Topic: music

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    June 10, 2015 5 must-see bands at Come Together Festival

    It’s that time of year again – Come Together Festival at Luna Park Big Top is practically on our doorstep. This year sees the re-introduction of the festival’s original two-day format, with indie music returning to the Sunday. With previous years sporting talent like Grinspoon, Little Birdy, The Presets, British India, Birds of Tokyo and […]

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    What is Eurovision, and why was Australia there?

    On Saturday night, Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw took out the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria. Australia’s Guy Sebastian impressed many with his song ‘Tonight Again’ and eventually finished fifth. So what is Eurovision? And why was Australia, a country about as far from Europe as possible, competing in it?

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    April 28, 2015 So you think you like Adele? Here are six female artists you should listen to

    By now we all know Adele – the British superstar who became a household name following the release of her second full length record 21 in 2011 (can you believe it was released that long ago!?). But her career didn’t start there, having found massive success at home with her debut 19, which saw her […]

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    April 8, 2015 Single of the Week: Tkay Maidza “M.O.B.” | A•STAR x the AU review

    Young Adelaide based artist Tkay Maidza has been absolutely slaying in 2015 so far, from bringing crowds to their knees then making them stomp the hell out of the ground across the country on the Laneway Festival tour to heading overseas to perform at SXSW in Austin, Texas. With her debut album still on the […]

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    March 30, 2015 “Depreston”, by Courtney Barnett | A•STAR x the AU review

    The single of this week on A*STAR belongs to 27-year-old Melbourne artist Courtney Barnett, who released her debut record Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. last week (March 20th) on her own label Milk Records. Currently touring the USA and having won the prestigious Grulke Prize for Developing Non-US artist at […]