Hanging Out At Steve’s Place

Hanging Out At Steve’s Place

Post-EK Jam Factory party we ventured south of the city to catch one of our favourite bands in concert. Autolux played a surprise show in Beta bar, a pokey little by-the-way venue hidden next to one of Copenhagen's bigger music venues, Amager Bio. For those planning a Copenhagen sojourn, Beta bar is a must if you love your live music. Seriously, it's like hanging out in your mate's garage only there's a legitimately cool band playing and Jægermeister shots are 10kr.

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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

The Weekend Wayfarer: Trailerpark

The Weekend Wayfarer: Trailerpark

Trailerpark is a big supporter of Danish music. And the line up is diverse: electronic, rock, pop, dj sets. It's party time.

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Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

On Rotation

On Rotation

Just like Odd Blood was shared amongst Canvas colleagues, there's a few Danish bands our Copenhagen-based editor has discovered that are dictating our iTunes airwaves again.

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Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Feeling Jealous?

Feeling Jealous?

In Australia we take pride in our summer festivals. Big Day Out, Laneway and The Falls festivals always have an impressive lineup and having a good times is always a certainty. But even these festivals combined pale in comparison to the excitement of Barcelona’s Primavera Sound. Sure, Glastonbury may be bigger in size, and a little dirtier too, and Coachella has California, but Primavera is the boutique music festival. And the acts are just as impressive, if not more so. Can you imagine sunning yourself in the gorgeous Spanish sunshine listening to the likes of Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Coco Rosie and Sleigh Bells. Summer bliss.

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

One of our favourite new bands, garage-girl group Vivian Girls, are making their way to our city. They’ll be guests of honour at Spring Tones in late September and will play the more intimate clubs on their six-date tour. If you haven’t heard of these girls they’re what you must. Their debut album is one of the shortest, sharpest albums you will hear.  Ten songs, only 25 minutes. A kind of burst of surf-punk frenzy. For more on their Australian tour talk to the guys at Mistletone Records.

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

She Came From Greece, She Had A Thirst For Knowledge

She Came From Greece, She Had A Thirst For Knowledge

I was asked recently, "Who's the coolest person you know?". Though a totally inane question, I was quick to answer. "Jarvis Cocker". Without doubt, my music and fashion idol. The first time I saw him on stage I was sixteen. This was back in the day when Livid was by far one of the best music festivals in Australia.

Posted in Festival, Music by Catherine McPhee
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

The Weekend Wayfarer

The Weekend Wayfarer

As part of a new music series The Weekend Wayfarer, the Canvas team travelled to the heart of Barcelona for Primavera Sound, Spain’s premiere alternative music festival. Celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary, the three day festival feels more like a massive party to kick start summer. And despite the size of its audience we tend to regard Primavera as a boutique festival.

Posted in Music by Catherine McPhee
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Splendour in the Winter

Splendour in the Winter

No doubt you're all aware of the just-released Splendour In The Grass lineup. There have been some big acts to grace the Grass stage in previous years but this year's lineup is a killer and kind of harks back to the lineups of its original days. Remember PJ Harvey belting it out on stage wearing that brighter-than-sunshine jumpsuit? And who could forget Cold Play's fervent debut in Oz, serenading the crowd with Yellow. This was well before they turned into a celebrity stadium rock band.

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Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Nineteenth Meredith

The ridiculously hot weather we’ve been experiencing in Brisbane lately has meant my summer wardrobe is out of the closet far earlier than usual. There are many things I doth protest about the warmer seasons, namely the searing heat and humidity, sunburn and sweat, but it also brings something far more forgiving: the music festival. This year I’ve got my eye on the Meredith Music Festival. It has the best boutique line-up of bands, like Crocodiles (!), Akron/Family (!!), Animal Collective (!!!) and Jarvis Cocker (!!!!!), but it is also is the hardest festival to buy a ticket for. With it’s NO DICKHEAD policy it means that punters are there to enjoy the music, rather than the music being a sideline to something else. To view the lineup click here. If you like it, and I know you will, you have to enter the ballot otherwise you’ll have less than buckley’s of a chance. Good luck!

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2009