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Quick & Dirty: Jesus Jones

December 15, 2014 by Angela Allan in

Jesus Jones – the British alt-dance rockers – are playing their seminal album Doubt in full when they tour Australia in March. We catch up with frontman Mike Edwards to get the scoop on the tour and new material. Right Here, Right Now. (Sorry, it had to be done.) By Angela Allan.   You’re playing […]

5 Things We Learned From The Rumjacks

December 14, 2014 by Angela Allan in

  Sydney folk-rock five-piece The Rumjacks are gearing up for the release of their new album Sober & Godless next year. Here are five things we learned from our chat with frontman Frankie McLaughlin. By Angela Allan.   1. The Rumjacks had a heap of new material when they went into record Sober & Godless. […]

Gallery: Grease The Musical

December 13, 2014 by Stuart Allan in

Grease  – the  fun, 50s themed, star-studded musical with Rob Mills as Danny and Gretel Scarlett as Sandy – opened at Regent Theatre in Melbourne this week. We sent our resident photographer Stuart Allan along to capture all the Pink Ladies and poodle skirts. Grease runs for limited season, from December 11 until the end […]

5 Things We Learned From Glass Animals

December 1, 2014 by Patrick Muller in

  British four-piece Glass Animals have had a stellar year. The release of their debut album ZABA, has seen the band play all over the world. Frontman Dave Bayley took a moment to chat about their success and their upcoming set at the Falls Festival. Here are 5 things we picked up from our chat. […]

The Sun Records All Stars

November 23, 2014 by Angela Allan in

The Sun Records All Stars tales the musical tale of the birth of rock’n’roll with Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins. The production stars Canadian musician Bill Culp as Carl Perkins, who gives us the lowdown on the Memphis icon of Sun Records.   What research did you do to perform […]

Gallery: Oil Stained Brain

November 18, 2014 by Angela Allan in

The Old Stained Brain exhibition – at Collingwood’s Kustom Kommune – showcased 30 Australian custom-built motorbikes was a gathering of serious beards, impressive ink and denim galore. Geoff ‘Richie’ Baldwin and Jimmy Goode are Kustom Kommune founders and ran the two-day Oil Stained Brain event, which was sponsored by Levi’s, showcasing choppers, cafe racers, trackers, scooters, […]

Quick & Dirty with Rupert Young

November 16, 2014 by Angela Allan in

Ahead of his appearance at Supanova Brisbane and Adelaide, British actor Rupert Young – best known for his role as Sir Leon on Merlin – gives Angela Allan the lowdown on life as a Knight of the Round Table.   What was the best thing about playing Sir Leon on Merlin? The best thing was […]

A Halloween with Manson and Depp

November 3, 2014 by Angela Allan in

Angela Allan spends her Halloween with Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp at the Roxy.   For those uninitiated, the Roxy Theater on Sunset Boulevard is the stuff of rock’n’roll folklore. Neil Young played there the first week it opened in 1973, and On The Rox – the bar above the club – was a regular […]

Flying Colors takes a flying chance

October 29, 2014 by Peter Hodgson in

Flying Colors’ self-titled debut album was universally praised by the progressive rock community in 2012, with its confident genre-shifting and densely-layered songwriting. New album Second Nature picks up where the debut left off, giving you more of everything: more melody, more instrumental virtuosity, more depth. The band consists of guitar legend Steve Morse (Deep Purple/Dixie […]

FourPlay set for a new play

October 18, 2014 by Patrick Muller in

Australian indie rock band – and string quartet – FourPlay have four previous albums under their belt. This time, they return with This Machine and an Australian tour. Violinist Lara Goodridge takes some time to chat about the new album. By Patrick Muller.   Your new album is called This Machine. What is that referring […]

Bluesfest Profile: Beth Hart

October 2, 2014 by Patrick Muller in

  Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Beth Hart returns to Australia next year for Bluesfest. We catch up with Hart on her memories of this year’s Bluesfest and what her new album will entail. By Patrick Muller.   You’ve played Bluesfest earlier this year. What do you like about it? We had such a good time there. […]

Bittersweet reunion: Veruca Salt

September 26, 2014 by Angela Allan in

Currently touring Australia, Veruca Salt are the epitome of ’90s cool. We catch up with the alt-rock band’s founder and guitarist/vocalist Nina Gordon who gives us the lowdown on break ups and make ups.   Why did you decide to reform in 2013? What prompted it? I heard that Mazzy Star were playing at the […]