LIVE REVIEW: YO LA TENGO @ SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE (13.03.2014)

  Yo La Tengo practically qualify as a musical institution, with the band having survived 30 years in the music business and almost 20 years with this current lineup. The New Jersey noise-pop trio made their Sydney Opera House debut on Thursday, playing a long concert that was broken down into two sets. The quiet and…

ALBUM REVIEW: ELBOW – THE TAKE OFF & LANDING OF EVERYTHING

  If Elbow were carpenters they’d be considered master craftsmen, especially on album number six. The Mercury prize winners have created an epic, consistent, and beautifully-crafted timepiece that has as much mystery and emotional treasure as a stunning glory box. The record is driven by Guy Garvey’s thoughtful and emotional lyrics, which have previously moved audiences. Now that he…

ALBUM REVIEW: VARIOUS – BOB DYLAN – THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT CELEBRATION

The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration sees a cast of thousands pay tribute to Bob Dylan’s brilliant career. Recorded live in 1992 to a sold-out audience at Madison Square Garden, this double album displays a ramshackle group at its freewheeling best. Despite the show going for over four hours, this remastered and repackaged set is still incomplete, as omissions include: a…