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Photo Gallery: girl in red + Telenova – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne (17.07.24)

Norway’s girl in red is currently in Australia for the latest leg of her DOING IT AGAIN tour, celebrating the release of her second album, I’M DOING IT AGAIN BABY!.  We caught them last night at the Melbourne leg, at Margaret Court Arena. As with her last visit to Australia, the fans were there early to…

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Photo Gallery: Omar Apollo – Festival Hall, Melbourne (15.07.24)

Omar Apoll0 returned to our shores this week, for the first time since 2020. The GRAMMY-nominated, Billboard 100-climbing singer-songwriter is fresh off the back of his latest album God Said No, with Australian audiences being treated to the very first live shows since its release. The project is marked with emotional vulnerability wrapped in often…

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DZ Deathrays

DZ Deathrays finish the “Black Rat” tour in Adelaide hot and sweaty

DZ Deathrays have been performing their brand of hard rock for around sixteen years now. It’s been ten years since the release of the album Black Rat, so what better excuse to tour the country. While the album was released by Simon Ridley and Shane Parsons as a  duo, they’ve since added Lachlan Ewbank to…

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Photo Gallery: Mildlife – Northcote Theatre, Melbourne (06.07.24)

Groove-masters Mildlife played to a great crowd last weekend, packing out the 1400 seat capacity of Northcote Theatre. Punters were scrounging for tickets in the lead-up to Saturday, with the Tixel page insanely popular for the show. The Melbourne-based psychedelic jazz group played well into their fusion genre, with moody lighting and minimal on-stage interaction….

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Photo Gallery: Hockey Dad + Militarie Gun + The Belair Lip Bombs – Margaret Court Arena (05.07.24)

Margaret Court Arena was treated to a triple threat last week, with Hockey Dad’s Rebuild Repeat tour stopping off in Melbourne. With a fourth studio album on the way, the stellar duo of childhood friends Zach Stephenson and Billy Hemming still pack a punch through their long-standing presence in the Australian scene, filling out the GA…

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Photo Gallery: POND get Stung! at Melbourne’s Northcote Theatre (28.06.24)

Last night, one of Australia’s finest psych rock outfits POND lit up Melbourne’s Northcote Theatre for a massive sold out show. The group are currently on tour in support of their 10th LP, Stung! They hit the stage with an epic setlist that kicked off with “Daisy” and closed with “Toast”, before a two track…

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Photo Gallery: Marlon Williams – Melbourne Recital Centre (20.06.24)

Marlon Williams graced the Melbourne Recital Centre for night two out of three of his An Evening with Marlon Williams tour. Presented as a stripped-back version of his usual energy-filled sets, the stunning historic theatre setting warmed up the chilly Melbourne crowd. Williams’ was his usual affable self, garnering laughs and applause interspersed with immense quiet from…

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Photo Gallery: Dirty Three + Laura Jean – Enmore Theatre (20.06.24)

Dirty Three conquered a sold out Enmore Theatre with support from the very talented Laura Jean Led by the wild man of rock and roll Warren Ellis on violin/viola/piano, Jim White on drums and Mick Turner on guitar. The threesome mesmerised their fans with an energetic display that ripped out the soul out of all…

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Photo Gallery: The Paper Kites + Hannah Cameron – The Tivoli, Brisbane (14.06.24)

The Paper Kites flew into Brisbane on Friday night for a joyous evening at the perfectly suited Tivoli Theatre to deliver songs from their latest album At The Roadhouse, plus covering many of the beautifully crafted songs we’ve all grown to fall in love with over their last 10 or so years. Hannah Cameron, accompanied…

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Photo Gallery: The Rions + Blusher + Park Rd – The Triffid, Brisbane (14.06.24)

The Rions rocked the stage at The Triffid in Brisbane last night as part of their sold-out Sweet Cocoon Tour. Supported by both Park Rd and Blusher, this night was truly one to remember. Since forming in 2016, this four-piece indie rock band from Sydney’s Northern Beaches has continually reached new heights. Emerging from the…

