Eskimo Joe at The Hi-Fi

Eskimo Joe at The Hi-Fi

TRICK or Treating took a back seat for Kirst and me tonight, as we ditched the traditional Halloween fangs, zombies and candy for beers and great tunes thanks to Perth’s Eskimo Joe who returned to Brisbane tonight for the second time in the space of a few months.

Last time, an intimate acoustic anthology of the band’s past albums was enjoyed at Brisbane’s Old Museum, but tonight it was time to take in a selection of new tunes as “the Eskies” performed songs from their 2013 release Wastelands.

The sharp-dressed Kavyen launches into the set.

The clearly long-time-fan dominated crowd was treated to studio-quality renditions of new tracks “Running Out Of Needs”, “Not Alone” and “Every Harmony”, along with some old favourites like “London Bombs”, “Sarah” and “Black Fingernails, Red Wine”.

Eskimo Joe Setlist → The Hi-fi, Brisbane (31 October, 2013)

Kav plays bass during the encore.
Stu, Joel and band jamming.

Tapping into the Halloween theme, Stu took to the stage at the beginning of the night looking a little worse for wear with his face unzipped from neck to forehead.

Stu's face zipper.Despite his best attempts to keep the look together, the costume kind of deteriorated as the set went on and the sweat began to run.

Later, when the boys returned to stage for their encore, Kavyen emerged sporting a glow-in-the-black-light-fuelled-dark skeleton suit which wriggled around the stage during “Sad Song”.

Top-to-bottom Eskimo Joe put on a fantastic show, proving that even after 16 years in the business, they are still more than capable of writing great tunes and performing them to a packed room full of adoring fans!

The boys thank the crowd at the end of a great night.

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