Review by Ben Connolly
UK indie rock stalwarts Gomez have always been a study in human Tetris when it came to its live shows. With three singers and guitarists, keys, bass and drums (as well as a revolving array of touring musos), their stage show was a beautiful cacophonic mess.
Starkly contrasting with this is the sparse stage at the Northcote Social Club awaiting Ben Ottewell as he paraded his second solo effort since the indefinite hiatus of his band. Armed with just a couple of Gibson acoustics, a ripping yarn or two, and that booming voice, Ottewell proved that even stripped back, his music holds some sway.
Continue reading Live Review | Ben Ottewell @ Northcote Social Club, Melbourne – November 5, 2014
Review by Scott Singh
Having been relatively quiet as of late, it was a refreshing encounter to see San Cisco perform at The Metro Theatre. With fans filling the venue during the early stages of the night, you could see that many have seen the band perform live before as groups were discussing their favourite tracks together and singling out that one song that will make their night.
Though the wait would be long to see the band, we were all lucky enough to have two talented support acts fill the void.
Sydney based artist Jessica Cerro took to the stage under her moniker Montaigne and was immediately met with screams of adoring fans, who were eagerly trying to get her attention. The sheer scale of Jessica’s vocal talented subdued any other element of her set. Not to say that the band were subpar to any degree but it was obvious to see where everyone’s gaze was fixated on.
Continue reading Live Review | San Cisco + Gunns + Montaigne @ Metro Theatre Sydney – November 27, 2014
Reviewer / Photographer: Wezzy Cruze
Friday, November 28th, 2014 marked a great day for rock n’ roll enthusiasts.
With the highly anticipated release of ‘Rock or Bust’, the 16th release from AC/DC hitting the shelves of stores worldwide, it was in Brisbane, Queensland that the locals were treated to a one of a kind performance being put on by one of Australia’s greatest pub rock bands, The Choirboys, as they performed the classic AC/DC album, ‘High Voltage’ in its entirety.
The Choirboys were doing a six date tour over three different cities, with ‘High Voltage’ being preformed on the Friday night, and ‘Highway To Hell’ on Saturday evening. Each album’s set was also followed by a great hour long performance consisting of classic hits from The Choirboys back catalogue.
Continue reading Live Review | The Choirboys perform AC/DC’s High Voltage @ New Globe Theatre, Brisbane – November 28, 2014
With sales of over 200 million albums, AC/DC is not just the biggest rock band in the world. It’s a family business built by three brothers: George, Malcolm and Angus Young. And, as with any business, some people prospered while others got hurt along the way. The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book you’ve read before.
Less a biography, more a critical appreciation, it tells the story of the trio through 11 classic songs and reveals some of the personal and creative secrets that went into their making. Important figures from AC/DC’s long way to the top open up for the very first time, while unsung heroes behind the band’s success are given the credit they are due. Accepted accounts of events are challenged while sensational new details emerge to cast a whole new light on the band’s history – especially their early years with Atlantic Records in the United States.
Continue reading Book | The Youngs – The Brothers Who Built AC/DC
Review By Dominic Feain
Photo credit Kurt Petersen
The Church were greeted to a nostalgic roar last night as a jam-packed Mullumbimby High gym leapt to it’s collective feet in near 40-degree heat to welcome the Eighties legends to town.
Wrapping up a rather awesome weekend of eclectic music and high-spirited crowds, The Church were a fitting finale to this year’s Mullumbimby Music Festival (it’s kinda like Tamworth with dreads). Punters young and old were pumped to their sweaty eyebrows before the headline act even appeared.
Continue reading Live Review | The Church @ Mullumbimby Music Festival – November 23, 2014