Gig Review: Iggy & The Stooges

Who: Iggy & The Stooges Where: Festival Hall, Melbourne When: 27th March 2013 When The Stooges, i.e. godfathers of the US punk movement, decided to not just reunite a little over a decade ago, but still wanted to release new material, there was an obvious cloud of fear that appeared to fans of the group.…

Gig Review: Michael Kiwanuka

Who: Michael Kiwanuka Where: St. Michael’s Uniting Church, Collins St., Melbourne When: 26th March 2013 Having passed St Michael’s Uniting Church numerous times during my time here in Melbourne, I have always been taken aback by its almost Gothic like exterior, which includes an array of differing coloured brick work and Romanesque arches throughout. Having…

News: Melbourne Ska Orchestra stream debut LP

The Melbourne Ska Orchestra have been plying their trade of upbeat ska infused music for over a decade, yet are only now getting around to releasing their debut longplayer. Their sound is obviously influenced by both, the original 60’s sounds of Jamaica, as well as the 3rd wave revival of ska, that came out of…

News: Record Store Day 2013 – Full List of Releases

This year’s Record Store Day – of which Jack White is the Ambassador – is happening on Saturday 20th April. It’s a day when independent record stores the world over, will be grappling with one another to get their hands on copies of the strictly limited edition releases. Since it began in 2007, the main…

News: The National announced for Cork’s Marquee

Harmonic Presents are the promoters that seemingly just keep giving to Irish music lovers. The National have just been announced to play The Marquee in Cork on Friday 28th June.  Tickets will cost a very reasonable 35Euro and are on sale at 9am on Thursday 28th February. This will be their only Irish date of the summer,…

Gig Review: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival

What: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Where: Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne When: Sunday 3rd February 2013 What initially started off as a city centre based music event in a Melbourne laneway in 2004, the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival has since developed into a large scale touring affair. Nowadays it stops off at spots in Sydney, Perth,…

Gig Review: Weezer

Who: Weezer When: Wed 16th January 2013 Where:  Sydney Myer Bowl, Melbourne Memories Tour: ‘The Blue Album’   A lot had been written in the lead up to this gig about the return of Weezer to Australian soil, with   particular emphasis being on the fact that this tour was their first visit in 16 years. To…

Gig Review: The Living End

Who: The Living End When: Mon 17th Dec 2012 Where: The Corner Hotel, Melbourne Retrospective Tour: ‘The Living End’ It had been over 6 & 1/2 years since I’d seen The Living End’s high octane live performance while they were touring North America in support of their 4th studio effort ‘State of Emergency’. Having been introduced to the…

Coming Soon…

Hi there folks, just letting you know some finishing touches are being made to this my first ever music blog. I plan on covering news from local Melbourne acts, to the independent Irish scene and further afield, as well as reviewing gigs and records. If your are a band or solo artist then please do…