Gigs and Festivals Alert

Gigs and Festivals on July 2018

Hi again folks. Time goes so fast and its already July. Do you already have a plan to attend a concert? Well, for you who lived in Southeast Asia and Australia and still don’t know what concert will be held this month, you’re in the right place. Here is the list of some concerts and music festivals that will be held on July.

3rd July 2018

Pink – Perth Arena, Perth, WA, Australia.

8th July 2018

Regina Spektor – Hamer Hall, Arts Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

9th July 2018

Regina Spektor – Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

12th July 2018

Pale Waves – Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia.

20th – 22th July 2018

We The Fest 2018 (Lorde, Alt-J, James Bay, Honne, etc) – Jiexpo Kemayoran, Jakarta, Indonesia.

21th – 22th July 2018

Good Vibes Festival 2018 (Lorde, Alt-J, Honne, etc) – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

22th July 2018

CHVRCHES – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

23th July 2018

Pink – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

CHVRCHES – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

24th July 2018

Franz Ferdinand – Festive Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ben Howard – Palais Theatre, Saint Kilda, Victoria, Australia.

25th July 2018

CHVRCHES – JCC Plenary Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia

James Bay – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia.

Ben Howard – Palais Theatre, Saint Kilda, Victoria, Australia.

26th July 2018

Ben Howard – Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

27th July 2018

Ben Howard – Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Go get your ticket now before its sold out!


“In Cold Blood” The New Single from alt-J

If you love alt-J, you’ll wonder whether it is possible to fall in love with their music more and more. Yes, couple weeks ago, alt-J announced their new album will come this summer, on June 2nd. So far, we’ve been get a glimpse of how the new album, called Relaxer, will sounds like from their latest singles, 3WW and In Cold Blood.


In Cold Blood grips my attention since the first word that Joe said. I love how they keep building and holding the tension and, surprising love the brass that goes well with the drum. The single actually released last Wednesday, on March 29th, but if you’re like me, just found out about the single today, here take a listen to alt-J’s new single, In Cold Blood.



Playlist: The Dancing Fingers

I find it piano sound in songs, whether as a background or accompaniment, is a beautiful and surely enchanting things. Hence, I pick some songs in which piano sounds steals my attention. Hope you guys enjoy this short playlist and won’t hesitate to let me know other songs with a touch of piano that you like 🙂


In Our Humble Opinion

Songs that Inspired by Literature

Ever wonder where the musicians get their inspiration? Ever heard lyrics that slightly familiar with something you ever read? If the answers are yes, maybe there’s a word that pop up on your mind now, book! Yes, you guys probably already realized that book, or literature, has a reciprocal relationship in the case of giving inspiration with music. Many authors had admit that they listen to some songs or album from some musician while they write their book and so does the musicians. I picked some musician, mostly the one I love ;), whose songs has been inspired by literature below.

Poet by Bastille

Aside getting inspired from a television show, Twin Peaks, for their song Laura Palmer, Dan Smith–Bastille’s vocalist, is also write a song inspired by literature. He admit that the inspiration behind their song, Poet, is Sonnet 18 written by William Shakespeare. Perhaps the inspiration comes from these lines:

Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. 

Which in Poet, he writes:

I have written you down
Now you will live forever
And all the world will read you
And you live forever
In eyes not yet created
On tongues that are not born
I have written you down
Now you will live forever

Besides Poet, Dan Smith also gather inspiration from literature for his other song, called, Weight of Living Pt. 1. This time, the inspiration come from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem, The Rime of The Ancient Mariner. You can hear the ‘click’ sound from the use of Albatross word in both poem and song.

Breezeblocks by Alt-J

For Alt-J’s fans you probably already heard that Breezeblocks is inspired by children book, Where the Wild Things Are written by Maurice Sendak. You can find the lyrics quoted the dialogue with a little modification. While Sendak wrote, “Please don’t go, we’ll eat you whole, we love you so!” Alt-J’s lyrics stated, Please don’t go, I’ll eat you whole
I love you so, I love you so, I love you so. Well, I bet though the lyrics potray an obsessive kind a needy love, and quite creepy, you just can’t help to sing a long and liking this song, hm? 😀

Don’t Look Back in Anger by Oasis

This 1996 signature song of Oasis, which is one of my favorite too, is also has a connection with literature world. This time the inspiration, especially for the title, come from a play, Look Back in Anger written by John Osborne in 1956. The title play also become a song tittle for David Bowie’s song in the Lodger album.  David Bowie himself has influence for Oasis music.

Body Electric by Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey has several songs that inspired by literature. In her album, Paradise, Del Rey has Body Electric that has a relation with I Sing the Body Electric, Walt Whitman’s poem. The tittle of the poem become the chorus and one of the lines is “Whitman is my daddy, Monaco’s my mother, Diamonds are my bestest friend.”

Another Del Rey’s song that inspired by literature is Off to the Races. There are lines that has references how Humbert Humbert, one of the character in Lolita–a novel written by Vladimir Nabokov, seduced Dolores Haze.


I know that there are only 4 musicians that I took a sample with, mostly, because I know and like those songs. If you know other songs that inspired by literature, and you like them, a comment is very much welcome 😀




Playlist: Yellow Light

To all of you who want to spend a weekend at home, to just sit and sip a cup of tea, or lay back and read a book, or simply want to let your mind wandering around, here’s a slow down tempo playlist.  We are all a devoted worker at weekdays, but now, here comes a weekend, I believe we deserve to enjoy a slow living day; consider it as a yellow light moment before we hit the road again when the green light pop up. That is why I name this playlist Yellow Light. Anyway, here’s hoping you’ll enjoy this playlist 🙂




Playlist: Driving Mood

A couple of weeks ago, I learned for the first time how to drive a car. The first experience driving a car is scary yet exciting. I won’t lie that sometime I doubt myself that I will be able driving a car. Hence, this playlist contains either slow music or totally cheering up melody to uplifting my spirit :))  Hope this playlist will soothe your worry when you are worry and cheering you up if you feel a bit down. Enjoy!


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