The 5 Worst Things About Covering a Gig

The 5 Worst Things About Covering a Gig “You go to free concerts and meet all the stars …” They say, “You get your drinks free and you are invited to the after-show party… you wear a fancy laminate and you get to go back-stage … yadda yadda yadda …” Yes, we get it. Being… Read More

How To Write up a Story When the Artist is Dull

When you meet a (seemingly) colourless individual — it’s your job to do that ‘fixating’ thing on on behalf of your readers… It’s your job to reveal the face. To expose the person hidden behind the eyes … Here are some tips that may help … Read More

The Verification Process in Rock Journalism

We all know that feeling. It’s late and you’re very tired. You have just deleted a shed-load of unsolicited mail from your inbox. But one press release stands out. Perhaps the band’s name rings a bell. And the photo makes you smile. Maybe you are persuaded by the subject line that fools you into thinking… Read More