Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Calexico at The Spiegeltent - Brisbane Festival - Brisbane 17-09-13

Well I don't often do this but its a special occasion
and I don't mean the Calexico concert which indeed
was special, but the first gig for my brand new camera,

I have a last gone SLR and I'm very happy with the results.
It will take a lot of getting used to but I will get the hang of it.

 So the gig, well I'm a long time Calexico fan and I missed them
last time they played here so I was determined not to this time
They were superb, it was quite a treat to see these most accomplished
musicians in such a small intimate venue as the Spiegeltent is.
They played through an excellent set list you can see here
and were joined on stage during the encore with Bernard Fanning
and he sang a song with Calexico backing him.
These guys are one of the worlds great bands if you ever get the
chance to see them don't miss it.
I also had the pleasure of meeting long term blog contributor
Michael Palmer at the gig so an excellent night all round!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Gig of the millennium TONIGHT !

Tonight - sat 7th september - is the gig of the millennium people!
After what seems like decades, those rascals of brisbane hardcore punk get their shit back together - that's right people - NEW IMPROVED TESTAMENT ARE BACK! After last years reformation for the Return to White Chairs party- the boys (and girl) are reforming once more for a charity gig with all proceeds going to that music industry legend - Jimi.

Here is some footage of NIT from last year.

 some NIT history here-

Also playing are Public Execution - another old brisbane hardcore band that recently reformed. Here is a clip from the Beetle Bar gig a few weeks ago.

 some Public Execution history here -
Dr Bombay have some ex voodoo lust and president 11 members and a clip here .

..not to forget bands Darklab and Ghostriders and that ol salty dog Dexter on the decks .
It's gunna be a Ho0t !

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Fridge Magnets - Self Titled EP

Heres a cd I got from Jeff a Brissy boy who now lives in
Canada. Its great folky stuff from a band who I know
nothing about, this ep was released in 1998 and it seems
they played at the Shamrock a bit.
So if you have any stories do leave them in the comments!
Thanks to Jeff!

 Download Here