The Smith Street Band join Brisbane stalwarts The Grates and newcomers DEAFCULT for a "secret" pre-Splendour In The Grass party!
The Zoo in Brisbane can always be relied on to host a pumping show any night of the week. On this particularly cold Thursday night The Zoo was the perfect venue, not just for body warmth but a great show. This eclectic round up of gigs was a testimony to the local talent occupying Brisbane at the moment.
Brisbanites can rejoice. Sydney Vivid Festival has come and gone, and soon Brisbane will be stepping up to the plate with their own annual Brisbane Festival back again once more. Stars including Bernard Fanning, Megan Washington, Tim Winton, Martha Wainwright, Tom Thum, Lady Rizo, Marcia Hines, Paul Lewis and Renee Fleming will join exciting emerging talents in Brisbane from 5 to 26 September. If a few name drops already have you dancing in your seat with excitement prepare yourself for the performances that are on their way to Brisbane.
The Triffid has served up another fantastic gig to keep you going through the mid-week. This time Brisbane was visited by the folk of funk from Melbourne, The Bamboos. Bamboos fans will know their latest album The Rules of Attraction is a collaborative effort with Australian musician and You Am I front man Tim Rogers. So of course, this tour will have The Bamboos not just fronted currently by Kylie Auldist, by far the most fabulous heart and soul of the show, but also Tim Rogers himself jiving and grooving beside her.
Tim Rogers and The Bamboos played to a packed house at The Triffid in Brisbane on Thursday night, supported by the Ainslie Wills Trio. Julian Panetta was there to capture the man himself in all his glory.
Running from 30th of May to the 20th June, La Boite delivers another classic twisted sideways, doused in passion and set alight with incredible lighting and sound in the form of Euripides’ Greek tragedy Medea. From the minds of writer Suzie Miller and Director Todd McDonald, Medea will come face to face with Princess Glauce who was once like a young sister and is now a sworn enemy.
Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) will present Cult Japan in August, a celebration of the strange and outrageous in post-war Japanese cinema. The program includes underground and cult classics; Japan’s unique variation on horror and action cinema; and the excessive, surreal and kitsch depictions of love, revenge and technology that have made Japanese genre cinema an international success.
Have you ever been to Unicorn Island? I’m proud to say that I have - it’s a pastel land of skittles, sunshine, dancing and humour. Don’t worry if you have no idea what I’m talking about, it’s not a real place. It’s the idyllic happy-place of YouTube comic Lilly Singh (otherwise known as iiSuperwomanii brought to life in her all-colour, all-dancing stage show, “A Trip To Unicorn Island”. We spent a little over two hours in Lilly’s happy place with her, being dazzled and amused.
Jericco kicked off the Brisbane leg of their Machine Made The Animal Album Tour at Crowbar over the weekend, supported by Aerials, Guards Of May and King Mungi. Krista Melsom was there with her camera, capturing all the action.