The seminal legends that are Ed Kuepper (The Saints, Laughing Clowns) and Jim White (Dirty Three) finally made their way to MONA (Museum of Old & New Art) in Hobart to deliver two shows, one on Friday and one on Saturday, within the impressive confines of The Nolan Gallery. The duo played their way through …

Every now and then, a full-length LP/CD comes along that stops you dead in your tracks.  Snowcap Menace is unmistakably one such album. The brainchild of Australian folk-rock husband & wife duo, Jeff Lang and Alison Ferrier, Snowcap Menace is a virtual cornucopia of the pair’s musical influences and varying styles, ranging from blues, ethno-folk …

We’ve interviewed them, reviewed their last album (which was listed by Backseat Mafia in the top 100 releases of last year), and now we had a chance to see the magnificent Holy Holy tread the boards in the much COVID delayed but highly anticipated ‘Hello My Beautiful World’ tour. This was a magnificence performance, buoyed …

Following cancellations in both 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19 and the devastating floods in Northern New South Wales in March 2022, Bluesfest came back in its’ 33rd iteration, bigger and better than ever. A large contingent of Australian artists were named in the initial artist announcements, with Bluesfest committing to getting the music industry …

Following an almost 2 year wait, Rolling Blackouts C.F. finally made their way down to Hobart to deliver their promised duo of shows at Altar. A 5.30 p.m. “matinee” show was played to a near-capacity crowd, and was soon followed by a later, sold-out 9.00 p.m. show. The 3 pronged guitar/vocal attack of Fran Keaney …

It was with a large slice of excited anticipation that I attended this gig.  Two of Tassie’s finest post-punk exponents provided support for a band from Melbourne with the most “unusual” of names, Dr. Sure’s Unusual Practice. Dr Sure are a part of the Marthouse Records stable, which is owned by the band’s leader, Dougal …

Thanks to the good folk at Love Police Touring, Cedric Burnside returned to Australia for his fourth tour.  The three-times Grammy-nominated artist brought his Gospel of Mississippi Hill Country blues to the Apple Isle, with shows in Launceston, Hobart and Port Cygnet. This year’s visit Down Under was a welcome relief to those who were …