Review Scene

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

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

David Duchovny has accomplished quite a lot in his 57 or so years on the planet - actor, writer, director, ...
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Review Scene: Queen, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne - 2nd March 2018

Review Scene: Queen, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne – 2nd March 2018

There's nothing like seeing a classic rock band and finding out that they're still at the top of their game ...
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Review Scene: Green Day's American Idiot, Comedy Theatre - 28th February 2018

Review Scene: Green Day’s American Idiot, Comedy Theatre – 28th February 2018

American Idiot doesn't seem to quite know where it stands. Not quite Rock Opera, not quite Musical Theatre. The cast ...
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Review Scene: BOYZ II MEN - TRAK Lounge, Melbourne - 8th February 2018

Review Scene: BOYZ II MEN – TRAK Lounge, Melbourne – 8th February 2018

The atmosphere electric, the crowd buzzing with a deafening quivering ambience waiting for the undeniably best harmonising vocal group, consisting ...
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Review Scene: Primal Scream - The Forum, 18th February 2018.

Review Scene: Primal Scream – The Forum, 18th February 2018.

Some rock gods succumb to the ravages of time and indulgence, some lose their relevance, and others, like the inimitable ...
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Review Scene: Paul Weller, Sydney Opera House, Saturday January 27

Review Scene: Paul Weller, Sydney Opera House, Saturday January 27

​​​​​​​You know a show is going to be something special when the star of the show gets a standing ovation ...
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Review Scene: UNWRITTEN LAW & friends ~ Exclusive Kick-Off Party, Croxton Bandroom, 8th February 2018

Review Scene: UNWRITTEN LAW & friends ~ Exclusive Kick-Off Party, Croxton Bandroom, 8th February 2018

Punk is not an anachronistic genre. With its raw, unadulterated sounds and lyrics telling of corruption, inequity, war, disillusion, power ...
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Review Scene: Suzi Quatro. Red Hot Summer tour. Mornington. 20th Jan 2018

Review Scene: Suzi Quatro. Red Hot Summer tour. Mornington. 20th Jan 2018

Perhaps it's totally wrong to describe the Red Hot Summer tour as a snowball, picking up more snow and other ...
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Review Scene: Ocean Colour Scene -170 Russell, 17th November 2017.

Review Scene: Ocean Colour Scene -170 Russell, 17th November 2017.

It's clear from the thick British accents in the crowd that there is a huge contingent of expats packed into ...
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Review Scene: A Weekend In The Gardens, feat Missy Higgins, Dustin Tebutt, All Our Exes Live In Texas ~ Royal Botanic Gardens ~ Sunday 19th November 2017

Review Scene: A Weekend In The Gardens, feat Missy Higgins, Dustin Tebutt, All Our Exes Live In Texas ~ Royal Botanic Gardens ~ Sunday 19th November 2017

Nothing says Australian summer more than an outdoor concert held at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens with mozzies a flutter, an ...
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Review Scene: A Day on the Green with Stevie Nicks & The Pretenders, Rochford Winery, 18th November 2017

The weather was not looking good as I drove towards Rochford Estate nestled in the heart of the Yarra Valley ...
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Review Scene: Kim Salmon & the Scientists, The Barwon Club, Geellong - 30th October 2017

Review Scene: Kim Salmon & the Scientists, The Barwon Club, Geellong – 30th October 2017

Geelong has an interesting culture when it comes to rock music. Having spent quite a good percentage of my life ...
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Snap Scene: Killing Heidi, Village Green Hotel, Melbourne 21st October 2017

Snap Scene: Killing Heidi, Village Green Hotel, Melbourne 21st October 2017

Australian rock band Killing Heidi played the Village Green Hotel in the outer Melbourne suburb of Mulgrave on Saturday 21 ...
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Review Scene: The Magnetic Fields at the Melbourne Festival - Hamer Hall - Saturday 21st October 2017

Review Scene: The Magnetic Fields at the Melbourne Festival – Hamer Hall – Saturday 21st October 2017

On February 9th 2016, Stephin Merritt, the man who is The Magnetic Fields, sat down and wrote a song. The ...
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Review Scene: Alison Moyet

Review Scene: Alison Moyet

Margaret Court Arena October 7, 2017 Alison Moyet began "The Other Tour" with the poetic April 10th- an apt introduction ...
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Review Scene: Peter Hook and the Light - Corner Hotel, 3rd October 2017

Review Scene: Peter Hook and the Light – Corner Hotel, 3rd October 2017

It's rare to see a founding member of an iconic post punk band performing original songs and a set devoid ...
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Review Scene: Remembering Tom Petty

Review Scene: Remembering Tom Petty

Today we're remembering the legend that was Tom Petty. Here are some thoughts from some of our What's My Scene ...
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