Australian

Cloud Control

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One of the hardest working bands in the country deliver a set befitting the brilliant Forum Theatre. Sounding more polished with every gig, and armed with their own take on the ‘difficult 2nd album’, the 4 Sydneysiders hit the mark. 


Eagle & The Worm

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7 musos on a tiny stage? It seemed a perfect fit as Eagle & The Worm commenced their Tuesday night residency at The Workers with a mix of old and new.


The Bluebottles

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It was all about garage surf stuff as snappily dressed 60s throwbacks The Bluebottles opened up for Eagle & The Worm at The Workers on Tuesday night. 


You Am I

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Hourly Daily! Hi Fi Way! It’s a You Am I retrospective par excellence at the Forum Theatre on Thursday night, the band’s 2nd of a 4 night run at the venue. 


Zoophyte

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Melbourne lads Zoophyte gave us a great reason to get out of the torrential Melbourne rain at the Northcote Social Club on Friday night. 


Vida Cain

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Plenty of good music coming out of Perth at the moment. Vida Cain made their first trip across to Melbourne to open for Zoophyte on a wet Friday night.


British India

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In a night where most of the crowd ended up on the stage, Melbourne lads British India launched their new album in style.


Love Junkies

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On their first trip over from Perth, The Love Junkies opened up for British India in style, bringing the crowds from the back of the room to the front with high intensity madness.


DZ Deathrays

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Launching a new single, the utter madness of DZ Deathrays lit up the Ding Dong Lounge in Melbourne’s Market Lane last night.


Damn Terran

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Opening up for DZ Deathrays, Melbourne outfit Damn Terran got the Ding Dong Lounge warmed up.


Daniel Merriweather

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Shots from Daniel Merriweather’s set at the Corner Hotel, backed by backing band Saskwatch.


Ali Barter

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Melbourne singer songwriter Ali Barter opened up for Daniel Merriweather at the Corner Hotel on Saturday night. 


Montero

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The twinkle of glitter threatened to overtake the Hi-Fi‘s trademark “Red Lights Only” policy as Montero gave us, well, pretty much everything in a 30 min set opening up for Yeasayer.


Cloud Control

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Opening up for Weezer, Sydney folk Cloud Control played their part well, connecting with the growing audience in the stalls and reaching right up to the back of the hill.


The Living End

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Playing each one of their albums in full over 7 nights, The Living End kicked things off in style at The Corner Hotel with their eponymous debut album.


The Meanies

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Close your eyes and it’s the 90s all over again. Melbourne punk scene stalwarts The Meanies delivered a raucous set at The Corner Hotel, warming up the stage for The Living End.


Gotye

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A stirring Melbourne homecoming for the man who most reviews will tomorrow call “Triple Grammy Award Nominated artist Gotye“. 


Tame Impala

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Presumably to celebrate winning Album of the Year in pretty much every single poll on earth, Kevin Parker‘s band of fools from Perth kicked off a two night stint in Melbourne at The Forum Theatre that will no doubt get reviews of the rave kind. 


Missy Higgins

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Melbourne’s own Missy Higgins returns to her home crowd and delivers a set that makes the whole audience feel like they’re her family and friends. Even though it seems plenty of them actually are.


Ball Park Music

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Hard working Brisbane folk head south to Melbourne to show off their new album Museum


Loon Lake

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Barrelling back down the Princes Freeway straight after opening the Queenscliff Music Festival, the boys from Wangaratta deliver probably the best of the many sets these eyes have seen – and these ears have heard – them perform.


Regurgitator

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It was like being back at Uni again as Quan and Ben tore through Regurgitator‘s Tu-Plang and Unit double header at the Hi-Fi Bar.


Bleeding Knees Club, Drunk Mums

Drunk Mums, Converse Acts of Disruption (Melbourne, 10th August 2012)

A wild, beer drenching couple of sets from Drunk Mums and Bleeding Knees Club takes place in a partly demolished old pub in Clifton Hill, all in the name of selling more footwear. With most of the free beer flying through the air, it made for a crazy night. I think I need a new pair of [...]


Splendour in the Grass 2012

Splendour In The Grass 2012

After a 2 years absence, Byron Bay’s own prodigal son – Splendour in the Grass – returned to where it all began. It’s grown up a bit, and although unable to cater to the 30,000 strong crowds of Woodford, 17,000 folk were seemingly happy to swap dust for mud and return to what I’m sure every other [...]