Snap Scene

Snap Scene: Mental As Anything & Taxiride, Melbourne Public. 28th September 2017

As well as nearly 40 years of recording and non-stop touring, Mental As Anything have released 25 top 40 hits in Australia. Expect to hear favourites such as “If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too?” and “Too Many Times”, as well as an outstanding and charismatic live performance from the band.

They will be supported by Taxiride, one of Australia’s premiere recording and live performance bands. After having toured the world with their unique vocal harmonies in acoustic and electric shows over the last 10 years, Taxiride are returning to Melbourne Public who are eagerly awaiting their return to the MP stage. […]

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Review Scene

Review Scene: Shonen Knife

Music and fashion were the passions at The National Gallery of Victoria last Friday night. The fashion was courtesy of Christian Dior and the music from Japanese power pop trio Shonen Knife. Whilst big in Osaka indie rock circles since forming in 1981, they gained attention on the world scene after releasing albums on K Records and Sub Pop in the USA in the late ’80s. Championed by the likes of Nirvana, Sonic Youth and Redd Kross, they have maintained somewhat of a cult status around the world. […]

Food & Lifestyle Scene

Recipe Scene: Reeses Pretzel Biscuits

I make these biscuits with Reese’s peanut butter chocolate spread, but you could easily make them with Nutella or a similar product. They will never, ever win any health awards, but who cares. These bikkies are so good that I generally make a double batch, as a single batch gets polished off too quickly. The biscuits spread quite a lot, so make sure you don’t place them too close together. I use a mini scoop to shape the mix, that way they all end up a uniform shape and size. […]

Review Scene

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

Pop-up Globe comes to life after six astonishing weeks of construction. It will be a spectacle the likes of which Melbourne has not seen before.

Pop-up Globe, the world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of one of the greatest theatres in history, Shakespeare’s theatre, the second Globe, is ready for action … are you?

Among other things, we saw sword-wielding knights in full armour battle it out; fair maidens in beautiful gowns dancing a merry gig and even French counts in their Jacobean finery like its 1614.
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Star Scene

Star Scene: Kim Salmon – The Scientists

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. […]

Snap Scene

Snap Scene: Accept – 170 Russell, 17th September 2017

German heavy metal band Accept played an exclusive one-off Australian concert at Melbourne’s 170 Russell on Sunday 17 September 2017, to promote the band’s fifteenth studio album The Rise of Chaos released six weeks ago. Just 1,000 fans were treated to the sold-out club show from one of the most influential and acclaimed metal bands of all time. Founding members guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes led the attack, with Mark Tornillo on vocals, Uwe Lulis on guitar, and Christopher Williams on drums. The band’s set of 21 career-spanning songs concluded with their classic 1983 heavy metal hit Balls to the Wall, to cap an unforgettable night for those in attendance. […]