Review Scene

Review Scene: Catfish and the Bottlemen, Festival Hall - 21st July 2017

Review Scene: Catfish and the Bottlemen, Festival Hall – 21st July 2017

British rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen captivated crowds on Friday the 21st of July at famous Melbourne venue, Festival ...
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Review Scene: America & Russell Morris, Hamer Hall - Wednesday 26th July

Review Scene: America & Russell Morris, Hamer Hall – Wednesday 26th July

Having formed as an acoustic trio together with the late Dan Peek in the U.K. back in 1969, the founding ...
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Review Scene: Mark Seymour and The Undertow, Athenaum Theatre - 21st July 2017

Review Scene: Mark Seymour and The Undertow, Athenaum Theatre – 21st July 2017

The theme of Mark Seymour's current tour is all about retrospection. Based on his recent release RollBack the Stone 1986-2016, ...
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Review Scene: Music Wars, the sound of the underground: the untold story of Central Station Records, by Rell Hannah and Peter Coombes July 3rd 2017

Review Scene: Music Wars, the sound of the underground: the untold story of Central Station Records, by Rell Hannah and Peter Coombes July 3rd 2017

It seems to be the right time to be reading and writing about ‘Music Wars, the sound of the underground: ...
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Review Scene: Alison Moyet: Other

Review Scene: Alison Moyet: Other

Listening to the talent that is Alison Moyet takes me back to the 1980s and possibly the biggest vocal talent ...
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Review Scene: Radio Birdman, Died Pretty, Kim Salmon - Croxton Park Hotel Melbourne, Friday 30th June

Review Scene: Radio Birdman, Died Pretty, Kim Salmon – Croxton Park Hotel Melbourne, Friday 30th June

There has been a big run of 20th anniversary release tours and so called nostalgia acts doing the rounds for ...
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Review Scene: An Evening with Jimmy Webb, Melbourne Recital Centre - 27th June 2017

Review Scene: An Evening with Jimmy Webb, Melbourne Recital Centre – 27th June 2017

Jimmy Webb is a multi Grammy award winning singer-songwriter. His songs have been performed by some of the greatest voices ...
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Review Scene: The APIA Good Times Tour - Mental As Anything, Black Sorrows, Colin Hay & Deborah Conway, Hamer Hall - 26th May 2017

Review Scene: The APIA Good Times Tour – Mental As Anything, Black Sorrows, Colin Hay & Deborah Conway, Hamer Hall – 26th May 2017

Deborah Conway & Willie Zygier opened the show, with members of the Black Sorrows as their backing band (John McCall ...
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Review Scene: Charlie Marshall and the Curious Minds - Sublime

Review Scene: Charlie Marshall and the Curious Minds – Sublime

Upon first listen to Sublime, the new album by Charlie Marshall and his latest band The Curious Minds, two things ...
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Review Scene: Living Colour - 170 Russell St, Melbourne, 12th May 2017

Review Scene: Living Colour – 170 Russell St, Melbourne, 12th May 2017

Every so often the music gods bestow upon us a band so good it defies belief and makes the toughest ...
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Review Scene: Gemma Ray, Northcote Social Club, 27th April 2017

Review Scene: Gemma Ray, Northcote Social Club, 27th April 2017

Arriving early to the always charming and intimate Northcote Social Club, the crowd was greeted with a stunning and evocative ...
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Review Scene: The Tea Party with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Hamer Hall, Melbourne - 28th April 2017

Review Scene: The Tea Party with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Hamer Hall, Melbourne – 28th April 2017

A lot has happened between the time of the intimate gig the newly reformed band The Tea Party played at ...
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Music Scene: Bluesfest 2017 wrap up

Music Scene: Bluesfest 2017 wrap up

Our coverage of the various Bluesfest sideshows that have been in town in the last fortnight: Santana & Doobie Brothers review ...
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Review Scene: Vintage Trouble - 170 Russell St, April 9th 2017

Review Scene: Vintage Trouble – 170 Russell St, April 9th 2017

Just how people respond to a band and its music depends a lot on the reason or reasons why that ...
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Review Scene: Ian Anderson's Jethro Tull, Hamer Hall - 13th April 2017

Review Scene: Ian Anderson’s Jethro Tull, Hamer Hall – 13th April 2017

Arriving at Hamer Hall in plenty of time I was able to watch people arrive and I'm guessing from the ...
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Review Scene: Santana and the Doobie Brothers, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne - 11th April 2017

