Alex Gow & Dan Kelly
Jun08

Alex Gow & Dan Kelly

Two of Australia’s great singers, songwriters and dreamers are teaming up for a double headline tour that is heading to Mornington. Neither artist is a stranger to the road, having both toured relentlessly with their respective bands over the years, however, this is the first time they will be both touring solo together. The shows will feature tracks both old and new, plenty of the stories they are known for, and perhaps a few...

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Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission
Jun08

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission

“Mick Thomas has some secret magic to his writing… he surely can write great songs that make you say “Why didn’t I think of that?” but of course we never do. He writes about mates, ratbags, races, places, weddings, parties, funny stuff – anything – but they are really good stories and great songs. Mick is truly a legend around the best of fair-dinkum roots venues and festivals around the country. He is a character! He is funny! He...

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Songs from the West Coast
May05

Songs from the West Coast

By LACHLAN BRYAN Perth’s Davey Craddock follows in the great tradition of Australian songwriters for whom tiny details form the nucleus of powerful songs. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Think of Paul Kelly’s How to Make Gravy, Cold Chisel’s Khe Sanh or pretty much anything from Tim Rogers’ or Perry Keys’ catalogue. Clean cut, articulate and friendly, Craddock subverts the notion of the brooding songwriter, yet manages to compose...

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Hiding from Karma
May05

Hiding from Karma

Melbourne indie electro-pop act The Hiding have today announced their new single, Karma My Life, along with an artistic, emotive video clip and several show dates kicking off in Bendigo at the Rifle Brigade Hotel on 29th April, moving through to Mynt Lounge (Werribee) on 6th May and finishing up at Revolver (Melbourne) on the 21st May. The band’s folk-inspired percussive guitar sound takes influence from the many acoustic performances...

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DANTANIO – a tribute to the King of Pop
May03

DANTANIO – a tribute to the King of Pop

By BILLY DIXON After many years on the road with American Kenny Wizz as the venerable star, Showtime Australia’s Michael Jackson HIStory Show is on the verge of re-launching down under. To mark the King of Pop’s return from the dead, MINT interviewed the tribute show’s new star, a South African by the name of Dantanio. For someone walking in the shoes of perhaps the world’s greatest celebrity, he’s a modest chap with a clear...

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Michael Waugh
Apr07

Michael Waugh

By LACHLAN BRYAN “My musical education was in the back seat of a Ford, driving down bumpy tracks on long country drives” says Michael Waugh, the Heyfield-born singer-songwriter with just about as strong a claim to authenticity as could be imagined. His rural upbringing sits front and centre in the songs from his debut album What We Might Be, recorded with producer de jour Shane Nicholson on the central coast of NSW and released...

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