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Readers: 17670
Subscribers: 6
Articles: 44
Comments: 17
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My WeekendNotes - 44
As a massive fan of live music, I boycotted this place for a number of years. It used to be one of the best small live... [more]
Jamey Jasta's voice sounds like he's been screaming his lungs out in a brutal hardcore act for almost 20 years. Funn... [more]
25/02/2012 - 05/03/2012
St Jude's is a relatively new restaurant, wine bar and cafe located smack bang in the middle of the famous Brunswick... [more]
At the risk of stating the blatantly obvious, American rock band Switchfoot are far from the heaviest band on the So... [more]
25/02/2012 - 05/03/2012
Sometimes it truly takes an eternity to become an overnight success. This UK band has only come to prominence in the... [more]
Similar to his main band Porcupine Tree, and possibly even more so, Steven Wilson's solo works take a while to get y... [more]
The St Kilda Festival is one of Melbourne's happiest and most enjoyable music events, and that's saying something. O... [more]
12/02/2012
Amy Lee from American gothic rock outfit Evanescence turned 30 years old in December 2011. Her band formed in 1995, ... [more]
23/03/2012 - 29/03/2012
Are Jane's Addiction the most on again, off again, back on again band in history? They seem to have split up several... [more]
Many people may think that British act Bush is an early to mid nineties one hit wonder band, with their 1994 album S... [more]
I am an unabashed fan of Nightwish, and indeed many of their female fronted, symphonic gothic rock/metal contemporar... [more]
Wow, I'm really surprised. Surprised at how this album has got under my skin. This normally heavy band have teamed u... [more]
Band names can be funny things, and the way bands come up with them can be just as curious. Sometimes they just appe... [more]
25/02/2012 - 05/03/2012
You can be forgiven for being a little confused about long running English Doom Metal band Cathedral. In early 2011,... [more]
25/02/2012 - 05/03/2012
South Africa is better known for its cricketing and rugby playing prowess and former apartheid laws than the great r... [more]
01/02/2012 - 07/02/2012
The bill of the almighty Soundwave Festival is so overwhelming, that it may be possible for some bands to get a little l... [more]
25/02/2012 - 05/03/2012
For well over a decade and a half, Richmond, Virginia's Lamb of God have been flying the flag of uncompromising American... [more]
25/02/2012 - 05/12/2011
Returning for its second year, Youth Network The Push's Fed Square Live series of showcase concerts in the heart of Melb... [more]
08/12/2011 - 27/01/2012
Live Music Venue Series - Part 2: The Evelyn Hotel (For Part 1: The Esplanade Hotel click here) The Brunswick Stree... [more]
"I enjoyed the book more than the film." is an often heard statement. Maybe this is because books generally go into ... [more]
01/09/2011 - 01/02/2012
A slightly unusual name for a pub, especially one that emphasises its food as a major attraction. A bit of a strange vib... [more]
The bar/café/restaurant trade is a tenuous one, with the amount of venues that close down regularly around town evidence... [more]
Live Music Venues Series - Part 1: The Esplanade Hotel To say this pub is a live music icon in Melbourne is not reall... [more]
Perfectly positioned in the centre, eastern side, of the High Street Northcote eating and entertainment precinct, this c... [more]
Don't be fooled or put off by the rather dark and rickety staircase that you must traverse to get to this Smith Street, ... [more]
This strangely named café/restaurant in the heart of the Brunswick Street precinct is a very sleek and slick operation i... [more]
Just three to four hours up the Hume Highway North East of Melbourne lies an absolute gem of a weekend or holiday destin... [more]
Tim Finn's history speaks for itself. Almost 40 years of penning some of the most iconic music that this, or any other c... [more]
03/11/2011 - 08/01/2012
Truly old school pubs are difficult to find these days, especially in the inner city. Even venture out to the outer subu... [more]
What a complex this is, Revolver Arcade on Chapel Street in Prahran is quite a unique and remarkable place. Contained wi... [more]
The suburb of Balaclava in Melbourne's south east may not be the best known or most desirable culinary destination in su... [more]
It's always amazing to talk to a legend. To talk to one so down to earth and easy going doubly so. Iva Davies has been w... [more]
09/12/2011 - 11/12/2011
Including: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009); The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009); The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets... [more]
A forgotten part of town 10 to 15 years ago, High Street Northcote has become a real centre for restaurants, cafes and l... [more]
When it comes to Brunswick Street institutions, or indeed culinary institutions of any location or persuasion, Joe's Gar... [more]
Not much can be said about the illustrious history of this most iconic and interesting of metal bands that hasn't alread... [more]
15/12/2011 - 20/12/2011
You may think that ice cream stores are much of a muchness, but this one has got a special something about it. Something... [more]
It may be a little hard to believe, but Melbourne rock institution The Living End are pushing up towards 20 years togeth... [more]
20/01/2011 - 05/02/2011
Wil Anderson has been described as "the rock star of the Australian comedy world,' however the man himself declares the ... [more]
14/10/2011 - 19/11/2012
Many of the Australian movies made in the last 20 years have been fairly dour and humourless affairs about death, murder... [more]
Stunning is the best word to describe Vue De Monde, one of Melbourne's, and indeed Australia's finest and most exclusive... [more]
The Aquarium has only been around for a little over a year, but seemingly overnight, this new bakery café has become an ... [more]
A veritable wasteland 10 to 15 years ago, High Street Northcote has become a real centre for restaurants, cafes and live... [more]
The Workshop on Elizabeth Street at the top end of the city is an interesting spot. It's somewhat hard to find, although... [more]