Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Music! Is Everything ...

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  • Russell Brown,

    This is nice: the long-running New Zealand-based psych-rock blog The Active Listener gets an appreciation on Bandcamp.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22537 posts Report Reply

  • Moz,

    A.Zee is good. And he has playlists which makes it easier to use youtube as a radio :)

    This week I've also discovered Aurora and Agnes Obel, which are not at all like rap, more pretentious art student chick, but worthwhile nonetheless. And they've been around long enough that there's a reasonable body of work to listen to (yes, I know, that also means you all discovered them five years ago). My interest is limited, though, by the overuse of piano.

    Sydney, West Island • Since Nov 2006 • 1110 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    re – King’s Arms…

    there’s Departure Lounge, an exhibition…

    Deparcher Lounge surely?
    :- )
    …anyway, I always thought that ‘Departure Lounge’ was a fine Chad Taylor book.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7704 posts Report Reply

  • Hugh Wilson,

    I read some of the Grant Fell tributes, and had various memories triggered and various dots of other things Auckland in the early 1990's joined up. He seemed to be quite the instigator, the sort of person - as I think Russell noted - all scenes need to make things happen. The Headless Chickens were one of the biggest, if not the biggest, local bands circa 1992/93. If memory serves me right they headlined the BFM bombathon for several years in the old warehouses where the viaduct is nowadays, and I recall looking out for their new videos more so than other bands of the time. Also recall Planet making a splash, but never knew of the shared connection (or otherwise had forgotten) until reading of it in the last week - in all honesty, it wasn't a big surprise.

    Melbourne • Since Feb 2013 • 151 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Deparcher Lounge

    Someone buy this man a drink.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19518 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22537 posts Report Reply

  • Alan Perrott, in reply to Sacha,

    well I would but someone's nicked the taps.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 438 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Alan Perrott,

    won't be much left by the end.
    hope they find whoever nicked the sign.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19518 posts Report Reply

  • Moz,

    A.Zee: music ... and cooking. Is very odd.

    But I have been listening to Illegal Music on and off since this post. It's great, thanks for that Russel.

    Sydney, West Island • Since Nov 2006 • 1110 posts Report Reply

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