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Singin' in the Rain Melbourne Premiere at Her Majesty's Theatre on Saturday 14 May 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Singin’ In The Rain Is World Class Theatre For Melbourne #REVIEW

by Paul Cashmere

The success of the newest Australian production of ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ is simple. Take a classic story, mix with a cast of great actors and then just add water … literally.

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Spirit of the Anzacs

Spirit Of The Anzacs Is Biggest One-Week Seller Of 2015 So Far

by Paul Cashmere

The ‘Spirit of the Anzacs’ album is the biggest one week seller so far this year (disregarding compilations).

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Outkast, Photo By Ian Laidlaw

Review: Splendour In The Grass 2014

by Anthony Barton

Splendour In The Grass returned to the North Byron Parklands in 2014 with perhaps their best lineup yet!

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Keith Urban, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2014 photo by Ros O'Gorman

Keith Urban And Nicole Kidman Spend 8th Anniversary At Work SETLIST

by Paul Cashmere

Keith Urban brought his wife to work to celebrate their 8th wedding anniversary. Urban was performing at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena while Nicole Kidman was dancing away at the back of the room.

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John Butler Trio

John Butler Trio Play Melbourne REVIEW INTERVIEW

by Cristi Smirnakos

Kicking off their first extensive Australian tour in 4 years, The John Butler Trio were welcomed to a crowd of controlled fans as they stepped on stage to embark on their first Melbourne show of the “Flesh & Blood” tour.

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Dub FX - Live

Live Review: Dub FX & Opiuo, Melbourne, March 28

by Anthony Barton

World-renowned street performer and loop artist Dub FX, teamed up with the glitch-beat genius Opiuo, for a banging sell-out at Melbourne’s 170 Russell.

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Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Nine Inch Nails, Queens of The Stone Age, Brody Dalle Play Melbourne

by Paul Cashmere

Queens of the Stone Age formed in 1996, but Josh Homme had already passed veteran performer stage after forming Kyuss in 1987.

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Scott Owen, The Living End, Soundwave, Melbourne, Photo, Ros O'Gorman

Review: Soundwave 2014, Melbourne

by Anthony Barton

Soundwave, Australia’s yearly metal-fest, wrapped up its Melbourne leg at Flemington Racecourse on February 28th.

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One Direction, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Ros O'Gorman, Photo

Review: One Direction’s First Melbourne Concert

by Anthony Barton

One of the world’s biggest bands are in town and Noise 11 sent a reluctant Anthony Barton along for the ride.

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Mariah Carey Jupiters Gold Coast Show 2013: Photo Gerry Nicholls

REVIEW: Mariah Carey, Etihad Stadium, Melbourne – 5 Jan, 2013

by Tim Cashmere

A lot has been made of Mariah Carey’s last couple of shows. Her Gold Coast show was plagued with sound problems and poor reviews popped up for both her Gold Coast and Sydney shows. I am here to tell you not to believe the tall-poppy-cutting hype.

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Primal Scream - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

REVIEW: Meredith Music Festival 2012

by Tim Cashmere

Meredith is getting old. Twenty two years old. That’s pretty old in festival-years. But with age comes wisdom and that wisdom showed in one of the strongest festival line-ups this country has ever seen down at the infamous supernatural amphitheatre on the weekend.

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Russell Brand: Photo Mary Boukouvalas

Russell Brand brings the house and some pants down at Rod Laver on his “I am a Walrus” tour

by Anna-Maria Megalogenis

If ever there was a comedian who epitomises bacchanalian hedonism with a faux messianic complex, and self professed love of women or “night wives”, it would be Russell Brand. Labels aside, Russell is articulate, funny and self deprecating and “I am a Walrus” is testament to this as we shall see later.

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The War On Drugs

Review: The War On Drugs In Melbourne

by Zak Hepburn

A live set by The War On Drugs is akin to having a wave of euphoria splash directly into your face.

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Archie Roach: Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Archie Roach Premieres ‘Into The Bloodstream’ At AWME

by Tim Cashmere

The 2012 Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME) kicked off tonight with legendary Aussie country singer Archie Roach premiering tunes from his latest album Into The Bloodstream with the help of a few special guests.

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Dappled Cities

REVIEW: DAPPLED CITIES, Corner Hotel

by Zak Hepburn

The Sydney outfit DAPPLED CITIES clearly come to life when performing live.

