Author: Daniel Hanssen

Live Review: The Jacksons + Kool & The Gang + The Pointer Sisters + Village People + Sister Sledge + The Supremes – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne (16.01.19)

January 21, 2019

While it is often true that Wednesday nights are relegated to early evenings or an easy night in at home, those who ventured from the safety of these homes were rewarded earlier in the week by a mammoth live performance of nostalgia and music with some of modern music’s famous artists spanning the course of […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Soccer Mommy + Kelso – Howler, Melbourne (07.01.19)

January 10, 2019

Falling in with the other major internationals on sideshow duty Soccer Mommy finished the Melbourne; and final show of her two leg Australia tour. The show was filled with many fun moments as well as Soccer Mommy’s (Sophie Allison) appreciation towards her Melbourne fans who filled the Howler in Brunswick for the near sold out […]

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Live Review: Toto – Festival Hall, Melbourne (04.01.19)

January 7, 2019

After forty years on the road, one could forgive Toto for having lost something over their long touring history but if the band’s Friday night performance at Festival Hall was anything to go by, Toto will probably be touring for many more years to come. The run sheet for Toto’s performance was an interesting one […]

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Photo Gallery: Beyond The Valley Day Four – Lardner Park, VIC (31.12.18)

January 4, 2019

The final day of Beyond The Valley brought the fun with PNAU, English powerhouses The Kook’s, Ball Park Music and Remi all there to celebrate the chiming of the new year!

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Live Review: Beyond the Valley Day Four – Lardner Park (31.12.18)

January 4, 2019

The final day of Beyond the Valley continued the trend of an eclectic festival focussing on the enjoyment of all the participants with countless acts across multiple genres as electronic heavyweights Duke Dumont, Dom Dolla and Yotto stood alongside Indie rock juggernaut The Kooks and Australian sweethearts Ball Park Music. The final day hit the […]

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Photo Gallery: Beyond the Valley Day One – Lardner Park, VIC (30.12.18)

December 31, 2018

joey Bada$$, Client Liaison, City Calm Down & Tash Sultana led the crowd through the first major day of Beyond the Valley 2018/19.  

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: British India + Social On The Veranda – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (20.12.18)

December 24, 2018

It has been a long road for Melbourne based band British India, releasing six albums over the past eleven years and countless tours through the country. Yet, the lead in to the weekend was the end of an era as one of the band’s leading members and creator Nic Wilson performed his final shows with […]

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Photo Gallery and Live Review: Holy Holy + CLEWS + San Mei – 170 Russell, Melbourne (07.12.18)

December 10, 2018

Finishing off their tour with sold out performance, Holy Holy rocked 170 Russell in celebration of the band’s newest single “Faces”. After spending time in every over state, the closing performance came in Melbourne to a massive crowd all there is celebrate the tour with the band. Bringing along a surprise guest as well as […]

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Live Review: Stella Donnelly + Alice Skye + Jacob Diamond – Northcote Social Club (01.12.18)

December 5, 2018

Jacob Diamond, who was also a member of Stella Donnelly’s band for the tour, was the opener for the evening. Much like his fellow band member Stella, Diamond’s music has a strong focus on the meaning behind his lyrics. In fact this was a theme for the evening, with each of the evening’s artists presenting powerful […]

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Photo Gallery: Stella Donnelly + Alice Skye + Jacob Diamond – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (01.12.18)

December 4, 2018

Stella Donnelly was joined by Alice Skye and Jacob Diamond at the Northcote Social Club in Melbourne on Saturday night. Daniel Hanssen was there and brings us back all the photos from the incredible night, in which Stella proved to everyone – yes, she does indeed have friends, as she toured with a band for […]

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Photo Gallery: Dean Lewis + Robinson + Jack Gray – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne (30.11.18)

December 4, 2018

Daniel Hanssen captured Dean Lewis in Melbourne on Friday night as he kicked off his massive Australian tour. He was joined by Robinson and Jack Gray. Check out the full gallery here:

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Live Review: Alex the Astronaut and Paul Kelly cover David Bowie in Melbourne as Hachiku and Emily Soon support Alex’s Space Tour

November 27, 2018

Australia has always been known for folksy storytelling and our love of music. We’ve seen it through countless generations from Slim Dusty, Paul Kelly and now again in Alex The Astronaut. It’s the connective power of these stories and how relatable they are that makes these artists people to look up to and celebrate. Thursday […]

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Photo Gallery: Paul Kelly joins Alex The Astronaut, Hachiku and Emily Soon in Melbourne

November 26, 2018

On Thursday night in Melbourne, Alex The Astronaut was joined on stage by the one and only Paul Kelly, with Hachiku and Emily Soon taking on support duties. Daniel Hanssen was there and brings us these photos from the show:

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Live Review: The Wombats gets the crowd singing in Melbourne with Eves Karydas

November 22, 2018

Eleven years after their initial album A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation, The Wombats have been at it again. Their 2018 release, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life was a great addition to the band’s catalogue, touring it alongside their appearance at Splendour In The Grass. Yet, these tours were not enough for one of […]

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Live Review: Baker Boy + Dallas Woods + Kalea – Howler, Melbourne (17.11.18)

November 20, 2018

It was an evening of fun in Brunswick as Baker Boy brought the excitement to The Howler, along with two wonderful openers in Kalea and Dallas Woods. Baker Boy’s spirit was electric and was quickly transferred into the assembled crowd, making the night even more pumped. The night opened with the smooth vocalisations of New […]

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Live Review: Thundamentals + Ziggy Ramo + Billy Davis & The Good Lords + Jesswar – The Forum, Melbourne (10.11.18)

November 12, 2018

Thundamentals were here to not just bring the music over the weekend, but support it to, as the hip-hop trio hailing from the Blue Mountains – Tuka, Jeswon and Morgs – brought along Australian hip-hop legends of the future to open the celebrations of their I Love Songs album at The Forum in Melbourne. The […]

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Photo Gallery: Thundamentals + Ziggy Ramo + Billy Davis & the Good Lords + Jesswar – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (10.11.18)

November 12, 2018

Tuka, Jeswon and Morgs – aka Thundamentals – brought along Australian hip-hop legends of the future – Ziggy Ramo, Billy Davis & the Good Lords and Jesswar – to open the celebrations of their I Love Songs album tour at The Forum in Melbourne on Saturday night. Daniel Hanssen was there and brings us these photos […]

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Live Review: The Pierce Brothers and Garrett Kato deliver a stellar night of music at The Forum

November 12, 2018

Friday night gave Melbourne a taste of their own son’s music as buskers-turned-indie-folk success duo the Pierce Brothers rocked the Forum Theatre, showcasing their recently released album Atlas Shoulders. Joining the duo on tour was their backing band and opener Garrett Kato, who put in a stellar performance to kick off the duo’s home show. Opening with […]

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