Food & Lifestyle Scene

Recipe Scene: Raspberry Ripple Slice

This slice has 3 stages but it’s well worth giving a go because it’s delicious. You can change it around pretty easily by omitting the cocoa and having a plain base and switching the essence and food coloring around – lemon essence and yellow colouring for a chocolate lemon slice, orange essence and orange coloring to make jaffa etc. The top doesn’t have to have the swirls of chocolate, but I think it adds to it. […]

Scene News

Scene News: ? Happy Mother day to Xylouris White ?

Xylouris White, the ruggedly visionary duo formed of Cretan lute player George Xylouris and legendary Australian drummer Jim White, have today released their new album Mother on ABC Music, with limited vinyl release through Kasumuen Records; stream/purchase here.

Critical praise has been lavish for Mother, which is this week’s Album of the Week on Triple R in Melbourne and enjoying nationwide radio airplay. […]

Review Scene

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

After a sold-out tour in 2014, Suzi Quatro is back to headline the ultimate rock n roll line-up. There are few female performers who have a career as successful and versatile as Suzi Quatro. When it comes to summing up her decades of music, there is no better way than to quote Suzi directly – “I will retire when I go onstage, shake my ass and there is silence”. It’s no surprise then to find out that Suzi has never stopped working in one guise or another, whether it is playing her solo rock show to packed houses, hosting her own show on the BBC Radio 2, performing on the West End or penning hit songs. To date, this enigmatic performer has sold over 55 million records, in fact, for a seven-year period in the 1970s she was featured in the British charts for an incredible 101 weeks. Her hits include The Wild One, 48 Crash, Devil Gate Drive, She’s in Love with You and If You Can’t Give Me Love to name a few. […]

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Scene News: Kate Miller-Heidke- Announces Speigeltent performance for Newcastle fans

Kate Miller-Heidi will bring her classically trained vocals and unique alternative pop to Newcastle for a special performance with a string quartet at The Spiegeltent in Civic Park on April 15. Tickets for the show are on sale now.

Straddling the worlds of pop, folk and opera, Kate Miller-Heidke is one of our most unique artists. 2017 saw Kate and her long-time collaborator Keir Nuttall succeed in the challenge of writing the music and lyrics for Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical, an adaptation of the classic 90s Aussie film. Ending its sold out run this Saturday 27 January, The Sydney Theatre season has been a resounding success, and a return season for Sydney has just been announced for July 2019 at the Lyric Theatre. In the meantime Muriel fans can relive the theatre experience with the Original Cast Recording, which debuted in the top 20 of the ARIA Charts this week. The show swept the Sydney Theatre Awards this week, winning 7 awards, including Best Original Score Of A Mainstream Production going to Kate and Keir. […]

Snap Scene

Snap Scene: Mandy Hall’s Top 10 photos of 2017

I saw a lot of really great gigs last year and it was hard to narrow it down to just 10. That’s why I ended up choosing 12.

In no particular order: Violent Femmes, The Church, Simple Minds, James Taylor, Martin Cilia, Peter Hook & the Light, Santana, The APIA Good Times Tour with Mental As Anything, Died Pretty, Midnight Oil and Daryl Braithwaite. […]

Snap Scene

Snap Scene: The Ugly Kings, 170 Russell, Melbourne 21st January 2018

Melbourne rockers The Ugly Kings played 170 Russell on Sunday 21 January 2018, as the first of two hometown nights supporting Papa Roach on the Australian leg of their World Tour. The Ugly Kings performed a solid set of their power blues-based rock’n’roll with Russell “Rusty” Clark on vocals, Christos Athanasias on guitar, Nicolas Dumont on bass, and Andy Alkemade on drums. Drawing influence from an eclectic and dynamic musical background, The Ugly Kings offer a powerful injection of energy and emotion to the modern rock scene.