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Boy And Bear @ The Forum, 18th Of May

It seems like an eternity ago when I saw a bunch of nervous guys play their first ever festival set in a cramped tent at Homebake. Since then Boy And Bear’s rise in Australian music has been nothing short of meteoric, and at no time has this been more clear than last night, when they played the second of two sold out shows at The Forum in Melbourne. And it was immediately obvious that the band have polished their live act to the point now where they are perfectly comfortable with playing a one and a half hour set in front of thousands of people, which it really didn’t seem like they were as little as a year ago. I guess you can call Boy And Bear an accomplished live Australian band now, and sure enough this show was pretty hard to find fault in.

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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: 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: Kimbra @ The Forum, 9th September

Last night Kimbra played a massive show at The Forum in Melbourne that was indicative of her insane rise to fame in the Australian music scene this year. The venue was absolutely packed, and moreover it was absolutely packed with genuine fans of Kimbra’s music. It’s amazing what a quality debut album and a providing guest vocals for a number one hit will do for you.

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Explosions In The Sky Announce Sideshows

Instrumental texan quartet Explosions In The Sky were announced as a part of the Meredith Festival lineup, and the band have recently announced that they will be playing a few sideshows around the country as well. Deets!

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Kimbra Announces National Tour

Fresh from a killer set at Splendour In The Grass and a collaboration with the oh-so-hot-right-now Gotye, Kimbra has announced a national tour featuring her biggest venues yet in support of the release of her debut album, ‘Vows’, which is out 2nd of September.

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