by Matt Kennedy It’s been dead quiet around here the last two months.
This is a shameless plug for something I’ve had a small part in putting together over the last six months. One of my favourite contemporary American bands Eat Skull are going to be touring our fine country in April. That’s right, fuckin’ EAT SKULL!
My humble little film about Australian music, Eternal Soundcheck: The First Year can now be watched in full on YouTube.
Over the last year R.I.P Society Records has achieved a lot for all of the bands and people involved. The Sydney label has maintained a strong sense of quality in everything it releases, from Circle Pit to Lakes to Zond, it all rules. This show celebrated a damn good year for R.I.P, it was a great day and one [...]
This show was part of the annual This Is Not Art/Sound Summit festival. I’ve never seen so many people at a show in Newcastle – the place was packed. Memories of this night for me are pretty much a blur, a lack of self-restraint wiped me out early on and that’s why video cameras rule. BLANK [...]
Wow what a cool night, thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed this. Definitely a highlight of my year. KNEE CHIN Over the course of this year Knee Chin have come from being a loose houseshow band into an incredibly great weirdo pop band that can take on the world. Brisbane’s finest. GERALD KEANEY & THE GERALD [...]
Fabulous Diamonds + Guy Blackman + Surf City + Crayon Fields + High Places @ Frankly! Pop Festival 2010
Still feeling messed up from the night before, I stagger through Brisbane’s public transport system half-dead trying to make it to the Brisbane Powerhouse in time to see Fabulous Diamonds play at 1:30pm SHARP (this is a very professional event). I arrive just as they start and someone remarks to me about the cold atmosphere of [...]
Back to Burst City… definitely the best place to spend a Sunday afternoon in Brisbane. $5 entry, 4 bands, what a good deal. For this show I tried something new and used a better video camera (courtesy Adam Rogers of Heart Flew fame), featuring widescreen, night mode etc. It’s bloody nice is what it is, enjoy [...]
A Benefit show to help raise funds for Burst City to keep going, a damn good cause. Only 3 bands, Slug Guts played last and it was the best set I’ve witnessed from them, I was completely lost in that blurry moment and was unable to film it. LOOSE GRIP The first time Loose Grip have played [...]