Archive for November, 2011

Richmond Fontaine + Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side @ The Troubadour, 29.05.2010

There’s an abundance of bands playing in the Valley tonight – with Texas Tea and Keep On Dancin’s at Ric’s and the R.I.P. Society Records Label Party in the Brunswick Street Mall with Dead Farmers, Royal Headache, Kitchen’s Floor and Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys – but I’m at The Troubadour again, the second of two […]


Meet Me In The Middle Of The Air @ The Riverstage, 23.07.2011

I enjoy the evenings that the Queensland Music Festival (QMF) puts on each year at the Riverstage as the festival’s main event. They always provide something different, the sort of show you’re unlikely to see in Brisbane unless it’s a special one-off, as with tonight’s pairing of Paul Kelly and Paul Grabowsky. ¬†They’re always well […]


Jesus Jones + The Wonder Stuff + Clouds @ The Tivoli, 18.08.2011

The third proper gig I ever went to was The Wonder Stuff. The Great Hall at Exeter University. 20 November 1989. The Wonder Stuff headling, Eat supporting, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin opening. ¬£6. From a music perspective, growing up in near Exeter was far from ideal. Few bands made the 80 miles each-way detour west of […]