Dr. John, Aaron Neville @ State Theatre, Sydney (24/04/14)

They are both heavyweights of soul, jazz, funk and blues-rooted American music but it was still a surprise to see Dr. John open a show on which he was billed the headliner. He kicked things off with one of his signature songs in Iko Iko, a New Orleans classic, before giving the audience a trip through his back catalogue. Looking somewhat more frail than the … Continue reading Dr. John, Aaron Neville @ State Theatre, Sydney (24/04/14)

LIVE REVIEW: David Byrne & St. Vincent @ State Theatre, Sydney (18/01/13)

by Chris Familton Take a musical icon who has made a career out of balancing art and popular music, combine him with a quirky indie songstress and you have a fascinating meeting of age, gender and artistic creativity. David Byrne & St Vincent released their album Love This Giant last year and received much praise for their translation of the songs from record to stage, … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: David Byrne & St. Vincent @ State Theatre, Sydney (18/01/13)

LIVE REVIEW: Beck @ State Theatre, Sydney (14/11/12)

by Chris Familton It is always a pleasure to visit the ornate surroundings of Sydney’s State Theatre with its outlandish detailing and proclivity for gold and chandeliers. It creates a certain mood and atmosphere and definitely lends a sense of occasion to whichever band is gracing its stage. UK’s Dark Horses had the opening honours and, with quite a different sound to Beck, they played … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Beck @ State Theatre, Sydney (14/11/12)