Scene News

Scene News: Record Store Day – This Coming Saturday 21 April

This coming Saturday, 21 April Record Stores across the country will celebrate the 11th Record Store Day
with lots of special in-store activity, special releases, in-store appearances, parties, DJs spinning vinyl,
treasure hunts, parties, barbecues, coffee carts, face painting and some stores partying into the night.
This annual event reiterates the importance of the traditional music outlet as one of the major avenues for
the public to discover the many genres of music releases each year, with around 50,000 music lovers visiting
their favourite store to take part in the day […]

Music Scene

Snap Scene: P.O.D. – 170 Russell, Melbourne 17th April 2018

Christian nu metal band Payable on Death (P.O.D.) kicked-off their Australian Tour on Tuesday 17 April 2018 at Melbourne’s 170 Russell, when they performed highlights from their hugely successful Satellite album plus other hits. Formed in San Diego, California during 1992, the hard rockers have now sold over 12 million records worldwide. They have also received three Grammy Award nominations – all for songs from their fourth studio album Satellite that was released on 9/11 in 2001 and debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart, going on to sell more than three million copies in the U.S alone. […]

Scene News

Scene News: Australian Tour supports for Lydia Lunch Retrovirus’ Australian Tour revealed

American Singer, poet, writer and actress, Lydia Lunch returns to Australia with her all-star cast of sonic brutarians in a no-holds-barred survey of her musical output from 1977 to the present.

Including music from Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, 8 Eyed Spy, Queen of Siam, 1313 and Shotgun Wedding, Lydia Lunch Retrovirus (featuring members from Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Chrome Cranks, The Flying Luttenbachers, Child Abuse and more) marries No Wave, Skronk, Hard Rock and Psychedelic Out Jazz to create a dynamic live performance which is dangerous, infectious and aggressively sexy the way Rock music once was. […]

Food & Lifestyle Scene

Recipe Scene: Hamburger Buns

If I’m pressed for time I buy hamburger buns, but I usually make my own for all the usual reasons – I know exactly what’s in them, they are healthier, cheaper, smaller green footprint and air miles etc. You just need ot make sure you have about 2 hours earlier in the day for prep and cooking, though the actual work time is about 10 minutes – quicker than it takes to go to the shops and buy some! You can brush the tops with milk before cooking for a soft bun, or brush with water and top with sesame seeds if you prefer that. Brushing just plain water on the top will give you a crustier top. Alternatively you can dust with flour or just leave plain. […]

Food & Lifestyle Scene

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1961 Fender Bass VI

1961 Fender Bass VI (Serial Number 70174)

Original Sixties Fender Bass VI’s are not very common here in Australia. I found this one in a guitar shop on Coogee Bay Road (not far from where I was living) and the shop’s owner had just returned from the US with this instrument. […]