I received an email this week from Warren Wheeler asking me to check out his new blog, Steel City Sound which deals with the history of the Wollongong music scene.
In his own words:
“Steel City Sound is an online archive of the Wollongong (NSW, Australia) independent music scene from the 60’s to now. The recordings, video footage, flyers, gig posters, zines, press-clippings and information you find here all culminate in our city’s rich and diverse musical culture. Where possible, Steel City Sound seeks and gains authorisation from copyright holders to post audio download. I am always looking to make contact with people involved in the scene past and present. If you have information or memories from the scene, or have anything that you’d be willing to loan or donate to the project, please contact me (Warren Wheeler) “.
I have an afinity with the Wollongong area as I work there and I’ve had a great time going through some of the area’s musical history on Steel City Sound. Head on over there and check it out for yourself.