Author: Matt Barton

Gig Review + Photos: Train + JR Reyne, Palais Theatre, Melbourne, August 4th 2017

After twenty plus years in the game, Train are still at their absolute best. I remember back in 2001 when American pop rockers Train had their breakout hit ‘Drops of Jupiter’. That song was everywhere. My sister was six years old at the time and even at the single. Ever since, they’ve been one of those bands where I’ve enjoyed the singles they’ve released but not really listened to any of their albums (it’s hard to believe their latest, A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat is their tenth). Support tonight comes in the form of blues/country rocker Jamie “JR”...

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Gig Review: In Hearts Wake + Crossfaith, While She Sleeps & Polaris 13th July, 2017 The Forum Theatre, Melbourne

The best metal gig of the year? It’s amazing to think that four short years ago, I saw In Hearts Wake supporting The Amity Affliction at the small The Commercial Hotel in South Morang. How far both bands have come! I would never have thought then that In Hearts Wake would come close to selling out the 2,000 capacity Forum Theatre in Melbourne but that is exactly the case as eager punters queued well around the corner, in the spitting rain, all keen for a good spot early. Unfortunately, due to doors not opening until a little past seven,...

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Live Review: SHEPPARD + Supports, The Croxton, Melbourne, 10th June 2017

A taste of things to come from one of Australia’s fastest rising indie pop rock sensations. Damn The Croxton Band Room is a nice venue. It looks like it has recently had a bit of money spent on it and it definitely shows. It’s a spacious venue with a massive stage and is the perfect venue for Sheppard to make their long awaited return to Melbourne. It’s been three long years for fans since their debut album Bombs Away was released and with album number two imminent there was a pretty good crowd in to catch the Brisbane six-piece....

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