Tag: music

Tom Jones at Hamer Hall

To the man behind me who laughed as the lights went down and said, “I bet he’ll come out in a wheelchair,” my golly, I hope the socks were shot from your feet. Sir Tom Jones, 75-years-young, performed on stage…

Brunswick Music Festival 2016: Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro

Trading the green and Guinness on St Patricks Day for a Japanese funk/soul/jazz band may seem like a daring decision, but one that I can safely say I do not regret. This particular night was at Howler, as part of…

Brunswick Music Festival: Shane Howard

After Melbourne had brought out the slightly crappy winter preview for a few days, I was feeling a bit wary of the likelihood of an open air concert at CERES. Mother Nature was on the side of the Brunswick Music…

Brunswick Music Festival 2016: Woohoo Revue

Saturday night = dancing. Especially when it’s a whole night of the amazing music from the Woohoo Revue supported by the equally great Willie Wagtails and Galata Express ­– brass, babes, and big bold Balkan tunes (with a hint of lots…

Reliving 90s Music Mania

Hoop earrings, check!  Glow sticks, check!! Reebok high tops, check!!! White denim, check!!!! I ticked off most of my mental list of 90s fashion must haves before I’d even crossed the foyer of Trak.  Obviously I’m not the only one excited…

Brunswick Music Festival 2016: Sheila Kay Adams

It’s not often that you get to be in the presence of a living legend. But that’s exactly what happened at Sheila Kay Adams’ show at the Brunswick Music Festival. The Appalachian singer and storyteller showed the audience why she’s…

Brunswick Music Festival 2016: Spiro

After two nights of hectic, hectic folk music, I was looking forward to the slower storytelling ways of Spiro and their support Bush Gothic – and I wasn’t disappointed. Bush Gothic are one entity split between three bodies, that’s the only…

Brunswick Music Festival 2016: Moxie, Saoirse, and Zeon

Continuing the Brunswick Music Festival’s skill of giving a stage to all the great international acts in town, Wednesday night, also known as St Patrick’s day eve, was a night for the Irish to show what they had. And they…

Brunswick Music Festival 2016: Shooglenifty

The Brunswick Music Festival is a perfectly timed extravaganza, falling right after Port Fairy Folk Festival, and allowing the opportunity to nab all the great musos in town already. It also allows people like me, who don’t quite manage the trek…