Live Music

Live Review: Laufey transfixed her Oxford Art Factory crowd in Sydney

June 13, 2023

Who is Laufey? Well, a simple search will reveal that they are a figure in Norse mythology and the mother of Loki. But in reality, it is the first name of an Icelandic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist that has brought the world of jazz, bossa-nova and to a whole new generation. She has delivered her jazz-infused […]

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Live Review: AURORA + Blusher – The Palais Theatre, Melbourne (09.03.23)

March 13, 2023

Melbourne came alive with love on Thursday night as Norwegian sensation AURORA closed out her sold-out run of shows on ‘The Gods We Can Touch’ tour, in Australia. The location was a perfect choice, with AURORA and her band’s performance fitting the beauty of St Kilda’s Palais Theatre unquestionably complimenting her style and tone. The […]

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Photo Gallery: AURORA + Blusher – The Palais Theatre, Melbourne (09.03.23)

March 13, 2023

AURORA closed out The God’s We Can Touch tour with a whimsical blend of humour, meaning, and fun on Thursday night. Alongside her opener “Blusher”, the night went off without a hitch and was a fantastic way to see off the tour.

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Live Review: Carly Rae Jepsen delivers pure pop precision – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (07.03.23)

March 8, 2023

The queues outside the Enmore Theatre as doors opened were indicative that even a Tuesday night, after two of the hottest days in years in Sydney and World Pride only just in the rear-view mirror, wasn’t going to stop the rabid Carly Rae Jepsen fans from turning out and partying. You may be excused for […]

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Photo Gallery: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (11.02.23)

February 16, 2023

Laneway 2023 was a fantastic showing of both Australian and International acts. For the first time, the Melbourne leg of the festival was held at Flemington Racecourse and proved to be a fantastic day of music. See more below! And you can read Dan’s review of the day HERE

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Live Review: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Sydney Showground (05.02.23)

February 8, 2023

The return of St. Jerome’s Laneway felt much needed and right, but not as familiar as we remember it, unless of course you remember the Big Day Out. The Sydney Showgrounds site, including the cavernous Boiler Room (version 2.0) on a 25+ degree summer’s day has been the location for many classic festival experiences and […]

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Live Review: The Lumineers + Hollow Cove – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, (18.11.22)

November 20, 2022

While the weather was cold outside, it was a night of warmth and music at Margaret Court arena, as it hosted Colorado heavyweights, The Lumineers. Hollow Coves were a great opening act for The Lumineers. The duo from Brisbane put on a fantastic set and allowed the atmosphere to rise throughout their performance as the […]

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Photo Gallery: Ball Park Music + King Stingray + RAT!hammock – Forum Melbourne (18.07.22)

July 22, 2022

Ball Park Music blew Melbourne crowds away last week on the final leg of their Weirder and Weirder tour, supported by King Stingray and RAT!hammock. The Forum was full with the whimsical magic the band has put together over the years, and it was a great way to cap off a special tour. Dan Hanssen […]

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Live Review: Ball Park Music came to Melbourne to party with King Stingray and RAT!hammock

July 20, 2022

Saturday night saw the beginning of Ball Park Music’s closing weekend for their scintillating Weirder and Weirder album tour, which we recently named the best albunm of the year (so far). After almost six weeks of dates, it came to a close in the best of ways, with two shows at the Forum Theatre in […]

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Photo Gallery: Holy Holy + Hayley Mary – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (28.05.22)

June 1, 2022

After a cold week, Holy Holy warmed up Melbourne on their Forum leg of the ‘My Beautiful World’ tour. Over the course of an hour and a half set, they played the fan favourites from earlier albums, including “True Lovers”, “Sentimental and Monday” and “Teach Me About Dying”. They also made sure the new album […]

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Esteban evolves with modern Mexican eats and live Latin American music

March 16, 2021

Live music was hard to come by all throughout last year in Sydney, for obvious reasons, but now a swift return to in-the-flesh sounds of all kinds is back on the cards. We’ve already seen Sydney come to life with a new outdoor concert series, and now one of the city’s best new Mexican restaurants […]

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Live Review: Holy Holy + Queen P – Forum, Melbourne (11.02.21)

February 13, 2021

9:30pm on a Thursday night and the Forum had a long line queuing around the side of Hozier Lane. Everyone was waiting to get in to see Holy Holy and their opening act, Queen P. There was extra tension in the queue: for many of us, it was the first time seeing an artist play […]

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NSW: A breakdown of the new live music reforms and Covid-19 restriction lifts

December 4, 2020

NSW has recently become the accommodator for the biggest law reforms affecting the live music industry in the state’s history. On November 12, the NSW Legislative Council passed amendments that saw long overdue, but nonetheless historic changes made to liquor, planning, local government and building laws. The reforms have excited all and everyone, particularly for […]

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Chicago is live music mecca this year as it celebrates the “Year of Music”

March 7, 2020

House, blues, hip hop, gospel, and just about every other culturally important form of music you can think of. It’s all in the Windy City. And it’s everywhere, and anywhere, as it should be. Chicago is one of the most sacred cities in the world when it comes to music history. From legendary jazz clubs […]

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Photo Gallery: Meg Mac + Fergus James – Melbourne Zoo (29.02.20)

March 4, 2020

Meg Mac‘s Saturday night performance was an excellent way to spend the start to the weekend. Joining her for the evening was Fergus James. The setting of the Melbourne Zoo’s garden proved to be the perfect complement to the music. Our photographer Danny Hanssen was there to capture all the action.

