Monday, 27 January 2014

John Murry

This Mississippi-born songwriter troubadour with a Springsteen-like voice guided the night through a series of songs and personal stories that enchanted the Northcote Social Club and widely captivated the audience.

Hearing about his life and where his songs came from was quite moving but it didn´t feel like he was making a great deal of it at the same time –“… apart from when I f## up with the heroin and all that…”-.

There is maybe something intriguing about standing in front of someone who has been in the dark side, while assimilating the fact that he was ‘actually’ dead in an ambulance for a few minutes.

Sitting on the stage sharing his music, made me think how lucky he was of being there playing, and for us to be there listening. But no show of self-pity, just a soiree with a few good songs.

Just keep making good music, John. I was an amazing show.


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John Murry

John Murry

John Murry

John Murry

John Murry

John Murry

John Murry

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Moreland City Soul Review

The Moreland City Soul Review offered another entertaining show at the Pinnacle Hotel in North Fitzroy last weekend: a few classic covers performed by a very talented band with a charismatic singer. It was a great way of spending the afternoon with a couple of drinks.

My usual assistant had an awesome time since she decided to leave the camera at home and grab a cider instead.


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Moreland City Soul Review

Moreland City Soul Review

Moreland City Soul Review

Moreland City Soul Review

Moreland City Soul Review

Moreland City Soul Review

Moreland City Soul Review

Moreland City Soul Review

Moreland City Soul Review


Moreland City Soul Review

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Falls Festival - Day 4

Last day of a pretty awesome music marathon, Vampire Weekend and Horrorshow were in charge of the count down and the party went on, we had a few drinks and a bit of a dance and meet some cool cats backstage.

The following morning, we found ourselves with a flat car battery and our tent neighbour was kind enough to give us a jump.


Great Festival, yes sir…

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VAMPIRE WEEKEND

The New Yorkers have evolved from its early days and playful sounds, and did great at keeping a massive crowd happy all the way through to the New Year. A flare was landed on the stage but this didn’t affect a stand-out performance from the beginning to the end of the show.








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THE CAT EMPIRE






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VIOLENT FEMMES

Consistently good…well great even. Last time they traveled to Australia 30 years ago most of the crowd wasn´t even born. This did not make a difference to the dancing youngsters singing hit after hit. Violent Femmes was a gig not to be missed on the day.





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Falls Festival - Day 3

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!!! (CHK CHK CHK)

Formed in Sacramento, California  in 1996, this dance-punk band had the crowd at their finger tips…literally. Lead singer Nic Offer leaping off the stage to join the crowd in a brave attempt of crowd surfing. Energy levels were high and the dance moves did not disappoint with one of the stand-out performances of the festival.








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THE WOMBATS

The Wombats were comfortable and cool on stage. The Liverpudlians seemed to have grown up as a band and were one of the highlights on the day with epic ‘sing-alongs' by an excited crowd. Matthew Murphy, told the crowd they hadn’t played a gig in 3 months so they were really feeling this show that ended on an impromptu instrumental, heavy metal inspired sound that left the crowd wanting to hear more. Definitely a good addition to the festival line up.





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Falls Festival - Days 1 & 2

Falls Festival 2013

Sunny during the day and absolutely freezing during the night, the weather did not stop a sold out Falls Festival, full of face painted twenty something´s letting loose for 4 days in a row.

The days would start slow, with the majority of the crowd making it to the afternoon gigs, but the line up was so good that even the earliest bands were ones not to be missed.

Solange, The Roots, Vampire Weekend and even Neil Finn stole the hearts of the crowd getting the biggest turn outs.

The count down was brought in by Vampire Weekend on the Valley Stage and HorrorShow at the Grand Theatre. By this time most people were partied out, so the count down happened and the show just went on. It felt like New Year’s Eve every night!

We have reviewed some of our favourites below. Enjoy the galleries!



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THE ROOTS


The Roots are true performers. This award-winning hip hop/neo soul ‘something’ band formed in 1987 just keep it coming. I saw them first in 2004 at Paredes de Coura Festival (Portugal) and Falls festival was just another stand out performance with an energy on stage that could made you exhausted only watching.






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 MGTM





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