Friday, April 29, 2011

Weekend Gig Guide: Naughty by Nature, Groovin' The Moo and more

Groovin' The Moo Festival

Groovin' the Moo festival is back this year with an epic line up, including UNCLE, Darwin Deez, The Wombats, Art vs Science, Cut Copy and many more. It kicks off at 12pm at the Prince of Wales Showground in Bendigo this weekend.

Details: Saturday, April 30th, Bendigo

Skrillex, Oxford Art Factory

Taking time out from his tour of Creamfields, Skrillex hits Sydney's Oxford Art Factory this weekend for an intimate and pumping set.

Details: Friday April 29th, tickets $33 on the door, Oxford Art Factory

Naughty by Nature, Academy Nightclub

Naughty by Nature are in the middle of their 20th anniversary tour (yep, they're the true veterans of hip hop), and to celebrate they are heading to Canberra this weekend for an all mighty reunion party. You'd be crazy to miss this one chance gig Canberra kids.

Details: Friday April 29th, Academy Nightclub, tickets $40-$45

The Happening: Deadmau5 Tours Creamfields

Deadmau5 is currently on tour for Creamfields and we've been following his personal photo diary of the tour. Here are a few pics of the mayhem so far!

Images courtesy of

Thursday, April 28, 2011

World at Large: ZANEROBE's Canadian Showroom

Check out our refurbished showroom in Canada. The boys at Young and Affluent gave it a sprucing with our brand new collection. Looking good!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Happening: Carbon Style, Design & Culture Festival

It's times like these we really wish we lived in Melbourne. Carbon festival is launching next week April 29th in Melbourne and is a celebration of all things contemporary style, design and culture. The festival will see a number of talented industry folk discuss their achievements, challenges and experiences, and various art shows, parties and the like will accompany each talk for the duration of the festival.

Those speaking include artists Anthony Lister and Beci Orpin, Matt Noffs of Gideon Shoes, Alex Weiland of Acclaim Magazine and many more. All the details you need are sitting over here, including ticket info and times. Head along for some inspiration.

Darren McMullen in ZANEROBE Suit at the Thor Premiere

Darren McMullen wore one of our suits to the recent premiere of Thor in Australia. Our suiting range is available exclusively at David Jones in Australia. 

For any information regarding our fine tailoring email

The Happening: Jack Entwistle comes 1st in Regional Northern Beaches Surfing Comp

If you read our blog regularly you'll have seen this talented kid before- Jack Entwistle is a competitive surfer on Sydney's northern beaches. He recently placed 1st in the U18's Regional Northern Beaches comp and 2nd for the Open men's category and he has a whole lot more ahead of him. Here are some snaps of Jack in action.

Images courtesy of:, and Al Ashworth

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

World at Large: Looking at Music 3.0 Exhibition-MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art in New York is home to a number of the world's leading exhibitions, but one that really caught our eye is Looking at Music 3.0

The exhibition looks at the influence of music upon the art world with a specific focus on movements from the 80's and 90's in New York. Think street art, performance artists and underground clubs- this is where Looking at Music 3.0 gains its inspiration from. A number of artists and musicians alike feature in the exhibition, from hip hop pioneers Beastie Boys and Run DMC to street activist artist Keith Haring, this is one exhibition for anyone who was intrigued by the creative underground world of the 80's and 90's. 

If you're going to check out the exhibition, we suggest heading on May 5th as the whole place will be turned into a live music performance featuring a DJ set by Adam Horovitz of Beastie Boys (we'd be there if we could!) 

Keith Haring drawing in the subway- 1985

Other artists and musicians will also be there to sign posters and what not, including Kathleen Hanna of Le Tigre and creative director of Def Jam Recordings, Cey Adams (oh and there will be a bar, just to add to the fun.)

Beastie Boys being cool

Looking at Music 3.0 closes on May 30th. 

Images courtesy of: (photo by Tseng Kwong Chi)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

World at Large: Dirty Radio at Sapphire Nite Club- Canada

Dirty Radio played to a packed club in Kelowna, Canada last weekend. He told us the gig was freezing but the band warmed up on stage, playing to hoards of screaming fans!

ZR Wheeler shirt- available online 

ZR Supreme tee- at selected stockists

Monday, April 18, 2011

RSVP: Miami Horror Final Aussie Tour

Miami Horror will be playing their final tour in Australia in June/July before they relocate to the US. Get in quick for tickets, they are bound to sell fast.

Details here

Friday, April 15, 2011

Weekend Gig Guide-Australia


The kids at FBi radio know a thing or two about music, and they have created a new weekly event in Kings X called Club Future Beat. It's a rainy night in Sydney, so even more reason to shack up in a club with heaps of other music revellers. 

