One gig that has always been scribbled in my diary for the last couple of years has been the annual Brisbane Sounds gig at The Zoo. The night is a showcase of local bands used as a fundraiser to raise money for a promotional CD sampler of Brisbane bands. You can read more about it and buy the CDs here. My blog posts from the 2008 and 2009 gigs are here and here and I also broke out a roll of film at last year’s gig.
The Brisbane Sounds 2010 CD was launched last Wednesday at a media night at The Zoo and I had a vested interest in attending as I was exhibiting a dozen photographs of local Brisbane bands, a number of whom are on this year’s CD, as part of a joint exhibition. The photos will also be on display at the gig night on Saturday 27 February.
In addition to the exhibition, the launch night also had live performances from Tara Simmons and Grand Atlantic, an interview between the Courier Mail’s Noel Mengel and Brisbane Sounds’ Blair Hughes and a really interesting panel discussion, chaired by Andrew McMillen and including a number of Brisbane musicians and music industry stalwarts, talking about some of the issues affecting the local scene at the moment. There are a few more photos from the launch night on Flickr.
The Brisbane Sounds 2010 gig night is on Saturday 27 February 2010 and promises to be another great night of local music, with the bill featuring The Gin Club, The Cairos, Grand Atlantic, The Coalition Crew, Lion Island and Dirtybird. Photos and a blog post from the night as and when.
Noel Mengel and Blair Hughes