Van Morrison: Latest Record Project – Vol.1

June 22, 2021

By Brian Wise. VAN MORRISON – LATEST RECORD PROJECT VOL.1 (EXILE/BMG) On his Australian tour of 2000, Lou Reed insisted on playing only recent songs. You can imagine how well this went over with the […]

THE PLAYLIST – JUNE 7, 2021

June 7, 2021

THE PLAYLIST JUNE 7, 2021 What I’ve been listening to this week. Outside Child – Allison Russell  Leftover Feelings – John Hiatt & Jerry Douglas  Downhill From Everywhere – Jackson Browne  The Waylon Sessions – […]

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Justin Townes Earle – Our Final Interview

August 30, 2020

By Brian Wise. The first  time I saw Justin Townes Earle was in early October 2008 at San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. It was only six months since the release of his debut album […]

Patti Smith Interview

February 26, 2020

I was lucky enough to talk to Patti Smith the other week, a month or so prior to her Australian tour. What a thrill to be able to talk to a music icon whom I […]

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Nick Lowe @ The Forum

February 20, 2020

Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets – Forum Theatre, Melbourne – Tuesday February 18, 2020 By Brian Wise. In an alternative universe somewhere, Nick Lowe is packing large arenas and outdoor venues like Elton John is […]

Elton John: Brilliance at A Day On The Green

February 7, 2020

ELTON JOHN: FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD A DAY ON THE GREEN, ROCHFORD WINERY – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2020 By Brian Wise It seems astonishing that Elton John has been coming to Australia since 1971 and, […]

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Don Was

June 21, 2019

The other week Don Was visited Melbourne for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. We caught up for a wide-ranging chat prior to a Q&A session he did for the festival. We previously met in New […]