Posts Tagged ‘Brisbane’

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 […]


Gold Class + Per Purpose + Pleasure Symbols @ The Foundry, 04.12.2015

The first day of Gigmas continues with Gold Class at The Foundry, which is basically the after show from the 4ZZZ Birthday party at the Old Museum.  By the time I get here, I’ve already missed the opening 100%  but get to see the rest of the night’s bands. The last time I saw GC […]


4ZZZ’s 40th Birthday Party @ The Old Museum, 04.12.2015

We’re into the last month of the year and a run of shows that I’m calling Gigmas.  Thanks largely to all the Meredith sideshows happening in Brisbane, it’s a crazy nine shows in nine days, just like the good old days at Rave.  It makes such a refreshing change to get some festival sideshows, given […]


Tame Impala + Mini Mansions + Koi Child @ Riverstage, 21.11.2015

Three albums in and why Tame Impala are so well liked is still a mystery to me.  I say that as someone who bought the first couple of albums to try to work out; it reminds me of when I bought the Wolfmother album to try to understand what that fuss was all about.  I […]


My Disco + 100% + Cured Pink @ Crowbar, 20.11.2015

Traditionally you expect the lights to get better as a gig goes on, in a similar fashion to the sound improving for the headline act.  Tonight is one of those nights where the lighting goes in reverse and is best for the opening band.  Cured Pink have a couple of the band being lit, 100% […]


Future Islands + Curse Ov Dialect @ Triffid, 16.11.2015

I was never sold on that Future Islands appearance on Letterman, I didn’t get the hype about either them or the performance.  That perception changed when they played at Laneway earlier this year, when they were one of the standout acts of the day.  I think sometimes (maybe often) TV appearances just don’t translate into […]


AC/DC + The Hives + Kingswood @ QSAC, 12.11.2015

AC/DC are a band I grew up with and have been listening to and enjoying for decades.  I’d never seen them so bought a ticket for one of the QSAC shows, a venue that’s just up the road from where I live, never expecting to be successful with applying for a photo pass.  Getting a […]


Pulled Apart By Horses + YELLOWCATREDCAT + Release The Hounds @ Crowbar, 29.10.2015

When I saw Pulled Apart By Horses at Soundwave a few years back, they were one of the standout bands of the day. I thought there was something Zeppelin-esque in the riffs even though listening to them on Spotify the following day while editing the photos, they sounded nothing like them. It’s one of those […]


E^ST + Golden Vessel, Mid Ayr @ Black Bear Lodge, 01.10.2015

On the Wednesday night I stayed in the Valley after work as Kirin J Callinan was playing a random Brisbane show at Brightside. After having some food (burrito), I headed to the venue at around 8:30pm only to find that the headliner was playing a 10:40 to 11:30pm set. On a Wednesday. So I just […]


Sixfthick + HITS + Deafcult @ Crowbar, 26.09.2015

The only note I made for this show was that my ears were still ringing on the Monday.  And that was with wearing earplugs.  Every time a band I like and/or want to see announces a tour and the Brisbane date is at Crowbar, I die a bit inside.  I’m sure they’re lovely people, it’s […]


BIGSOUND 2015, 10.09.2015 – Part 2

The final set of photos from BigSound 2015. Highlights were Jonny Telephone at Ric’s, one of the pleasant surprises of the whole thing, and, as yesterday, Major Leagues and Totally Mild. I’d never seen Waax before and they were fun to photograph as was Milwaukee Banks. I’m not a fan of the music but really […]


BIGSOUND 2015, 10.09.2015 – Part 1

As for Parts 1 and 2 from the first night of showcases, these photos are presented alphabetically rather than in chronological order from the night. Looking through them now it’s hard to remember anything or anyone that really stood out from this selection of bands. Maybe Darts, maybe Sui Zhen? That’s the trouble with cramming […]


BIGSOUND 2015, 09.09.2015 – Part 2

I’ve been too lazy to sort out the Bigsound photos by the time the acts played, instead you get them by alphabetical order, with Part 2 of the first night being the bands starting with a letter between L – W. Highlights from this set of photos from the first night of showcases are Major […]


BIGSOUND 2015, 09.09.2015 – Part 1

I went to BigSound and photographed a lot of bands across the two nights of live showcases.  It’s one of those occasions where photo opportunities are maximised at the expense of spending time with any of the acts. Highlights from this first set of photos were the musically-worlds-apart Aldous Harding and High Tension.  The Aldous […]


Blank Realm + Nite Fields + 100%, 05.09.2015

Nine months and more on, I realised that I’d completely missed to log this show or write any notes about it. It was the launch party for Blank Realm’s latest album and a good show from what I remember, with good supports too, although also the usual frustration of photographing Blank Realm in poorly lit […]


The Smith Street Band + The Grates + Deafcult @ Crowbar , 22.07.2015

The advert for this show was a strange bill.  Deafcult were the only band I’d heard of and although I wanted to get around to finally seeing them, it was a bit pricey, at $20, for a couple of bands I’d never heard of.  Googling the bands showed me that one of them was the […]


Alpine + Pearls + Olympia @ Triffid, 03.07.2015

It was a surprise to open Brisbane street press publication, ‘The Music’, a couple of weeks ago and find that the lead review for that edition only gave the new Alpine album 2.5 stars. Obviously whether or not it was worthy of 2.5 stars is neither here nor there, albums by Australian acts getting anything […]


Gang of Youths + Ecca Vandal + The Furrs @ Woolly Mammoth, 16.05.2015

I’d had a few listens through of the new Gang of Youths as I knew they had an upcoming show in Brisbane and wanted to check out whether they sounded like a band that would appeal and be worth checking out to photograph. At the same time as this is going on, there’s a piece […]


Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders + Alex Cameron @ The Brightside, 15.05.2015

There are two things you learn in each and every Jack Ladder review. The first is that his real name is Tim Rogers, while the second is a line or two that compares his voice to Nick Cave. It’s strange because listening to the new album I’m reminded far more of David Sylvian, and even […]


Charli XCX + Tkay Maidza @ The Met, 07.05.2015

I don’t know why but I’ve struggled for new music that I’ve liked so far in 2015 [and continued to do so for the rest of the year]. Last year was such a good year for music but this year has been more of less an endless parade of over-hyped acts and disappointing releases. It […]


Peaches + Monster Zoku Onsomb + MKO @ Max Watt’s, 06.05.2015

Having flu means a couple days of work. It also means missing out on the interview, Q&A and book launch with Peaches at Avid Reader the day before the show. I tried my hardest to get there by spending the entire day in bed and getting up at the very last minute I needed to […]