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Archive | October, 2010

Gig Review: Powderfinger @ The Sidney Myer Music Bowl, 29th October

Powderfinger played their last Melbourne show to a sold out, enormous, and lovestruck crowd at the Sidney Music Bowl last night. It was a fitting farewell to the Australian music stalwarts, who played a remarkably well balanced set full of old classics. They overcame the inherent problems of playing a venue such as the Sidney […]

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Sufjan Australian Tour?

It is being reported that it is being reported (how legit does it sound already!) that Sufjan Stevens will be playing a show at the Festival Theatre in Adelaide on February the first 2011. The article in question was apparently in an Adelaide newspaper today, and if this is true then it is hard to […]

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Gig Review: Boy And Bear @ The East Brunswick Club, 23rd October

Last night Boy And Bear played what I believe was one of their first ever Melbourne headline shows. They have developed out of sight as a band since I first saw them at Homebake last year, and this was easily the most complete set I’ve seen them play to date.

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Happy Birthday APYS

So, And Pluck Your Strings turned one today. I can barely believe where this blog is now, considering it started on a whim when I was home from uni one day. Back then I would be thrilled with 5 hits a day, and now I’m averaging well above 200, which I’m sure would seem tiny […]

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Splendour Needs Your Help

I try to avoid politicising this blog as much as possible, but in this case I think it’s more than justified. My favourite Australian music festival, Splendour In The Grass, needs your help to secure a permanent home in NSW. Personally I, like pretty much everyone else who attended the festival this year I am […]

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Gig Review: Tyme @ Gertrude’s Brown Couch, 17th October

Last Sunday local rap artist Tyme played a remarkably polished and intimate EP launch at Gertrude’s Brown Couch in Fitzroy which was thoroughly enjoyable for me personally, even though I’m not overly familiar with hip hop music.

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