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WARREN FAHEY – AUSTRALIA: FOLK SONGS AND BUSH VERSE, VOLUME TWO

The second volume of William Fahey’s expansive compilation of Aussie music heritage, subtitled Celebration of the Nation, has for its subject the origins of … Read more

RINGO STARR – LIVE AT SOUNDSTAGE

Richard Starkey, a.k.a Ringo “not even the best drummer in the Beatles” Starr, has always been something of an anomaly. The other three went on … Read more

MIRIAM LIEBERMAN – WAKELI

Miriam Lieberman is something of a renaissance woman in the world of ethnic music in Australia; somehow she achieves the almost impossible in blending patterned … Read more

OI VA VOI – TRAVELLING THE FACE OF THE GLOBE

“Oi va voi!” apparently means “Oh, dear!” in Hebrew (thanks, Wiki!), which is perhaps an unfortunate name for a band. You don’t want to set … Read more

DECLAN KELLY AND THE RISING SUN – ADRIFT

Declan Kelly’s bio paints him as the boy from Bondi, but even a cursory listen puts him off the continent, soaking up soul, afro-funk, reggae … Read more

QUEENSRYCHE – AMERICAN SOLDIER

Seeing as though this highly American band have been around for 20 years or more, one will have huge expectations of what the major label … Read more

Love at Cumbersome corner – the ballad of Cumbersome corner – episode 21

The broker shop with the broken windows sells only broken things like hot TVs hot refrigerators divorcees wedding rings A woman walks by with thigh-high … Read more

J J CALE – ROLL ON

With a career as storied and well-regarded as J J Cale, there is potential for great excitement surrounding a new album from the ageing master. … Read more

LEE MEMORIAL – THE LIVES OF LEE MEMORIAL

Karl Smith (once the key figure of Melbournian indie-folksters Sodastream) hasn’t escaped Belle and Sebastian, not yet, but the first offering from his new project … Read more

BLACKCHORDS – BLACKCHORDS

From the opening strains, this debut from Victorian troupe Blackchords offers up an intriguing bent. Their epic alternative folk rock sounds emanate from somewhere East … Read more