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Live Review : Mark Seymour & The Undertow at Melbourne Zoo Twilights w/ Ben Salter – February 20, 2016

Review by Ben Connolly
Photo credit: Maclay Heriot
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Watching a legendary artist grapple with a formidable back catalogue can be a frustrating affair for a fan. It can almost be described through a stages of grief process: at first denial – burying the songs begrudgingly down the setlist in the hopes that newer works get due recognition. After that comes the anger – deleting songs from the setlist completely in a vain hope of erasing them from the collective memory. Bargaining and depression swiftly follow – where the artist reinvents or reworks the songs to placate the hordes. Audiences hold out for the last stage of acceptance, where the original brilliance of the songs are embraced and delivered with a straight bat.
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BRISBANE FOLK CLUB – A monthly folk celebration

Celebrating the best in local & national folk music, Paper Shoes Music & The Foundry are proud to announce an exciting new monthly event, The Brisbane Folk Club. Set to fuel your folk desire as it hits the stage of The Foundry on the first Wednesday every month, The Brisbane Folk Club’s very first incarnation kicks off on December 2nd with local folk favourites Ben Salter, Neighbour, and Marcus Blacke.
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“A FESTIVAL CALLED PANAMA” Returns in 2015 – First Line-up Announcement

In March 2014 a new music festival quietly took its place on the Australian arts calendar. Set among the workings of a small-batch cider brewery in north-east Tasmania in the stunning Panama Forest, A Festival Called PANAMA was born.
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  Iconic Brisbane music venue RIC’S is proud to present their inaugural BIG BACKYARD FESTIVAL. Utilizing the courtyard behind RG’s and the upstairs and downstairs stages at RIC’S, the BIG BACKYARD is a brilliant space sure to create an intimate and unique festival experience.

3 stages.
Outside, upstairs and downstairs.
21 bands for $75. Tickets Available Here

VIOLENT SOHO had a huge 2010. They moved to Brooklyn and signed to Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace label touring the US with Dinosaur Jr and The Bronx. They’re home and they are sure to smash it in our Big Backyard.

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The Gin Club @ The Zoo, Brisbane 21 March 2009 Review w/ Hits, Danny Widdicombe

The Gin Club, Hits, Danny Widdicombe
The Zoo, Brisbane – March 21, 2009

Author: Stephen Goodwin

   The Gin Club

Floppy-haired local Danny Widdicombe croons “satisfy me” over and over like a mantra to the accompaniment of a drifting guitar arrangement. I’m in hearty agreement. His voice offers a rough-hewn country charm, but too often his finger-plucked tunes slide into frustrating aimlessness. Twanging excursions into the blues hold more verve, but the aggressive stomping of set-closer My Desire highlights the confusing patchwork of his offerings tonight.

Hits    “Hi. We’re Hits. Not that we have any.”

Hits are definitely the bastard stepchild of tonight’s bill. Wedged between the alt-country stylings of The Gin Club and Danny Widdicombe, the punk-rock five-piece detonates with the percussive force of a psychotic child throwing the biggest tantrum you could imagine.

Decked out from the waist-up as a sailor captain, the howling Evil Dick pilots this ferocious rock rebellion, ably assisted by the killer riotgrrl guitar licks and hair-raising backing growl of Tamara Dawn Bell.
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