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Youth Lagoon

REVIEW: YOUTH LAGOON, Corner Hotel 29 July 2012

by Zak Hepburn

The atmospheric and soothing sounds of Youth Lagoon with the moniker of fresh-faced 22-year-old Trevor Powers proved to be a minimalist invitation for dreamers to close out the weekend.

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Howler

Review: Zulu Winter / Howler / Friends, Corner Hotel, 24th July 2012

by Zak Hepburn

A buzz band triple bill at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel provides a sensational Splendor side show experience!

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Jack White, Photo Ros O'Gorman

REVIEW: JACK WHITE, Festival Hall, 26 July 2012

by Andrew Tijs

Jack White, with all his might and an all-girl band and a deep catalogue, can’t beat the gulag atmosphere of Festival Hall.

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Ghostface Killah

REVIEW: Ghostface Killah, Chino XL, DOOM – The Forum, Melbourne – 9 June 2012

by Andrew Tijs

Wu-Tang breakout star Ghostface Killah, super-hero-producer DOOM, and savage tongue Chino XL deliver true hip-hop to the troops.

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Zola Jesus

REVIEW: Zola Jesus, The Toff, Melbourne, 2 June 2012

by Zak Hepburn

Zola Jesus’ first Melbourne show presents an epic, iconoclastic sound, full of dark evocative beauty.

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Prince image by NPG Records

Prince Takes To The Stage at Bennett’s Lane Jazz Club, Melboune

by Tim Cashmere

After weeks of rumours, Prince gave a tiny and lucky Melbourne crowd a stellar and extremely intimate performance at Bennett’s Lane Jazz Club tonight.

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Brian Jonestown Massacre - Image by Damien Loverso

REVIEW: The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Forum Theatre, May 19, 2012

by Zak Hepburn

Notorious psych act The Brian Jonestown Massacre scramble brains with the Raveonettes at the Forum Theatre.

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The 5.6.7.8.s

REVIEW: The 5.6.7.8’s, The Tote Hotel, Melbourne, April 24, 2012

by Zak Hepburn

As the 5.6.7.8’s took their places on the infamous stage of Melbourne’s iconic Tote Band Room, the sold out audience was rife for the distinct brand of powderpuff rockabilly the Japanese rockers are known for.

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Husky Gawenda of the band Husky - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

REVIEW: Husky, Corner Hotel, Melbourne, April 19, 2012

by Zak Hepburn

Arriving on stage before a sold out Corner Hotel audience, Husky received a warm welcome fitting for the return of the prodigal sons of Melbourne’s music scene.

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First Aid Kit

REVIEW: Golden Plains Festival, March 10 – 12, 2012

by Tim Cashmere

Golden Plains turned six on the weekend, and what better way to usher in a fairly insignificant birthday than with one of the greatest indie lineups ever put together in this country.

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Soundgarden, Chris Cornell - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

REVIEW: Soundgarden, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne

by Tim Cashmere

Soundgarden played the Big Day Out in 1997 and after two shows in Hawaii in their way back across the Pacific, decided to end their half-decade of riff-fuelled global domination.

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Dinner in the Sunset (Photo by Tim Cashmere)

Happy 21st Birthday, Meredith. Thanks For Inviting Me

by Tim Cashmere

The Meredith Music Festival has turned 21 years old with another dusty year of killer music and hazy memories and Noise11 were there to soak it all in.

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Cold Chisel. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.

REVIEW – Cold Chisel, Rochford Winery, 19th November, 2011

by Tim Cashmere

“We’re not used to playing in fancy wineries. We used to play in mining towns.” This was the line from Jimmy Barnes that summed up the awkward feeling I had in my guts about seeing Cold Chisel in the picturesque Yarra Valley. Something about it didn’t feel right and while that feeling seemed lost on

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Portishead - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Harvest Presents The Gathering: Disaster or Masterpiece?

by Tim Cashmere

The inaugural Harvest Festival kicked off yesterday in Melbourne with a slew of spectacular performances.

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Phil Collins – Going Back

Phil Collins – Going Back

by Paul Cashmere

Phil Collins and I do have something in common. For our whole lives we have loved soul music, although there is a considerable generation gap between Collins and I, we have both grown up with the style and as such, Motown is a big part of our lives. When he announced an album of Motown

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