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Neurosis + DISPOSSESSED @ Triffid,16.02.2017

Neurosis + DISPOSSESSED @ Triffid,16.02.2017

By Tom McCall California’s Neurosis have spent the last 30 years delivering some of the most confronting and boundary-defying metal of any era. Having been a fan for several years and knowing their reputation for notoriously intense live shows, there was no way I was going to miss this performance, especially with Sydney’s DISPOSSESSED in […]

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Why am I watching Guns N’ Roses in 2017?

Why am I watching Guns N’ Roses in 2017?

You would have seen those Facebook posts last month when your friends posted up the 10 records that shaped them as teenagers.  Most of your friends were lying to you and to themselves or at very posting a selective recall that avoided at least the first half of those teenage years.  I have no doubt […]

 Bianca Valentino

PJ Harvey @ The Tivoli, Brisbane, 27.01.2017

PJ Harvey @ The Tivoli, Brisbane, 27.01.2017

Between 2011 and 2014 English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, PJ Harvey travelled with filmmaker and photojournalist, Seamus Murphy, to Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Washington D.C. The pair documented their observations and the experiences of daily life and the struggle faced in these environments rife with conflict—culminating in a collaborative poetry/photo book, The Hollow of the Hand. Extensive […]

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The Year I Officially Became The Bride of Jesus: How and Why I Cried My Eyes Out Watching Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

The Year I Officially Became The Bride of Jesus: How and Why I Cried My Eyes Out Watching Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

By Darcy Rhodes After not cutting my hair for a year, I started hearing that I looked like Nick Cave. These comparisons only became more frequent when I began singing in a baritone. When I started dating a girl whose family idolised the man, the comment became a compliment. Last year when Nick Cave’s son […]

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Celebrating David Bowie @ O2 Academy Brixton, 08.01.2017

Celebrating David Bowie @ O2 Academy Brixton, 08.01.2017

Conveniently being in London for a few days at the right time and fortuitously seeing on Twitter early in the morning that a few last minute tickets for that night’s Celebrating David Bowie show at Brixton Academy had been released, the decision to buy tickets was a harder decision than it should have been.  What […]

 Lee Adcock

Athens Popfest 2016, Day 3 – The Crush

Athens Popfest 2016, Day 3 – The Crush

Tim Darcy of Ought. All photos taken by John Roark. Lunchbox video by Claude Cardenas; all other videos taken by Jason Seiple. August 12, 2016 Grunt. I’m up Friday morning, but sheer force of will keeps my body upright. I’ve probably slept four hours, and my whole lower body aches from the jubilation of last […]

 Lee Adcock

Athens Popfest, Day 2 – The Dance

Athens Popfest, Day 2 – The Dance

Punisher of drums for Deerhoof (and fellow introvert) Greg Saunier, shot by the lovely folk of Gauche. All videos by Jason Seiple. Thursday, August 11, 2016 T-Shirt for the day: Melt-Banana tee, grey. Acquired back in April after seeing Melt-Banana open for Melvins (in 20 minutes or less). You cannot force the dance. The dance […]

 Lee Adcock

Athens Popfest 2016, Day 1 – The Embrace

Athens Popfest 2016, Day 1 – The Embrace

John Ferguson (left) and Robert Schneider (right) serenade the crowd in Spaceflyte. The above screen grab and all videos shot by Jason Selpie. Wednesday, August 10, 2016 T-shirt for the day: Tunabunny tee circa Genius Fatigue, hot pink on lime green. Acquired after the first gig I ever saw in Athens. Symbolic, much? I can […]

 Alexis Late

A knot in my heart: The Raincoats at the Feminist Library Summer Benefit, London, 2 July 2016

A knot in my heart: The Raincoats at the Feminist Library Summer Benefit, London, 2 July 2016

Photo by Amber Bateup. It’s hard to talk about The Raincoats. I’m writing this from a teahouse in London, trying to figure out why that is. I can’t find the right phrase to describe the knot in my heart that tightens when I think about them. It’s the kind of knot that holds you together. […]

 Lee Adcock

Three Live Reviews, In Capsule Form

Three Live Reviews, In Capsule Form

Photo by Amanda Hatfield. I’ve been meaning to write a live review for a while, but the whole process always intimidates me. For one, I’m not a photographer. And two, I’m never sure if anyone cares for my account of a gig. But last night, flushed and pseudo-drunk (I’d only had ginger beer, but I […]

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