Scene News: Marty Willson-Piper presents Noctorum ‘The Moon Drips’ off ‘The Afterlife’ LP + UK tour

February 8, 2019 Scene News

MARTY-WILLSON-PIPER is best known for his decades-long involvement with THE CHURCH, but also decade with ALL ABOUT EVE and as a collaborator with Grace Slick, Aimee Mann, Susannah Hoffs and Linda Perry,but also through his current involvement in MOAT and Anekdoten. You also know Noctorum-mate producer DARE MASON through his work with The Grid, The Church, Placebo, Brix Smith (ex The Fall), Cinerama andTommy Tokyo and also Prince, Paul McCartney, Boy George, Tina Turner, Ravi Shankar and Soul II Soul before that.Ahead of this, they present the single ‘The Moon Drips’, about which Louder Than War says “Marty Willson-Piper is still at his pinnacle as far songwriting and performance goes. […]

Scene News: Luka Bloom Returns To Australia

February 8, 2019 Scene News

The very embodiment of the folk singer, Luka Bloom has that deep sense of social justice with an uncanny ability to distil contemporary life into the pithiest and most alluring combinations of lyrics and melody lines. His latest album, Refuge, put a finger on the fractured nature of so much of what’s happening in our world today, from homelessness to war to climate change. His voice is still as open and honest as it was over 30 years ago, and his guitar finds chord combinations that are all his own. Passion, playfulness and pause for thought: a hearty combination in any gig. […]

Scene News: David Bowie Alumni Announce Australian Concerts In May 2019

February 7, 2019 Scene News

To mark 25 years since David Bowie’s Space Oddity was unleashed on the world, The Thin White Duke’s band today announces AUSTRALIAN dates for its “A BOWIE CELEBRATION: THE DAVID BOWIE ALUMNI TOUR”.

This extraordinary group of musicians will tour Australia commencing May 7 at Perth Concert Hall, May 8 in Brisbane at QPAC Concert Hall, May 10 in Sydney at the State Theatre and May 11 at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre. […]

Q&A Scene: Thomas Keating

February 7, 2019 Mary Boukouvalas

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour? My new single – Today I’m Staying Home is inspired by my innate need to hibernate. It’s an up yours to the stigmas surrounding mental health. If […]

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1962 Gibson ES-175D

February 6, 2019 Martin Cilia

I’d been quietly looking for one of these guitars for years and was very happy to find this one. It’s a great sounding and playing Gibson ES-175D which was made late 1961/early 1962.  It has 2 excellent sounding PAF pickups and is from what is considered the holy grail period of 175s. […]

Scene News: Canned Heat To Tour Australia

February 6, 2019 Scene News

One of the unsung heroes of 60’s rock, famed as one of its best live bands and one of its most enduring forces, Canned Heat, are on their way down under. They come back to Australia in May to share their unique blend of boogie-blues with audiences in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Sale and Albury. […]

Scene News: Baby Animals Announce 30th Anniversary National Tour with Special Guests Killing Heidi

February 6, 2019 Scene News

They came blazing out of the radio with the aptly titled ‘Early Warning’. “Too young to know,” Suze DeMarchi sang, “Too old to listen.” Now, nearly three decades later, Baby Animals are all grown-up and ready to hit the road to celebrate their 30th anniversary, with special guests Killing Heidi and armed with their first best-of collection, simply titled Greatest Hits and brand new single ’How Do I Make You’. […]

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