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This publication addresses the gender dimensions of people's lived experience and emphasizes how gender relationships differentially impact on women's and girls' as well as men's and boys' subjective well-being across the lifespan. It therefore fills a significant gap in the literature on quality of life and subjective well-being.
Essay. p72-75. The fourth issue of the Melbourne-based journal, Death of a Scenester.
The musical embodiment of a 'zero fucks given' attitude, their songs and general demeanor make you want to quit your day job and devote the rest of your days to the pursuit of just being a baller. I mean, they give fucks - but about their music, and Victoria Bitter, and their fans, and their mates, and the venues that support them.
Talk to anyone with any appreciation of punk in the 80s and they'll reference Descendents. Pioneers of the pop-punk, skate-punk, melodic-hardcore, whatever scene, the Descendents are more than likely the reason that your current favourite band are in existence.
It was an evening full of drunken swagger, extreme hip thrust and solid crooning. And thigh-chafing zebra print man-tights. Arriving early for Melbourne smooth operators I was genuinely surprised to see the line of punters already extending up the stairs and out the door.
Alkaline Trio area a band who make no bones about having feelings - a brave feat when one considers their background in the Chicago punk/hardcore scene of the late 1990s alongside bands such as Rise Against and The Lawrence Arms. In fact, they pride themselves on it.
For a select portion of Melbourne's music scene, Poison City Weekender is the ultimate bro-fest, where those who used to frequent The Arthouse (and now its younger sister, The Reverence) congregate to slap each other on the back for flying the 'true' flag of punk high over the rest of our heads.
Despite the afternoon's proceedings being set back by over an hour and with the sun still high in the sky, Melbourne's mild-mannered masses climbed up some rickety back steps to what can only be described as a tiny bit of low rise paradise: The rooftop of enduring Fitzroy venue The Evelyn.
Mention the word 'metal' to a Gen Y-er like myself and 'Metallica' is probably the first thing that springs to mind and maybe like, 'titanium' if they're a very literal sort of person. Mention the word to anyone else, and they'll tell you about the band whose studio floor Metallica once used as a crash pad.
Fireballs are flag-bearers for the glory days of Melbourne pub-rock. As the bandits of 'psychobilly' they've carved a niche for themselves that scratched the harsh veneer of thrash/metal/punk with a bit of friendly rockabilly.
It's been a long time since I've seen tonight's openers, Fourteen Nights At Sea. With equal parts excitement and apprehension, I was curious to hear how they've progressed since their debut record, Isola (2008).