Category: music

The genius of They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants are basically musical legends. Until I heard they were coming to our shores, I didn’t really have any idea just how loved this band was. (Special thanks to Spotify for forcing me to listen to them.)…

Melbourne Music Week 2015: Top 10 Picks

Since someone had the bright idea to create Melbourne Music Week, it has kept the glimmer of hope alight for Melbourne’s live music future. Once again taking over an iconic Melbourne building as the flagship venue, get ready for an…

The Basics Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival: The Basics

Even if you somehow have not heard of the internationally acclaimed Australian trio The Basics, you would have definitely heard of one of their band members – Wally De Backer (aka Gotye). Playing a special set for Melbourne Festival to…

City Calm Down take over Howler

A crowded, sold-out, restless Howler bar steadily fills up with a diverse contingent of Melbourne’s gig-going public on an unusually balmy night in October. There is anticipation in the air and craft beer on the floor as we wait for…

Tkay Maidza: best live act in Melbourne-slash-the-world

I’m gonna start off this review with my biggest statement ever: Tkay Maidza is probably the best live act I’ve seen since I watched Beyoncé and Jay-Z perform. If you know how much I worship Beyonce, you’ll know that this…

Little May Live at The Corner

Little May first jumped right into my radar with their Triple J Like a Version cover of Great Southern Land by Icehouse, complete with soulful soft vocals. Hearing them play it live was even better– there were no nerves, high…

Hiatus Kaiyote

I’m never quite sure how to describe Hiatus Kaiyote to people. It usually just ends in me throwing a bunch of adjectives at the other person before forcing my headphones towards them so they can hear the beauty for themselves….

Tash Sultana: one hell of a musician

Tash Sultana is one hell of a musician. At only 20, she’s already been playing guitar for 17 years (seriously), as well as having an amazing voice and beatboxing skills that raised my eyebrows somewhere near my hairline. Mix all…

Being a mench at the Shir Madness Jewish Music Festival

“We didn’t expect our first festival to sell out. There are 150 volunteers here today and I hope they’ll be enough. We’ll, at least nobody fainted so far!” These were the first words I heard from one of the organizers…

Megan Washington

Whiskey and fish with Megan Washington

I’m going to open with a disclaimer– I love Megan Washington. I have adored her since I Believe You Liar came out in 2010 and was blasted through my 16 year old self’s bedroom non-stop, lyrics in margins, the whole…