Star Scene: Neil Hilborn

December 7, 2017 Mary Boukouvalas

Neil Hilborn‘s scene is one of longing and belonging. The poet, who has gone viral with his posts about mental illness, states: “My scene, I think its weird, I’ve always felt like I’ve tried to […]

Star Scene: Jack Howard’s Epic Brass

December 6, 2017 Maryanne Window

Jack Howard has had a busy year. Not only has he been touring the world with Midnight Oil playing trumpet and keyboards, he’s also been playing his own shows when in Melbourne with his band the Long Lost Brothers. As if that wasn’t enough, he’s also been seen playing the occasional gig with The Violent Femmes, The Break and countless others. When it comes to brass, Jack Howard, who made his mark playing trumpet in the iconic Hunters and Collectors as an original and continuing member, is pretty much Australian rock’s go to man. […]

Star Scene: Brian Vodinh ~ 10 YEARS

October 27, 2017 Mary Boukouvalas

Brian Vodinh‘s scene is a “busy” one. The guitarist/drummer/vocalist in alternative rock group, 10 years, states: “Basically when I’m home, I’m one of those people, and this is probably going to be the death of […]

Star Scene: Sarah McLeod

October 24, 2017 Mary Boukouvalas

Sarah McLeod describes her latest release, Rocky’s Diner, as “dirty deeds, simple and sweet” yet her scene was, and still is, one of “bunkering down”. The singer-songwriter/guitarist, in her own right as well as a […]

Star Scene Trish Young – The Clouds

October 24, 2017 Maryanne Window

Having formed in Sydney in 1989, The Clouds emerged along side an indie-pop resurgence of the time emanating largely from Sydney in conjunction with Triple J radio beginning its national broadcasting. Local content was high on the rotation and bands such as The Clouds, The Falling Joys (from Canberra) and The Hummingbirds featured prominently. TV programs such as Rage and Recovery were in full flight as Countdown Revolution and The Factory were winding down. It was a new chapter for Australian art/indie rock pop in which melody and female musicians and vocalists were influencing and giving voice to many young women who at the time in Australia, had been largely left to toil in the shadows. […]

Star Scene: Glen Matlock

October 18, 2017 Maryanne Window

A key figure in the evolution of punk, Glen Matlock’s name has been indelibly printed in the annals of rock history. A founding member of the Sex Pistols and the man who was replaced by Sid Vicious, as well as one of the main songwriters on their one and only album Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols, Matlock rejoined the band for the Filthy Lucre reunion tour in 1996 and subsequent reunion shows in the years since then. […]

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