Iconic/shambolic Valley bar Ric’s has decided to join the dubious ranks of the festival circuit.
I was going to focus my article on examining the way language is used to present women in the street press. Until I encountered a problem. There are none!
“Hey it’s You Am I on the TV! They’re playing at the finals!” my mum calls out excitedly to me from the living room. Tim Rogers’ perpetually scruffy, lanky frame bounces briefly across our TV screen to the roar of 83,000 punters packed into Sydney’s ANZ Stadium. (He’s next to Dan Sultan and Phil Jamieson, […]
Rocketsmiths are my new favourite Brisbane band. Their new LP The Bones has taken over my life. Since we’re talking songs about Brisbane, we all know there’s going to be some ambivalence. I realise this is a blog about the promotion and discussion of our good town, but I’m not gonna lie, my relationship with Brisbane […]
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 […]
I’m not shy about my love for Charlie Mayfair. So when I got their new (ish) EP Watch My Hands I was super-duper extra excited. Have you ever seen these guys live? Holy shit. Lead singer Hannah just breaks your heart with every perfectly crafted note, and the harmonies, they’ll tear you apart with their […]
I’ve written about Lion Island before, on Passenger Side. Curiosity still plagued me about how nine people fit on the stage at Ric’s, so I dropped vocalist Matthew Vale a line to discuss Brisbane, hipsters, rugby, Beirut (the band, not the city) and groupies. How did you come to be a member of Lion Island? What were […]
I wrote this a while ago, but Mana Bar is hosting a special Valley Fiesta chiptunes festival so bone up on it here then check out their Tumblr for details. I finally got down to the Mana Bar the other day, though I am sickly and much beleaguered with uni work. The things I do […]
The Bawdies Just Be Cool (Victor Entertainment) Ecstatic One of my best friends fucked off to Japan and left me stranded here; missing him is like a hole in my guts. So when I get a package in the mail with his pedantic handwriting all over it I get so excited I can’t contain myself. […]