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Live Review: Harvest Festival – Parramatta Park (17.11.2012)

Harvest brings something different to the Australian festival scene, friendly attendees and a relaxing atmosphere. You can tell you’ve attracted the best kind of people when the huge line snaking its way down the hill isn’t for the bar - but for the vegetarian Indian food stall.

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Live Review: Children Collide – The Metro Theatre (24.03.2012)

Children Collide returned to The Metro in Sydney for their ‘Sword to a Gunfight’ tour, showing us why they’re one of the best live bands doing the rounds in Australia. From the moment ‘Chosen Armies’ kicked things off for the night, their energy was high and the sound was loud. Lead singer Johnny Mackay barely… Continue reading Live Review: Children Collide – The Metro Theatre (24.03.2012)

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Live Review: Splendour in the Grass Festival – Byron Bay (27 – 29.07.2017)

Friday The site was muddy when punters walked in and despite the sun shining; we were later hit by a storm. Rain came out of nowhere, followed by 20 minutes of hail. The sun was back as quickly as it had left, leaving most confused and some drenched by what happened. Howler won new fans… Continue reading Live Review: Splendour in the Grass Festival – Byron Bay (27 – 29.07.2017)

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Live Review: Ten Things We Learnt at Falls Festival – Lorne (30.12.2011 – 01.01.2012)

10. Get in early. Falls Festival announced its line up in July and ticket sales followed soon after. You can’t decide to go to Falls (Lorne location) at the last minute, since tickets usually sell out within a week of going on sale. Unfortunately, since I wasn’t organised, I had to buy tickets from Ebay.… Continue reading Live Review: Ten Things We Learnt at Falls Festival – Lorne (30.12.2011 – 01.01.2012)

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Live Review: 10 Things We Learnt at Homebake Festival – The Domain (03.12.2011)

The Australian (and some New Zealand) music festival was named “The Classic Edition” this year, with a lineup featuring legends The Church, Ratcat and Grinderman. Here are 10 things I learned: 10. You can make a comeback When Homebake announced it wasn’t happening 2010 I was worried and thought it would drop off the scene… Continue reading Live Review: 10 Things We Learnt at Homebake Festival – The Domain (03.12.2011)

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Live Review: Cold Chisel – Sydney Entertainment Centre (15.11.2011)

From the moment I walked into the Sydney Entertainment Centre to see Cold Chisel, I felt out of place. It started at being younger than 40 and ended with being the only one in my area to enjoy You Am I’s support set. But when Cold Chisel started playing the feeling disappeared. As soon as… Continue reading Live Review: Cold Chisel – Sydney Entertainment Centre (15.11.2011)

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Live Review: 10 Things We Learnt at Harvest Festival – Parramatta Park (13.11.2011)

10. It is possible to host a festival in Parramatta. When I heard about where Harvest was being held, I was skeptical. I’m a self-confessed city snob and I don’t like venturing too far out. But half an hour on a train and a ten-minute walk from the station to a venue as impressive as… Continue reading Live Review: 10 Things We Learnt at Harvest Festival – Parramatta Park (13.11.2011)

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Live Review: British India – The Gaelic Hotel (12.11.2011)

British India walk out on stage to a welcoming Sydney crowd and kick into ‘Black and White Radio’, the first song on 2007 debut album Guillotine. It seems everyone wants to follow the instruction in the chorus to: “Report to the dance floor, go go go go!” and I have to move away from the… Continue reading Live Review: British India – The Gaelic Hotel (12.11.2011)

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Live Review: You Am I (Secret Show) – The Annandale Hotel (10.11.2011)

You Am I arrive on stage at The Annandale Hotel half an hour late. It’s fair though, they’re here after supporting Cold Chisel at Allphones Arena, a venue about 15 kilometres away. The Annandale weren’t promoting You Am I tonight, instead calling them “Thee Convicts”. The band didn’t give any clues about this secret gig,… Continue reading Live Review: You Am I (Secret Show) – The Annandale Hotel (10.11.2011)