Tag: music

Milk! Records Good For You Tour at Howler

Milk! Records Good For You was very good for me. I could leave it at that, the simplest, bluntest review of all time, but instead I’ll elaborate a little. I wandered into the Sunday night Howler gig in a bit of a daze;…

St. Kilda Summer Jazz Festival: a weekend of hot jazz by the sea

If you haven’t made plans this weekend you’re in luck because there’s an amazing jazz festival on, the inaugural St. Kilda Jazz Festival. Many of Melbourne’s most talented jazz musicians are performing south of the river and bringing the most sensational jazz…

Festival Of Live Art: Town Hall Pass

The Festival of Live Art is Melbourne’s biennial ode to all things live art (we went two years ago!). It is taking place from 1-13 March 2016 across the North Melbourne Town Hall, St. Kilda’s Theatre Works, and the Footscray…

A Recorder Revolution with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Recorders (a.k.a internal duct flutes) might give you the chills. Or it might bring back nightmarish primary school music class memories. I hear you. But if you’re after a revolutionary classical music experience, look no further. The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra,…

March 2016: What To Do and Where To Go

As Autumn descends upon us, we look for awesome events to distract ourselves with from the impending, inevitable cold winds and rain to come. Here are our top picks of how to stay warm, while also staying cool: Festival of Live Art (1…

‘Another Other’ by Chamber Made Opera

‘Another Other’ by Chamber Made Opera is another foray into the realm of experimental art-making for which this Melbourne-based collective are renown. This show gives you a taste of what it might have felt to live in post-WWI Germany before the…

‘At Last – The Etta James Story’ at Arts Centre Melbourne

Narrative concerts are a relative newcomer to Melbourne’s live music scene. A far more authentic experience then a tribute concert, the audience also get to learn the stirring — yet often tumultuous life stories — of revered artists. Starring the…

Five surprising things we loved at Laneway Festival Melbourne

What started as a series of weekly shows at a tiny Melbourne bar (RIP St. Jerome’s) has bloomed into one of Australia’s most beloved festivals.  In a time when naysayers are predicting the death of live music, St. Jerome’s Laneway…