Tagged:australia

EASYFEVER REVISITED!!

Exciting news for Aussie rock and ‘60s fans! The ABC’s Easybeats mini-series is now in production!

Read More Posted Tue 9 May 2017

Farewell, Fred

Sad and sudden news just in – John Clarke, of ABC’s political satirists Clarke & Dawe, and of course, the genius behind character Fred Dagg - has passed away. Clarke, who was born in NZ, but spent much of his life in Oz, died on Sunday.

Read More Posted Tue 11 Apr 2017

Inner City Sounds

Fans of Australian punk, post-punk, new wave etc should check out our Inner City Sounds playlist, featuring the likes of the Boys Next Door, The Saints, Radio Birdman, Laughing Clowns, the Go Betweens, the Triffids, Died Pretty, Models, Celibate Rifles and more.

Read More Posted Tue 28 Mar 2017

Dragon Get More Than Mince

Dragon breathed musical fire across Australasia at their peak in the late 1970s. But before that, the band was playing in Sydney for payment in mince. Todd Hunter remembers the night the boys got themselves a record deal.

Read More Posted Sat 18 Mar 2017

GUNS N’ ROSES – THE BASTARD SONS OF AUSSIE PUB ROCK?

How much of the band’s sound was influenced by the glory days of Aussie pub rock? Here are five (and a half?) Aussie pub rock acts who, it could be argued, had some sort of influence on Guns N’ Roses’ early days.

Read More Posted Thu 16 Mar 2017

Aussie Crawl Light Up

The first in our interview series from the vaults, thanks to Aussie radio legend Trevor Smith. The boys from Australian Crawl look back on being rebellious teens, acting cool...

Read More Posted Fri 3 Mar 2017

THE SOUND OF THE SUBURBS: FROM FUGS TO FOOTY TO FACEBOOK WITH DAVE WARNER

Dave Warner is closely aligned with the pub rock sounds that infiltrated the suburbs in the late 70s & 80s, yet his influences are anything but mainstream and his songs anything but straight ahead rock songs.

Read More Posted Fri 3 Mar 2017

THE POWER & THE PASSION

We caught up with author Michael Lawrence on his new book ‘Midnight Oil: The Power & The Passion’, and his previous tome ‘Cold Chisel: Wild Colonial Boys’.

Read More Posted Fri 17 Feb 2017

SUNNYBOYS GO BACK TO THE BEGINNINGS

This weekend sees the start of the latest run of gigs by Sydney’s legendary Sunnyboys... and some very special guests!

Read More Posted Fri 3 Feb 2017

VALE AURIEL ANDREW

Sad news in regarding the passing of legendary indigenous country singer Auriel Andrew.

Read More Posted Wed 4 Jan 2017

Leonard Love, Down Under-Style

Australia loved Leonard Cohen, so it’s kind of surprising that more Aussie artists haven’t covered his songs. There have been a few of course - Nick Cave, Jimmy Barnes... So let’s pay tribute with some of the best.

Read More Posted Fri 30 Dec 2016

More great news for Ol’ 55 fans

The band will be appearing on the Nine Network’s iconic Carols By Candlelight on Christmas Eve, and interviewed on Today Extra tomorrow - don't miss 'em!

Read More Posted Tue 20 Dec 2016