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Author: Mick Radojkovic

Peking Duk, Jack River, Kwame

Written by on 14 May 2018

11 May, Hordern Pavilion A sold-out Hordern Pavilion is more than just a gig. It’s a stark milestone in any Australian artists’ timeline. The venue, nearing 100 years old, stands as a symbol that you’ve made it. You’ve sold out the biggest venue in Sydney, not including seated stadiums and conference centres. The vast and [...]

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Spit Syndicate – ‘Orbit’

Written by on 11 May 2018

Despite being the second album from the hip hop duo in two years, Orbit serves as a re-birth of the Sydney outfit Spit Syndicate. Where 2017’s One Good Shirt Had Us All Fly was a slick offering (4.5 stars), Orbit brings Jimmy Nice and Nick Lupi back to the independent space, releasing the album under their [...]

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Aidan McLaren On: The Hills Are Alive Festival

Written by on 21 March 2018

Who would run a music festival? While the opportunity to curate your own artists, share the love with friends and have one huge weekend party a year all seems very enticing, the logistics of running a festival in this country are huge and risky. As they enter their tenth year, The Hills Are Alive festival [...]

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Camp Cope – ‘How To Socialise & Make Friends’

Written by on 1 March 2018

In 2016, a three-piece from Melbourne released an album that was to be the catalyst for change. It was made by three women, and whilst this isn't noteworthy or particularly unique (although desperately under-represented), it is important and relevant to what came next and what continues to happen in the Australian music scene. Two years [...]

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Secret Garden

Written by on 27 February 2018

24 - 25 Feb, Downes Family Farm There are three main criteria to organising a good music festival. 1) Choose a picturesque, but accessible setting that allows for an immersive experience. 2) Hand-pick an artist line-up that gives the audience a little bit of everything. 3) Provide the audience easy access to food, drink and [...]

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Alice Ivy, Nasty Mars, Oh Boy

Written by on 27 February 2018

16 February, Husdon Ballroom The Hudson Ballroom audience is sparse as Oh Boy starts his electronic dance set. It’s a shame there are not many people to dig the vibes, because there are plenty of vibes to dig. With an electronic drummer on stage (the kit, not the player) and another percussion cohort, Oh Boy [...]

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