Active since 1998, Canadian indie rock/synth pop band Metric have a mismatched collection of fans, evident when The Tivoli opened its doors to a modest crowd whose primary uniting feature was the common goal of escaping the dreary, rainy weather for something a little more exciting. By the end of the night, the crowd reaction proved that Metric is something far more exciting.
To say that City and Colour are excellent is an understatement. What to say about their fans is a different matter. Long gone are the days where you were considered an, ‘emo-fag,’ for liking them, and beards, moustaches, piercings and long hair are all par for the course.
How I Live Now, starring Saoirse Ronan, felt a little like a blanket full of gaping holes. Perhaps the idea of these holes was to create initial mystery and intrigue, however none of them were darned by the end of the film, so I left the cinema feeling a bit cold and shabby.
Going to The Zoo on a Wednesday never seems like a particularly appealing experience to me because it’s the middle of the week and difficult to relax, and enjoy a band when you know you’ve got to get up at eight the next morning for work.
It's pitch black and the humidity is thick. I can't see two metres in front of my face, and unseen creatures slither and skulk in the bushes and trees around me.
Usually when you arrive at Brisbane's Hi-Fi for a gig there might be a handful of people in front of the door that you line up behind and then you make it inside about a minute later. Well not for an Insane Clown Posse show.
Above all else, The Bamboos show last night at The Hifi could be considered a revitalizing experience. In amidst a growing number of ok but not jaw dropping rock fuelled sets in recent weeks the set last night was pleasantly different providing just enough creativity to keep crowds entertained while also sounding rejuvenating in its quality with a dedicated rhythmic sound that grew on you as the set continued.