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GIG REVIEW – Sohn: June 24 at Oxford Art Factory

After watching the possessed flailing of young electronic sensation Guerre, it was obvious that tonight was not going to be the average gig. Ambient and obscure sounds course through this tiny basement, as beats sporadically kick in and distorted vocals leave the audience both bewildered and intrigued. Guerre's music is astronomically abstract, but there is […]

GIG REVIEW – AVICII: Jan 25 at Centennial Park, Sydney

The trendies were out in force this week, in their short shorts and singlets, nearly 16,000 people descended upon Centennial Parklands to see the Swedish superstar DJ Avicii. Throttle was first up, followed by New Wave Sound who played some new tracks from their record under Avicii’s own label. You could tell the duo of […]

GIG REVIEW – WORDLIFE: July 6 at Goodgod, Sydney

The fabulously kitsch hipster bar, Goodgod played host to Wordlife on Saturday. The club is an ex-latin bar that plays into a rockabilly theme and provides a tasteful alternative to the Ivy. Wordlife showed they have a strong fan base by drawing a solid crowd for the celebration of new album Breakthrough/Small Talk. There was […]

GIG REVIEW – EMMA LOUISE: May 17 at The Metro, Sydney

Emma Louise has been described as belonging to that category of female performers whose vocal strength and powerful presence on stage defies her apparent vulnerability. True: Louise is incredibly small, and yet stepping on stage it soon becomes very clear that this artist’s talent is nothing short of a storm. At 21, Emma Louise has […]

GIG REVIEW – THE TEMPER TRAP: May 1 at The Enmore, Newtown

“This is how we do it, that’s rock and roll,” jokes frontman Dougy Mandagi, but not even a broken guitar string faux pas could fault The Temper Trap’s return to Sydney last night. A blaze of flashing lights and soaring vocals coursed through the Enmore Theatre, with the Melbourne indie-Kings’ stratospheric sound deafening their loyal […]