LIVE REVIEW: Lawrence Arabia, Bearhug @ Green Room Lounge, Sydney (03/07/12)

by C. Familton Lawrence Arabia (James Milne) was in town to do some pre-promotion for his about to be released new album The Sparrow but up first were locals Bearhug who greatly impressed with their interweaving guitar sound and a nice handle on group dynamics. They are a fairly unassuming bunch but their music made a statement by filling the room with Pavement-like chord changes … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Lawrence Arabia, Bearhug @ Green Room Lounge, Sydney (03/07/12)

LIVE REVIEW: Grace Jones @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (19/04/11)

written by Chris Familton This was dubbed the Hurricane Tour which was kind of strange considering the album of the same name was released 3 years ago. Coming 19 years after Grace Jones’ previous release of original material it isn’t surprising that she still considers it to her ‘new’ album (as she often reminded us), such was the length of time between drinks. This was … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Grace Jones @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (19/04/11)

LIVE REVIEW: Leftfield @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (17/03/11)

written by Chris Familton Touring on the back of two albums that came out in the 90s can pigeonhole a band as a nostalgia or heritage act and many attend to relive that part of their youth when they connected with the music. Leftfield are one of the ‘Big Four’ of UK 90s electronica alongside Chemical Bros, The Orb and Underworld yet they are probably … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Leftfield @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (17/03/11)

LIVE REVIEW: Queens Of The Stone Age @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (02/03/11)

written by Chris Familton Apart from a few diversions on recent albums, Queens Of The Stone Age have been one of the more consistent rock bands of the last 13 years and to celebrate the journey so far the band decided to treat us to a run through of their landmark self-titled debut album. Of course there was the obligatory encore to add a handful … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Queens Of The Stone Age @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (02/03/11)

LIVE REVIEW: Grinderman @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 28/01/11

written by Chris Familton When Nick Cave took a couple of his Bad Seeds and gave birth to Grinderman a few years ago there were suspicions that the side project would be a fleeting affair, a stroppy regression to Birthday Party-esque guttural blues and lascivious shock value. That was the sense the album, videos and artwork gave and though Cave stressed it was a project … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Grinderman @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 28/01/11

LIVE REVIEW: Tame Impala @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 14/10/10

      written by Chris Familton It seemed like a step up for Tame Impala to headline the larger Enmore Theatre but with a universally well-received album and a well-connected US tour under their belt they seem to be going from strength to strength. Perth’s Felicity Groom was first to grace the cavernous theatre but she showed no signs of nervousness with a solid … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Tame Impala @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 14/10/10

LIVE REVIEW: Eels @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 14/08/10

written by Chris Familton Eels returned to Sydney on a three album streak within one year and as they have evolved Mark Everett has continued to expand his melancholic songwriting into different areas. Which incarnation would we get tonight then? The answer was all of them. Laura Imbruglia had opening honours and did a great job at maintaining the attention of the audience with just … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Eels @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 14/08/10

REVIEW: HENRY ROLLINS @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 19/04/10

As Henry Rollins told us, he has visited Australia more than 20 times over the years and he would have few qualms about moving here if America didn’t want him back. We’ve heard these lines from visiting bands since rock n roll was invented but from the mouth of the unstoppable, straight-shooting Rollins it comes across as a genuine confession. Spoken word shows have been … Continue reading REVIEW: HENRY ROLLINS @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 19/04/10

NEWS: LUCINDA WILLIAMS announces Australia shows…

Finally Lucinda Williams is making up for the cancelled shows a few years back that she had to cancel due to the death of her mother.  It will be 16 years since she was last here and her new record Little Honey marks her 30th anniversary in recording. As well as playing at the 2009 Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festival. she has now announced … Continue reading NEWS: LUCINDA WILLIAMS announces Australia shows…

NEWS: MOGWAI tour Australia in ’09

UPDATE 20TH NOV: TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW!!! Hot on the heels of the announcement that they will be playing at the Golden Plains festival in VIC, Mogwai have announced theatre shows in main cities (presented by Feel Presents…). Tickets are on sale from November 21st and these will sell out for sure.  If you haven’t experienced Mogwai live then you need to.. their shows are … Continue reading NEWS: MOGWAI tour Australia in ’09