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Explainer: the politics of heavy metal

A Black Sabbath fan on stage at a rock concert   in Finland. Anssi Koskinen/flickr The popular mythology of heavy metal begins with an amputation. In the mid-1960s, teenage guitarist Frank Anthony Iommi lost the tips of several fingers in an industrial accident. To compensate for this loss, he tuned his guitar lower, slackening the strings to make them easier...

Sunday essay: the art of the pinch – popular music and appropriation

The Rolling Stones performing in Hamburg during the ‘No Filter’ European tour: the band’s legacy is entwined with the pioneers of black American music. Morris Mac Matzen/Reuters Everything old is new again. Today the Rolling Stones release On Air, a collection of much-bootlegged BBC live studio broadcasts taped for a variety of programs between 1963 and 1965. The remastered set provides...

Announcing the Australian Premiere of HAND TO GOD

ALEKSANDAR VASS & VASS PRODUCTIONS PRESENT  The Smash Hit Broadway Comedy HAND TO GOD By Robert Askins February 22 – March 18, 2018 The Alex Theatre St Kilda  The critically acclaimed American play HAND TO GOD, about...

The Australian Road Crew Association (ARCA) releases incredibly rare recordings – New Desk Tape Series

Now rare and classic Aussie tracks will help the roadies who supported the bands who recorded them The ARCA Desk Tape Series is an initiative of the Australian Road Crew Association (ARCA). ARCA is an Australia-wide not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the welfare of live production crew in Australia, past and present. Without roadies to pack, unpack, carry, maintain and set...

Emotionworks Cut Opera – Tosca in Pt Lonsdale

EMOTIONWORKS CUT OPERA In Association With TRUFFLEDUCK Presents Tosca Bound in Soul, Blues and R&B On the Lawn in Point Lonsdale 22 Bowen Rd, Point Lonsdale Hall December 3rd at 4pm. Food and bar from 3:00pm Bookings (essential): https://www.trybooking.com/SOLW This fast moving 90 minute adaptation of Tosca is updated and...

BURN THE FLOOR 2018

BURN THE FLOOR XX2018   PERTH  Regal Theatre – April 12 – 21  on sale November 23 - Ticketek ...

Listen To Older Voices : Normie Rowe – Part 3

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Uniting and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg. Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal...

Album launch – The Bitter Tooth of Eugene Hamilton – Saturday 18 November 2017 Memo Music Hall St Kilda

Album launch - The Bitter Tooth of Eugene Hamilton Saturday 18 November 2017 Memo Music Hall St Kilda With guests Nina Ferro Duo Eugene Hamilton is known for his loud wardrobe, energetic performances and on stage schtick. But lurking behind Eugene’s facade is a highly respected musical talent (Dave Bowers) and a rock-solid band of musicians,...

Circus Oz Media Release > Sidesault at The Melba – a festival of experimental circus (8 – 18 Nov 2017)

Circus Oz Sidesault at The Melba – a festival of experimental circus  In the ongoing pursuit to challenge, push and develop contemporary circus artists and the art form, Circus Oz is delighted to announce the inaugural Sidesault at The Melba festival in Collingwood over two weeks this November.   Generously supported by...

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