Posts Tagged ‘The Zoo’

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

ZA! @ The Zoo, 23.01.2015

Straight after the Shonen Knife show at GoMA, it was a quick bus ride to the Valley for the Johnny & The Fembots show at Black Bear Lodge.  The plan was to photograph this show as well but as the band had already started playing by the time we got there and the front of […]

Cibo Matto + Richard In Your Mind + Ben Ely @ The Zoo, 29.10.2014

I have the photos to prove that I was there, but struggle to recall many memories from the night.  There are some nights when you become so pre-occupied with photographing that the night quickly passes you without making much of an impression.  It happens on ‘bad’ nights when you’re not happy with the photographs you’re […]

Courtney Barnett + D.D. Dumbo + Mosman Alder @ The Zoo, 11.10.2014

There was life before Kate Bush and there is life after Kate Bush. The live shows I’ve been to in the last couple of months just haven’t done it for me and it’s all La Bush’s fault for putting on the greatest show ever. Admittedly, I haven’t set my aim that high since getting back […]

Pop Will Eat Itself + Dog Machine + Monster Zoku Onsomb @ The Zoo, 05.09.2014

Last Wednesday I was in London seeing Kate Bush, this Wednesday I was in Perth seeing No Bunny.  At one point during the show a bottle of whisky was passed from the stage into the audience, some ‘mates’ forced it down their mate’s throat and within seconds he is vomiting all over the floor. Last […]

I Used To Skate Once 10 @ The Zoo, 26.06.2014

An ever-present in my social diary as soon as they announce the dates. Looking forward to this year’s show although not sure how much the change from a Thursday night to a Friday night will change it. I liked it best when The Zoo opened at 5:30pm and I could saunter over straight from work […]

DZ Deathrays + Palms + Foam @ The Zoo, 09.05.2014

At a guess I’d say that the members of Foam have a few albums between them, at least two of which are by Nirvana. It’s the second time I’ve seen Palms recently and they get a generous 45 minute for a supporting band. Tonight’s show is a few days after my 10th anniversary of living […]

Cults + The Furrs @ The Zoo, 06.05.2014

First published on Collapse Board Back in Collapse Board’s glory days of 2011 we ran 10 reviews of Cult’s debut album. It didn’t go down very well with a number of people and I can remember one nameless Brisbane-based street press music writer (nameless more because I can’t actually remember who actually said, rather than […]

Wire + Per Purpose + Multiple Man @ The Zoo, 19.02.2014

One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2014 was to do more interviews. It wasn’t really because I really wanted to do them and re-invent myself as an interviewer as much as it was that we kept being offered them and no one was ever interested. So potential interviews with the likes of Mudhoney, Future […]

Mudhoney + feedtime + Gravel Samwidge @ The Zoo, 18-01-2014

Once again it’s very slim pickings for music festival sideshows in Brisbane in 2014. I think the Mudhoney show at The Zoo, the night before the festival starts its Australian dates at its new Gold Coast location, might be the only Big Day Out sideshow in town this year. Knowing that there’s a long day […]

Future Of The Left + Turnpike + Damn Terran @ The Zoo, 05.01.2014

I was a bit of a later adopter to crowd funded albums. I guess I’m a late adopter to most things, everything from CD players (I bought my first dedicated, non-computer one in 2007) to iPods (I was given my first one as a birthday present in 2010). I mean I still go to the […]

Bardo Pond + Dreamtime @ The Zoo, 02.08.2013

As with so many shows I go to, it’s another evening spend initially wondering about how many are going to be here tonight.  There’s the usual handful when arrive, only just getting into double figures by the time the first act plays but surprisingly the numbers swell by the time the headliners play.  There’s far […]

Kirin J Callinan + Standish/Carlyon + Scraps + Per Purpose @ The Zoo, 29.06.2013

I’ve been suffering with a throat infection (that almost 3 months on doesn’t feel like it’s fully gone) and miss out on the BBQ/Lovely Legs/Go Violets show at The Troubadour on the Friday night, hoping that I’ll be feeling better for tonight. I still feel completely wiped out but it’s a good looking bill that […]

Matt & Kim + Citizen Kay + Tiger Beams @ The Zoo, 09.05.2013

Although I’d done a couple of interviews for Rave as their go-to person for taking to people about photography, and in fact my first ever effort wound up being the feature story, I’d never done a Q&A before.  Having been offered one with Matt & Kim, and with no one else showing any interest, I […]

Bob Mould + Screamfeeder @ The Zoo, 08.03.2013

If there’s one thing that happens on a regular occurrence in Brisbane, it’s weeks and weeks without any interesting gigs and then everyone playing on the same night. Tonight’s heavyweight clash is between Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at The Riverstage and Bob Mould playing Copper Blue at The Zoo. Relevant but a whole […]

Deadshits 4 – Woods + Hunx & His Punx + Black Realm vs Naked On The Vague + Kitchens Floor @ The Zoo, 25.01.2013

A very last minute arranged trip to The Zoo for the latest edition of Deadshits. Although I’d photographed Deadshits #1 and Deadshits #2, and taken a bunch of photos that I really like, I didn’t make it to #3.  Looking at a line-up that included Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, Absolute Boys, Angel Eyes, Kitchen’s Floor, […]

Texas Tea + The Gin Club + The Madisons + James X. Boyd & The Boydoids @ The Zoo, 26.10.2012

They’re far too few and far between in my book, but Texas Tea album launches are always a highlight of any year. I can’t believe it’s been four years since the last one. Where did the time go? They’re a highlight not only because they see the official release of a new set of songs […]

I Used To Skate Once 8 @ The Zoo, 21.06.2012

Another year, another I Used To Skate Once night at The Zoo. The years just fly by. Despite the recent quiet times and lack of gigs that I’ve been interested in photographing in recent weeks/months, I’m photographing Kirin J Callinan at Black Bear Lodge tonight so end up flitting between the two venues to catch […]

First Aid Kit + Little Scout @ The Zoo, 16.03.2012

As is becoming a habit for me, I don’t get there in time to see Big Strong Brute and as the actual times have been changed from those advertised I also manage to miss the start of Little Scout. The band say that they haven’t played for six months but I think I probably saw them […]

Real Estate + Feathers @ The Zoo, 13.03.2012

Running late again, I get to The Zoo twenty minutes after Tight Slip are due to start but with still another ten minutes left of their set. I can hear them playing as I walk up to the venue’s front door, but in the time it takes to walk up the stairs, get my hand […]

Wild Flag + Love Of Diagrams + Blank Realm @ The Zoo, 11.03.2012

By the time I get to The Zoo, Blank Realm have already started. Walking up the stairs of the venue they already sound really good but then I realise that I’ve probably seen them most often at Woodland with its terrible sound. They’ve always been good and I’ve always really enjoyed seeing them but everything […]