Do You Value Independent Arts Journalism & Would You Like To Help Us Produce More? Find Out More

Mark Lanegan Band Live (Factory Theatre, Sydney)

lonergan
Live, Music, Reviews |

The late food writer and raconteur Anthony Bourdain featured Mark Lanegan in an episode of his program Parts Unknown shot in Lanegan’s native Seattle last year. Bourdain, who famously took rock n roll seriously, was a great fan of Lanegan. His voiceover began,“Mark Lanegan is to my mind one of the greatest living singer songwriters making music

Read More

Regurgitator music review, Metro Theatre (Sydney)

regurg
Live, Music, Reviews |

In the ’90s, Australia’s love affair with local no frills pub rock bands expanded to embrace “alternative” rockers Silverchair, as well as eclectic acts like Spiderbait and industrial rock rabble rousers, Insurge. There was an alternative rock revolution going on around the world at this time. Doubtless, the most popular act of the weirder fringe

Read More

Camp Cope Live (Sydney Opera House)

cc
Live, Music, Reviews |

There was electricity in the air at Melbourne trio Camp Cope’s performance at the Opera House on Wednesday night. There has been quite a buzz about the group in the media too. The positive press around the all-woman trio is well deserved as the quality of their take on “alternative/indie rock” rises above most of

Read More

A Perfect Circle album review: Eat the Elephant

ALBUM
Music, Recorded, Reviews |

Maynard James Keenan founded Tool in the early ’90s. After dropping out of the military, he became involved in the LA music scene and joined bands, including Green Jelly, before hitting the jackpot with Tool. Tool are massively popular. They’ve also been creatively dormant. Over the 12 years since their last album, 10,000 Days, there have

Read More

The National music review (Sydney Opera House)

The xNational_Sydney Opera House_credit_Daniel Boud_32_preview
Live, Music, Reviews |

American band, The National, returned to the Sydney Opera House Forecourt last night (February 21) after playing there on their last visit to Australia in 2014. They’re here supporting their 2017 album, Sleep Well Beast, which won them a Grammy for Best Alternative Album in January. Time will tell whether Sleep Well Beast resonates as well with

Read More

Newsletter Signup