J Wagner in the House
Sep04

J Wagner in the House

29 August 2016 Fayetteville Arkansas The day after a four-day music festival has a lot going for it.  It’s like peacefully bathing in a ray of sunshine. Today was Monday and it was not going to be rushed or raucous. Dawn and I went out for brunch (Arsaga’s Church and Centre – recommended!) and I spent quite some time at the Public Library, writing and travel organising.  That was followed by a short trip to Mount...

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Mick Thomas – Red Hill 3 June 2016
Jun27

Mick Thomas – Red Hill 3 June 2016

  Originally published on addictedtonoise.com.au Music on the Hill (MOTH) is a little gem of a venue.  Held monthly at the Red Hill Cricket Club rooms, it showcases Australian performers in an intimate setting, where the locals know how to respect the music. While waiting in line for the doors to open, we were able to watch some boys going through their footy drills in dim light on the adjacent oval.  A perfect setting (which was...

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Eric Burdon & the Animals – Live! May 2016
May26

Eric Burdon & the Animals – Live! May 2016

  Originally published on addictedtonoise.com.au   Eric Burdon and the Animals – 18 May 2016 Palais Theatre Melbourne Australia This, dear reader, has been a long time coming. The first album I fell in love with was the Mickie Most-produced 1966 compilation The Most of the Animals (owned by an elder brother).  Featuring songs by John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, Jimmy Reed, Sam Cooke and a host of originals, it was my...

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The Decemberists’ Beautiful World
Apr08

The Decemberists’ Beautiful World

The Decemberists – Hamer Hall Melbourne Australia 29 March 2016   Perfect acoustics. That’s my number one wish, once I’ve forked out the cash for a live show.  I can put up with lousy seats (or the lack of them), poor vantage points, people talking (well, almost!), short shows, costly admission and lack of artists’ communication on stage. A few days before at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall, I had witnessed Calexico and was disappointed...

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Leftover Salmon at The Ryman Auditorium Nashville
Jun06

Leftover Salmon at The Ryman Auditorium Nashville

  Leftover Salmon is celebrating fifteen years of one of its most memorable recordings experiences, The Nashville Sessions.  On September 15 2014, the performance at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville Tennessee (one of my favourite music places in the world) will be a one-of-a-kind reunion and a great opportunity for the band to relive that special recording experience with the fans in a live setting in a legendary place.  The...

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Bruce Springsteen and Melbourne
Feb17

Bruce Springsteen and Melbourne

More than 65,000 concert goers on Saturday and Sunday night were enthralled as Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band put on two epic concerts at Melbourne’s AAMI Park. The Saturday night concert included a surprise appearance from Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, who joined Bruce for a cover of AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell” and the Springsteen classic “Darkness On The Edge Of Town”. Bruce Springsteen’s long time...

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