Live Reviews

Live Review: Wu-Tang Clan prove unstoppable at celebratory Sydney Opera House show

December 11, 2018

Anyone who has seen the almighty Wu-Tang Clan live before would be forgiven for being a bit cynical about their sold out four-show run at the Sydney Opera House. As far back as I can remember, all nine living members of the Wu have never been on an Australian stage together. The closest we got […]

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Live Review: Bhad Bhabie + DJ Busy – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (09.12.18)

December 10, 2018

Bhad Bhabie, otherwise known as Danielle Bregoli, otherwise known as “cashmeousiiiiide howboudat” girl, did not disappoint her tasteless brand as she played the Enmore Theatre stage. Opening act, DJ Busy, warmed up the crowd with well-known club tunes ranging from XXXTentacion to Cardi B. The tween audience was absolutely vibing it. In my opinion, the […]

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Live Review: Stella Donnelly Finally Makes Some Friends and Brings Some Christmas Cheer to Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory (08.12.18)

December 10, 2018

This time of year is a time for everyone to wind down, get together with friends and family, and try be as merry as possible. For many people this comes in the form of parties, family get-togethers or work Christmas parties. For Stella Donnelly, it came in the form of a national tour. Hitting the […]

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Live Review: Good Things proved a great day out for punk and metal in its Sydney debut

December 10, 2018

The trek to Parramatta Park seems to have become a regular occurrence for Sydney festival goers, with almost every large-scale day-long music event being held there nowadays. With Good Things the newest addition to this list and with more coming (looking at you Download and Ultra), the parklands might do a job of keeping the […]

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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: Saba loved his CARE FOR ME show in Sydney just as much as we did

December 6, 2018

On Tuesday night, the Sydney Opera House was treated to one of the first Australian performances of Chicago rapper Saba, an incredibly talented rising star with a lot of hype surrounding his career to date. He was met with the warmest of welcomes from the packed Opera House, with energy and cheers greeting each changing […]

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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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Live Review: Dean Lewis kicks off his national tour at the Croxton in Melbourne with Jack Gray and Robinson

December 4, 2018

I’m no stranger to the stained lightbulbs that the Croxton Bandroom has to offer. It’s a marvellous venue which hosts some of best upcoming and established acts who choose to grace Melbourne with their presence. But on a chilly Saturday night, I was left waiting amongst a line of fans waiting to hear the sweet […]

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Live Review: Gang of Youths put on a mesmerising show at Enmore Theatre as their huge tour comes to an end

December 3, 2018

Gang of Youths‘ epic stories of victory, tragedy and hope have been bringing young Australians a new appreciation of classic feelsy rock. The charisma, insightfulness and passion of lead singer Dave Le’aupepe has been at the front of most of this success, rendering comparisons to legends Bruce Springsteen and Michael Hutchence. I saw Gang of Youths perform […]

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Live Review: Holy Holy + Clews + Bri Clark – Mojos, Fremantle (29.11.18)

December 2, 2018

Thursday evening saw Holy Holy’s Faces tour hit Western Australia, with a show at Fremantle’s Mojo’s, the first of three in the state. Joining the band were Sydney indie rockers Clews and Perth local Bri Clark.  The evening kicked off to a rather muted start with Bri Clark taking to the stage, armed just with […]

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Live Review: Alex The Astronaut + Hachiku – The Factory Theatre, Marrickville (29.11.18)

November 30, 2018

Alex The Astronaut has definitely been kicking a few goals the past couple of years. From moving back to Australia, to releasing both of her EPs, to gracing the higher echelons of The Hottest 100, she has been flat chat. And in amongst all these feats, she’s still found the time to tour religiously and […]

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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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Live Review: Glades + Balu Brigada + LA Women – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne (24.11.18)

November 26, 2018

Following the heavily anticipated drop of their new album (which was our recent Album of the Week), alt-pop trio Glades kicked off their five-show tour in Melbourne on Saturday night and left none of us disappointed. The band, formed in Sydney, released To Love You earlier this month and The Corner Hotel in Richmond was the perfect intimate setting […]

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Live Review: Xavier Rudd + The Teskey Brothers – Fremantle Arts Centre (23.11.18)

November 25, 2018

Friday night saw the South Lawn of the Fremantle Arts Centre play host to the penultimate night of Xavier Rudd’s Storm Boy Australian tour, joining Rudd for the evening were Victoria’s The Teskey Brothers. Having never seen The Teskey Brothers before, nor heard any of their output, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. Even […]

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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: East Brunswick All Girls Choir howl through Brisbane show with Gold Stars and Jack Spider

November 21, 2018

Melbourne’s East Brunswick All Girls Choir stood in a row on the Greaser Bar’s thin strip of stage. It’s smaller than the band’s original venue for their Brisbane show, which was changed due to noise complaints. Playing songs from their latest album Teddywaddy, their raucous noise crashed into the dimly-lit brick walls and no complaints […]

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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: Spilt Milk Festival delivered a stellar day of Australian music and legendary international artists

November 19, 2018

Spilt Milk Festival in Canberra is really establishing itself as one of Australia’s biggest one day festivals. Now in its third year, even the late withdrawal of international star Childish Gambino didn’t for one second detract from the magic of the day. Childish Gambino’s broken foot led to the inclusion of Aussie favourites Angus and […]

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Live Review: Maxwell’s stylish live show dominates Las Vegas’ legendary Pearl Concert Theatre

November 14, 2018

Back in 1998 when Maxwell released Embrya, a follow-up to seminal debut Urban Hang Suite, the famously suave purveyor of sophisticated and mature R&B (casually referred to as “Grown Folk Music”) was met with piles of critical backlash. Although the album was a success, reaching platinum status and earning the Brooklyn artist a Grammy nod, […]

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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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