From St Kilda To Kings Cross

A completed PhD investigating the geography of live music in Sydney and Melbourne between the 1980s and 2000s.

General update, acknowledgements, and copy of thesis conclusions chapter

Hi everyone, As mentioned in my preceding post, I have recently passed my thesis. I am very happy indeed to have reached this milestone. Superlatives fall short, so I can … Continue reading

March 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Talk at State Library of NSW – now online

Hi everyone – My talk for the Tony Mott “What A Life!” series  at the State Library of New South Wales in 2015, is now online. Complete with Whitlams song! … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · Leave a comment


Hi everyone – Here I am quoted in an interview by music photographer and RMIT student Sarah Chavdaroska. I even got away with a sausage roll pun. Enjoy!

May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Some 3D visualizations

Hi everyone – here are some 3D visualizations of live music performances by venue, taken from different street press samples in Sydney and Melbourne 1991-2006. The taller the symbol, the more … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

PBS 106.7FM Breakfast Spread, Tuesday 22nd March 8:30am

Hi everyone – I’ll be on PBS 106.7 FM this  Tuesday 22nd March, at 8:30am, talking with Cat and Nick for the weekly State of the Art session. The theme is … Continue reading

March 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Quoted in The Guardian today: “I been locked out, I been locked in”

Hi everyone – I’m quoted here in The Guardian today with regards to the recent lively discussions of Sydney lockout laws. The datablog team at The Guardian have also quickly … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

interview on “My Friend…Does Stuff” podcast

“Ever wondered what on earth your friend does all day when they’re not hanging out with you? To them it’s just daily life but I have some friends that do … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Public talk at State Library of NSW, afternoon of Saturday 31st October, 2015

Hi everyone – I will be giving a free public talk at the State Library of New South Wales on the afternoon of Saturday 31st October. This is part of … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · 4 Comments

Interview for ABC Melbourne

Hi everyone – Here I am in an ABC Online article, pictured outside the Chevron apartment complex, formerly the Chevron Hotel (and host to the most gigs in Melbourne in 1983). … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Lost Venues, Long Nights” – a feature for Cordite Poetry Review, February 1st 2015

Hi everyone – Here’s a link to my recent contribution to Cordite Poetry Review, February 1st 2015:  Lost Venues, Long Nights: An Introduction to Historical Maps of Live Music in Sydney … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

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