Tag: live 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.)…

Alpine dazzle The Corner Hotel

Alpine’s sound is difficult to describe. It’s like a highly-charged throwback to glam rock, a healthy mix of indie and some hard rocking numbers — especially on their second offering, 2015 album Yuck. I was determined to see them pull it…

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…

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…

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…

Mojo Juju

Mojo Juju’s ‘Seeing Red/Feeling Blue’ tour

Mojo Juju‘s bio describes her as “5’3″ of wise crackin’, sass mouthin’, jump jivin’ attitude, wrapped up in a zoot suit and propped up on a Cuban heel”. She may be small, but dear god, she owns a stage like…

Jeremy Neale – live in Melbourne

Jeremy Neale is a smooth crooner and a half. In his set at the Ding Dong Lounge as part of his single launch tour down the east coast, the Brisbane native and his band took to the stage to get…