Tag: music

Mac Demarco at 180 Russell St.

I like the fact that at 180 Russell St, whilst larkin’ about downstairs pre-gig, you can look up through a glass window to see your favourite musicians doing the same upstairs. As I did while waiting for Mac Demarco. Russell…

Optimo plays Shadow Electric

I’m a Scottish lass so it was only natural when I heard Glasgow DJs Keith McIvor (Twitch) and Jonnie Wilkes (Wilkes) – aka Optimo – were hitting up Melbourne, my dancing shoes and I jumped at the chance to go….

The Pierce Brothers come home to Melbourne

It’s the ultimate success story: Melbourne buskers make the bigtime, going from Swanston Street to touring the world. The Pierce Brothers returned to their hometown to perform at 170 Russell midway through their first world tour. They’re billed as a ‘folk duo’, and…

A Tribe Called Red electric powwow

A Wednesday night at the Northcote Social Club, and the crowd was boppin’ along like it was the weekend. It was hard to remember it was a schoolnight when First Nations band A Tribe Called Red took to the stage….

Leah Senior’s ‘Summer’s On The Ground’ Album Launch

The Toff in Town’s intimate space was a great setting for the three performing acts at Leah Senior’s ‘Summer’s On The Ground’ album launch. It certainly was warm in there, but thankfully Senior’s melodious tunes quickly carried us to the…

Opera Australia’s production of ‘The Elixir of Love’

Opera Australia sets ‘The Elixir of Love’ in the Australian outback in a fun, comical, and entertaining production. Opera Victoria delivers the energy and subtleties of Donizetti’s score while an enchanting chemistry plays out between the performers, who sing and…

Melbourne Music Week: New Orleans Street Party

Even a few blocks away, my plus one and I could hear the thumping jazz tunes of The Lagerphones playing at the New Orleans Street Party. As a part of Melbourne Music Week, Dodds Street in Southbank was transformed to resemble…

Melbourne Music Week: Monolake and Spilt Silo

Techno lovers were out in full force to prove it’s a mainstay genre in Melbourne’s music scene. Stable Music & The Goethe Institute in combination with Melbourne Music Week presented Monolake, Echo Inspectors, and Split Silo in the 2015 flagship…

DZ Deathrays, New War & Darts at Melbourne Music Week

There’s no other event that’s quite like Melbourne Music Week. Returning in 2015 for its sixth iteration, this year’s program is hotter than ever. MMW is known not just for their stellar lineups of local and international bands, but also for…

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.)…