Nick Lowe @ The Forum

February 20, 2020

Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets – Forum Theatre, Melbourne – Tuesday February 18, 2020 By Brian Wise. In an alternative universe somewhere, Nick Lowe is packing large arenas and outdoor venues like Elton John is […]

Elton John: Brilliance at A Day On The Green

February 7, 2020

ELTON JOHN: FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD A DAY ON THE GREEN, ROCHFORD WINERY – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2020 By Brian Wise It seems astonishing that Elton John has been coming to Australia since 1971 and, […]

Out On The Weekend

October 15, 2019

By Brian Wise. All photos by Stephen Boxshall. OUT ON THE WEEKEND – SEAWORKS, WILLIAMSTOWN – SATURDAY OCTOBER 12, 2019 If you want to know what the ideal size for a music festival is then […]

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Rainforest Festival, Sarawak

August 8, 2019

Rainforest World Music Festival (Sarawak, July 2019) By Chris Lambie On trips across Vietnam in 2012 and 2103, I was surprised to hear very little traditional music. The closest I came – outside Ha Noi’s […]

Herbie Hancock Live In Melbourne

June 10, 2019

By Tony Hillier Herbie Hancock runs hot at Hamer Hall (2019 Melbourne International Jazz Festival) Melbourne, Saturday, June 8 Like great artists in other realms, American jazz musicians seem to defy Anno Domini. Age has not […]

Tweedy – Solo in Australia: Review!

May 29, 2019

 By Martin Jones. Jeff Tweedy – Brisbane Powerhouse – Wednesday May 22, 2019 Anyone who has seen a Wilco show appreciates how much manpower, equipment, preparation and coordination is applied to make it so great. […]

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Bluesfest Day 5 – Kerrie Hickin Reports

April 24, 2019

ByKerrie Hickin. Bluesfest Day 5 In the past I’ve seen versatile vocalist Mojo Juju perform on lineups as diverse as at grungy rock venue The Old Bar and on a glamorous cabaret lineup – she’s […]

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WOMADelaide 2019 Review

March 13, 2019

By TONY HILLIER  (Photos Rob Sferco) Wondrous as always, this year’s WOMADelaide festival provided a perfect platform for some power-packed and socio-politically vociferous African divas to strut their stuff on International Womens Day weekend. While […]

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