The podium for Saturday of the Armor All Gold Coast 600
(l-r John McIntyre, Shane van Gisbergen, Garth Tander, Cameron
McConville, Andy Priaulx and Craig Lowndes)
(Photo credit – EDGE Photographics)
|Day two of the Armor All Gold Coast 600 has delivered all of the breath-taking action anticipated to a crowd of 60,116 fans on the streets of the Gold Coast.
The battles started from the very start of the race, with frenetic racing from start to finish ensuring the crowd was kept entertained from start to finish across the 300 kilometer, 120 lap stanza.
The action was kicked off spectacularly with lap one seeing all of the racers fire up right away, with many of the cars caught
Review: Kenada Quinlan
– Interpol – Interpol
|Established in 1997 and with only 4 albums under their belt to date, Interpol have decided to go it alone for the self-released and self-titled 2010 offering. Kick starting with ‘Success’, the New York based quartet delightfully introduce their brand of Indie that over the years has refused to shift in any fashionable sense.
The next step of ‘Memory Serves’ is an atmospheric, thumping masterpiece that captures loneliness and loss with beauty and an infectious groove. The vocal line “You don’t have say that you’d love to – but baby please that you want to – some day…” resonating far passed the song’s inception.
The off-kilter latter beats of this composition making way for ‘Summer Well’ – a more spritely drum and piano medley. Breaking into an uplifting yet damning verse of harmonies, vocalist Paul Banks inviting drones raise precisely on time for a hop, skip and jump to graceful emotional ruin.
Continue reading Interpol “Interpol” – Album Review
Review: Stephen Goodwin
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||James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett sear the air with the frenetic dual guitar solo that concludes One. Wedged between them, man-mountain Robert Trujillo crouches over his massive bass.
Three abreast and in-your-face, Lars Ulrich pulverising his kit directly behind them, the hulk and bulk of their physical presence as they shred away inspires awe.
And it’s precisely what’s been absent for much of the 40 minutes since Metallica opened their first Brisbane performance with the Ennio Morricone-inspired bombast of Ecstasy of Gold.
Event: Roller Derby: Northern Brisbane Rollers Brawl Stars vs Geelong Bloody Marys
Venue: BRISBANE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE
Date: SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER 2010
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* Roller Derby: Northern Brisbane Rollers Brawl Stars vs Geelong Bloody Marys – 16 October 2010 [Bout News]
* Live Review: Northern Brisbane Rollers Derby League – Season Two Bout One
* Northern Brisbane Rollers bout at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre – 17 April 2010 – PHOTO GALLERY
* Roller Derby returns to Inner City Brisbane – 17th APRIL 2010 – Leader Article
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* Cat Empire @ The Tivoli, Brisbane – 25 August 2010 w/ Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes – Photo Gallery
* Live Review: Good Vibrations Festival 2010 – Gold Coast
|Review: Pepa Wolfe
It was a wet, windy night in Brisbane for the opening of Wesley Enoch’s The Story of the Miracles at Cookie’s Table, directed by and starring Leah Purcell. Produced by the independent indigenous company Bungabura Productions and presented by QPAC, this is the story of Opening Night. It goes something like this.
The Cremorne had been transformed (the stage removed so that some of the audience was sitting amongst the set) into the simple dining room of a house on Stradbroke Island, sand strewn on the ground, with the backdrop arranged in pieces, working both as a broken barrier to the outside world and an obscure window into the past, the faces of time gone by etched into its panels. At its centre sat the table, Cookie’s Table.
Originally Cookie’s birth tree, it was cut down by the white man and turned into a table that was eventually passed down through four generations. This night the audience learnt the history of the table; its meaning, its power. Its mystery unravelling as estranged mother and son, Annie and Nathan, argued over its ownership, and in doing so challenged the meaning of family and the elusive nature of the truth.
