First time at Woodland and it is impressive. Lots of space good layout. Stage up off the ground. Lights. Air con. Bar. Everything you need really. With the Troubadour and Globe closing we need new venues so the timing couldn’t be better. Having been away from live music for about two weeks I realized about […]
I’ll kill you. “You can’t do that dad, I’d be really unhappy.” You wouldn’t be unhappy, you’d be dead.
What does Brisbane do to deserve nights like this? What do all of the horny, apathetic narcissists who stalk the valley every Friday and Saturday night do to warrant such an amazing lineup? I’ve no idea, but that’s not the point. The point is that the hardworking people behind The Outpost (I Used To Skate Once) […]
I’m only including one track per album (aside from the omnipresent Bluebeat 45s, from which I’ve drawn three) as to do otherwise would unbalance the entire chart. This isn’t accurate by any means, and complete omits any listening that takes place (for example) at the office, on the bus, in the car, on vinyl, in […]
So some guy reads my piece on Australian garage bands and decides to contact me on Facebook, asking if I’d like to hear a CD of his band. I say, direct me to your music first, so he does. I give it a listen. I like it. It’s all spark and fire: rhythms like Captain […]
I swear to Bangs, this is just about the most incredible piece of music I’ve ever been associated with! It reminds me of, variously, ATV, loneliness, The Door And The Window, useless energy, Lindsay Cooper, fierce skills, The Red Crayola, that scary bloke who always seems to pin you down with his eyes when you get on […]
“My friend Jad Fair,” begins perhaps the best-loved Legend! and Deadnotes song, ” once told me that there are only two types of songs.” Love songs and monster songs. I interviewed Jad Fair recently on the telephone, as I was writing sleeve-notes to a forthcoming three-CD ‘Best Of’ compilation on Fire Records, entitled Beautiful Songs. […]
Someone who keeps the faith sent me an advance promo of Quarantine the Past: The Best of Pavement, and I remembered that my listening pleasures in the car are limited. So I took it into that sacred place, and listened as I drove to QUT, and listened as I drove to Deadnotes practice, and listened […]