Party Dozen are a band that stays with you. On paper, a drummer/saxophonist duo might not sound like an obvious choice of band to go and see but with a bunch of effects pedals and some additional triggered electronica, Jonathan Boulet’s sophisticated drum patterns and Kirsty Tickle’s lung-bursting sax always provide a completely compelling set. […]
Part 3/4 of photos from Download Festival at Parramatta Park, featuring Anthrax, Outright, The Amity Affliction, Devilskin and Thy Art Is Murder.
Part 2/4 of photos from Download Festival at Parramatta Park, featuring High Tension, Fever 333, Frenzal Rhomb, Behemoth and Eat Your Heart Out.
Part 1/4 of photos from Download Festival at Parramatta Park, featuring Voyager, New Years Day, Slaves, War On Women and The Beautiful Monument.
Photo courtesy Prudence Upton And so it transpires, this weekend is the opening of Sydney’s Vivid Live 2018 festival, in its 10th year. I’ve made the trip up from Melbourne to see Sam Beam and his full band, Iron & Wine, play at the Sydney Opera House having never set foot inside the building. I […]
Unaddressed allegations of racism, misogyny, violent abuse and bad behaviour. There’s a problem with Sticky Fingers. We know this, but let’s be real. There are others too minded in profit or self-assured ignorance. These complaints will never speak to them. So with that comes the hoary old question. What do we actually do about it? […]
You break up with your ex. You like them, but they’ve pushed the limits of what you can take. You no longer feel comfortable around them. You kick them out of your share house. A few weeks later you get out of the shower. Opening the door and walking through the living room there they […]
Of course I never paid attention when this band picked up homeland awards. I hold no truck with awards, see no rhyme nor reason to them. Bunch of self-important blowtards pretending they’re supporting something aside from their own egos. If anything, a band being ‘recognised’ by a bunch of self-serving industry nepotists is going to […]
Sky Ferreira’s Sydney show, the only date on her ludicrously short inaugural Australian tour, was itself a tad on the skint side. I mean, on their first tour in 2011 OFF! played every song from their 25-odd minute first album and then started playing it again from the top to fill out the time. Anywho, […]