Posts by Melanie

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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PJ Harvey @ Fremantle Arts Centre 17/01/17 (Live Review)

PJ Harvey @ Fremantle Arts Centre 17/01/17 (Live Review)

There are number of the labels that are often thrown around about musicians; singer, songwriter, poet, performer. Often inflated descriptions which means very little once the artist is seen in person. On the first stop of her Australian tour at the Fremantle Arts Centre, PJ Harvey did not so much prove but exuded the intangible mystique of a true artist with a concert that slowly […]

Melanie Griffiths

January 20th, 2017

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Ali Campbell’s UB40  @ Fremantle Arts Centre 10/01/17 (Live Review)

Ali Campbell’s UB40 @ Fremantle Arts Centre 10/01/17 (Live Review)

UB40 –  the band known for their reggae covers of old favourites gave fans their money’s worth when they performed a two hour set traversing many of their new and old songs. This is however Ali Campbell’s UB40, the singer who left the band in 2008 due to management disputes, along with fellow original band mates keyboardist Mickey Virtue and vocalist Astro pipped the other […]

Melanie Griffiths

January 17th, 2017

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Falls Festival Downtown (Day Two) – Fremantle, 08/01/17

Falls Festival Downtown (Day Two) – Fremantle, 08/01/17

Day Two “What time do you call this young lady?” Day Two brought with it glorious weather and a prepared crowd. With many arriving far earlier than the Saturday Client Liaison had a healthy crowd to keen to get as much of a dance in as they could. Looking like at glorious disco lounge lizard, singer Monte Morgan excited as they rocked out with an […]

Melanie Griffiths

January 17th, 2017

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Falls Festival Downtown (Day 1) – Fremantle WA, 07/01/17

2017 may have started a week ago with a flurry of fireworks and new year events, but it really wasn’t kicked off until the huge Falls Festival troupe rolled into the port city for the first time. Marred by a gut-churning crowd crush in Lorne, Victoria, and amid allegations of sexual assaults occurring in the pit at Marion Bay, Tasmania, Falls Festival had picked up […]

Melanie Griffiths

January 13th, 2017

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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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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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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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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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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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