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Almanac Music: Jeff Lang at the Trinity Sessions

With live music slowly making a comeback, Greg A went to see Jeff Lang perform as part of the Trinity Sessions. He was blown away by Lang’s marvellous musical skills on a fine night.

Almanac Music: Live again with Died Pretty

Remember live music? Died Pretty finally got to play their much delayed gig at the Croxton Park Hotel. Mick Symons was glad to be there.

Almanac Memoir (and Music): ‘Maybe’ by Split Enz

This Friday’s piece from KD, although quite brief, covers a great deal of territory, including mid-1970s Sydney, the Opera House, King’s Cross, a family holiday, and an encounter with early Split Enz.

Almanac Music: ‘The Weight” (Live at the Royal Albert Hall) – The Band

‘Music from the Big Pink’ was the first album released by The Band and includes their timeless classic ‘The Weight. Have a listen to a live version of this classic song.

Almanac Music: Stereo Stories at the Bendigo Writers Festival

The Bendigo Writers Week is shortly upon us. The Stereo Stories Team is part of the programme and will be presenting ten stories in stereo.

Almanac Music: Brian Cadd at the Trinity Sessions

Greg A reports on Brian Cadd’s performance at The Trinity Sessions in Adelaide.

Almanac Footy: One quarter at a time

The ups and downs of Round 1’s Essendon v Hawthorn clash have driven Rick Kane to riff on popular verse.

Almanac Music (Jazz): ‘St James Infirmary’ by Louis Armstrong and His Savoy Ballroom Five (1928)

In this Friday’s column, KD looks at a jazz standard recorded by Louis Armstrong and His Savoy Ballroom Five in 1928, ‘St James Infirmary’. Since then, there have been hundreds of recordings of this song.

Almanac Music: Vale Doug Parkinson

A song, a voice, a poster and a host of memories flooded Ian Hauser’s mind this morning after he heard that Doug Parkinson died last night aged 74.

Almanac Music: Vale Pierre Baroni – PBS FM Soulgroove ’66

Adam Fox pays a heartfelt tribute to Pierre Baroni, one of the stalwarts of the community radio scene in Melbourne for many years with his well-loved program, ‘Soulgroove ’66’.