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Why the Australian Music Press needs to get in the bin

Why the Australian Music Press needs to get in the bin

The collective Australian music press needs to be congratulated this week for hitting new lows that you just wouldn’t have thought possible. Triple j, as with most of the other Australian music press, deserves to be congratulated for naming the victim of abuse and threatening behaviour from the lead singer of unfathomably popular Sydney white […]

 Everett True

Six more golden rules of music criticism (with explanations)

Six more golden rules of music criticism (with explanations)

Reviewing music is never just about ‘the music’. If it was, then… uh… music criticism would be fucked.

 Everett True

Haim | An open letter to Christopher R. Weingarten

Haim | An open letter to Christopher R. Weingarten

An interesting volte face for the field of music criticism – from opinion-leaders and gate-keepers to mainstream cheerleaders

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The Continuing Sad, Sorry State of Australia Street Press

If Street Press Australia is still inviting discussion about sexism in its papers, I would like to let them know that I think Fred Negro’s Strip included in Time Off edition 1611 is sexist.

 Princess Stomper

This is obviously some kind of sick joke (The Swaras | Gumtree ad)

A small bust and an average to skinny figure (Has a look that could fit into the band drawing image)

 Everett True

Kathleen Hanna’s message in support of Pussy Riot

FEMINIST SOLIDARITY ACROSS BORDERS! FREE PUSSY RIOT! DEATH TO PRISON, FREEDOM TO PROTEST!

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Everett True and the Gender Obsession

Yes, he does say that there are good male musicians/bands. But it feels to me like they nearly have to prove themselves worthy of consideration

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Kate Nash’s Rock ‘n’ Roll For Girls After School Club

I mean, the whole industry is a total boys club. I think this is really what pushed me heavily into proudly labelling myself a feminist.

 Everett True

some observations upon hearing the new Kate Bush album 50 Words For Snow

I’m not a particular fan of concentrating too hard when it comes to music

 Scott Creney

Everything Is Plastic – The Corrupting Ideal of Authenticity In Music

ALL music is fake. That’s why they call it a performance; that’s why they call it an act.

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