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Live Review: Hunting Grounds and Gung Ho – Goodgod Small Club (10.08.2012)

Gung Ho were on stage making the crowd do the awkward shuffle-dance. Their appreciation to be supporting Hunting Grounds was evident early on and their enthusiasm only grew throughout the set. The only thing that let them down was a disappointing mix in the last song – the bass was too loud for the small… Continue reading Live Review: Hunting Grounds and Gung Ho – Goodgod Small Club (10.08.2012)

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Live Review: The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Raveonettes – Metro Theatre (17.05.2012)

The somewhat androgynous and Sonic Youth-esque Ravonettes played a set that showcased all of their albums and diversity. Ranging between melancholy at the start and rocking at the end, they were successful in getting everyone’s attention. They continued to thank us for watching and commented on how much they love being in Sydney, before playing… Continue reading Live Review: The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Raveonettes – Metro Theatre (17.05.2012)

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Live Review: The Rubens, Sures, and OXBLVD – Goodgod Small Club (16.04.2012)

OXBLVD start the night at Goodgod Small Club, the lead singer looks the part of a country/blues/rock band with a wide-brimmed hat and boots. The band’s energy on stage is infectious, they’re obviously comfortable playing together and in front of an audience. They definitely would have won some fans by giving away copies of their… Continue reading Live Review: The Rubens, Sures, and OXBLVD – Goodgod Small Club (16.04.2012)

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Live Review: Ball Park Music, Nantes, and Cub Scouts – The Factory Theatre (01.04.2012)

Cub Scouts were on stage when I got to The Factory and they sounded amazing. The small group at the front of the stage who weren’t sitting around on the floor were appreciative of the Brisbane five-piece’s efforts. Songs 'Evie' and 'Do You Hear' get a great response, no doubt thanks to the recent airplay they’ve received… Continue reading Live Review: Ball Park Music, Nantes, and Cub Scouts – The Factory Theatre (01.04.2012)

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Live Review: Bombay Bicycle Club and Megastick Fanfare – Metro Theatre (29.03.2012)

Sydney band Megastick Fanfare were the support act for Bombay Bicycle Club and looked excited to be opening for them. If only their enthusiasm could have improved the sound in their set. There’s a bit of feedback from an amp early on, the mix doesn’t do the number of instruments on stage any justice and it’s impossible… Continue reading Live Review: Bombay Bicycle Club and Megastick Fanfare – Metro Theatre (29.03.2012)

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Live Review: The Whitest Boy Alive, New Navy, Future Classic DJs – Keystone Festival Bar (21.01.2012)

The Keystone Festival Bar is filling up early, and unlike other Sydney Festival shows that attract families and “cultured” people, it’s filling with groups of mates here to get their dance on. Future Classic DJ’s help with that before New Navy arrive to play a fun and funky set. Their happy tunes get the crowd… Continue reading Live Review: The Whitest Boy Alive, New Navy, Future Classic DJs – Keystone Festival Bar (21.01.2012)

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Live Review: The Cruel Sea and Cabins – The Metro Theatre (18.11.2011)

Upon first impression, Cabins are a band that take their music very seriously. The effort put in to creating their sound is apparent on stage, from the drummer pounding away to the bass player concentrating intently on playing the right notes. The Metro is filling up from the back but there aren’t many people on… Continue reading Live Review: The Cruel Sea and Cabins – The Metro Theatre (18.11.2011)

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Live Review: The Rescue Ships, Inland Sea, and Jackson McLaren – FBi Social Club (22.10.2011)

When I walked into FBi Social, there was a guy on stage talking about Fairy Meadows. I thought for a moment that was his name, which would have been cute, but found out later it’s actually Jackson McLaren. He said he didn’t have a setlist worked out for the gig and is “A lazy musician.… Continue reading Live Review: The Rescue Ships, Inland Sea, and Jackson McLaren – FBi Social Club (22.10.2011)