There is no denying Matt & Kim know how to put on a show. The mosh pit was writhing with visceral mayhem, killer music and a whole lot of inappropriateness led by the twerkin’, booty shaking force that is Kim. Starting the night off, well known Brisbane duo Tiger Beams put on a messy set full of charm and potential, ending with intergalactic synths and brilliant dance moves to rival even my own. Live long and prosper. The cheeky grin of Citizen Kay then whips the crowd into a frenzy of flow and tunes before the Brooklyn duo took over the stage at The Zoo.
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.
Matt Warrell shot Midnight Juggernauts as they tore through a high energy, pulsing set.
Wide Acres, Fox and Fowl and Quintessential Doll played at The Zoo in the Fortitude Valley on Wednesday night. Willis Lim took photographs of each set and has delivered them below!
Brisbane four piece band MKO have just released their EP Lily Lotus Orchid Sunflower.
To celebrate they will be heading on an East Coast Tour to launch the EP.
Don't miss out seeing MKO on the following dates:
Fri April 5 - PINK DOVE III @ The Standard, Sydney
(with Laneous & The Family Yah, Georgia Potter, Superfeather & more)
Tues April 9 - The Newsagency, Sydney (with Elana Stone)
Sat April 13 - PINK DOVE III @ The Evelyn, Melbourne
Captain Dreamboat kicked the night of funky fun off with aplomb, easing into the evening with a laidback brand of funk by the way of reggae and soul. The guitars and trumpet played off each other’s melodies, giving a warm languid tone. But they were driven forward with urgent drumming and soaring, swooping gospel vocals, eventually matching the pace in the third racing song. Propelled by a blizzard of drum hits from the stage’s back, the vocalist took the challenge and revealed the sheer power and poise of her stunning, soulful voice. The band eased back, with the next song built around a striking guitar rhythm underlaid by a dancing beat from the bass and drums before morphing into a free-flowing finish.
I arrive at The Zoo tonight prepared. Prepared not to miss any support acts and prepared for the hot weather. Learning from mistakes made at Two Door Cinema Club only a few days before, I knew that I should probably be on form for Django Django as not only was it the band’s first show in Brisbane, but it was most likely going to be my last in the city for a while.
Sometimes you can pick a good gig by the amount of musicians in the audience, in much the same way that people choose a Chinese restaurant based on the amount of Chinese people who eat there. Wandering around the thin crowd at The Zoo, you could spot members of local institutions, The Gin Club and Powderfinger, which filled me with confidence about the musical nourishment we were about to feast on.
It’s been over a year since Hungry Kids of Hungary toured the country and they’ve come back with a sensational new show filled with the old, the very old and the very new.