Almanac Music – Aussie album review: Sunnyboys’ “Sunnyboys”

In the ninth of his occasional series revisiting classic Aussie albums, Smokie brings us a classic power-pop record that is a constant reminder of teenage summers.

Almanac Music – Midnight Oil at Kuranda: Still burning

Smokie Dawson capped off a week long holiday in Far North Queensland by seeing one of Australia’s most popular bands of all time Midnight Oil. The beautiful Kuranda Amphitheatre surrounded by the rain forest and company made it a gig to remember.

Best of 2015 on

Les Everett shares some thoughts from Knackers and others about their best music, books, movies etc in 2015.

Almanac Music: Aussie album review – Jimmy Little “Messenger”

In the fourth of his ocassional series looking back at classic Australian albums, Smokie re-purchases and re-visits Jimmy Little’s “Messenger”

Almanac Music: Aussie album review – Redgum “If you don’t fight you lose”

In the third instalment of his series on classic Australian albums, Smokie revisits a time capsule which helped shape him politically and socially

Almanac Music: Aussie album review – Dan Sultan “Blackbird”

Darren ‘Smokie’ Dawson continues his Australian album series, this time with Dan Sultan’s 2014 album, “Blackbird”. Dan’s wonderful voice gets the recognition it deserves.

Almanac Music: Aussie album review – Hoodoo Gurus “Stoneage Romeos”

Welcoming in a new addition to our Almanac Music collection. In the first of an occasional series, Smokie revisits – and offers a few thoughts on – classic Australian albums. To get the ball rolling, it’s The Hoodoo Gurus and their breakthrough debut LP: Stoneage Romeos.

Almanac Music: My Favorite Australian Albums of 2014

On this Australia Day weekend, Andrew Fithall – that most ardent fan of Australian music – lets us in on his favourite Australian albums of the year just gone.

Radio Birdman 2014

Earl O’Neill on Radio Birdman. [I can imagine Earl en route to the gig – Ed]