Review Scene

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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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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Remembering Chris Wilson

Remembering Chris Wilson

The Australian music community is in mourning today for legendary blue man Chris Wilson. His reputation across Australia and the ...
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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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Review Scene: School of Rock , Her Majesty’s Theatre. 9th November 2018

Review Scene: School of Rock , Her Majesty’s Theatre. 9th November 2018

Melbourne's iconic Her Majesty's Theatre was filled with an infectious, buzzing energy on Friday night as the highly anticipated rock ...
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Review Scene: William Shatner - Shatner’s World. Hamer Hall. Thursday October 11th 2018

Review Scene: William Shatner – Shatner’s World. Hamer Hall. Thursday October 11th 2018

William Shatner is one of those actors who have rarely disappointed. When he’s good, he’s good… And often, when he’s ...
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Review Scene: The The, Melbourne International Arts Festival, State Theatre, 4th October 2018

Review Scene: The The, Melbourne International Arts Festival, State Theatre, 4th October 2018

It has been 29 years since The The last toured Australia in 1989. Here as part of the Melbourne International ...
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Review Scene: Jimmy Webb and Friends, Hamer Hall, 9th August 2018

Review Scene: Jimmy Webb and Friends, Hamer Hall, 9th August 2018

Jimmy Webb is a living legend as one of the great songwriters of the modern era. The average Joe probably ...
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Review Scene: 2018 Melbourne Guitar Show, Caulfield Racecourse 4th & 5th August 2018

Review Scene: 2018 Melbourne Guitar Show, Caulfield Racecourse 4th & 5th August 2018

Upon walking into the Melbourne Guitar Show this year the first thing I noticed was a sign saying "first 15 minutes ...
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Review Scene: Suzanne Vega, Palais Theatre - 3rd August 2018

Review Scene: Suzanne Vega, Palais Theatre – 3rd August 2018

There is always something warm and inviting about walking into the Palais Theatre on a cold winter’s night. The plush red ...
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Review Scene: Shannon Bourne – Words Fail

Review Scene: Shannon Bourne – Words Fail

Words Fail is the third solo album to be released by Melbourne guitarist Shannon Bourne. While usually known for being ...
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Review Scene: Paul Capsis - Memo Music Hall, 23rd June 2018

Review Scene: Paul Capsis – Memo Music Hall, 23rd June 2018

How do we create meaning from experience but by comparing comparing polar opposites? To see light we need darkness, to ...
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Review Scene: Eilen Jewell - Caravan Club, May 17th 2018

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

It's a long flight from Boise Idaho to Melbourne but American singer songwriter Eilen Jewell has made the journey twice ...
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Review Scene : Royal Blood - Margaret Court Arena, May 9th 2018

Review Scene : Royal Blood – Margaret Court Arena, May 9th 2018

Many a year ago Royal Blood only existed in the veins of royals, and then in 2013 on the way ...
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Review Scene : Primus + Dean Ween Group - The Palais, 15th April 2018.

Review Scene : Primus + Dean Ween Group – The Palais, 15th April 2018.

As the lights dim, an excited punter screams out in the most ocker vernacular, "Smash it Deano" to chuckles and ...
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Review Scene: Beck, Margaret Court Arena, February 28 2018

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

It's been a long time since I've seen Beck live in Australia. I remember first seeing him play solo acoustic ...
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Review Scene: Gogol Bordello - 170 Russell, 14th March 2018

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

Okay, so looking up Gogol in a dictionary is an absolute mind-fuck. We all know the meaning of Bordello but ...
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Review Scene: The Lemonheads, TV Daze, Spike Fuck-The Curtin, 6th March 2018.

Review Scene: The Lemonheads, TV Daze, Spike Fuck-The Curtin, 6th March 2018.

Sadly, many of the grungy pubs and music venues of yore have been gentrified or pulled down. The Curtin is ...
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