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Live Review: The Belligerents, September 26 @ Black Bear Lodge

There is something about a Brisbane band playing a local show – it’s just one big fucking party. I need to be honest here and say I too engaged in the partying, so this gig is a little hazy. However, through all the beer and then all the espresso martinis (seriously, guys, we did not […]

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Live Review: Millions, August 22 @ Black Bear Lodge

Recorded in London but oozing with the indie rock vibes that only a Brisbane band can muster, Millions’ debut album was released just over a week ago. A three-show tour in support of the album, endearingly titled Max Relax, drew to a close last night at a homecoming gig held at Black Bear Lodge, which […]

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Live Review: Little Bastard, July 10 @ Black Bear Lodge

Sydney’s Little Bastard are like Mumford & Sons, but a lot cooler and a lot drunker. The Brisbane leg of their album launch tour was as raucous and energetic as you’d expect from a band that is notorious for their extremely fast paced version of bluegrass rock’n’roll. If there was anyone in the audience on […]

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Gig Review: Velociraptor, April 24 @ Black Bear Lodge

Similar to a mutated bio-amorphous blob, Velociraptor are always changing. At any given time they could have seven, twelve or ten members. Who knows? Also like a mutated bio-amorphous blob (I assume), they are heaps of fun to catch live. This time round, in April, fans were treated to eight members of the Brisbane garage […]

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John Steel Singers & Jeremy Neale: Fri, 21 Feb @ Black Bear Lodge

Friday’s double bill featured two pop-loving Brisbane acts, The John Steel Singers, and all-round local cool dude, Jeremy Neale. These boys are on their East coast “Boys Gone Wild Tour” which kicked off the night before and still has two shows left in Melbourne this coming weekend. The two acts are sharing the headline spot […]

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Holy Holy: Thurs, November 21 @ Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane

Holy Holy were a bit of an unknown entity for me heading into Thursday night. I’d heard good things, but not having seen them myself, it was a kind of like going on a blind date I’d set up on a dating site. The only thing I had to go off was the band’s one […]

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The Delta Riggs: Thur, April 11 @ Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane

Thursday was not the first time I’ve seen The Delta Riggs. I stumbled across them at last years Peat’s Ridge Festival (RIP), at 2am in a festival haze. They blew their harps and strummed their guitars in a way that grabbed you, made you sit up and pay attention. Something about them reminded me of […]

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