TheVine interview: Henry Rollins — “Hate, fear, and division. That’s where America’s at.” March 2012

I interview former Black Flag frontman and spoken word artist Henry Rollins for TheVine. Excerpt below. The biggest problem when told you have 20 minutes on the phone with Henry Rollins is what exactly to talk about. Rollins’ life hasn’t beendished out in just events and episodes, but rather grand arcs of interest, each of which […]

Mess+Noise story: ‘Is Our Live Music Scene In Crisis?’, March 2012

A feature for Mess+Noise looking at the state of Australia’s live music scene. For the story I spoke to operators of The Tote and The Workers Club in Melbourne, Oxford Art Factory and The Annandale in Sydney, Alhambra Lounge in Brisbane, the Grace Emily Hotel in Adelaide, and The Brisbane Hotel in Hobart. You’d think these would […]

TheVine story: ‘Tram Sessions’, March 2012

A feature story for TheVine looking at Tram Sessions, a Melbourne public music project developed by Nicklas Wallberg and Carl Malmsten. The idea is simple: get bands and musicians onto Melbourne’s iconic trams. So far, Passenger, Amanda Palmer, Lanie Lane, Georgia Fair and Ben Kweller have all taken part. Excerpt below. The daily commute has always […]

TheVine story: ‘The Small With It All: Brisbane’s Best Boutique — Apartment’, March 2012

My third story for TheVine‘s ‘The Small With It All’ series. This week I was asked to identify Brisbane’s best boutique. I chose Apartment on Charlotte Street in the city. Excerpt below. The first question to address with Apartment is where exactly to find it. Like any self-respecting boutique, the place is a fucker to […]

TheVine story: ‘Anton Bruehl’s vintage photography exhibition at QUT’, March 2012

I was amazed to recently discover the work of photographer Anton Bruehl. A 20th century pioneer in both commercial and colour photography, Bruehl created stunning pictures that fall somewhere between Modernism and the still-life portraiture that he dabbled in as youth in rural Australia. In 1919 — and at the age of 19 — Bruehl […]