By Venita Munir For the second time in a month I find myself ‘down by the water’ for a show at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall, and for the second time in a month, it’s not to see the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. First it was Calexico, now The Decemberists, an indie folk-rock band from Portland, Oregon. Being […]
The anger on this album feels pretty real and palpable to me.
So you decided to rip off another band bare-faced, and you chose R.E.M.? WHY THE FUCK DIDN’T YOU CHOOSE SOMEONE GOOD?
First off, we need to define alternative culture. Is it something that provides values for those who identify with it, or is it just mainstream culture decked out in thrift store apparel?