This is punk. It is honest, relentless and draws both social criticism and reflection. The type of music that makes you sit back and think about the world around you.
This past weekend the Civic Theatre played host to a fantastic lineup of Newcastle’s finest bands all thanks to Newcastle Music Collective. It’s a beautiful venue to enjoy live music at, the way the stage lights illuminate the ceiling is grand.
A set that was full of energy, really well performed songs, enjoyably awkward banter between the members, and easily one of the best shows I’ve been to in a while.
When you scratch the surface of Fangz there is an undeniable duality to them, they are a band for good times, their music is fun, catchy and you could play it just about anywhere to get a group of people hyped.
I have issues confronting my true feelings in some situations… I need something that gets everything down in black and white.
Their personalities really gave me a sense of how genuine the band is. Sitting in the greenroom, before the band went onstage, I noted their chill presence as they joke “we don’t really have a before show ritual aye” they laugh as they calmly walk onstage ready to perform.
While things still aren’t quite right, watching the Camino Gold boys play while the crowd danced in their seats and one punter threw ice from his glass towards the stage, it felt as close as we can get to normal.
The world may be in a weird place, but there is nothing but good vibes in the room on this night.
WORDS BY TARA CAMPBELLIMAGES BY GEORGIA GRIFFITHS It seemed like, for quite some time, that we weren’t going to be getting to see live music in 2020. However, with altered venues and a LOT of QR codes, classic venues (like The Cambridge Hotel) are beginning to let punters back in for socially distanced, seated gigs.Continue reading “LIVE SHOW GALLERY + REVIEW // Jones The Cat and The Pits (The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle)”
one thing is for sure- no matter the show, dave the band always put on a memorable night. If you didn’t catch the band at their album release shows, you missed out on the gig of the year.
Every note during the set is clear, nothing overpowering, each song delivering a wave of emotions and creating a blissful taste in your mouth, that leaves you needing more
IMAGES BY TARA CAMPBELL It’s been quite some time since things got crazy with COVID-19, but before it all started, we had Tara Campbell check out Amyl and The Sniffers’ live show at the Newcastle Hotel. Here’s what she got!
WORDS + IMAGES BY JACQUI SHARAH On the 21st of February Verge Collection headlined a show at Waywards at the bank, Newtown. As I walked into the venue as doors opened, the excitement was high as we anticipated the entrance of the opening acts Mimi the Desert Pearl and Good Lekker on the small, instrumentContinue reading “LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY // Verge Collection (Waywards, Sydney)”
WORDS AND IMAGES BY ANDREW BRASSINGTON Fans of the iconic 80’s indie heroes: The Smiths were in for a treat last Saturday night. Sydney’s Factory Theatre fell under a haze of jangly guitars, wistful melodies and funky basslines as the world’s most renowned Smiths cover band, aptly named The Smyths, paid homage to the greats.Continue reading “LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY // The Smyths (The Factory Theatre)”
WORDS AND IMAGES BY TALYA JACOBSON When you think about university O-week gigs, you think of open mic nights, karaoke events and toga parties. But those who flooded the UNSW Roundhouse during O-week 2020 discovered something a little different when Vera Blue took to the stage, presenting possibly the biggest O-week gig university life hasContinue reading “LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY // Vera Blue (Roundhouse UNSW)”
WORDS + IMAGES BY TALYA JACOBSON There was a bit of rain across Sydney last Friday evening, but that didn’t stop the crowds from coming into The Wanderer in Surry Hills. A small bar with a gorgeous ambience and a warm, homey feeling was the perfect setting for 15-year-old Lili Alaska and her father, PeterContinue reading “LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY // Lili Alaska (The Wanderer)”
WORDS AND IMAGES BY TARA CAMPBELL THE WITCHING HOUR Just off their first Australian tour, The Witching began their newest tour at the Newcastle Hotel in Newcastle, NSW. Hailing from the Central Coast, the four piece grunge rock band have already resonated with Australians. Their debut single ‘Lay You Down’ generated large interest on TripleContinue reading “LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY // The Witching Hour (Newcastle Hotel)”
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WORDS AND IMAGES BY TARA CAMPBELL Sometimes you’re watching an artist and you have this gut feeling that, in a matter of time, they’ll be one of the biggest artists in Australia. This is certainly the case with Ali barter. Ali Barter is an artist unlike any other. Her unique voice, combined with memorable lyricsContinue reading “LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY // Ali Barter (Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle)”
One of a Kind Record-Store Show in Local Suburb PHOTOS AND REVIEW: TARA CAMPBELL Local Business Owner- Mitchel Eaton organises Christmas Musical Celebration Hundreds of music lovers flocked into Wallsend store: Hiss and Crackle Records on Saturday 21st of December for a music event unlike any other. In a local suburb, on a boiling hotContinue reading “LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY // Hissmas (Hiss and Crackle Records, Newcastle)”