Snap Scene: Whole Lotta Love feat. Dallas Frasca, Nicole Hawkins, Steve Balbi – State Theatre, Sydney. 15th September 2018

September 20, 2018 Mandy Hall

This show pools the pinnacle of Australia’s musical talent, both vocalists and musicians, to capture the magic and emulate the spirit of Led Zeppelin’s signature sound. Inimitable Creative Director, Joseph Calderazzo will lead an all-star 9 piece band, including string section to recreate and reinterpret benchmark releases including ‘Stairway To Heaven’, ‘Black Dog’, ‘Kashmir’, ‘Babe I’m gonna leave you’, ‘Kashmir’, ‘Battle of Evermore’ ‘Rock and Roll’ and so many more. […]

Snap Scene: Satyricon, Max Watts House of Music, Melbourne – 6th September 2018

September 12, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

Without any doubt, only one duo is able to evoke sinister settings like the world of bleak woods lurking behind Norwegian wafts of mist. And that duo is SATYRICON. Formed in Oslo in 1991, the legendary SATYRICON made an immediate and enduring impact when they emerged from the flourishing Norwegian black metal scene. With their latest opus ‘Deep calleth upon Deep’ released in September 2017 on Napalm Records, the masters Satyr and Frost properly dispense the darkest art of metal: The resulting album is erratic and destructive, in addition to being raw and pure. It plows. It’s progressive. It mounts an unapologetic sonic attack filled with black metal anthems. […]

Snap Scene: The Ones We Love: Celebrating R.E.M. feat. Jeff Martin, Steve Kilbey, Ron Peno – The Palais, 6th September 2018

September 11, 2018 Mandy Hall

Paying tribute to R.E.M. performing songs from their rich back catalogue including – Losing My Religion, The One I Love, Man on the Moon, It’s The End of the World, Radio Free Europe, Drive, Orange Crush, Everybody Hurts, The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight, Nightswimming, Stand, Fall on Me, Driver 8, Shiny Happy People plus plenty more. […]

Snap Scene: The Chris Wilson Benefit, Corner Hotel – 24th August 2018

August 27, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

The Corner Hotel hosted the sold out Chris Wilson Benefit which featured birlliant performances from Harem Scarem, Heinous Hound, The Crown of Thorns, Three Kings, Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk, Barb Waters, Kerri Simpson, Jo Jo Smith, Shane O’Mara, Shannon Bourne, Phil Para, Eliza and Talei Wolfgramm and Fenn & George Wilson. With all proceeds going to Chris and Sarah Wilson and family. […]

Snap Scene: Remembering Spencer P Jones

August 22, 2018 Mandy Hall

Spencer P Jones, (Beats of Bourbon, The Johnnys, Paul Kelly) passed away on the 21st of August after a long battle with cancer. His wife Angie confirmed the news on Facebook overnight.

“My husband, my partner, my soulmate and my friend Spencer Patrick Jones passed away peacefully earlier this evening holding my hand after being sung a beautiful song by Angela Howard,” she wrote. 

“It was truly beautiful and he is now at peace with his brothers in arms Brian H Hooper and Ashley Morgan Jones.”

Here are a few of the memories we have of Jones over the years. […]

Snap Scene: Jimmy Webb and Friends, Hamer Hall, 9th August 2018

August 15, 2018 Mandy Hall

The multiple Grammy-winning songwriter has topped the charts: from pop to country to disco numerous times with interpretations by some of the industry’s greatest. He’s worked with Glen Campbell, Art Garfunkel, Linda Ronstadt, and too many others to name. Jimmy’s been covered by everyone from Guns n’ Roses to Josh Groban to Little Big Town. Since Webb’s Grammy sweep in 1968 when his own “Up, Up and Away” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” vied for Song of the Year (and “Up” won), to the use of his “Do What You Gotta Do” in Kanye West’s “Famous,” the man often praised as “America’s Songwriter” remains an icon in popular music – and continues to challenge his artistic boundaries with projects like a classical nocturne. His most famous songs are touchstones for a generation yet remain timeless – “MacArthur Park,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Worst That Could Happen,” and “Galveston.” His memoir, The Cake and the Rain, The Wall Street Journal (USA) described as “quite possibly the best pop-star autobiography yet written.” […]

Review Scene: Jimmy Webb and Friends, Hamer Hall, 9th August 2018

August 15, 2018 Maryanne Window

Jimmy Webb is a living legend as one of the great songwriters of the modern era. The average Joe probably wouldn’t recognize him if they passed him on the street but if they heard a chorus of one of his songs, I’m sure the melodic recall would be instantaneous. A frequent visitor to our shores, Webb has built friendships within our music community and tonight’s show was all about the songs as interpreted by these friends. […]

Snap Scene: Albert Lee, Caravan Music Club, 4th August 2018

August 9, 2018 Mandy Hall

Grammy winning legendary guitarist for Emmylou Harris and Eric Clapton returns for first Australian shows this decade. “He’s the greatest guitarist in the world. The ultimate virtuoso. His skill is extraordinary, his ear is extraordinary and he’s gifted on just about every level.” – Eric Clapton

Albert Lee is one of the absolute greatest guitarists in both rock and country music history. Included on Albert’s CV are performances and recordings with Keith Urban, Tommy Emmanuel, Dave Edmunds, Willie Nelson, Bill Wyman, Carlene Carter, Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Bert Jansch, Herbie Mann, Keith Richards and Dolly Parton. […]

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