You know those people who seem to be at every gig, the ones who wait until the head-liners have just come on stage before pushing their way through the crowd to get a good spot at the front, and pissing everyone off in the process? Yeah, those guys.
Muse brought The 2nd Law Tour through Brisbane tonight! Andrew Wade was down at the Entertainment Centre and grabbed some great shots of everyone's fave Devon trio bringing their latest album, plus some classics, to life once more.
It’s 8pm and The Hi-Fi is slowly filling, but nowhere near full. 6ft Hick are the first act billed, and they deliver. The Australian rock/folk/swamp legends have been kicking around the traps for almost twenty years and it shows -they set a high standard for the evening. Ben and Geoff Corbett are spastically dancing, frenetically exchanging screams and shouts.
Andrew Wade takes us to the Hi-Fi in Brisbane to witness the mighty power of The Melvins with support from HELMET. Check out these photos from last night:
Heading into West End in Brisbane on Thursday night was somewhat of an experience. Black and white face paint, baggy threads and ‘Whoop Whoops’ filled the streets and the air as the Juggalos descended on The Hi-Fi to see their beloved Insane Clown Posse live in concert.
Andrew Wade brings us this gallery featuring the explosive METZ supported by hometown heroes DZ Deathrays and The Mercy Beat at The Rev in Brisbane. Enjoy, at your own risk:
Friday saw the first Australian leg of the Warped Tour since 2002, bringing with it the weight of punk rock folklore. On entry to the RNA Showgrounds, festival goers were welcomed by 35 degree heat, the smell of vinyl tents and one big-arse half pipe. I settled in for a long day in front of the outdoor stage which played host to the more punk end of Warped’s musical spectrum; with the indoor stage leaning towards metalcore. As more of the band shirt brandishing masses rolled in there was an anticipatory buzz of expectation. The crowd comprised largely of a generation who’d made a yearly ritual of staring longingly at the US tour’s line-up and now finally came their chance experience the legendary festival for themselves.
In town to play a brace of dates in support of their "Blinded" single launch from their successful fourth album Controller, Melbourne quartet British India – like the rest of us – would endure the stifling humidity of Fortitude Valley's The Zoo to once again prove why they are still one of the best young rock bands in the country.
Franz Ferdinand’s Australian tour was an attempt to remedy the devastating impact of Harvest Festival's cancellation, so it was unsurprising that not even a wet and stormy Sunday night could keep Brisbane fans at home.
As they record their much anticipated (and arguably long overdue) fifth record, and a national tour in December to celebrate their tenth anniversary, we caught up with Bridget Lewis of Brisbane's The Gin Club to talk about all this and much more...
It's hard to believe that Californian rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has been in existence since 1998. For me, their near-perfect blend of neo-psychedelia and barely-restrained garage-rock aggression transcends time and trends, owing to the fact that throughout their seven album, fifteen year career they haven't ever tried to be anyone but themselves.
Franz Ferdinand brought their stellar live show through to Brisbane's Tivoli on their short Australian tour. Andrew Wade brings you these photos!
The Keep on Dancin's played the Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane, supported by some kickass acts in Roku Music and Martyr Privates, proving that the noise had been brought to Brisbane well and truly on this Friday night.
Astrid and the Asteroids start the night of with their smooth lounge speckled with stardust and science flowing through the venue. It's a slightly otherworldly mix of calm jazzy sound, wonder and occasional scientific info blurbs with backing guitar, plunking keyboard and sad trumpet all marched by drums.