Review Scene

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

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

It's a long flight from Boise Idaho to Melbourne but American singer songwriter Eilen Jewell has made the journey twice ...
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Review Scene : Royal Blood - Margaret Court Arena, May 9th 2018

Review Scene : Royal Blood – Margaret Court Arena, May 9th 2018

Many a year ago Royal Blood only existed in the veins of royals, and then in 2013 on the way ...
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Review Scene : Primus + Dean Ween Group - The Palais, 15th April 2018.

Review Scene : Primus + Dean Ween Group – The Palais, 15th April 2018.

As the lights dim, an excited punter screams out in the most ocker vernacular, "Smash it Deano" to chuckles and ...
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Review Scene: Beck, Margaret Court Arena, February 28 2018

Review Scene: Beck, Margaret Court Arena, February 28 2018

It's been a long time since I've seen Beck live in Australia. I remember first seeing him play solo acoustic ...
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Review Scene: Gogol Bordello - 170 Russell, 14th March 2018

Review Scene: Gogol Bordello – 170 Russell, 14th March 2018

Okay, so looking up Gogol in a dictionary is an absolute mind-fuck. We all know the meaning of Bordello but ...
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Review Scene: The Lemonheads, TV Daze, Spike Fuck-The Curtin, 6th March 2018.

Review Scene: The Lemonheads, TV Daze, Spike Fuck-The Curtin, 6th March 2018.

Sadly, many of the grungy pubs and music venues of yore have been gentrified or pulled down. The Curtin is ...
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Review Scene: David Duchovny, 170 Russell - Friday 23rd February 2018

Review Scene: David Duchovny, 170 Russell – Friday 23rd February 2018

David Duchovny has accomplished quite a lot in his 57 or so years on the planet - actor, writer, director, ...
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Review Scene: Queen, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne - 2nd March 2018

Review Scene: Queen, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne – 2nd March 2018

There's nothing like seeing a classic rock band and finding out that they're still at the top of their game ...
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Review Scene: Green Day's American Idiot, Comedy Theatre - 28th February 2018

Review Scene: Green Day’s American Idiot, Comedy Theatre – 28th February 2018

American Idiot doesn't seem to quite know where it stands. Not quite Rock Opera, not quite Musical Theatre. The cast ...
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Review Scene: BOYZ II MEN - TRAK Lounge, Melbourne - 8th February 2018

Review Scene: BOYZ II MEN – TRAK Lounge, Melbourne – 8th February 2018

The atmosphere electric, the crowd buzzing with a deafening quivering ambience waiting for the undeniably best harmonising vocal group, consisting ...
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Review Scene: Primal Scream - The Forum, 18th February 2018.

Review Scene: Primal Scream – The Forum, 18th February 2018.

Some rock gods succumb to the ravages of time and indulgence, some lose their relevance, and others, like the inimitable ...
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Review Scene: Paul Weller, Sydney Opera House, Saturday January 27

Review Scene: Paul Weller, Sydney Opera House, Saturday January 27

​​​​​​​You know a show is going to be something special when the star of the show gets a standing ovation ...
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Review Scene: UNWRITTEN LAW & friends ~ Exclusive Kick-Off Party, Croxton Bandroom, 8th February 2018

Review Scene: UNWRITTEN LAW & friends ~ Exclusive Kick-Off Party, Croxton Bandroom, 8th February 2018

Punk is not an anachronistic genre. With its raw, unadulterated sounds and lyrics telling of corruption, inequity, war, disillusion, power ...
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Review Scene: Suzi Quatro. Red Hot Summer tour. Mornington. 20th Jan 2018

Review Scene: Suzi Quatro. Red Hot Summer tour. Mornington. 20th Jan 2018

Perhaps it's totally wrong to describe the Red Hot Summer tour as a snowball, picking up more snow and other ...
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Review Scene: Ocean Colour Scene -170 Russell, 17th November 2017.

Review Scene: Ocean Colour Scene -170 Russell, 17th November 2017.

