Author: Stephen Buckle

Live Gig Review + Photos: PERTUBATOR + Supports, Crowbar, Brisbane, 23rd November 2017

Going into tonight I knew nothing about Pertubator and the supports. The only thing I knew is that the genre it goes by is synthwave. With the top bar filling quickly, I noticed that tonight the concert downstairs for Pertubator had sold out. While speaking to a fan in line before doors opened I noticed some other fans dressed up in very underground/futuristic clothing. As doors opened to go downstairs the line had already done a lap of the upstairs bar. With the first act called Rebel Yell up first I didn’t know what to expect. With a weird...

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LIVE, Lifehouse & The Calling, Riverstage, Brisbane, 15/11/17

Words by Stephen Buckle Photos by Charlyn Cameron Walking into what was soon to be a full field of older but still as avid punters, the Riverstage was in for a special night of three international bands; The Calling, Lifehouse, and the reunion of Pennsylvania’s own Live! With gates opening at 5pm and the sun setting over the Brisbane river, the venue slowly started filling to its capacity. The Calling were the first to play while the sun was still setting. With a new album due out early 2018, the band powered through their hit songs ‘Could It Be...

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Live Gig Review: OSAKA PUNCH + Supports, The Brightside, Brisbane, November 3rd

Many may say Friday’s are for grooving and a boogie, and tonight’s acts definitely fit that category. With a new single out call ‘How To Operate’ The Brightside were playing host to Osaka Punch in all of their glory. With the venue filling quickly to watch the four bands play tonight, the first band up was He Danced Ivy. He Danced Ivy showed how well they fit the bill with a similar vibe to both Osaka Punch, Primus and Twelve Foot Ninja, bringing the bass driven riffs alongside the many interpretive dance moves from front man Dave including his...

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Live Gig Review: NORTHLANE + Supports, The Brightside, Brisbane, 28th October 2017

Attending a concert at The Brightside usually means you’ll come out a stinking mess due to the venue being quite a lot like a hotbox, but tonight was different. Tonight’s concert was being held in the car park behind the venue which was set to be filled with nearly 500 eager punters waiting to see Northlane and co. With the breeze rolling through all night it certainly made the gig a whole lot more endurable than if it were indoors. Opening the night were Brisbane’s own Deadlights, hailing from “Five minutes down the road,” according to lead vocalist Dylan...

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