Snap Scene: Stevie Nicks at A Day on the Green, Rochford Wines, 18th November 2017

November 23, 2017 Paul Miles

Stevie Nicks is best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac, however the influential ‘Queen of Rock and Roll’ has also had a chart-topping solo career. Her body of work has produced over 40 Top 50 hits and sales of over 140 million records, making her one of the best-selling music acts of all time. The thousands in the crowd were delighted when Chrissie Hyde of the Pretenders joined her on stage for a rendition of Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around. […]

Review Scene: A Day on the Green with Stevie Nicks & The Pretenders, Rochford Winery, 18th November 2017

November 23, 2017 Maryanne Window

The weather was not looking good as I drove towards Rochford Estate nestled in the heart of the Yarra Valley about an hour’s drive out of Melbourne. Heavy rain continued as I made my way through the soggy throngs of people all decked out in rain ponchos towards the main entrance. Miraculously as Melbourne singer songwriter Ali Barter began her 3rd song, the torrential downpour stopped and the skies cleared much to the delight of the crowd and no doubt the bands. […]

Snap Scene: Midnight Oil, The Domain, Sydney, 17th November 2017

November 21, 2017 Mandy Hall

Midnight Oil’s “The Great Circle 2017” World Tour saw the group’s classic line-up literally circle around our overheating planet for 6 months, starting and ending with gigs in Sydney. Appropriately for a band forged in their hometown’s sweat-drenched beer barns, the tour began in mid-April with an intimate local pub gig at Marrickville Bowls. Midnight Oil then honed their live show with over 30 gigs around the world during the northern summer, playing iconic venues from Sao Paulo’s Espaço das Americas and the Wiltern in L.A. to London’s Hammersmith Apollo and The Olympia in Paris. […]

Snap Scene: The Melvins & Redd Kross, Max Watts, Melbourne – Wednesday 8th November 2017

November 14, 2017 Mary Boukouvalas

Formed in Montessano, Washington in 1983, the momentous Melvins returned to our shores off the back of their new double album A Walk With Love and Death. Buzz Osborne (vocals, guitar), Dale Crover (drums) and Steve McDonald (bass) have upped the ante with their latest listen: Death is a proper Melvins’ album, while Love is the score to director Jesse Nieminen’s self-produced short film, also titled A Walk With Love and Death. […]

Snap Scene: Link Wray Tribute: The Wraylettes, The Exotics, The Vibrajets, Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum – Cherry Bar, Melbourne 5th October 2017

November 10, 2017 Mandy Hall

On 5 November 2005, legendary guitarist (not to mention the coolest man ever to set foot onstage) Link Wray swaggered off this mortal coil. Twelve years later, on the anniversary of his passing, five of Melbourne’s most rockin’ guitar bands will join forces at Cherry Bar to celebrate the man Pete Townshend of The Who called “the king”. […]

Snap Scene: The Heartache State, Caravan Music Club – Sun 5th Nov 2017

November 8, 2017 Mary Boukouvalas

Justin Garner & Nick Barker have been playing together on and off for 15 years – Nick producing Justin’s band Southpaw’s debut album and Justin playing on Nick’s last solo record (Blackwater Blues). 3 years ago they hunched over acoustic guitars and hammered a bunch of ideas into songs that became the Heartache State’s debut self titled album. Justin loves the Allman Bros, Nick loves the Replacements, every one likes the Stones so the band, with the addition of long time friend Venom on Drums and Michael Hubbard on Bass, is a collision of all.  […]

Review Scene: Kim Salmon & the Scientists, The Barwon Club, Geellong – 30th October 2017

November 2, 2017 Maryanne Window

Geelong has an interesting culture when it comes to rock music. Having spent quite a good percentage of my life in and around the Bellarine Peninsula, I discovered pretty early in my live music options that if something was worth seeing it was going to be on at the Barwon Club. There has been a long tradition where touring bands from here and abroad play the big smoke, Melbourne and then add an extra date to span the gap between there and the next major destination. This unassuming little pub opposite Kardinia Park, home of the Geelong Football Club has a back bar and band room that hasn’t changed since the first time I was there in about 1990 and it was the perfect venue to see the reformed Scientists on an otherwise quiet Sunday night. […]

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