Spank; the Eidelweiss Dance Troupe; Cinema Prague; Beaverloop, Fly By Night, June 1, 1996

The Electric Mistress CD launch was always going to be huge – you could tell by Spank’s collective fingers bitten to the quick and the poster glue on their clothing. And as Spank guitarist Sam Hobbs jigged at the side of the stage to Beaverloop with over five hundred punters in the house, you could … Continue reading “Spank; the Eidelweiss Dance Troupe; Cinema Prague; Beaverloop, Fly By Night, June 1, 1996”

Squidfinger; Circus Murders; Cinema Prague, Metropolis, May 22, 1996

With a vast sea of fresh, frantic faces mingling with the local constabulary for the start of Kiss My WAMI volume 3, the Metropolis atmosphere was, for some, a bitter-sweet occasion. As the new look Fremantle ‘cleaners’ hovered about – badges and truncheons symbolising the new family-orientated Fremantle – the kids put their feet and … Continue reading “Squidfinger; Circus Murders; Cinema Prague, Metropolis, May 22, 1996”

Spiderbait; Cinema Prague, Newport Hotel, October 23, 1995

With Melbourne’s Spiderbait drawing huge crowds of punters all weekend, there was no doubt the evening’s entertainment was to multiply with the deft wizardry of Cinema Prague. Firing up immediately with Clean Sheets and Hangman, the trio who are still the most indefinable group I have ever seen bent the crowd whatever way they wanted … Continue reading “Spiderbait; Cinema Prague, Newport Hotel, October 23, 1995”

Cinema Prague; Spank; Left Nut, All Ages, Halls Head Tavern, Mandurah, August 26, 1995

apologies for the word count Sue, but I grew up near and within this soul-destroying area and this project needs attention. If it doesn’t suit Revue thematics could you please pass it on, or at least the angst, to the right department. Ta. Choices are vast for people in Perth. Oh, so you disagree? Cry … Continue reading “Cinema Prague; Spank; Left Nut, All Ages, Halls Head Tavern, Mandurah, August 26, 1995”

Mental Notes: May 2002

TAIPEI–Peso playlist slow Sunday May 12. You may notice tons of Australian music creeping in. If you see a band that you know little of, use the SEARCH box to the right of every page. For eg., see Underground Lovers, Verona, Cinema Prague and Humbug. Also, Adam in HK Sat 18th.

Mudslinger, Murdoch University, January 4, 1997

Several reviews which went into a bigger piece. erm, it’s a bit brief ain’t it! maybe we should all pool resources and buy some ad space for the actual text in this thing … adm. Following a week of face-melting temperatures, Saturday proved to be just the day to break out the long socks and … Continue reading “Mudslinger, Murdoch University, January 4, 1997”

Herbie Hancock, Tuesday November 12, 1996

The Regal Theatre, Subiaco Ably assisted by the most astute Mr Rex Horan, Bmus., and Cinema Prague bassplayer virtuoso. It has long been the tradition of jazz artists to take popular tunes and adapt them into “standards”. Herbie Hancock’s latest album, The New Standard, has the prodigious pianist/composer lending his deft hand to numbers by … Continue reading “Herbie Hancock, Tuesday November 12, 1996”

Outstation; Butternut, MX and the Grosvenor Hotel, February 17, 1996

A two stage, single location gig like this is always a treat with loud riffsters Outstation in MX, followed soon after by the Frock (women in rock) supergroup Butternut in the Grosvenor frontroom. With the carnivale jocks-in-frocks spreading between the two events – more of this later – Outstation drew upon their broad range of … Continue reading “Outstation; Butternut, MX and the Grosvenor Hotel, February 17, 1996”