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2015 in Pictures

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Pictures. Unlike words, you don’t have to read them. So here’s a bunch of snaps that won’t see anyone wasting precious time deciphering words. All are from 2015. All are of musicians doing stuff. 


Gigs of 2015

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2015 saw a few less gigs than previous years – a bit of travel and self inflicted injury saw to that – but what a selection to choose from. Splendour in the Grass was back with its best lineup in years. There was a long awaited return from a band near and dear to these [...]


Flashback: The Wombats (2008)

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Having just returned to our shores to launch their 3rd album in the tiny 200 capacity Shebeen Band Room, now seemed as good a time as any to get in the time machine and pop back to the first time they made their way down to Australia, back in 2008. In Melbourne, that meant hitting the [...]


Best Gigs of 2014

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With another 12 months flying by, it’s time for a look back at my favourite gigs of 2014. There’s pub gigs, stadium gigs, festival sideshows and even some shameless man love involved. It all adds up to a damn fine year of shows in Australia yet again.


The End of the Palace Theatre?

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Whilst Melbourne’s iconic Palace Theatre has had many an obituary written for it in the past week (amid the news that it’s owners want to demolish it to build a multi storey heartless apartment block), the fight may not yet be over.


AIM Open Day 2014

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The Australian Institute of Music threw open the doors of its brand new Melbourne Campus for a fantastically well attended 2014 Open Day. 


2013 In Pictures

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2013 has been and gone. So here seems like a decent place to dump some of my favourite  shots from shows that landed on my doorstep this year. 


Best Gigs of 2013

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Last year, it was 5 bad and 5 good. 2013 though has been a damn fine year for live music, so rather than pick out the bad ones… here’s 10 of the good.


Best Albums of 2013

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With not much slated for release in the next week, it’s time to look back on my 5 favourite albums of 2013, a year when ‘the album’ showed that it was still alive and well in a sea of iTunes singles downloads.


Bon Jovi (USA)

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Bon Jovi launched their Australian tour to the media at Crown Casino ahead of their first show at Etihad Stadium


Flashback: Arcade Fire in 2008

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Having just sold out what will be their first Melbourne show in almost 6 years, what better time to take a look back at the Canadian superstars’ last trip to our shores in 2008.


2013 The Age Victorian Music Awards

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Melbourne soul icon Renee Geyer was inducted into the Victorian Music Hall of Fame at the 2103 Age Victorian Music Awards. 


Flashback: [Me] in 2011…

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The boys from Me have spent the past 18 months over in the UK working their collective arses off, and finally they return to Australia, armed with a new album Even The Odd Ones Out (available now through iTunes). Here for the Big Day Out, I thought I’d go back a couple of years and dig [...]


Best and Worst Gigs of 2012

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  Having enjoyed or endured over 200 artists this year in the name of, well, music, there’s obviously a handful that stand above – and below – the rest.


2012 in Pictures

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With no gigs scheduled between now and the New Year, let’s draw the curtains on 2012 with some of my favourite shots from the year that’s coming to an end.


Top 5 Albums of 2012

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the only 2012 “Best of” album list that Tame Impala haven’t topped. It’s esteemed company y’know…Previous winners include 2011′s  Suck it and See by the Arctic Monkeys, 2010′s Paul Weller offering Wake Up The Nation, and the spectacular 2009 Manic Street Preachers’ album Journal for Plague Lovers. Smaller than the Grammy’s, but bigger than the ARIA’s, here’s my [...]


2012 The Age EG Music Awards

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The Age EG Music Awards were held at Billboard the Venue tonight, with the induction of Weddings, Parties, Anything into the Hall of Fame culminating in their final performance together.


2012 Jaegermeister AIR Awards

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The 2012 Australian Independent Record Labels Association awards were held in the plush warehouse surrounds of the Revolt Art Space.