The Falls Through Time: Falls Fest Day 3

As we stumble through the dark, and the dim lights from the tents begin to fade and the echoes of The Kooks final chords stop ringing in our ears, we’re herded like cattle through the dusty gates back into the real world, back into the life we knew before the three days of Falls Festival…

The Slow Starters and Heavy Hitters: Falls Fest Day 2

Glass Animals steal the night and Dune Rats get muddy for day two of the Falls Festival Byron Bay. It was a sluggish morning as the summer sun began its eventual attempts to dry the fields from the following night’s rain. The camp grounds from across the Byron Shire sprouted slow starters like weeds in…

The Ruiins Open Falls Festival Byron Bay

Taking Byron Bay Falls Festival by storm, the Ruiins own the Jack Daniels Stage on the opening evening. With a humble entrance, the Forster two-piece took the barrel house, with its oak, whisky barrels, low lamps and musty atmosphere – not to mention the rest of the ingredients to an old, Aussie pub – to…

The Inaugural Hey Sunshine Festival

​The inaugural Hey Sunshine Festival was a downpour of brews, tunes, market stalls, live artists and some of the Coast’s best food. Burleigh Brewery played host to the night’s entourage of music lovers while sheltering the early arrivals from the onslaught of rain that continued to buffet the evening. But in the name of music,…

Amy Shark Takes Miami Marketta

There’s a disjointed rumble as the lights go out. They flash, red, the smoke sprays from beyond vision and the mix teases a rushing crowd as they herd toward the back end of Miami Marketta. As the lights bullet-blast the front rows, the bass hits with combined force from drum and guitar entering with Drive…

Shakafest ’17

You’re in one of two places Saturday 19th August, hooking into the five-foot swell under the blue sky of winter or charging in through the gates of Gold Coast’s Shakafest. The festival’s inaugural year was a hard act to follow, however with Grinspoon as headliners we found Miami Tavern’s car-park a sold-out swelter thanks to Rabbit Radio, Fiik…

Big Scary Play the Tivoli

An energetic set that echoes through the hall like an infections shockwave bounces through The Tivoli, pours out into Brisbane’s streets and broods everyone’s emotional dials to boogey. The light show is non-stop. At first it paints five silhouettes that is Big Scary on to a backdrop that alters from red to purple to blue. At times there’s perfect…