Snap Scene

Snap Scene: Opelousas Band (Kerri Simpson) Heinous Hound Blues Band (Steve Lucas) – Cherry Bar – Sunday 23rd September 2018

Sunday 23 September, was Cherry Blues’ 7th Birthday. Kerri Simpson’s Opelousas band opened proceedings. Then two monster sets from Heinous Hound featuring Steve Lucas, Jerome Smith, Ashley Davies, Dave Hogan and Matt Dwyer. That’s an Oz Blues’ supergroup and a half. The party never stops at Cherry Bar in AC/DC Lane Melbourne. […]

Q&A Scene

Q&A Scene: Connor Arnold – Port Royal

Port Royal proudly wear their vintage rock n roll influences on their tie dyed, flowing sleeves. In an era where everything old is new again, the quartet channel rocks forefathers and put them on display for a new generation to fall in love with.
The swing of the Stones, the riffage of Zeppelin and the psychedelica of latter day Beatles combine for a retro journey like no other. Sing alongs, good vibes and a feeling of innocence. Port Royal are the ultimate escape from modernity, back to a time where it really was all about the songs. […]

Food & Lifestyle Scene

Recipe Scene: Cherry Danishes

This is an easy, cheats version of a cherry Danish. To make proper Danishes takes quite some time – all that flaky pastry rolling and folding. For this version however I use bought puff pastry. If you’ve got the time then by all means make your own pastry, but if not a good quality butter puff pastry works really well. I make my own custard, but if pressed for time you can use shop bought. I’ve made these with cherries, but they are equally delicious with any fresh or tinned fruit. […]

Snap Scene

Snap Scene: Molly Meldrum Statue unveiling, Wangaratta Street Park, Richmond. 25th September 2018

The launch of the Molly Meldrum statue by Louis Laumen and Wall of Music mural by 23rd Key from at the newly upgraded Wangaratta Street Park to celebrate these artworks that celebrate Australian music.

These installations are a special tribute to Richmond music legend Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum AM and were made possible by a $40,000 Creative Victoria grant towards public artworks that celebrate Australian music, as well as funds raised through an Australian Cultural Fund campaign. […]

Food & Lifestyle Scene

Recap Scene: The Block Gatwick Episode 29

Hang on are we going straight into judging? I’m confused… or is this just a general recap on Kerrie and Spence’s week? So it is a recap of Kerrie talking through how she’s not comfortable in knowing how to finish ‘Arty Farty’ St Kilda. Oh and there’s Scotty already. Double Oh the judges are there. Earlier than usual…? What does that mean? Someone’s going to lose it at the end of judging perhaps. […]

Vintage Guitar Scene

Guitar Scene: The Spira “Unk” Guitar

John Joseph Rogers from Millicent (South Australia) and Grace Mabel Beatrice Fitzgibbon from Williamstown (Victoria) were married in 1917. They lived in a modest weatherboard house on a vineyard in Merbein, North-West Victoria. John Rogers had purchased the virgin land and planted it with grapevines – primarily sultanas – soon after the Merbein irrigation settlement was established in 1909. John and Grace raised 13 children on the property. My father John (Jack) was the first-born, whilst the last was Kevin, born in 1931, and later to be known throughout the clan as “Unk”. […]