Review Scene: Santana and the Doobie Brothers, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne – 11th April 2017

​The Doobies were musically excellent and presented what could be, for them, a potentially boring and repetitive repertoire with enthusiasm ...
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Review Scene: Cyndi Lauper & Blondie, A Day on the Green - Rochford Winery, 8th April 2017

Review Scene: Cyndi Lauper & Blondie, A Day on the Green – Rochford Winery, 8th April 2017

This lineup intrigued me from the outset. Blondie and Cyndi Lauper were billed as double headline acts for this tour ...
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Review Scene: Tash Sultana, 170 Russell - 29th March 2017

Review Scene: Tash Sultana, 170 Russell – 29th March 2017

Crowds swarmed with high spirits to see Melbourne’s own Tash Sultana play at 170 Russell on Wednesday night. The one-woman ...
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Review Scene: Groundbreaking Fashion: 100 Iconic Moments by Jane Rocca

Review Scene: Groundbreaking Fashion: 100 Iconic Moments by Jane Rocca

Book Review By Christina Heristanidis GROUNDBREAKING FASHION 100 ICONIC MOMENTS By Jane Rocca Illustrations by Juliet Sulejmani There is a ...
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Review Scene: Dixie Chicks, Rod Laver Arena, 1st April 2017

Review Scene: Dixie Chicks, Rod Laver Arena, 1st April 2017

Every seat was taken at the behemoth that is Rod Laver Arena; the majority of punters female and a decent ...
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Review Scene: Spoon, Mike Noga, The Croxton Bandroom - 25th March, 2017

Review Scene: Spoon, Mike Noga, The Croxton Bandroom – 25th March, 2017

Mike Noga is rousing the punters with material from his  new, dark, psychedelic concept album King, " about a guy ...
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Review Scene: Kingswood, WAAX, Batz, 170 Russell, Melbourne - 24th March 2017

Review Scene: Kingswood, WAAX, Batz, 170 Russell, Melbourne – 24th March 2017

Local Melbourne 5 piece indie rockers  Batz are powering through their set, lead singer Christina Auby pulling out all the ...
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Review Scene: Violent Femmes - Hamer Hall, March 16th 2017

Review Scene: Violent Femmes – Hamer Hall, March 16th 2017

The admittance of a folk punk band into Hamer Hall probably best illustrates just how gentrified our once rebellious bands ...
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Review Scene: Martha Wainwright, Melbourne Zoo Twilights - Friday March 10th 2017

Review Scene: Martha Wainwright, Melbourne Zoo Twilights – Friday March 10th 2017

Melbourne turned on a perfect Autumn evening for this great double bill of Martha Wainwright and her opening act, New ...
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Review Scene: Teenage Fanclub - The Corner Hotel, 11th March 2017

Review Scene: Teenage Fanclub – The Corner Hotel, 11th March 2017

Saturday night, a warm autumnal eve, on a long weekend and the punters are wired in anticipation of the sold ...
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Review Scene: Kurt Vile & Mick Turner, Zoo Twilights, Melbourne - 4th March 2017

Review Scene: Kurt Vile & Mick Turner, Zoo Twilights, Melbourne – 4th March 2017

Mick Turner opens the account with his unique melodic guitar attack, he is able to generate beautiful pensive chords with ...
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Review Scene: A Weekend in the Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Melbourne. 10th March 2017

Review Scene: A Weekend in the Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Melbourne. 10th March 2017

After attending the first evening of Roundhouse Entertainment’s A Weekend in the Gardens on Friday night, it was clear that ...
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Review Scene: Xylouris White, The Tote - 2nd March 2017

Review Scene: Xylouris White, The Tote – 2nd March 2017

By Dora Kourambas  Xylouris White  round out their Australian summer odyssey with a final run of headline appearances taking in Melbourne, ...
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Review Scene: Zaffre EP - The Clouds

Review Scene: Zaffre EP – The Clouds

THE CLOUDS - Zaffre EP Jodi Phyllis and Patricia Young are back with their trademark dual lead vocals that made ...
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Review Scene: The Pixies, Margaret Court Arena - 4th March 2017

Review Scene: The Pixies, Margaret Court Arena – 4th March 2017

At 8.45pm sharp, the Pixies take their assigned spots on stage to the Beatles "You Know My Name" and kick ...
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