We only decided yesterday that we’d go see Blue King Brown at Brisbane’s Tivoli last night.
Melbourne hip hop collective TZU (pronounced tee zed yoo) were mixing things up when we arrived about eight-thirty. We’d seen them before at the Valley fiesta and yet again they didn’t dissapoint. They had this beatbox thing which was seriously rad. They played the somewhat relevant Summer Days but with a mid-tempo disco beat which was rather cool. They finished with an amazing spoken word by Joelistics.
Blue King Brown
Blue King Brown put on a really good show. They had a cool video screen with lots of imagery. Playing as a ten piece band meant there was lots of depth and also many solos which all sounded great, especially the keyboard solos. There were a hilarious group of fans standing next to us who would provide a running commentary such as “oh my god, he has magical fingers man” .
The breeders were excellent tonight when they played at the Zoo in Brisbane. It was good fun to rock out on a Monday night.
Wolfmother are closing the Andy Warhol exhibition this Saturday night at Goma. I managed to get tickets last night. If you aren’t lucky enough to already have tickets they are sold out. Apparently it is Wolfmother’s first show in nine months. I can’t wait.
There’s something magical about being out in the open watching live music and it’s even more so when Jack Johnson is playing. The Brisbane River Stage venue was packed with a true all ages crowd that included lots of cuddling couples. Jack and his band played a varied collection of his songs including plenty from his new album Sleep Through the Static. He occasionally changed the words of his songs to include lyrics from bands such as Led Zeppelin and Jane’s Addiction, with surprisingly good results.
After leaving the stage for some time he returned with a guitar in hand. His encore was a three song solo acoustic set that finished with a beautiful version of Better Together.
We saw Fat Freddy’s Drop at The Tivoli last night. OMG.
We arrived around eight. DJ Katch was already warming up the growing crowd with his hip-hop beats. He dropped some old favourites as well as some new tracks from the forthcoming Resin Dogs LP.
At around nine, Belleruche appeared on stage. Admittedly I hadn’t heard of them before. It turns out they are three piece from London and sound like a cross between Portishead and Moloko. The singer, Kathrin deBoer, was flaunting her shoulders on stage like Nina Persson. Her voice was sweet too. Their combination of singer, guitarist and turntablist worked very well.
Belleruche played for an hour or so and the crowd was building up in anticipation of Fat Freddy’s Drop. I can’t actually really describe the Fat Freddy’s Drop experience using 26 different characters, but I can say:
- They played for over two hours;
- They played lots of new songs from their forthcoming album;
- They blew my mind;
- The 20 minute-ish version of ‘Wandering Eye’ was incredible; and
- The closing track ‘Roady’ rocked the casbah, especially when Kathrin from Belleruche sang the female vocals.