Ash @ The Zoo, Brisbane, 21.03.2023
For all the times I saw Ash in the late 1990s and early 2000s, I never actually saw them at one of their own shows. I might own some of their albums but I only ever saw them playing at festivals. But what a great little festival band they were. Forty five minutes, an hour, […]
Ash + Andy Martin @ The Zoo, Brisbane, 21.03.2023
Ash play at the Zoo in Brisbane as part their Teenage Wildlife Australian tour, celebrating 30 years of the band, with support from Andy Martin.
Florence + The Machine + King Princess @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre, 17.03.2023
Friday morning finds me doing the weekly shopping and at one stage parked to a very expensive-looking red sports car, its body work adorned with a strange mix of Wiccan imagery but also actual Bible quotes. Later on that evening, I can’t help but wonder whether the driver is here watching Florence + The Machine. […]
In Photos: Camp Cope + Melaleuca @ QAGOMA, 18.03.2023
Camp Cope’s final show in Queensland as part of QAGOMA’s Up Late: Air evenings but with Kelly and touring guitarist Jen coming down with COVID-19, it’s Georgia Maq taking us back to how Camp Cope started, just her and her acoustic guitar, plus some additional help from a specially prepared Power Point presentation.
Carly Rae Jepsen @ The Tivoli, 09.03.2023
Long before the weekly music press – NME, Melody Maker, Sounds, before I had money to buy albums and before I was old enough for live shows, there was Saturday morning TV, Top of The Pops on a Thursday night and Smash Hits. A constant stream of pop music. I’ve used that old adage about […]
Lorde @ The Riverstage, Brisbane, 08.03.2023
You have expectations when you go to a live show. I guess you call them expectations. If you go and see a band playing a small venue, the band are going to be lined up along the front of the stage, the drummer is going to be at the back, possibly on a small riser. […]
In Photos: Carly Rae Jepsen + Memphis LK @ The Tivoli, 09.03.2023
Ahead of playing at the Golden Plains festival, Carly Rae Jepen plays at The Tivoli in Brisbane, with support from Memphis LK.
In Photos: Bikini Kill @ The Tivoli, Brisbane, 03.03.2023
Ahead of headlining the Golden Plains festival, Bikini Kill play a sold out show at The Tivoli in Brisbane.
Pavement + Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever @ Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, 28.02.2023
By Tom McCall Pavement are finally back to tour Australia for the first time since their brief previous reunion in 2010 and 30 years on since their first appearance in Brisbane. There was cautious optimism from myself and likely many other Pavement fans when the gigs were announced, with the caution resulting from the classic […]
In Photos: Pavement + Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever @ Fortitude Music Hall, 28.02.2023
Pavement return to Brisbane for the first time since 2010, with a show at the Fortitude Music Hall, supported by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.