On February 9th 2016, Stephin Merritt, the man who is The Magnetic Fields, sat down and wrote a song. The day was his 50th birthday and there were 49 more songs to follow, one for every year of his life on earth so far. Released in March this year as The 50 Song Memoir album, it’s an autobiographical concept album that tells an entertaining story both musically and lyrically. As part of the Melbourne Festival, Merritt and his band, opened the book of memories and in the first of two nights at Hamer Hall, proceeded to regale and beguile the audience with musical tales from the first half of his life.
It’s no wonder that Melbourne wins the title of ‘Most liveable city’ year after year when it has the likes of the Melbourne Festival and its generous serving of all things artistic at its annual […]
You can’t get more Melbourne with a purpose built music venue by the banks of the Yarra river. The Foxtel Festival Hub, creates a certain magical ambience, with bars, outdoor deck chairs, and intimate seating […]
Gig Scene: Melbourne Festival – Patti Smith’s Horses featuring Courtney Barnett, Adalita, Gareth Liddiard, Jen Cloher , Melbourne Town Hall 18th October 2015
Patti Smith’s Horses 40th anniversary tour didn’t come to us, so in true Aussie style ‘we’ took things into our own hands and brought Horses to the Melbourne Town Hall sans Smith. That’s not to […]