band shirts: fans vs fashion

I was just shy of thirteen years old when I went to my very first concert. It was Coldplay's Viva la Vida tour and it blew me away. Before leaving the venue, my mother bought me a bright red t-shirt with Viva la Vida written across the chest from the official merch stall. That shirt... Continue Reading →

album of the day

  Album: Frogstomp Artist: Silverchair Year: 1995 The rundown: Frogstomp is raw, rough rock. It is the pure grunge sound that can only come from the minds of pissed off teenagers - all three band members were only 15 years old at the time of recording. That's pretty astounding when you listen to the dark lyrics... Continue Reading →

Green Day

Green Day has been one of my favourite bands since I was ten years old. I still remember playing air guitar in my bedroom to American Idiot, the album that introduced me to punk music and essentially changed my life. Last Friday night I went to Green Day's concert at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.... Continue Reading →

The Wombats Melbourne

Last Wednesday night I was lucky enough to attend the Wombat's concert at Festival Hall in Melbourne. While touring Australia for Groovin the Moo, the Wombats have been playing side shows to celebrate the ten year anniversary of their debut album, A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation. The show was honestly incredible. The boys played... Continue Reading →

A moment in time

  Do you ever feel nostalgic for a time or place that you have never actually experienced? That is how I feel about the punk movement and the years that followed it. The way people lived and thought back then intrigues me. I long for the music, the fashion, the culture. I crave it so deeply... Continue Reading →

album of the day

  Album: Kick Artist: INXS Year: 1987 The rundown: Kick, the album that cemented INXS as an internationally successful rock band, boasts hit single after hit single. 'New Sensation', 'Devil Inside', 'Need You Tonight', 'Never Tear Us Apart'... the list goes on. It is a musical and cultural masterpiece. The album opens with 'Guns In The Sky', which vocalist Michael... Continue Reading →

album of the day

  Album: Revelation Artist: The Brian Jonestown Massacre Year: 2014 The rundown: This album invokes blissful nostalgia. When you're a kid and it's a hot summer day, and you don't have a care in the world. Psychedelic, dreamy, dazed. The sound is reminiscent of 1960s rock. Put on a floral dress, sit in the sun and... Continue Reading →

album of the day

  Album: Sam's Town Artist: The Killers Year: 2006 The rundown: Sam's Town encapsulates everything good about the Killers. Like the band's debut album, Hot Fuss, Sam's Town radiates brooding angst and synth-pop. However, this album is darker, as if Brandon Flowers has grown up from the romantic teenager that he portrayed in Hot Fuss. Every song... Continue Reading →

album of the day

  Album: Pornography Artist: The Cure Year: 1982 The rundown: Pornography is one of the defining albums in the Cure's forty-one years as a band. It is by far the most aggressive thing Robert Smith has ever come up with. Opening with the line, "it doesn't matter if we all die," Pornography is dark, brooding and manic. It... Continue Reading →

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