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FeatureCherie Currie

Artist: Cherie Currie

Date: 28/05.2016

Venue: Corner Hotel, Melbourne


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.


The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Logo

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Chasing Asylum,’ ‘Is This The Real World,’ ‘Blood Punch,’ ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass,’ ‘Hunt For The Wilderpeople’ and ‘The Nice Guys’. This episode also contains interviews with Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Eva Orner, Martin McKenna, Milo Cawthorne, Taika Waititi and Alex Russell (general career).

Also make sure you listen to this week’s episode to see how you can win a copy of Jason Schwartzman’s new film ‘7 Chinese Brothers’ thanks to our good friends at eOne Entertainment. Once you’ve heard the question on the show you can enter on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

You can listen to The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show or download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here.

Totally 80s

With the Totally 80s tour about to hit Australia Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths sat down and chatted to Martika about the tour, about what it was like working with Prince and how she started out with an album that had two of the biggest hits of the 1980s.

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

Four Pines and Roadshow Entertainment combine to produce a killer brew in celebration of Tarantino’s latest.

To celebrate the home entertainment release of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight (on Bluray, DVD and Digital from May 25th), Roadshow Entertainment and 4 Pines Brewing Co. have combined to produce: The Hateful Ale.

Tasting Notes:
The Hateful Ale is a Belgian Tripel, ABV 8% -Pale in colour, the unassuming look of this beer hides a body that has as much kick as a civil war era shotgun. It carries flavours of nut, banana and clove, with a hint of sweetness coming in to play right at the final moment. A Hateful Ale to quench a Hateful Thirst, not for the faint hearted.

The Hateful Ale is on a very limited run. It will be available from May 25th at select venues such as 4 Pines Brew Pub (Manly), 4 Pines Truck Bar (Brookvale) and The Wild Rover, Surry Hills.

The Hateful Eight will be available on Blu-ray (SRP $44.95) and DVD (SRP $39.95) from May 25th. The Hateful Ale will be available at selected venues from May 25th while stock lasts.

Becky Lou Shake

The beautiful Becky Lou brings her award winning burlesque show Shake back to Melbourne for one weekend before jetting off to Montreal to perform. Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths caught up with Becky and chatted about how she became involved in the burlesque world and how she put Shake together.

You can listen to or download our Becky Lou interview right here.

Is This The Real World

The new Australian feature film Is This The Real World is a coming of age story that follows Mark Blazey, a troubled rebel without a cause. Greg and Dave spoke to writer/director Martin McKenna to find out more.

Is This The Real World is playing in Melbourne at ACMI on Sunday the 29th of May at 7.45pm and in Sydney at the Ritz Cinema on Monday the 30th of May at 7pm. Following the Melbourne screening will be an audience Q&A with Director/Writer, Martin McKenna and actor Matt Colwell, while Martin McKenna and actor Sean Keenan will participate in the Q&A in Sydney.

You can listen to or download Dave’s Martin McKenna interview right here.

You can listen to or download Greg’s Martin McKenna interview right here.


Hunt For The Wilderpeople

Hunt For The Wilderpeople is the new film from New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi, director of quirky comedies like What We Do In The Shadows, etc. It stars Sam Neill and newcomer Julian Dennison as a troubled kid who finds himself on the run and the subject of a national manhunt. Greg spoke to Taika about the making of the film, which is one of the highest grossing films in New Zealand.

You can listen to or download our Taika Waititi interview right here.

Alex Russell

Australian actor Alex Russell has starred in Hollywood movies like ‘Chronicle’, the ‘Carrie’ remake and ‘The Host’, as well as local movies like ‘Bait’ and Ivan Sen’s new thriller ‘Goldstone’. He is currently in Queensland shooting Greg McLean’s latest film ‘The Jungle’, in which he appears alongside Daniel Radcliffe. He also appears in the short film ‘Oranges Don’t Grow On Trees’, which is screening at the St Kilda Film Festival. Greg King spoke to Alex about his career and his many films.

You can listen to or download our Alex Russell interview right here.



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This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Highly Strung,’ ‘The Boy,’ ‘The First Monday In May,’ ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ and ‘The Meddler’. This episode also contains interviews with Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, Bryan Singer, Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Ray Boseley (Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em), Daniel Armstrong (Sheborg Massacre) and Daisy Masterman (Sheborg Massacre).

You can listen to The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show or download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here.