Review Scene: Eilen Jewell – Caravan Club, May 17th 2018

June 1, 2018 Maryanne Window

It’s a long flight from Boise Idaho to Melbourne but American singer songwriter Eilen Jewell has made the journey twice in 6 months having found her people here, as evidenced in her latest run of sold out shows around the country in support of her latest album ‘Down Hearted Blues’. The album is a wonderful celebration of her favourite blues songs that she discovered in a hidden corner of the attic in her family home as a teenager in the form her father’s record collection. The way she told the story to the packed house at the recently re-located Caravan Club, it was a discovery that was unexpected; like uncovering secret treasure, confessing that if the records had been foisted upon her at that impressionable age she probably would have run a mile from them and missed out on the joys of artists such as Howlin’ Wolf and Bessie Smith until way later in life. […]

Review Scene: Beck, Margaret Court Arena, February 28 2018

March 21, 2018 Maryanne Window

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Beck live in Australia. I remember first seeing him play solo acoustic at the Melbourne Showgrounds in late 1995 as part of the Summersalt lineup. He was an emerging talent back then and was sandwiched in between Pavement and Sonic Youth on the bill 6 months prior to his breakthrough album “Odelay” being released. Seeing him here again 22 years later it seemed like no time had gone by. Actually I tell a lie – looking around the crowd there were a lot of 25 year olds trapped in 48 year old bodies and I was one of them. […]

Review Scene: Gogol Bordello – 170 Russell, 14th March 2018

March 20, 2018 Karen Pepper

Okay, so looking up Gogol in a dictionary is an absolute mind-fuck. We all know the meaning of Bordello but Gogol offers a bit more of a challenge. Firstly it could be that Gogol refers to Nikolai Vasilievich, the Russian novelist, dramatist and short-story writer, or it could well be that the Urban Dictionary is correct when it defines Gogol as ‘1. To hit on a girl by ‘accidentally‘ walking into her or 2. To get jacked off by a girl on the dance floor or any public area at a party.‘ […]

Review Scene: David Duchovny, 170 Russell – Friday 23rd February 2018

March 5, 2018 Maryanne Window

David Duchovny has accomplished quite a lot in his 57 or so years on the planet – actor, writer, director, producer, novelist and most recently, singer songwriter. Looking around at the crowd who showed up to see him strut his stuff live in concert, it was evident that the bulk of these people came to his music via his iconic portrayal of FBI Agent Fox Mulder from the cult TV series The X-Files. […]

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