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Bon Iver @ The Sydney Opera House, 11th And 12th Of March

The most remarkable thing about Bon Iver and Justin Vernon in particular is how they have grown so much as a band and as a person respectively but yet have maintained their identity; how they have kept the essence of what made their early music so very special and imprinted it into everything they do, whether that be their sophomore album or playing at the Sydney Opera House in front of thousands of people with a ten-piece band. Three night in a row.

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Gig Review: M83 @ The Prince Bandroom, 3rd February

If there was ever a time to see M83 live it is now. Armed both with material from their critically acclaimed and insanely popular 2011 double-album, as well as choice numbers from their older records, the band put on an exhilarating and powerful live show at the perfect venue of the Prince Bandroom to an adoring crowd.

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Gig Review: Beirut @ The Forum, 10th January

Not many bands can calmly walk onto stage and play two of my favourite ever songs within the first ten minutes of the show. But that’s exactly what Zach Condon and his band did a couple of nights ago at The Forum in Melbourne, with a casual nonchalance that contrasted with just how important their music obviously was to many of the adoring people packed into the sold out venue. And the night had only just begun.

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Gig Review: Will Sheff @ The Toff, 16th October

Last night Will Sheff played an enthralling and fiercely intimate show at the Toff In Town that served as both the perfect companion gig to Friday night’s Okkervil River show as well as a fantastic night of live music in its own right.

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Gig Review: Okkervil River @ The Forum, 14th October

Last night Okkervil River played one of the most powerful, intense, and captivating gigs I have ever witnessed to an enthralled sold-out crowd at Melbourne’s idyllic Forum venue. Quite simply, it’s hard to imagine a show much better.

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Gig Review: Tunng @ The East Brunswick Club, 22nd February

How many bands perform an optical illusion whilst on stage intended to cause an imaginary sausage to float in your hands, as pre-recorded instructions guide them? I’m guessing not many. But then not many bands feature a keyboardist who also plays literally a collection of house keys suspended in the air in front of him with his feet whilst also playing keyboard. Only band does both of these things: Tunng.

And they played an utterly wonderful set at the East Brunswick Club last night that had the under-capacity but yet very enthusiastic crowd enchanted by the UK ‘folktronica’ outfit.

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