Tag Archives: February 2017

Live Review : george at Melbourne Zoo Twilights – 18 February 2017

Review by Ben Connolly
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In the late nineties, early noughties, the Australian music scene was in a bit of flux. Still reverberating with post-grunge angst, the scene was awash with angular guitar pop. A bevvy of Brisbands dominated the pop-rock scene, while the hip hop world was just starting its local resurgence fronted by the shock of Australian accents.
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Helen Shanahan releases new single and video ‘I Only Hide’

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Helen Shanahan has announced the release of her stirring new single, I Only Hide. In I Only Hide, Helen offers considerate comfort to those who suffer from anxiety; a comfort that only true empathy can provide. The song is fittingly accompanied by an honest and heartfelt video, featuring the pertinent storyline of ‘the two Helens’ and was produced in collaboration with Danny Martin and Elliot Smith of Villanova Music (Tim Minchin). Helen will play a coveted slot at the Perth International Arts Festival on March 4, 2017.
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Live Review : Paul Dempsey at Melbourne Zoo Twilights with Melody Pool – 17 February 2017

Review by Ben Connolly
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With two solid solo albums, and a couple of glorious collections of covers, Something For Kate frontman Paul Dempsey has become a mainstay of the Australian music scene. Backed by a cracking live band, his gigs have become a known quantity.
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Live Review : John Farnham at A Day On The Green, Mitchelton Wines, Nagambie – 18 February 2017

Review written by Natasha Wyborn
John Farnham at A Day On The Green, Mitchelton Wines, Nagambie - 18 February 2017 Photographer: David Jackson

Nestled in the middle of Victoria some 90 minutes from the Melbourne CBD and around an hour from the New South Wales border is Mitchelton Wines a new addition to the A Day On The Green success story. New to the area and driving down from NSW I have to say it was an easy trip. The crowd around 6500 was parked and settled with ease. For the first time in years an abundance of volunteers and people assured this success a big tick in my mind. The walking distance from parking to the venue was less than 500 meters again another big tick. Inside the line up was guaranteed to be a success.
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All Our Exes Live in Texas premiere New Single ‘Boundary Road’

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Just weeks before the release of their highly-anticipated debut album When We Fall on March 3, All Our Exes Live in Texas premiere their latest heartbreaking yet ever-so-stunning single and video for ‘Boundary Road’. The video drops just moments before the ladies board a plane to take the US (once again) by storm, playing showcases at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City and then SXSW in March. One thing is clear; it’s the Exes’ world, and we are lucky to be living in it!
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Live Review: Ball Park Music at Melbourne Zoo Twilights with The Jungle Giants – 10 February 2017

Review by Ben Connolly
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When times are tough, music is rightly a place to turn to seek solace. It mends a broken heart, it eases the pain of loss and it provides guidance through uncertainly. It’s fitting then that the salve for a broken and hurt world might also lay in the skilful hands of a musician. Rockers provide impetus and courage, while rap and hip hop drops truth after truth, and folk singers give poetic sense.
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The Restarts (Uk) First ever NZ + OZ Tour!

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The Restarts are a tight, three piece, multi-genre punk outfit based in East London. Formed in 1995 they play thrashy, anarcho, power chord punk laced with Ska breaks and pogo inducing basslines, earning them a loyal following of punk lovers of all ages. The Restarts have been hammering their way through the squats of Europe and DIY house shows across North America with reckless abandon.
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Beth Brown – Signs to Gretsch Guitar USA – Announces Australian Tour

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Australian born indie-pop songstress Beth Brown is the first Australian female to sign to the Gretsch Guitar USA family, captivating international audiences with her earthy and infectiously joyful tunes, trailblazing pathways to the U.S.
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