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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 […]

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 […]

Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles III

If the first Crystal Castles record epitomized anxiety, then the second record was an insight into paranoia. The third Crystal Castles record is definitely about stress and loneliness as a disturbing air of unsettlement lingers from track to track. Crystal Castles, as a band, are a group associated with frantic and glitchy electronic dance music […]

The Black Keys @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Walking through the gates the of Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Halloween eve, there was definitely something in the air. I’m gonna maintain that it was excitement, not horror, because after years of rumours and backing out of festivals the Black Keys had finally returned to our shores for a run of headline dates. If […]

Easy Star All Stars @ The Hi-Fi

It’s rare you get to use the words ‘dub’ and good in the same sentence… Stepping into the Hi-Fi on what could only be described as a bloody freezing night, the atmosphere inside was much the opposite. The ambiance was warm and loving as I quickly grabbed a drink and made my way into the […]