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

November 2, 2017 Maryanne Window

Geelong has an interesting culture when it comes to rock music. Having spent quite a good percentage of my life in and around the Bellarine Peninsula, I discovered pretty early in my live music options that if something was worth seeing it was going to be on at the Barwon Club. There has been a long tradition where touring bands from here and abroad play the big smoke, Melbourne and then add an extra date to span the gap between there and the next major destination. This unassuming little pub opposite Kardinia Park, home of the Geelong Football Club has a back bar and band room that hasn’t changed since the first time I was there in about 1990 and it was the perfect venue to see the reformed Scientists on an otherwise quiet Sunday night. […]

Star Scene: Kim Salmon – The Scientists

September 25, 2017 Maryanne Window

As a founding member of The Scientists, guitarist in Beasts of Bourbon, as a solo singer songwriter fronting The Surrealists and STM and later as a duo with Ron Peno in Darling Downs, Kim Salmon has had an enormous impact on music both in Australia and around the world. A pioneer of the Perth punk scene, it was The Scientists that brought his art to the forefront and the band have been credited as having a definite influence on the emergence of the grunge movement that rose to prominence in Seattle in the early ’90s. From Perth, to Sydney, to London, The Scientists continually evolved and crossed musical genres from post – punk, power pop to swampy blues and beyond. […]

Q&A Scene: Stu Thomas

March 6, 2017 Mandy Hall

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour? I’m having my first solo exhibition of paintings at Brunswick Street Gallery. Opening nite is March 24, and it runs until April 6th. The show is called […]

Scene news: Bowie in Berlin

November 28, 2016 Scene News

January 8th 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the birth of David Bowie. January 2017 marks another anniversary. One week after Bowie’s 30th birthday he released the most astounding album of an already astonishing career – […]

Q&A Scene: Stu Thomas

October 14, 2015 Mandy Hall

Tell us about your new tour? I’m taking my band to Adelaide to present “The Stu Thomas Paradox plays Lee Hazlewood”. This the Lee show that we did in Melbourne and Darwin to great success. […]

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