170 Russell

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Live Review: Mahalia + Adrian Eagle – 170 Russell St, Melbourne (04.02.20)

February 6, 2020

8pm on a Tuesday night and 170 Russell St was completely sold out. There were no gaps leading up to the stage – no room to move, barely any to breathe. It’s never comfortable to feel like a human sardine, but Mahalia made it well worth it. A self-proclaimed “sexy R&B princess” hailing from Leicester, […]

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Live Review: Wafia + MAY-A + Banoffee – 170 Russel St, Melbourne

January 24, 2020

In 2017, Brisbane-based R&B singer-songwriter Wafia was starting to build her career, singing alongside acts like Vancouver Sleep Clinic and supporting acts like Daughter. Now, in 2020, she’s running her own show and practically selling out 170 Russel St on a Friday night. Modest yet engaging, Wafia truly captivated the audience with both her music […]

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Live Review: Didirri + Ro + Kat Edwards, 170 Russell, Melbourne (30.08.19)

September 3, 2019

Over the weekend Melbourne’s 170 Russell was tuned into the emotional works of Didirri, with a bustling crowd eager to hear his works lining up early the night was a grand success as both Didirri and Ro saw the launch of ‘Tea Stains’ off in Melbourne. The two were joined by Kat Edwards, who opened […]

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Live Review: Polish Club + Approachable Members of Your Local Community + Dulcie – 170 Russell, Melbourne (28.06.19)

July 2, 2019

Melbourne’s 170 Russell St was lit up over the weekend by the high energy soul-rock of Polish Club as a for a big bash celebrating the release of their new album Iguana. The Sydney duo brought along Perth group Dulcie and Melbourne locals Approachable Members of Your Local Community for the party, giving the groups […]

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Live Review: Alex Lahey impresses hometown punters for second gig at 170 Russell

April 19, 2018

It’s been about six months since Alex Lahey headlined a hometown show and she was apparently missed. Two sold-out nights in a row at 170 Russell confirms that. Enjoying the release of her debut record from last year, I Love You Like A Brother; the crowds had more than enough time to become familiar with […]

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Live Review: Anderson .Paak celebrates birthday early with The Free Nationals and a sold out Melbourne crowd

February 8, 2018

Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals would have been one of the only drawcards of this year’s Laneway Festival for me, with Malibu easily coming in as one of my favourite records of 2016. Thankfully, I was one of the few (well, one of almost 2000) who managed to secure a spot inside Melbourne’s 170 Russell […]

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Live Review: Kelela pulls off a brilliant debut of Take Me Apart in Melbourne

January 18, 2018

I’ve loved Kelela‘s music ever since first listening to her Cut 4 Me EP back in 2013 or 2014. Her voice – followed by FKA twigs a few years later – signalled a great resurgence of sultry, rich female driven R&B that now, we’ve seen fully embraced by artists from the US and UK in particular. Where twigs’ […]

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Live Review: Noname ends Australian tour in Melbourne, leaving an impressive mark on a sold out crowd

December 13, 2017

Armed with her acclaimed debut album Telefone, Chicago rapper and recent Australian live music scene debutant Noname attacked her final show in the country (her second sold out show in Melbourne) on Monday with the finesse and confidence of an artist older than her 25 years. Noname’s 170 Russell show was kept tight, with the music wrapping […]

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Live Review: City Calm Down + Middle Kids + Ali Barter – 170 Russell (28.09.16)

October 3, 2016

Supporting last year’s extremely successful debut LP In A Restless House, City Calm Down seem more at home than ever. Straight off the line up from Splendour in the Grass, the electronic-rock band excitably rounded out their month of touring with a string of homegrown gigs at Melbourne’s own 170 Russell. Although a gradual crowd welcomed City Calm […]

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Live Review: Glass Animals – 170 Russell, Melbourne (06.07.16)

July 8, 2016

This week, Glass Animals returned to Australia with a live show that had been so highly anticipated, all shows on their quick east coast run sold out impressively well in record time. Since Australian crowds first fell under the spell of their grooves and eclectic and exotic interpolation of beats and rhythm at the Falls […]

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Live Review: Cold War Kids – 170 Russell, Melbourne (25.03.16)

March 29, 2016

Easter weekend in Australia means Bluesfest, and for those of us down in Melbourne it means sideshows. So many sideshows. Personally, I was most keen for Cold War Kids‘ sold out 170 Russell venture off the back of their fifth LP Hold My Home and first ever chart topping single in “First”. Quite often I’m […]

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