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 Riley Fitzgerald

The Collapse Board Interview: The Stems’ Dom Mariani

The Collapse Board Interview: The Stems’ Dom Mariani

The ’80s were a decade defined by its sense of materialism and elitism. Capturing the zeitgeist music responded in kind with glitzy new wave, arena rock and synthetic pop dominating the airwaves. But as the raw sounds of the punk movement were petering out, evolving or sliding back into obscurity, a new generation of artists […]

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SOTD #166: Totally Mild

SOTD #166: Totally Mild

Today Tonight is an Australian current affairs television program produced by the Seven Network. It airs in Adelaide and Perth, where it competes against rival Nine Network program A Current Affair. Editions in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne were previously produced before being cancelled in February 2014.   Today Tonight is notorious for its sensationalist reporting, and […]

 Riley Fitzgerald

Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin play Suspiria @ The Tivoli, 22.09.2017

Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin play Suspiria @ The Tivoli, 22.09.2017

Eyerolling and inevitable they may be, but comparisons to horror movie soundtracks come as a staple when we’re talking about music. The overwhelming amount of the time the analogy arrives as a compliment. A positive association with the tense, exhilarating and irresistibly dark. Of all the Italian prog outfits to ever noddle, none have left […]

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Regurgitator Performs The Velvet Underground & Nico @ The Tivoli, Brisbane Festival, 20.09.2017

Regurgitator Performs The Velvet Underground & Nico @ The Tivoli, Brisbane Festival, 20.09.2017

As a body of music, The Velvet Underground and Nico remains a moment of beauty, rawness and twisted innovation. With 2017 being the album’s 50th anniversary, Regurgitator alongside the minds behind Brisbane Festival bring the celebration to the Tivoli. Despite claiming to have taken a slightly interpretative approach to the Velvets’ debut, the set plays […]

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In Photos: Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin play Suspiria @ The Tivoli, 22.09.2017

In Photos: Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin play Suspiria @ The Tivoli, 22.09.2017

As part of this year’s Brisbane Festival, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin play the live score to Dario Argento’s Suspiria.

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CB does BIGSOUND 2017: Day 2

CB does BIGSOUND 2017: Day 2

When there’s 130+ bands playing over the three days, how did you pick who you want to see? Sure you could look at Rolling Stone and see their recommendations, but do you really want to go by their recommendations? All the Australian music websites post up their usual FOMO ‘Five Bands You Have To See […]

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In Photos: Regurgitator perform The Velvet Underground & Nico @ The Tivoli, 20.09.2017

In Photos: Regurgitator perform The Velvet Underground & Nico @ The Tivoli, 20.09.2017

As part of this year’s Brisbane Festival, Regurgitator perform The Velvet Underground & Nico, with Seja on keys and key vocal duties and Mindy Meng Wang on the Chinese guzheng.

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CB does BIGSOUND 2017: Day 1

CB does BIGSOUND 2017: Day 1

It’s that time of year again when men with beards and trousers six inches too short stand around at alcohol-sponsored events drinking copious amounts of alcohol and chatting while watching men with beards and trousers that are six inches too short play on stage before complaining about the size of their hangovers the next morning […]

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In Photos: BOAT SHOW @ Heya Bar, BIGSOUND 2017, 07.09.2017

In Photos: BOAT SHOW @ Heya Bar, BIGSOUND 2017, 07.09.2017

The best band at this year’s BIGSOUND, by a country mile, were Perth’s BOAT SHOW. Deserving of a gallery of their own, especially after taking some terrible photos of them at their show the night before.

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In Photos: BIGSOUND 2017 – Day 3 – Part 1

In Photos: BIGSOUND 2017 – Day 3 – Part 1

Part 1 of photos from the third day of BIGSOUND 2017 in Brisbane, featuring Jess Ribeiro, Maddy Jane, OKBadlands and Pagan.

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