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I'm a thirty-something music appreciator with a passion for blues, funk, reggae, jazz and soul, regularly uncovering new acts (and CDs to buy) at live gigs.
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Articles: 159
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Every once in a while you hear about a way to make a difference in other people's lives that is beautiful and simple, al... [more]
I have to say, I was surprised, given Brisbane's history with the name "Rogues" that this place in Newstead chose the na... [more]
The Mixed Up Sunday Club, held at Loft, West End, is a welcome, chilled-out addition to the Sunday session scene. Kic... [more]
After hearing about Sangria Sundays at Peasant Restaurant, at the Barracks, I made time with a friend for an overdue cat... [more]
Art & Design Precinct in Bailey St, West End hosted the opening night of their third exhibition Resolution - Take a Stan... [more]
18/01/2013 - 13/02/2013
Spectrum Daiquiri Bar is a relatively new addition to the Brunswick St Mall strip. Opened in July 2012, serving frozen c... [more]
Presented by The Little Bird Agency, Art As Catharsis, Soul Trader Entertainment and veri.live magazine, Devil's Kitchen... [more]
19/01/2013
There's a local pharmacist / activist / musician who's just returned from volunteering at the Mae Tao Clinic on the Thai... [more]
11/01/2013
As part of their Australian tour, Kashmere Stage Band will bring their funk to Brisbane Powerhouse. What's that? You hav... [more]
25/01/2013
Following on from the success of the 4Senses event in March 2012, another event has been slated for Saturday 9 February,... [more]
09/02/2013
Another relatively new bar to the Valley is The Manhattan Club. Offering food, beer on tap, cocktails, as well as live m... [more]
Phat funking, reggae, hip-hop, blues gig. That's the only way to describe Fat Picnic's recent performance supporting New... [more]
Art & Design Precinct had the opening of their second exhibition 'New World Order' on Wednesday 12 December and I went a... [more]
12/12/2012 - 15/01/2013
'Tis the season for new bars to open. Alfred and Constance opened early November, Loft West End opened during November a... [more]
The Stress of Leisure are a Brisbane four-piece pop band. At the recent Waxing Lyrical Ian Powne and Pascalle Burton per... [more]
West End has a new bar - Loft - which opened recently. Upstairs from Archive Beer Boutique, previously known as Uber, t... [more]
Having spent a number of years in the band Charlie Mayfair, Dave Di Marco has embarked on a solo career. I caught him pe... [more]
One of my favourite festivals is Blues on Broadbeach. Held annually in May, and absolutely free, the line-up and schedul... [more]
23/05/2013 - 26/05/2013
Up until recently, Press Club had Wednesday Blues. With some changes, this has switched up and now there's a regular ban... [more]
You may have noticed over recent times, I've been writing my way through the A-Z of Brisbane's live music. Seems I'm not... [more]
Silver Sircus is another one of those bands that has been on my radar for a while now. On a recent Sunday afternoon, the... [more]
This woman has presence. Lots of it. She demands to be appreciated. And is totally worth it. Get along to check o... [more]
29/11/2012 - 01/12/2012
There are some gorgeous venues popping up in the valley. We saw Fourth Wall Bar open in August, and now Alfred & Constan... [more]
I love festivals in this city. Brisbane International Film Festival, affectionately referred to as BIFF, opens on 14 Nov... [more]
14/11/2012 - 25/11/2012
On Sunday 3 November, the Hi-Fi will burst at the seams from local and international blues acts performing at the main s... [more]
03/11/2012
I was lucky recently to get along to the debut of "In The Loop", a night with a focus on music created from looping, sam... [more]
18/10/2012
In the theme of balancing play with work, I volunteer for a couple of not-for-profit organisations. One of these is Youn... [more]
On Wednesday evenings, three singer / songwriters gather at Dowse Bar, downstairs from Iceworks, in Paddington, to perfo... [more]
Mid-week live music is one of my weaknesses. It's an itch I must scratch, no matter how much, or how little, music I've ... [more]
