[Live Review] THE CULT (Brisbane)


Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane Wednesday November 23, 2016 : It has been more than 21 years since I witnessed the Cult conquer the main stage at the Big Day Out in Sydney. Last Wednesday saw me trekking over 2 hours Continue reading [Live Review] THE CULT (Brisbane)

[Live Review] CLUTCH (Brisbane + Melbourne)

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The Triffid, Brisbane Thursday March 3, 2016 The Forum, Melbourne Saturday March 5, 2016 Corner Hotel, Melbourne Sunday March 6, 2016 : With the arrival of new music almost always comes a tour, so when Clutch dropped the brilliant album Continue reading [Live Review] CLUTCH (Brisbane + Melbourne)

[Live Review] FALLS FESTIVAL 2016 (Byron Bay)

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Byron Bay December 31, 2015 – January 3, 2016 : Bouncing into Falls fest on a balmy New Years Eve in time to catch Weird Al Yankovic delight the crowd with his whacky antics and rip offs. Numbers were visibly Continue reading [Live Review] FALLS FESTIVAL 2016 (Byron Bay)

[Live Review] OSAKA PUNCH

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The Zoo, Brisbane Saturday October 17, 2015 : They say you can judge a band off it’s support act… And Shanghai are definitely fitting that mould! Only in the most unconventionally obscure yet equally as important way. Shanghai are an Continue reading [Live Review] OSAKA PUNCH

[Live Review] PARKWAY DRIVE (Byron Bay)

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Byron Bay High School Saturday October 3, 2015 : Driving into Byron Bay Highschool, I know I was going to be in for an interesting night as cars spilled out of the car park and into the streets for a Continue reading [Live Review] PARKWAY DRIVE (Byron Bay)


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Coolangatta Hotel Friday June 5, 2015 : A hectic friday afternoon found me blasting north on the freeway fashionably late for tonight’s Cosmic Psychos / Dune Rats double headliner. As I hit the coast road off the freeway, I noticed Continue reading [Live Review] COSMIC PSYCHOS

[Live Review] CHERRY ROCK 2015

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Cherry Bar, Melbourne Sunday May 10, 2015 : As I touched down at Tullamarine, my gut was churning. An in flight incident had me wondering if I was ever going to get to the festival I had been anticipating for Continue reading [Live Review] CHERRY ROCK 2015

[Live Review] MASTODON

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DISCLAIMER: As a fervent fan of Mastodon for well over a decade (‘Where Strides The Behemoth’), I may fall short of anything resembling dissatisfaction let alone condemnation within the following review. Not even the imposition of a 2+ hour drive to Continue reading [Live Review] MASTODON



Riverstage, Brisbane Saturday March 7, 2015 : A perfect March evening and I’m again heading for the brightish lights of Bris vegas, fashionably late as ever. As I purposefully ascend the steeply ramped walkway to the Riverstage amphitheatre, I’m struck by Continue reading [Live Review] LONDON GRAMMAR

[Live Review] WOODFORD FESTIVAL 2014

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Ahhh Woodford! It’s that time of year again, and I look forward to “Woody’ like no other festival. It posesses a unique “je ne sais quoi” that I’ve not experienced at any other event. It may have something to do with Continue reading [Live Review] WOODFORD FESTIVAL 2014