Live Review: Blues at Sea, Stockholm, Sweden

November 7, 2017

October 21, 2017 This was my third consecutive trip with this European venture from July Morning and Viking Line cruises. Each year, the event grows in stature and gains support from an ever-widening blues music […]

Live Review: Out on the Weekend by Nick Argyriou

October 17, 2017

Saturday 14 October, Seaworks, Williamstown  Shrouded in Sea Shepherd ships, smoking laws, Stetson cowboy hats and suits of the Nudie variety, the fourth annual OOTW was less in terms of punters than 2016 but more […]

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Live Review: Julien Baker, Northcote Social Club

July 19, 2017

Saturday July 15 “Trash people are people too, you know?” whispers Memphis moodie Julien Baker through the dark Northcote Social Club cavern. Baker makes the call in reference to a scratchy start to her 45-minute […]

Live Review: Jae Laffer, Theatre Royal, Castlemaine

July 12, 2017

Theatre Royal, Castlemaine June 25 There’s nothing quite like a private concert. On a wintery Sunday evening in Central Victoria, my friend and I ventured away from our firesides and were rewarded like Saudi princesses.  “Bring […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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