Tag: music

Banjo BBQ with bluegrass band Mustered Courage

Authentic American barbeque with a side of bluegrass music. If there are better combos in this world, I’m hard-pressed to find one. So that’s why I found myself heading to the Retreat Hotel in Brunswick for the afternoon when the…

Julia Jacklin performs at Shebeen

‘What do breasts and gigs have in common? They both need good support.’ Julia Jacklin posted this witty ditty on her Facebook page a fortnight ago alongside her Australian tour dates, and support she has been given! She’s fresh-faced and…

Paul Kelly does Shakespeare at The Wheeler Centre

We came from all walks of life to queue up at the Wheeler Centre at 9am on a Saturday morning for ‘Paul Kelly Does Shakespeare’. On a pilgrimage of sorts, we stood much as they would have outside The Globe…

Daughter play 170 Russell

Daughter’s music is beautiful, soft, and hypnotising, with lyrics that will make you check in with just how your heart is doing. Their album ‘His Young Heart’ was the soundtrack to my last big breakup, so hearing the band singing…

City Calm Down at the Corner Hotel

It has been about six months since I saw City Calm Down perform live at Howler in the People’s Republic of Brunswick. The band takes the stage and acknowledges how much they appreciate performing before their ‘home audience’ in Melbourne….

The Underachievers’ gig at Howler

Sometimes, I go out of my Fitzroy ghetto. Not very often, but it happens. So I packed a bag, checked my data for Google Maps emergency checks, kissed my wife and children goodbye, topped up my Myki card, and was…

Lee Ritenour at Bird’s Basement Jazz Club

Give me a glass of red and live jazz music and you can keep me entertained for hours. There is something about the mystery, class, and charm of a jazz club that I find simply irresistible. I was ecstatic when…

Nathaniel Rateliff’s effortlessly smooth voice

Nathaniel Rateliff has an effortlessly smooth voice that I (and plenty of others) adore listening to. On Australian soil for the first time as part of the line up for Bluesfest, Rateliff’s smoothness was on stage at 170 Russell with the…