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Also, we’ll continue to feature yarns from Stereo Stories: A Song. A Place. A Time. edited by Vin Maskell. This caters for the specific writing genre – the music and memoir style Vin prefers – outlined on the Stereo Stories site. It’s an excellent idea on an excellent site. Check it out.

Almanac Music: Eilen Jewell – A New Lady Sings the Blues

Eilen Jewell is a talented musician who is outside the mainstream, celebrated but not widely known, and it’s rewarding to follow such an inspiring artist according to fan Michael Harry.   

A Lament for the Absolutely Lamentable – Carlton v The Fine Young Cannibals

Rick N takes us back to when Carlton were A Good Thing, but now the team just Drives Me (him) Crazy.

Five live stylists

Blues blood runs in Earl O’Neill’s veins. (No typo there.) He shares memories of five of his best experiences and, oh, what a lucky man he’s been!

Almanac Everything (including Music): Fruity Ale and a Fire Bucket

We weren’t expecting a survey like this on the Almanac pages but it certainly has merit – especially when presented within a missive which describes the sanctuary of Mickey Randall’s home.

Almanac Music – Feeling Whitney by Post Malone: Ambiguous Heart Wrench

Are you Feeling Whitney today? Sean Mortell is.

Almanac Music – The growing maturity of Australian Rock

Oz guitar bands aren’t dead, they’re just adapting. Alex Darling connects a lot of dots in this perceptive overview of Australian guitar bands old and new.

Almanackers at this year’s Williamstown Literary Festival – June 16-17

Be sure to head along to the Willy Lit Fest for some excellent panels and chats and support the Almanac writers who are part of this year’s program. (The quickview of the whole program is available here too)

Almanac Teams (and Music): Let There Be Rock!

The Almanac novelty teams rock on, as Glen! selects a team of rock ‘n’ rollers.

Almanac Music: ‘This Is America’ by Childish Gambino – What Art Truly Is

Sean Mortell reviews Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’ – the controversial new song and music video from writer/comedian/actor Donald Glover’s alter-ego, that forces us to look into more than the music and learn from the art.

Almanac Music – Nostalgic Rock ‘n Roll: The Killers Melbourne Concert Review

Sean Mortell went along to see The Killers at Hisense Arena over the weekend where the Las Vegas outfit proved to him why they are indeed a ‘vital cog in stabilising the runaway music industry’ and more than just ‘Mr. Brightside’.