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PREVIEW: REEL BIG FISH

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

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

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

VISUAL ARTS REVIEW: In a Lonely Place

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

PREVIEW: Crossfaith

Found In Translation When Offstreet Press sits down with HIROKI IKEGAWA, the bassist from Japan’s premier metalcore outfit CROSSFAITH, there’s a substantial language barrier to contend with. TOM HERSEY finds out that there’s no such barrier preventing him from digging the band’s latest EP Zion. It seemed from the outset like an interview that was … Continue reading

PREVIEW: Cake

Piece of Cake DENIS SEMCHENKO interviews CAKE’s delightfully droll frontman JOHN MCCREA ahead of the Sacramento, CA band’s Harvest 2012 stint — and even though he’s in “I can’t believe I’m talking to the singer I first saw on MTV in 1996!” awe, he cannot resist wondering about the proverbial girl in a short skirt … Continue reading

PREVIEW & TICKET GIVEAWAY: Italian Film Festival

Lavazza Italian Film Festival SUZANNAH BENTLEY samples some films from the festival, beginning with Ivan Cotroneo’s directorial debut, Kryptonite! Read on to WIN one of two double-passes to Palace’s Italian Film Festival. Set in the perplexing and colourful world of 1970s Naples, Kryptonite tells the story of nine-year-old Peppino, a bespectacled misfit. Peppino watches as his … Continue reading

MUSIC PREVIEW: Geppetto

Into the Woods GEPPETTO’s ever-eloquent EMMA DEAN joins ZENOBIA FROST at Brisbane’s sofa-jungle Junk Bar to talk New York, lederhosen, puppetry and pop. ZENOBIA FROST: You and Jacob [Diefenbach] have just come back from adventures in New York. How was that experience? EMMA DEAN: It was hard being in a foreign city and putting on … Continue reading

MUSIC PREVIEW: Paw Play Fundraiser

One fur the kitties NERISSA ROWAN finds out from JAY BULL and DEBORAH BRIGHT how Brisbane musicians have pulled together to help out homeless kittens. Paws up if you love music and kittens! The Beetle Bar is hosting a celebration of both at the Paw Play fundraiser on Sunday 7 October. An impressive local line-up … Continue reading

DANCE PREVIEW: Terrain

Terrain Choreographer FRANCES RINGS tells ZENOBIA FROST how to translate the shimmer of a salt lake into human movement. ZENOBIA FROST: You mentioned this is your first full-length work with Bangarra, but you have worked with the company many times before. What was your process for developing a full-length production? FRANCES RINGS: The experience has … Continue reading

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