Live Review: Hypnotising as ever, Banks’ return to Melbourne kept The Forum under her spell

For Melbourne music fans, Splendour sideshow week is like Christmas, the abundance of exciting international artists hitting the city is like no other, Banks at The Forum being a particular standout on the schedule. Opening the evening was Zimbabwe-born, NZ-raised rapper TAPZ who revelled in the eager early-comers converged on the floor. Recent single “Run…

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Live Review: Ryan Adams + Middle Kids – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne (26.05.17)

If there is a personification of the word “chill”, it’s US singer-songwriter, Ryan Adams. His hidden-eye mop hairstyle, mumbling presence and sizable discography took to a security-laden (and now-controversially named) Margaret Court Arena on Friday night and delivered a slick, calming performance. Supporting Adams were popular Australian up-and-comers Middle Kids, who were an absolutely killer…

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