Deets: Friday 15th April, Kings Cross hotel. Tickets $5-10


Hailing from the electronic city of the world, Berlin, Oliver Koletzki is playing in Melbourne this weekend with his unique mix of electro house, alongside Fran Live and Chris Tietjen. We wish we could make it! 

Deets: Friday 15th April, Roxanne Parlour, tix are $20


Yep, you heard right, those old hip hop legends from way back are, well, back. And they are touring this weekend in Brisbane. Krayzie Bone and Wish Bone have worked with some of the biggest names in hop hop history in their time including Notorious B.I.G and 2Pac! Bones Thugs n Harmony won't be touring forever, so don't miss out! 

Deets: April 15th, Fitzy's Loganholme, tickets $48.60

Design Collective: Christian Weber's Minimalist Landscapes

We're loving these minimalist landscapes by artist Christian Weber...

Shot in Blackline, Latigo Canyon.

Images courtesy of Christian Weber

Thursday, April 14, 2011

ZANEROBE Suiting in Mad Men Inspired Shoot

New Idea magazine featured our ZANEROBE fine tailoring in a Mad Men inspired shoot, worn by Actor Daniel Amalm from hit TV show Rescue.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Fashion: ZANEROBE Buck Leather Jacket at David Jones

Our popular Buck leather jacket is another Winter warmer for all of us here in Australia as we head into the chillier months. Check it out in store at David Jones.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Music: Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme cover Billie Jean

We had to steal this little gem from the crew over at Booooooom blog!  Stop what you're doing, and have a listen..

Monday, April 11, 2011

RSVP: ZANEROBE head to Coachella

Some of the ZR crew have jetted off this week to the US in preparation of Coachella festival! We will be blogging, snapping and generally causing mayhem at Coachella and around the US in the coming weeks, so stay updated here to find out what we're up to!

Shout out if you're heading along too!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Weekend Gig Guide around Australia!

SIDWHO? (Empire of the Sun) and Kano

If you're already a fan of Empire of the sun and The Swiss, then you may have secretly been a fan of SIDWHO? this whole time. The talented member of both successful bands also dabbles in some amazing solo work, and he is playing this Saturday in Melbourne, alongside Kano and Tom Pollard.

Details: New Guernica, 322 Little Collins st, Melbourne. Tix $15-$20

SUNHAZE, Future classic dj's

The Future Classic dj's hold a weekly event at the old Alexandria Hotel every Sunday and we felt we should show them a bit of love this week. Head along for a beer or 3 from 3-8pm every Sunday and kick off the new week in style.

Details: 3-8pm at Alexandria Hotel (FREE!)


Creamfields is back this year and we have to say, it's looking better than ever before. Deadmau5 is headlining. Enough said. But if that isn't enough for you, there is also the huge line up below. Tickets are already on sale and it's only a few weeks away.

Details: 23rd April and May 1st

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Design Collective: COMBO- A Collaborative Animation

We pinched this off our buddies over at Lost at E Minor, and we can't stop watching it! COMBO is a collaborative animation by artists Blu and David Ellis. This deserves serious credit!

ZR Style Picks: New Knit Wear

As we head into the cooler months here in Australia, we're keeping warm in these brand new knits...

Shop our knit wear here

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Design Collective: Robert Longo for Supreme Skateboards

American artist Robert Longo has long been respected in the art world for his unique style in painting and sculpture. Longo's most well known works erupted into the art world back in the 1980's, where the artist reflected sharply dressed business men dancing and contorting. Largely influenced by mass media growing up, Longo's aesthetic continues to be recognisable to this day.

His most recent work focuses directly on youth culture, as Longo has teamed up with Supreme Skateboards to create a series of artworks for some pretty cool decks. The decks will be available for sale from April 7th.

Check out the boards below (also a shout out to the guys at Contemporary Standard for bringing this collaboration to our attention!)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

We Interview Fat Freddy's Drop!

We recently had a chat to Fat Freddy's Drop keyboardist, Dobie Blaze (aka Iain Gordon) about travelling in a band of 7 mates, kissing Erykah Badu and having a food addiction on the road. Enjoy.

ZR: We recently watched you guys at both the Sydney and Gold Coast Good Vibes festival, and you played a great set for both! What's happening next for the band, any upcoming gigs?

DB: Good Vibes was amazing. Helps when you get to watch Erykah Badu every night before you go on! I kissed her...did so. Unforgettable festival and so thankful we were included on the bill and that I got to kiss Erykah Badu...totally did! Currently we're in the new studio writing/jamming in Wellington. We have a few NZ dates coming up, a weekend in Brisbane at the Tivoli at the end of May, then off to Europe for most of June.

