Music Reviews

  1. Both sides of Sun Kil Moon

    Both sides of Sun Kil Moon

    Inside a minute of hitting the stage on Wednesday, Ohio folk-rock cult figure Mark Kozelek had shown off both the cantankerous and amusing traits he's renowned for.

  2. Joy's Riptide turns to ebb tide

    Joy's Riptide turns to ebb tide

    When a song goes from a swooning device for lovelorn teens to being the soundtrack for a private health insurance commercial, you know an artist's days in vogue may be numbered. Then they play live and you wonder what the fuss was about.

  3. Rockin' Rod brings out the best in Arena

    Rockin' Rod brings out the best in Arena

    One part Peter Pan, one part Pete Best and pretty much the coolest 70-year-old on the touring circuit hosted a party at Perth Arena on Saturday night.

  4. Evergreen Idol still on rampage

    Evergreen Idol still on rampage

    After a solid, albeit brief welcome to the show set from Aussie rock stalwarts the Angels, American power-pop legends Cheap Trick arrived beneath a mercifully clear Perth sky to ignite proceedings.

  5. Kylie's red-hot disco

    Kylie's red-hot disco

    Odd club, it played only Kylie Minogue hits, with a bit of Italo-disco and INXS thrown in, but the punters didn't seem to mind.

  6. REVIEW Madonna: Rebel Heart

    REVIEW Madonna: Rebel Heart

    Madonna comes out fighting on her 13th studio album Rebel Heart.

  7. Foo-ll steam ahead

    Foo-ll steam ahead

    If anyone ever had doubts about Dave Grohl's place atop the ladder of nice guys of the world, what he did in the 48 hours before the electrifying Foo Fighters gig on Sunday night would crush those thoughts.

  8. REVIEW | Soil and 'Pimp' Sessions

    REVIEW | Soil and 'Pimp' Sessions

    If musicians from the land of the rising sun are known for being committed to a certain style, then Soil and “Pimp” Sessions are going against the grain.

  9. REVIEW | First Aid Kit

    REVIEW | First Aid Kit

    It is difficult not to fall utterly head over heels for First Aid Kit.

  10. REVIEW | Parquet Courts

    REVIEW | Parquet Courts

    It was like a volcano building up, and up. And then, nothing.

  11. Sebastian simply a nice guy

    Sebastian simply a nice guy

    Guy Sebastian is a nice guy. Even his support acts - like Melbourne chanteuse Fatai - say so. Repeatedly.

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