Live Reviews

Live Review: Cog + Osaka Punch + The Omnific – The Triffid, Brisbane (14.02.19)

February 17, 2019

When Cog announced they were touring again, the hairs on my neck stood up. Having taken a break from touring nearly ten years ago, they’re thankfully back doing what they do best – music. On this tour, they’re also bringing a new album, Drawn Together, with them, the band’s first new music in ten years. A wave of […]

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Live Review: Cog + Osaka Punch + The Omnific, Max Watt’s Sydney (15.02.19)

February 16, 2019

Sydney’s Cog have remained incredibly active since returning from a six-year hiatus in 2016, finally releasing new music last year and launching into 2019 with new song Drawn Together. Taking the single on a national tour before heading to Europe, the three-piece played a completely packed Max Watt’s. Opener, Melbourne’s The Omnific surprised the early arrivers […]

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Live Review: Party In The Paddock Day Three – Lily Allen + Vera Blue + Yungblud + DZ Deathrays, White Hills,Tasmania (09.02.19)

February 13, 2019

The final day of Party In The Paddock was a special one, not only were there many amazing international artists to grace Tasmania for the first time, but the inclusion of a magical moment within Yungblud’s set made this year’s Party In The Paddock something the attendees will not soon forget. This, coupled with the […]

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Live Review: G-Flip, Ruby Fields, Methyl Ethyl and more stun crowds at Laneway Festival in Melbourne

February 12, 2019

The day started off with dark clouds and the threat of rain at any moment. A sprinkling of water showered festival go-ers as they waltzed into the festival, a pulsating mass of Gorman jackets, four dollar plastic rain coats and the occasional punter (myself) who forgot to check the weather report. There was fear in […]

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Live Review: Party In The Paddock Day Two – The Jungle Giants, The Presets, Kwame, Good Doogs; White Hills (08.02.19)

February 11, 2019

Party In The Paddock Day Two is where the magic really started with the opening of the main paddock and a large variety of acts and activities spread throughout the day. Early morning yoga was the perfect refresh from the energies of the previous night with the relaxing activity helping forget the memories of a […]

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Live Review: Party In The Paddock Day One ft. Luca Brasi + Middle Kids + More! White Hills, Tasmania (07.02.19)

February 8, 2019

Moving into another year, Party In The Paddock kicked off it’s first day with it’s classic pre-party. With the main paddock stage cordoned off, ‘Vibestown; the food and second stage district was fired up for some of Australia’s premiere growing talents to show off their talents as breakout 2018 artists GFlip, Middle Kids and Slowly […]

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Live Review: The Prodigy command and conquer with blistering Sydney show

February 5, 2019

The classic “if it ain’t broke” phrase will always apply to The Prodigy and their exemplary live experience. The genre-bending rave that the UK trio have been tweaking and perfecting for decades makes for one of the most explosive, frenetic and intense live music experiences one can have. That’s always been the case. And it’s […]

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Live Review: George Ezra’s Melbourne show with Eves Karydas hints the importance of travel

February 4, 2019

It is no secret that music and travel go hand in hand. The concept of place is the perfect muse for musicians, since a real depth of emotion can be linked to a geographical location or experience. English singer-songwriter George Ezra, who is no stranger to travelling, gave a truly memorable performance to a buzzing audience […]

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Live Review: Gang of Youths, Mitski, Parquet Courts and more shine at Laneway Festival in Sydney

February 4, 2019

The sun was shining as Laneway Festival took over the Sydney College of the Arts for another year. Arriving at 4pm in an effort to protect myself from the blistering sun, Camp Cope were playing tacks like “Lost: Season One” on the newly named Dr Martens stage, to a strong crowd; though there did feel […]

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Live Review: So Pop sees Aqua headline a nineties revival with all your favourites

February 3, 2019

The line – up for So Pop read like the best of the Nineties – Lou Bega, Eiffel 65, Blue, Vengaboys, Aqua – it was the soundtrack of my High School years. Nostalgia hung heavy in the air as the first act of the night, Mr President, took to the stage. By the time B*WITCHED captivated […]

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Live Review: George Ezra + Eves Karydas – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (31.01.19)

February 2, 2019

Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion was a chorus women and men alike, diving their voices down an octave as they tried to be one with the holistic round sound of George Ezra on Thursday night. Kicking off the sold-out evening was Brisbanite Eves Karydas, who’s had an impressive 12 months of climbing up the support act ladder. […]

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Live Review: Florence & The Machine + Jack River + Marlon Williams – The Domain, Sydney (26.01.19)

January 29, 2019

Florence + The Machine played to nearly thirty thousand people at Sydney’s The Domain this past weekend, and if you’re going to take anything away from this review let it be this: Florence Welch is so much better than all of us, in every facet possible. There’s no two ways about it. It’s as simple […]

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Live Review: Phil Collins’ live show in Sydney was a nostalgic jaunt from Genesis to his funky solo hits

January 22, 2019

Fifty years in the music business and Phil Collins is adamant that he’s not dead yet. His current Australian tour – named after his memoir that is also marking over 20 years between drinks – may be designed for people to lower their expectations. The English multi-instrumentalist seems older than his 67 years but while […]

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Festival Review: Mona Foma shines bright, weird and wonderful in its Launceston debut

January 21, 2019

Following ten years in Hobart – and a free block party last year in Launceston to test the waters – Mona Foma made its official debut in the Northern Tasmanian City this weekend, with a stellar weekend of art and music which took over Launceston for an event unlike anything locals have ever seen. Grimy […]

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Live Review: The Beautiful Girls + Bobby Alu + Pat Tierney – The Factory Theatre, Sydney (18.01.19)

January 21, 2019

There’s something really underrated about bands that play with as a three piece. Sure, having twelve people in your band means you can add incredible depth to your sound, but the raw basic-ness of guitar, bass and drums is something that will always manage to be magic in live setting. This is no different when […]

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Live Review: Primitive Calculators pumped Brisbane full of ugly muscle with The Goon Sax and Lilith

January 21, 2019

Chatter within Brisbane’s The Bearded Lady had one common topic: the Nazi flag incident. The previous week, a punk band caused outrage when two dim-witted members unveiled a Nazi flag. It reeked of desperate attention-seeking, especially compared to the sonic provocations of Melbourne noise legends Primitive Calculators. Formed in 1978, Primitive Calculators existed for two […]

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Live Review: Donnarumma engulf the stage at the Grace Darling Hotel

January 21, 2019

Springing from Adelaide, high energy four-piece Donnarumma are a total force to be reckoned with. Following the release of their latest single “Rollercoaster” in November, the band are currently in the middle of their six-date tour across the south and east coasts of the country. This week, the Grace Darling Hotel (Collingwood) hosted their Melbourne show, also welcoming […]

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Live Review: Celine Dion celebrates legacy as Las Vegas residency nears end

January 21, 2019

On Saturday 8th June 2019, Iconic chanteuse Celine Dion will finally bring her run of Las Vegas residencies to a definite close, sixteen years after she first began performing at The Colosseum. The powerhouse vocalist, now almost forty years into a storied career, is currently working her way to a historical moment for Las Vegas’ […]

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Live Review: Summer Series 2019 Feat. The Jacksons + Kool & The Gang and more – 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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Sydney Festival Review: Paul Capsis with the Fitzroy Youth Orchestra showed a dark gothic chameleon paying tribute to his inspirations

January 19, 2019

Paul Capsis is a performer who appreciates artists who are both unique and true to their real selves. You could argue that he too fits into this distinctive mould. His Sydney Festival show at the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent was an eclectic love letter to his many inspirations. The repertoire for the night was arranged by […]

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