Review :: So Frency So Chic @ Sydney Festival

Fairy lights and smoky purple haze; French accents, husky vocals and glockenspiel-wielding pixies… Elisha Brinnand reminisces about an evening spent feeling Frenchy and Chic at Sydney Festival.

Review :: David Byrne & St. Vincent

“It’s clear that the record was only a prelude; it’s their live show that makes the full-throated and completely convincing case for this collaboration.” Bart Denaro walks us through the musical wonderland that was David Byrne & St. Vincent at Sydney Festival.

Review :: Lianne La Havas

Clinton Forde definitely does not have a crush on Lianne La Havas. Okay… maybe a little bit.

Review :: Hold Tight at The Metro

“If Frank Zappa were born thirty years later, he’d be doing something like this. Strange music supporting stranger tales that are either butt-clenchingly hilarious or enlightening, depending on what you’re drinking.” Alessandro Dallarmi took on the ambitious dance lineup that was Hold Tight! at the Metro.

Review :: Pearson Sound + Ben UFO + XXXY + Pariah + Slow Magic

Cross dressing, glitchy lullabies and knee slappin’ dance moves. Alessandro Dallarmi wasn’t the only one having an absolute blast at The Metro late last year, he also made some great new friends he can’t wait for you to meet.

Review :: Homebake 2012

Crushing on Kimbra, talking Bowie with Seekae and sci-fi with Hermitude, and copping a drumstick to the face. Flog reviewer Alessandro Dallarmi recounts a day of small disappointments and surprise delights at Homebake 2012.

Live Review & Gallery :: Land Of The Giants

Sydney has had something of a flash-flood lately when it comes to electronic music gigs – and we’re certainly not complaining. Tom Nall reviews the Astral People-curated ‘Land Of The Giants’ event, accompanied by some stunning photos from the night.

Review :: EMC 2012 Day 2

“If Flume wants to do a track with Frank Ocean, then I’m going to make that happen.” Alessandro Dallarmi gives us all the gossip from day 2 of the inaugural Electronic Music Conference in Sydney, complete with a beef between Diplo and Nina Kraviz…

Review :: EMC 2012 – Day 1

The Flog’s Alessandro Dallarmi wraps up the best bits of Day One at the 2012 EMC, including an hilarious ‘lost in translation’ moment with Tiësto, wise words from the US’s Gina Turner and some idiot asking Tiësto about his exercise regime.

Live Review & Gallery :: The War On Drugs

This year’s Harvest Festival brought a welcome wave of independent acts to Australian shores, and we sent Sam Wotherspoon in to lap it up… relive the War On Drugs’ sideshow at Oxford Art Factory right here!