About Sharon Brookes
Sharon is a freelance music journalist with 20 years experience writing for street press, web publications and blogs. She specialises in reviewing gigs, books, CD’s, and theatre productions.

Literary Scene: Kim Volkman: For Those That Dance with the Skeleton – a book of short stories

September 25, 2019 Sharon Brookes

How to begin writing about Kim Volkman’s second autobiographical publication other than to use a metaphor? Think of the mind like a mansion, and Volkman’s first book The Devil Won’t Take Charity as the entry way. Think then of the stories in For Those Who Dance with the Skeleton as the front windows. It is an unusual way to write about life experiences; the short story genre, but you will be amazed at just how well short stories work in this instance. […]

Metal Scene: #4 August 2017

August 11, 2017 Sharon Brookes

As many people say ‘There’s no rest for the wicked’, and certainly the wicked have been insanely busy over the past few months, making music that is now spewing forth from the bowels of hades. […]

Metal Scene: #3 July 2017

July 27, 2017 Sharon Brookes

Vale Chester Bennington. Suicide is an atrocious way to depart. Loved ones never recover…ever. Who knows what makes people believe that everyone would be better off without them (or whatever it is that makes people […]

Metal Scene: #2 July 2017

July 16, 2017 Sharon Brookes

Dear metal friends, the gods have been good to us this week with an absolute shitload of goodies, so sacrifice your hearing and turn the speakers (amps) to eleven. Part of the joy of metal […]

Metal Scene: #1 July 2017

July 6, 2017 Sharon Brookes

Welcome to the new column for those punters who order their music ripped. Melbourne (and Aussie) peeps have always supported talent that has crawled out of spaces so small as to be forgotten by the […]

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