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Beyond The Pale With Single Asian Female

  Image © Dylan Evans Back in the early ‘90s, a semi-thrilling thriller called ‘Single White Female’ hit the cinemas. Its premise was a woman looking for the aforementioned lady in the title and her new roomie turning out to be a little unhinged (that’s what you get for racial profiling). A couple of decades […]

Black Mountain Back For Album Number Four

Black Mountain’s keyboardist Jeremy Schmidt wants to talk about space. Not necessarily the sci-fi kind, but in regards to the band’s output, whether it be on their eponymous 2005 album or their fourth album, ‘IV’, that dropped in April. “Dynamic space within longer songs, which takes a longer time to unfold is what I feel […]

Meddling With Midler: The Return Of Miss Bette

New York, 1973: Continental Baths manager Steve Ostrow was looking for a larger-than-life singer to take his clients minds off the dangerous landscape that existed outside its doors.  A deliciously sleazy paradise for gay men to congregate, the bathhouse was frequently raided by police as American society struggled to deal with the newfound atmosphere of […]

Ignition Ignites Again In Adelaide

Ignition Ignites Again In Adelaide Photo by Chris Herzfeld For 15 innovative years, Adelaide was treated to awe-inspiring dance routines by some of South Australia’s most promising choreographic talent. ‘Ignition’ is the brain-child of Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) Art Director Garry Stewart, who gave choreographers a chance to showcase their moves. Now, after a few […]

2016 Sea N Sound Festival @ The Wharf Tavern Review

2016 Sea N Sound Festival @ The Wharf Tavern Review

I attended the Sea N Sound Festival for Scenestr and reviewed three artists on Saturday, 11 June 2016. The Sunshine Coast has arguably been an untapped market for live music festivals. But that was all put to rest for the inaugural Sea N Sound Festival (11 June). Sahara Beck came on at 5pm to a […]

Getting Bang For Your Buck

For a band that’s only been a unit for just over a year, Buck Dean And The Green Lips are already securing some enviable gigs. With their second EP just released, and having just performed at the Big Pineapple Music Festival, it looks like the lads are going to remain busy this year. The Sunshine […]

Radio Birdman Flying Again

Radio Birdman Flying Again © Anne Tek The music industry loves to categorise bands. For Radio Birdman – who formed in the ‘70s – the label ‘punk’ has been both a curse and a blessing. “We never identified ourselves as punk as a musical genre,” guitarist Deniz Tek says. “In the UK, we found it […]

Chopper’s New Nation: Anzakistan

  Before Eric Bana immortalised him in the classic Aussie film ‘Chopper’, Mark Read was infamous for his criminal antics: armed robbery, arson, and – when he was bored – torturing criminal members of the underworld with bolt cutters, hence his nickname. The real Chopper died from liver cancer in late 2013, leaving a void […]

Velvet @QPAC

Velvet @ QPAC Review When people diss disco music, it’s easy to forget one crucial element that made it so powerful in it’s heyday – it had to be LOUD. ‘Velvet’ presented the music in its natural habitat and coupled with the stunning outfits, conceived by James Browne, the crowd were in for one hell […]

The Gympie Music Muster Turns 35

The Gympie Music Muster Turns 35 2015 Gympie Music MusterImage © Flickr There’s an old joke that says if you play a country music record backwards, you get back your dog, your truck and your wife. While that sort of mournful theme does still exist in some country tunes, it’s the Gympie Music Muster (GMM) […]