LIVE REVIEW: Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Sydney
Alt-Country / Americana / Blues / Country / Gig Reviews / Rock / Soul

LIVE REVIEW: Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Sydney

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real + William Crighton Factory Theatre, Marrickville NSW April 18th, 2019 Bluesfest is nearly upon us for another year and so are the associated sideshows that roll through Sydney. If you’re a fan of Americana and country rock then Lukas Nelson and band Promise Of The Real should have … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Margo Price, Courtney Marie Andrews, Sydney
Alt-Country / Americana / Cosmic Country / Country / Folk / Gig Reviews / Photos / Soul

LIVE REVIEW: Margo Price, Courtney Marie Andrews, Sydney

Margo Price, Courtney Marie Andrews Factory Theatre, Marrickville NSW 16th October 2018 Thanks to the good taste of tour promoters Love Police, October is the time of year when Sydney gets a handful of sideshows in the wake of the Out On The Weekend festival in Melbourne. This year the pick of the crop was … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Hurray For The Riff Raff
Americana / Folk / Gig Reviews / Photos / Soul

LIVE REVIEW: Hurray For The Riff Raff

Hurray For The Riff Raff, Slow Dancer @ Factory Theatre, March 26th 2018 Back for the first time since their Newtown Social Club show in 2014, Hurray For The Riff Raff were upsized to the much larger Factory Theatre, an overly ambitious punt by the promoter given that their profile hasn’t risen greatly in the intervening years. … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Son Volt @ Factory Theatre, Sydney
Alt-Country / Americana / Blues / Country / Gig Reviews / Photos / Rock

LIVE REVIEW: Son Volt @ Factory Theatre, Sydney

Son Volt,  Jason Walker, Fallon Cush @ Factory Theatre, Oct 18th, 2017 Locals Fallon Cush had a short opening slot but they made the most of it, showcasing songs from their brand new album Morning and making a strong case for them being the most in-form country-rock band in Sydney at the moment. Cascading melodies and harmonies … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Justin Townes Earle + Joshua Hedley + The Sadies @ Factory Theatre, Sydney
Alt-Country / Americana / Blues / Country / Folk / Gig Reviews / Rock / Rockabilly

LIVE REVIEW: Justin Townes Earle + Joshua Hedley + The Sadies @ Factory Theatre, Sydney

Justin Townes Earle, Joshua Hedley, The Sadies @ Factory Theatre, Sydney, Oct 17th, 2017 After the failure to get Melbourne’s Out On The Weekend Americana music festival up and running in Sydney, we should feel lucky we still get to experience all the acts playing their own sideshows here. It amounts to a week of treats … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: JD McPherson @ Factory Theatre, Sydney (3/02/16)
Alt-Country / Americana / Blues / Country / Gig Reviews / Rockabilly

LIVE REVIEW: JD McPherson @ Factory Theatre, Sydney (3/02/16)

This was a night of rock ’n roll, blues, country, folk and soul, those landmark styles that set the ground rules for the last six decades of music and it showed that artists who trade in those genres, with authenticity, respect and reverence, continue to attract devoted fans. A Man Called Stu and pedal steel … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Shovels & Rope, Shakey Graves, Ruby Boots @ Factory Theatre, Sydney (05/03/15)
Alt-Country / Americana / Blues / Gig Reviews

LIVE REVIEW: Shovels & Rope, Shakey Graves, Ruby Boots @ Factory Theatre, Sydney (05/03/15)

Ruby Boots had opening honours and showed just why the powers that be at Lost Highway Records have recently signed her as a recording artist. With electric guitarist Lee Jones carving out some wonderful solos and backing she showcased her songs (old and brand new) of heartache sung with a strong country voice and interspersed … Continue reading

Gig Reviews

LIVE REVIEW: Dale Watson & His Lonestars @ The Factory Theatre, Sydney (07/12/13)

by Chris Familton Johnny Green celebrated his 60th birthday with an opening set that also featured his son Hank Green on guitar. With The Detonators’ drummer as a late ring-in the band eased the arriving crowd into the world of country blues, rock n roll and honky tonk. Green’s laconic voice and laid-back demeanor made … Continue reading

Americana / Blues / Country / Folk / Gig Reviews

LIVE REVIEW: Justin Townes Earle @ Factory Theatre, Marrickville (04/04/12)

by Chris Familton Pat Capocci had the task of getting the still sparse crowd in the mood for the return to Sydney of Justin Townes Earle. With a wide gulf across the dance-floor between band and audience Capocci and his combo didn’t seem to mind one bit as they fired off song after song of … Continue reading