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 Nicholas Kennedy

Poliça + Jaala @ Melbourne Recital Centre, 31.05.2016

Poliça + Jaala @ Melbourne Recital Centre, 31.05.2016

I spent the first few minutes of Polica’s set at the Melbourne Recital Centre wondering whether or not this whole ‘sitting down’ thing was going to work for a band that, as I understood them, thumped and grooved enough in a way that might warrant a little boogie. Sitting down seems so academic, so chin […]

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Hinds + The Creases + Tempura Nights @ The Foundry, 07.05.2016

Hinds + The Creases + Tempura Nights @ The Foundry, 07.05.2016

By Sebastian Keim Tempura Nights start out like a band born in an era when reverb was cheap – simple three chords patterns and a haze of guitar recalling the early days of Best Coast, Wavves and all those other bands that have faded in my memory like the faded polaroids of Californian beach scenes […]

 Ben Green

In Words: Deradoorian + Sunbeam Sound Machine + Andrew Tuttle @ The Zoo, 17.04.2016

In Words: Deradoorian + Sunbeam Sound Machine + Andrew Tuttle @ The Zoo, 17.04.2016

“There’s not much open on a Sunday night in Brisbane,” laments Angel Deradoorian. “We ended up eating in the food court in the mall.” Our well-loved Chinatown is less than a block away and there’s a rash of bars copying the fried fare of her native California. But as any local who’s been asked for […]

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Madonna @ BEC, 16.03.2016

Madonna @ BEC, 16.03.2016
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Calexico @ Hamer Hall, Melbourne 2 March 2016 and Meeniyan Town Hall 4 March 2016

Calexico @ Hamer Hall, Melbourne 2 March 2016 and Meeniyan Town Hall 4 March 2016

by Venita Munir Firm Melbourne favourites, Calexico, have toured Australia four times over the last twelve years and this year they bring a seven-piece outfit from Tucson, Arizona to promote their eighth album, 2015’s Edge of the Sun. Their first concert is at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall, with the crowd a dichotomy of die-hard fans and Arts […]

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AC/DC @ QSAC, Brisbane, 12.11.2015: Is it OK to Like AC/DC?

AC/DC @ QSAC, Brisbane, 12.11.2015: Is it OK to Like AC/DC?

Rock or Bust We be a guitar band We play across the land Shootin’ out tonight Gonna keep you up alright I’ll wager that almost every review you read of one of these Australian AC/DC shows will be written by a male reviewer. Chances are that they were also probably born in the 1970s and […]

 Cookiedou

Tame Impala @ Riverstage, 21.11.2015

Tame Impala @ Riverstage, 21.11.2015

A lot has happened since the last time Tame Impala announced a national tour back in 2013 after the release of their second album. The Perth-based psychadelic rock band’s loyal and intimate following transformed into international success. Lonerism won countless “Album of the Year” titles by the likes of Rolling Stone and Triple J. Moreover, […]

 Lee Adcock

Hannah Golightly’s First Headliner at the Trew Era Café – 17 September, 2015

Hannah Golightly’s First Headliner at the Trew Era Café – 17 September, 2015

As told by Helen McCookerybook Photo of Hannah Golightly by Hayley Taylor Graphic by Hannah Golightly I love gigs like this. The cafe was packed and the gig had already started when I got there at about 6.30. There was a duo singing, two guys, one on bass and one on guitar, singing mellow early […]

 Everett True

Not a real conversation | Micachu and the Shapes live

Not a real conversation | Micachu and the Shapes live

Hey. Hey. I enjoyed your show.  You rocked, the way only ladies can rock.  I’ve been waiting eight years to see you play live.  No disappointments there. Yeah?  Thanks man.   Loved the fact you only played for around – what was it? – 35 minutes.  No chance of boredom.  Loved the grungy minimalism.  You […]

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The Saints + The Tuts @ Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa, UK, 27.05.15

The Saints + The Tuts @ Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa, UK, 27.05.15

By Thom Ryan Leamington Spa is about as far away from the beach in England as you can get. It just re-elected a Tory MP and sustains itself on the memory of that time Queen Victoria stayed the night in 1838. Having lived most of my life in Brisbane, I didn’t expect to see The […]

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