Thursday nights can be trouble for a music appreciator like me. It's late enough in the week for the desire to let my ha... [more]
I found a gem of a venue last Friday night. A wine bar where a local jazz band was playing, right in the heart of Brisba... [more]
 
Tom Kline. I came across this singer / songwriter about a year ago and have been crushing on his music ever since. His s... [more]
15/11/2013 - 29/11/2013
I'm a fan of horror / thriller films, so when I had the chance to catch the preview of Insidious: Chapter 2, my adrenali... [more]
Stategically timed to line up with Brisbane's Pride Festival, Art & Design Precinct's exhibition 'The Art of Pride' open... [more]
Join The Trouble With Templeton, Love Hate Rebellion, Dave's Pawn Shop, The Halls, The Black Lullaby and Faye Clementine... [more]
31/08/2013
Funk / reggae / dub / hip-hop / folk music from an energetic eight-piece (sometimes a nine-piece) from this band. I'd he... [more]
I thought 'The Kitty' was just part of the casino in Brisbane. How wrong was I? I visited recently and had the opportuni... [more]
Rooftop bars are all the rage. Elixir is the latest addition to the scene. Located above X&Y Bar, this is going to be TH... [more]
Chilliwow has opened its doors on Constance Street and brings a Mexican food and drink experience. With a bright ... [more]
It's back again - Ric's Exposed - a band comp running on Sunday nights at Ric's Bar in the Brunswick St Mall. I popped d... [more]
05/05/2013 - 18/08/2013
Kicking off on Wednesday 29 May and running through until Thursday 6 June, enjoy nine days of live jazz music in Brisban... [more]
29/05/2013 - 06/06/2013
Hasn't the weather been just divine? I love autumn; where it's warm enough to enjoy the outdoors, and the sun is warming... [more]
Walking through the city, I found a "new" sculpture. Only it's not new, just in a new place, relocated to the top of the... [more]
Brisbane Arts Theatre, located on Petrie Terrace, has a tradition of presenting comedic stage productions that the avera... [more]
23/03/2013 - 20/04/2013
Free live jazz music is delivered up to the Brisbane's CBD on Tuesday 30 April, for International Jazz Day. First... [more]
30/04/2013
Brisbane-based singer-songwriter TJ Quinton, of The Deckchairs has recently released a concept album "Sorry Business" an... [more]
25/04/2013 - 10/05/2013
Local folk / alt-country band, Breaking Hart Benton, hit the road to release More Than You Deserve, the first single fro... [more]
02/03/2013 - 24/03/2013
Are you a fan of electronic music? If so, Enchanted is an event not to be missed. Presented by DragonFire Music and Sawm... [more]
09/03/2013 - 10/02/2013
Hidden away, on Coro Drive at Toowong, you might be lucky enough to find The Walrus Club. Billed as a speakeasy-style ba... [more]
What's better than gelato on a warm summer's night? Nothing! Italian ice-cream? Yum! So when a friend mentioned he'd f... [more]
On a dressed up Sunday night, Mzaza (pronounced m-zah-zah) performed at Black Bear Lodge as part of their "Off the Beate... [more]
Performing as part of the line-up for 4Senses at The Bridge Club, Drawn From Bees headlined the night, and had the room ... [more]
The first time I saw Laique, I was introduced to them by a swing-dancing friend of mine. They were performing at the Wun... [more]
It's Saturday mid-morning and my phone displays an SMS "I'm going to check out some blues at the Royal Mail, if you're i... [more]
On the corner of Petrie Terrace and Princess St, a new cafe has opened, called Scout. I've walked past this previously-v... [more]
On a Wednesday night, at the valley's premiere live music venue the zoo, performances can be a bit of a mixed bag. The m... [more]
Hannah Karyas is an impressive young woman. Her Facebook page refers to her as "a songwriter of sorts". She performed at... [more]
Little Blue Dogs are new and fresh. Formed in 2012, they've been working on their repertoire of original tunes and grace... [more]
On Friday 15 February, PocketLove will be supported by Bec Laughton and Fat Picnic at the zoo. My dancing shoes are bein... [more]
15/02/2013
The Mustang Bar has changed its name to 633 Ann. Come along to the official launch party on Saturday 2 February. ... [more]
02/02/2013
