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Royal Funk Party live on 7 June 2015

That was intense. And who cares if His Royal Badness would be proud? On Sunday 7 June, a likely crew of bandits assembled to perform deliciously unspeakable horrors to some of the greatest Prince songs. That likely crew of bandits happened to be an all-star cast of Melbourne funk, soul and pop singers. Backed by…

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Jarek live on 2 May 2015

They didn’t have to say a single word. On 2 May Jarek launched their third album without moving their mouths. This is a mature band at work. Jarek have been at this game for years, and it shows. On stage they delivered a full run through of their album with confidence, poise and precision. Furthermore,…

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Winter York live on 11 December 2014

So that was some delicious Melbourne indie-rock. And then some. On 11 December Winter York launched their second EP at the Evelyn. And they showed us exactly how far they’d come. Here were no strangers to the stage. Winter York delivered a consummate performance, expertly straddling the fine line between cold precision and unhinged mayhem.…

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Low Speed Bus Chase live on 13 September 2014

Twisting and turning. Jumping and diving. On 13 September Low Sped Bus Chase delivered the some of the filthiest funk/rock grooves this side of Melbourne. Funk/rock hasn’t gone anywhere. It’s here. And it was at the Evelyn with Low Speed Bus Chase. A solid five piece band, they combine heavy rock rhythms with thick funky…