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Photo Gallery: Pond + Delivery – Carriageworks, Vivid Sydney (14.06.23)

Pond played to a packed out Carriageworks for Vivid Sydney on a very wet Sydney night and I’m calling it gig of the year 2024! Supported by the excellent Melbourne garage-punk outfit Delivery. With the imminent release of Pond’s 10th studio album Stung! we were treated to new songs “(I’m) Stung”, “Neon River”, “Black Lung”…

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Photo Gallery: Marlon Williams – The Tivoli, Brisbane (12.06.24)

‘An Evening With Marlon Williams‘ was simply that, a seated theatre style show with Marlon alone on stage… sometimes acapella with his head covered by a hoodie and lit by dark orange lights, or joyously dancing around the stage with his soaring voice guiding us to another world. An intimate, personal and at times very…

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Photo Gallery: Luke Hemmings – Palais Theatre, Melbourne (12.06.24)

Luke Hemmings has well and truly redefined himself. The Syndey-born musician’s career, who now spends most of his time in Los Angeles, was born out of the successful boyband 5 Seconds of Summer. Though remnants of their adoration were clear at his Melbourne show on Wednesday, with an ample amount of screaming fans – it’s…

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Photo Gallery: Deerhoof + Annie Hamilton – Machine Hall, Vivid Sydney (13.06.24)

San Francisco’s experimental awesome foursome rock band Deerhoof played at the newest and coolest Sydney venue Machine Hall for Vivid Sydney supported by the wonderful Annie Hamilton playing solo. Deerhoof dazzled with their punchy eclectic pop tunes with bassist and lead vocalist Satomi Matsuzaki dancing and kicking her way for what was a delightful fun…

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Photo Gallery: Good Morning + Cool Sounds – Melbourne Recital Centre, RISING Festival, Melbourne (06.06.24)

RISING Festival this year, as much as any other year, is well known for its headline acts. The winter festival takes place in the heart of Melbourne city for only two weeks and never fails to deliver a stellar selection of music and arts programming. Good Morning reunited for a special hometown show this time…

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Photo Gallery: San Cisco + Brockhoff – YES , Manchester (09.06.24)

Freemantle’s San Cisco are on the tail end of a two-week blast around Europe, touring their fabulous new album, Under The Light. They’ve hit Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, followed up by a handful of shows in England. I caught them last night in Manchester, and they were on top form. It was a packed…

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Photo Gallery: Fever Ray – Vivid Live Sydney Opera House (05.06.24)

Swedish singer-songwriter Karin Dreijer under the alias Fever Ray and one half of the electronic music due The Knife dazzled with an impressive set at Sydney Opera House as part of Vivid Live. Pete Dovgan was there to capture the night.

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Photo Gallery: Angie McMahon + Annie-Rose Maloney – Forum, Melbourne (31.05.24)

Angie McMahon returned to Melbourne in full force for night three of her sold-out Forum takeover. The hometown show was filled with warmth, the crowd holding space for McMahon just as much as she was for them. The trajectory of her 2023 record Light, Dark, Light Again is well known by now, earning her incredible critical…

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Photo Gallery: Montell Fish – Northcote Theatre, Melbourne (01.06.24)

Pittsburgh-native Montell Fish touched down in Melbourne on Friday for the VIC leg of his AUS/NZ Intercession Before Charlotte tour. From the get-go, Fish’s performance is rife with emotion and vulnerability – the singer draped in moody strobes and a mask. The costume references his alto-ego dj gummy bear, the moniker he also releases music under. Throughout…

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Photo Gallery: Underworld – Vivid Live Sydney Opera House – The Concert Hall (30.05.24)

Electric dance wizards Underworld dazzled with visuals and a high energy two sets show that had the punters out of their seats dancing like a rave party from the 90s. Vivid Sydney again delivered an amazing light show, not to be missed. Pete Dovgan was their to capture the moments.   Set 1 Low Burn…

