by John Snelson The Music Oz Awards for 2012 took place last night at the Sydney Opera House before a global audience thanks to BigPond, YouTube and Facebook. Get Shot Magazine was there for Home Brew Radio along with “Noddy” and presents this review and photographs. The organiser, Tim Dixon, did a top job again [...]
by Carl Dziunka The Grace Darling Hotel was the venue for a single launch by Melbourne band Buried Feather. Also on the bill, to make sure the launch went off at full power, were Heavy Beach and The Ovals. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ First to take to the compact stage area was Heavy Beach. Only a scattering of [...]
The Bald Rock Hotel, Rozelle is an interesting little alehouse in Rozelle which features really good music most Saturday nights, Sunday evenings and other times. The food is great and the atmosphere sort of bluesy – there is no stage for the band and no matter what lights the entertainers bring with them, the sandstone [...]
This year, Rock the Block run at the Hornsby PCYC and co-ordinated by Hornsby Shire Council was held at the Performing Arts Centre in Waitara. A large audience was thrilled to see the cream of our young local talent strut the boards with an eclectic show of acoustic music, performance and singing – the MCs [...]
Remember her in the 80s ? All hair and kissers, and now – still an absolute knockout. Listen to Tell It To My Heart as you look at the shots here of Taylor Dayne at Selina’s.
by John Snelson Daniel Champagne plays all of the guitar – body, fret board, headstock, sides – as well as the strings – with both hands, a style of music making that is quite remarkable. I had a chat to him over a nice beer courtesy of Brian Lizotte’s wonderful staff out there at Lizotte’s [...]
He’s back .. the 100% half this and half that Lenny Kravitz. Our Len swivelled and minced around the stage, in his fashion, pre-stressed skinnies, nice brown arms and ever-so-sexy sunnies honking to that spunky horn section. The sax, trombone and trumpet stuff was the best part of the show from the music point of [...]
Maternal lupine Andrew Stockdale led the pack tonight at the Entertainment Centre. Hamish Rosser was whackin’ the bejeezus out of the Ludwigs with style and a few tricky rhythms you wouldn’t hear at his previous job with The Vines. Ian Peres was outstanding – still providing lots of hair on the Korg and Rickenbacker bass [...]
… Grace Jones, well, spectacular and always entertaining, always a “Bond Girl” ..
by John Snelson Dallas Frasca is a headstrong inferno – an incendiary headed in fury and flames fuelled by love, fermented in betrayal and a formidable determination to survive and be free again. Last night in the firebrick-lined furnace at The Sandringham Hotel, there was no exception. She charges onto the stage filling the room [...]
by Carl Dziunka On a chilly Saturday night in Melbourne, there’s no better place to find yourself than in a warm venue listening to some hot bands. That’s how it was at the Northcote Social Club were the Laughing Outlaw Record label were showcasing four of the bands. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ First up was Wilding [...]
by John Snelson Don’t be put off by the “J” word. Go to JB-HiFi right now, put hand in pocket, navigate over to the Blues and Jazz Section where the CDs live, and above there in the rack, pick up a copy of “Jazz On a Summer’s Day” – it’s a DVD. Go to counter, [...]
by John Snelson Interested in a review of the Australian bands at BluesFest 2012 in Byron Bay, held over the Easter Weekend a few weeks ago ? Go to the Home Brew Radio web page here http://www.homebrewradio.com.au/New/ You will see a slider underneath the heading INGREDIENTS: MON 30th APRIL 2012 HEAR THE WHOLE SHOW Click [...]
by Rufus Onfire A typical Sydney Autumnal night greeted punters who headed to one of the new live venues of choice in Sydney, The Standard in Surry Hills to take in some good 'ole Aussie rock :- Stonefield. (Source :- myspace.com/stonefieldtheband) Support acts Kingswood and The Delta Riggs played to small but appreciative audiences, [...]
by Rufus Onfire Some of us have been waiting for the end of the current folk renaissance to flicker out and the next genre rebooted back into service. But throw a curve ball called soul music into the folk mix and the end result is a sound/artist to both behold and mystify the listener. North [...]
by John Snelson They should all be shot at dawn, all of ‘em. Some suggestions have been made regarding establishing some awards for the all-time Top 10 Music Videos … so far, we have the following entries as follows … a particular thanks to Max, who we should blame for starting this :- “Egyptian Reggae” [...]
by John Snelson Big weekend coming up .. my home town team Liverpool versus Chelsea … love to be there … singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” … that video is from 2011, 22 years after the Hillsboro’ Disaster at the game between Liverpool and Notts Forest when the crush resulted in the deaths of 96 [...]
by John Snelson Popped out last night for an hour or so to see Adam Pringle & Friends at The Sando, and was delighted to find Gail Page behind the microphone. More photos of Gail Page with Adam Pringle and friends and her own band, right here.