Posted Jan. 7, 2019, 9:59 p.m.
The last few years have seen a good amount of great German hip-hop albums, however, now there is Monument. Kollegah’s previous emissions are outstanding, but ... read more
Posted Jan. 15, 2018, 5:32 p.m.
Ronald Belford “Bon” Scott.Lyrics, the personality and presence – it is not merely because of his vocal range and the band he headed that he ... read more
Posted Jan. 2, 2018, 5:37 p.m.
For the uninitiated, and if you are, you might want to look at changing that immediately – shame on you: Mute Records (commonly known, referred ... read more
Posted Jan. 2, 2018, 5:31 p.m.
NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories is a comprehensive autobiography from one of the world’s most prominent punk bands that worked its way up. New ... read more
Posted Dec. 18, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
I came late to the party when it comes to Mark Lanegan and his career. It was him opening for Nick Cave and the Bad ... read more
Posted Dec. 4, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Keith Morris is one of the remaining original punk rock figures that is still going and has never really ceased to have an impact on ... read more
Posted Nov. 27, 2017, 7:16 p.m.
After pilfering the band’s vehicle in 1983, the man in charge of the 4-strings, a reprobate by the name of Roger Rogerson, disappeared into the ... read more
Posted Nov. 21, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
I harbour a weak spot for No Use for a Name, a band that eventually became a melodic pop-punk band that landed on Fat Wreck ... read more
Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 5:56 p.m.
Wes Orshoski, who is not unknown among documentary aficionados as he directed Lemmy, which sheds light on the times of trials and times of Mr ... read more
Posted Nov. 6, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
Ah, Sid Vicious.The sung hero of my formative years and fashion sense of the time (including pad lock necklace and safety pin piercing, inspiration for ... read more
Posted Oct. 23, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Spinifex resin is a gum coating of some species of Spinifex grasses. The resin was traditionally used in tool making by Australian Aborigines. To produce the ... read more
Posted Oct. 9, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
Beady Eye was not a bad band. Au contraire. If you harbour a weak spot for Oasis, aim at an objective viewpoint and take a ... read more
Posted Aug. 28, 2017, 6:15 p.m.
Bonafide legends of the Australian music scene, Tex, Don and Charlie are somewhat an Australian super group with gravitas aplomb.Comprised of Tex Perkins (The Cruel ... read more
Posted July 31, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
Pizzazz. Omph. Attitude.Sensibility.A sardonic sense of humour.Charisma.Swagger. If your music depends entirely on that, the dependency is too great. So much for the basics.See, you could claim ... read more
Posted June 26, 2017, 5:45 p.m.
Ah, Rammstein. Härte. Neue deutsche. Grinding metal guitars, brute masculinity, pyromania, double entendres, operatic sub-sonic vocals, wordplays galore and taboo subjects. In a live context, ... read more
Posted May 22, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
It would be easy for the uninitiated to dismiss Frenzal Rhomb and throw them into the bucket of playful pop-punk epigones from Australia. While their ... read more
Posted April 24, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
This book brings together quite a few things:For a start, it is being published by Feral House, which is owned and operated by Adam Parfrey. ... read more
Posted March 13, 2017, 7:48 p.m.
Complex, highly technical, unusual time signatures.Staccato and syncopated polyrhythmic guitar melodies.Mathcore.Yawn.Does not sound fun to you?Alright - enter nudity, booze fueled shenanigans and fascinating borderline ... read more
Posted Jan. 9, 2017, 5:55 p.m.
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief - that is how ancient Greek tragedians put it. Grief and ... read more
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