Tag: music

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…

Tkay Maidza: best live act in Melbourne-slash-the-world

I’m gonna start off this review with my biggest statement ever: Tkay Maidza is probably the best live act I’ve seen since I watched Beyoncé and Jay-Z perform. If you know how much I worship Beyonce, you’ll know that this…

Fringe Review: They Say She’s Different

Betty Davis is a total rockstar, and Cecilia Low embodies her feline screeching and dynamic stage presence to a tee in her fringe performance of ‘They Say She’s Different‘. As we filed into the Gasworks auditorium it was clear that…

Hiatus Kaiyote

I’m never quite sure how to describe Hiatus Kaiyote to people. It usually just ends in me throwing a bunch of adjectives at the other person before forcing my headphones towards them so they can hear the beauty for themselves….

Tash Sultana: one hell of a musician

Tash Sultana is one hell of a musician. At only 20, she’s already been playing guitar for 17 years (seriously), as well as having an amazing voice and beatboxing skills that raised my eyebrows somewhere near my hairline. Mix all…

Being a mench at the Shir Madness Jewish Music Festival

“We didn’t expect our first festival to sell out. There are 150 volunteers here today and I hope they’ll be enough. We’ll, at least nobody fainted so far!” These were the first words I heard from one of the organizers…