This week in reviews was rather uneventful. Myself and the VBC’s Doug Téreu were roped into judging the heats for the student battle of the bands on Wednesday night at the Massey Tussock bar, then I checked out the finals on the Friday night.
With Education Vice President Joel Cosgrove Pulp – Different Class
Heartbreak, battling demons, corruption, tragedy and unorthodox playing in the hip-hop world all run deep in Sage Francis fourth release, Human the Death Dance. Hip-hop’s staple themes of bitches, guns and hustling are avoided by this “whitey” hip-hop street poet, who uses brutally honest and politically minded words as weapons. Francis was the first hip-hop […]
The man known to many as Smog has a recording career spanning seventeen years, and new long-player Woke on a Whaleheart, sees Callahan release his first record under his own name. However, even after shedding his alias, the first Callahan record still sits nicely among his other albums.
according to Salient feature writer, Nicola Kean The Velvet Underground and Nico – The Velvet Underground
Amour et Rock n’ Roll – The Ladybird Story I can think of many Ladybird alliterations. Lively. Lovely. Lucky. Loquacious. They all seem to fit; Ladybird are charming French indie-pop-rockers who once played in a tree.
Stolen Youth is Australia’s answer to melodic hardcore bands such as Good Riddance, Propagandhi and Strike Anywhere. Since bursting onto Adelaide’s punk scene in 2001 the band has persisted with its commitment to D.I.Y ethics.
MVP Friday 11th May Upstairs at MVP old Superman cartoons played on the big screen, and the floor and equipment were covered with random cardboard arrangements, while the Gruschow family recital, with special guests, Not So Experimental took place.
Lindon Puffin is a specimen all of his own, his past accusation of being like ‘Buddy Holly but on speed’ is fitting. Live, he is incredibly entertaining, a comedic musician whose talent lies in holding his crowd, which, for anyone, would be hard to capture on disc.