Music Scene

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

Geelong has an interesting culture when it comes to rock music. Having spent quite a good percentage of my life in and around the Bellarine Peninsula, I discovered pretty early in my live music options that if something was worth seeing it was going to be on at the Barwon Club. There has been a long tradition where touring bands from here and abroad play the big smoke, Melbourne and then add an extra date to span the gap between there and the next major destination. This unassuming little pub opposite Kardinia Park, home of the Geelong Football Club has a back bar and band room that hasn’t changed since the first time I was there in about 1990 and it was the perfect venue to see the reformed Scientists on an otherwise quiet Sunday night. […]

Star Scene

Star Scene: Kim Salmon – The Scientists

As a founding member of The Scientists, guitarist in Beasts of Bourbon, as a solo singer songwriter fronting The Surrealists and STM and later as a duo with Ron Peno in Darling Downs, Kim Salmon has had an enormous impact on music both in Australia and around the world. A pioneer of the Perth punk scene, it was The Scientists that brought his art to the forefront and the band have been credited as having a definite influence on the emergence of the grunge movement that rose to prominence in Seattle in the early ’90s. From Perth, to Sydney, to London, The Scientists continually evolved and crossed musical genres from post – punk, power pop to swampy blues and beyond. […]

Q&A Scene

Q&A Scene: Stu Thomas

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour? I’m having my first solo exhibition of paintings at Brunswick Street Gallery. Opening nite is March 24, and it runs until April 6th. The show is called […]