Sydney Festival Review: Moses Sumney blows crowds away in two sold out shows this weekend


For his second sold out show at Sydney Festival this weekend, Los Angeles based musician Moses Sumney moved from the ethereal church to the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent (a circus tent of sorts), with crowds spiraling around the Meriton Festival Village well in advance of his arrival. Opening with his vocal only Hebrew prayer “Incantation”, standing in…

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Tetrahedra, BATTS and GlamouRatz’s Melbourne gig at The Gasometer Hotel proves a highlight of the holidays


You’d be forgiven if you saw this Melbourne band’s name and thought, ‘These guys must really be into maths’… They sure do know how to cut shapes on the stage, but once their musical talents are unveiled, you’ll soon forget you initially confused them with a geometrical shape (tetrahedron), and their actual name – Tetrahedra…

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Live Review: Coldplay + Jess Kent + Lianne La Havas – Etihad Stadium, Melbourne (09.12.16)


Fireworks. Lasers. Bird shaped confetti. Fire. Glowing wrist bands. Multiple stage changes. Weird but mesmerising images circulating on the big screens. Massive crowds. Massive singalongs… all the things you’d expect from a commercially popular band performing a stadium concert. And yet, even though you expect, even though you know it’s going to be obnoxiously over…

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Live Review: A Day On The Green ft. Garbage + The Temper Trap + The Preatures + Tash Sultana + Adalita – Bimbadgen Winery, Hunter Valley (03.12.16)

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A Day on the Green is a unique touring event, halfway between a music festival and a classy day out among the grapes. There’s something poetic about the way punters begin the day with picnic blankets and cheese platters and end it dancing with strangers in a drunken haze. Saturday afternoon in the Hunter Valley,…

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Review: Ben Harper is still very much on form, making long-awaited Adelaide return with The Innocent Criminals


The last time I saw Ben Harper, he was performing with Relentless7, supporting Pearl Jam at the Adelaide Oval. That was around seven years ago. This week, I was able to see Harper finally make his return to South Australia and to make it even more special, he was in town with The Innocent Criminals. Theirs were albums I remember growing up…

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