Archive for May, 2009

Going Batty

May 29, 2009
The BATS Mag fourth issue launch party is on this weekend

The BATS Mag fourth issue launch party is on this weekend

By Kathleen Calderwood

Attention all underagers and those underage at heart. Sick of missing out on sweet gigs or exhibitions because of your lack of fake id/parents not letting you into the valley at night/abandoning nights out in your old age. Well the five BATS magazine girls have a solution. Their fourth issue launch party is on this weekend at West End. When the girls first started they were quite comfortable awkwardly backing away from the mag if nessacary, but lucky they didn’t, because otherwise we’d be without this great allages saturday arvo event. (more…)


Brisbane Sounds – The Zoo – Saturday, May 23.

May 27, 2009

By Alley Crooks

The rocking tunes from Brisbane Sounds could be heard blasting from The Zoo’s windows all the way up Ann St on Saturday night; a sign of just how first-rate Brisbane rock bands are at the moment. (more…)

ALBUM REVIEW: Morrissey – Years Of Refusal

May 26, 2009

By Chris Richards

(2009, Dekka/Polydor[UK], Attack/Lost Highway [US])

I’m not ashamed to say that I love Morrissey. I think he’s awesome. But some of the love wore off a bit after the last album. But this one proves that I was a foolish, foolish man to doubt. This effort is a beautiful, great, thundering guitar-thumping rock epic, truly worthy of the man himself. (more…)

Weekend to do list – May 29-31

May 25, 2009

By Josh Donellan

I’m going to be accused for wearing my art on my sleeve (yes! Opening sentence pun!) this week. The following is a recipe for a delightfully debaucherous weekend in Brisvakistan. (more…)

Felinedown @ the Alliance

May 24, 2009


By Josh Donellan

I’m not going to lie to you, I missed the first band. I have no idea what they were called or what kind of music they played, so let’s just assume that they were a seventeen piece ska band named Frankie Wingnut and the hullabaloos and that they played an epic set of saxophone solo filled goodness. (more…)

How to save up for a house deposit

May 23, 2009

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By Chris Carlaw

I know that one of the most publicised issues for not only young Brisbaneites but also Australia wide is the difficulty of home ownership. It is daunting, but at some stage, young people will have to start thinking of the thought of buying property.

Whether you delay it because you would rather travel, or you would like to spend your money on clothes and or a fast car, it is inevitable that you will come to the same cross road.  How do I actually save a house deposit? How is it possible? It’s too difficult! (more…)

Paniyiri postponed!

May 21, 2009
The Paniyiri Fesival has been postponed due to bad weather (

The Paniyiri Fesival has been postponed due to bad weather (

Stop press! The Paniyiri Festival has been postponed!  Thanks to all that rain, Musgrave Park has been inundated with water and the rain is expected to continue all weekend. But all is not lost, the festival hasn’t been cancelled all together. (more…)

The Rockschool Challenge

May 21, 2009

Being a Brisbanite through and through, I love to support the local music scene.  There’s nothing more exciting than watching a new band work their way up the line from begging for gigs in the local pub to fending off the media mob on their first international tour. So when I heard about the Rockschool Challenge I definitely wanted to find out more.


Weekend to do list

May 19, 2009

By Kate Smith

So its Tuesday, and I’m getting ready for a Taco Tuesday adventure to the Alibi Room. But my mind is whirring, I’m looking further ahead, into the future, into the empty cavern that is going to be my weekend. I’ve got nothing on. So far my plans are zilch. nada. nothing.  My weekend is going to consist of tv, breakfast cereal dinners and MAYBE a trip to the corner shop for some ice-cream. Wahoo.


What is it about Dylan Moran?

May 18, 2009

Dylan Moran’s ‘What It Is’ – QPAC Concert Hall – Sunday May 17, 2009

By Alley Crooks

Bernard:   “Roweena!  Roweeeeeena!  And what am I supposed to do while you’re doing the underpants Charleston with this insane, blind tart?”

Manny:   “Why are you getting so angry?”

Bernard:   “I can’t help being angry when I’m furious!  So, before you go off to raise   your bearded freak circus, what’s she like?”

Manny:   “She’s nice.”

Bernard:   “She’s nice.  She – don’t make me sick into my own scorn.  What are her prospects?  Does she play the viola?  Does she embroider?  Is she kind to the servants?”  (more…)