Russell Morris: Van Diemen’s Land

Aussie legend and ARIA Hall of Fame inductee Russell Morris is back with new album Van Diemen's Land - the second in a trilogy which shares stories of our nation's past. His historically inspired album features special guests from bands including Midnight Oil, The Living End, Daddy Cool, and Chain. Russell tells us why it's [...]

Dave Graney: a Humble ’90s Rocker

Hardcore guitarist, songwriter and performer Dave Graney has been hailed as a ‘cryptic rock voyager’, a ‘tooled up clown’, and a ‘freewheeling champ’ during his 25 year album career. The ‘90s rocker shares the ups and downs of his career in the Aussie music industry.STEPH: You've said your music is loaded with ideas and emotions- [...]

“The Future of Music”: Lolo Lovina

When you live in a multicultural society, world music is right at your doorstep. Aussie band Lolo Lovina have brought together musicians from all corners of Europe to create a melting pot of gypsy madness, and are bringin’ their thang to the Homestead on February 7. Lead singing gypsy Sarah Bedak tell us why Lolo [...]

Zombies, Lesbians, and Tasmanian Film: Rebecca Thomson

Rebecca Thomson is modest when it comes to her knowledge of the silver screen.“I definitely cannot describe myself as a film buff,” Rebecca admits.“I hang out with people who quote from feature films and they just pull references here or there. I’ve seen the same films and I can’t remember anything – I’m left with [...]

Back from the Other Side: Tumbleweed

A lot of the ‘90s bands we knew and loved got lost in the passing of time. It’s rare to hear our old favourite groups rejoin to release new material – but that’s just what Aussie band Tumbleweed have done after 15 years. If you’ve wondered where they’ve been, they’ll share their Sounds from the [...]

Still Rocking – with Australia’s Best Guitarist Kevin Borich

Kevin Borich knows a little about Aussie rock. After all, the guitarist has been on the scene for over four decades and has supported and performed with the likes of ACDC, Ron Wood, Richie Blackmore, Status Quo, Elton John, John Mayall, and Santana. Kevin will hit Tassie this December with his very own Kevin Borich [...]

Bearing it All with Dave Hosking: Boy and Bear to hit Tassie

With sell out shows in Australia’s capital cities, Boy and Bear are heading to Hobart’s Wrest Point Showroom this November to rock Tassie fans with their Under a Southern Sun tour. Singer/ songwriter Dave Hosking overcomes a massive hangover to chat about his experiences with Boy and Bear. Boy and Bear broke onto the scene [...]

Beer and Bamboo

The Bamboos are popularly known as the funkiest musos to step onto the scene since James Brown. The Melbourne funk-soul band have released five albums and toured across the world, infecting numerous countries with a revival of the best music to come out of the '60s and '70s. The Bamboos will release their newest album [...]

From Dolls to Femmes: a chat with Brian Viglione

When you're in the midst of an identity crisis and pondering the meaning of your life, the first thing you'd expect is to receive an email from one of your favourite bands, asking you to become a member. Right? Well, maybe not – but when you're Brian Viglione, anything's possible. The charismatic Dresden Dolls drummer [...]

Brian Ritchie talks summer at MONA

By Stephanie Eslake If you think Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art is just about digestion machines and walls plastered with female genitalia, you’re missing out. The museum’s growing contribution to Tasmanian culture does not stop at its provocative art displays. Similarly, its music scene is not restricted to the celebrations of MONA FOMA. [...]