Bands & Bevs: Riley Pearce

Up and coming Indie singer-songwriter, Riley Pearce, is the latest act set to take the stage at the University of Melbourne Student Union’s Tuesday ‘Bands & Bevs’ this semester. Currently touring the country, you can catch Riley at 1pm in North Court this Tuesday. Based in Perth, Riley has released a has released a string […]

19 March 2018
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Interview: Xavier RN

Yesterday afternoon, I had the great pleasure of interviewing Xavier Rubetski-Noonan, a 25-year-old musician from Sydney and Melbourne. He plays with Self Talk, Kelso (with Kelly-Dawn from Camp Cope, and Gab from Japanese Wallpaper), and with Triple J Unearthed’s Max Quinn. We meet at The Reverence Hotel, a pub in Footscray that’s home to a […]

14 March 2018
Review: The Sound of Falling Stars at the Arts Centre

The Sound of Falling Stars brings back memories of the American stars of the post-World War Two era through a few great role-playing scenes by Cameron Goodall and the two playful musicians, George Butrumlis and Enio Pozzebon.

13 March 2018
Bands & Bevs: Kingswood

Purveyors of Australian rock Kingswood are the latest act set to dazzle students as part of the University of Melbourne Student Union’s band and bevs series. Fresh off the back of an extensive tour in support of their sophomore album After Hours, Close to Dawn, Kingswood will be gracing the stage at North Court outside […]

12 March 2018
Review: King Krule at The Croxton Bandroom, Thornbury

My eardrums were first graced by the visceral voice of Archy Marshall, AKA King Krule amongst other names, in 2013. His breakthrough album 6 Feet Beneath the Moon had just been released. My friend Max played ‘Baby Blue’ for me using his phone 3G at midnight, while we lay alone next to a public pool in Darwin. Fitting, considering the forlorn, wateriness of the record.

12 March 2018
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Review: Hiatus Kaiyote and Harvey Sutherland at Zoo Twilights

The story so far lies with me having first listened to Hiatus Kaiyote when my mate, Ariana, dyed my hair blue and put on ‘Nakamarra’, up to this weekend, when I went with Ariana together to see the neo-soul band play their biggest ever, headline, sold-out show.

7 March 2018
Review: The National at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl

The first day of March—a cloudy, windy day, perfect for the occasion, brings the National and thousands of fans to Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

7 March 2018
Review: Car Seat Headrest at the Croxton Bandroom

Car Seat Headrest’s first song of the night is not a Car Seat Headrest song. In fact, Will Toledo—often described as the band’s ‘creative centre’—does not appear until the song is almost over. There are seven people on stage by that point: all four Car Seat Headrest members, plus the associated Seattle act Naked Giants, who, together, give the night one hell of a punch. “Who the fuck are you?” asks Naked Giants’ Gianni Aiello, when Toledo finally takes up his frontman mantle for ‘The Drum’ (Teens Of Style).

6 March 2018
Band & Bevs: BABBA

ABBA was the Swedish pop foursome that enchanted the world and changed the music game forever. BABBA are the Australian tribute group that recreate that magic for a generation for whom the songs of ABBA still hold a strong place in our hearts and playlists.

5 March 2018
Bands & Bevs: Alex Lahey

When a degree in jazz saxophone just isn’t enough to satisfy the creative itch, you go the plan B route of writing and producing some of the best indie pop and rock songs of 2017. It’s a tale as old as time and the path followed by Alex Lahey: a 25-year-old, Melbournian songwriter and musician who will be performing at uni on Concrete Lawns this Tuesday at 12.

26 February 2018
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