Archive for April, 2009

Summer Tones @ The Zoo

After a seemingly quiet few weeks, the Summer Tones mini-festival finds itself at The Zoo on a balmy Friday night when Brisbane is enjoying an embarrassment of gig-riches; the Fire & Flood benefit at The Tivoli, featuring Powderfinger, The Grates, Robert Forster, The John Steel Singers, The Boat People and Dan Parsons, Violent Soho’s farewell […]

Gary Numan @ The Tivoli

One of my very early musical memories was this on Top Of The Pops.  So when Gary Numan rolls into town to play at the Tivoli, how can I refuse. The trouble is that I only really know the very early stuff, and whilst these songs (‘Cars’, ‘Down In The Park‘, ‘We Are So Fragile‘, […]

Jeff Beck @ BCC

When I photographed G3 a couple of years ago I crossed a couple guitarists from my formative teenage music years off my list of guitarists to photograph. Jeff Beck playing Brisbane means the list can be updated, along with a few other names I’ve added in the meantime: The List Yngwie Malmsteen [x] Joe Satriani […]

UnderExposed Launch

The UnderExposed exhibition that I have previously blogged about and more formally written about opened on Thursday night with the VIP/private viewing night. And it was a really fantastic night. I got there just before the official opening time and definitely had a real sense of awe at walking into the gallery and seeing all […]

Gareth Liddiard @ The Troubadour

I think I’ve probably said enough about The Drones on my blog like here, here, here and here.  And knowing that I’m down to cover them again in a couple weeks, when they play the launch night at the new Hi-Fi Bar in West End, I won’t say much about them now, even though a […]

Laughing Clowns @ GoMA

Following on from their ATP Australia shows, Laughing Clowns returned to Brisbane to play their own show as part of the Up Late season for the GoMA’s Optimism exhibition. It was another excellent performance from the band, and one that was surprisingly well attended. There probably weren’t as many people as at Wolfmother’s gig at […]

Rave’s UnderExposed Edition

This week’s edition of Rave has the UnderExposed exhibition on the front cover.  The montage includes one of my Afrirampo photos (just underneath the ‘-VE” of RAVE).  The lead feature is a story I wrote about music photography to promote the exhibition, based on an interview with Time Off photographer Stephen Booth, one of the […]

Fuck Buttons + Dead Meadow + Afrirampo @ The Powerhouse

Brisbane not being Sydney or Melbourne (or at least not Mt Buller) means we are deprived of the full ATP line-up, making do with a week of selected highlights; Harmonia, Michael Gira, and Psarandonis playing separate gigs in the Powerhouse’s Visy Theatre, the main one-day, one-stage festival, with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Saints, Spiritualized, Robert […]