You feel misplaced too, don’t you? Some place was promised for us, for the talents that our teachers adored. This wasn’t supposed to happen. We shouldn’t be the ones stranded in apartments, stuck in the towns we hate, doing the work that no one with dignity would do. Well, then. You can just lie there […]
[I haven’t been gone. You just stopped paying attention.] Fine lines are everywhere you look: under X-acto knives, beside rulers, tied to fishing poles, and also between two opposing concepts that could easily bleed into each other. Here’s one, a hair of a line between brilliance and banality. If you asked USA Nails to walk […]
Thanks to Lee Alexandra Adcock for posting the links up for me. I was going to write my standard introduction… very displeased with the lack of motivation in the class blah blah blah old man forming wordless sounds at clouds blah blah blah who is not taking this assignment as seriously as they should blah blah blah… but […]
Remember this line? It’s thin. Well. You thought it was thin, but actually it’s even thinner than that. So thin, in fact, that there’s no point placing a visual representation of it because the naked eye cannot see it. So we’ll have to make do with this one. A representation of the original thin line. Anyway. […]
Here’s the line. It’s thin. Above it we find bands like Mission Of Burma, The Go-Betweens and Sleater-Kinney. (Wire are momentarily disqualified for not really splitting.) Below it, we find bands like The Sex Pistols, Pixies and Swervedriver. Like this. Got the idea? Good. Now we move on to a more extended pie chart. As Lucy Cage […]
This week – well, apart from stoking the forest fire that should spark on this post – we shall keep the good vibes rolling by hyping the hell out of the new compilation from Brighton saviors Tuff Enuff. The comp begins as if it might implode. SNAKESKIN! SNAKESKIN! Like actual snakeskin, the tune crackles and […]
The doors are closed when I arrive. This is because the gig is on the other side of town. I’ve wrongly assumed Wire would play at The Hi Fi, a larger, air-conditioned venue that’s hosted a series of older/reformed bands lately. Instead they are playing The Zoo, a smaller, hotter venue that tends a little […]
Wire play at The Zoo, a decade after their last visit to Brisbane, with support from Per Purpose and Multiple Man.
I clutched – and while clutching, I drowned.
Since first forming in 1976, and over the course of 13 studio albums, Wire have remained perennial outsiders. While their first three albums – Pink Flag (1977), Chairs Missing (1978) and 154 (1979) – are regarded as classic post-punk albums, the band themselves have never been one to reflect on labels, with each album showing […]