Event Reviews

Bring Me The Horizon @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre 08/02/17 – Live Review

Bring Me The Horizon @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre 08/02/17 – Live Review

It was a scorcher in Adelaide on Wednesday and not because the weather. Sheffield Londoners Bring Me The Horizon turned up the heat even more when they hit the stage at the AEC with Hands Like Houses and While She Sleeps in tow. With their make up show from the unfortunate cancellation last year when singer Oliver Sykes was seriously ill and had to head […]

Bronwen Caple

February 10th, 2017

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Skegss + Pist Idiots + Los Scallywaggs @ Transit Bar 13/01/17 (live review)

“I’ve seen the future of Rock n Roll and it’s name is Skeggs,” said my companion. I couldn’t help but feel like she might have been right. The packed house at Transit Bar, seemingly composed of nobody over the age of 19 except us, was going completely fucking mental. Stage diving and crowd surfing to the point where the band begged them to stop, smashing […]

Benjamin Smith

February 6th, 2017

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Simple Minds & The B-52s @ Kings Park & Botanic Gardens, 02/02/17 (Live Review)

Simple Minds & The B-52s @ Kings Park & Botanic Gardens, 02/02/17 (Live Review)

A Day On The Green continued its bumper season at Kings Park with the formidable showcase of three of the more significant 80s acts. The Countdown era band the Models, the outrageous The B-52’s, and the band who helped defined teenage angst for an entire generation Simple Minds. . Having such a strong lineup meant that the crowd was large and arrived early to grab […]

Melanie Griffiths

February 6th, 2017

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The Beatles – From Mania To Revolution @ The Triffid 02/02/17

The Beatles – From Mania To Revolution @ The Triffid 02/02/17

Four Liverpudlian teens formed a band back in 1960,  which not only went on to define an era but to become one of the most iconic musical influences of all time. From Mania to Revolution: A Beatles Tribute to George Martin is a show by a group of incredibly talented artists, dedicated to George Martin, (aka the “Fifth” member, who was also the original drummer) of […]

katherine o'malley

February 6th, 2017

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Peter Garrett & the Alter Egos + Kev Carmody @ Taronga Zoo 27/01/17 (Live Review)

Peter Garrett & the Alter Egos + Kev Carmody @ Taronga Zoo 27/01/17 (Live Review)

Peter Garrett, erstwhile Australian Labour Party politician and former frontman with iconic political rockers Midnight Oil, performed in Sydney’s Taronga Zoo with his band, the Alter Egos, to launch the annual Twilight at Taronga outdoor concerts. Support came from Aboriginal singer-songwriter Kev Carmody – the first time the two have performed together live. . . The Twilight At Taronga series of concerts take place in […]

Alec Smart

February 4th, 2017

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Laneway Festival @ RNA Showgrounds 26/01/17 (Live Review)

Laneway Festival @ RNA Showgrounds 26/01/17 (Live Review)

As the sweltering hot Australia Day festivities rocked around the country, Brisbane was celebrating for another reason, Laneway Festival! Compared to the sticky rainy day that Laneway was graced with last year, the heat and sun were a welcome change. The line to get inside was overflowing into the street when I arrived.   . . First up were Triple J Unearthed winners, Confidence Man. […]

Rohan Osborne

January 27th, 2017

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds @ Newcastle Entertainment Centre 22/01/17 (Live Review)

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds @ Newcastle Entertainment Centre 22/01/17 (Live Review)

With an 8 PM sharp start, no support band and a solid 140-minute set – there was no messing around at Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds‘ Newcastle show. Many punters were thrown off by the timely start, with latecomers filtering in for the first four or five songs. . . Perched on a stool, illuminated by only a spotlight, Nick Cave opened on Anthrocene, before […]

Britt Andrews

January 24th, 2017

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Passenger + The Paper Kites @ Riverstage 20/01/17 (Live Review)

Passenger + The Paper Kites @ Riverstage 20/01/17 (Live Review)

For a sweaty warm Friday night in Brisbane, Riverstage was swimming with eager fans ready to hear and see the spectacular Passenger. As someone who usually frequents gigs of the heavier side it’s always a welcome change when I get to see great mainstream artists such as The Paper Kites and Passenger, tonight was no exception. . . The air had this electric almost tense […]

Rohan Osborne

January 23rd, 2017

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Illawarra Folk Festival @ Bulli Showgrounds 12-15/01/16 (Live Review)

Illawarra Folk Festival @ Bulli Showgrounds 12-15/01/16 (Live Review)

The 32nd annual Illawarra Folk Festival took place in the grounds of Bulli Showgrounds, near Wollongong, in weather ranging from searing tropical heat to bursts of torrential rain. . Over 180 artists, including local, national and international artists, entertained on 13 stages, performing a variety of music styles. . . From Rory Faithfield’s thoughtful, soul-searching ballads, to the raucous political rants of Jay Wars & […]

Alec Smart

January 22nd, 2017

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Alexisonfire @ Hordern Pavillion 19/01/16 (Live Review)

Alexisonfire @ Hordern Pavillion 19/01/16 (Live Review)

    The iconic Canadian post-hardcore band Alexisonfire returned to Australia to headline Unify Gathering 2017, with a companion tour taking them to Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane as well. The band recently reunited in March 2015 after a four-year split, and have only just been able to celebrate this with their beloved Aussie fans. Amnplify got the opportunity to see this joyous reunion […]

Kae McKenzie

January 21st, 2017

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