[Live Review] JACK JOHNSON (Sydney)

Sydney Opera House Thursday November 30, 2017 : The Sydney Opera House has to be the most unique and beautiful venue for a gig that I can imagine, and I was lucky enough to attend the first of Jack Johnson’s Continue reading [Live Review] JACK JOHNSON (Sydney)

[Live Revew] GRINSPOON (Newcastle)

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle Thursday August 31, 2017 : It’s always interesting to see the different crowds who turn up to shows these days, and it’s pretty rare to see a room of 30-somethings partying hard on a school night. But Continue reading [Live Revew] GRINSPOON (Newcastle)

[Live Review] NORTHLANE (Newcastle)

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle Saturday May 20, 2017 : “Aussie metalcore” has well and truly become it’s own genre, similar to the alt-rock heyday of Cog, Karnivool and the Butterfly Effect. Tonight’s sold out show proved that it will be going Continue reading [Live Review] NORTHLANE (Newcastle)

[Live Review] KINGSWOOD (Newcastle)

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle Wednesday March 29, 2017 : Maddy Jane looked a bit bemused as she stood in front of a noisy crowd, alone with her guitar. Then she unleashed her formidable voice without warning, and grabbed the attention of Continue reading [Live Review] KINGSWOOD (Newcastle)

[Live Review] THE NERVE

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle Thursday November 21, 2013 : What an awesome gig. “Short and sweet” summed it up, with both bands having a big impact with their short-but-intense sets. King of the North sound HUGE, and the fact that they’re Continue reading [Live Review] THE NERVE

[Live Review] STONEFIELD

The Small Ballroom, Islington Friday August 23, 2013 : The Small Ballroom has seen some awesome live acts perform there in its relatively short lifespan, and tonight was no exception. I arrived in time to see the garage-rock stylings of Continue reading [Live Review] STONEFIELD

[Live Review] THE GETAWAY PLAN

The Small Ballroom, Islington Thursday August 15, 2013 : It’s been a tumultuous few years for The Getaway Plan. The band hit the big time and achieved commercial success with their debut, Other Voices, Other Rooms, but then inexplicably broke up Continue reading [Live Review] THE GETAWAY PLAN

[Live Review] GRINSPOON

Newcastle Panthers Thursday April 18, 2013 : I was initially disappointed after being shuffled into Newcastle Panthers’ small band room (instead of the spacious main room), but this passed once the bands lit up the stage. Emperors are a solid Continue reading [Live Review] GRINSPOON