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Photo Gallery: Voyager + Caligula's Horse + Toehider + Dark Symphonica @ The Brightside, Brisbane (11.07.14)

Voyager release their new album to a jam packed room with the energetic Caligula's Horse, entertaining Toehider & melodic Dark Symphonica at one of Brisbane's newest venues The Brightside. Amanda Brenchley brings you this gallery from the night!

Photo Gallery: Something For Kate - The Tivoli, Brisbane (11.07.14)

Something For Kate celebrate their 20th birthday with a national tour playing two sets a night full of both their many hits and lesser known b-sides. It's party time at The Tivoli in Brisbane and Mark Tainton was there to capture it in this gallery.

Theatre Review: Caligula - The Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane (Performances Through July 12th)

Danger Ensemble has tight-roped the line of art and massacre once again in this bizarre and sometimes startling portrayal of Caligula. It’s hard to draw a line in the sand with these guys. At times there is a beautiful and stunning quality to the ensembles’ movements. These performers have demonstrated choreography and expression at its finest.

Live Review: Mojo Juju + Frank Sultana - The Joynt, Brisbane (29.06.14)

After 7 years of supporting independent live music in Brisbane, this weekend was the last hurrah for The Joynt, a divey but soulful old pub in West End. Manager Jodi Craig let her loyal customers know about a month ago that her lease on The Joynt would not be renewed and set about putting together a nostalgic programs of artists that had frequented the venue both on and off stage throughout her time as manager.On this, the last Saturday night romp in the premisses, Jodi had brought together Frank Sultana and Mojo Juju.

Party with the AU: Dutch Courage Officers' Mess Official Opening - Fortitude Valley (Brisbane)

There are few places in Brisbane that have the kind of character and atmosphere that you find in Dutch Courage Officers' Mess. With their quirky British India/military theme, Gin-based cocktails, and exceptional food, it's truly an experience you won't find elsewhere in the area. Their recent official launch party showed that "Dutch Courage" doesn't mean drunken bravery any more, it means excitement and enjoyment.

Photo Gallery: Mojo Juju + Frank Sultana - The Joynt, Brisbane (29.06.14)

Mojo Juju brings her powerhouse live show through Brisbane, hitting up The Joynt with Frank Sultana. Claire Davies brings us these shots!

Live Review: The Crimson ProjeKCt- The Hi Fi, Brisbane (28.06.14)

Markus Reuter starts the night off with his unique touch guitar, the sweeping strokes of the the instrument looped into soaring, ecstatic symphony of melody. Member by member, the band is assembled on stage over the next songs with the next a juggernaut of double drums. Pat Mastelotto's playing is frenetic, each beat like his last with the dapper Tobias Ralph conveying a more measured approach.

Party with the AU: 127 Bar & Bistro Launch Party - CBD (Brisbane)

127 Bar & Bistro has officially opened its doors to the public, and it did so with a bang at its spectacular launch event. Head chef, Travis Crane, wowed everyone with his stupendous culinary skills, creating canapés and dishes that showcased his unique and experimental cooking style. The venue also flaunted its impressive range of quality wines, as well as its one of a kind list of cocktails.

Live Review: Band of Skulls + Apes - The Hi-Fi, Brisbane - (21.06.14)

"It's the last night of our world tour," says Band of Skulls' frontman Russell Marsden, a couple of songs into his band's set at The Hi-Fi, "And we've got nothing to lose".

Live Review: Bec Laughton + Zeek Power + Astrid - Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane (19.06.14)

When I heard that Bec Laughton was playing in celebration of her latest EP release M&R, I knew there would be no way I was going to miss this gig. Can I say right now, this particular gig is in my Top 5 of all time! Here’s why.

Drinking with the AU: The Laneway's Brand New Cocktail and Gourmet Food Menu (Brisbane)

The Laneway has always been a fantastic place to go for a night out, but it is cementing its place as one of Brisbane’s premier venues by crafting a brand new cocktail and gourmet bar food menu. Part of the award winning Urbane Group, The Laneway is one of Brisbane’s freshest drinking destinations. The updates to the cocktail menu have compounded that fact. With brand new flavours, the new drinks can be as unique and hard to describe as they are brilliant and enjoyable. The new menu is based around drinking as an experience, as much as it is drinking for flavour. But don’t let that fool you into thinking they’ve neglected flavour, because they definitely haven’t.

Live Review: ScHoolboy Q - The HiFi, Brisbane (07.06.14)

With three sold out shows across Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, ScHoolboy Q - member of acclaimed rap supergroup Black Hippy - brought his major-label debut down under over the weekend, with label-mate Isaiah Rashad along for support. YAWK YAWK YAWK.

Live Review: The Bennies + Fait Accompli + The Strums + Goon On The Rocks + Ash McIntyre - Crowbar, Brisbane (08.06.14)

Brisbanites followed the rainbow to the other end where they found a swirling pot of metal jams, loud bands and general hellish stage riots Sunday night at Crowbar. The Bennies are touring their latest album Rainbows in Space that came out November 2013. Most die-hard fans would already know this but their popularity is resurging again if the show was anything to go by.

Live Review: Eagle and the Worm + Fox & Fowl + Love Signs - Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane (06.06.14)

Eagle and the Worm have been a little quiet of late, until Record Store Day hit that is, and we had the pleasure of listening to their latest single "Automatic" on 7-inch wax. To celebrate this new release, the band celebrated with a string of east coast tour dates.

Live Review: Michael Bublé + Naturally 7 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre (12.05.14)

He is suave. He’s more than a little bit sexy. He is one of the funniest performers I’ve ever seen live. He has a filthy potty mouth. And he has unquestionably one of the single best vocals of our generation. He is the one, the only Michael Bublé.