Category Reviews

Big Day Out 2013 @ Flemington Racecourse

Another year, another Big Day Out comes and goes and another batch of sunburnt 15 year olds, disgruntled mid-twenties musos and 40-something year old die hard fans head home, bludgeoning Metro with their sweaty, tired bodies. It’s a part of my calandar every year, so I headed along to Flemington Racecourse, giving up my Hottest […]

High Highs @ The Toff in Town

According to High Highs Last Fm profile their major influence is ‘silence’. Judging by their live performance I wouldn’t disagree. “This is our first show as a band in Australia” front man of High Highs Jack Milas explained half way through his set at the Toff in Town. This may not seem so odd when […]

Tegan and Sara – Heartthrob

In their time, the musical world of Canada have given us a lot to love. In the last year alone we’ve had a farewell tour for post-hardcore juggernauts Alexisonfire, a resoundingly praised record from Grimes, and the return of Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Unfortunately, in 2013 we cannot add ‘top notch release from Tegan and […]

Yo La Tengo – Fade

When a band have been around for almost thirty years, theoretically it becomes relatively easy to identify the genre that their music falls into. However, meet Yo La Tengo: they don’t make it easy. One could definitely label them with that gaping void of a genre we call ‘alternative rock’, but that would be lazy. […]

Falls Music and Arts Festival @ Lorne

I attended my first falls last year when the Arctic Monkeys headlined and I fell in love with it. The atmosphere of the four days is one comparable to the perfect combination of the patricians of Harvest and the party goers at a festival like Future Music Festival. The atmosphere remained the same as my […]

Tame Impala @ The Forum

Last time I saw Tame Impala was in the pouring rain at the Melbourne leg of Parklife. It was the day after their unbelievable sophomore effort Lonerism had been dropped here and the crowd of fans, most of which no doubt bought the ticket, like myself, just to see Tame Impala unveil some new tracks […]

Grimes @ The Corner Hotel

There’s something magical about the Corner Hotel. When looking upon its alumni you see big names like The Living End right next to new comers, the likes of Ball Park Music. I made an appearance at the Corner Hotel on this particular evening to catch a rising talent before she got too big for the […]