Event Reviews

Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals @ Kings Park & Botanic Garden – 30/11/16

Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals @ Kings Park & Botanic Garden – 30/11/16

It’s been a long wait to see Ben Harper having last played in Australia in 2007. And whilst we thought the drought had broken with a concert scheduled in March, the tour was cancelled to allow Harper to put the finishing touches on his yet to be released new album. But all was forgiven as Harper and his band of Innocent Criminals arrived on stage […]

Melanie Griffiths

December 3rd, 2016

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The Spilt Milk Good Vibes Hotline (and Why More Places Should Have Them)

The Spilt Milk Good Vibes Hotline (and Why More Places Should Have Them)

A massive hello to summer and the festival season! Spilt Milk is finally here and ready to rock Canberra this weekend! So we’ve been doing a bit of research to get ready for a wicked weekend at Spilt Milk, and come across something we really think needs to be shared with everyone … . . The above is taken directly from the Spilt Milk website, word for […]

Cassandra Thomson

December 2nd, 2016

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The Top EIGHT Festivals to Check Out This Summer!

The Top EIGHT Festivals to Check Out This Summer!

It’s December first, the official start of the true Aussie summer season! The sun, the surf, the sand, the beach, the babes and the bikinis! The summer festival season has well and truly kicked off! Full steam ahead. Where you heading this summer? Got plans? A sneaky holiday or road trip? If you don’t, we’ve got you covered! Here’s your top eight festivals outside the […]

Cassandra Thomson

December 1st, 2016

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Garbage – Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth – 29/11/16 (Live Review)

Garbage – Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth – 29/11/16 (Live Review)

Nearly an hour and a half in a heady set Shirley Manson, fierce and defiant through closing song Vow, riffed into Beyonce’s Don’t Hurt Yourself as she eyeballed an audience that just had their picnic rugs jerked out from under them. . That song was one of the standout tracks on an album released 21 years ago, and in that time through break ups, hiatus’ and […]

Melanie Griffiths

December 1st, 2016

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Music NSW presents Indent Tour featuring Tired Lion @ UOW Uni Bar 27/11/2016

Music NSW presents Indent Tour featuring Tired Lion @ UOW Uni Bar 27/11/2016

The WA-originating band, Tired Lion, last came to Wollongong as part of the line-up for Yours & Owls festival on the first weekend of October. This Sunday, they returned as the last date in a six-stop regional tour of NSW; a project called Indent presented by Music NSW. Their recent single, Agoraphobia has been getting a lot of playtime since debuting on Triple J, although they were […]

Kae McKenzie

November 30th, 2016

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The Used + Special Guests @ Metropolis Fremantle 25/11/16 (Live Review)

The Used + Special Guests @ Metropolis Fremantle 25/11/16 (Live Review)

The Used, a rock band from Utah in the USA started their career in 2001. Now, 15 years later they’re touring the world with their first two albums, The Used (2002) and In Love And Death (2004). They have since then released another four albums, the most recent one in 2014 Imaginary Enemy. They’ve been described as emo, screamo and punk rock, but they describe […]

Josefin

November 30th, 2016

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Rodriguez @ The Plenary, Melbourne 25/11/16 (Live Review)

Rodriguez @ The Plenary, Melbourne 25/11/16 (Live Review)

There was a time when most of the world was oblivious to Rodriguez and his music. He has had a significant loyal fan base in Australia and South Africa since the 70’s but was virtually unknown in his home country, the USA. A few years ago a “little” independent documentary film called Searching For Sugar Man changed all that. Approximately 40 years after releasing his […]

Regurgitator @ Live At The Orchard, Perth – 26/11/16 (Live Review)

Regurgitator @ Live At The Orchard, Perth – 26/11/16 (Live Review)

  Welcome back Live At The Orchard! Can a year fly by so quickly? Bar Pop’s concert series has built upon it’s first outing from last year with a larger stage, set up, an all encompassing light installation and wider bar selections. With the onset of balmy nights and the back drop of the city, this is surely the best way to kick off summer. Saturday […]

Melanie Griffiths

November 30th, 2016

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Band of Skulls, Flowertruck, Fine China – UOW UniBar 25/11/16 (Live Review)

Band of Skulls, Flowertruck, Fine China – UOW UniBar 25/11/16 (Live Review)

This was Band of Skulls’ first time in Wollongong and they were here to showcase a few songs off their new album By Default, as well as deliver some foot-stomping renditions of their much-loved hits. . . The stage was warmed first by local act Fine China, followed by Flowertruck who dissolved the room into 1983 with their delivery of pure, cruisy tunes. It was […]

Jennifer

November 28th, 2016

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Arcadia Day 1 @ Elizabeth Quay, Perth  25/11/16 (Live Review)

Arcadia Day 1 @ Elizabeth Quay, Perth 25/11/16 (Live Review)

It wasn’t just the run of hot days in Perth that was causing a stir last week, but also a 15 metre, 50 tonne, fire-breathing mechanical spider pieced together from old industrial and military hardware . Amid reports of stacked up shipping containers and lubed up fences to combat low-life fence jumpers, Arcadia had built up a buzz that culminated in The Landing Show on […]

Melanie Griffiths

November 28th, 2016

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