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Album Review: Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You really Feel

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Live: Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart 13/05/2018

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News: Dark Mofo Festival

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Nipaluna/Hobart band TEENS have just released a pounding, throbbing slice of visceral rock in their new single ‘Burning Bridges’ An ambulant almost filthy funk bass throbs it’s way throughout the track – a long introductory instrumental build up creates a sense of anticipation before the songs launches with its distant vocals and slamming pace. Guitars …

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The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) announced today that one of the rarest, most valuable pieces of music ever created, the Wu-Tang Clan’s fabled Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, will be part of upcoming exhibition, Namedropping. For a limited time, visitors can see the album on display, with limited access to public …

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Old Hobart put on two spectacular shows last night. Firstly, Aurora Australis made a magnificent entrance, draping her spectacular jewels across the firmament, visible to the naked eye. Then in the subterranean basement of the University of Tasmania Uni Bar, Jet, Sophisticated Dingo and Lennon Wells would have torn down the roof and given us …

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Tahi are a relatively new phenomena in the southern city of Hobart, but in their short life span so far have released a series of highly impressive and utterly delectable singles, as well as playing some dynamic live shows. They have now released a new single, ‘Wolf Grin’ ahead of a few more lived dates …

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Rowan Smith is songwriter and founding member of Melbourne bands Macguffins and Barefoot as well as writing a series of solo albums. The MacGuffins played between 1988 and 1992 before recently reforming and have links to the Underground Lovers with Philippa Nihill a member. Smith has just released a solo album entitled ‘in the key …

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Like an influencer on Ozempic, Dark Mofo returns this year in a very slimmed down form but without the nausea and a lot more agile as a result. And hopefully this is just a pause before normal services resume next year, in rude health. Despite the initial impression from an announcement earlier this year that …

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When you put together the incredible musical skills of songwriter/multi instrumentalist and producer Martin Kennedy and the vivid and unbounded imagination of the legendary Steve Kilbey, you get something far greater than the constituent parts in Kilbey/Kennedy. Seemingly forming part of a triptych with earlier collaborations ‘Jupiter 13’ and ‘The Strange Life of Persephone Nimbus’ …

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Desert-blues pioneers, Tinariwen, have announced an eight-date tour of New Zealand and Australia in May/June of this year. The tour begins in New Zealand before winging its’ way across the Tasman to span the breadth of Australia, from Hobart and Fremantle through to Brisbane and Adelaide with appearances at Vivid Festival in Sydney and Rising …

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One of Australia’s best punk exponents, the brilliant A. Swayze and the Ghosts from niaplauna/Hobart, have made a blazing return to the scene with their new single ‘Cool Cucumber’. It’s been four long years since their debut album ‘Paid Salvation’ (see my review here) and the new single is a satisfying electric shock to the …

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Very privileged to have had Queens Of The Stone Age play twice in Hobart during the Museum of Old & New Art’s MONA Foma Festival 2024. These shots are from the band’s performance on the lawns of MONA on the first week of the festival, Friday 16.02.2024.

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