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Author: Freya McGahey

REVIEW: The Waifs – Twilight at Taronga

Written by on 15 February 2019

If there is ever a way to spend your Valentine’s Day it’s at Taronga Zoo with your parents, leaving your partner alone at home. And whilst any other V Day I would be super bummed, to be left on a picnic blanket with Mum’s ‘festival chair’ under the stars and watch The Waifs ,was ideal. […]

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The Waifs: On 25 years of music

Written by on 19 December 2018

The Waifs have been humming slowly and strongly for the past 25 years. One of the country’s hidden treasures and at one time one of the most celebrated; here is a band whose integrity and commitment to their music and their community has seen them hold court for a quarter of a century. Now, come […]

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Johnny Hunter: On Millennials, David Bowie & Pop

Written by on 28 June 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hiding in the suburbs of Sydney is one of the most impressive and ridiculous bands Australia has produced in a long time. With a sound born of wry eighties pop drawls and shuddering rock, if Johnny Hunter is anything they’re a bloody good band. When I first saw them play at the Lansdowne some months […]

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Crocodylus: On Broken Tables, Horrifying Audience Members & Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Written by on 13 April 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Crocodylus are the most promising new band in Australian music – at least – they’ve managed to convince me of it. With an acidic drawl and sharp understanding of their sound, the garage/surf rock band have delivered a mindblowing set each and every time I have seen them live. After being privy to their […]

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The Ruminaters, Crocodylus & MORE!

Written by on 4 April 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”March 24, Lansdowne Hotel”][vc_column_text] The Ruminaters Sydney leg of the Left Our Jobs Forever Bus Tour at The Lansdowne on Saturday night presented more like a mini-festival on the poster. Featuring sets from Rosa Maria, Blandy Bandy, The Uplifting Bellends, Cosmic Flanders and the unforgettable Crocodylus, it was almost impossible for this show to […]

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Written by on 16 March 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”9 – 12 March, Botanic Park, Adelaide “][vc_column_text]If you are a musician or any person interested in music then you have to go to WOMADelaide. Now, I am known for not being much of a player when it comes to the cool game. I don’t really care that much if someone thinks it’s too […]

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The Preatures, The Creases

Written by on 6 March 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”2 March, Twilight at Taronga”][vc_column_text] Twilight at Taronga is an experience that everyone in Sydney should enjoy. From the ferry ride over, to the walk through the zoo and past the wary animals – the whole evening was wonderous from beginning to end. Opening act The Creases played to a steadily growing audience under […]

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Sydney City Limits

Written by on 27 February 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”24 February, Centennial Park”][vc_column_text] Although the inaugural Sydney City Limits was not sold out, Centennial Park was awash with activity on Saturday. The line-up was heaving with astonishingly quality acts including a huge number of exclusive and impressive international artists; it’s not hard to understand why the site was buzzing with anticipation. The first […]

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