I’m not the most technological person, I’ve only recently jumped onto the blogosphere and other social networking outlets like Pinterest and Twitter (I’m a bit old-school and I’m a little fearful of hi-tech stuff!). I’m regretting it now because I’m an avid music-goer and I’ve been to loads of gigs and afterwards I just harp on and on and on about it to those who will listen and to those poor unwilling people who aren’t really that interested! I never even thought to put my thoughts (or ‘reviews’) down in writing and I would love to have a record of my live music experiences. Alas, I’m here now and this is what I’ll do from now on. So here’s a list of gigs I’ve been to in the past. I include comments about the gigs, from what I can remember. I’m sure I’ve forgotten numerous, I’ll have to go back to old tickets and really try and recall them all. There will be lulls between dates where I either have forgotten the shows I’ve been to or because I simply couldn’t afford to go to any shows at the time! This will be a lovely trip down memory lane, from the OH MY GOODNESS euphoric sonic experiences, the weird occurrences and characters that I came across and just great memories with great friends.
Upcoming: Kimbra with special guests Daniel Merriweather and Sam Lawrence, Florence + The Machine, Prince
3rd February - Two Door Cinema Club @ The Great Northern, Byron Bay.
22nd February - Michael Buble @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne.
18th March - The Beautiful Girls @ The Hi Fi, Brisbane.
5th May - Darwin Deez with special guest: Owl Eyes @ The Zoo, Brisbane.
14th May - James Blunt @ Brisbane Convention Centre - my sister made me go to this one, I unwittingly obliged. Sorry Mr. Blunt, you just didn’t do it for me.
4th June - Melbourne International Jazz Festival - ‘Fly Me to the Moon’. Tex Perkins, Paris Wells, Kimbra, Eddie Perfect.
6th June - Melbourne International Jazz Festival - Bennetts Lane Big Band.
18th June - Little Red with special guests: World’s End Press @ The Hi Fi, Brisbane
9th July - The Hoildays @ Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast.
13th August - Joelistics with special guests Sietta @ The Jubilee Hotel, Brisbane
4th September - Syl Jonson & The Bamboos @ Spiegeltent
9th September - Kimbra with special guests Husky, Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire.
17th September - Lior @ Spiegeltent
23rd September - Kimbra with special guests Mosman Alder @ Spiegeltent
30th September - The Cat Empire with special guests Eagle and the Worm @ The Zoo.
1st October - Parklife @ Brisbane Botanic Gardens
- Gossip, Santigold, Digitalism, Example, Adrian Lux, Lykke Li, The Streets, Little Dragon, Kimbra, Nero…?
19th November - Bowler Bar 1st Birthday Party - Strange Talk, Zoe, Flight Facilities @ Bowler Bar, Fortitude Valley.
17th January - Big Day Out @ Gold Coast Parklands
- Muse, Powderfinger, Groove Armada, Kasabian, Dizzee Rascal, Calvin Harris, Passion Pit, Simian Mobil Disco, The Temper Trap, Silent Disco…?
July- August - Splendour in the Grass @ Woodfordia, Woodford.
- The Strokes, Mumford and Sons, The Temper Trap, Pixies, Passion Pit, Florence + the Machine, Laura Marling, Grizzly Bear, Miike Snow, The Drums, Two Door Cinema Club, LCD Soundsystem, Goldfrapp, Kate Nash, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Ben Harper and the Relentless 7, We Are Scientists, Delphic, The Middle East… ?
13th December - Jack Johnson ‘To The Sea’ Tour with support acts: Ash Grunwald, Teagan & Sarah @ Brisbane Riverstage
19th January - Big Day Out @ Gold Coast Parklands.
- Neil Young, The Prodigy, The Ting Tings, Simian Mobile Disco, Hot Chip, Lupe Fiasco, TZU, Little Red, I Heart Hiroshima… ?
4th March - Of Montreal with special guests The Ruby Suns @ The Zoo
20th March - TZU @ The Zoo
11th April - Kylie Auldist & The Bamboos @ Step Inn, Brisbane.
19th May - The Pussy Cat Dolls with special guest Lady GaGA @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre
3rd December - Sia @ The Hi-Fi, Brisbane.
19th January - Big Day Out @ Gold Coast Parklands.
- Rage Against the Machine, Bjork, Arcade Fire, LCD Sound System, Dizzee Rascal, Kate Nash, Cut Off Your Hands, Operator Please, Faker, Silverchair…
1st March - St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival @The Zoo and Alleyway.
- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Manchester Orchestra, Okkervil River, The Presets, Feist..?
16th March - Jack Johnson with special guest: Matt Costa @ Brisbane Riverstage.
March - Bluesfest @ Belongil Fields, Byron Bay.
- The Cat Empire, Gotye, Lior, The Beautiful Girls, Clare Bowditch, True Live
31st March - Modest Mouse @The Arena, Brisbane.
4th October - Parklife @ Brisbane Botanic Gardens
- Peaches, Dizzee Rascal, Martin Solveig, Diplo, Does it Offend You Yeah, Van She, Familjen, 2manydjs, Van She, Bag Raiders Live, Ajax, Snob Scrilla..
26th January - Big Day Out @ Gold Coast Parklands
- Violent Femmes, Muse, Tool, The Killers, The Vines, TZU, Little Birdy, Kasabian, Hot Chip, …??
2nd August - OK GO @ The Zoo
21st November - Muse with special guests The Checks @ Brisbane Riverstage
20th December - Daft Punk Alive Tour @ Brisbane Riverstage
24th March - Jack Johnson with special guests G. Love & Special Sauce @ Brisbane Riverstage
B*Witched @ Queen Street Mall, Brisbane. I believe this was my first gig and first fan-girl moment, I was 10 or 11. I don’t recall the performance but I do recall meeting them and getting my CD signed (still have it!). I also owned a copy of their cassette tape which was played to death. Bless!