LIVE REVIEW: Swervedriver @ Factory Theatre, Sydney 25/06/16

Guitars, amps, effects pedals and volume were the order of the night for Swervedriver’s return to Australian shores. Local rock ’n’ roll fringe dwellers The Holy Soul were the best of the support acts with a raw, brittle and at times brilliantly inventive set. They showed once more why they are the city’s best kept secret with their fusion of Pere Ubu, Television, The Gun … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Swervedriver @ Factory Theatre, Sydney 25/06/16

LIVE REVIEW: Infinity Broke @ Goodgod Small Club, Sydney (12/12/14)

Sounds Like Sunset have been a staple on the Sydney scene since the late 90s and like all good things they seem to just get better and better with age. Tonight they had a new bass player on board who slotted in nicely with their indie rock wall of sound. Minor amp/pedal issues threatened to disrupt the set but thankfully they abated and the songs, … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Infinity Broke @ Goodgod Small Club, Sydney (12/12/14)

NEWS: Glide/William Arthur tribute show

  Glide were one of Sydney’s best loved indie guitar bands of the 90’s, led by singer, guitarist and principal songwriter William Arthur. Sadly Arthur passed away 15 years ago leaving a big hole in the local music scene so it is no surprise that an impressive line-up of musicians are gathering at The Vanguard on August 22nd to pay tribute. Artists performing include Knievel, Croons … Continue reading NEWS: Glide/William Arthur tribute show

LIVE REVIEW: Iowa @ Fbi Social, Kings Cross Hotel, Sydney (16/08/12)

  by C. Familton Narrow Lands were the first of the four guitar-heavy bands to grace the stage and they impressed with their aggressive, controlled playing that inhabits the dark and heavy end of post-rock. The bass-led Waste of Weekend in particular balanced groove and dissonance to great effect. Lyyar also deal in grand guitar dynamics but theirs was a much more nuanced and textured … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Iowa @ Fbi Social, Kings Cross Hotel, Sydney (16/08/12)

LIVE REVIEW: Sing Along 2011 @ Annandale Hotel, Sydney 16/07/11

written by Chris Familton Under the banner Sing Along 2011 this was a night that celebrated a bunch of musicians who for the most part began creating music in the 90s. Duncan Mitchell, one half of Grand Tango Fandango opened the night with a solo acoustic set of songs that fell somewhere amidst the sound of Paul Kelly and Evan Dando. They were high on … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Sing Along 2011 @ Annandale Hotel, Sydney 16/07/11