ZR: You guys joined back in 1999, what's it like working and travelling in a big group together?

DB: It's amazing. We're lucky as. It's always a good buzz turning up to the airport. It's all happy happy 'yo whassup bro, howsit going chur chur' hug hug. We get to see Europe at least once a year. Visit friends, play gigs, have a party, shop,'s a blast! It has its challenges for sure...long flights, too much brown food, overnight bus trips, sharing rooms, too much party etc etc. Over a long period it can do your head in.

Normally someone cracks, has a tanty, has a cry, and then everything's fine again...until the next time. These days it's a lot better though. We have the dream team tour and production management in NZ and Europe, all girls of course, who really know how to handle boys, so there's not so much fight club these days. Once on stage of course, any grievance goes totally out the window and it's all about the music and the audience.

ZR: Your live shows are packed with energy and soul. Do you guys have any unique pre-show tactics to get you ready to perform?

DB: Everyone just does their own thing. Some iron and stand in front of the mirror deciding what to wear for ages, some sip vin rouge and play chess, some warm up their voices, fingers, legs, and some sit round and chew the fat. Then everyone has a shot and it's on with the show.

ZR: What has been your most memorable gig so far?

DB: Good Vibes. It was the last one so I can remember it! Seriously though, there have been so many along the way. The ones that are a challenge often come to the forefront. Glastonbury for the mud, Pyramid Rock for the wind, Womad Taranaki when the PA blew up.

Me being a food addict, I also remember gigs by the food. Like when the boys from the Sydney fish market turned up with heaps of prawns and bugs and other beautiful seafood. Or in Paris when a friend turned up with a sack of oysters, and shucked them for us backstage, then cracked open the bubbles. There was also Toulouse, when the chef/owner of the beautiful Le Bikini, cooked us the hugest charolais steak or in Lisbon, with the huge crabs and white port, Allicante and Manollos paella..ahhh I'm hungry now, when are we going again?

ZR: Are there any new releases coming up that we should be looking forward to?

DB: Workin' on it...

To check out Fat Freddy's Drop upcoming gigs, head here. 

All images courtesy of Fat Freddy's Drop (photographer Yuichi Ikeda)

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Happening: ZANEROBE Presents Wolfgang Gartner- North America Tour

We're sponsoring the talented Wolfgang Gartner on his North American tour this month when he plays at Republic Nightclub, in Winnipeg, Canada. Head along on April 14th!

We also have a rad deal for you all- if you turn up in ZANEROBE you get in for FREE! Save yourself $20 and head along in your ZR gear...

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Happening: Claude VonStroke in New York

We're big fans of Claude VonStroke here at ZRHQ (some may say we're obsessed) and every month Claude presents an epic party in New York. Dirtybird is happening again this weekend at APT in New York's meat packing district.

Details: April 1st, APT Club (419 W. 13th St., New York, NY 10014  40.74067  -74.006746
nr. Washington St). It starts at 10pm and tickets are $10. Get along.

Weekend Gig Guide around Australia- guaranteed fun times inside

It's the first day of April and what better way to kick off the month than with a huge range of events around the country! Our top pick this week is the Sunsets on Summer party in Adelaide (which we are proudly sponsoring!) Head along for a rad time, guaranteed.

Adult Disco 1st Birthday, The Civic

The music makers over at Future Classic hold a weekly event at The Civic each Saturday called Adult Disco, and this week celebrates their 1st birthday! They have had a number of artists grace their decks over the past year including Friendly Fires, Flight Facilities and Tensnake. Music for the 1st birthday will be spun by the Future Classic dj's all night long!

Details: Saturday 2nd April, The Civic Hotel

Sunsets on Summer, Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club

ZANEROBE are sponsoring Sunsets on Summer, being held this Sunday. Seabellies are headlining along with a rad line up of support acts, and the booze will be flowing! Get along for a fun time. 

Details: Sunday 3rd April, 3pm start. Tix on door

One Night Stand, Triple J party, Tumby Bay

Triple J are the kings of Australian music and they are hosting a free gig in Adelaide at Tumby bay this weekend. Birds of Tokyo, Art vs Science and The Jezabels are all playing- and did we mention it's free!?

Details: Tumby Bay Oval, Sat 2nd April, free gig

The Ashton Shuffle LIVE, Villa

Triple J, inthemix and Boomtick present The Ashton Shuffle LIVE in Perth this weekend. The guys are set to drop their album Seventeen Past Midnight and this party is going to be big!

Details: Saturday 2nd April, Villa