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Posted 3 Apr 2012 @ 11:46am
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In the press release for Hairdresser Blues, Seth Bogart (who plays under the Hunx pseudonym) states that on his first solo release, he wasn’t so concerned with entertaining people. Which is frightening, for two reasons.

 

First, considering Bogart’s onstage demeanour, it’s almost impossible that he can’t entertain. He treats the stage as his personal playground,...

Posted 28 Feb 2012 @ 3:20pm
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For most of us, the zoo is one of those places you get taken to when you’re a youngster, either with your family or through school and then as you start to get older you just kind of forget about the place. It’s not until you return as an adult that you realise just how amazing the zoo is and how much fun it is; especially the excellent Melbourne zoo. The Zoo Twilights series further adds to...

Posted 9 Feb 2012 @ 10:42am
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Dan Mangan has learned to exercise a little more caution in life. The heartwarming Canadian born singer-songwriter now finds himself in a place where his consistent efforts have to pay off; he doesn’t have to risk his sanity and credit rating for opportunities to bring his gutsy brand of folk rock to audiences far and wide.


 

While many in Mangan’s boat...

Posted 15 Nov 2011 @ 3:04pm
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This show, the culmination of the all-female She Will Have Her Way and the all-male He Will Have His Way Finn brothers tribute albums, and featuring selected artists from both, was aimed at honouring the legacy of Tim and Neil as songwriters more than performers. In other words, while fans who couldn't tolerate any variation on the original recordings would have been better off at home with...

Posted 11 Nov 2011 @ 1:12pm
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Melbourne has always had its fair share of local techno talent, and Simon Murphy is definitely one of its unsung heroes. A music man forever, he found it became ingrained in his subconscious well before he developed his own deep seeded passion. He explains, "As I have always done, I made it my mission to listen to and explore any music I could get my hands on. Whilst in high school I listened...

Posted 4 Nov 2011 @ 9:03am
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As an artist, Alexkid (Alexis Mauri to his mum and dad) has always been a leading light when it comes to sound innovation. However, as he sits contemplating his own personal musical journey, he turns plum purple as he regresses back in his mind to the sounds that first served as his inspiration. Initially reluctant to reveal what crossed his mind, he eventually...

Posted 12 Oct 2011 @ 10:21am
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Within the creative realm, age serves no barrier to the proliferation of art; thus, late bloomers are not outnumbered by young prodigies in the line of influential artists. Leonard Cohen released his debut album at the age of 33 whereas Zach Condon (aka Beirut) released his third album at 25.

 

What renders Condon so endearing is the manner in which the Santa Fe singer-...

Posted 30 Sep 2011 @ 10:24am
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St. Jerome's Laneway Festival organisers in Melbourne have announced that former Magic Dirt bass player and much loved local legend – Dean Turner – will have a new Melbourne stage dedicated to him following his passing in 2009.

 

"We are super excited to be back in Footscray for the third year in a row to celebrate our world-class event. This year we are especially honored to be...

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