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Photo Gallery: Julia Jacklin + Weyes Blood – Melbourne Zoo Twilights (28.02.20)

March 3, 2020

Friday night was brought alive with the magic of Julia Jacklin and supporting guest Weyes Blood. Both artists lulled the crowd into a melancholic mood, with their smooth, heavenly vocals. Below are some photos so you can relive the night courtesy of Danny Hanssen.

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Live Review: The Cat Empire + Emily Wurramara, Zoo Twilights, Melbourne (16.02.20)

February 19, 2020

It’s been an exciting year since The Cat Empire’s last appearance at the Zoo Twilight shows of 2019. They have toured to sold-out venues around the country, released their album Stolen Diamonds and frankly had a little bit of fun around Australia as they toured. Luckily for us, the band has graced Melbourne Zoo again, […]

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What it’s like seeing a concert in Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre

December 4, 2019

Honestly, is there any live music experience as prized in the U.S as seeing a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre for the first time? Sure, there’s South by Southwest, Austin City Limits, Billy Bob’s, the jazz of New Orleans, and the blues of Memphis, but none quite compare to the myth and majesty of this […]

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Photo Gallery: RNB Fridays Live – Adelaide Showgrounds (10.11.19)

November 12, 2019

It was Adelaide’s turn for the epic RNB Fridays Live on a perfect, sunny, Sunday afternoon. This huge RNB party included performances from Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent, Jason Derulo, Brandy, Keri Hilson, Sisqo and J-Kwon keeping the crowd dancing all night. The AU review photographer Kerrie Geier caught it all, take a look!

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The best live music venues in Seattle

October 14, 2019

Insular, rainy and oft ignored for bigger cities like New York and L.A, Seattle’s music scene in the 90’s benefitted greatly from its relative obscurity. While no one was paying attention, the city birthed some of the greatest artists and bands that have ever lived, sprouting an everlasting impact that would change music and pop […]

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Live Review: All You Need Is Love was a fab celebration of The Beatles’ famous studio cuts – Sydney Opera House (01.01.19)

January 2, 2019

The Beatles’ last official live concert was in San Francisco in 1966. They also did one last impromptu appearance on the rooftop of Apple in 1969 to bemused onlookers. This means that many of the band’s more experimental and expansive songs from their studio years have only been performed by tribute acts. The All You […]

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Live music, vintage porn and cheap eats: plans revealed for The Lansdowne Hotel (Sydney)

June 12, 2017

You’re going to want to be there when iconic pub and live music venue The Lansdowne makes its victorious return. There’s no question about that, especially now that the institution has been lovingly restored and reshaped by Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham, the genius minds behind award-winning pub The Unicorn and Mary’s Newtown. It’s not […]

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The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concerts return to Australia in August

May 23, 2017

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is returning to Australia and New Zealand in late August for a run of dates. The show, which performs music from the ever-popular series of Nintendo video games backed by a full orchestra, now in its fourth season, is returning with an expanded program.

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The Peninsula Picnic announces 2017 music, wine and food program (VIC)

January 10, 2017

A huge lineup of Australian talent is set to score the pristine surrounds of the Morning Racecourse as The Peninsula Picnic presented by Infiniti returns this April. Melbourne locals and visitors will be able to head along to the boutique music, food and wine festival on Saturday 1st April as the fail-safe life philosophy of […]

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Merivale’s Sunday Sundown features free gigs from PNAU, Remi, Montaigne and more (Sydney)

November 28, 2016

Hospitality juggernauts Merivale and Summer Bright Lager have officially kicked off their returning Sunday Sundown series, a free live music program which will last across Sydney’s scorching summer with some of the country’s best acts showing out at the group’s best venues. This time around, the shedule has grown to include sixteen free events from […]

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Review: Feedback Cafe, The Triffid (New Menu) – Newstead (Brisbane)

June 13, 2016

Nestled in the industrial back streets of Newstead, The Triffid is one of Brisbane’s few live music venues, with a twist. Its beautifully lit, paved red brick beer garden and newly added rooftop terrace offer Brisbane foodies an intimate space to relax, share a few drinks and have a casual bite to eat surrounded by […]

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Sydney is getting a two-day music and meat festival for Valentine’s Day (Sydney)

November 30, 2015

Next year’s Valentine’s Day will be a time to express your undying love whether it to be for another person, another food, of just some damn good Australian music. In Sydney, you’ll be able to do all three at the same time as the inaugural Meatstock Festival pops-up for two days – 13th and 14th […]

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The Gov – Hindmarsh (Adelaide)

November 6, 2015

The Governor in Hindmarsh has long been an Adelaide institution for music lovers, hosting a wide variety of artists in its extensive history. It’s front bar and restaurant also has maintained its position as both a favourite watering hole and food spot for people looking for a pre-show bite or for a drink at the […]

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