Snap Scene: 5 Seconds of Summer – 170 Russell, Melbourne 29th May 2018

June 1, 2018 Paul Miles

Australian pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer performed a special intimate show at Melbourne’s 170 Russell on Tuesday 29 May 2018, as part of their 5SOS3 World Tour. The sold-out show coincided with the release of their new single Want You Back (already viewed almost 20 million times on YouTube) and serves as a teaser for their full-blown national tour later this year, following the release of their third studio album Youngblood next month. […]

Review Scene: Eilen Jewell – Caravan Club, May 17th 2018

June 1, 2018 Maryanne Window

It’s a long flight from Boise Idaho to Melbourne but American singer songwriter Eilen Jewell has made the journey twice in 6 months having found her people here, as evidenced in her latest run of sold out shows around the country in support of her latest album ‘Down Hearted Blues’. The album is a wonderful celebration of her favourite blues songs that she discovered in a hidden corner of the attic in her family home as a teenager in the form her father’s record collection. The way she told the story to the packed house at the recently re-located Caravan Club, it was a discovery that was unexpected; like uncovering secret treasure, confessing that if the records had been foisted upon her at that impressionable age she probably would have run a mile from them and missed out on the joys of artists such as Howlin’ Wolf and Bessie Smith until way later in life. […]

Snap Scene: Jason Bonham Led Zeppelin Experience , The Palais – Thursday 24th May 2018

May 31, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

The Jason Bonham Led Zeppelin Experience (JBLZE) carries the bloodline of legendary drummer John Henry ‘Bonzo’ Bonham, an icon who passed away at just 32 years old. Son Jason was then 14.

Now 51, with a stellar career under his belt, Bonham junior’s critically acclaimed show seems a far cry from the first time he performed. At the tender age of four, Jason was seen deftly twirling drumsticks behind a mini Ludwig drumkit, in a home-movie segment of Led Zeppelin’s benchmark concert film, The Song Remains the Same. […]

Remembering Ros O’Gorman 1960 – 2018

May 31, 2018 Mandy Hall

It was always a good gig with Ros in the pit. A beautiful person. She loved music, family, friends and a good Chardonnay.

Quite frankly, What’s My Scene would not exist without Ros. Her mentorship and tireless enthusiasm kept us going.

A great friend. An excellent photographer. We’ll miss you Ros. […]

Snap Scene: Robert Cray – Croxton Bandroom. 17th May 2018.

May 30, 2018 Mandy Hall

Robert Cray has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar. In just over 40 years Cray and his band have recorded 20 studio releases, 15 of which have been on the Billboard charts, and played bars, concert halls, festivals and arenas around the world. […]

Snap Scene: Europe – Palais Theatre, Melbourne 19th May 2018.

May 29, 2018 Paul Miles

Sweden’s legendary hard rock band Europe played Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on Saturday 19 May 2018, in the middle of their first-ever Australian Tour. Best known for their worldwide 1986 mega-hit The Final Countdown that reached number one in 25 countries, Europe has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide. […]

Snap Scene: LA Guns – Max Watts, Melbourne 18th May 2018

May 28, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

L.A. GUNS was formed in 1982 by guitar player Tracii Guns and, then unknown singer, Axl Rose on lead vocals.

The “classic lineup” of Guns, former Girl singer Phil Lewis, drummer Steve Riley, guitar player Mick Cripps and bassist Kelly Nickels have sold 6.5 million records, including 1988’s L.A. Guns and 1990’s Cocked and Loaded, both of which were certified Gold. Cocked and Loaded contained the hit single “Ballad of Jayne” that went to #33 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and #25 on the Mainstream Rock charts.

After a nearly 15-year break, Philip Lewis and Tracii Guns are back together for another chapter in their part­nership that began in 1986, 4 years after Tracii formed L.A. GUNS in 1982. […]

Snap Scene: Steel Panther – The Forum, Melbourne, 16th May 2018

May 25, 2018 Mandy Hall

Steel Panther was formed in 2000 and is Michael Starr (lead singer), Satchel (guitarist), Lexxi Foxx (bass) and Stix Zadinia (drums). The fearsome foursome are not stopping anytime soon. “Our drive to bring heavy metal back has not lessened,” concludes Michael Starr. “It’s actually gotten stronger. We’re not going to stop. I look forward to our continued world domination.”

Last in Australia for Soundwave 2015, the band played main stages at the festival and drew massive numbers to their bombastic set, simultaneously offending and salaciously delighting all in attendance. In recent times, they have almost entirely sold out their UK tour, which included Wembley Stadium and played main stage at Download Festival. […]

Snap Scene: Sepultura – 170 Russell, Melbourne, 15th May 2018

May 24, 2018 Paul Miles

Brazilian heavy metal icons Sepultura kicked-off their Australian Tour at 170 Russell in Melbourne on Tuesday 15 May 2018. Sepultura has released fourteen studio albums to date that have sold almost 20 million copies worldwide, garnering them multiple gold and platinum records around the globe, and making them the most successful Brazilian heavy metal band in history. The band’s current lineup consists of vocalist Derrick Green, guitarist Andreas Kisser, bassist Paulo Jr. and drummer Eloy Casagrande. The Melbourne crowd enjoyed another blistering live performance that culminated with a final encore song of their classic song Roots Bloody Roots.
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