Continue reading The Story of the Miracles at Cookie’s Table @ Cremorne Theatre, QPAC 15th October 2010 – Theatre Review
Review: Natalie Salvo
This was a farewell gig of sorts for Cloud Control as the Blue Mountains-via-Sydney band are temporarily relocating to the UK ahead of the overseas release of their debut album. Starting off with more of a fizzle than a bang, 7:00pm had been listed as the start time yet the punters (mainly young teenage girls in florals and itsy bitsy shorts vying for the “ indie cred” tag) were left whiling away the time listening to Blondie’ s greatest hits. It wasn’t all bad though; because we were treated to watching some rather animated bartenders dancing along to Ms Harry and Co.
Continue reading Cloud Control, Seekae and Deep Sea Arcade @ The Metro, Sydney 15 October 2010 – Live Review & Photos
Review: Jose Eduardo Cruz
One of the most powerful mediums to communicate the general condition of your immediate world is art. Art takes on different forms and its success will ultimately be determined by its public appeal or lack thereof. Art layered with social commentary has the ability to influence public opinion. For example, the Hope stencil piece created during the Obama presidential campaign in 2008.
African American history shows that black artists have had the ability to create transcendent music inspired by their surroundings and relevant political climate. Such music was prevalent during the 60’s and 70’s in response to the civil rights movement and Vietnam War respectively.
Continue reading John Legend featuring The Roots “Wake Up” – Album Review
Review: Victoria Nugent
Photos: Charlyn Cameron
It wasn’t a typical night out, but as the Old Museum in Bowen Hills came alive for the Bohemian Masquerade, it promised to be a spectacular evening. The event was spread out over two large rooms and a verandah, with decadent costumes and masks adding to the amazing atmosphere.
The first room started out with house music, before transitioning into a range of DJs and bands which got the crowd dancing. Continue reading The Bohemian Masquerade Ball @ The Old Museum, Brisbane 9th October 2010 – Live Review
by: Elize Strydom
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[Photos: Elize Strydom]
|I heard Daniel Lee Kendal on the radio a few weeks ago. At the time, I didn’t know it was him nor did I know the tune was called ‘Lost In The Moment’. It was a song that stopped my conversation and drew me in. I was careful to listen to the presenter back announce the song and I jotted down the guy’s name. It was a name I saw on a gig poster soon after, next to Matt Corby’s name.|
This years Brisbane Zombie Walk will be taking place on SUNDAY 24TH OCTOBER, leaving from WICKHAM PARK (near Roma St Parklands) and finishing off in the Valley for the after-party!!! The Brisbane Zombie Walk is a charity event with proceeds going to the Brain Foundation of Australia.
You can now register on the Brisbane Zombie Walk website and also donate. The registration is there to help us gauge the numbers of participants for this years walk.
Continue reading Brisbane Zombie Walk 2010 – 24 October 2010
Actor/Director Leah Purcell talks to Life Music Media about character, coming home, and the joy of performing in The Story of the Miracles at Cookie’s Table.
In 2008 actress Leah Purcell was honoured with Australian theatre’s highest recognition the Helpmann Award (Australia’s version of the Tony Award) for her role in Wesley Enoch’s The Story of the Miracles at Cookie’s Table. Produced in Sydney as a Hothouse Theatre/Griffin Theatre Company production and directed by Marion Potts, the play was critically acclaimed, making its mark as an important piece of contemporary Australian theatre. Now a new production, presented by QPAC and staged by Purcell’s Bungabura Productions, brings this quintessentially Queensland story home.
While deep into the plays rehearsal period, the actress, who is also directing this version, took time to answer some questions for Pepa Wolfe.
What is the play about?
Well there’re two story lines. There’s the history of the table – it was my Great-great Grandmother’s birth tree. When settlement happened on this island they cut down that birth tree and turned it into a table. As a little girl she followed the table and got a job as a cook in the house where the table ended up. And throughout the lifetimes the table has been passed down…
…To the present day story about my character Annie and her estranged son Nathan. They’ve been estranged for 25 years. She had him when she was 13 and she left because of the talk around the incident where she fell pregnant, and the lies around that. [Annie’s] mother Faith passes away, which brings Nathan and Annie back together. The surface story is to argue and discuss who gets the table, but though that discussion we learn more about each individual character.
Continue reading Dreaming Up The Vision: Interview with Leah Purcell, 11th October 2010 – LifeMusicMedia Interviews