Almanac Music: Midnight Oil in 2021

There was power, passion and a more than a few grey hairs at the most recent Midnight Oil gig at Womadelaide. Greg Andrew reviewed the show, his latest since first watching the iconic group live in 1990.

Pub Review: A Story from the Story Bridge Hotel

Mickey Randall has been up north and dropped into the Story Bridge Hotel in Brisbane for lunch with Claire and an old school mate from his Kapunda High School days.

Almanac Roadtrips – To Uluru: Part 3. Fried egg

To Uluru. Day 3. In temperatures approaching 50 degrees E.regnans and family motor their way towards the Dead Heart, across the parched, desolate ancient seabed.

Almanac Music: Best Gigs of 2017

Luke Reynolds looks at the favourite gigs he attended in 2017, which included a number through country Victoria.

Almanac Music: Celebrate the Oils at the Flem-Ken Bowls Club

Celebrate the Oils via a spoken-word event at the Flem-Ken Bowls Club on Thursday evening 2 November, just a few days before the Oils hit Hanging Rock and then Melbourne town.

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.

Diesel and Dusty

Has there been a bigger week than Tiger man Chris Daley’s journey from Richmond to the Red Centre?

Almanac Music: New Lost World

In these trying political times, Peter Crossing looks at the power of music in making a change in society.

The Week: 7/7 – 14/7 – How did this happen?

This is the week that was, a bit of this, a bit of that, according to Almanacker JB.

Almanac Music: Best Albums and EPs of 2016

Luke Reynolds with his top albums and EPs of 2016. Fair to say there’s an Australian bias here…

Almanac Music – Jazz and Me

While Mickey Randall’s own music career was fleeting, once he found jazz he found a love that was enduring. From his youth in Kapunda, his Mum & Dad’s jazz records showed him there was a bigger world out there to visit.

AFL, fair competition and thought: the Bondi Effect

Explaining something to another can be the best way of finding holes in you understanding. Imagine trying to explain the AFL competition to an international visitor. [Have you done it? How did you go?].

Almanac Music: There’s Never Been More to Adore Than in ’84

Call me hopelessly out of touch but I have an altogether borderline theory the world hit peak music in 1984. Sure, wearing your sunglasses at night was advised to protect peepers from pastel polos and assorted fashion crimes.  And swallowing the ’84 vintage mush served by Phil Collins, Lionel Richie, George Michael and Stevie Wonder would make [Read more]