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 Riley Fitzgerald

The Aints Play The Saints ’73-’78 @ The Tivoli, Brisbane Festival, 27.09.2017

The Aints Play The Saints ’73-’78 @ The Tivoli, Brisbane Festival, 27.09.2017

Ed Kuepper is no yesterday man. He was quick to distance himself from pre-emptive punk outfit The Saints following the group’s dissipation in 1978. Yet as the years have been marched by, this oft-bleak voice of Australian music has never hidden his affection for the iconic group’s formative iteration. With 40–years passing since The Saints […]

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In Photos: The Aints play The Saints ’73 – ’78 @ The Tivoli, 27.09.2017

In Photos: The Aints play The Saints ’73 – ’78 @ The Tivoli, 27.09.2017

On the 40th anniversary of the release of The Saints classic (I’m) Stranded album; founding member, guitarist and songwriter Ed Kuepper revisits the material performed by the seminal band with The Aints, the band he formed during the early 1990s, as part of this year’s Brisbane Festival line-up.

 Riley Fitzgerald

Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin play Suspiria @ The Tivoli, 22.09.2017

Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin play Suspiria @ The Tivoli, 22.09.2017

Eyerolling and inevitable they may be, but comparisons to horror movie soundtracks come as a staple when we’re talking about music. The overwhelming amount of the time the analogy arrives as a compliment. A positive association with the tense, exhilarating and irresistibly dark. Of all the Italian prog outfits to ever noddle, none have left […]

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Regurgitator Performs The Velvet Underground & Nico @ The Tivoli, Brisbane Festival, 20.09.2017

Regurgitator Performs The Velvet Underground & Nico @ The Tivoli, Brisbane Festival, 20.09.2017

As a body of music, The Velvet Underground and Nico remains a moment of beauty, rawness and twisted innovation. With 2017 being the album’s 50th anniversary, Regurgitator alongside the minds behind Brisbane Festival bring the celebration to the Tivoli. Despite claiming to have taken a slightly interpretative approach to the Velvets’ debut, the set plays […]

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In Photos: Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin play Suspiria @ The Tivoli, 22.09.2017

In Photos: Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin play Suspiria @ The Tivoli, 22.09.2017

As part of this year’s Brisbane Festival, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin play the live score to Dario Argento’s Suspiria.

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In Photos: Regurgitator perform The Velvet Underground & Nico @ The Tivoli, 20.09.2017

In Photos: Regurgitator perform The Velvet Underground & Nico @ The Tivoli, 20.09.2017

As part of this year’s Brisbane Festival, Regurgitator perform The Velvet Underground & Nico, with Seja on keys and key vocal duties and Mindy Meng Wang on the Chinese guzheng.

 Andrew McMillen

Robert Forster: 15 Songs About Brisbane

On Saturday, 18 September 2010, Robert Forster performed 15 Songs About Brisbane at the Brisbane Powerhouse. This is what he said between songs. Lee Remick: “Thank you for coming out tonight. We’ve got a big program tonight. We have to be finished by 11 o’clock. Noise complaints. People live near the Powerhouse, in an arts […]

 Everett True

You should know this about me. I like Robert Forster. I really don’t like Phil Collins.

So imagine my outrage on Saturday night. There were only a couple of minutes to go before Robert’s ’15 Songs About Brisbane’ set at the Powerhouse’s outdoor amphitheatre. We were sat in place, excited – a little chilled, but mostly excited as it’s rare indeed we get to spend an evening out together, let alone […]

 Dane Wilson

First Aid Kit live @ The Spiegeltent, 10.09.10

Feeling compelled to adopt a clumsy German accent for the duration of your stay is only part of the Spiegeltent’s appeal. The most important part is the shows inside, like those of Sweden’s precocious Söderberg sisters, otherwise known as First Aid Kit. Klara and Johanna’s profile took off in 2008 with a cover of Fleet […]

 Jodi Biddle

Paul Dempsey live @ The Spiegeltent, 07.09.10

It’s a shame The Spiegeltent is only a temporary construction because it’s one of the best Brisbane venues I’ve ever been to. I’m here for The 7:00 Show With Paul Dempsey tonight, and I’ve once again landed myself a comfy booth with a perfect view of proceedings. The area’s actually pretty small so I can’t […]