Tornados, Crazy Fans and More Tornados
Aug01

Tornados, Crazy Fans and More Tornados

Three Tales from The Kelpies The following are are taken from Evan Kanarakis’ 2003 book, ‘Sex, Drugs & Mum In The Front Row’ (Allen & Unwin). Evan Kanarakis THE RANDOMLY GENERATED FAN TORNADO Punk rockers, the Kelpies, quite literally rampaged through Sydney in the early 1980s, albeit for a brief but frenetic run. Their first show was a taste of the mayhem to come, however the random nature of the punk scene at the time and...

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Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It
Jun09

Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It

It’s been five years since Seattle’s Mike Hadreas released his first record on Matador. A beautiful, low-fi affair, it was the work of a songwriter who clearly needed a few more records to exorcise his demons. Now that he’s thirty–and two years after releasing his second record, Put Your Back N 2 It–Hadreas is getting ready for a third movement. After wrapping a tour with punk labelmates Fucked Up, those...

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The Gascan Interview: Mama Kin
Dec31

The Gascan Interview: Mama Kin

Aussie songstress Mama Kin talks touring, kids and of a Kimberley region in her homeland currently under threat.

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On Matters of Influence
Dec29

On Matters of Influence

I was recently watching a 1968 CBC interview with Jimi Hendrix and the conversation turned to his popularity in the United Kingdom.

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Feeling The Music
Dec12

Feeling The Music

So we’re once again at that time of year where any venture into a retail outlet is met by an endless rush of Christmas music…

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Looking Back On The New Wave (As seen by a 9-year-old)
Oct30

Looking Back On The New Wave (As seen by a 9-year-old)

Three years ago while on a visit home to Australia to see my parents I was clearing through boxes of old papers when I found the long-forgotten review.

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