Brisbane alt-country band Halfway brings "The Labours Of Love" to The Zoo in Brisbane along with Rick Fights (aka Matt Somers from I Heart Hiroshima) and balladeers Bandito Folk. Mark Tainton brings us photos from the night.
From the moment they stepped out on stage, there is no denying that Perfect Tripod had aptly named their Australian Songs show. Their first show outside of Melbourne, the guys from Tripod and Eddie Perfect bought their unique mixture of banter, passive aggressiveness and a capella chops to the Powerhouse Theatre in Brisbane.
On wednesday night the Brisbane fashion scene welcomed the first Passion Fashion event, held at the stylish GPO in Fortitude Valley. Originally started as Obsession, Passion is a brand new fashion show created by Brisbane designer Lexi Wittke. This event showcased a number of Brisbane’s emerging young talents and exciting new fashion labels. Passion Fashion sought to promote young artists and to capture a young audience of fashionistas interested in the creative arts scene of Brisbane. And it certainly did! The event was a magnet for beautiful and fashion savvy locals. Everywhere you looked there were photographers snapping pictures of stylish men and women sipping Champaign.
Being straight and male leaves you in an incredibly disconcerted minority at a Tegan and Sara concert and such is the situation I found myself in at the Tivoli on Tuesday night. I have always known of their strong LGBT following but only at their show did I really understand that, more than just making great music, they make music which means so much to so many people.
You know that feeling when you’re not scared but you’re unsettled. And you walk out of the car park past the Brisbane river and you’re not sure if it’ll be tonight, or tomorrow or another time on another day where the fear will get you and something terrible might just happen, but it might not. But you go on and you ignore the feeling because there is so much to it that is unknown and you won’t sleep if you let it get to you. That’s Of The Causes Of Wonderful Things to the letter. Eerie, displacing but incredibly entertaining.
Tegan and Sara brought their national tour to Brisbane's Tivoli, supported by Clubfeet. Heath Carney brings us these photos from the night.
Have you heard Pluto Jonze? I hadn’t. I have now though, and it was an incredible display of cross-genre, multimedia-integrated, infectiously energetic live prowess. Also Vydamo was there.
For me, emerging artists are the most exiting performers to watch. They have an unparalleled enthusiasm and passion for what they do and how they are received and it's fascinating to watch how they develop and grow as musicians and artists. Tonight TJ Quinton graced The Hideaway, one of Brisbane's newer venues, which as its name suggests has a hidden charm.
Last Friday night I peeped behind Electric Playground to find 3 dynamite bands play at The Rev Alley including The Jungle Giants (pictured), Dune Rats and Alpine. The intricacy was very exciting, have a look at the photos from night!
Brisbane’s third Track and Field festival features a collection of artists who are on the rise nationally and beyond, and (for the uninitiated) has absolutely nothing to do with athletics. Headlined by Melbourne’s Alpine, the event also featured local talents The Jungle Giants and Dune Rats plus Tasmania’s Triple J Unearthed High 2012 winner Asta. Held somewhat unusually at Electric Playground, the night turned out to be a great success and genuinely entertaining time for everyone.
Melody Pool was a sweet set to kick off the night. She’s long had a hand in music since she was a child. If the lodge hadn't warmed me up I’m sure her vocals would. I can tell she’s a charming lady. The next supporting act and the headliner, Vance Joy, both thanked her again and again for coming around.
Brisbane was the second stop for management and events company Hand Games’ first Birthday ‘mini-tour.’ The night featured Teen Sensations, Charles Murdoch, MC Gaff E, Bloods and Fishing. Such an eclectic collection of musicians made for a really diverse yet thoroughly entertaining celebration of everything Hand Games has achieved over the past 12 months. The night suffered from a rather light attendance rate, however the bands managed to adapt to this reasonably well and undoubtedly earned a few extra fans by the end of the party.