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NINE SONS OF DAN SAM GEORGE-ALLEN interviews NINE SONS OF DAN frontman JAY BAINBRIDGE. Gold Coast pop-rockers Nine Sons of Dan’s second EP is called The New Kids – and you can see why. “We’re so young, and we’re pretty new to this, so I guess we’re still trying to figure out what we’re doing … Continue reading

LIVE: Mr Maps/Hunz

Mr Maps/Hunz Review by Denis Semchenko Pictures by Andrew Wade Judith Wright Centre, Friday July 20 It’s certainly been a while since the Judy hosted an all-local math-rock/cinematic music extravaganza – and while a particular, Nikko and Screens-featuring event which took place at the same venue last year comes to mind, tonight’s crowd is no … Continue reading

FILM: I Am Eleven

I Am Eleven KRISSI WEISS interviews GENEVIEVE BAILEY, director of documentary I AM ELEVEN. Australian filmmaker, Genevieve Bailey, was reminiscing about her youth at a time when her life was travelling through the rough seas of turmoil and loss. The specific time she pondered was the indefinable age of 11. Exiting childhood and entering the … Continue reading

ARTS: Queensland Poetry Festival

On Longing HOLLY THROSBY to warm Brisbane from winter into spring, with appearances at QUEENSLAND POETRY FESTIVAL and BRISBANE FESTIVAL. ZENOBIA FROST finds out more. ZENOBIA FROST: The clear images and personal themes of your lyrics have always resonated with me. How important are imagery and narrative to your songwriting? HOLLY THROSBY: I think images … Continue reading

REVIEW: Dangling My Tootsies

Weird Jazz and Weimar Punk  Review by ZENOBIA FROST Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, July 11–14 A “real punk”, Agnes Bernelle (1923–1999) is a hero of the Weimar Republic cabaret era: translator, performer, and WWII spy. She grew up in the company of Weimar poets (Berthold Brecht, Joachim Ringelnatz, Klablund and Aunt Tilly — Frank Wedekind’s … Continue reading

LIVE MUSIC: No Anchor at The Waiting Room

LIVE: No Anchor + The Rational Academy + Anonymeye vs Ambrose Chapel   Waiting Room, West End, Saturday July 17 JUSTIN EDWARDS is a Brisbane-based music photographer. His blog, This Is Not A Photo Opportunity, is archived by The State Library of Queensland to preserve it for future generations.

NEW RELEASE: The Offspring

Past & Present THE OFFSPRING front man DEXTER HOLLAND gets in touch with TOM HERSEY to explain how the band managed to balance an unabashed appreciation for pop with their storied punk history “Nostalgic… That’s a scary word,” Dexter Holland laughs when discussing the title of the Californian rocker’s ninth studio offering, Days Go By. … Continue reading

REVIEW: Abbey Medieval Festival

The Abbey’s gawky year Review by NERISSA ROWAN The Abbey Museum, Caboolture, Jul 7–8 Under a clear Caboolture sky on a chill July morning, the crowd trickles through the gates to watch brightly dressed dancers, shining knights and fine ladies parade in front of the façade of a castle. The atmosphere is pleasant and relaxed. … Continue reading

ARTS REVIEW: He’s Seeing Other People Now

Out of Touch JEREMY THOMPSON reviews HE’S SEEING OTHER PEOPLE NOW. The play runs at Metro Arts’ Sue Benner Theatre until Jul 21. Ph: 3002 7100 / Norman Doyle (and one of his five personas) walks onto stage and takes a seat. A cheerful voiceover (Lucas Stibbard) reminds the audience to switch off mobile phones to … Continue reading

MUSIC: live and reviews

OffStreet Music is coming soon. In the meantime, here’s an album review and a series of gig photos that would’ve run in Rave #1048. ALBUM REVIEW: LOW WORMWOOD — Lanzhou Lanzhou (Tenmenzen) From the Muddy Banks of the Yellow River Naming their second album after their hometown — twice, Chinese folk-rockers Low Wormwood’s attachment to the place … Continue reading

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