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In A Lonely Place Words by Claire Hielscher  In 2013, the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) in Fortitude Valley will be graced with the hyper-real and haunting imagery of American photographer Gregory Crewdson. Taken from three separate series of work — Fireflies, Sanctuary, and the Ben Schapiro documentary feature Beneath the Roses — Crewdson’s exhibition … Continue reading

THEATRE REVIEW: Performance Anxiety

Performance Anxiety SUZANNAH BENTLEY spends an evening at Brian Lucas’s Performance Anxiety, which returns after a highly acclaimed World Theatre Festival 2010 season. The Powerhouse’s Turbine Studio is dimly lit and cabaret-style seating surrounds a small, elevated stage in the middle of the room. The audience visit the bar in the corner, find seats, chat, … Continue reading


BLAQK AUDIO — Bright Black Heaven (Superball Music) PETE WALSH invites all spelling Nazis and genre critics to have a squiz at this one. Best known as the BFFs of AFI fame, Jade Puget and Davey Havok have returned their attentions to their little electro lovechild, Blaqk Audio. Bright Black Heaven builds further on the ‘90s … Continue reading

ARTS REVIEW: Lost Movements

Lost Movements Review by Kelly Wong Coniston Lane, Sunday 7 October Lost Movements is a massive collaboration between local artists, performers and musicians — the second event of its kind. This not-for-profit, artist-run initiative encourages the summative, extrasensory experience that comes from being surrounded by live art in every corner and crevice of the venue. … Continue reading

REVIEW: We All Want To

We All Want To + Tall Tails Black Bear Lodge, Sunday Sep 30 DON SINNAMON reaffirms his bandcrush on Brisbane’s WE ALL WANT TO at their new album launch. Black Bear Lodge is a cosy venue, but as a narrow chute of a room, it can be hard to pitch the sound levels properly – … Continue reading

REVIEW: Silver Sircus

Silver Sircus (album launch) + Michael Ross + Kristy Apps & The Shotgun Shirleys Old Museum, Saturday October 13 Kristy Apps & The Shotgun Shirleys are gorgeousness, with the band weaving a beautiful tapestry of guitars, mandolin and fiddle beneath Apps’ immense voice. Traipsing between foot-stomping, but not-quite-hoe-down numbers and heartfelt balladry, the quartet keep a … Continue reading

FILM INTERVIEW: Mark Duplass — Safety Not Guaranteed

Safety Not Guaranteed ALASDAIR DUNCAN risks his personal safety for a time-travelling chat with actor MARK DUPLASS. AD: How did your involvement with Safety Not Guaranteed actually come about? MD: Our producing partner Stephanie Langhoff found it. Jake and Aubery were attached and they had been looking for money for a while. For better or … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: The Sunburys

THE SUNBURYS — Keep A Lid On It (Independent) PETE WALSH once again runs the gauntlet of Brisbane rock. Ringing in influences from a diverse cross-section of the last 40 or 50 years of rock & roll, The Sunburys drop a genuinely classy album in the form of Keep A Lid On It. Their third … Continue reading


BETH ORTON — Sugaring Season (Anti-/Warner) 13 years on from the landmark Central Reservation, KRISSI WEISS feels UK songstress’ latest LP. It cannot possibly be 13 years since the release of the haunting, hypnotic and Mercury Music Prize-nominated Central Reservation? Can it? Christ, it is, and while grey hairs make cameo appearances on my forehead and … Continue reading


The Bully Review by Alberto Vasquez Sanchez You may remember, from 2010 the case of Tyler Clementi, a gay college student who was outed when a video of him and his partner was uploaded on the internet. The story resonated deeply with the LGBT community and its supporters worldwide and brought both cyberbullying and the … Continue reading

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