Friday, July 9th, 2010 by Nicole Norelli

Lior at Artbar. Photo courtesy of Jordan Shields

Lior at Artbar. Photo courtesy of Jordan Shields

Where: ARTBAR, WA Art Gallery
When:  Thursday July 8th

As part of the City of Perth Winter Arts Season, Israeli born-Australian singer-songwriter Lior was super keen to perform to a crowd of just under a hundred after suffering an 11 hour flight to Perth via Adelaide and Sydney. Lior is the 3rd installment of a 4 part winter concert series at the new Artbar, inside the WA Art Gallery.

Supported by the sweet folksy sounds of guitar and violin from local WAMI Songwriter winner Timothy Nelson and surrounded by the new exhibition Relativity by Patricia Puccinini and visual mixing by VJ Zoo, the Artbar refreshes an otherwise cold and empty Art Gallery. Artbar gives you the chance to see the wonderful and weird on exhibit, have a bite to eat, or sip a glass of wine or champagne.

Along with plenty of friendly banter Lior performed a first-class electric acoustic set accompanied by string quartet and double bass. He worked his way through debut album favorites Grey Ocean, Autumn Flow, Daniel and Gypsy Girl, encouraging people to clap along as his makeshift drums.

From second album ‘Corner of An Endless Road’, Lior invited “any beautiful girl who knows the lyrics to “I’ll Forget You” to duet with him onstage. Originally a Sia/Lior duet, an audience member was plucked from the crowd. ‘Karen’ certainly wasn’t shy and harmonized impeccably, making “I’ll Forget You” a highlight of the night. After having been in the studio for months recording, the audience was also able to catch a few of his new songs as tasters for his 3rd album due out in September.

To top the night off, this charming Lior gave the gift of a beautiful encore with Building Ships, and an unsurpassed a capella of a Hebrew prayer song about liberation through compassion that received gasps from an adoring crowd. Make sure to catch Claire Bowditch at Artbar as the last installment of performers for the Winter Arts Season on Thursday the 5th of August.

Photos by Jordan Shields



Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 by John



Kiss My Camera

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 by Nicole Norelli

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Kiss My Camera is a photographic exhibition currently on display at the West Australian Museum in Perth as part of the WAMI’s (the WA Music Industry) showcase happening all this week. The Kiss My Camera exhibition is a new feature to the WAMI showcase, having only been in existence in the last 2 years.

There are 48 images on display tucked away on Level 2 with some of the one’s we think are the best featured on our footage (check out the vid!). The photos are taken of live West Australian musicians, international artists who have played in Perth as well as press and promotional photos for bands. There are some great portraits too, especially a fantastic candid of ex-Xpress Editor Bob Gordon as Paul Stanley from KISS taken by Lisa Businovski.

Kiss My Camera is a lovely little hats off to all those hard working photographers hustling in the media pit making sure the images you see in your local street rag and websites are top notch! And to those who have simply grabbed a great moment by being in the right place at the right time. Congratulations to all the finalists, some of whom we all know well, such as Anthony Tran (Sunset and DrumMedia), Jordan Shields (The Wire), Court McAllister (92.9), Lisa Businovski (Xpress), Jarrad Seng and Bridget Turner just to name a few!

Make sure you check it out before the 12th of July and vote for your favourite photo as well.  A People’s Choice award goes to the photographer whose image is most voted for! Then Kiss My Camera goes on it’s own little musical history tour across regional WA.



Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 by John

MD5 LaunchMD Limited Editions is an arts magazine released quarterly. Each issue of MD Limited Editions showcases work by emerging artists in graphic design, photography, visual art, music, fashion design, writing, and Video-VJ’s.

MD Limited Editions 5: The Photography Issue. This issue features editorials from Esther Tetris, Tom Cramond (Six Thousand), Brad Serls, Dave Adams, Jake Casteldine, Virginia Ivory, Michael Ellis (relative Magazine), Jordan Shields (The West Australian), Nicole Norelli and Alberto Sanchez. That’s ten professional and avid photographers from Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and London.

MD Limited Editions 5 will be launched at The Bird, Thursday March 11 2010. The event is BYO.

MD Limited Editions 5 launch will feature a special Vinyl-only showcase from Naik, Arms in Motion, King Jon Ill and Kit Pop, playing favourites from their treasured record crates.