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REEL BIG FISH frontman AARON BARRETT gets in touch with TOM HERSEY to discuss what has kept the ska band dancing for 20-plus years. Talk about Peter Pan syndrome. Since their inception in the late ‘80s, Californian ska-pop-punk outfit Reel Big Fish have kept crowds and themselves grooving to songs about adolescent concerns like beer, … Continue reading

VISUAL ARTS: Antipodean Steampunk Review

The Antipodean Steampunk Show artisan gallery Words by Claire Hielscher The decadent, over-engineered, and hyper-real world of Steampunk has arrived at artisan in Fortitude Valley. Beginning here in Brisbane, the Antipodean Steampunk Show is destined to travel to 11 different locations, including Ipswich. Co-curator of this show, Simone Jones, explained how each of the 21 … Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: home{sic}

HOME{SIC} by Julie Beveridge Another Lost Shark, 2012 Review by mr oCean Home is not always the place you come from. Sometimes it’s not a place at all, but a feeling that gradually grows inside you. Julie Beveridge’s new collection, home{sic}, takes us on a journey between those states. Admittedly, seeing it this way may … Continue reading

ARTS REVIEW: Some Dumb Play

Some Dumb Play Review by Kelly Wong Sue Benner Theatre, Metro Arts, Tuesday 6 November Some Dumb Play is ironic. It’s far from dumb. In fact, it pushes technological and theatrical boundaries. Their first preview night last Tuesday gave an insight into how theatre can be changed to adapt with the times. The preconceived idea … Continue reading

PHOTOS: Touche Amore, Make Do And Mend, Nuclear Summer

The one and only Moshpitson, ALLAN ALLPORT scored a hardcore trifecta at Brisbane’s Sun Distortion Studios a fortnight ago — here are some of his adrenalin-charged stills from TOUCHE AMORE/MAKE DO AND MEND‘s joint gig.

REVIEW: Radiohead

CHELSEA HEANEY tries to put the religious experience that was RADIOHEAD‘s long-awaited Brisbane concert into words. Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Friday November 9 It was rainy and cold as thousands made the journey to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre last Friday for the sold out Radiohead concert. I have described this venture as the musical equivalent of a … Continue reading

PREVIEW: Supanova — Rupert Young (No Longer Attending)

Knight in Shining Armour *Unfortunately both Rupert Young and fellow knight Eoin Macken have cancelled their tour with Supanova due to scheduling conflicts but Australian fans of the series will be able to meet at least one knight in shining armour as Sir Percival – played by Tom Hopper – will still be attending the … Continue reading

PREVIEW: Supanova and Gareth David-Lloyd

British Institutions, Fandoms, and Sci-fi, Oh my! Torchwood star Gareth David-Lloyd talks to Rachel Barnes about why he enjoys the science fiction genre, his success with Torchwood, and how he relates to being a part of a sci-fi fandom. Having acted since he was just a kid, Gareth David-Lloyd is no stranger to the power … Continue reading

REVIEW: Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg + Jordie Lane QPAC, Thursday October 25 DON SINNAMON catches BILLY BRAGG‘s world tour for Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday. It’s rad. From the back row, Jordie Lane is just a distant hat, beard and guitar until he opens his mouth and that amazing voice spills out. His soulful lilting could easily belong to one … Continue reading

GIG: Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses

In case you’re due for a dose of Tex “The Sex” Perkins, you’d be thrilled to learn the gruff-voiced entertainer/storyteller is set to roll into Brisbane with his restless Dark Horses — aka rock & roll journeymen Charlie Owen, Joel Silbersher (of GOD fame), James Cruickshank (of The Cruel Sea), Stephen Hadley and Gus Agars (of The … Continue reading

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