Tag: music

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.)…

Melbourne Music Week 2015: Top 10 Picks

Since someone had the bright idea to create Melbourne Music Week, it has kept the glimmer of hope alight for Melbourne’s live music future. Once again taking over an iconic Melbourne building as the flagship venue, get ready for an…

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…

Melbourne Festival: Patti Smith’s Horses

An all-star cast took to the stage over two jam-packed shows on Sunday night at the majestic Melbourne Town Hall, to perform a thrilling interpretation of Patti Smith’s album ‘Horses’. Smith has just released her new memoir, ‘M Train’ and…

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…