Live Gigs, Music

Ronan Keating – Hamer Hall, Melbourne

It seems as though Ronan Keating has been through many stages in his life, both literally and metaphorically. For an artist who has spent the most recent part of his career as a judge on not one, but two, singing competition shows, it’s easy for many to forget what he has achieved as a musician […]

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GANG OF YOUTHS – 170 Russell, Melbourne

Our love affair with music is a constant and ever growing affection, that rises and falls daily. We are introduced to new sounds that we fall head over heels for; rekindle relationships with old musical flames; and close our hearts off to those melodies we no longer connect with. Our arousal can be fickle or […]

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Live Gigs, Music

DILINGER ESCAPE PLAN @ The Palace, Melbourne

Brace yourselves for a stern lesson in music, as lectured by Dillinger Escape Plan. There will be no need to sit up straight or be punctual, yet you will be required to do your homework if you are to understand the background of this multi- dimensional band. And try to concentrate, if you can amongst […]

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THE BRONX – Corner Hotel, Melbourne

It needs to exist as common knowledge that LA hardcore punk rockers, The Bronx, are hands down one of the best live performances you will ever see. That may seem like an overtly zealous and sweepingly biased statement, but I’ve been to enough gigs in my thirteen years as a music journalist to make such […]

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TEEGAN AND SARA @ The Forum, Melbourne. May 2010

Sister duo Tegan & Sara were in stellar form at the opulent and ethereal Forum Theatre last Wednesday night in Melbourne. Performing to a sell out crowd over two nights, the Quin twins from Canada displayed their stage prowess on their final night, to an enthusiastic, hearty and utterly ecstatic crowd. Despite their understated indie […]

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GROOVE ARMADA @ The Palace, Melbourne. Jan 2010

Still high from the exhilaration of the Big Day Out contingent sweeping through Melbourne the day before, music from the side gigs continued unabashed. With a closing performance that erupted in and out of the Boiler Room, dance pioneers Groove Armada ripped up the stage once again at Melbourne’s Palace Theatre. Having overloaded on musical […]

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Jagermeister Independent Music Awards 2012

Held at the very cool art space, Revolt in Melbourne, the seventh annual Jagermeister Independent Music Awards was a refreshingly brilliant and fair dinkum night showcasing Aussie music at its rawest and most intriguing. Walking through the smoke haze and skull graffiti popping from the brick wall at the entrance to the venue, you could […]

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HATEBREED – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne

  February the 29th comes along only once every four years, when the Gregorian Calendar decides it’s a perfect time to add an extra day to the end of the second month of the year. Many things are known to happen on this mystical day – women spring into action and propose brazenly to their […]

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BORNE @ The Corner Hotel, Melbourne. Aug 2007

There are some bands that come along and instantly sweep you off your feet. You’re carried away by the strong current of their music, submerged in the meaning of their lyrics and completely immersed in their melody. Borne is one such band. Forget all your clichéd views on rock bands and their hard as granite […]

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LAMB – The Prince Bandroom, Melbourne

It seems as though only a fraction of society really knows about this incredible group. Yet, that unique portion was in full and hearty abundance at the Prince of Wales on a sweltering Wednesday night in December. As though pulled in by a magnetic force generating from the stage, patrons waited with universal baited breathe […]

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