“Brisbane!” Client Liaison vocalist Monty Morgan, dressed in a white suit jacket that beams under spotlights, bellows. “Welcome to the final show of our tour!”
With a tour based around one of the most influential discographies in Aussie rock, Grinspoon are back with a whirlwind of nostalgic anthems and a kicker of a line-up. “Chemical Hearts” being released 17 years ago, a whole generation of fans are buzzing to see the local legends, and not to mention the connivence of their tour stopping off at The Star in the heart of the Gold Coast - you’d be crazy not to go.
Scene and Heard returns for another year. A nostalgic experience with a rock’n’roll focus, the festival’s bill comes stacked with a number of acts who hit their greatest strides in the late ‘90s and the early 2000s. In short, it’s festival designed for reminiscing about the past.
After a slight thunderstorm and a cloud of doubt in my mind, blue skies start to emerge above the city of the Gold Coast. Just in time too. Home-grown boutique music festival The Grass is Greener is about to start.
“My friend told me of a secret
Told me that she blames herself
You invaded her magnificence
Put your hand over her mouth”
Stella Donnelly doesn’t shy away from the truth. That’s what I like about her. She’s a songwriter with an unflinching take on things, someone who interrogates life as well as embraces it. Then she sets those experiences to song. There’s nothing contrived in the way she does it.
Known for art, activism, and some of the most popular songs of this day and age, The 1975 have returned to Australia after a three-year break. Over the past few years the Manchester outfit have continued to build a massive and international fanbase. As I enter the venue it’s clear that their Australian following has also grown, as the band has people lining up at the gates hours before the show.
With a fan-base growing by the minute, a groove-train of a particular youth culture spill into the core of Gold Coast’s nightlife Elsewhere, to witness the indie pop lovers - Ivey. With their recent release ‘Talk Talk’, Ivey are rising to the top rapidly and are here to steal the hearts of the Gold Coast yet again.
In the late hours of a wintry night, I make my way into Byron Bay’s biggest pub. I strap in for a night filled with beers, wild behaviour, and rock ‘n’ roll, the perfect atmosphere for The Pinheads to steal the spotlight for the last time before closing off their homeland tour. After hearing rumours of their raucous antics onstage, I predict tonight’s ride is going to be a wild one.
Nothing short of a wonderland, the 2019 edition of Rabbits Eat Lettuce Festival was a weekend all who attended will never forget. Held at Cherrabah Resort in southern Queensland, REL is predominately an electronic festival but one combining flavors of all music across multiple stages. With a stellar lineup of diverse acts, spectacularly colorful décor and a crowd of the most beautiful people, this year’s event was without a doubt one of the best to date.
I walk up the long stairs leading up to Tomcat. I instantly notice my long grandma skirt was probably not the right choice for the occasion. Everyone else dressed head to toe in black but hey, I am comfortable
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