Author: Justine McNamara

Live Review: DZ Deathrays – Knitting Factory, Brooklyn New York (20.07.16)

July 23, 2016

Despite being in a small venue in the middle of Williamsburg on a hot and humid New York night, it feels like I’m back at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney. I’m surrounded by Australian accents every which way, drinking beer and about to watch DZ Deathrays. Given it’s a Wednesday night and they’re not […]

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Live Review: Rare Finds’ 1st Birthday ft. Deep Sea Arcade + Lime Cordiale – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney (16.04.16)

April 20, 2016

A number of bands, including Lime Cordiale, Good Boy, Deep Sea Arcade and Lily and the Bellows, took over Oxford Art Factory for Rare Finds‘ first birthday celebration! On the main stage, Lime Cordiale slayed. The band has been on a break from playing live but you wouldn’t have known it, based on their performance. […]

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Live Review: The Vines – Newtown Social Club, Sydney (14.04.16)

April 19, 2016

Craig Nicholls‘ reputation precedes him. As The Vines’ lead singer, he’s been through a lot over the years, but tonight, the music is the focus. We’re treated to stripped back versions of the laid back Vines’ songs, as well as a few covers (spoiler alert, there was no “Ms Jackson”), and the night was enjoyable […]

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Live Review: Gang of Youths – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (09.04.16)

April 12, 2016

As the smell of weed makes its way around the Enmore Theatre, the lights go down and Gang of Youths slowly take the stage to the Rocky theme. Young girls jump up and down in trepidation, their enthusiasm a sign of what’s to come in tonight’s show. Opening with “Restraint and Release”, the crowd sing “So […]

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Festival Review: Fairgrounds – Berry, NSW (05.12.15)

December 9, 2015

The first Fairgrounds Festival in Berry on the South Coast was exactly what festivals should be. A showcase of talent, relaxed and about the music. The Fairgrounds Festival was set up in Berry Showgrounds. Festival goers had access to two stages, a swimming pool, local market, a children’s activity area and a lot of food […]

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Live Review: Grace Turner + Imogen Pemberton – 107 Projects, Sydney (07.10.15)

October 12, 2015

Photo Credit: Zana Kobayashi Grace Turner launched her new EP last week at the intimate, cosy 107 Projects in Redfern. 107 Projects is a tiny venue, that could be at the back of someone’s garage. With mismatched chairs and old lounges randomly placed throughout the space, it’s almost like being in a friend’s shed or […]

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