LO AND BEHOLD
She’s a single mother who’s been voted this year’s most powerful celebrity. Now Jennifer Lopez is bringing her Dance Again tour to Australia in December – the first time she’s ever performed down under. Jenny From The Block is heading our way to promote her latest album, Dance Again ... The Hits, a career retrospective that includes some new tracks with guest stars Pitbull and Flo Rida. The tour kicks off at the Perth Arena on Thursday, December 6. Visa cardholders can purchase advance tickets on Tuesday, August 14 until presale tickets sell out at visaentertainment.com.au. Tickets will go on sale to the general public, via Ticketek, on Tuesday, August 21.
R&B megastar Jay Sean is heading down under to impress us with his smooth vocals and infectious beats. The British superstar completely dominated last year with Down and Do You Remember went double platinum in Australia – so we all know you love him. With one show only in WA and supports from Axel Nu and Jerri Demasi, you’d be smart to get in quick for this one. It’s all taking place on Thursday, October 25 at Eve, with tickets on sale now from Ticketek.
ARTY PARTY TYPES
On Friday nights throughout September, October and November, the Art Gallery Of Western Australia will feature an array of cultural delights as some of WA’s most talented local musicians bring life to the Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters exhibition.
The new season kicks off on Friday, September 7, with a performance by Grace Barbé Kreol Acoustic. In proceeding weeks, local acts including Rabbit Island, Milly James, Moustache, Joe Black Trio, Daramad, Taal Naan, Diger Rockwell, Felicity Groom, Davey Craddock and Timothy Nelson & The Infidels will invigorate the gallery with their subtle tunes. Tickets are $19 from 5.30pm every night.
An Evening On the Green launches a summer invasion of Australian rock‘n’roll featuring The Angels With Dave Gleeson, Baby Animals, Ian Moss, James Reyne and Boom Crash Opera who are set to join forces for five mouth-watering hours of irresistible Aus rock classics. This formidable touring ensemble touches down at Kings Park on Saturday, November 17. A lovely hot night in beautiful surrounds, classic rock pumping, good food and wine... no wonder last season’s version of the tour sold out! This year’s celebration is sure to do the same, so get in fast. Tickets to the show will go on sale this Friday, August 17, from adayonthegreen.com.au.
BELIEVE THE HYPE
Hyperfest 2012 is determined to make you more hyper than eating a bag of lollies. The festival has found a new home at the Midland Oval and will take place on Sunday, October 7. Aussie rockers Bluejuice will headline along with Purple Sneaker DJs, hip hop heavyweights Seth Sentry and Grey Ghost, plus noisy rock champions Emperors. Band demo winners The Main Attraction, Rainy Day Women, Monuments, Sound the Rescue and Marksman will be given the chance to play in front of thousands. On the decks throughout the day will be Force DJs and the Silent Disco will be back for its second year. For more information check out hyperfest.com.au. which is proudly presented by X-Press.
It’s been a mere 19 years since post-hardcore/noise rock legends Shellac last toured Australia, but now the wait is finally over. The Chicago band are coming to Australia for the Melbourne International Arts Festival, but staying for a show at the Rosemount Hotel on Thursday, October 25, with special guests Smrts. Best known for their miminal masterpieces Excellent Italian Greyhound, 1000 Hurts, and At Action Park, the band is highly regarded in the underground rock underworld and this show will be a great one to lose some hearing at. Grab your tickets now from Heatseeker, Planet, 78 Records, Mills Records and Star Surf.