Category: Gig Reviews

REVIEW: Nora, Suli, AVA Martina @ Smith's Alternative

REVIEW: Nora, Suli, AVA Martina @ Smith’s Alternative

Nora, Suli, and AVA Martina gig review - 6 August - by Rory McCartney AVA Martina Accompanying herself on acoustic ...
Face to Face With The Spooky Men’s Chorale — Saturday 1 May — Gungahlin College Theatre

Face to Face With The Spooky Men’s Chorale — Saturday 1 May — Gungahlin College Theatre

The characteristics that contribute to The Spooky Men’s Chorale’s wonderful silliness are many and varied, ranging from postures of contemplation ...
[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 ...