From St Kilda To Kings Cross

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

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

Link to interview on Sydney radio 2ser

Hi everyone – Here’s a link to my phone interview with Joel on Sydney radio 2SER this Halloween morning! It’s been great to have interest from Sydneysiders, with a few new … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sample maps of Sydney Morning Herald gig listings, 1983-1991

July 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Triple R audio from 2013, with The Urbanists and Stephen Cummings

Hello – here you can listen back to the audio of my Triple R interview in January, 2013. It’s a discussion of the early stages of my PhD, with help from Liz … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Northern Exposure – sample maps of the Taylor Project

Hello and welcome back. Since my last blog post, the historical spatial database is now considerably more populated and I’m in the process of using all this gig listings data to … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

No fluffy dogs! A discussion of the Sydney live music scene from 1986 to 1996

Hello and welcome and 20th century Sydney, where you can rent a room for $70 a week in Newtown…if you can stand the poodles. This blog post presents some maps … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · 5 Comments

August 1991: some sample advertisements and letters to the editor from the Sydney street press

Hello – Here’s a small sample of items in the Sydney street press of August 1991 that caught my eye while I was at the State Library of NSW recently. … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Local and/or general: An introductory post including some sample maps of the Models and Melbourne in 1980

Hello. By way of an introductory post for this blog, and to give an idea of the sorts of maps and discussions that will emerge from this PhD – and, … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 · 11 Comments

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