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In Photos: The Church @ Triffid, 30.11.2017

In Photos: The Church @ Triffid, 30.11.2017

The Church return to Brisbane to play a show at Triffid in support of their new album Man Woman Life Death Infinity.

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Lorde @ The Riverstage, Brisbane, 22.11.2017

Lorde @ The Riverstage, Brisbane, 22.11.2017

I was always planning to get tickets to see Lorde on this current tour.  The tipping point that got me into acting on my intentions was seeing the broadcast of her amazing Glastonbury set online.  For this festival appearance she performed in front of a shipping container-sized glass box that filled with dry ice and […]

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In Photos: Gizzfest 2017 @ RNA Showgrounds, 18.11.2017 – Part 2

In Photos: Gizzfest 2017 @ RNA Showgrounds, 18.11.2017 – Part 2

Part 2 of photos from Gizzfest 2017 at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane, featuring Kikagaku Moyo, The Murlocs, Marville, La Luz and King Gizzards & The Lizard Wizard.

 Riley Fitzgerald

Gizzfest 2017 @ RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, 18.11.2017

Gizzfest 2017 @ RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, 18.11.2017

Rain. Wiping a small ocean away from my face I make peace with the realisation that this year’s Gizzfest isn’t something to be attempted sober. I slide a drink out of my pocket and into my mouth, wincing. Alright. Okay. All good, some pitch shifting reggaeton chugs out from the radio from a car that […]

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In Photos: Gizzfest 2017 @ RNA Showgrounds, 18.11.2017 – Part 1

In Photos: Gizzfest 2017 @ RNA Showgrounds, 18.11.2017 – Part 1

Part 1 of photos from Gizzfest 2017 at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane, featuring Leah Senior, Gunk, WHALEHOUSE, Chakra Efendi, Michael Medlycott, Low Dive, Rottem and The Creases.

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RIP Scul Hazzards

RIP Scul Hazzards

I spend far more time than is necessarily healthy thinking about the Brisbane music scene and pondering the question as to whether the scene was better in the first few years I was living in the city or whether it was just the newness of everything.  I always come to the same conclusion that the […]

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Alice Cooper @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre, 25.10.2017

Alice Cooper @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre, 25.10.2017

Anytime you come across a review of an Alice Cooper show, you’re almost guaranteed to see two constants.  The first is the words telling about how the audience ranged from eight to eighty.  The second is the related text, and often concluding paragraph, about how it’s been a night of fun for all the family.  […]

 Riley Fitzgerald

The Melvins + Red Kross @ Crowbar, Brisbane, 10.11.2017

The Melvins + Red Kross @ Crowbar, Brisbane, 10.11.2017

Here’s a true story. The Melvins play Crowbar Friday night. Supporting them are Red Kross. Equally notorious, these Californians pave their contemporaries’ way with languid metal and throttling punk. A thundering performance comes littered with time-honoured rock gestures, power pop hooks and plenty of lose-your-shit moments. As the Melvins take the stage I’m reminded of […]

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In Photos: Sixfthick + Grieg + Orlando Furious @ Crowbar, 27.10.2017

In Photos: Sixfthick + Grieg + Orlando Furious @ Crowbar, 27.10.2017

Sixfthick re-launch their classic Canetrash album on vinyl with a show at Brisbane’s Crowbar, with support from Grieg and Orlando Furious.

 Riley Fitzgerald

Beaches @ The Foundry, Brisbane, 28.10.2017

Beaches @ The Foundry, Brisbane, 28.10.2017

Within a digital world celebrating the polarising extremities of the bright and obvious, something a little denser or opaque can cut across as a refreshing concept. An occasional shot of capital-A-for-Art artifice can be a welcome diversion. Author’s Note: I’m not sure why I’m analogising Beaches to progressive rock but here we are. Tracks like […]

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