RUFUS – Bloom
Feb09

RUFUS – Bloom

By BILLY DIXON “IN the first few years we were playing, getting to play a show at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney was a dream… when you actually get to a milestone like that, you’re pinching each other and giving high fives!” It’s a sentiment that many newer bands can relate to, as they hop from bar to pub to club, trawling the suburbs of their home state for fans. For RÜFÜS, it’s a reality that constantly surprises with generous...

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Taste of the exotic in Frankston
Feb09

Taste of the exotic in Frankston

By ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS  Each year Frankston is taken by storm as the city is immersed in the stories, music, sport, dance, food, film and arts of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese cultures. The annual month-long Ventana Festival is a highlight of the city’s calendar providing authentic insights into the cultural diversity of Spanish-speaking countries. With events and activities for all ages, such as, a pop up film festival,...

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The Weeping Willows @ Main Ridge
Feb09

The Weeping Willows @ Main Ridge

MARCH 4th will see the release of The Weeping Willows’ sophomore album, Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’. Recorded in Los Angeles with Grammy Award winning engineer Ryan Freeland (Justin Townes Earle, Bonnie Raitt), Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’ is a collection of 10 tracks that are raw, earthy alt-country. The album sees Kevin Breit (Rosanne Cash) on banjo, David Piltch (Billy Bragg) on upright bass, Tommy Detamore (Ray Price) on...

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Suspended in time
Feb09

Suspended in time

By ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS Few Australian novels have captivated the Australian psyche like Lady Joan Lindsay’s Victorian gothic, Picnic at Hanging Rock. The timeless classic turns 50 next year, but in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Peter Weir’s iconic namesake film, the National Trust presents Return to Hanging Rock at Mulberry Hill, the historic home of Lady Joan Lindsay and her artist husband, Sir Daryl Lindsay. This is where...

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Dallas Crane announces Scoundrels tour
Jan20

Dallas Crane announces Scoundrels tour

By BILLY DIXON SOMEWHERE back in 1996, a stupid conversation took place between four young blokes in a dusty oil shed on the trucking yards of Port Melbourne’s Dallas Crane Transport that went something like, “so ya reckon we could do this for a living?” Almost 20 years later, Dallas Crane have become a not only a lauded constituent of the Australian rock ‘n roll scene, but a trend-proof mainstay that continues to exhilarate audiences...

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Middleton comes to Mornington
Jan20

Middleton comes to Mornington

By MELISSA WALSH THIS Australia Day, Mornington will experience the incredible talents of Darren Middleton, best known for his contributions to the legacy of Australian music as the guitarist in iconic Brisbane band Powderfinger who took the nation by storm dominating the Australian charts from their humble beginnings in 1992, right up until their disbanding in 2010. Middleton will grace the Mornington stage with violinist Kelly Lane...

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