Is the Coronavirus Killing The Arts?

The worldwide entertainment industry is rapidly responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak threat, taking it as seriously as those stripping supermarket shelves of toilet paper. The first major indication of this came with the cancellation of the 34th annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, after tech companies Apple, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok withdrew their participation in the event. The massive music, tech and … Continue reading Is the Coronavirus Killing The Arts?

Bands Make A Stand Against Sausagefest Show

It’s no surprise to anyone that the music industry is a male-dominated one. It always has been. We get it. But it is the year 2017. We have amazing female artists like Tash Sultana, Vera Blue, Amy Shark, Tkay Maidza and Sia absolutely flogging the charts (and that’s just a few Aussies) and yet one promoter decided it was still A-OK to put on an … Continue reading Bands Make A Stand Against Sausagefest Show

Soundwave Replacement Fest Put Off Til 2017

Legion Music Festival, the fan-funded festival brainchild of Devil You Know drummer John Sankey – created in response to Soundwave’s catastrophic demise – has been postponed until 2017. Those that have already contributed to the Pozible crowd-funding campaign received a no-longer-secretive update today, which has been leaked to the media despite no official word due until tomorrow. The update reads: “Updates 3 – CONFIDENTIAL – Legion … Continue reading Soundwave Replacement Fest Put Off Til 2017

Another One Bites The Dust: Soundwave Festival Canned

After much speculation and shit-slinging this week, it’s official – Soundwave Festival is cancelled. Promoted AJ Maddah has been fending off the rumours all week after 2016 drawcards Bring Me The Horizon said they weren’t officially locked in for the festival, despite being on the announced lineup. Since then, L7 officially announced they wouldn’t be appearing, NOFX‘s Eric Melvin said, “Soundwave cancelling sw16 isn’t going … Continue reading Another One Bites The Dust: Soundwave Festival Canned