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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Music Scene: Not everyone is a songwriter

Music Scene: Not everyone is a songwriter

Not everyone is a songwriter, just like everyone is not a singer, instrumentalist, sportsman/woman or rocket scientist. Let’s take a ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...