Archive for May, 2011

BluesFest 2011: Day 1 – Thursday 21.04.2011

Last year I went to BluesFest for the first time. I’d never applied to cover it before as being away from home for five days over a public holiday long weekend seemed a bit unfair and selfish. Plus the cost of being away down in Byron for five days always put me off. But last […]

Boomgates + Super Wild Horses + Per Purpose @ Woodland, 07.05.2011

My first trip to Woodland last year (to see sixfthick) was really enjoyable and I had high hopes for the new venue.  However, in the last 6 or so months I’ve found myself disliking the place more and more.  It’s no big issue really, I mean I don’t like loads of the venues in Brisbane […]

The Go! Team + Toy Balloon @ The Zoo, 03.05.2011

I always despise those half arsed, cliche-ridden, lazy street press live reviews that end along the lines of  “…and the crowd all left with smiles on their faces”.    However, if anyone reviewing tonight’s Go! Team show ends their review with similar words, I’d be more than happy to forgive them. [update: oh, look! ] […]

Flood Bank @ The Old Museum, 03.02.2011

The evening before Laneway finds me at the Old Museum for the Flood Bank benefit night, as the name suggests a fundraiser for people affected by the 2011 floods in Queensland, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Premier’s Flood Appeal.  As well as the gig, the organisers asked a number of Brisbane music […]

Stature::Statue + Velociraptor + Dune Rats + Horse Fight + Tape/Off @ The Zoo, 28.04.2011

It’s the launch night for Stature::Statue’s debut album but also their last show.  It seems to happen a lot in Brisbane that bands either make an album and either call it a day soon after (as recently done by The Rocketsmiths) or get most of the way through recording and don’t even get around to […]

Belle & Sebastian @ The Tivoli, 07.03.2011

Seeing Belle & Sebastian at All Tomorrow’s Parties in the UK in December was exciting.  It wasn’t just that the band were curating the weekend and the main band on the Saturday night or that ATP is the more civilised way to experience a music festival but it the weekend was part of a two […]

Seekae + Ghoul @ Woodland, 15.04.2011

I see that there are time listed for three acts tonight on Woodland’s Facebook page but as I don’t bother to check each of them out I arrive at the venue nice and early for Bardeya, only to find it’s a laptop DJ for the next 45 minutes. The weird thing about tonight is that […]

Splendour In The Grass 2010 – Day 3

Day Three of Splendour and the battery in my mobile lasts long enough for a single tweet: Tent collapse. Slept in car. Need hat. Bad hair. Festival oversold. Florence carnage. Raisin bread and can of mother for breakfast. #sitg. It’s a good summary of Saturday night/Sunday morning. I keep seeing the reformed Pixies and they […]