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Surrounded by a beautiful collection of guitars, the occasional help of a friend on cello to provide a rich backing to several of his hits and a voice as distinctive as they come in rock music, as well as a hefty catalogue of records to form one hell of a set list, Soundgarden front-man and...

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Too often the parting of the Oxford Art Gallery’s heavy curtains seems out of place; an overly grand gesture not always befitting of the artists who are about to grace the venue’s stage. But as the fabric was drawn apart for Bully’s Sydney show, revealing the Nashville band standing taut and ready, soaked in red...

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“I’ll disappoint you, and I’ll let you down,” intoned Robert Forster early on during his set at the Oxford Art Factory. It was the only mistruth he spoke the entire night. Every other word that fell from his lips was rich with honesty; swollen with truth. In fact, he turned the art of playing live...

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If you were one of the many revellers that went along to catch UK foursome The Darkness rock out at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre last night, your ears are probably still ringing from the powerful performance that the go-getters of glam rock unleashed. Twelve years on from their ground breaking debut Permission To Land which introduced...

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About twenty minutes into his set with They Might Be Giants at the Enmore Theatre, John Linnell announced that he was Beyonce. The claim was met with healthy laughter from the crowd, as Linnell and bandmate John Flansburgh launched into a cover of Destiny’s Child Bills Bills, and at the time it seemed like a...

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If there is anyone in music who knows how to put on a mammoth stage spectacle and make it look effortless; it’s Robbie Williams. The once boyband member turned solo superstar has been busy promoting his biggest hits around the world through his latest Let Me Entertain You Tour; a fitting title given his reputation...

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With a career that has spanned 40+ years and includes sales in excess of 100 million records, as well as claiming one of the most successful albums in history (Rumours), Fleetwood Mac are widely regarded as one of the most successful, influential and iconic acts in music history. As a band they have fought through personal...

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Just as Laura Marling’s albums have made a slow move toward the mythic, so too have her live shows begun to transcend the very limitations of performance space. Striding onto the Enmore Theatre’s stage, dressed in black and armed with a guitar, she was somehow realer than her surroundings; truer then the space she inhabited....

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It may have been 15 years since their last Australian tour, but Australian fans definitely haven’t forgotten about LA alt rockers Lifehouse. The band stopped off in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne before finally arriving in Sydney on last night for their last Australian show at the Big Top in Luna Park before jetting off to...

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“I had to bring that up, because that was just weird” Ellie told the crowd last night at the Enmore Theatre about her recent pre-game performance in Melbourne at the Toyota AFL Grand Final on Saturday. Back on Australian shores and shrugging off a backlash from press, Ellie’s return hasn’t been met with praise and...

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Implying that Rae Sremmurd’s show at the Metro Theatre was a slow-boil affair would be doing a great misservice to the group. Although it’s true the gig got wilder and wilder with every track the duo performed, proceedings began with the pot bubbled over and the smoke alarms going off. In other words: the show...

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Thrilling. Visceral. Electric. So it was during The Garden’s brilliantly lean set at the Newtown Social Club, as twin brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Shears  blasted through an hour of bassy, frenetic rock, with some  electro punk oddity thrown in for good measure. It was exactly what you would want a show by these two consummate...

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For anyone born in the 80’s, the names Paul Young, Nik Kershaw, Cutting Crew and Go West will ring more than a few nostalgic bells! Each of the acts were predominant forces in pop music during their heyday; dominating the charts throughout the world a few times as each turned out a handful of hit...

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