Fear & Loathing at Rainbow Serpent
Feb11

Fear & Loathing at Rainbow Serpent

By BILLY DIXON It was everything I dreamt it would be and more. Even the music, which I’d expected would be of a hippie bent, was varied and danceable. Psytrance with endless triple drum beats? Check. Circus tent with lunatics using classic rock as the background for an aerobics class? Check. Conventional dance music across a variety of stages? Double check. There were so many events over the course of a very long four days that to...

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Andrew Swift
Feb10

Andrew Swift

By LACHLAN BRYAN IN these days of hirsute musicians (not to mention chefs, boutique brewers, baristas and bartenders) it can be hard to stand out from the crowd, Fortunately, Berwick-based Andrew has a secret weapon up his sleeve. The weapon I speak of is no mere gimmick, for it is Swift’s powerful, soulful voice, complete with a seemingly huge vocal range, that sets him apart from his contemporaries. A very capable guitarist,...

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Jade Alice’s debut single
Feb10

Jade Alice’s debut single

Winner of Bank of Melbourne’s Melbourne Music Bank 2015, Jade Alice, announced the release of her debut single, Kick Drum. The single will be launched at a gig at Shebeen on February 18 and comes to life with a beautiful performance-based video clip. Bank of Melbourne’s flagship competition to uncover Victoria’s musical talent was an overwhelming success in its second year, attracting hundreds of submissions.  Four finalists were...

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Boy & Bear hit the road for Limit of Love
Feb09

Boy & Bear hit the road for Limit of Love

IT’S been a few weeks Aussie five-piece Boy & Bear released their third studio album, Limit of Love. After an impressively busy touring schedule in 2014 that saw Boy & Bear play 170 shows across three continents, the boys have decided it’s time to hit the road again. They’ve just announced their Limit Of Love album tour. Kicking off at Odeon Theatre in Tasmania on 22 January, the tour will move through to Festival Hall, North...

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Double G Saloon
Feb09

Double G Saloon

By Billy Dixon EVEN though they’ve been open a full year, Double G Saloon remains one of Mornington’s niche hidden social spaces. You can’t even enter from Main Street, so the intoxicated craziness of youth on a Friday or Saturday night simply pass by, oblivious to the talent that’s ready to play on the other side of the wall. They’re the only Blues bar in Mornington, and indeed the wider area. Their burgers have been compared to Fat...

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