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 Venita Munir

The Collapse Board Interview: Pete Oxley (Sunnyboys)

The Collapse Board Interview: Pete Oxley (Sunnyboys)

The other day I read a feature article about one of my all time favourite bands, The Jam – their individual style and musicianship, their rapid rise and premature break up, the precocious genius of frontman, Paul Weller, and the enduring love their fans still hold 40 years later. It made me contemplate the similar […]

 Venita Munir

Marlon Williams and The Yarra Benders @ Howler, Melbourne, 20.11.2017

Marlon Williams and The Yarra Benders @ Howler, Melbourne, 20.11.2017

Here in Australia we love to claim New Zealanders, especially musicians, as our own. It’s pretty safe to say that we’d kill to brag about Marlon Williams being an Aussie. I mean, he was based in Melbourne for a while. Let’s face it, he’s a prodigy. A rare vocal genius and still only 26 years […]

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Sigur Rós @ Margaret Court Arena, 27.07.2017

Sigur Rós @ Margaret Court Arena, 27.07.2017

Although it’s almost five years since Sigur Rós last played in Melbourne, memories of the second ‘Harvest’ festival remain strong. Back in November 2012, Sigur Rós headlined a brilliant line up on the great lawn sprawling before the historic Werribee Mansion. That night was perfect and emotionally resonant. My partner didn’t make that festival; he […]

 Venita Munir

Damage and Joy – The Jesus and Mary Chain (ADA/Warner)

It’s been a long wait – 18 years since their last offering – and fans of The Jesus and Mary Chain, like myself, have surely been hanging out for the band’s ninth studio album, Damage and Joy. The enduring brothers-Reid from Glasgow are back with 14 tracks of quintessential J&MC grungey guitar pop. They haven’t […]

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The Specials @ Melbourne Zoo, 11.03.2017

The Specials @ Melbourne Zoo, 11.03.2017

Storm clouds threaten but never come close to snuffing out the enthusiasm of the crowd at Melbourne Zoo for what is the ultimate gig in this year’s Zoo Twilights series. It’s been five years since The Specials last toured Australia and the fans are more than appreciative of the balmy Saturday evening and happy vibe […]