Wish You Were Here: A Tribute to Pink Floyd @ The Triffid
Sonic experimentation, philosophical lyrics, and extended compositions: Pink Floyd has a reputation and a repertoire truly worthy of tribute. With their sharp commentary of industrial society cloaked in a sound maintaining its other-worldliness over time; a few brave Brisbane bands took to The Triffid’s stage to do them proud.
The Whitlams @ The Triffid, 05/09/15
Roughly 50 years ago, Australia had a prime minister who axed military conscription, made university free, and introduced universal health care. In short he did what a prime minister is elected to do, making the country a better place for the public rather than looking after those wielding power.
Future Music Festival @ Doomben Racecourse, 2015
Good news guys - the future is awesome. If you can don fluro shorts and wrap-around sunglasses, you are going to have no problem navigating the forthcoming époque...
Elizabeth Rose Discotheque Series @ The Brightside, 05/04/15
Since last year’s release of The Worry, I’ve been hanging out to catch Seekae perform live, imagining that their penetrative sound would translate to a spine-tingling experience. I arrive at The Brightside a little later than intended, and thinking a dj was filling in time before Seekae’s set, order a drink, trying to clarify with the bartender whether they’ve played yet. He nods towards the stage, and says ‘that’s him there.’
Spoon @ The Hi-Fi, 11/02/15
I’ve heard it said that Austin is home of the weird. Whether weird is the right word, or unique is a more apt description, it’s hardly surprising that a collective as outstandingly original as Spoon, hail from this part of the world.
Ariel Pink @ The Brightside, 25/01/15
This year, Australia Day serendipitously fell on a Monday, giving Aussies the opportunity to do what Aussies do best, and go on a bender in the name of our happy-go-lucky, sunburnt nation. Venues in the Valley battled it out to win these punters over, each offering entire line ups for their own ‘Australia Day Eve’ parties. The Brightside’s Aus Eve game was strong; they had struck some international act oil, showcasing LA’s Ariel Pink, Baltimore lad Dan Deacon, Chicago-native How To Dress Well, vintage Dunedin outfit The Clean, as well as a host of edgy local collectives.
Ty Segall @ The Zoo, 19.12.14
On an already hot and dank night in Brisbane, The Zoo takes this to another level. Ty Segall’s gig wins Craziest Crowd prize, out of all of the hot and dank shows I’ve been to in Brisbane’s favourite upstairs venue. Unbelievably prolific for his 27 years, with nine albums (that I know of) to his name, Segall spans a healthy range of dynamics on the guitar-starring spectrum. Tonight was focused on the less laid-back of his repertoire.
Saskwatch @ The Zoo, 14/06/14
Eight scruffy looking guys bounce onstage and delve into their opening tune with tremendous energy and charisma. This charisma is only amplified, when front woman Nkechi Anele, undeniably stealing the stage from the moment she shimmies up to her microphone, begins the soulful interlude that is Saskwatch’s recent gig at The Zoo.
Moses Gunn Collective @ Black Bear Lodge, 15/08/14
Ensuring that an embellished psychedelia thrives on, in all of its neo-variations, we have our very own Brisbane scene to thank. Charlotte checked out the psych-rocking Moses Gunn Collective, and melodious psych-pop up-and-comers, Salvadarlings at an intimate gathering round Black Bear Lodge’s stage.
New Film review on AAA Backstage
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