Review: Liz Stringer

  Liz Stringer – 10/07/21 ‘First Time Really Feeling’ Album Launch Melbourne born musician Liz Stringer has become one of Australia’s most admired and versatile songwriters and instrumentalists over a 12 year, 6 album career. Stringer is a venerated guitarist and vocalist, her notoriously powerful live performances and melodically rich, […]

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Movie Review – The Mule & Ben is Back

Ben is Back is a microcosm of drug addiction hollowing out America’s white population. It’s the result of The Mule schlepping kilos of powder undetected across the country while police focus on the ‘optics’ of arrest numbers. These movies are about the lies we tell ourselves and the lies we tell society. That everything is okay, that we can handle it and that status and appearance is more valuable than community and honesty.

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Live Review: TOTO

Toto, Festival Hall   Melbourne brought a scorcher of a day, but that certainly didn’t stop floods of people from packing into Festival Hall. Whether a lifelong fan, or simply there to hear the classics, it was sure to be a show to be remembered. Despite being 15 minutes late, […]

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Live Review: Chvrches

Chvrches, Margaret Court Arena Melbourne Much anticipation was in the air after slight delays hit the Chvrches show at Margaret Court Arena Monday night, after their tour van broke down on their way from Sydney. The audience was instantly forgiving as soon as the bass sounded the arena, capturing everyone’s […]

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Live Review: Splendour In The Grass 2018

Day 1:    We enter through the festival gates and can’t help but stop by the garden of inflatable Snoop Dogg hot dogs for a quick selfie to document our arrival. As we trek up the massive hill to the amphitheatre, DZ Deathrays are thrashing out a cover of AC/DC’s ‘Highway To Hell’ joined by the former red Wiggle. The […]

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Album Review: Tired Eyes’ ‘In Denial, Force a Smile’

  Thoroughly dynamic, Tired Eyes’ debut EP ‘In Denial, Force a Smile’ schools unsuspecting listeners on how to boldly weave variety through six memorable tracks. Hailing from Brisbane, the alternative rock band made up of Joey Keating (guitar, vocals), Jesse Kampkes (bass, vocals), Judah Kampkes (keys) and Samuel Peacock (drums) has drawn from hard rock and post-hardcore influences as well as cinematic scoring […]

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