Kate Miller-Heidke and the Sydney Symphony (Sydney Opera House)

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Watching a symphony orchestra backing a pop singer is often a bit of a strange experience. There’s usually plenty of respect given back and forth between the classically-trained instrumentalists and the singer, despite their very different disciplines, but those musicians don’t exactly grow up dreaming of augmenting pop songs with the occasional orchestral flourish. You can’t help

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Amanda Palmer (NGV, Melbourne)

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The last in this summer series of NGV Friday night shows last night was both a triumph and a disappointment. The organisers did extremely well in securing Amanda Palmer for the finale on the heels of her MONA shows. The night was warm, fiesta was in the air for the long weekend and the Great Hall

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Pixies Live, (Hordern Pavilion, Sydney)

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It’s 2017 and it’s the first time an avowed rocker like me has caught the legendary Pixies. Shame on me. “Legendary” is a fair description of their status considering their influence and reputation. Whether you get into their seminal style of indie hard rock or not, the Pixies are cited by much more popular artists, such as Nirvana

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Camp Cope (NGV, Melbourne)

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It was street festivals everywhere on Sunday (February 26), making navigating a bit tricky with road closures in the city for Antipodes. This time of February can almost mostly be relied upon for great weather and everyone is out in the sun. I’ve wanted to see every one of these Sunday arvo free gigs at the NGV, but I’ve

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