Nearly half a century on, punk rock has been made palatable in some ways, through its inevitable dilution with pop, but Perth’s Cold Meat are a band who don’t wish their punk rock to be palatable for you, just as their name doesn’t bring to mind a palatable image – based, as it were, on […]
It’s curiosity that brings me here. It’s as much curiosity about who comes to see “Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends” as it is for curiosity about the show itself and how it will work. Is it going to be a all Wes Anderson aficionados? Is it going to be older classical music fans who are here […]
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Sumo, The Superjesus play a two-set show at Capitol in Perth.
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.
Unplug that jukebox/Do us all a favour
I see the manager walking across the room and my volume dissipates. When you’re one man and making the kind thick nutritious sonic slabs that AXXONN makes, it’s like having your throat cut
The way free giveaways usually work is this. You get to sign up to some dumb mailing list that you spend the next six months desperately trying to unsubscribe from You get to answer some dumb question relating to the band and/or record label and/or website, thereby giving the spurious illusion that there is some […]
I was in Perth last week, covering an event called One Movement For Music for its official blog, One Movement Word. It was the second year I’d blogged for the five-day event, which includes a music conference component (called MUSEXPO Asia Pacific), a three-day music festival, and nightly music showcases. In one of the most […]