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Stephen Malkmus – London – 9 December 2009

Stephen Malkmus has been ‘jicking’ for as long now as he was leading the charge in Pavement, releasing as many albums, yet never reaching the same heights. His solo career seemed to be in constant war of expectation over delivery. It's not Pavement. It's not a bunch of twenty-year-olds fighting their generation. But the louche stage prescence, that hazy cynical drawl, the greying hair framing the eyes in a semi-slacker curl, little has changed over the years.

By | 2015-08-10T05:03:31+00:00 March 13th, 2010|Categories: Live Reviews|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Rowland S. Howard – In Rememberence (2009)

Forever known as Nick Cave's red right hand in the Birthday Party, Rowland was the purveyor of that skeletal, metallic guitar style that along with the bass growl of Tracey Pew, defined the sound of the band. Speaking to Static's Chris Berkley, only a few weeks before his passing, Rowland S. Howard recounts his extensive career and his brief return to music with Pop Crimes.

By | 2015-08-11T02:19:16+00:00 March 1st, 2010|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Jay Reatard – London – 13 November 2009

Musicians die. Sometimes quite unexpectedly, most before their time, but not often enough for your brain to idle between song, between string changes or tunings to wonder “will this be the last time?”. You don’t, because you’re too busy enjoying the moment. Having witnessed Jay Reatard play what would be his last ever show in London, he was anything but the vision of a man kicking out the last of his jams.

By | 2015-08-10T05:03:37+00:00 February 15th, 2010|Categories: Live Reviews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Girls – Lusting for Life (2009)

You've probably seen the x-rated video clip for "Lust for Life". The 'penis as microphone' image is something you really don't recall seeing in pop videos these days, either then or now (and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong). As vague and internet-search challenging as calling your band Girls is, Christopher Owens and Chet "JR" White are both neither, and are, so to speak.

By | 2015-08-11T02:19:34+00:00 February 11th, 2010|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Continuum Books 33 1/3 Album Series

A look into Continuum's must-read 33 1/3 series of books that investigate the history and stories behind some of the greatest albums ever made, including reviews of the most recent releases in the series -- Big Star's Radio City and Elliott Smith's XO.

By | 2018-07-19T05:44:52+00:00 January 24th, 2010|Categories: Book Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Dappled Cities – We Step Inside Their Wall of Zound (2009)

Sydney art-pop quintet Dappled Cities have steadily grown in status in the last ten years with 2006’s Granddance and their most recent psyche-pop opus Zounds. Last year, we spoke to Dave Rennick, guitarist and vocalist of Dappled Cities about birthing and touring the album.

By | 2015-08-11T02:19:49+00:00 January 24th, 2010|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

No Money, No Family – On Tour With The Scare

A first (and probably last) for Webcuts as we jump in the back of a tour van and hit the road with ex-Brisbane trouble makers, now Sydney's problem, The Scare, as they attempt to corrupt the people of Melbourne with their new 'voodoo, and nothing, not even the death of Michael Jackson, was going to get in their way.

We Were Promised Jetpacks – Q&A (2009)

...And we got them. Darren Lackie drummer from Glasgow's anthem driven rock band We Were Promised Jetpacks does the honours - "We've learnt from our mistakes recording the first album though so who knows with the next one (please let us have a next one, I don't want a job)"

Vivian Girls – Joining the Sophomore Set (2009)

Cassie, Katy and Ali aka Vivian Girls are back again with their sophomore album Everything Goes Wrong and we caught up with them in a place where nothing ever goes wrong, unless you have a show scheduled at the Hopetoun Hotel this week (fyi girls - it's closed).

By | 2015-08-11T02:20:08+00:00 September 29th, 2009|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Way Out West – Gothenburg – 15 August 2009

The third day of Sweden's 2009 Way Out West is a quieter affair but we still manage to squeeze in Patrick Wolf, Jenny Wilson, Vampire Weekend, Wolfmother, Lily Allen, My Bloody Valentine and Deerhunter.