I think I can blame Drowned In Sound’s Sean Adams for pointing me in the direction of School of Seven Bells. If my memory serves me right, I think it also probably helped that this was at the same time as they had announced a Brisbane show, that I subsequently put in to photograph. It […]
By Jennifer Dou Navigating Fortitude Valley on a Saturday night with sober eyes. Now that’s something new. The rain, my sludge-soaked Converses, trudging pantiless (for all the wrong reasons) through a sea of fake tans, tight dresses, and shoes that were painful to look at. Equally sobering was making my way to the venue. Black […]
Future Islands play the final show of their almost two year tour in support of the ‘Singles’ album at Brisbane’s Triffid, with support from Curse Ov Dialect.
Ten weeks ago I sat in a darkened auditorium, with several hundred other people, trying not to cry. I can’t remember the last time a complete stranger talking to me made me cry in public but at a guess I would say it was probably at a time when I was needing help to get […]
AC/DC play the first of two shows at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre, with support from The Hives and Kingswood.
Sometimes I find it so hard to be just your friend 11/6/15 Oh, god. Help me. I keep thinking about him lately and I don’t even know why. OK. Calm down. No, don’t calm down. He didn’t come in tonight, Karl told me, because he was admitted to the hospital today. I tried not to […]
She’s not trying to stalk him. She just doesn’t know how to say hello. He always arrives just before the first bell, dashing in to his locker by the band room. And Chelsea always slips to the water fountain, right at 7:55, just for a little glimpse. Someone’s usually there at the lockers waiting for […]
[I haven’t been gone. You just stopped paying attention.] Fine lines are everywhere you look: under X-acto knives, beside rulers, tied to fishing poles, and also between two opposing concepts that could easily bleed into each other. Here’s one, a hair of a line between brilliance and banality. If you asked USA Nails to walk […]
Pulled Apart By Horses play at Brisbane’s Crowbar, with support from YELLOWCATREDCAT and Release The Hounds.
NO RESPECTS! These are the first words discernable from the disembodied diatribe, but the personality behind them was perfectly clear when the first slurred syllable pushed out of the PA. The voice emanates vaguely from a stage semi-populated by tight-lipped musicians behind a spot-lit empty platform, but its presence is physical. People look, grin, cheer […]