Live Music

Liam Gallagher (UK)

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Liam Gallagher. Enough said.


Run The Jewels, Flatbush Zombies

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Floor shaking, bone crunching bass and some classic hip-hop delivery from superstars Run The Jewels was the order of the evening with this Falls Festival sideshow.


The Church

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No Marty Wilson-Piper, but with a new album of tunes and some old stalwarts, Steve Kilbey and bandmates Peter Koppes, Tim Powles and Ian Haug delivered to the sold out 170 Russell crowd.


Ball Park Music, Jungle Giants

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Bathed in sunshine, Brisbane favourites Ball Park Music served up their reliably excellent, happy, and thoroughly entertaining twilight set at the Royal Melbourne Zoo


Hoodoo Gurus

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Australian legends Hoodoo Gurus did their bit to save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot from extinction with a great set at the Zoo Twilights series in Melbourne. 


The Amity Affliction

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  After stints in larger venues, The Amity Affliction made ears bleed at 170 Russell on Wednesday night.


Iron Maiden (UK)

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Flight 666 landed into Melbourne through cloudy skies. Taking to a stage of which Spinal Tap would be proud, Iron Maiden tore up and spat out the full house at Rod Laver Arena.


Madonna (USA)

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After a show of a very different kind at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre on Thursday, Madonna took to the stage for the first of 2 nights in Melbourne for her Rebel Heart tour. 23 years is a long time between shows…


The 1975 (UK)

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Manchester. It’s given the world plenty of music over the years, but has any band from that famous town in the North of England managed to extract such screaming from its growing horde of fans? Loud!


The Flaming Lips (USA)

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Those present at the Palais last night in St Kilda awoke the morning, still picking bits of glitter and confetti out of places they didn’t even know existed. Wayne Coyne was in town with The Flaming Lips. Enough said. It was the New Year party everyone should have had.


Taylor Swift (USA)

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Bigger than last time. Probably even better than last time. The biggest star in the world in 2015 brought 1989 to Melbourne to close out the tour. Her first night of 3 at Melbourne’s AAMI Park probably couldn’t have gone any better.


Father John Misty (USA)

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Father John Misty brought his unique mix of hairiness and Jarvis Cocker swagger to the Forum for a night of music, Q&A and post modernist microphone stands. Indeed.


U2 (Ireland)

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When travelling halfway across the world, why not mix business with pleasure and check out something rarely seen on Australian shores – U2 indoors. No bouncy sound, no disappointed folk in terrible seats, just a huge band mixing the old and new seamlessly in one of the smallest settings they’ve played to a paying crowd [...]


Robbie Williams (UK)

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If young Robbie Williams could just muster up a bit of confidence, he could be quite the stage performer one day…


Blur (UK), Jamie T (UK)

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After 18 long years, British legends Blur finally made it back to Australian shores. And it was worth every second of the agonising wait.


Splendour in the Grass 2015

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Winter in Byron Bay is so much more alluring than Winter in Melbourne. Splendour in the Grass brought the bands, the rain, the mud and most importantly, the Byron Bay Organic Doughnut food stand. 


The Bamboos & Tim Rogers

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After the success of their I Got Burned collaboration back in 2013, Tim Rogers took to the stage with The Bamboos for a full set, sharing the mic duties with the quite brilliant Kylie Auldist. The result was a set that was as entertaining as it was musically tight.


British India

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With more hair, more songs, and even more fans than their last time at The Corner, local lads British India belted out a quickfire 75 minute set to a packed venue. 


Spandau Ballet (UK)

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80s icons Spandau Ballet turned Rod Laver Arena into a quite brilliant time machine. With court cases behind them, and with a bit more on stage chemistry than their previous tours to our shores, fans were treated  to a raft of hits and a couple of new tunes. 


The Script (Ireland)

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Irish crowd pleasers The Script hit our shores again for an even bigger arena show than they’d brought before. Entering the venue in a sea of green neon, it was St Patrick’s Day for the 10,000 predominantly females at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena.


The Delta Riggs, Harts

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One of the best gigs to date for 2015 took centre stage at The Corner. Melbourne’s own Delta Riggs left nothing in the shed, and they were brilliantly supported (and joined on stage at one point) by up and comer Harts. Two to put on the Splendour ‘must-see’ list.


The Pierce Brothers

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The Pierce Brothers played their biggest ever headline shows to a packed out 170 Russell crowd in Melbourne.


Rod Stewart (UK)

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The legendary Scotsman Rod Stewart made his return to Australia, delivering all the hits in his first of two shows at a sold out Rod Laver Arena.


Future Music Festival 2015

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Festivals in Melbourne. Generally, that means pouring rain or 40+ temperatures. Future Music 2015 though saw the city turn on the perfect day for a lineup that didn’t always hit the mark but ended on a high – even if for some it was a substance assisted one.