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For indie music fans or everyone who loves independent music! Here you will find music reviews and other music related topics written by guest and our official bloggers. Thanks for taking the time to read these reviews! Artists will appreciate the shares or purchases you can muster!  You will find reviews of music we really love and believe others will too, so dig in.

The Kava Kings Chippo Hotel Sydney Australia 25th May 2018

 The Kava Kings – From head banging to deep kisses: this is ‘sun-pop’ Gig date: 25th May 2018 Venue: The Chippo Hotel, Chippendale, Sydney Country of origin: Sydney, Australia Members: Tom, Chris, Nuge and Luke (Lola Scott is on keys but not in the band..) Support or headline: Headline Good crowd/bad crowd: God damn the crowd was going absolutely crazy. Everyone LOVED The Kava Kings, yes, including myself. Number of times seen band: 1 Crowd participation: Personally I think the minute when the band performed “Friends” (which was the whole reason for the tour mind you..) was when everyone went crazy. They were jumping up and down and I swear I saw someone hit their head on the roof of the venue (not a big venue at all). A lot of head banging, and some girls were (even) making out with their boyfriends to like EVERY song. Interesting range of emotions that this band elicits, wouldn’t you say? Genre: Indie Rock Rating: 9/10 guitars My review: Definitely a band to go see live Songs are soooo catchy Could interact with the crowd more Introduce EACH song please so new fans know what they’re called (even for older fans, we’d rather know the song name) just a tip J Set List: Give Me Gold JACA For You Lost In Paradise Happy Days Summertime Stars Sunburnt Medicine Friends Dreaming Of You Summary: About 5 years ago, after a big night in Fiji, a leather-skinned man named Waami [...]

By |June 13th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Papaya Tree Metro Theatre Sydney Australia 11th May 2018

Papaya Tree – Funk me dead, these guys are brilliant. Gig date: 11th May 2018 Venue: The Lair, Metro Theatre Sydney Country of origin: Sydney, Australia Members: Lee, Jack, Zac, Jordan, Alistair and Joe Support or headline: Support for Cosmic Spice (Sydney) Good crowd/bad crowd: Considering Papaya Tree were the first band of the night and the crowd consisted of about 20 people they did great. The crowd had loads of fun, dancing along to the great beats and you could tell the band was having so much fun because throughout their set all you could see was smiles beaming off their faces. Number of times seen band: 2 Crowd participation: As stated above, the crowd was dancing the whole way through their set, you could tell from the get-go that the gig was going to be a hit. Such awesome music from such amazing bands. Genre: folk- hop Rating: 8/10 guitars My review: You cannot go to a Papaya Tree gig and not enjoy their music, it’s impossible… Music is fresh and funky You will 100% be tapping your foot from the start to the end of their set Summary: Papaya Tree started almost two years ago and the band has left no venue untouched on their journey. The boys are young, fresh and eager to please you (if you let them, of course.) Due to the bands size, they have had the opportunity to create an electric mix of styles, taking elements from; [...]

By |June 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Bloom The Record Crate Glebe Sydney Australia 12th May 2018

Bloom – melodic SCREAMO’ my ears are still ringing Gig date: 12th May 2018 Venue: The Record Crate, Glebe Country of origin: Sydney, Australia Members: Jono, Jarod, Andrew, Oliver and Jack Support or headline: Support for Flicker (Western Sydney) Good crowd/bad crowd: WOW did everyone love Bloom or what???? I mean seriously every time Jono screamed the crowd screamed too. You knew at this moment in time you were in for an amazing night! Number of times seen band: 2 Crowd participation: The fact that every one in the crowd was trying to scream notes as long as Jono in my books would be quite a lot of participation, but there was also a lot of dancing which was cool to see. Genre: Melodic Hardcore Rating: 8/10 guitars My review: As much as hardcore music is NOT my thing, I am slowly getting more and more into Bloom each time I see them. Considering how small the record crate stage is (downstairs) they used the stage really well Great interaction with the crowd. Summary: Bloom is a 5-piece band from Sydney, Australia. They combine heavy vocals with melodic elements to create a powerful sound. (Which they have successfully done) They are looking to make a name for themselves in the Melodic Hardcore scene, and I think they’re succeeding!   You know how the first few spoonfuls of cereal are always the best because they are sufficiently crunchy and nothing has gone soggy yet? Well their song [...]

