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Islands – A Sleep And A Forgetting

Gather ‘round, yon children, and let me regale you with a tale about a wonderful man from the magical far-away kingdom of Canada. There...

Acid Flashbacks #1: Underworld, dubnobasswithmyheadman

The phenomenon of the 'acid flashback' - defined by Wikipedia as an episode in which "an individual experiences… some of LSD's subjective effects long...

Air – La Voyage Dans La Lune

In 1902, French director Georges Méliès released what was, at that time, one of the finest spectacles ever committed to film. Le Vogage dans...

Laneway Festival (04/02/2012)

Strolling down for another day at the Footscray Community Arts Centre, it’s a beautiful day to be spending at ‘that bloody hipster festival’ A.K.A....

Tex Perkins at the Prince Bandroom 19th of August

When a new band rears its head, the first thing you'll hear asked, often unfairly, is "Who do they sound like"? In the case...

Devendra Banhart Live Review

(Prince Bandroom, July 29) Before hitting Splendour in the Grass, Devendra Banhart and his four-piece band spent a night at the jam-packed Prince Bandroom last...

Kaiser Chiefs – The Future Is Medieval

As album reviewing goes, this latest album from The Kaiser Chiefs creates a little bit of a headache. They've chosen an unconventional method of release in...

Dananananaykroyd – There Is A Way

(June 10th, Dew Process) On a fateful night down in Sydney's Annandale Hotel, Dananananaykroyd drummer-slash-vocalist, John Bailie Jnr, tried to crowd-surf and brutally snapped his arm...

The Antlers – Burst Apart

(Frenchkiss Records, May 10th) The Antlers were always going to have to do something different with this album. Hospice was not only one of the most recent...

Yo Gabba Gabba Live!

The Palais Theatre, St Kilda VIC, June 11. Modern music-going culture is something we usually attribute to the darkness of night; late nights spent drunkenly...

Snowman – Absence

(Dot-Dash Recordings, 22nd April) Ever have the feeling where you’re dreaming but you’re not quite sure if this is a dream? There’s a certain unease...

“Rock of Ages” Review

Even if you didn’t live through them yourself, who doesn’t love the enduring music of the eighties? High energy, big hair, Lycra spandex, girlie...