Snap Scene: Hardcore Superstar – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne 15th June 2018

June 21, 2018 Paul Miles

Swedish rockers Hardcore Superstar played Melbourne’s Prince Bandroom on Friday 15 June 2018, as part of their first Australian Tour in ten years. The self-described street metal band formed in Gothenburg, Sweden during 1997 and have had several number one hit singles and Grammy wins in their country. The band comprises original members Joakim “Jocke” Berg on vocals, Martin Sandvik on bass, and Magnus “Adde” Andreasson on drums, plus Vic Zino (Crazy Lixx) on guitar since 2008. They played songs from their eleventh studio album You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N’ Roll that’s due for release in September, along with many of their greatest hits spanning most of their albums.
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Snap Scene: Lydia Lunch Retrovirus – The Tote. 14th June 2018.

June 20, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

American Singer, poet, writer and actress, Lydia Lunch returned to Australia with her all-star cast of sonic brutarians in a no-holds-barred survey of her musical output from 1977 to the present.

Including music from Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, 8 Eyed Spy, Queen of Siam, 1313 and Shotgun Wedding, Lydia Lunch Retrovirus (featuring members from Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Chrome Cranks, The Flying Luttenbachers, Child Abuse and more) marries No Wave, Skronk, Hard Rock and Psychedelic Out Jazz to create a dynamic live performance which is dangerous, infectious and aggressively sexy the way Rock music once was. […]

Snap Scene: Extreme – Forum Theatre, Melbourne 6th June 2018

June 13, 2018 Paul Miles

Boston rock band Extreme played the Forum Theatre in Melbourne on Wednesday 6 June 2018, during their first Australian Tour since 1993. The Grammy-nominated band is Gary Cherone (Van Halen) on lead vocals, Nuno Bettencourt (Satellite Party, Rihanna) on lead guitar, Pat Badger on bass, plus Kevin Figueiredo (Satellite Party, DramaGods) who has been on drums since 2007. The band was one of the most successful rock acts of the early ’90s, selling over 10 million albums worldwide. […]

Snap Scene: Mr. Big – Forum Theatre, Melbourne 6th June 2018

June 12, 2018 Paul Miles

American hard rock supergroup Mr. Big played Melbourne’s Forum Theatre on Wednesday 6 June 2018, as part of their Defying Gravity World Tour, and first-ever visit to Australia. Formed in Los Angeles during 1988, the band has remained active and popular over the decades, with a particularly massive fan-base in Japan that loves their musicianship and vocal harmonies. Their ballad To Be with You from their second album went to number one on the singles charts in fifteen countries. […]

Snap Scene: Xylouris White, Corner Hotel, 2nd June 2018

June 11, 2018 Mandy Hall

Xylouris White is firmly rooted in the past and future. Playing Cretan music of original and traditional composition, the band consists of Georgios Xylouris on Cretan laouto and vocals and Jim White on drum kit. Xylouris is known and loved by Cretans and Greeks at home and abroad and has been playing professionally from age 12. Jim White is an Australian drummer known and loved throughout the world as the drummer of Dirty Three, Venom P Stinger and now Xylouris White. For the last four years these two men have been performing as Xylouris White, the culmination of 25 years of friendship forged through music and place. […]

Snap Scene: Escape the Fate – Corner Hotel, Melbourne 30th May 2018

June 8, 2018 Paul Miles

American rock band Escape the Fate played a sold-out show at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Wednesday 30 May 2018, as part of their Australian Tour celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the album This War Is Ours. That was the band’s second studio album, and the first to feature former Blessthefall singer Craig Mabbitt on vocals, after their original singer Ronnie Radke (Falling in Reverse) was fired as he went to prison for two years. […]

Snap Scene: Adler’s Appetite – 170 Russell – Friday 25th May 2018

June 7, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

Steven Adler and Slash started their own band Road Crew. They recruited Duff McKagan to be their Bassist in 1983. However, they couldn’t find a suitable vocal. So Slash disbanded the group. Steven Adler joined Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin from La Guns and Road Crew band mates to form Guns N’ Roses. The band released their first album Appetite For Destruction in 1987. The album became the highest grossing debut album till date. It holds the record till today. He was an addict and thus Axl fired him from the group. He was Replace by Matt Sorum. He then struggled with his addiction. Sometime later he started his own band Adler’s Appetite. Steven Adler was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the classic line-up of Guns N’ Roses. […]

Snap Scene: Steven Adler & Deanna Adler Q&A with James Young

June 6, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

Steven shared the stage with his mother at the show for an in-depth Q&A, only done once before in LA, where the audience heard accounts from the very person who was there from the beginning and witnessed it all. His mother and the author of “Sweet Child of Mine: How I Lost My Son To Guns n’ Roses”, which is an unflinching account of her sons drug fuelled ascent to becoming co-founder of one of the biggest rock’n’roll acts the world has seen, to his subsequent descent into drugs and alcohol and the eventual crippling effect that took its toll on his mind and body and resulted in him being kicked out of the band. […]

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