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REVIEW: Beach House

Beach House, Wintercoats The Tivoli, Brisbane, Friday January 11 Melbourne’s Wintercoats (James Wallace) takes the stage with a violin. Plays. Loops. Plays more. Layers and layers. There are smooth violin lines turned into chords and pizzicato pluckings turned to bass through a pedal; bow and body tapping turned to processed electronic rhythm tracks. And histrionics —the histrionics … Continue reading

PREVIEW: Northlane

The upcoming Soundwave lineup has been marred by a growing controvesy about the festival’s wariness of booking Australian bands. So when OffStreet Press sat down with ADRIAN FITIPALDES, vocalist for Sydney metalcore upstarts NORTHLANE, we talked about festival politics, the band’s stellar run in 2012 and what it means to kick off 2013 with a … Continue reading

Au revoir from OffStreet Press

2 January, 2012   MEDIA RELEASE  Statement of closure: OffStreet Press In the six months since the closure of Rave Magazine, OffStreet Press has endeavoured to maintain diversity in Brisbane arts and music journalism. OSP has also supported the vibrant, vital and extraordinary artists and musicians who work in and visit Brisbane — a city … Continue reading

EP REVIEW: Philosophy of Sound

PHILOSOPHY OF SOUND — Fragile Disco EP (Discotexas) PETE WALSH treks through a disco-tainted release of urban electro. Philosophy Of Sound have an unusual penchant for making people feel filthy just listening to their music. With the dramatic bass of Barry White-like vocals on It Is Like That, I can’t help but feel like some … 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

LIVE REVIEW: Rufus Wainwright

After writing an opera, losing his mother, releasing a piano album, and having a daughter, Rufus Wainwright is back on tour. SUZANNAH BENTLEY puts on some sequins and gets ready to be seriously entertained. QPAC Concert Hall, Wednesday September 12 On this Wednesday night, QPAC is a sea of mainly grey-haired Jersey Boys ticketholders who … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Mia Dyson

MIA DYSON – The Moment (Black Door Records) Deadset Americana nailed by one top sheila. CARMEN KELLY soaks in the new Mia Dyson LP. Two words materialise in my mind when I press play on this album: “Lady Springsteen”. For me, this is a great thing and I settle in as a truly genuine album … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: We All Want To

WE ALL WANT TO — Come Up Invisible (Plus One) Brisbane indie-punk veteran ameliorates into a mature alt-rock outfit. PETE WALSH deliberates. We All Want To’s sophomore album builds on the stylistic pastiche that the Brisbanites patented on their 2010 self-titled release, with the alt-rockers now set to blaze trails across the country with a … Continue reading

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

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