Archive for February, 2017

Mercury Rev + Primitive Motion + Fainting Spells @ The Zoo, 11.12.2015

Friday night brings the 7th day of Gigmas It’s a show I wasn’t expecting to get and indeed it’s come via a really late confirmation on the day of the show.  The show obviously hadn’t sold very well as there was a two-for-one fire sale in the last few days leading up to the gig […]

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats + Smoke @ Crowbar, 10.12.2015

Thursday and the 6th day of Gigmas Regular readers will by now know my thoughts on the Crowbar very well.  It’s even worse when it’s packed as unless you’re in the first couple of rows, you can’t see anything.  The stage is too low because the ceiling is too low.  If tonight isn’t a sell […]

Moon Duo + Dreamtime + Grinding Eyes @ The Zoo, 09.12.2015

And so to the fifth day of gigmas. From a packed Triffid last night, it’s a much less packed Wednesday night at The Zoo. Depressingly, it’s only my second gig at The Zoo this year (excluding popping in for some of the BigSound showcases. The only other time I was here during 2015 was for […]

Goat + King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard + ORB @ Triffid, 08.12.2015

Tuesday brings the fourth day of Gigmas. Although Triffid annoyingly never advertise their set times, checking on each band’s Facebook page I’m able to get the start times for the three bands playing tonight.  There are a lot of terribly named Australian bands and also a lot of bands that take on names that they […]

Thurston Moore Band @ Woolly Mammoth, 07.12.2015

It’s a Monday night and the third day of Gigmas (having had the Sunday night off, although I’m sure I could have found a show to go to, especially given all the Meredith sideshows in town at the moment). Gold Class are the single supporting act tonight and although I saw them on the Friday […]

Shellac + Crooked Fiddle Band @ Triffid, 05.12.2015

The second day of Gigmas takes me to Triffid for Shellac. Famously Shellac never have a guest list, something I learnt last time they played in Brisbane with a show at The Zoo. It’s not so much the buying the ticket that’s ever the issue with bands I want to see, it’s more that I […]