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

March 20, 2018 Karen Pepper

Okay, so looking up Gogol in a dictionary is an absolute mind-fuck. We all know the meaning of Bordello but Gogol offers a bit more of a challenge. Firstly it could be that Gogol refers to Nikolai Vasilievich, the Russian novelist, dramatist and short-story writer, or it could well be that the Urban Dictionary is correct when it defines Gogol as ‘1. To hit on a girl by ‘accidentally‘ walking into her or 2. To get jacked off by a girl on the dance floor or any public area at a party.‘ […]

Snap Scene: Accept – 170 Russell, 17th September 2017

September 22, 2017 Paul Miles

German heavy metal band Accept played an exclusive one-off Australian concert at Melbourne’s 170 Russell on Sunday 17 September 2017, to promote the band’s fifteenth studio album The Rise of Chaos released six weeks ago. Just 1,000 fans were treated to the sold-out club show from one of the most influential and acclaimed metal bands of all time. Founding members guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes led the attack, with Mark Tornillo on vocals, Uwe Lulis on guitar, and Christopher Williams on drums. The band’s set of 21 career-spanning songs concluded with their classic 1983 heavy metal hit Balls to the Wall, to cap an unforgettable night for those in attendance. […]

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