Author: Jonathan Alley

Patti Smith: The Platters that Matter

As Patti Smith’s unending life adventure shoots her toward Australia again for Bluesfest in April 2020 (and sideshows), STACK re-appraises her mighty catalogue. Bluesfest 2020 will be held in Byron Bay from April 9 –...

Iggy Pop, ‘Free’ review

Iggy Pop’s long creative ride – from The Stooges, to his Bowie-collabs, to some scattershot solo albums – has been both thrilling and maddeningly inconsistent, but he’s determinedly been himself. Inevitably, mortality will take...

The Wildest One: Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop is coming to stir up trouble in Australia for Bluesfest 2019 (with some extra dates thrown in) – and we’re so looking forward to it. If you’re taking the Pop plunge, don’t be without these gems. The luminaries are...

Master of the house: Springsteen on Broadway

Originally slated to play for just eight weeks, the now year-old, wildly successful Springsteen on Broadway show run in New York City is drawing to a close. Jonathan Alley reflects on how Bruce has drawn his world to the stage...

Gateways: Tangled Up in Bob

Bob Dylan, the self-described “song and dance man” whom David Bowie once remarked possessed a “voice like sand and glue”, brings his ever-evolving circus of song back to Australia this month. STACK navigates a cavernous...

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