Category: Concerts

The Kite String Tangle under the Spiegeltent

The Kite String Tangle under the Spiegeltent

Although this year’s Brisbane Festival is a little lighter on the “wow factor” this year, one thing has thankfully remained true: the ornate, wooden tent known as the “Spiegeltent” has returned once again, bringing with it the opportunity to showcase a smorgasbord of entertainment including tonight’s main event, a performance by Brisbane’s own The Kite String Tangle.

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Top 5 Albums of 2013

Top 5 Albums of 2013

After a HUGE year in music it’s once again time to call on some of my music-loving pals to take on the almost painful task of narrowing down their list of favourite artists and albums to just five – their top five albums of 2013.

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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.

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Two at the Tivoli: Fat Freddy's Drop & Josh Pyke

Two at the Tivoli: Fat Freddy’s Drop & Josh Pyke

The quality music scene is alive and well Down Under! That’s my indisputable take-away from the past couple of nights spent at Brisbane’s legendary Tivoli Theatre catching some of the best talent that New Zealand and Australia have to offer.

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Newton Faulkner @ the Tivoli Theatre

Newton Faulkner @ the Tivoli Theatre

I FINALLY ticked off one of my long-term gig goals last night by catching Newton Faulkner, the great dreadlocked, ranga, spaghetti-monster (by his own description), for the first time last night with Kirsten, at Brisbane’s Tivoli Theatre.

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Mutemath @ The Hi-Fi

Mutemath @ The Hi-Fi

So what does $55 bucks buy you these days? The tendency is to sigh and murmur “not much”. Have no fear, o’ faithful readers. $55 can still buy you a bloody good rock concert given what I experienced at Brisbane’s “The Hi-fi” last night.

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Top 5 Albums of 2012

Top 5 Albums of 2012

As another year passes it’s time to look back over a year where we survived an apocalypse (and yes, you can lump the “Gangnam Style” craze into that category), and enjoyed a stellar year of great music what seems to be an ever increasing pool of genres.

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Coldplay rock Suncorp Stadium

Coldplay rock Suncorp Stadium

I’m literally speechless right now. Gobsmacked. There aren’t enough superlatives available to express what over 52,000 Queenslanders witnessed last night as arguably the world’s greatest modern era band, Coldplay, rocked Australia’s greatest stadium to its foundations.

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