Michael Bowser

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Errata interview – Melbourne jazzcore band talk about their jazz-metal vision and, er, William Shatner

October 25, 2010
Errata - Melbourne based jazz-metal band

Melbourne’s Errata are a rather, erm, “strange” band.  Stranger still is the fact that they chose to have an enigmatic figure calling himself “Henry Spencer” answer questions on their behalf…oh, and according to their Myspace, William Shatner is in the band too.  Read on at your own peril. So, I hear...
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Album Review: Interpol – Interpol

October 21, 2010
Interpol - Interpol album cover

Title: Interpol Artist: Interpol Label: Matador/Soft Limit Released: 7 September 2010 In one word: Hmmm What the..?  An almost “upbeat” Interpol album?  What next, a “goth” album from The Spice Girls?!  Dearie me. Not that Interpol have only ever been purveyors of Doom ‘n’ Gloom:  They’ve certainly always had a “groovy”...
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Album Review: Laneous & The Family Yah – Found Things

October 6, 2010
Laneous and The Family Yah - Found Things

Title: Found Things Artist: Laneous & The Family Yah Label: Birdfire Records (Australia) Released: 1 October 2010 In one word: Groovy Who was it said that Motown is dead?  It sure as heck ain’t in Laneous & The Family Yah’s neck-of-the-woods.  Nor, it seems, is Zappa, or older-school rap, or upon...
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The Laurels and The Demon Parade at Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne – Gig review and show photos

September 26, 2010
The Demon Parade at Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne, 25 September 2010 - photo by Michael Bowser, Music Vice

The Gig: The Laurels with The Demon Parade and The Priory Dolls Where: Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia When: 25 September 2010 In One Word: Stoned Okay, just a quick clarification of this article’s “In One Word” description:  No, your honour, I had not partaken of any illicit substances prior to this evening’s show;...
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Album review: Brandon Flowers – Flamingo

September 23, 2010
Brandon Flowers - Flamingo

Title: Flamingo Artist: Brandon Flowers Label: Island, Vertigo Released: 3 September 2010 In one word: Unadulterated It’s safe to say The Killers are a fairly divisive band:  For every self-professed “music lover” who opines that they have come to put rock and/or pop music in their respective graves, there’s another who...
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Skipping Girl Vinegar at The Toff In Town, Melbourne – Gig review

September 21, 2010
Skipping Girl Vinegar at The Toff In Town, Melbourne - photo by Michael Bowser, Music Vice

The Gig: Skipping Girl Vinegar Where: The Toff In Town, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia When: 18 September 2010 In One Word: Gleeful I’ll come clean “right off the bat”, as they say, and admit that this will be one of the shortest reviews I’ll ever write because:  A. I missed the opening...
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Regurgitator at The Hi-Fi, Melbourne – Gig review and show photos

September 20, 2010
Regurgitator at The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, 17 September 2010 - photo by Michael Bowser, Music Vice

The Gig: Regurgitator with Rat Vs Possum and Laneous & The Family Yah Where: The Hi-Fi Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia When: 17 September 2010 In One Word: Bouncing A press release I recently received featured a quote comparing the frontman of Laneous & The Family Yah to Mike Patton, and while...
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Ennis Tola at The Espy, Melbourne – Gig review and show photos

September 11, 2010
Ennis Tola at The Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne, 9 September 2010 - photo by Michael Bowser, Music Vice

The Gig: Ennis Tola with Lan Party, Mandek Penha and Three Phase Where: The Espy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia When: 9 September 2010 In One Word: Eclectic It’s a Thursday night at The Esplanade Hotel (affectionately known as “The Espy” in these parts), and while it’s hardly packed, it’s a decent enough...
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The Bedroom Philosopher at Northcote Social Club, Melbourne – Gig review and show photos

September 7, 2010
The Bedroom Philosopher at Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, 4 September 2010 - photo Michael Bowser, Music Vice

The Gig: The Bedroom Philosopher with The Boat People and Pinky Beecroft & The White Russians Where: Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia When: 4 September 2010 In One Word: Entertainment! It’s not always that I arrive in time to catch the first of a three-band line-up, but when an evening’s...
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Sex on Toast at The Empress Hotel, Melbourne – Gig review and show photos

August 29, 2010
Sex On Toast do it in the ear! - photo by Michael Bowser, Music Vice

The Gig: Sex On Toast and Mamushka Where: The Empress Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia When: 25 August 2010 In One Word: Sensational First question:  How many fucking bands is Melbourne’s Angus Leslie in?  Second question:  How the fuck does he always manage to get so many bloody people out to said...
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