Category: music

Piknic Électronik

After delighting the hearts of doofers and electronic lovers during its inaugural season, Piknic Électronik Melbourne has pulled out all the stops for a stellar 2016 season at its new home, The Paddock in Federation Square. Starting out in Montreal…

Zoo Twilights series at the Melbourne Zoo

There’s no cooler place to be on a Friday night than the Melbourne Zoo. Thanks to the Zoo Twilights series, you can enjoy some of the biggest names in music (think: José González) amidst the trees and the animals. I’d been wanting…

The Abduction from the Seraglio

I was really excited to see Suzanne Chaundy’s production of Mozart’s “The Abduction from the Seraglio“. I am a recent convert to opera though, so I was still unsure of exactly what to expect. I had previously considered opera ‘that’ genre of…

Thee Oh Sees’ sold-out gig at Howler

Quiz time: Which of the following is true? a) Thee Oh Sees have two drummers. b) They sold out their three Howler gigs. c) They’ve produced 14 studio albums. If you answered ‘d) All the above’, you’re correct. If you answered…

Walk The Moon’s dancing and singing party at The Forum

‘Shut Up And Dance’ is Walk The Moon’s runaway hit. You know the tune even if you might not know the name of the band. They brought their infectiously fun show to Melbourne, leading the crowd in choreographed dancing to…

Mac Demarco at 180 Russell St.

I like the fact that at 180 Russell St, whilst larkin’ about downstairs pre-gig, you can look up through a glass window to see your favourite musicians doing the same upstairs. As I did while waiting for Mac Demarco. Russell…

Joanna Newsom at Hamer Hall

Joanna Newsom’s magical storytelling and fabulous musical talent completely enraptured the audience last night at Hamer Hall. Underneath the speckled lights and brilliant acoustics, we felt pretty spoilt to be seeing such a show. The supporting act, Mick Turner (Australian…

Tradition Perseveres With Fiddler on the Roof

“Tradition…” The famous Fiddler on the Roof melody rang out through the historic Princess Theatre in Melbourne to open the award-winning musical about a poor Jewish family living in Tsarist Russia torn between the old world and the new. Set…

Practical Cats, Dramatical Cats, Jellicle Cats

I love cats. Like really. In my 23 years I’ve owned six cats and I have a cat tattooed on my wrist. People buy me cat things and I own far too many cat printed mugs than one person should…

Optimo plays Shadow Electric

I’m a Scottish lass so it was only natural when I heard Glasgow DJs Keith McIvor (Twitch) and Jonnie Wilkes (Wilkes) – aka Optimo – were hitting up Melbourne, my dancing shoes and I jumped at the chance to go….