LIVE REVIEW: Julia Jacklin

May 30, 2017

There is something about homegrown talent that makes a show that much sweeter, especially when that motherland act is the sweet alluring personality of Julia Jacklin. From her signature checkered skirt to her soft toned […]

LIVE REVIEW: Ryan Adams

May 30, 2017

  Ryan Adams Friday 26 May, Marriage Equality Arena By Nick Argyriou The queues to enter this glorified tennis court named after a contentious Australian sporting ‘hero’ stretched for miles. Security checks were rife, further […]

LIVE REVIEW: Patti Smith

April 25, 2017

PATTI SMITH Festival Hall, Melbourne April 20th 2017 I’m tempted to say simply, “No Words”. But I want to share a scintilla of the life-affirming energy and wonder that Patti Smith transfused us with on […]

LIVE REVIEW: The 22nd Blue Mountains Music Festival

March 27, 2017

#altitude #muddy #musicshines #bluemountainsmusicfestival2017 The 22nd Blue Mountains Music Festival had it all, from Irish folk to Dutch Ska and Inuk throat singing. The rain hardly stopped in Katoomba, but neither did the music. Words […]

REVIEW: Willie Watson

March 26, 2017

Willie Watson is a master singer, songwriter, and banjo player. Not to mention, one of the founding members of bluegrass staples, Old Crow Medicine Show. Although his Old Crow days are in the past, Willie […]

REVIEW: WOMADelaide’s SILVER JUBILEE

March 21, 2017

WOMADelaide’s SILVER JUBILEE by TONY HILLIER Boundaries may have blurred and parameters extended over its 25 years, but WOMADelaide has unwaveringly maintained its status as Australia’s most stimulating and satisfying festival. In terms of diversity […]

REVIEW: 41st Port Fairy Folk Festival

March 21, 2017

41st Port Fairy Folk Festival 10-13 March 2017 Diehard folkies came to Port Fairy (Pyipgil) to revel in Celtic, colonial, rootsy acoustic, spoken word and electrified shenanigans. The enduring coastal event is nothing, if not […]

Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats

March 8, 2017

Put on your dancing shoes, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats are back in Australia. Rarely do you see a large crowd on a Tuesday night, but Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats drew quite […]

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