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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Live Gigs, Music

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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Live Gigs, Music

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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Festivals, Music

Falls Festival – New Years 2007-08

There’s nothing like a road trip down the Great Ocean Road to kick start your foray into the chaos that is New Year festivities. A pilgrimage taken by 15,000 Australians, to the heart of the Otway National Park, all in the name of music and close quarters camping. Very close. This was my first trip […]

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Albums, Music

Mariachi El Bronx – Album Review

Album Artwork Copyright of Mariachi El Bronx & White Drugs. Like most good things, people always have a way of finding out about it. Even when hardcore punk rock bands have a mariachi side project that ends up gaining more momentum than their aforementioned musical pursuit. Random good things like that. As a writer, and […]

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Live Gigs, Music

IMOGEN HEAP – The Palais, St Kilda

As the credits rolled for the film, Garden State, there was one thing that struck me acutely and that was, the song that was playing. It was uplifting, engaging, ethereal and simply stunning. That was my initial introduction to Imogen Heap. One part of the duo Frou Frou, she had one of the most startling […]

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Live Gigs, Music

THE BRONX – Corner Hotel, Melbourne : March 2011

The atmosphere was electric as anticipation mounted for The Bronx’s only Australian headline show as part of the Soundwave juggernaut that swept through the continent. This multi-faceted punk band, hailing from Los Angeles, has managed to harness the power of punk with the true grit of rock and simply bring the noise to every gig. […]

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Live Gigs, Music

SLEIGH BELLS @ The Prince Bandroom, Melbourne. Jan 2011

My first introduction to the Sleigh Bells was fittingly enough, in New York. I happened upon the Gramercy Park Hotel’s Rose Bar and wandered into the Lacoste party. It was fashion week after all. The joint was full of Gossip Girl actors, paparazzi, models and of course my most favourite thing, an open bar. It was a surreal sort […]

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