Let the record show that there is only one band that can open their set with a song that was voted by a group of their peers as the greatest Australian song of all time.
When Sufjan Stevens announced his intention to produce albums based on all 50 states of the US – beginning with the release of Michigan in 2003, followed by the much acclaimed Illinois in 2005 – it was seen as eager and not to mention impossibly ambitious.
Smokin’ Mirrors are swimming with sharks on an arena stage.
Mötley Crüe are synonymous with debauchery and excess.
I have a confession to make.
After an all-too-brief stint here over the New Year’s festival period, England’s uniquely ‘alt’ indie rockers, alt-J, kicked off their biggest Australian tour yet last night in Brisbane.
The night kicked off with a tight set from soulful garage rock of locals Polish Club, making a lot of noise for just a guitar and drum duo.
One would wager that Nick Gaffaney is the type that could rub his stomach and pat his head with the utmost of ease.
Safia are pretty good at playing the clichéd “stadium rock” type band.
There’s a reason why George Maple is riding on a wave of success right now.
From the painted skeletons and photos of musicians on the wall, to the red curtains that look like they may or may not have come from Kmart, the Brighton Up Bar has a strong student-house-living-room vibe.