Well, it’s been two years to the day since we all did our level best to save Australia’s live music scene. I think we can all breath a sigh of relief, secure in the knowledge we can all head out together tonight and enjoy some great live music courtesy of the following bands and artists…
The Cultural Cringe
Music commentary mixed with satirical absurdity.
It’s a sunny Thursday afternoon on Sydney Rd with Jordan White, Patrick Lee Holcombe and Caity Fowler of Melbourne’s hotly-tipped indie collective, Playwrite. Thanks to their formidable live shows, the band have stirred a burgeoning word-of-mouth buzz, commanding comparisons to the likes of Arcade Fire, Sufjan Stevens and TV On The Radio. Though an especially
I’m not sure why I signed myself up to review Taio Cruz’ third album. Only a fortnight earlier, I had concocted a formidable stretch of satire, a lengthy piece devised to denounce its hit-single Hangover. I suppose, deep down, I wanted to believe Cruz had better in store for me. I needed to believe it.
As I stood with a friend outside the Palais Theatre, its musty scent floating out into the street upon the cool sea breeze, a taste of Fleet Foxes’ baroque-pop expertise drew ever-nearer. I watched as Luna Park’s rollercoaster made another lap, rattling through its peaks and troughs. “I’m not a ‘ride’ person, but I reckon
Nick Mason is a music journalist. He lives his life by a collection of principles as dictated by pop music past and present. These are the digital incarnations his diary entries. Tuesday, December 13th I can distinctly recall my initial acquaintance with Taio Cruz’ ruthless dance floor anthem Hangover. It was only this morning that
My name is Nick Mason and I am a music journalist based in Melbourne. For the longest time, my expertise has involved conducting interviews with bands and artists and producing reviews of the work. Through this new series, I seek to explore brand new pastures and flex a few creative muscles, abandoning star-ratings and press