The Groovin’ The Moo festival is an Australian music festival that only goes to regional areas(and Canberra, but nothing ever happens there). This year it will be held in Bendigo, Townsville, Maitland, Canberra and Bunbury sometime during May.
This year’s line-up has been leaked a day early and looks all kinds of amazing:
Tegan & Sara
Empire Of The Sun
Kid Koala presents The Slew live
Muph and Plutonic
Yacht Club DJs
Tickets are on sale on the 10th of Feb.
Has anyone been to one of these festivals? Let me know how it was. I am very tempted to go but am a bit worried it will be a Big Day Out style bogan-fest.
Pushover is a all ages music festival held in Melbourne every Labour day and the line-up of the 2010 festival has just been released.
Anybody who went to Pushover this year can breathe a sigh of relief: Mcfly will not be playing the 2010 Pushover festival.
The bands who will be playing are:
Built on Secrets
Dash & Will
Heroes for Hire
I Explode Like
The Mission In Motion
The Sundance Kids
Yacht Club DJs
Yves Klein Blue
I can’t say I’m completley sold on the line-up, although hopefully I’ll get a chance at volunteering at the festival like I did this year. Too much hardcore and Kisschasy for my liking. Still it’ll be worth it to see Yves Klein Blue.
As some of you may know, I’m a bit over the whole pop-punk/emo/whatever you call it thing. It might be because all of the music sounds the same, the lyrics are contrived and attempt to be “deep” when they really aren’t, it’s obviously marketed at people my age(which I find a little insulting) or it could because I was a massive fan of this stuff when I was thirteen and overplayed it to the point where I can no longer listen to it without cringing.
However, I know that ther are plenty of people who dig this stuff and opinions are like arseholes(everybody has one).
Kisschasy are one of the more sucssesful bands to come out of this genre. They’ve managed to win the hearts of teenage girls everywhere and release two albums that have been quite popular and Hyms For The Non-Believer even experiemented with the genre a little.
They have a new album called Seizures coming out on the 21st of August and I recived the title track in my inbox and thought I would share it with anybody you all. The song itself sounds like you would exprect a Kisschasy song to sound, although I’m not sure about those “ah-ahs” before the chorus. According to the lead singer Darren Cordeux, the song is about a friend who was “not living life to the fullest because they were too afraid of the consequences.”
Anyway, You can have a listen youself. The mp3 is posted with permission, so don’t even think about suing.The band are also going on a national tour with quite a few all ages shows, so head over to their website to see all the dates.
There are two reasons why I don’t like the new single from Kisschasy:
1) The title is a pun on “Generation Y.” This is something that always pisses me off. We aren’t all stupid, we don’t all throw Corey worthington style parties and many of us refuse to listen to shitty Pop punk/emo/whatever you call it music.
2) The song, and this band for that matter, play pop punk/emo/whatever you call it music.
Don’t get me wrong, I know these guys have heaps of teenage fans and I liked them a few years ago, but their music so forgettable. There are so many bands that sound like this and it’s a sound that’s not particually interesting or even fun to listen to. For a genre that is supossedly “emotional” there really isn’t any, at leastn ot in this song.
Anyway, here is the video. It’s probably just worth a look to see the lead singer’s Billie Joe Armstrong impersonation.