Sunday, September 23, 2012

West End Block Party 2012

 Well I had a ripper of of weekend, it started with going out to see
the Rockwiz show " Some kind of Genius" on Friday night
and continued on into the West End Block Party the next day.
Rockwiz was fantastic, so funny with some great guest stars
including Tex Perkins. I didn't take a camera so no photos.
I should have however, turns out the wife had procured front
row seats!

 So off to West End, the block party has came out of the older West
End Boundary Street Festival and in the same tradition is a
celebration of the community that is Brisbane's West End.
Highly multi-cultural, eclectic and on the cutting edge of do it
yourself culture. The festival had some of the best of the not so rock
bands Brisbane has at the moment as well as circus  performers,
spoken word and visual performances
The band above is the Rusty Datsuns, a great folk bluegrass outfit,
I'm looking forward to seeing them again
They have a great little cd as well!

The local Ice Cream Factory Circus performances are another fav
I find it exciting so many people are into this stuff these days

Karl Williams was great, the kind of blues I love, what a voice!

 And the Brazilian street dance is the sort of thing that always gets
my attention, sorry I missed the capoeira later

 Sharmaran gave us some wonderful Middle Eastern music while I ate
Greek food and waited for the band I most wanted to see

The Mouldy Lovers are a fantasic party band, playing their very own
exciting self described sub tropical gypsy music

 They are the kind of band you have to see for yourself so
I shot some video for your enjoyment!

 Oh and Dubmarine were incredible


Christen said...

Hey this is Christen, i was one of the contestants on Rockwiz. Love the blog! great to hear and learn about the great music that has come out of Brisbane, keep up the good work!

Bob said...

Well thank you Christen glad you enjoy the blog Brisbane music is of the highest quality and very diverse so Im sure you will find a lot to enjoy