Review Scene

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 abundance of food trucks serving up the latest foodie fads and an amazing lineup of homegrown musical talent to make you feel super proud to be Australian.

Melbourne’s newest outdoor concert event A Weekend in the Gardens returned last weekend to mark what felt like the real beginning of summer and to celebrate more Australian (or should I say Melburnian?) music. […]

Snap Scene

Snap Scene: Stevie Nicks at A Day on the Green, Rochford Wines, 18th November 2017

Stevie Nicks is best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac, however the influential ‘Queen of Rock and Roll’ has also had a chart-topping solo career. Her body of work has produced over 40 Top 50 hits and sales of over 140 million records, making her one of the best-selling music acts of all time. The thousands in the crowd were delighted when Chrissie Hyde of the Pretenders joined her on stage for a rendition of Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around. […]

Photo by Paul Miles
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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 about an hour’s drive out of Melbourne. Heavy rain continued as I made my way through the soggy throngs of people all decked out in rain ponchos towards the main entrance. Miraculously as Melbourne singer songwriter Ali Barter began her 3rd song, the torrential downpour stopped and the skies cleared much to the delight of the crowd and no doubt the bands. […]

Food & Lifestyle Scene

Recipe Scene: Ricotta, Pear and Macadamia cheesecake

When we moved house recently my kids bought me a cookbook as a housewarming gift. It was Low and Slow by Louise Frane. I’ve cooked several things from it and they have all been sensational, but this dessert got the most raves. Like all cheesecakes it’s best made the day before and left in the fridge for the flavours to develop. I get it out of the fridge at least an hour before serving, as I think it works best at room temperature. […]

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Snap Scene: Midnight Oil, The Domain, Sydney, 17th November 2017

Midnight Oil’s “The Great Circle 2017” World Tour saw the group’s classic line-up literally circle around our overheating planet for 6 months, starting and ending with gigs in Sydney. Appropriately for a band forged in their hometown’s sweat-drenched beer barns, the tour began in mid-April with an intimate local pub gig at Marrickville Bowls. Midnight Oil then honed their live show with over 30 gigs around the world during the northern summer, playing iconic venues from Sao Paulo’s Espaço das Americas and the Wiltern in L.A. to London’s Hammersmith Apollo and The Olympia in Paris. […]