Review Scene: Tony Hadley, Palais Theatre Melbourne 18 September 2022 by Maryanne Window

Review Scene: Tony Hadley, Palais Theatre Melbourne 18 September 2022 by Maryanne Window

Last time I saw Tony Hadley IRL (hey I’m old but I’m up with the TikTok talk) it was 1985 ...
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Review Scene: Hoodoo Gurus 40th Anniversary Tour, Myer Music Bowl 16th September 2022 by Paul Miles

Review Scene: Hoodoo Gurus 40th Anniversary Tour, Myer Music Bowl 16th September 2022 by Paul Miles

Less than four hours before doors, I got a text asking me to review tonight’s concert. Given I had no ...
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Review Scene:  The Chats, Mean Jeans, The Prize, The Forum 16th September 2022 by Dan McMahon

Review Scene: The Chats, Mean Jeans, The Prize, The Forum 16th September 2022 by Dan McMahon

When I first read about this line up, I couldn’t help but smile. I mean come on, The Chats, Mean ...
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Review Scene: Hoodoo Gurus 40th Anniversary Tour, Hordern Pavillion 15th September 2022 by Martin Cilia

Review Scene: Hoodoo Gurus 40th Anniversary Tour, Hordern Pavillion 15th September 2022 by Martin Cilia

On a rainy Thursday night a sold out crowd arrived at the Hordern Pavilion for the rescheduled Hoodoo Gurus 40th ...
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Review Scene: Midnight Oil - One For The Planet, Palais Theatre, 12th September 2022 by Angie Valcanis

Review Scene: Midnight Oil – One For The Planet, Palais Theatre, 12th September 2022 by Angie Valcanis

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 was the feature of the Midnight Oil gig at The ...
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Review Scene: The Rolling Stones Revue “Exile On Main St.” feat. Adalita, Tex Perkins & Tim Rogers, Enmore Theatre 27th August 2022 by Mandy Hall

Review Scene: The Rolling Stones Revue “Exile On Main St.” feat. Adalita, Tex Perkins & Tim Rogers, Enmore Theatre 27th August 2022 by Mandy Hall

The Rolling Stones Revue started out with the brilliant Sticky Fingers shows. This time around they're concentrating on Exile on ...
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Review Scene: Kiss, Qudos Bank Arena, 27th August 2022 by Martin Cilia

Review Scene: Kiss, Qudos Bank Arena, 27th August 2022 by Martin Cilia

On arriving at the venue you can’t help but notice the die hard, rusted on, fans of Kiss in various ...
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Review Scene: Kiss, Rod Laver Arena, 20th August 2022

Review Scene: Kiss, Rod Laver Arena, 20th August 2022

KISS End of the Road Australian tour debuts in Melbourne. It’s been hailed as the biggest and best KISS show ...
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Review Scene: Regurgitator + The Fauves, Kingston City Hall, 8th April 2022

Review Scene: Regurgitator + The Fauves, Kingston City Hall, 8th April 2022

With the closure of live music venues, the Edgy in the ‘Tone and the Caravan Club (in Oakleigh), punters have ...
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Review Scene: Midnight Oil, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 27th March 22

Review Scene: Midnight Oil, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 27th March 22

This Sunday evening commenced with a welcome to country by Senior Wurundjeri Elder, Aunty Di Kerr, whose every word was ...
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Review Scene: Studio 666

Review Scene: Studio 666

If you enjoy an old school gory horror movie with a side of obscure (and not so obscure) musical jokes, ...
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Review Scene: THE WHO'S TOMMY ~ The Palais Theatre, Melbourne, 22nd February 2022

Review Scene: THE WHO’S TOMMY ~ The Palais Theatre, Melbourne, 22nd February 2022

The Victorian Opera musical theatre production of Tommy enjoyed a triumphant opening and Australian premiere last night at the majestic ...
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Review Scene: The Stones Sticky Fingers, Enmore Theatre 5th Feb 2022

Review Scene: The Stones Sticky Fingers, Enmore Theatre 5th Feb 2022

There's a lot of classic album shows going around these days. Sticky Fingers is a particularly good choice beacuse it's ...
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Review Scene: Music Victoria Awards, Melbourne Recital Centre, 9th Dec 2021

Review Scene: Music Victoria Awards, Melbourne Recital Centre, 9th Dec 2021

The 17th annual Music Victoria Awards honoured the best acts, albums, songs and musicians from across the state. The event ...
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Review Scene: Thee Marshmallow Overcoat, Brunswick Ballroom, 23rd May 2021

Review Scene: Thee Marshmallow Overcoat, Brunswick Ballroom, 23rd May 2021

Ashley Naylor, Davey Lane and Brett Wolfenden came together to provide us with a Sunday sesh worth getting out of ...
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Review Scene: Emma Donovan and The Putbacks, Corner Hotel 13th May 2021

