The Inaugural Brisbane International Jazz Festival kicked off at The Brisbane Powerhouse with an afternoon show by local trio Trichotomy and Sydney's The Vampires. We sent Heath Carney along to bring us these photos.
Erin Dickins, the award-winning jazz vocalist and founding member of The Manhattan Transfer, performs her first Australian concert at the Brisbane International Jazz Festival to promote her debut solo record Java Jive. Supporting Erin is instrumental guitarist James Sherlock and Continuum - an ensemble of seven young vocalists. Mark Tainton brings us photos from the night.
Hairline called it "Show stopping pants dropping circus burlesque" and they’re not far from the mark. I overheard one of the audience members in the crowd lean over and say “Do they have to get naked for each scene?” Yes, yes they do. The endearingly nicknamed “Briefs Boys” are back with a second show. From acrobatics to general mischief, this show is not one to be missed.
As Dave Grohl once said: “There’s guitarists that are good, and guitarists that are really fucking good. And then there’s Kaki King.” The show on Satrday Night at the Brisbane Powerhouse proved just who true a statement that is...
We all know those people: the smart, talented, over achievers who are actually doing something with their lives. Well, a handful of them were at the Powerhouse earlier this week, enthusiastically showing us how it is done! Wednesday night was an exciting night for Brisbane’s creative world. The Powerhouse hosted volume 32 of the global phenomenon PechaKucha Night. This is an innovative night where designers, artists, architects and other creative individuals take the stage to present their designs, thoughts and ideas.
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.
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.
The Necks are a hard band to describe, and I’m used to using some weird genre names and crosses. Consisting of three members on piano, double bass and drum, every set is entirely improvisational. So you could call it jazz. But that would fail to mention the minimalistic influences, vast thematic development across sets and careful use of dynamics
In a busy night for the Brisbane music scene, Florence and the Machine competed with Prince, while at the Powerhouse another redhead was belting out tunes with pipes that could rival Nancy Sinatra.
It’s been several years since I last saw Wally De Backer perform a wholly underwhelming Gotye set at Splendour in the Grass. His frustration at having to use multiple backing tracks and computers to achieve his multifaceted sound, with what was essentially a one-man-band, was shared by the audience.
You know when you get the feeling you are witnessing something special; some small moment of history? - Emma Louise provided just that when she played to a sold out crowd in support of her debut EP Full Hearts & Empty Rooms. AU photographer Chloe Ryan was at the sold out Brisbane Powerhouse show to catch the vibe.