It's clear from the thick British accents in the crowd that there is a huge contingent of expats packed into ...
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Review Scene: A Weekend In The Gardens, feat Missy Higgins, Dustin Tebutt, All Our Exes Live In Texas ~ Royal Botanic Gardens ~ Sunday 19th November 2017

Review Scene: A Weekend In The Gardens, feat Missy Higgins, Dustin Tebutt, All Our Exes Live In Texas ~ Royal Botanic Gardens ~ Sunday 19th November 2017

Nothing says Australian summer more than an outdoor concert held at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens with mozzies a flutter, an ...
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Review Scene: A Day on the Green with Stevie Nicks & The Pretenders, Rochford Winery, 18th November 2017

The weather was not looking good as I drove towards Rochford Estate nestled in the heart of the Yarra Valley ...
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Review Scene: Kim Salmon & the Scientists, The Barwon Club, Geellong - 30th October 2017

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

Geelong has an interesting culture when it comes to rock music. Having spent quite a good percentage of my life ...
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Snap Scene: Killing Heidi, Village Green Hotel, Melbourne 21st October 2017

Snap Scene: Killing Heidi, Village Green Hotel, Melbourne 21st October 2017

Australian rock band Killing Heidi played the Village Green Hotel in the outer Melbourne suburb of Mulgrave on Saturday 21 ...
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Review Scene: The Magnetic Fields at the Melbourne Festival - Hamer Hall - Saturday 21st October 2017

Review Scene: The Magnetic Fields at the Melbourne Festival – Hamer Hall – Saturday 21st October 2017

On February 9th 2016, Stephin Merritt, the man who is The Magnetic Fields, sat down and wrote a song. The ...
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Review Scene: Alison Moyet

Review Scene: Alison Moyet

Margaret Court Arena October 7, 2017 Alison Moyet began "The Other Tour" with the poetic April 10th- an apt introduction ...
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Review Scene: Peter Hook and the Light - Corner Hotel, 3rd October 2017

Review Scene: Peter Hook and the Light – Corner Hotel, 3rd October 2017

It's rare to see a founding member of an iconic post punk band performing original songs and a set devoid ...
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Review Scene: Remembering Tom Petty

Review Scene: Remembering Tom Petty

Today we're remembering the legend that was Tom Petty. Here are some thoughts from some of our What's My Scene ...
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Review Scene: Shonen Knife

Review Scene: Shonen Knife

Music and fashion were the passions at The National Gallery of Victoria last Friday night. The fashion was courtesy of ...
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Review Scene: Pop-Up Globe Gala Opening - Thursday 21st September 2017,  Shakespeare Gardens, Melbourne

Review Scene: Pop-Up Globe Gala Opening – Thursday 21st September 2017, Shakespeare Gardens, Melbourne

An idea, a vision, a belief and a passion created and founded the first Pop-Up Globe in Auckland in 2015 ...
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Review Scene: Vera Blue, 170 Russell, 10th September 2017

Review Scene: Vera Blue, 170 Russell, 10th September 2017

Genuine kindness. Two words that sat in mind throughout the whole of Vera Blue’s show at 170 Russell on the ...
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Review Scene: Tina Arena, The Plenary, 15th September 2017

Review Scene: Tina Arena, The Plenary, 15th September 2017

Review By Maria Papadontas Sweet Dreams by Annie Lennox plays in the background, and the crowd, at The Plenary, Melbourne Convention ...
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Review Scene: Masters Apprentices 65, Corner Hotel, Friday 1st September 2017

Review Scene: Masters Apprentices 65, Corner Hotel, Friday 1st September 2017

Masters Apprentices 65: life in the old dog. Part of the original Adelaide line-up of the Masters Apprentices patched up ...
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Literary Scene: Book Review: The Devil Won't Take Charity - Kim Volkman 2017

Literary Scene: Book Review: The Devil Won’t Take Charity – Kim Volkman 2017

HEAVY METAL: IT’S LOUD, IT’S UGLY, IT WON’T GO AWAY. I guess if I wanted critical acclaim I’d have picked ...
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Review Scene: Pussy Riot Theatre - Riot Days, SUPERSENSE, Arts Centre Melbourne - Saturday 19th August 2017

Review Scene: Pussy Riot Theatre – Riot Days, SUPERSENSE, Arts Centre Melbourne – Saturday 19th August 2017

Supersense was metamorphic. The contemporary performing arts festival, created and presented by Arts Centre Melbourne in association with curator and ...
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