Ben Pratt

Selling out is for losers like Bon Jovi: The Get Up Kids visit Brisbane

It’s like The Get Up Kids are born again and there is no crowd, no set list, no worries.


Ty Segall + Tiny Migrants @ Woodland, 07.07.11

It was OK. It was a bit grungey, a bit punk.


The Black Angels @ The Hi-Fi, 30.06.11

The Black Angels take to the stage and we head into the incredibly narrow photo pit.


tUnE-yArDs @ The Haunt, Brighton 21.06.11

Perhaps Merrill Garbus is the anti-Zooey Deschanel? I fucking hope so.

 Laura Crapo

Chad VanGaalen @ Il Motore, Montreal 23.06.11

If you’re going to tell me his songs came out of nowhere and were never influenced by other bands, we’ll have to do some kung fu


Metronomy + Django Django @ La Cigale, Paris, 04.05.11

The sound of a theatre full of enthused Parisians is no mean feat, and Metronomy certainly seem to have instilled a sense of ‘Rule Britannia’ in this sweat-sodden throng as they heartedly cry out in a full crowd sing-along.


PJ Harvey @ The Troxy, London, 27.02.11

On a drab arterial road in Shadwell, in an art deco theatre, we wait in silence. There’s no support act or music to soothe us, just the sound of muttered conversation.

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