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FeatureCherie Currie

Artist: Cherie Currie

Date: 28/05.2016

Venue: Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Review

It has taken over 30 years for the orginal cherry bomb to finally reach Australian shores but man did she pack a payload when she finally did. Last night Melbourne witnessed an absolute masterclass in how to do a live show. Yes there was a hiccup during the night (a funny one at that) but we also got to see a show that we will all be talking about for a long time to come.

Cherie Currie, the former lead-singer of the notorious femme fatale rock group The Runaways, made no secret in interviews leading that she was looking forward to delivering Melbourne the show that they had been waiting decades for and she didn’t disappoint. Currie showed clearly that years of experience on the stage has made her one performer that all music fans must see at least once in their lifetime.

While so many artists like to just promote their new music and not perform the tracks from the past that the fans really want to hear… Currie was the opposite. She did throw in the odd new track (especially from her album Reverie) including the brilliant brand new track that she has written for a Suzie Quatro documentary that is currently being made here in Australia, but also revelled in the past. Currie was electric delivering pumped up, energetic renditions of Runaway classics including California Paradise, Queens Of Noise and of course the track everybody wanted to hear her sing… Cherry Bomb. While those three tracks were easily the highlights of the night they were easily matched by her brilliant covers of Nick Gilder’s Roxy Roller and David Bowie’s Rebel Rebel (which was part of her Bowie tribute).

Aside from thrilling the audience with her powerhouse show that made you forget that Currie is now 56 years old she also kept every entertained with some great antidotes between tracks and often had the audience laughing out loud… especially when she forget the lyrics to Listen To My Heartbeat and had to ask an audience member what they were. Was it staged or was it as she put it ‘something we all do when we are older… and you were all here to witness my f**k up’? We’ll probably never know but at least it added to the ‘human’ feel that Currie delivered throughout the show.

The one thing that we left the Corner knowing last night was that she might be 56 but Currie is certainly still the Queen of Noise.

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2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

With the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival coming to town Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths caught up with comedian Michael Shafar who is part of the 3 Course Comedy show.

 

Show Details: 3 Course Comedy

Date: April 5-10, 12-17

Time: 8pm

Cost: $12-15

Venue: Pleasance House Comedy, Level 4, 178 Collins Street, Melbourne

Tickets: trybooking.com/JWDG and comedyfestival.com.au

 

You can listen to or download our Michael Shafar interview right here.

2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

With the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival coming to Melbourne Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths chatted to Ben & James Stevenson, the talented comedic twins that make up The Stevenson Experience. Dave speaks to the pair about what audiences can expect from their brand new show Twinfinity at this year’s comedy festival. The show runs from the 24th March to the 17th April at Roxanne.

You can listen to or download our The Stevenson Experience interview right here.

Wes Snelling

With Comedy 4 Karma just around the corner Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths caught up with the MC of the night Wes Snelling.

You can listen to or download our Wes Snelling interview right here.

 

COMEDY FOR KARMA
Sammy J & Randy, Celia Pacquola, Tony Martin
MC Tina Del Twist
(one more act announced soon)
Pre-show live music from Melody Moon
Fundraising for Daylesford Dharma School
Friday 16th October
Daylesford Town Hall
76 Vincent St, Daylesford
Tickets $40 + booking fee
available now via www.dharmaschool.com.au
or on the door if not sold out
Doors open 7pm for 8pm start

For more information go to :
www.dharmaschool.com.au
www.facebook.com/DaylesfordDharmaSchool

James McLean

With James McLean’s new show Big Enough And Ugly Enough about to land at The Butterfly Club in Melbourne Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths decided to sit down with James and talk to him about the show and the events in his life that have inspired it.

You can listen to or download our James McLean interview right here.

 

Show details: Big Enough and Ugly Enough.

Date: 8th – 13th of September

Time: 8.30pm

Cost: $25-32

Venue: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne 3000

Ticket link: thebutterflyclub.com/

Soilwork

The metal legends that are Soilwork are about to release their brand new album, The Ride Majestic, so Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths caught up with Bjorn ‘Speed’ Strid to take about this brand new album… that has been described as Soilwork’s heaviest and darkest work to date.

You can listen to or download our Soilwork interview right here.

Symphony X

Well one of the albums of the year has undoubtadly arrived in the form of legendary rockers Symphony X’s Underworld. Seeing he was so full of praise for the album we got Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths to sit down and talk with Russell Allen about how this amazing album came into being.

You can listen to or download our Symphony X interview right here.

Kadavar

With German band Kadavar about to release their new album, titled Berlin, Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths decided to catch up with Tiger from Kadavar. The interview of course sees them talk about Berlin, but also about the band’s friendship with Wolfmother and the classic car they watched go up in flames.

You can listen to or download our Kadavar interview right here.