What can I say about The Halls? Through a stroke of luck last year, I came across this indie pop / rock band and instant... [more]
07/02/2013
I first came across Daisie May last year as part of the Brisbane Festival free live music program, and I caught another ... [more]
After a twelve-month hiatus, during which he has been volunteering at the Mae Tao Clinic on the Thai / Burma border, Pet... [more]
Headlining the Mae Tao Clinic Fundraiser, Jimmy Watts Band brought their blues / roots / alt-country to the stage at the... [more]
Local world music band Mzaza are kicking off their "Off the Beaten Track Tour", which will include a gig in Brisbane at ... [more]
03/02/2013
Brisbane Powerhouse, brisbanetimes.com.au and Korean Air have collaborated to bring together an amazing prize - an art a... [more]
22/11/2012 - 22/04/2013
LeSuits, an energetic nine-piece rock / funk / ska band from Brisbane. I've seen them play a number of times before, and... [more]
11/01/2013 - 24/01/2013
The sultry vocal stylings of Zoe K & the Shadow Katz will return to Brisbane for one night only, Friday 22 February, at ... [more]
22/02/2013
heartBeast Vicious Theatre Ensemble present an interesting musical theatre production called CloudCUCKOOLand, with the w... [more]
14/02/2013 - 02/03/2013
Back again for another year, the Brisbane Comedy Festival will be hosted at the Brisbane Powerhouse, starting late Febru... [more]
26/02/2013 - 24/03/2013
Now in its 14th year, the annual Brisbane Queer Film Festival will screen in April at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Sc... [more]
04/04/2013 - 14/04/2013
Sebastian's Habit are a lovely little jazz band I had the pleasure of enjoying on Christmas Eve at Lock'n'Load Bistro in... [more]
There's something about music created east of Toronto, Canada, with a tight-knit scene in the provinces of New Brunswick... [more]
03/01/2013
Wandering down High St, Toowong, my eyes were drawn to the vibrant yellow colour of this seat, and the message "Love" co... [more]
The Royal Artillery are a three-piece Brisbane band, who describe themselves as "heavy blues influenced stoner rock". ... [more]
Formed in 2009, The Smokestack Orchestra is Tal Wallace on guitar and vocals, Dean Hunt on guitar, and Skritch on drums.... [more]
Race Of The Harridan, otherwise known as ROTH, refer to themselves as "Brisbane Rock Brisbane Roll". A four-piece... [more]
Smoke are a local band that call themselves "a hard rock band with influences of jazz, prog / psych-rock". I caug... [more]
Australia Day, for as long as I can remember, has always included music. The Triple J Hottest 100 counts down the songs ... [more]
26/01/2013
If you're anything like me, the term "ear candy" brings up aural images of amazing sounds, the lingering memory of emoti... [more]
11/01/2013
I was a very lucky girl recently when a friend of mine asked me to accompany her to The UpFront Club in Maleny for Musos... [more]
A great alternative to the Big Day Out, and to celebrate the owner's birthday, The Joynt will host an event "The Little ... [more]
20/01/2013
New Year's Eve is always the biggest party. In Brisbane, there are a number of places you can go to enjoy yourself. A... [more]
Most woman (and quite a few men) like to feel pampered. But did you know you probably have some items in your house that... [more]
Tim Steward has been bringing music to Brisbane since 1990. Recently awarded a 'star' on the Brunswick St Mall 'Walk of ... [more]
Cleveland Blues played at the first Blues Rock Riot at X & Y Bar recently. It was the first time I'd seen them live and ... [more]
Toowoomba local Bart Thrupp is a one-man music machine. Playing acoustic folk / pop, I saw him play at The Beetle Bar re... [more]
Breach Notice are a three-piece Brisbane rock band, all female, but I'd be reluctant to call them a chick band. Their ro... [more]
I love a leisurely Sunday brunch. I headed over to Oxford Street recently with a friend looking for some coffee, and bru... [more]
Playing at Big Day Out is Gold Coast band, three-piece Dave's Pawn Shop. They melted faces at The Tempo Hotel's recent S... [more]
For the young (and young-at-heart), Australia Post have again set up Santa's Mail Box under the Christmas Tree in King G... [more]
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