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Jesse Fink - Bon: The Last Highway: The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC's Back in Black album cover

Jesse Fink

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

7.5 / 10
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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 ...

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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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Mark Lanegan

I Am the Wolf, 2017

8.0 / 10
Book Review

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 Seeds in 2013 and I ...

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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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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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Interpol return down under

Tours Interpol return down under

Posted Oct. 12, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Joy Division has surely left its imprint not only on a large array of bands but is omnipresent in whole musical genres. Interpol is a band where it would prove ...

Electric Gardens 2019 dates

Shows Electric Gardens 2019 dates

Posted Oct. 11, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

The extravaganza that has firmly established itself as a highlight on the festival calendar in the Southern hemisphere, i.e. Electric Gardens has announced its descent onto Melbourne, Perth, Sydney ...

Reggie Watts Australian dates

Tours Reggie Watts Australian dates

Posted Sept. 10, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Hooray! Known from a myriad of late night show residences and his own endeavours, vocal phenomenon, musician and comedic enfant terrible Reggie Watts returns to Australia for an exclusive AAMI ...

Dates for his spectacularly original shows are as follows:
Just For Laughs Sydney Feat.
23.11.18
Sydney Opera House, SYDNEY
25.11.18
Palais Theatre, ST KILDA
26.11.18
City Hall, BRISBANE

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Water of Life – Johnnie “White Walker”

Posted Dec. 18, 2018, 8:55 p.m. by T

Water of Life – Johnnie “White Walker” Now, Johnnie Walker. Marius Mueller Westernhagen’s go to. If you are remotely into Scotch, there is no way you would not have come ...

Hitler’s Monsters book review

Posted Dec. 16, 2018, 10:04 a.m. by T

Hitler’s Monsters: A supernatural history Yale University Press   Now, this is an interesting one on a subject that has been explored in manifold approaches of both serious and amateurish ...

Logic: The Laws of Truth by Nicholas J.J. Smith

Posted Dec. 15, 2018, 10 a.m. by T

Logic: The Laws of Truth Nicholas J.J. Smith Princeton University Press   It was Arthur Schopenhauer who claimed that logic, should be capable of being deduced from self-evident premises. The ...

MoMA at NGV book review

Posted Dec. 14, 2018, 10:07 a.m. by T

MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Contemporary and Modern Art National Gallery of Victoria   New York’s Museum of Modern Art’s incarnation at the National Gallery of Victoria was a ...

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