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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

2012 Round-Up: Best of Brisbane Arts

Best of Brisbane Arts 2012: Arts Ed’s Pick Coming up with our annual best-of lists at Rave Magazine was always a challenge. How do we condense an entire year’s worth of artistic and/or musical output into a brief list? How do we justify what stood out above the rest? It’s Christmas and we are drunk; … Continue reading

THEATRE REVIEW: Thérèse Raquin

Zen Zen Zo: Thérèse Raquin I expect Zen Zen Zo to unsettle me, even without the aid of ghosts. Their trademark physicality, in whatever form it takes, always incites conflicting responses: at once beguiling and grotesque. What I wasn’t expecting, when I took my seat to watch their adaptation of Thérèse Raquin (a gothic novel … Continue reading

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

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

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