Posts by Dean Forte

Gig Reviews

The Dillinger Escape Plan – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne 27/02/14

Since Monday, Melbourne had been playing host to a raft of cutting edge, boundary-pushing bands, all here for the annual Soundwave Festival. A band that fits securely in this aforementioned contingent of boundary-pushers was tonight’s headline act, The Dillinger Escape Plan. A screeching barrage of distortion had been building tension and the time finally arrived […]

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Korn, Rob Zombie – Palace Theatre, Melbourne 26/02/14

One of the great things about hosting a festival with 80 or so international acts is that, due to the negative correlation between bands willing to play sideshows and available venues, double- and triple-header bills abound, causing metalheads nationwide to go weak at the knees. It was thus no surprise that the double bill of […]

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The Hives – 170 Russell, Melbourne 21/01/14

As the travelling circus of the Big Day Out rolls across the country, one of the festivals must-see acts took some time to play an intimate sideshow at the venue formerly known as Billboard. Sweden’s favourite tuxedo-wearing, energy-sapping, hyper-realistic 5-piece The Hives were due to grace us with their presence barely 12 months since their […]

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Violent Soho – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne 04/11/13

Proudly hailing from the Brisbane suburb of Mansfield, Violent Soho have paraded mercilessly through various Melbourne live music establishments in the lead up to their much-lauded new album, Hungry Ghost, and subsequent album tour. Tonight’s sold out show at the Corner Hotel is no doubt the largest of the lot. With songs like Silverchair’s Freak […]

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