Nas, Patti Smith, and Vintage Trouble kicked off the 28th Bluesfest in the best way possible

Bluesfest has returned for its 28th edition, bringing a an absolutely amazing lineup of blues, roots, and rock and roll to Byron Bay for five days over the Easter Long Weekend. Day one of the iconic festival saw punters treated to an undeniably brilliant lineup, with music legends such as...

Iggy Pop joined New Order onstage to cover Joy Division’s ‘She’s Lost Control’

As our favourite music legends get older, and the cruel hands of time march forever forward, treating us to us to a multitude of untimely celebrity deaths in the process, we’re treating every collaboration or performance with a vast array of famous musos as a blessing. Such was the case in...

Patti Smith Announces Her Last Ever Australian Show

With six dates across Sydney and Melbourne almost entirely sold out, it’s clear there’s just a bit of demand to see Patti Smith and Her Band when they roll into our country for Bluesfest this year. Despite the clear love for her here (and everywhere), Bluesfest have today announced that...

Watch Michael Stipe Surprise Patti Smith On Stage With A Birthday Cake

Patti Smith turned 70 on New Year’s Eve, which also happened to co-incide with the Chicago leg of her Horses tour, in which she performs the seminal punk classic in full. The show was happily interrupted towards the end, when REM frontman Michael Stipe came onto the stage and surprised...

Patti Smith Expands 2017 Australian ‘Horses’ Tour

It was just this week that the legendary Patti Smith announced she would embark on a headline tour of Australia to accompany her eagerly anticipated performance at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2017, and already the icon has been forced to add new dates to the tour. It’s been eight years since...

Patti Smith Live At Montreux

Dressed in the same loose-fitting white shirt and skinny tie that she wore on the iconic black and white cover of 1977’s Horses, this concert film suggests Patti Smith might be unafraid of referencing her celebrated past, but she’s far from in thrall to it. This powerful set, a 2005...

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Patti Smith is one of the few artists who has been elevated past the scrutiny of taste. She’s reached a level where it doesn’t really matter what she does or how successful her releases are because her legacy has already been cemented in history. Despite this, or maybe because of...

Ke$ha, Adele and Sting to Cover Bob Dylan

It seems nothing is sacred these days and whilst we hate to rag on a charity project, the recent announcement by Amnesty International that they have collected a group of musicians to cover Bob Dylan for a tribute compilation album certainly raised a few eyebrows around the office. The album...

Greatest Musicians From New York

New York City is one of the best cities in the world. Split off into five boroughs, each have their own distinct flavour and culture. As such a huge cultural influence it is no surprise that many great musicians call New York City home. We take a look at some...

Patti Smith Makes TV Debut On Law & Order

Punk high priestess Patti Smith made her TV acting debut on an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent in the USA last night. She was solicited to appear on the show by heartthrob star Vincent D’Onofrio, who plays Detective Robert Goren, who gave her a few acting tips according...