Archive for June, 2010

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions @ The Tivoli 24-06-2010

One thing I often wonder about the move away from music as a physical product to a digital one is whether the same emotional attachment is there as it was for the older generation.  It’s just not the ritualistic nature that used to exist – buying the album, looking at the photos on the inlay […]

Mick Turner + Opals & Pooles + Ghost Notes @ The Hangar 23-06-10

Up until tonight I’d never been to The Hangar, although had been close a few weeks ago.  When I say close I actually mean having dinner in the Lebanese restaurant across the road before deciding that I was too exhausted and getting a taxi back for a more relaxing Saturday night in front of the TV.  […]

Tumbleweed + The Meanies + Hytest @ The Hi-Fi Brisbane 02-05-2010

Since moving to Australia, I’d heard a lot about Tumbleweed, mostly via the Time Off Message Board, all of it glowing in its praise of the band; they’ve been talked about as the main Australian band from the 1990s that missed out on becoming massive. Although I’d checked out a few songs on YouTube and […]

All Tomorrow’s Parties – The Nightmare Before Xmas 2009 – My Bloody Valentine vs ‘The Holocaust’

Back in the day, way back in March 1992 I could have gone to see My Bloody Valentine play at Whitley Bay Ice Rink on the Rollercoaster tour, where they were supporting Jesus & Mary Chain along with Dinosaur Jr and with Blur opening.  But at the time I wasn’t that into any of the […]

All Tomorrow’s Parties – The Nightmare Before Xmas 2009 – Part 1

Amazingly not only have more than six months passed since the December 2009 10 days of ATP bonanza but Minehead has also played host to another couple of amazing looking ATP festivals, with Matt Groening curating the first weekend and Pavement the second.  As usual, there were some amazing bands on both of bills and […]

Seja + Otouto @ The Troubadour 22-04-2010

Somewhat strangely Seja chooses a Thursday night for the hometown launch of her debut solo album, We Have Secrets But Nobody Cares, at The Troubadour, with Adelaide and Melbourne shows having happened the previous weekend and the Sydney launch happening the day after Brisbane.   It’s not quite a sell out but is fairly busy […]

Julian Casablancas @ The Tivoli 06-05-10

Generally a lot of the blame for restrictive terms and conditions when photographing concerts is laid at the door of management and promoters; an assumption that the artists leave the business side up to the people they pay to look after the business side of the industry and any bad treatment is carried out without […]