LIVE REVIEW: Dirty Three, Mirel Wagner @ State Theatre, Sydney Festival (15/01/16)

I’d heard great things about Mirel Wagner and she played a good if slightly disconnected set that, for the types of songs she writes (acoustic gothic ballads), lacks an element of menace or otherworldly spookiness to match her visceral lyrics. The talkers in the lobby were a complete distraction too. I can never understand why people shell out close to $90 for a show and … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Dirty Three, Mirel Wagner @ State Theatre, Sydney Festival (15/01/16)

ALBUM REVIEW: Dirty Three | Toward The Low Sun

written by Chris Familton Dirty Three are a band that sound like they are both falling apart and implicitly intertwined at the same time. Their music can reach peaks of ache and despair and create moments of such tenderness and emotional resonance that it is hard to think of any other group that possesses such abilities. They inhabit a netherworld between jazz, post rock, folk … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Dirty Three | Toward The Low Sun

NEWS: Meredith Music Festival line-up…

Another day, another festival line-up announced. This time it is the turn of the Meredith Music Festival, celebrating its 20th anniversary with a pretty tasty lineup of bands including DS faves Girls, The Fall, The Field, Dirty Three and Pantha Du Prince… The festival takes place between the 10th and 12th of December at The Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre is situated on the edge of a … Continue reading NEWS: Meredith Music Festival line-up…

VIDEO: DIRTY THREE (feat. Nick Cave) – Sea Above, Sky Below

On the eve of their Australian tour and shows featuring the Ocean Songs in their entirety, here is Dirty Three accompanied by Nick Cave on piano with an epic version of Sea Above, Sky Below from that album, recorded at ATP NY for Surveillance on Pitchfork TV. more about “Pitchfork: TV“, posted with vodpod Continue reading VIDEO: DIRTY THREE (feat. Nick Cave) – Sea Above, Sky Below

REVIEW: MICK TURNER @ Hopetoun 17/10/08

The Hopetoun is the pefect venue to see someone like Mick Turner.  The brick walls, small space, low stage and the devoted few.  I missed the support bands as I was trying out the new eatery upstairs (Rider) and can report the food is damn good, especially the kangaroo burrito, believe me – try it! Mick was playing solo tonight, with Jeffrey Wegener (ex Laughing … Continue reading REVIEW: MICK TURNER @ Hopetoun 17/10/08