Stars have been back for a couple of years now, yet unlike other Australian bands from the 1970s that have reformed, to call Stars a ‘heritage act’, would miss the point completely. What separates Stars from their peers is that although they honour their past, they continue to release new music that is both first-rate … Continue reading STARS Live Review – Canberra, November 28, 2019. In one word – compelling.
For several years now the Harmonie German Club has built a reputation as Canberra’s premier live music venue for country and blues – and tonight’s show is no exception, with 70’s Oz country rock greats Stars returning to the national Capital after a hiatus of many many years. In a two hour set of compelling … Continue reading STARS return to Canberra with a red hot performance and one of THE Australian albums of 2018 in ‘Boundary Rider’
Adelaide's Stars return to the nation's capital after many years this Thursday the 1st November at The Harmonie German Club in support of their highly rated new album, 'Boundary Rider'. Stars got together in Adelaide around '74 '75 , we were all from around the same neighbourhood and basically fell together through a love of … Continue reading STARS play Canberra 1 November 2018 in support of new LP ‘Boundary Rider’.
In a bygone era in Australia, when live rock ‘n’ roll was the dominate form of entertainment for kids, bands who had a large enough profile would tour different parts of the country and play to kids at Civic Centres, Community and Town Halls, Ovals, Parks and the like. Before rock n roll moved pretty … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Supernaut, HUSH and John Paul Young – Narrabundah Oval, Canberra, 1976
Gwyn Ashton is a musician who is revered by his peers. He has hordes of appreciative fans (mainly scattered throughout Europe), and has had his fair share of accolades placed upon him over the years – bestowing his prowess and originality as a guitar player. Original ? You bet. Master craftsman of his instrument ? … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Why Gwyn Ashton Is Not A Household Name?
What: Skyhooks 1975 Canberra Concert Poster Winning Bid: $192.50 AUS Starting Bids: $0.99 AUS Sale Date: 29 June 2013 Description: Original Skyhooks December '75 Summer Tour Poster "For Auction is an original Skyhooks December '75 Summer Tour poster The picture tells it all It's in fairly good condition. The edges are frayed and there are … Continue reading Guess What Mr Rockbrat Found On eBay ? Skyhooks 1975 Fraser Park Speedway Canberra Concert Poster
Who: Angels/Black Label Where: Vikings, Erindale A.C.T When: Fri 8 March 2013 What's that lyric in the Crue's Kick Start My Heart ? 'Some Years Gone By I'd Say We've Kicked Some Ass' ?.... uh-huh. I was reminded of that when I recently spent an evening at the feet of the no-nonsense Angel - Rick … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Angels + Black Label – Canberra, 8 March 2013