Archive for 'Brag 394 (January 10)'
THOSE DARLINS If you just saw a band blend punk, country, blues and 50s rock’n’roll into one majestic melting pot, do you have to call it rockabilly? And when they all end up being really cute young girls, does that mean I have to mention The Runaways? And what’s with all the rhetorical questions? These [...]
TIM ROGERS Everyone has that figure in their extended family; the mysterious drunkard uncle. The one you haven’t seen for five Christmases, who has all the stories you want to hear. The one who formed one of Australia’s most loved bands of last generation, toured the world and played a solo Christmas show at The [...]
FALLS FESTIVAL Wednesday. With the Day-Glo pop of Tim & Jean bleating adorably up from the Valley Stage, I formed an instant spiritual connection to the crunchy crack-spheres known as Kofta Balls. I introduced my Falls-virgin boyfriend to the glory that is Sitting On The Hill With Food Watching The Valley Stage, until The Cool [...]
Setting up our tent under exactly zero shade, an arms length from the questionable toilets and opposite the throbbing Dub Shack, was really our own damn fault. But such is the beauty of Peats Ridge that even sleepless nights, pincered between pounding dub and suffocating heat, couldn’t dampen our spirits. Day one started with the [...]
FIELD DAY 2011 With the sweaty, sunburned skin of ecstatically-writhing humanity prevalent enough to intimidate even the most intrepid of festival/Mardi Gras goers, welcome to Field Day 2011. Taking respite from the heat inside a giant inflatable igloo, A-trak is making the masses move by scratching across samples of Kris Kross’ ‘Jump’ and Kanye West’s [...]