Saturday, December 13, 2014

Lots of FREE music today !

so much free music getting around this afternoon i thought i should make a post of it.

Starting at 2pm at TYM guitars you can catch Freakwave and Seaplane playing an all ages gig to launch their new split single.
info on facebook here -

Up at the Underdog pub from 2:30pm you can start an afternoon of ol brissy punk and rock and roll mayhem with Eat city, Angelo from Sister Xmas, the Bollocks, Generation Jones and Dr Bombay.

Set times
Eat City 2.30pm
Angelo - 3.30
The Bollocks 4.00
Generation Jones 5.00
Dr Bombay 6.00

If you cant get into the Valley you can pop over to Cowboy Bob's new venue for the Sunday Rock n Roll BBQ at the Motor room at west end

After a brief hiatus the Sunday Rocknroll BBQ is back and its on monthly at its wonderful new home in West End at the Motor Room.its on December 14 and Its all kicks off at the usual time with bands starting at 2pm. Its free like its always been.

The Motor Room is a awesome 400 capacity room with a massive smoking deck wrapping the side of this old industrial building. Its located on the corner of Boundary Street and Mollison Street West End. Its just a short walk from South Brisbane and 199 Buses are running constantly.
The Boundary Street markets surround the place so you can get a feed or go chill in the markets. Come and go as you please. 

For the first one back we have Brisbane's greatest party band Sixfthick ready to rip the motor room a brand new pineapple ring along with the twangy rocknroll of the 52 Pickups. The folk punk of DROUSER. The flawless tongue in cheek pop of The Stress of Leisure and the twin guitar power pop attack of ROTH. We will be announcing the special guest later on in the month so stay tuned.

Each month we'll have a different DJ spinning tracks between bands and this month we have the loveable DJ Wolvie Trash. Playing god knows what, most likely a demented Xmas tinged love-in.

This is a child friendly event but please bring hearing protection for them.

1pm Doors open DJ Wolvie Trash Summer Selection.
2pm- 2:45pm ROTH
3pm- 3:45pm The Stress of Leisure
4pm- 4:45pm Drouser BBQ starts cookin.
5pm- 5:45pm 52 Pickups
6pm-7pm Sixfthick


What can you really say about this band that hasn't been said before. Two singers who are brothers that were raised on chicken farm outside Nambour with a kick arse band behind them that straddles rocknroll garage high energy punk rock. They've toured the world over played at every major australian festival and supported countless international acts since their inception in 1995. With a strong live following the hick are always as entertaining as drunken uncle falling through the plate glass sliding door out to the veranda.

These guys and gal have been kicking around brisbane for a couple of years doing a kick ass cross section of rocknroll outlaw country and morricone-esque spaghetti western themes all put through a chiming power pop . Featuring ex members for the Girlies Jim Rockrords and Lovejoy/. They really keep an audience transfixed with Murray's rugged good looks and great songs. With smatterings of horns and reverb drenched twang their sound is always moving and never staying exactly the same.

Hailing from Logan, the D’rouser we know today grew out of an acoustic 3 piece called D’rouser and the Dastardly Duo. In the last five years they have multiplied into a 5 piece. D’rouser leading a full band. Resplendent with bass, drums and acoustic guitars, their sound inspires a punkrock sing-along with tinges of folk riffs throughout. With themes based on a misspent youth of depravity in Logan (and with the new confidence his sex-pest attitude has began creeping in) D’rouser have come into their own. Always entertaining.

The Stress of Leisure is a band which hails from Brisbane (Queensland), heavily influenced by its sub tropical surroundings. Main songwriter Ian Powne started performing under the moniker in 2005, however, coined the term two years previously writing it on his home recordings. The Stress of Leisure is a truly independent band and continues to release under its own imprint The Stress of Leisure Recording Co. Four albums have been released: The Stress of Leisure (2006), Hour to Hour (2008), Soft Approach (2010) and Cassowary (2012); as well as the 7" single Sex Time (2011). The lineup has fluctuated since inception, however currently is Ian Powne (guitar, vocals), Pascalle Burton (keys, vocals), Jane Elliott (bass) and Phil Usher (drums). Various commentators have referred to the band as 'local pop wonders', as 'criminally underrated', a band that ease 'seamlessly through a variety of genres'.

ROTH formally race of the Harridan are a garage rock band from Brisbane. They blend & bend genres into new, yet familiar forms. Influences of surf beat, Brit pop, grunge, NYC punk and blues can be heard in the ROTH set.Onstage it’s a frenzy of drum rolls, guitar feedback and bouncing rhythms. However, at it’s heart, are infectious hooks and crafty arrangements. They have played the BBQ more than once over the years and we are glad to have them back.

I last saw the 6fthick at the ol sunday rnr bbq in the mustang bar about a year ago..

and I last saw the fantastic 52 pickups at the 4zzz radiothon gig at the Underdog pub a few months ago… these ppl are great!

Friday, November 21, 2014

My Van - On the road - Travel/Accom - Louis Tillet

Louis Tillet is one of those Australian Artist who so many
people have never heard of, which is criminal of course
because he is incredible and also one of so many doing it
tough. We just don't reward artists in this country and
many find it hard to do what they do well and get somewhere
with it.
So if you haven't heard the kind of music Louis makes
check out the video below and if your familiar with his
work or enjoy the video check out the crowd funding page
he has set up to get back on the road.
These things work and as with the recent riptides crowd
funding project that funded the release of their 1st album
that was only released as an Ep originally, they product
great outcomes.
Find the Louis page here

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Out On The Weekend Brisbane 26-10-14

Out on the weekend came to Brisbane last Sunday in a stripped
down version of the Melbourne show.
Featuring 8 acts, 4 Australia and 4 from the States it was
billed as a celebration of Americana Music, food and fine booze
I will say the music was brilliant, but the food was a no show.
I suspect the numbers weren't there which is a shame because
there was a bevy of brilliant acts

The line up was South-Carolina singer Nikki Lane,
Portland favourites The Delines,
alt-country stars Robert Ellis and Jonny Fritz,
plus Emma Swift, Halfway, Paddy McHugh
and Warren Earl Band.

I took a stack of photos and finely got to see Halfway play
which was brilliant of course.
Emma Swift put on a great set and her band included
Adele Pickvance who is always a pleasure to watch.
The Delines were really special, if you get a chance check
them out on you tube.
A great day all round!