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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Melbourne’s Blues music community “Playin’ For A Cause”

"There's no problems, only Solutions"   John Lennon "Watching The Wheels Go Round" On Saturday 3rd August, several blues bands have donated their time and will be "Playin' For A Cause" at Newport Bowling Club from 3pm....
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Choir of Hard Knocks Announces New Co-Artistic Directors

Melbourne Street Choir Inc. is very excited to announce the appointment of Danielle Matthews and Adam Przewlocki as Co-Artistic Directors to lead the Choir of Hard Knocks in the future.  After 13 years at the...
Bob Bright - INTRO_SPECTION : A Review

Bob Bright – INTRO_SPECTION : A Review

"Brilliant and full of surprises!" When an artist makes a transition in their music it is often difficult for their followers to accept.  Sometimes, it creates a furore! Bob Dylan moved from acoustic to electric based...

Don’t ban Michael Jackson’s music – talk about the accusations

Michael Jackson performing with guitarist Slash in 1999. Volker Dornberge/EPA Many of New Zealand’s major commercial radio stations, and its public broadcaster, are no longer playing the music of Michael Jackson. This decision comes after the...

We crunched the numbers on ten recent ‘world’s best guitarist’ lists. Where are the...

There are some great women guitarists but they struggle to make it into the rock canon. Shutterstock Who is currently regarded as the greatest guitarist of all time? It’s a hard question to answer but...

Roady4Roadies – March 10th & 24th 2019

Supporting those who made our dreams come true Roady4Roadies takes place nationally in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth on Sun 10th March and Adelaide on Sun 24th March. It is open to the public...

2 Guys and Their Songs

3 NIGHTS ONLY - February 21, 22 & 23. ADMISSION FREE. Food & Drinks served from 6PM onward SHOWTIME 8PM SHARP. Frank Howson is a songwriter,  performer, director, producer and singer and recently had the...
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What the folk? Whatever happened to Australia’s national folklife centre?

Poster for the 23rd National Folk Festival in Maleny, Qld, 1989. Since 1994, the Festival has been held in Canberra.  Courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive and Kim Brown, 462585. Most Australians know...
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Why UNESCO was right to add reggae to its cultural heritage list

Picture by Paul Weinberg When UNESCO announced that “the reggae music of Jamaica” had been added to its list of cultural products considered worthy of recognition, it was a reflection on the fact that reggae, which...
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Why Christians prefer classical music and non-believers like heavy metal

Christians go to fewer concerts and are less likely to listen to genres such as heavy metal. Shutterstock "Music in general has been moralised, feared, and suppressed by various authorities – both religious and...