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Gig Review: Eddie Vedder @ The Palais, 25th March

Eddie Vedder walks calmly onto the Palais Theatre Stage. He is wearing relaxed and slightly bohemian clothes, almost like a mere mortal. Fitting this, the stage is setup like a really rich busker’s haunt, with about twenty different guitars surrounding one solitary chair and microphone at front and center.

The crowd goes wild. It’s a curious crowd as well, mostly consisting of diehard Pearl Jam fans wearing tour shirts from ten years ago and looking out of place without a mosh pit, with a smattering of hipsters lured out by the promise of material from Vedder’s ‘Into The Wild’ soundtrack.

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The National Palais Live Recording

Thanks to the excellent folks over at FanMadeRecordings there is a live recording of The National’s second show at The Palais available, including opening act The Middle East. As much as I kind of wish it was of the first show, I do love having bootlegs of shows that I’ve been to, so thought I’d […]

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Gig Review: The National @ The Palais, 10th January

Last night I was lucky enough to see my favourite band live for the second night in a row. Although the experience for me was completely different, seated in the balcony instead of right at the front of the Stalls, there were many similarities between both shows. Because of this, I’m going to try writing […]

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Gig Review: The National @ The Palais, 9th January

One runs out of adjectives to describe Brooklyn’s The National after a while. Their music is simultaneously brooding, emotional, uplifting, dark, restrained, and electrifying. However the one word that sticks with me is ‘majestic’. And last night, The National put on a show at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre that was majestic in every possible sense of the word, and will go down as my favourite gig to date.

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The National Falls Festival Sideshows

Update: Everything is confirmed now. The dates were right, but the Melbourne venue is actually the Palais. Tickets will be available for $75 Monday morning from here, however there is a MyTicketMaster presale from midday tomorrow. Here’s a poster that was up in the Melbourne CBD advertising that The National will be playing a Falls […]

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Splendour Sideshows Guide

So tickets to Splendour have come and gone, and if you missed out (or even if you didn’t), you’re probably going to be interested in hitting up a few sideshows. The problem of course is that the Splendour lineup was so full of amazing international artists that it’s going to be hard picking just a […]

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