Reviews - Film

The Fratellis

The Fratellis

Despite the fact that the headliners haven’t played on our shores for five years, The Tivoli is, surprisingly, only a third full. However, it’s clear that...

Puddinghead

Puddinghead

After two stellar records, Ball Park Music opted for a derelict, crumbling house in South Brisbane to bravely fly solo and record album number three – no producer in sight....

Monster Magnet

Monster Magnet

After having last set foot in Australia during the 2011 Soundwave Festival, American stoner-rock band Monster Magnet finally returned to our shores. With their new album...

Loon Lake

Loon Lake

For a Thursday night, Loon Lake’s hometown show at the Corner Hotel brought out a surprisingly energetic crowd. Despite the fact that they haven’t had as...

Glass Animals

Glass Animals

With a decent queue waiting to get into Chinatown’s intimate Ding Dong Lounge, Glass Animals’ sold out gig had a wealth of people eagerly anticipating their...

Hunters & Collectors

Hunters & Collectors

Anyone who witnessed Hunters & Collectors in their heyday can attest to the primal beats and rock n’ roll authenticity they delivered night after night in...

John Butler Trio

John Butler Trio

Tuesday may have been April Fool’s Day, but John Butler Trio’s Melbourne leg of the Flesh And Blood Tour was certainly no joke. Playing at the...

Scientists

Scientists

The Scientists’ show managed to draw in quite a large number of Melbourne’s original punk-rock loving community, as Brunswick’s Howler was crammed with punters a good 20 minutes before the headliners hit the stage....

The Smith Street Band

The Smith Street Band

Playing the penultimate leg of their national tour, Pennsylvania punk rockers The Menzingers and Melbourne folk-punk act The Smith Street Band lit up Sydney’s The Lair...

Going To Hell

Going To Hell

If there was ever a way of attempting to cut loose from your former squeaky clean adolescent image and enter the realms of lustful adulthood, then former...

City Lights

City Lights

Have you seen that Ryan Gosling film, Drive? Regardless, if Drive – a movie in which Gosling plays a monosyllabic, grumpy, ruthless, car-driving killer – needed a...

Catacombs Of The Black Vatican

Catacombs Of The Black Vatican

Black Label Society have well and truly earned their stripes in the rock and metal world. In the early days, frontman Zakk Wyld sent his demo...

Cope

Cope

Manchester Orchestra have always been about the light and the dark; about positioning the loud and the soft just so; about carving out a perfect position...

All You Can Eat

All You Can Eat

Californian quartet Steel Panther walk a very fine line between taking the piss out of that most derided subgenre of heavy, eighties glam metal, and being...

Blackbird

Blackbird

Dan Sultan’s Blackbird epitomises everything a good Australian rock album should be. A perfectly balanced blend of big band rock n’ roll matched with soft, soulful...

I Don’t Want To Be Anywhere But Here

I Don’t Want To Be Anywhere But Here

It is easy for a music lover’s enthusiasm to dwindle when a bunch of up-and-comers hailed as “the next big thing” end up unraveling into something...

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