Michael Bowser

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Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side at The Tote, Melbourne – Gig review and photos

July 23, 2010
Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side at The Tote, Melbourne – Gig review and photos

The Gig: Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side Where: The Tote, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia When: 17 July 2010 In One Word: Killer “Fuck Brisbane:  Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side are a national treasure.” There’s never been a great shortage of punters and press alike seeking to heap praise upon Brisbane’s...
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ROOT! hang up their hats

July 23, 2010
ROOT! hang up their hats

‘Tis a sad day indeed for Melbourne, and all of Australia for that matter.  ROOT! are set to hang up their cowboy hats and step away from the microphone. What follows is the latest press release from their management at Nibbles Music…read it an’ weep: “Like tumbleweeds blowing across the nature...
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The Beards interview – No surprises what we talked to this hairy muzzled band about…

July 16, 2010
The Beards interview – No surprises what we talked to this hairy muzzled band about…

The Beards from Adelaide, Australia are as funny as they are furry, as kooky as they are catchy.  Long-time beard-bearer Michael Bowser had the good fortune to speak with prophet-like bass-player Nathanial Beard, and bask in the glory of a beard decidedly longer and more impressive than his own. I’ll start...
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Umlaut interview – Müsic Vice talks to Bär McKinnon

July 7, 2010
Umlaut interview – Müsic Vice talks to Bär McKinnon

From the ashes of the legendary Mr Bungle have arisen many a great band, the best-known of which are Secret Chiefs 3 and Mike Patton’s countless and varied projects.  Saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist Clinton “Bär” McKinnon has been a little more “under-the-rader” since leaving Secret Chiefs behind and moving to Melbourne, Australia some years...
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Sex On Toast with Mandek Penha at The Toff In Town, Melbourne – Gig review and show photos

July 4, 2010
Sex On Toast with Mandek Penha at The Toff In Town, Melbourne – Gig review and show photos

The Gig: Sex On Toast with Mandek Penha Where: The Toff In Town, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia When: 30 June 2010 In One Word: Madness Right off the bat:  Impressive fucking crowd for a Wednesday night!  Until this evening I’d never been to “The Toff In Town”, but it turns out many...
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Album Review: Sister Sin – True Sound Of The Underground

July 1, 2010
Album Review: Sister Sin – True Sound Of The Underground

Title: True Sound Of The Underground Artist: Sister Sin Label: Victory Records/Stomp Released: 25 June 2010 In one word: Familiar This is a bit of a no-brainer, really, this one.  Basically, if you like 80s hair-metal bands a la Mötley Crüe, Judas Priest, Ratt et al, with slightly more “modern” production,...
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Album Review: William Control – Noir

June 29, 2010
Album Review: William Control – Noir

Title: Noir Artist: William Control Label: Victory Records/Stomp Released: 8 June 2010 In one word: Promising William Control is apparently the lead singer of a band called Aiden, a group I’ve yet to have the pleasure of, but after this album I’m at least curious enough to have a listen.  An...
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Root! with The Decoys at The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne – Gig review and photos

June 27, 2010
Root! with The Decoys at The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne – Gig review and photos

The Gig: Root! with The Decoys Where: The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia When: 26 June 2010 In One Word: Heartbreaking I promised my long-suffering editor this’d be the last article I write about Root! for a few months, and as fate would have it, this is apparently their last gig...
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Album Review: Jurojin – The Living Measure Of Time

June 23, 2010
Album Review: Jurojin – The Living Measure Of Time

Title: The Living Measure Of Time Artist: Jurojin Label: Majestic Elder Recordings/Stomp Released: 25 June 2010 In one word: Insipid Let’s begin with a quote from the press release for the “introductory mini-album” from this band, shall we? “London, UK, early 2008: a musical experiment was put in motion between friends. ...
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Root interview – We chat with DC Root from the infamous Australian band Root!

June 22, 2010
Root interview – We chat with DC Root from the infamous Australian band Root!

DC Root is, whether he bloody well likes it or not, one of the “elder spokesmen” of the Melbourne – nay, AUSTRALIAN – music scene.  His current band, Root!, having been gigging a bit of late to promote their last album, Surface Paradise, an epic journey which lays the vacuousness of...
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