Snap Scene: Foreigner – Hamer Hall, Melbourne 29th October 2018

November 7, 2018 Paul Miles

Legendary English-American rock band Foreigner performed at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall on Monday 29 October 2018, backed by an 18-piece orchestra led by celebrated Canberra conductor Kenneth Lampl, as part of their tour of Australia and New Zealand. Formed in New York City during 1976, Foreigner is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, including 37.5 million records in the US alone. […]

Snap Scene: Halid Bešlic & Crvena Jabuka – Metropolis, Fremantle, Friday 19th October 2018.

November 1, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

Halid Bešlic, legendary folk musician and singer who has been performing professionally since 1978, is making his long awaited return to Australia!.

Halid’s singing career was one of the most successful in the former Yugoslavia, and continues today throughout the entire Balkan region. By 1984 was his breakthrough year, with popular songs such as “Necu, necu dijamante” and “Budi budi uvijek srecna” being heard all over the balkans. […]

Snap Scene: Skid Row – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne 19th October 2018

October 31, 2018 Paul Miles

New Jersey hard rock band Skid Row played the Prince Bandroom in Melbourne, Australia on Friday 19 October 2018. Formed in 1986, they achieved commercial success with their first two albums Skid Row (1989) and Slave to the Grind (1991) that were both certified multi-platinum, while the latter reached number one on America’s Billboard 200. […]

Snap Scene: Finucane & Smith Dance Hall – Spiegeltent, Luna Park, 10th October 2018

October 30, 2018 Mandy Hall

Arising from the fifteen year partnership of acclaimed volcanic performance artist and writer Moira Finucane and theatre creator and director Jackie Smith, Finucane & Smith engage extraordinary artists and hijack myriad artforms to create intriguing, welcoming, complex and highly politicised ‘worlds’ for their audiences to occupy. Crossing hard core industrial with early opera, the literary gothic with burlesque, circus with drama, feminist performance art with sideshow, fine art with fine food, they celebrate the complexity and redemptive potential of humanity.

Finucane’s diva driven, disco pumping, torch song singing, booty shaking, carousel riding, ghost train spooking Dance Hall took over The Famous Spiegeltent and Luna Park! Dress up! Get down!

Snap Scene: Dimmu Borgir – 170 Russell, Melbourne 17th October 2018

October 26, 2018 Paul Miles

Norway’s symphonic black metal lords Dimmu Borgir played Melbourne’s 170 Russell on Wednesday 17 October 2018, as part of their Unveiling Tour of Australia & New Zealand. It’s the band’s first-ever headlining tour downunder, since forming in Oslo back in 1993. The tour is in support of their tenth studio album Eonian, which was released in May and reached #1 in Switzerland, and #2 in their homeland. The band currently comprises Shagrath on lead vocals, Silenoz on rhythm guitar, Galder on lead guitar, Daray on drums, Gerlioz on keyboards, and Victor Brandt on bass.

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