Nine Inch Nails/Queens Of The Stone Age/Brody Dalle @ Perth Arena 11/3/ 2014


By Ben

The co-headlining tour by Queens Of The Stone Age and Nine Inch Nails seems like a very savvy business idea. Take two bands with very different sounds but enough crossover in their large respective fan bases and mix up the order of opener and headliner at random. With festivals in Australia in a very precarious position it is fair to say that this concept would be watched closely by both punters and business types with any interest in touring bands Down Under.  Read more…

Woodford Folk Festival 2013/2014 – Day 3 Dreaming


by Andrew

The festival scene in Australia has been called dead, dying and ultimately waning in popularity by everyone in the industry and with only a few successful festivals across the country every year – it’s a hard point to counter. Obviously there are few detractors who attend the annual Woodford Folk Festival, because it this year’s numbers are anything to go by; this festival scene is alive and kicking. As usual, we chose to attend only one of the seven days (purely for financially reasons) and as usual we were not disappointed. More…

Slanted & Enchanted Festival @ The Astor Theatre, Perth 7/12/13


By Ben

Slanted & Enchanted is a new & novel concept on the Perth music front: an indie rock festival carried out concurrently over two completely separate venues –The Astor Theatre & The Bakery.  It’s fair to say that it is not the type of event I would normally frequent based on the majority of the lineup, but the inclusion of Canadian noise merchants METZ got me out of the house and off to the theatre.  Read more...

Every Time I Die / Chainsaw Hookers / Statues @ Amplifier Bar Perth 24/10/13


By Ben

They have a reputation as a good time live band and tonight was my first chance to see them at a smaller indoor venue after catching them for a couple of festival sets over the years. My previous impressions had been that they were a good live act that were not necessarily suited to a huge stage and small crowd at midday on the Big Day Out bill. I was really hoping that the chance to witness their “partycore” action in a club would be more akin to seeing them in their natural environment. Read more…

La Dispute / Pianos Become Teeth / Flower Mouth @ Amplifier Bar Perth 06/06/13


By Ben

Say we couldn’t tell the difference between the feeling and the sound,”

Punk and its entire bastard offspring is often about much more than music. For those that choose it, punk can be a lifestyle, a movement, a community, and an ethos. There are certain bands that embody this essence and live it fulltime. I believe a good punk/hardcore band has something to say and is not going to be kept from saying it, but a truly transcendent one lives not only by their words but also through their actions. La Dispute are such an act… Read more

Coheed and Cambria/Circa Survive – The Tivoli, Brisbane; 19th April 2013


By Andrew

The Tivoli is Brisbane is one of those great venues you talk about with fervor and fond memories and since I’ve been in Brisbane I have two very awesome adventures to the Brisvegas hotspot. As one of those older style venues in capital cities slowly dying out, it’s everyone’s duty to see something there at least once before it disappears. The layout is typical of its era and although it’s had several transformations over the years, it’s still oozing with style and character… Read more