Posts Tagged ‘ Shows ’

The Queensland Theatre 2018.


Queensland Theatre’s 2018 Season looks to showcase a range of new, bold and exciting plays that pushed the boundaries of contemporary theatre in Australia. After working with the team on both their new brand and 2017 season, we had the chance to at how the identity might evolve and be refined for a new year.  The season leverages one of Queensland Theatre’s unique traits – the set builders and workshop housed within their building. Working alongside their team, we created eight different sets that told a key aspect of each play. We also introduced physical play titles into the sets, pushing the use of their bespoke custom typeface.
Each set was photographed in its completeness, with panels, props and actors all working in harmony to create images that were a true reflection of the effort that goes into each performance.  With Tim Jones and his team expertly lighting and shooting each of the sets, the results were a series of images that explore the subtleties of each of the plays themes, while retaining a vibrancy that spoke to Queensland Theatre’s unique identity and character.

Avicii To Headline Radio City Music Hall.


“Althouth he’s played sold-out arenas around the world, EDM sensation Avicii makes music history September 27th when he becomes the first DJ to headline a show at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Even envisioning performing at the iconic venue is a shock, the DJ tells Rolling Stone. “It’s unbelievable that I’m going to play there,” says Avicii, born Tim Bergling. “It’s really more of a prestigious thing for me. It’ll be cool that no other DJ has been there before which makes it even more, you know, like a fun thing to do and something that a lot of people I don’t think would have expected.”

Avicii’s Radio City gig was announced yesterday as part of a multi-city North American fall tour that finds the Swedish superstar crisscrossing the continent, touching down at a variety of venues on college campuses, in Las Vegas and at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. The historic Radio City show follows less than a year after his countrymen in Swedish House Mafia became the first EDM act to sell out nearby Madison Square Garden. “It’s been coming for awhile,” Avicii says of the genre’s global takeover, “but this year it’s just skyrocketed. The EDM world is really on top of its game right now.”

The 22-year-old, who recently headlined Lollapalooza perched atop a massive skull-like apparatus, decks at arm’s reach, says a comparatively intimate performance at a venue like Radio City offers fans a chance to better experience his sensory-shaking stage production. “We have done smaller theaters before and it looks amazing,” he says. “Especially then, if it’s not one of those really huge arenas, you can really see the production in its fully glory.” Although Avicii’s nonstop touring affords him little chance to get his hands dirty with such production-related decisions, he says he has complete confidence in the choices his manager and artistic director make. “They do such an amazing job and are so competent,” he says.

Coming off the release of a collaboration with Lenny Kravitz on “Superlove” and his most recent single, “Silhouette,” Avicii says he plans to return to the studio “in a couple of weeks” and has “about 10 or 12″ tracks he’s readying for release. With some vocal touch-ups yet to do, the DJ says he’s aiming to release a slew of tracks later this year or early in 2013. “There’s no lack of music,” he says. “I have a lot of solo releases lined up. There’s going to be a lot of songs.”

But DJ’ing is only part of Avicii’s recent global domination: he’s also the new face of Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply. Is he prepping for a second career as a fashion icon? “I don’t know about that,” he says, laughing. “It just felt right from the first moment they said they wanted to do something together. We were like ‘Yah, let’s go’”

Lil Kim’s “Return of The Queen Tour”.


Taking time off from bashing Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim makes her way around the country on her highly anticipated “Return Of The Queen Tour 2012″ check the method below.

Outlaws And Preachers / b.Funk


It’s no surprise that I’m surrounded by rappers and producers every time I go to work. But when someone asked m recently what I was doing at an indie rock show the other day, I realized it was time to let people know that I’m knee deep in all different types of music.

Outlaws and Preachers

At the show the other night I was blessed to be checking out music from the group Outlaws and Preachers.  They have a ridiculously hyped vibe on stage without falling into the trap that so many other bands land in, (just being a bunch of dudes screaming on stage)  On top of introspective lyrics, and diverse subject matter, all of the Outlaws and Preachers songs have a unique style to them, making any performance they have appealing to almost every different type of listener.  If you want to hear some what they have, you need only click here.

The west coast isn’t the only place where I get down with the band scene.  Back on my home coast, the East is being rocked by the sounds of b.Funk.  When the group’s lead vocalist is emcee B.C. you can expect a mellifluous blend of all different types of musical styles.  Having performed with B.C. in Pennsylvania a few months back, I can tell you that the stage is always dripping with energy, and the fans are never disappointed.  b.Funk recently released a new track entitled  The Underdogs, click the pic to check out the new track, and stay tuned for more news about b.Funk very soon.

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If You Grew Up In The 90’s, You NEED To See This.


I’ve said many times before that I spent the majority of my growing up in the 90’s.  Video games, movies, and television shows were all the building blocks of the person I am today (just like Bob Marley had an influence on my parents).  I came across a video recently that pretty much sums up everything I knew and loved as a kid growing up in the 90’s.  And if you had access to media, you know most of it too.  Check the method.

The Floating Island.


The world’s largest artificial floating island has finished its first week as a major new tourism attraction in Seoul, South Korea.  Seoul‘s Han River will eventually be home to a floating archipelago of three man-made “islets”, but the first island, Viva, opened to the public last week.  At 3,271 square meters, it is the second-largest of the three and is home to a three-storey structure housing a 700-seat convention hall and several other attractions such as restaurants and video games.  There are parks, outdoor terraces and viewing points surrounding the center, while at night, the exterior of the building is illuminated with brightly colored light shows.  When the next islands open in September, the 20,400 square meter complex will offer three cultural centers, featuring performances, water sports and aquatic events.  The islands can accommodate 6,200 people and are set to make the Han River, which 59 million people visited last year, an even more popular tourist spot.  While artificial islands have been constructed before, most famously in Dubai, they have generally been formed by pouring sand on the seabed to create artificial land.  Seoul’s islands take a different approach and actually float on the surface of the river using an enormous buoy secured in place by 28 mooring chains, a design which ensures it can withstand changing river levels and bad weather.  Check the method.