a training course in Hobart till after 3pm Friday, I had to drive like the devil to make it to Golconda before the gates closed at 7pm. I made it and it was lovely to relax into the beautiful, peaceful, valley, have some home-made cider and a dance in the Bedouin Tent, and settle in for another weekend of great music and lovely vibes.
With a new home in the lovely Princes Square, Junction Arts Festival really stepped up to a new level this year.
As with the past few years, I was working on the Photo Mob project, so got to photograph a wide variety of events.
Fear Eats the Soul so we burn it up with the Ogoh-Ogoh.
This year I was working on the Winter Feast, so didn’t get to a lot of the festival, so this is just a few of the events in this year’s Dark MOFO festival.
MOFO 2016 was a much more low-key affair than previous years. Moved from the cavernous shed on Hobart’s waterfront to the MONA museum itself, it was a weekend of discovery, with performances popping up all over the place, and percussion was the running theme of the weekend. Continue reading “MONA FOMA 2016”
I’ve been listening to American folk legend Michael Hurley since my American friend Bob Moore introduced me to his music in the early 90s. Over the past 25 years, Bob has been feeding me a constant stream of Hurley and I’ve amassed quite a collection of mixtapes, CDs and vinyl, along with various other paraphernalia including magazine articles, compilations, and Hurley’s own unique comic books. Continue reading “Michael Hurley at Northcote Social Club, 27 January 2016”
I was eagerly anticipating both Thurston Moore and Shellac at Meredith Music Festival’s 25th anniversary and they didn’t disappoint. So much good at this festival, it’s hard to know where to begin with the praise. From hitting the ground running loud and fast with Power on Friday afternoon, through to Drug Sweat‘s crazy antics on Sunday, via Goat, Father John Misty and Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, it was a wonderful festival all round.