Is This the Most Isolated Music Scene in the World?

We Canadians know something about travelling vast distances between gigs. I’d assume that Russian artists have the same issues as well.  And then there are the Australians. reports on that country’s most isolated music scene.

Everyone knows Australia’s a big place, but it’s hard to put the sparseness and distance of the Northern Territory in perspective until you get there. It’s not until Darwin four-piece Room 105 travel from 4am until 10pm in a day to showcase a song at 10am the next morning, or until Skank MC tells you that he and his best mate Babashake recently made the 3000km round trip to Darwin to play a 20 minute festival set that the uniqueness of being an artist in the desert really sets in.

Read the whole story here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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