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.

Chris Dave & The Drumhedz @ 170 Russell

Chris Dave has been called one of the best drummers in the world today, and as the audience expectantly waits in a darkened basement on a chilly Melbourne evening, the anticipation is palpable.

Review: Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science @ The Jazzlab

Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science gave a mesmerising performance in this year’s International Jazz Festival. Lead by Terri Lyne, a Grammy award winning drummer, the modern and original take on jazz featuring themes from neo-soul, acid jazz, hip-hop, indie rock and soul was cleverly used as a vessel for a satiric social commentary project highlighting matters of sexism, racism, freedom.

13 June 2018
Review: The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra @ Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra is an Australian group that made their debut at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, and was brought together by Zvi Belling and Ethan Hill (DJ Manchild) who created this project to explore their passion for the Afro-beat music of Nigeria with a contemporary outlook, and the result is an incredibly energetic and vibrant group of musicians.

Coverage of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Welcome to our coverage of the 2018 Melbourne International Jazz Festival! The annual jazz festival took place from 1 to 10 June this year.   Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science @ The Jazzlab on 3 June, 9pm reviewed by Stella Dunai KNOWER @ 170 Russell on 5 June, 8pm reviewed by Matilda Pungitore The […]

10 June 2018
Review: KNOWER @ 170 Russell

KNOWER is a duo from LA made up of drummer and producer Louis Cole and vocalist Genevieve Artadi.

8 June 2018
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