live review

Live Review: Frank Turner + Emily Barker + Mom Jeans – The Astor, Perth (28.11.23)

November 30, 2023

The AU review has a long history with Frank Turner, but I have to admit that despite loving punk rock–like A Day To Remember, The Bouncing Souls, and The Story So Far– I hadn’t heard of him until this tour crossed my desk. But after my night at The Astor, I’ve heard of him alright, […]

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Live Review: Marlon Williams + Isabella Manfredi – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (15.02.23)

February 17, 2023

Transitioning from fronting a popular band to being a solo performer is a path well-travelled, but that’s not to say it’s a simple one. Many have tried and failed, but it’s those artists who really have something new to offer that can turn it into something exciting. The Preatures’ front-woman, Isabella Manfredi – on stage […]

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Live Review: JPEGMAFIA keeps it raw and real at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre (21.07.22)

July 26, 2022

It’s crazy sometimes to see how few people seem to share your interest in your favourite smaller artists, especially when you can’t get over just how brilliant they are. This is exactly how I feel about JPEGMAFIA, a.k.a Peggy. As one of my favourite artists, I can never seem to get enough of his music. […]

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Live Review: Tora’s masterful songwriting on full display in Melbourne

February 23, 2020

It is an undeniable truth that electronic, chillwave band Tora have had a flourishing career. Emerging from Byron Bay, the boys erupted with their album Take a Rest in 2017, catapulting them into immediate international success and touring abroad. Releasing their most recent album Can’t Buy The Mood in October last year, the four-piece have […]

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Live Review: Morcheeba + Chali 2na – Metro Theatre, Sydney (19.04.14)

May 20, 2014

Morcheeba are one of those bands who claimed their success in the 90’s, making a name for themselves all over Europe. Most folk would remember them from their hit single ‘Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day’ which albeit a sweet tune, does not holistically represent their fusion sound. Blending elements of trip-hop, rock and electronica amongst […]

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Live Review: Knox + Sydney Songwriter’s Collective – Crown Hotel Dome Bar, Surry Hills (10.03.13)

March 12, 2013

Listening to live music in an air-conditioned space is a great way to spend a hot Sunday afternoon. Even better is when a veritable smorgasbord of up and coming talent is offered up for the auditory palate in a nurturing atmosphere such as the Sydney Songwriter’s Collective. Chelsea Gibson, with her almost neo-classical lilt was […]

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Live Review: Green Stone Garden + Analechi – The Darwin Railway Sports and Social Club (16.02.13)

February 17, 2013

Playing to a (fairly adoring) home crowd, Darwin’s Green Stone Garden are back on stage for their first gig of the year, fresh from the studio and channeling a new sound. Most importantly, they come armed with some much anticipated new songs, including ‘The Island’, pegged to be the single when the EP North is […]

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Live Review: Josh Pyke + Mark Gray – The Darwin Railway Sports and Social Club (15.11.12)

November 17, 2012

It’s a casual sit-down affair at The Rails on Thursday evening, candle-lit, except for those dastardly flashing fairy lights. Support act Mark Gray is local singer-songwriter, who comes armed to face a sold out crowd with a handful of really decent songs and solid guitar technique. But in the face of an increasingly loud room, […]

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Live Review: Oh Mercy – Darwin Railway Club (27.10.12)

October 29, 2012

Tonight at the hot and sweaty Railway Club, tracks like ‘Deep Heat’, ‘Suffocated’ and ‘Fever’ all seem really appropriate. A layered, deep and funky house party album, Deep Heat is rife with glam-rock references, endearing rock star affectation plus a little bit of reggae. It’s a total and planned departure, Oh Mercy frontman Alex Gow […]

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Live Review: Dappled Cities + Green Stone Garden – The Darwin Railway Sports and Social Club (28.09.12)

September 30, 2012

The balmy late-September air fills Darwin’s stalwart live music venue, the Railway Club, as it one again goes through an on-again, off-again relationship with its air conditioning. Instead, a small upright fan does what it can. It’s special night for live music. Dappled Cities launches their Lake Air tour, and the weekend also marks the […]

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