Review Scene: Emma Donovan and The Putbacks, Corner Hotel 13th May 2021

You know, it’s easy to forget when battling for a precious car park in Richmond and thus running to catch ...
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Review Scene: The Avalanches,  Myer Music Bowl 23rd April 2021

Review Scene: The Avalanches, Myer Music Bowl 23rd April 2021

A home ground show for the legendary Melbourne group, The Avalanches, was always going to be an exciting event. After ...
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Review Scene: April Sun You Am I, Magic Dirt, Dallas Crane, The Casanovas ~ St Kilda Triangle, 22nd April 2021

Review Scene: April Sun You Am I, Magic Dirt, Dallas Crane, The Casanovas ~ St Kilda Triangle, 22nd April 2021

Great idea, the April Sun gigs. Impressive venue incorporating quality food, awesome stage vision and most importantly class acts. Distant views of ...
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Review Scene: Orb, Forum Theatre 20th March 2021

Review Scene: Orb, Forum Theatre 20th March 2021

Firstly, it felt like such a privilege being back at the Forum watching a rock band. Melbourne’s most impressive live ...
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Review Scene: The Michael Gudinski Memorial, Rod Laver Arena, 24th March 2021

Review Scene: The Michael Gudinski Memorial, Rod Laver Arena, 24th March 2021

When I heard of Michael Gudinski's death my tweet declared that in the pantheon of Australian rock industry stars, Michael ...
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Review Scene: Happy Mondays: Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, The Meanies, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, 1st February 2021

Review Scene: Happy Mondays: Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, The Meanies, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, 1st February 2021

During COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne, some reassessed their careers and lives, and many including our local music industry, were financially ...
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Review Scene: X-mas Even, Even, Clio Renner, Corner Hotel, 23rd December 2020

Review Scene: X-mas Even, Even, Clio Renner, Corner Hotel, 23rd December 2020

Even have been playing the Corner Hotel on X-mas Eve for so long that X-mas Even has become a long ...
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Review Scene: The Casanovas,  Stay Gold, Brunswick 20th December 2020

Review Scene: The Casanovas, Stay Gold, Brunswick 20th December 2020

Billed by Silverback Touring as “an intimate Sunday session with Melbourne icons The Casanovas,” this event certainly delivered the promised ...
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Review Scene: Thee Marshmallow Overcoat, Thornbury Theatre, 28th November 2020

Review Scene: Thee Marshmallow Overcoat, Thornbury Theatre, 28th November 2020

What does it take to entertain a music starved Melbourne crowd recently released from a stringent lock down and aching ...
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Review Scene: Mavis Staples & Emma Donovan and The Putbacks, Zoo Twilights,7th March 2020

Review Scene: Mavis Staples & Emma Donovan and The Putbacks, Zoo Twilights,7th March 2020

@mavisstaples @emmadonovan_music #rightnow @zootwilights Photos: @angeliqueontour Mavis Staples and the Melbourne Zoo, an incongruous pairing but one embraced with enthusiasm ...
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Review Scene: 10CC & Russell Morris at Melbourne Zoo Twilights, 21st February 2020

Review Scene: 10CC & Russell Morris at Melbourne Zoo Twilights, 21st February 2020

by Maryanne Window Melbourne Zoo has proven itself through the summer twilight series to be one of the premier outdoor ...
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Review Scene: Queen & Adam Lambert, AAMI Stadium, 19th February 2020

Review Scene: Queen & Adam Lambert, AAMI Stadium, 19th February 2020

Queen & Adam Lambert, AAMI Stadium, 19th February 2020 click for gallery Queen flew into Melbourne for 2 huge shows ...
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Review Scene: Blues Portrait by Pauline Bailey

Review Scene: Blues Portrait by Pauline Bailey

Pauline Bailey Blues Portrait: a profile of the Australian blues scene 2019 The blues. By its very nature this genre ...
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Review Scene: Elton John, A Day On The Green, Rochford Estate, 31st January 2020

Review Scene: Elton John, A Day On The Green, Rochford Estate, 31st January 2020

The sure fire rule of thumb at any ADOTG winery show is that there will be three distinct demographics present ...
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Review Scene: SEBADOH, Northcote Social Club, 28th January 2020

Review Scene: SEBADOH, Northcote Social Club, 28th January 2020

Three piece kings of Lo-fi Sebadoh were born out of the prolific nature of Dinosaur Jr back in 1988. Founding ...
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Review Scene: TRUCKFIGHTERS, Prince Bandroom ~ 10th January 2020

Review Scene: TRUCKFIGHTERS, Prince Bandroom ~ 10th January 2020

Truckfighters, Sweden’s finest fuzz-rock band, somehow make the desert/ stoner rock sound ‘fun’ when plenty of their equals are far ...
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Review Scene: Evan Dando, The Spotted Mallard ~ 17th December 2019

Review Scene: Evan Dando, The Spotted Mallard ~ 17th December 2019

Evan Dando -photo by Maryanne Window By Dan McMahon Note to self – next time Evan Dando announces a last ...
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Review Scene: Milk! Records Christmas Show, Northcote Social Club ~ 22nd December 2019

