Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Three’s Company – An interview with Steve Williams from The Feel Goods

It’s a cold, blustery night and Steve Williams, drummer for Melbourne blues rockers “The Feel Goods”, is rugged up and curled on the couch – a far cry from the manic, sweaty live performances that his band has built their reputation on.  The Feel Goods, founded in 2007 by Williams and guitarist/vocalist Evan Grant in …

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OneLove – Summer Festival Anthems 2012 Review

The OneLove series of dance compilations aims to give listeners a taste of the clubbing experience at home, with Summer Festival Anthems 2012 collecting two discs worth of festival favourites re-mixed by popular DJs. In a way, it does replicate the nightclub way quite well. As the beat crescendos using a single snare beat and …

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Galaxstare – A Time, Times and Half a Time Review

Sydney-based tenor saxophonist and bandleader Richard Maegraith returns with another modern jazz outing with Galaxstare (formerly The Richard Maegraith Band) in the form of A Time, Times and Half a Time. It has been five years since Maegraith and co. recorded their first album, Free Running, to critical praise and they have not lost their …

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Children Collide @ The Corner Hotel Gig Review

Local favourites Children Collide are back this year with a brand new album, titled ‘Monument,’ and have been touring this past month to promote the lead single, the funk-infused ‘Sword to a Gunfight.’ With drummer Ryan Caesar departing the band after this show, the Melbourne indie rockers gave a farewell to remember. Playing in front …

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Stony Joe – Brown Bread And Rice Review

Western Australian band and ‘Triple J Unearthed’ success story Stoney Joe are a country band with a twist. To accompany the traditional slide guitars, banjos and tales of sorrow, the band utilises a drum machine and vintage synthesiser to set them apart from the pack. It sounds like a questionable mix but the electronica elements …

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Iowa – Never Saw It Coming Review

Do you like grunge? Melbourne band Iowa really like grunge. They like it so much they decide to transport themselves back to the early 90’s for their debut album ‘Never Saw It Coming.’ Taking heavy cues from Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and early Silverchair, Iowa have recorded a throwback to an era where loose clothing and …

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The Exploders – Orche. Stratos. Pheric. Review

Melbourne blues rockers The Exploders are back with their third full-length album, ‘Orche. Stratos. Pheric,’ and this time around the Lake Colac boys have produced an LP full of foot-stomping goodness. A concept album centring on a child prodigy, The Exploders are at their eclectic best here, running the full gamut of rock and roll …

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Lana Del Rey – Born To Die Review

Since the release of ‘Video Games’ in the back half of 2011, there has been a lot of conjecture about the meteoric rise of Lizzie Grant A.K.A. Lana Del Rey. Rich parents, possible cosmetic procedures, wonky television performances and more of the kind of thing that makes a listener form an opinion before giving an …

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Learn To Stop Worrying and Love the Game

Hell hath no fury like a gamer scorned. With his keyboard for weapon, the mighty online warrior lets loose a flurry of barbs on the object of his derision, holding nothing back. It’s not enough to dislike a game; it has to be ‘the most disgusting game that I’ve even seen’ (Metacritic user on Modern …

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The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

This article can also been seen at http://www.weekendnotes.com/geek-pride-day/ Give me a few more cents in ad revenue. It’s a Thursday night, a night when many young adults decide to head to their favourite nightspot and paint the town red. Me? I’m glued to my computer monitor, wearing my Killer7 t-shirt (Google it), entranced by Skyrim, the …

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