You have expectations when you go to a live show. I guess you call them expectations. If you go and see a band playing a small venue, the band are going to be lined up along the front of the stage, the drummer is going to be at the back, possibly on a small riser. […]
I was always planning to get tickets to see Lorde on this current tour. The tipping point that got me into acting on my intentions was seeing the broadcast of her amazing Glastonbury set online. For this festival appearance she performed in front of a shipping container-sized glass box that filled with dry ice and […]
I wrote a tribute to a man I never met – Daevid Allen from Gong/Soft Machine. I tried to make it as honest and true to life (which means injecting humour) as I could. I spoke to my close friend Mike Howlett first, as he’s played bass in Gong for three zillion years. I tried […]
I’ll admit right here that I’m not the most qualified person to write this review. But then, you don’t read Collapse Board for qualified persons anyway, do you? I’ll also admit that, the third time I chugged down Sucker (for that is indeed how you consume Charli XCX – bottle held high over yr lips […]
Please, no more words. Just incredible. Ah, never mind. Maybe it might be interesting to reproduce some of the commentary on Facebook around a link to this post. Many people seem to take issue with my taste here. Everett True Steve Gullick, you heard this? 8 hrs · Like Steve Five “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” – […]
Words: Sophie Blackhall-Cain Photos: Reuben Beer For the first time in recent memory, Laneway’s line up this year failed to grab me. Megastars Lorde and HAIM made the relatively low ticket price seem worth it, but I was dubious as to whether each of the acts could pull off strong performances. So it was with […]
Man, what a crazy goddamned year. Not the music, the music was great.
Everett True’s 100 Favourite Songs of 2013. Yes, one hundred, and every last fucking song is genius.
Maybe that’s why I’m increasingly turning to Tasmania. I know what it’s like to be ignored.