By |June 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Tom Proctor: “A Psychic Singing Mad Cowboy’s Incredible Journey from Guardians of the Galaxy and Backyard BBQ’s to Making of a ‘Working Man’, to Tom Proctor and The A-Listers” by Eileen Shapiro

Actor, singer, songwriter, cage-fighter and stuntman, Tom Proctor is currently best known for his role as Horuz in Guardians of the Galaxy and the role of Bidee in 12 Years A Slave, however he will be acclaimed shortly for his superb and overwhelming singing and prolific songwriting artistry. Occasionally in life you come across a rare individual who shines above others for their kindness or unparalleled distinctiveness, such is that of Tom Proctor. With 70 IMDB credits to his name, Proctor has appeared in many films and television series including: Nashville, Lawless, Justified, Django Unchained, and Westworld. In 2014 he won Best Actor in a Short Film at the Northeast Film Festival. He also won Best Actor in a short film at the 2018 Chandler International Film Festival. Currently Tom is engaged in three unique projects. There's an album soon to be released entitled "Tom Proctor & the A-Listers WORKING MAN", a release with some of the most heartwarming, story-telling songs on the planet. His genre defying songs and harmonious vocals are not only impressive, but compelling and addicting. The album was recorded in the famous "Dark Horse Recording Studio", an establishment that has seen the likes of: Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Jeff Beck, Matchbook 20, Reliant K, Alice In Chains and many others... He, along with Creative Producer & Editor Margie Rogers and Creative Producer and Director Trudy Sargent are also creating a TV show that will be called, "Tom [...]

Andy Michaels: Revisited

Australian singer/songwriter sings like an angel. He's a lyrical anomaly, and a phenomenal poet. He has just released a new full length album called "Revisited", an eclectic collection of inspiration. He defies genre bounties and has a fan for each song.... I shared questions with Andy regarding his music, his sensitivity and his compassionate way of creating music. The album is compelling and captivating and nearly addicting. .... You are very poetic, do you write your songs from "life" experiences? I guess most Artists are modern day Sponge Bobs (Haha, yes I have a 4yo daughter ! ) in that they absorb and reflect what is going on in their personal lives and what is going on around them. I am very sensitive and intuitive to that and am also very spiritual, although probably not in a strict religious sense. I get inspiration from words that seem simple but convey enormous power, and I try to convey that compassion and hope in my songs. Everyone remembers these sayings : "Some men see the world as it is and say 'Why?' I see the world as it could be and say, 'Why not?" 'We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope" These words were said over 40 years ago and are still timeless, but do they have any less power and relevance today ? I think not! Who were your musical influences growing up? My mother was my inspiration and I remember her playing [...]

Paisley Fields: “OutLoud”

Queer Country sensation Paisley Fields with frontman James Wilson will be presenting and performing "OutLoud" a Queer Music Festival on Saturday June 2nd from 6pm to 12 midnight at Drom (85th and Ave A) in New York City. James is co-producing the event with Emily from Hot Rabbit", and the artists and bands include: Mal Blum, Russell Elliott' Lavender Country, Karen & The Sorrows, Wang Newton, Julia Weldon, Aviva Jayne and Paisley Fields.... I spoke with James Wilson who has recently released his new album "Glitter and Sawdust," and is currently touring the nation, including a Detroit Pride appearance, about the event..... What does it mean to you to be a part of "OutLoud", and why? I'm planning OutLoud with my friend Emily from Hot Rabbit. She and I have been wanting to put on a festival like this for a while. It was important for us that the event is focused on the music while being inclusive for all members of the LGBTQ+ community. We were just saying the other day how this festival is really starting to feel like a once in a lifetime experience. I'm fans of all the bands; Lavender Country, Mal Blum, Karen & The Sorrows, Julia Weldon, Aviva Jay & Russell Elliot are all fabulous. Paisley Fields will be playing too of course. It's a fun way to kick off pride month and come together to celebrate our individuality through music. When is it, and how do people get [...]

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