Event Reviews

Falls Festival Lorne (Live Review), Part One

Falls Festival Lorne (Live Review), Part One

Falls Festival Lorne has this year been scrutinised and shrouded in controversy following an unforeseen ‘crush’ of people left punters injured and some in hospital. Parents were outraged while the media and masses of people on social media jumped on the opportunity to criticise the festival. Could the stampede have been prevented? I’m not sure, but I do think it is unfair to completely blame […]

Sean Wales

January 2nd, 2017

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BARONESS + SKULLCAVE + BAYOU @ AMPLIFIER 13/12/16 – (Live Review)

BARONESS + SKULLCAVE + BAYOU @ AMPLIFIER 13/12/16 – (Live Review)

An eager crowd made its way to the entry of Amplifier Bar in Perth on Tuesday 13th of December. The anticipation in the air for tonight’s show was at an all time high. Baroness are currently touring their most recent studio effort Purple now a Grammy Nominated album. . . Kicking the night off were Doom masters Bayou. A band that not only dominates their genre […]

Dave Bruce

December 19th, 2016

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Unwritten Law + Special Guests @ Capitol 14/12/16 (Live Review)

Unwritten Law + Special Guests @ Capitol 14/12/16 (Live Review)

While it’s not unusual for people to slowly trickle in for the first few bands, unfortunately, times were incorrectly advertised on the event page with people expecting the show to start half an hour later than it did. Still, the die-hard fans (and those who love to catch the support acts) were starting to get pumped for Unwritten Law at Capitol on Wednesday night. . […]

Karen Lowe

December 17th, 2016

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Psychedelic Porn Crumpets @ Jack Rabbit Slim’s 9/12/16 (Live Review)

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets @ Jack Rabbit Slim’s 9/12/16 (Live Review)

If there is any local act who is quickly gathering a cult following in Perth’s local psych rock scene, it has got to be the boys in Psychedelic Porn Crumpets. Only dropping their first release, High Visceral {Part 1} earlier this year, they’ve almost immediately found their strong fan base and locked themselves in as a core addition to the movement. Selling out pressings of vinyl records […]

Matt Puccinelli

December 15th, 2016

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Dungen @ The Rosemount Hotel, Perth 11/12/2016 (Live Review)

Dungen @ The Rosemount Hotel, Perth 11/12/2016 (Live Review)

Sweden’s Dungen took the main stage at the Rosemount Hotel on Sunday evening, playing their blended mix of psych-indie-jazz-folk rock. Performing to a large audience of Perth fans, there was an aura of sentimental celebration in the air for the group and the amount of influence that they have had on Perth’s wide and ever growing neo-psychedelia movement. . . DJ Defs Worthit (Kevin Parker/Tame Impala) set the […]

Matt Puccinelli

December 14th, 2016

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Harts @ Live At The Orchard, Perth  10/12/16 (Live Review)

Harts @ Live At The Orchard, Perth 10/12/16 (Live Review)

If you happened to be at one of the various functions within the Bar Pop Backyard on Saturday night, and if you happened to have your eye caught by a certain rocker on stage that night, you would’ve thought that someone had been to the school of Prince. Actually someone has been to the school of Prince, Paisley Park specifically and Darren Hart emulates and pays […]

Melanie Griffiths

December 13th, 2016

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Deep Sea Arcade @ Oxford Art Factory 8/12/16 (Live Review)

Deep Sea Arcade @ Oxford Art Factory 8/12/16 (Live Review)

Having been relatively quiet these past few years, it was great to see Deep Sea Arcade back on stage along with a stellar lineup of Australian talent. For one night, Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory erupted in pure indie rock bliss, that could have easily continued to the early hours of the morning. . . Unfortunately I missed Montes Jura, so Sydney’s own Hunch marked the […]

Scott Singh

December 11th, 2016

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Keith Urban @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre 06/12/16 – Live Review

Keith Urban @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre 06/12/16 – Live Review

Keith Urban can be likened to Pavlova, in that he is so darn good that both New Zealand and Australia want to claim him as their own. However after Tuesday night opening show in Adelaide for the Ripcord World Tour I can safely say he is most definitely ours. Not even sorry New Zealand. On tour since the first show in Kansas way back in […]

Bronwen Caple

December 8th, 2016

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Fairgrounds Festival @ Berry Showgrounds – 2/12/16 & 3/12/16 (Live Review)

Fairgrounds Festival @ Berry Showgrounds – 2/12/16 & 3/12/16 (Live Review)

Fairgrounds is a festival that seems well beyond its years. After all, it was only last year that this unique boutique festival entered the scene carving out a niche for itself and the type of sun-bathed rock n roll that compliments the setting so well. While 2015 was mired by a lack of food that struck early in the day, 2016 went by without a […]

Sam Eacott

December 8th, 2016

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BADBADNOTGOOD @ Capitol, Perth  02/12/16 (Live Review)

BADBADNOTGOOD @ Capitol, Perth 02/12/16 (Live Review)

BADBADNOTGOOD is a statement you’ve probably mumbled to yourself when you’ve had one too many, or when your superior at work messages you, “Are you free for a chat?” It’s also the interesting name of a just as interesting band. BADBADNOTGOOD formed in 2010 hail from Ontario Canada and have risen in avant-garde popularity with their hip hop covers including songs by A Tribe Called […]

Melanie Griffiths

December 5th, 2016

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