Review Scene: Milk! Records Christmas Show, Northcote Social Club ~ 22nd December 2019

By Ellie van Werkhoven Christmas would not be the same without the annual Milk! Christmas show. On the 22nd of ...
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Review Scene: The Sisters of Mercy, Cash, The Forum, 30th October 2019

Review Scene: The Sisters of Mercy, Cash, The Forum, 30th October 2019

Andrew Eldritch, one of the founding members of The Sisters of Mercy abhors his band defined as goth, but the ...
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Review Scene: Swervedriver, The Croxton, 19th September 2019

Review Scene: Swervedriver, The Croxton, 19th September 2019

On this warm Spring evening, many eschew their jackets, and those driving, take delight in the multitude of parking spaces, ...
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Review Scene : Ride - The Forum, 5th September 2019

Review Scene : Ride – The Forum, 5th September 2019

When Ride last toured here in 1992, The Palace in St Kilda was a thriving live music venue, and the ...
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Review Scene: Based on an extraordinary true story  ‘Come From Away’ is not your typical musical

Review Scene: Based on an extraordinary true story ‘Come From Away’ is not your typical musical

Following on from successful seasons in New York, London and Toronto, Melbourne is currently hosting the Australian premiere of Come ...
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Review Scene: A GOLDEN opening in Melbourne for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Review Scene: A GOLDEN opening in Melbourne for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Melbourne’s Her Majesty's Theatre is purely magical. Roald Dahl’s classic story has been brilliantly ...
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Review Scene: The Melbourne Guitar Show, Caulfield Racecourse, 3rd & 4th August 2019

Review Scene: The Melbourne Guitar Show, Caulfield Racecourse, 3rd & 4th August 2019

The Melbourne Guitar Show, Caulfield Racecourse 3rd August 2019 Having attended a few previous Melbourne guitar shows at Caulfield Race ...
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Review Scene: A captivating “Thoroughly Modern Mille” opens at the State Theatre

Review Scene: A captivating “Thoroughly Modern Mille” opens at the State Theatre

The Melbourne performance of Thoroughly Modern Mille has been brought to us in all its splendor by seasoned professionals The ...
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Review Scene : Sharon Van Etten, Hamer Hall, 11th June 2019

Review Scene : Sharon Van Etten, Hamer Hall, 11th June 2019

As Portishead blares through the speakers, Sharon Van Etten and her five-piece band make their way to the dim lit ...
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Review Scene: APIA Good Times Tour feat. Brian Cadd, Joe Camilleri, Kate Cebrano, Russell Morris, The Palais, 25th May 2019

Review Scene: APIA Good Times Tour feat. Brian Cadd, Joe Camilleri, Kate Cebrano, Russell Morris, The Palais, 25th May 2019

The Palais has probably hosted all of these artists at one time or another over the decades but the APIA ...
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Review Scene: David Bowie’s musical odyssey LAZARUS opens in Melbourne

Review Scene: David Bowie’s musical odyssey LAZARUS opens in Melbourne

Lazaruswritten by David Bowie and Enda Walsh officially opened at the Playhouse at Arts Centre on the 21stof May 2019 ...
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Throwback Thursday: Remembering Kurt Cobain, 25 years on!

Throwback Thursday: Remembering Kurt Cobain, 25 years on!

How the hell did that happen? Well that’s a good question! We thought it was a good question anyway and ...
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Review Scene: Muriel's Wedding The Musical - Her Majesty's Theatre - 23rd March 2019

Review Scene: Muriel’s Wedding The Musical – Her Majesty’s Theatre – 23rd March 2019

Muriel’s heart-warming tale takes a flamboyant leap onto stage! It’s been 25 years since PJ Hogan grabbed our attention with ...
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Review Scene: DO RE MI – Corner Hotel, Friday February 8

Review Scene: DO RE MI – Corner Hotel, Friday February 8

If there was such a genre of music called ‘art punk’ Do Re Mi certainly qualified. I last saw the ...
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Review Scene: EMINEM, MCG, 25th February 2019

Review Scene: EMINEM, MCG, 25th February 2019

By Byron Boukouvalas EMINEM 2019 Photo Credit: Jeremy Deputat Marshall Mathers, EMINEM, touted as a Rap God, lived up to ...
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Review Scene: By The C – Leura Park Estate, 9th Feb 2019

Review Scene: By The C – Leura Park Estate, 9th Feb 2019

From the outset, this bill of Mental As Anything, Do Re Mi, Sunnyboys, The Church and Icehouse promised to be ...
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Throwback Thursday: CD Review ~ BUTTERFINGERS: The Deeper You Dig

Throwback Thursday: CD Review ~ BUTTERFINGERS: The Deeper You Dig

With the recent tour announcement of Butterfingers' 15 Years of Fatboys, we throwback to a CD review by Mary Boukouvalas ...
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