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Chris Sprake live on 10 July 2014

Here are colours. Here are stories. Here are the aftermaths of bittersweet moments. On 10 July 2014, Chris Sprake and his new band performed the soundtrack to a heart-rending movie at Mr Boogie Man Bar. Chris’ set touched all the key points of the best films – the introduction of the protagonist, the early hope…

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Amber Isles live on 13 June 2014

These boys don’t belong on a stage. They belong in the back seat of your car. In the middle of nowhere. Three days into the best road trip to anywhere. Unfortunately on 13 June 2014 Amber Isles couldn’t be in your car. Unless your car was the Exford Hotel. This is dreamy indie-rock at its…

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Jez Kemp live on 6 May 2014

Electrifying. That was the power Jez Kemp was supplying on 6 May 2014 at the Brunswick Hotel. Delivering a tight pop-rock┬áset, Jez Kemp was a dynamo on stage. At times it was almost difficult to believe it was happening. Or at least that it was happening in Melbourne in a small bar on a Tuesday…

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Ainslie Wills live on 29 April 2014

In a word? Sublime. On 29 April Ainslie Wills performed the closing night of her residency at The Retreat. ‘Intimate’ is often used as a euphemism for ‘small’ or ‘unattended’. Not so here. The Retreat front bar was full to the brim of friends, fans and supporters. No, tonight was intimate in its closeness. While…