Gigs and Festivals Alert

Gigs and Festivals in April 2016

Hello folks.

April is already coming. For all of you who lived around Asia and Australia or already have a plan to take a trip to Asia or Australia, why don’t you try to attend some awesome gigs  that will be held this April. Yes, there are so many exciting names in this list and here are the schedule for some gigs this April.

1st April 2016  

Tigertown  –  Newtown, New South Wales, Australia

2nd April 2016   

Tigertown  –  Northcote, Victoria, Australia

3rd April 2016    

Tigertown  –  Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia

8th April 2016    

Tigertown  –  Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

9th April 2016   

Tigertown  –  Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia

10th April 2016

Daughters  –  Enmore Theater, Newtown, NSW, Australia

Lapsley (with Travis)  –  Tokyo Dome City Hall, Japan

11th April 2016    

Daughters  –  170 Russell, Melbourne, Australia

14th April 2016    

Daughters  –  Ebisu Liquid Room, Tokyo, Japan

15th April 2016  

Tigertown  –  Adelaide, South Australia

Bennet  –  The Royal Hotel, Gympie, Queensland, Australia

21st April 2016      

Tame Impala  –  The Star Theater, Singapore

23rd April 2016 

Tame Impala  –  Urbanscapes, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Vance Joy  –  Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia

MS MR  –  South Maitland, NSW, Australia

24th April 2016   

Vance Joy  –  Sydney Opera House, Australia

MS MR  –  University of Canberra, Australia

25th April 2016  

Vance Joy  –  Sydney Opera House, Australia

MS MR  –  Oakbank, South Australia

Tame Impala  –  Zepp, Tokyo, Japan

28th April 2016 

MS MR  –  Metro Theater, Sydney, Australia

Of Monster and Men  –  The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley, Australia

29th April 2016

MS MR  –  The Prince Bandroom, Melbourne, Australia

Of Monster and Men  –  The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Tame Impala  –  Parkir Timur Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia

30th April 2016  

Vance Joy  –  Riverstage, Brisbane, Australia

Of Monster and Men  –  Prince of Wales Showgrounds, VIC, Australia

 

For Japan, Malaysia, and Australia’s gigs, you can buy the ticket from www.songkick.com

For Singapore’s gigs, you can buy the ticket from www.sistic.com.sg

For Indonesia’s gigs, you can buy the ticket from www.kiostix.com

Enjoy the music…!!!

Elsa

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In Our Humble Opinion

9 Things You Should Know About Record Store Day

For a fan of physical album, I bet Record Store Day is one of the ‘holy’ days for you. According to the Record Store Day website, this annual event will be held again in the next of 20 days. But, if you haven’t heard about Record Store Day, here’s some fun facts about Record Store Day

9 Things You Should Know About Record Store Day

Record Store Day 2016

  1. Record Store Day is a dedicated day to celebrate the love of buying physical albums and keeping the culture of the independently owned record store alive. This celebration founded in 2007 and always held on the third Saturday of April which is why this year Record Store Day will be held in April 16.
  2. RSD founded by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave, and Brian Poehner in Baltimore, USA.
  3. Although we only celebrate RSD in one day, the RSD organization keeps the official website alive. They also provides promotions, marketing, even contests to support independent stores.
  4. On this special day, the participant stores usually will hold festivities, like meet & greets with artist and performances.
  5. What makes RSD more special is the special limited cd and vinyl release from musicians who participated in RSD. Also, this limited collections are only distributed to shops participating in the event.
  6. The celebration of RSD began to grow internationally, including in the UK, Ireland, Japan, Canada, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Germany, since 2009.
  7. Since 2010 there’s an official ambassador of RSD to spread the news of how important the stores to musicians. For 2016, Metallica is the official ambassador.
  8. In Indonesia, RSD began to be celebrated since 2010. The celebrations isn’t only held in Jakarta, but also in the other cities, like Bandung, Yogyakarta, Malang, Solo, Palu, Samarinda, and Makassar.
  9. Although the main purpose of RSD is to help people buying physical albums and keep independent stores alive, this event gathers some critics. One of the critics is about the effect of limited releases that being re-sold, mostly online, just hours after the event end with inflated prices.

Apart from the critics, RSD is still one of the efficient way to help both musicians and music lover to gather around and talking about music, more than just selling and buying music. Here’s one good quote from Nick Hornby that I think could describe the role of RSD.
“Yes, yes, I know. It’s easier to download music, and probably cheaper. But what’s playing on your favourite download store when you walk into it? Nothing, that’s what. Who are you going to meet in there? Nobody. Where are the notice boards offering flatshares and vacant slots in bands destined for superstardom? Who’s going to tell you to stop listening to that and start listening to this? Go ahead and save yourself a couple of quid. The saving will cost you a career, a set of cool friends, musical taste and, eventually, your soul. Record stores can’t save your life. But they can give you a better one.”

Ika

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