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Photo Gallery: The Great Escape – Day 3 ft. Battlesnake, Gretta Ray, The Southern River Band & more (18.05.24)

The rain had lifted and whilst the sun might not have been shining, day 3 of The Great Escape had another action-packed lineup. Heading back to the TGE Beach stages, the Australian contingent was in full force again – occupying all three stages during the afternoon. Tamara & the Dreams was first up, an act we’ve…

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Photo Gallery: The Snuts – Northcote Theatre, Melbourne (23.05.24)

Indie-rockers The Snuts took over Northcote Theatre last night for their Millenials tour. The Scottish four-piece brought incredible energy to a cold Melbourne Thursday night, keeping the crowd geared up throughout their set. Highlights included latest release “Millionaires” and “Always”. Eloise Coomber was there to capture the action. The Snuts Setlist Novastar Millionaires Yoyo Hallelujah…

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Photo Gallery: The Great Escape – Day 2 ft. Lauren Mayberry, Chinchilla, Lauran Hibberd & more (17.05.24)

The sun came up for day 2 of The Great Escape, and The Beach Stages at TGE Beach Brighton were a great place to catch some action. Before that however, The Spanish Wave demanded a visit, at the iconic Horatio’s at the end of Brighton Pier. Each Great Escape has a feature country, and this…

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Photo Gallery: The Great Escape – Day 1 ft. Australia Sounds Like showcase and more (16.05.24)

The Great Escape kicked off in Brighton on Thursday, and for the Australian contingent it was a busy and succesful day. What started out as twenty-three Australian acts scheduled, had expanded to over thirty by the end of the day. Sounds Australia, in partnership with Tourism Australia and The Australian High Commission in the UK…

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Photo Gallery: Sleepy Benjamin – Fat Dumpling, Brisbane (18.05.24)

Just over a year since gracing the stage at Fat Dumpling in Fortitude Valley, Sleepy Benjamin is back better than ever, preforming to a crowd doubled in size! This intimate performance created a unique and immersive experience, with the artist and audience connection at the forefront of this show. With the setlist featuring covers of…

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Photo Gallery: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets + Spoon Benders – Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto (15.05.24)

Supported by Portland up-and-comers Spoon Benders, Australia’s own Psychedelic Porn Crumpets gave everyone exactly what they needed in their largest Canadian show to date. You can read my full review HERE, and here are all the photos from the night! Psychedelic Porn Crumpets continue their tour around the US and Canada. Dates are HERE are at the…

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Photo Gallery: Jungle – Festival Hall, Melbourne (17.05.24)

Jungle paid a visit to Festival Hall on Friday for one night only on their Volcano world tour. The UK dance project seems to have been reborn this year, with their huge track “Back on 74” garnering over 185 million streams and globally praised for the artistic videos alongside the single’s release. The Melbourne crowd proved that…

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Ixaras

Photo Gallery: ixaras – Brunswick Street Mall, Brisbane (11.05.24).

Born and raised in Brisbane, Ixaras was the perfect choice to book for this free, all-ages gig in Brunswick Street Mall on Saturday! She rocked the stage at 6 pm, leaving the crowd wanting more. And then, out of nowhere, she treated us to an impromptu encore! With her truely unique indie, pop-rock sound she’s…

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Photo Gallery: Middle Kids + Mia Wray – Forum, Melbourne (10.05.24)

It’s been almost exactly a year since Middle Kids last played in Melbourne, and their success since has been nothing short of spectacular. Coming off an international tour with Jimmy Eat World and now celebrating their third album Faith Crisis Pt 1, the Sydney trio played a spectacular show in the wake of their latest release….

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Photo Gallery: The Vaccines + Everything Everything – The Tivoli, Brisbane (10.05.24).

The Vaccines and Everything Everything are a perfect co-headline Friday night out at The Tivoli in Brisbane. Both of these UK indie stalwarts have a dedicated fan base with clearly a lot of crossover tonight between both. Every word to every song is sung in full chorus as the night delivers a masterclass in guitar…

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