An 18-month break from live music threatens to undo the hard work the punk scene did to make gigs more diverse and inclusive. Instead of ‘going back to normal’ we need gigs to be better than normal.
Sarah ponders her first gig back post-pandemic, and the way the live music landscape might be changing. Featuring Incisions @ The Peer Hat in Manchester.
Expecting an instant response is part of the way we work in 2020, but is it asking too much? Sarah explores why she's left you on read.
Mark McConville reflects on the importance of punk rock in uncertain times, and its power to mentally uplift us.
Manchester Punk Festival is a large multi-venue festival taking place in April each year. Remaining fervently DIY, it is staffed by a dedicated volunteers who come back every year. As part of that group, Sarah endeavoured to find out what makes MPF's volunteer team so special.
#MentallySound: tips for managing coronavirus panic and isolation, from someone's who's survived their own mental hell
Sarah discusses the joy of falling in love with ‘Wasted Energy’, the new album from frenetic Melbourne indie-punks Press Club.
Em Johnson condemns the insufficient toilet provisions for women; getting pissed off about pissing whilst getting pissed in a brewery.