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Kollegah

Monument, 2018

9.0 / 10

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 the way he bookended the ...

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Jesse Fink

Bon: The Last Highway: The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC's Back in Black, 2017

7.5 / 10
Book Review

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 is considered to be one ...

Daniel Miller and Terry Burrows - Mute: A visual document from 1978 – tomorrow album cover

Daniel Miller and Terry Burrows

Mute: A visual document from 1978 – tomorrow, 2017

9.0 / 10
Book Review

For the uninitiated, and if you are, you might want to look at changing that immediately – shame on you: Mute Records (commonly known, referred to and stylized as “mute”) ...

NOFX - NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories album cover

NOFX

NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories, 2017

8.0 / 10
Book Review

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 aficionados as well as die-hard ...

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Audio = ground zero

Music Audio = ground zero

Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 1:14 p.m.

Audio = ground zero First instalment - Sonos. Unfamiliar with Sonos yet you enjoy listening to music? Shame on you. They make speakers. They also make smart speakers. You know, “smart” as ...

Musings on the need to be ...

Regular Columns Musings on the need to be ...

Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 12:02 p.m.
era vulgaris

Afterimages Wreckages of the pastEternally damned to repeat it.Exploded views incinerated by the electricity of truthPierced by the arrow of time keeping everything from happening at onceWhile the tombstone ...

Dark Mofo Festival 2018

Music Dark Mofo Festival 2018

Posted July 2, 2018, 3:44 p.m.

Hobart, Tasmania Australia Dark Mofo is unlike any other festival on this earthround. Never merely l’art pour l’art. Dark. Weird. Sexy. Transcendent. Joyous. Provocative. Unapologetic. Curious. Challenging. Surprising ...

Review: Iron & Wine (Sydney Opera House)

Music Review: Iron & Wine (Sydney Opera House)

Posted May 29, 2018, 12:22 p.m.

Alright. Full disclosure: While the moniker Iron & Wine blipped here and there on my radar and your humble narrator thinking that it would not be the worst name for a ...

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Eddie Izzard's Wunderbar

Tours Eddie Izzard's Wunderbar

Posted Feb. 2, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Eddie Izzard is a conferencier par excellence and apart from that a veritable renaissance man. Not only being a cunning linguist and marathon runner, his on-point observations and quips make ...


Saturday, 16 February 2019 @ Canberra Theatre
Sunday, 17/18 February 2019 @ Arts Centre Melbourne
Thursday, 21/22 February 2019 @ State Theatre Sydney
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 @ Wellington Michael Fowler Centre
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 @ Christchurch Homcastle Arena
Monday, 4 / 5 March 2019 @ Perth Concert Hall
Thursday, 7 March 2019 @ Brisbane Convention Centre
Friday, 8 March 2019 @ Newcastle Civic Theatre
Sunday, 10 March 2019 @ Torrensville The Barton Theatre   

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Stick To Your Guns and Terror coming to town (Australia)

Tours Stick To Your Guns and Terror coming to town (Australia)

Posted Jan. 8, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

Talking of hard to the core: Stick To Your Guns will be incarnating in Australia alongside the mighty Terror. It would be surprising if anyone remotely into hardcore would have ...

Stick To Your Guns – The True View AU Tour with Terror
Friday 25th January – The Brightside, Brisbane 18+
Saturday 26th January – Shark Bar, Gold Coast 18+
Sunday 27th January – Crowbar, Sydney 18+
Monday 28th January – Small Ballroom, Newcastle 18+
Tuesday 29th January – The Basement, Canberra 18+
Thursday 31st January – Pelly Bar, Frankston 18+
Friday 1st February – Stay Gold, Melbourne 18+
Saturday 2nd February – Enigma Bar, Adelaide 18+
Sunday 3rd February – Amplifier Bar, Perth 18+

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Harms Way Australian tour

Tours Harms Way Australian tour

Posted Jan. 8, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

The evolution of Harms Way is quite something. Not that they were not a veritable heavyweight in the realms of hardcore to begin with, but they have evolved into a ...

HARMS WAY TOUR DATES
Saturday, January 12: Unify Festival
Sunday, January 13: Crown And Anchor, Adelaide
Tuesday, January 15: Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne
Thursday, January 17: Crowbar, Sydney
Friday, January 18: Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle
Saturday, January 19: Crowbar, Brisbane

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MONA FOMA 2019: Program Revealed

Shows MONA FOMA 2019: Program Revealed

Posted Nov. 10, 2018, 10:24 a.m.

This January, Launceston will bear witness to its first-ever Mona Foma—with its signature brand of unexpected, unpredictable and curious programming descending on the state’s second-largest city. Highlights of ...

Further details can be found via their website. Read previous SPB coverage here.

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Thus Let Us Drink Mead - Stone Dog Meadery

Posted Feb. 19, 2019, 9:10 p.m. by T

Thus Let Us Drink Mead - Stone Dog Meadery Mead has quite an interesting history, harking back much further than what has manifested in Norse mythology to many thousand years ...

Pieter Bruegel: Drawing the World

Posted Feb. 18, 2019, 9:59 a.m. by T

Pieter Bruegel: Drawing the World Heralded as the Netherland’s draughtsman of the early seventeenth century, Pieter Bruegel’s flag is firmly planted in the pantheon of greats alongside Hieronymus Bosch and ...

Water of Life – Bruichladdich Port Charlotte

Posted Feb. 17, 2019, 10:18 a.m. by T

Water of Life – Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 10-year-old Bruichladdich at large and specifically its Octomore emissions enjoy a near cult-like following, which I do not find further wondrous. I have ...

Why Would One Want To Wear a Hat?

Posted Feb. 16, 2019, 10:22 a.m. by T

Why Would One Want To Wear a Hat? As Philip Treacy put it, how a hat makes you feel is what a hat is all about. Now, I am sure ...

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