The Goon Sax play a headline show at the Zoo in Brisbane to preview songs from their upcoming third album, Mirror II, with support from Scaredy Snake.
It was always going to have to be something special to break the 14 month drought since the last time we went out to see and photograph a show. Brisbane’s best live band headlining Punkfest at Brisbane’s best venue? How could we turn down an opportunity like that?
For the last year it’s been like a nuclear winter for the live music scene in Melbourne. Fourteen months to be specific. The last live gig I saw in Melbourne (apart from buskers in Bourke St) was Julia Jacklin at Melbourne Zoo back in February 2020. That was just before Covid Lockdown 1.0 happened. I […]
Truth be told, I haven’t listened to a lot of new music in the last year. I just haven’t had the energy for it. Life went from making myself as busy as possible to keep my day job when suddenly everything ground to a halt, more or less overnight, to working flat out, pretty much […]
Here’s something else from Bills & Aches & Blues, the forthcoming 4AD tribute album to belatedly celebrate the label’s 40th birthday inn 2020. 4AD is a completely different label to what it was but it still has some great acts. Back in the day, thanks to Vaughn Oliver’s designs, 4AD records were instantly recognisable; you […]
It’s been a year this week since I started working from home. Last week was the one year anniversary of the last time I went out and saw live music, with the Sleaford Mods show at Triffid. I think by then the following night’s Pixies show had already been cancelled as everyone ran for cover […]
I swear that every time Tkay Maidza releases a new song I say to myself “This has got to be posted up as a Song of the Day”. Then time gets away from me, as it always does, and all I’m left with is a draft with a heading, an embedded clip and a promise […]
Photo by Bridgette Winten It’s a never-ending losing battle to keep on top of the Collapse Board inbox. Even for a tiny outfit like ours, you wake up to around 70 new emails that have come in overnight from around the world and in a variety of languages and then receive another 50 or 60 from […]
Thursday 12 March 2020 and I’m at Sleaford Mods sold out show in Brisbane at Triffid. The coronavirus is coming, shows are already being pulled. Pixies have cancelled their two Brisbane shows due to take place tonight and tomorrow, as well as the remaining dates on their 2020 Australian tour. It seems very strange that […]