Category: Gig Reviews

[Gig Review] E-Gads! They're back! With as many instruments as they've had years performing - The Gadflys @ Smith's Alternative, 6 March

[Gig Review] E-Gads! They’re back! With as many instruments as they’ve had years performing – The Gadflys @ Smith’s Alternative, 6 March

Review by Rory McCartney The Gadflys were channeling a bit of the Derelict look, taking the stage in a kaleidoscope ...
[Gig Review] A wealth of Canberra musical riches shine at Underground Roots and Reggae – The Basement, 5 Feb (with bonus state-of-the-industry rant!)

[Gig Review] A wealth of Canberra musical riches shine at Underground Roots and Reggae – The Basement, 5 Feb (with bonus state-of-the-industry rant!)

Review by David Caffery Instinctual excitement filled our ride to The Basement. It was like the Golden Years again, edging ...
[Gig Review] Waves of sound pound Canberra Theatre as Ocean Alley and Seaside celebrate the return of the live show

[Gig Review] Waves of sound pound Canberra Theatre as Ocean Alley and Seaside celebrate the return of the live show

Review by Rory McCartney Four-piece indie band Seaside from Byron Bay reputedly has a dream-pop vibe. However, the PA setup ...
[Gig Review] Have chair, will travel; how the SummerSalt Festival @ Commonwealth Park (Saturday, 27 February) conquered COVID

[Gig Review] Have chair, will travel; how the SummerSalt Festival @ Commonwealth Park (Saturday, 27 February) conquered COVID

Review by Rory McCartney In an unusual - or perhaps, given the times, usual - COVID related requirement, we all ...
Human Nature @ Canberra Theatre, 21 December 2020

Human Nature @ Canberra Theatre, 21 December 2020

Review by John P. Harvey. People seem to have a long memory for bands that give them joy. Human Nature’s ...
[Gig Review/Journal Entry] Red Hot Summer Tour @ Mackay Park, Batemans Bay, NSW, 7 March 2020

[Gig Review/Journal Entry] Red Hot Summer Tour @ Mackay Park, Batemans Bay, NSW, 7 March 2020

Review and pics by Paul Kerr The Red Hot Summer Tour rocked its way into Batemans Bay on Saturday to ...
[Gig Review] Sundown – The Gordon Lightfoot Story @ Braidwood National Theatre, November 15

[Gig Review] Sundown – The Gordon Lightfoot Story @ Braidwood National Theatre, November 15

Review by Rory McCartney Canadian Gordon Lightfoot is a folk/pop legend, with a string of big hits, particularly in the ...
Tommy Emmanuel, supported by Richard Smith — Canberra Theatre, Thursday 3 August

Tommy Emmanuel, supported by Richard Smith — Canberra Theatre, Thursday 3 August

If you don’t know Tommy Emmanuel’s music, you’re missing the exciting output of a maestro recognised as such the world ...
Hula Hooping, Grease Monkey, and stacks of Aussie talent - Inside ANUSA’s Friday Night Party

Hula Hooping, Grease Monkey, and stacks of Aussie talent – Inside ANUSA’s Friday Night Party

Review by Ella Hourigan Following last year’s criticism, ANUSA’s 2020 Friday night party delivered.  The Picturesque scenes of ANU’s Fellows ...
Everclear, Renegade Peacock, and Local Horror pack, and rock, out The Basement on Sunday, 9 February

Everclear, Renegade Peacock, and Local Horror pack, and rock, out The Basement on Sunday, 9 February

Review and photos By Paul Kerr Everclear, the '90s alternative rockers made their way back to Australia after a three-year ...