Snap Scene: Noah Kahan – The Palais 14th Jan 2019

January 29, 2019 Mary Boukouvalas

US singer-songwriter Noah Kahan, returns to Australia after packed debut shows earlier this year. Platinum ARIA single ‘Hurt Somebody’ (with Julia Michaels) went wild globally, and showcases his unique brand of stripped-back acoustic folk flair. No stranger to prestigious support slots, Kahan has also toured with the likes of Lauv, Ben Folds, Milky Chance, and George Ezra. […]

Snap Scene: Paul Laine – Northcote Social Club 17th Jan 2019

January 29, 2019 Paul Miles

Canadian singer-songwriter Paul Laine played a one-off Australian concert in Melbourne at the Northcote Social Club on Thursday 17 January 2019. Widely considered to be one of the best vocalists in the melodic heavy rock genre, Paul Laine is best known for the work he did as a member of Danger Danger over eleven years, which included four studio albums. He has also released solo material and albums with bands Dark Horse and The Defiants. His backing band was melodic hard rockers The Radio Sun – Jason Old on vocals, Stevie Janevski on guitar, Gilbert Annese on drums, and Anthony Wong on bass – who also played a support set to kick off the night. The sizeable crowd throughly enjoyed this special show on Paul Laine’s third visit to Australia. […]

Scene News Jimmy Barnes Releases New Single + New Album ‘My Criminal Record’ Out May

January 29, 2019 Scene News

‘My Criminal Record’ is the first new original Jimmy Barnes recording to be released in almost a decade. 

‘My Criminal Record’ is the first new original Jimmy Barnes recording to be released in almost a decade. Co-written with legendary Cold Chisel keyboardist Don Walker, this gritty song is the title track from Jimmy’s long awaited new studio album (produced by Kevin Shirley), which is due in May and available to pre-order now. […]

Star Scene: Helen Carter, DO RE MI

January 29, 2019 Maryanne Window

Australia in the early 1980s was a time when radio stations were getting FM licences, music programmers were playing tracks outside of the standard top 40 fare and the local post-punk music scene was thriving. It was in 1981 that Deborah Conway, Helen Carter, Dorland Bray and Stephen Philip formed the band Do-Re-Mi in Sydney. After signing a record deal with Richard Branson’s Virgin Records and recording their ground-breaking first full length album ‘Domestic Harmony’ featuring the controversial single ‘Man Overboard’ was hitting the airwaves. […]

Scene News: Gang Of Four Australian and NZ Tour

January 29, 2019 Scene News

“Entertainment! is one of those records where germs of influence can be traced through many genres and countless bands” (Allmusic) One of the most influential and groundbreaking bands to rise from the British punk scene in the late ’70s was GANG OF FOUR. To Celebrate the 40th Anniversary since the release of their debut album Entertainment! they will play the album in full + other Hits; I Love a Man in Uniform, What We All Want, Paralysed, To Hell With Poverty and more! […]

Snap Scene: Do Re Mi – By the C, Stuart Park, Woolongong 20th Jan 2019

January 28, 2019 Mandy Hall

In 1982, two Melbournites and two Sydneysiders – Deborah Conway/Dorland Bray, and Stephen Philip/Helen Carter respectively – released their first independent record, which appeared with no title except for the band’s name and little other information. It became known as the green EP, partly because it was released on the label of the same name, and partly because the cover was, well, green. […]

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