Author: Stephen Buckle

Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, The Triffid, Brisbane, 3rd October 2017

Words: Stephen Buckle Photos: Charlyn Cameron A change in the weather wouldn’t stop punters from attending what is the first of two shows within the Triffid walls for Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. From the moment doors opened at 5pm the bar was active and surrounded by thirsty fans, keen to fuel their adrenaline with liquor of all sorts! With the bands line-up always on the change as there isn’t really a set group of guys for the band, tonight consisted of Dave Raun on Drums (Lagwagon), Chris Cheney on Lead Guitar (The Living End), Joey Cape on Rhythm Guitar...

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Live Gig Review: GLENN HUGHES – Classic Deep Purple Live, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane, October 1st 2017

Seeing someone as legendary as Glenn Hughes perform songs from Deep Purple (while he was in the band in the mid 70’s) was sure to be a hit amongst the much older classic rock-loving crowd tonight. As a change of scenery and my usual standing venues I visit, tonight was being held at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre better known as QPAC.  As I got to the venue, it was already filling quite quickly with old rockers everywhere. My love for old rock has always generated from my father who was a big Deep Purple fan, so going to...

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Live Gig Review: EVERCLEAR + THE MERCY KILLS, The Tivoli, Brisbane, 29th September 2017

Getting to The Tivoli and realising that you may be close to the youngest there is always a weird feeling, as you’re about to embark on a trip back in time, 20 years to be exact. With only two bands playing tonight it was sure to go straight into overdrive, with The Mercy Kills opening for the anniversary tour of Everclear’s ‘So Much For The Afterglow‘. The room quickly flooded with punters much older than myself, all eager to grab a beer and some merch to celebrate the 20 years of an album they grew up listening to. The...

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Gig Review: You Me At Six + Supports, Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane, 22nd September 2017

You know there’s a near sold out concert in Eatons Hill when upon arrival the supermarket is packed with black merch shirts; labelled with their favourite band of the night. Tonight was no different as the EH hosted a triple bill of national and international talent; Columbus from Brisbane, Hellions from Sydney and the mighty You Me At Six from across the other side of the world in the United Kingdom.  Anticipation rose during the wait between doors and Columbus performing, but that bubble burst when the home town trio graced the stage. Seeing a band play in their...

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Live Gig Review: DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL + Supports, EATONS HILL HOTEL, BRISBANE, 15TH SEPTEMBER 2017

A warm Brisbane night had punters arriving in the array of pop-punk shirts, including tonight’s front-runners; Dashboard Confessional. 17 years since originally forming as Chris Carrabba‘s solo project to now a full band, there was sure to be a career-spanning set list of fan favourites to please the eardrums. With the venue conserving the size with a wall halfway down the venue it brought the intimacy to a whole new level. Serenading the crowd was a guarantee! Opening for Dashboard Confessional were Far Away Stables, no stranger to being international supports as they’ve provided that for the likes of...

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