LIVE REVIEW: The Clean @ Factory Theatre, Sydney (09/03/11)

written by Chris Familton With recent tours from The Bats and The Verlaines, the prominence of 80s NZ bands has never been higher but the act many have been waiting for is of course The Clean – that seminal Velvets/krautrock/psych trio that pretty much kickstarted the NZ scene in the late 70s. San Francisco’s Sonny & The Sunsets opened proceedings with a fun and artful … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: The Clean @ Factory Theatre, Sydney (09/03/11)

LIVE REVIEW: Ben Kweller @ The Factory, Sydney 03/10/10

This was almost a joint headline tour in the context that Ben Kweller had had brought the Delta Spirit boys out from Texas and placed them in a slightly smaller font on the tour poster. Judging by the reaction that they received from the audience they have already developed a devoted following here in Australia. Delta Spirit inhabit a world formed by The Strokes and … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Ben Kweller @ The Factory, Sydney 03/10/10

REVIEW: JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE @ Factory Theatre, Sydney 09/04/10

Justin Townes Earle is certainly doing the hard yards to grow his audience in this part of the world. This tour is his his third visit to Australia in the last 16 months and he seems to be garnering larger crowds and wider praise each time he plays here. Fresh from Bluesfest, Earle was doing a run of shows down the east coast including the … Continue reading REVIEW: JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE @ Factory Theatre, Sydney 09/04/10

NEWS: Booker T + Drive By Truckers @ Factory

Prior to an official announcement it appears that the legendary Booker T Jones and Southern county rockers Drive By Truckers will be playing a sideshow together when they hit Sydney for this years Bluesfest. Booker T’s Myspace page lists dates at The Factory on April 11 after a show in Melbourne at The Prince of Wales the night before. His new record  Potato Hole, due … Continue reading NEWS: Booker T + Drive By Truckers @ Factory