Snap Scene: Avantasia, Forum Theatre, Melbourne 14th May 2019

May 23, 2019 Paul Miles

Avantasia, the German supergroup metal opera project created by Tobias Sammet, performed in Melbourne’s Forum Theatre on Tuesday 14 May 2019, as one of only two Australian stops on the Moonglow World Tour. The band members supporting 41-year-old singer Tobias Sammet (Edguy) on stage were guitarists Sascha Paeth (Heavens Gate) and Oliver Hartmann, bassist Andre Neygenfind, drummer Felix Bohnke (Edguy), keyboardist Michael “Miro” Rodenberg, along with backing singers Adrienne Cowan and Herbie Langhans. […]

Snap Scene: Romiosini and Beyond – the songs of Mikis Theodorakis, Melbourne Recital Centre 17th May 2019

May 21, 2019 Mary Boukouvalas

A performance of Mikis Theodorakis’ classic anthem of Greek identity and other well-loved works. Featuring International Vocalist Dimitris Basis and conducted by George Ellis.
The composer who gave us the orchestral and choral masterpieces Axion Esti and Canto General also gave the world Romiosini. This well-loved song cycle is based on the poetry of Yannis Ritsos.

Snap Scene: Baby Animals, The Croxton, Melbourne 10th May 2019

May 14, 2019 Paul Miles

Baby Animals played a sold-out concert at The Croxton in Melbourne on Friday 10 May 2019, as part of their Greatest Hit Tour of Australia. Baby Animals is singer Suze DeMarchi, guitarist Dave Leslie, drummer Mick Skelton (Thirsty Merc, The Party Boys) and bassist Dario Bortolin (Jimmy Barnes, Dragon, Olivia Newton-John). […]

Snap Scene: Loudness, Max Watt’s, Melbourne 9th May 2019

May 13, 2019 Paul Miles

Japanese heavy metal legends Loudness played their first-ever show in Australia on Thursday 9 May 2019 at Melbourne venue Max Watt’s. After forming during 1981, Loudness became the first Japanese metal band to sign a multiple album deal with a major label, and the band has continued on to release 28 studio albums to date.

Snap Scene: Kurt Vile & the Violators, Croxton Bandroom – 24th April 2019

May 9, 2019 Mary Boukouvalas

One of the most critically and commercially acclaimed artists of the last decade, Kurt Vile will release Bottle It In on October 12. The epic, loping ‘Bassackwards’ follows previously released Bottle It In single, ‘Loading Zones’, an ode to the parking challenges in Vile’s native Philadelphia, described as “Vile at his comforting, shaggy best” (The Guardian), and an “ambiguous rumination on small town life” (MOJO). ‘Bassackwards’ is the album’s beating heart and Vile’s most compelling evocation of how he sees the world: “I was on the ground circa Planet Earth, but out of sorts,” he sings over a gently psychedelic bed of backmasked guitars. “But I snapped back, baby, just in time to jot it down.”

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