Review: ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ in Concert

A long time ago (last Friday) in a galaxy far, far away (Melbourne), I attended the opening night of ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In Concert’, performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. It was, as you could imagine, amazing.

18 December 2018
Gang of Youths @ The Forum

Before they close their set, Le’aupepe leaves the audience with perhaps the most important messages behind Go Farther in Lightness—to forgive, to love, to live and to look after one another. Life can be shit but there are ways to make it better, and Le’aupepe has learnt that.

4 November 2018
I Love Frankie Cosmos

I was floating down the streets of Paris at 40 kilometres per second, my arms straining against his denim jacket, laundry powder and cigarette smoke and joyful fear. A thousand indie rock songs spinning in my ears. Like a dream from a movie where I couldn’t belong. I was in Paris in summer, and I was having the time of my life. He had curly hair and converses and he was Into Music.

8 August 2018
Review: Splendour In The Grass 2018

Splendour is connecting with old friends and making new ones in a campsite or a crowd. Splendour is getting drunk in a tent. Splendour is discovering new bands and appreciating your old favourites. Splendour is the blue feeling you get when it’s all over and you’re re-listening to your favourite acts.

25 July 2018
Review: Brian Jonestown Massacre @ The Forum

A distinct sense of unease lingered over the Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Melbourne gig on Thursday night.

29 June 2018
Review: Autechre

Their live show was a methodological, analytical, scientific and mathematical manipulation of sound palettes to create mosaics.

26 June 2018
Review: Search for the Sublime

We huddle in heavy coats, scarves and hats under the clear night sky. Everyone clutches $8 wine in plastic cups as they listen to very good writing being read by Sam Flynn and very good electronic music performed by the Melbourne duo OK EG. The crowd is quiet, faces illuminated dimly, hands tucked into pockets […]

25 June 2018
Christian McBride’s New Jawn @ The Jazzlab

Christian McBride’s performance was a charismatic and captivating expression of experimental jazz.

19 June 2018
Review: Sun Ra Arkestra @ The Night Cat

On first arrival the room felt vacuous, the venue spacious and the stage empty. The instruments sat visible and still, yet to be awoken.

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