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Live Review: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, March 5

It must be difficult to be Neil Young. Commercially and critically successful, Young has cultivated two separate musical images: the country balladeer of Harvest and the face melting rock legend of Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Despite each persona being successful in its own right, every audience he performs to seems to expect the country

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Live Review: Dinosaur Jr. – The Gov, March 10

Dinosaur Jr. returned to The Gov on the 10th of March to submit Adelaideans to an aural onslaught of the sort not many other groups can pull off.  Kicking off the night, support act (local boys) Ride Into The Sun did a serviceable job of warming the crowd up, but their laid-back psychedelic sound was

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Live Review: Soundwave Festival-March 2, Bonython Park

Saturday, the second of March saw the baton officially change hands.  40,000 punk and metal fans turned out to trump the dismal 17,000 the Big Day Out managed to scrounge together just over a month earlier.   A number of solid performers kicking the day off early to a small crowd. The day didn't really start,

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Live Review: Falls Festival 28 December – 1 January, 2012/13

New Years has come and gone and so has another Falls Festival. Led by American psych-rockers The Flaming Lips and Swedish rockers The Hives, the 2012/13 Falls Festival featured an, as-always, eclectic lineup. From the incredibly popular electronic efforts of Sydney-based act Flume, to the blistering rock of DZ Deathrays, Lisa Mitchell's charming pop or The Flaming Lips' unerring energy, there was something here for every type of fan. Unfortunately though, you couldn't help feeling that there wasn't much more than that for anyone. Every punter could find a couple of acts to get pumped for but struggled to stay excited all day.

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Radiohead: 17 November, 2012 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

I'm not going to rewrite a lot of the review of Friday's Radiohead show.  Suffice to say that the setlist was largely the same and there was a lot of crossover in terms of how the gig came off.  Make sure you read our review of their Friday night gig at Rod Laver Arena HERE.

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Live Review: Radiohead-16 November, 2012 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Radiohead started quickly, opening their set as they had for much of their Australian tour with Lotus Flower and Bloom, this time with Airbag tossed in-between to mix things up.  All three songs came off well, capitalising on the crowd's excitement and setting a good tone for the evening.   These two tracks were rapidly

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The Beach Boys: Adelaide Entertainment Centre, 2 September 2012

The Beach Boys' first Australian tour since 1978 has been keenly anticipated by the large number of Australian fans who haven't seen them yet and by those who have been fans for a lot longer.  This was very clear at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Sunday, September 2nd.    This was a night filled with

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Spin Off Festival, 21 July 2012, Jubilee Pavilion Adelaide

The Rubens (6/10) The Rubens are an enjoyable band to see live, their set delivering a collection of well planned tunes and thoughtful lyrics.  Whilst they lacked the raw energy and excitement of the later rock groups DZ Deathrays and Band of Skulls, or the polished tunefulness of Last Dinosaurs, they put on a great show

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The Cairos, The Preachers and Messrs: 19 July, 2012 @Jive Bar, Adelaide

The Cairos gig at Jive Bar kicked off with first support act, Messrs, from Adelaide.  They started off well, with a lot of energy and the singer, Josh, at times sounding like Kele from Bloc Party.  The rest of the band performed valiantly and professionally, ensuring each song kept going but unfortunately after a couple

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The Paper Kites, Patrick James and Traveller & Fortune: 13 July, 2012 @ Jive Bar Adelaide

This was a well organised lineup, three bands with a very similar sound and a very similar fan base as well.  This helped the whole show flow very well through all three acts and kept the crowd growing as the gig continued.   Kicking the gig off was Adelaide's very own Traveller & Fortune.  A

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