Message from the Moshpit

Concert & Festival Photography

MONA FOMA 2016

MOFO 2016 was a much more low-key affair than previous years. Moved from the cavernous shed on Hobart’s waterfront to the MONA museum itself, it was a weekend of discovery, with performances popping up all over the place, and percussion was the running theme of the weekend. (more…)

Michael Hurley at Northcote Social Club, 27 January 2016

I’ve been listening to American folk legend Michael Hurley since my American friend Bob Moore introduced me to his music in the early 90s. Over the past 25 years, Bob has been feeding me a constant stream of Hurley and I’ve amassed quite a collection of mixtapes, CDs and vinyl, along with various other paraphernalia including magazine articles, compilations, and Hurley’s own unique comic books. (more…)

Meredith Music Festival 2015

I was eagerly anticipating both Thurston Moore and Shellac at Meredith Music Festival’s 25th anniversary and they didn’t disappoint. So much good at this festival, it’s hard to know where to begin with the praise. From hitting the ground running loud and fast with Power on Friday afternoon, through to Drug Sweat‘s crazy antics on Sunday, via Goat, Father John Misty and Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, it was a wonderful festival all round.

For me, though, it was Shellac who stole the festival, followed closely by Thurston.

 

Queenscliff Music Festival 2015

My first time at this lovely festival, was excited to see Ron Sexsmith, Robert Forster, Hoodoo Gurus and Cookin’ on Three Burners with Stella Angelico and Tex Perkins, but the whole festival didn’t disappoint!