Rockbrat Wonders – Who will save Australian Rock ‘n’ Roll ?

Last Sunday evening I found myself channel surfing, and with no rugby league, baseball or decent historical documentary to watch - I landed on the industry backslapping night of nights known as the ARIA (or Australian Recording Industry Association) Awards. Powderfinger were on, and the kids were lapping it up. Powderfinger are a great example … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders – Who will save Australian Rock ‘n’ Roll ?

Rockbrat Remembers: The Manly Vale Hotel

 The Manly Vale Hotel at 250 Condamine Street, Manly Vale on Sydney's northern beaches was one of Sydney's premier suburban rock venues in the 70's, 80's and continued to host live bands up until the pubs demise in the mid 90s. Back in the 1980's, you didn't need to travel to a big Entertainment Centre … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: The Manly Vale Hotel