Anytime you come across a review of an Alice Cooper show, you’re almost guaranteed to see two constants. The first is the words telling about how the audience ranged from eight to eighty. The second is the related text, and often concluding paragraph, about how it’s been a night of fun for all the family. […]
Here’s a true story. The Melvins play Crowbar Friday night. Supporting them are Red Kross. Equally notorious, these Californians pave their contemporaries’ way with languid metal and throttling punk. A thundering performance comes littered with time-honoured rock gestures, power pop hooks and plenty of lose-your-shit moments. As the Melvins take the stage I’m reminded of […]
Sixfthick re-launch their classic Canetrash album on vinyl with a show at Brisbane’s Crowbar, with support from Grieg and Orlando Furious.
Within a digital world celebrating the polarising extremities of the bright and obvious, something a little denser or opaque can cut across as a refreshing concept. An occasional shot of capital-A-for-Art artifice can be a welcome diversion. Author’s Note: I’m not sure why I’m analogising Beaches to progressive rock but here we are. Tracks like […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As part of this year’s Brisbane Festival, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin play the live score to Dario Argento’s Suspiria.
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 […]