AboutJoshua Lovett, Author at The Creative Issue
Brisbane Indie-Classical collective Dots+Loops return for theÂ forth show in their series with a night of eclectic and engaging music from some of Australia’s most talented musicians and composers.
The biggest creative music faculty in Brisbane, Tall Poppy Productions, is bringing together 5 up and comingÂ local artists in a tribute to the legendary Neil Young. Each musician will interpret the works of Neil Young alongside a variety of their own original songs, with the night promising to be one for both local music lovers and Neil Young fans alike.
Canadian Roots musician Geordie Tentrees is gearing up for a tour of Australia’s East Coast this March. It’s the award winning singer-songwriters first time in Australia. Well known as a hard working live musician, he once performed 144 concerts in 148 days across 11 different countries. He’s released five albums, with a new release, Less is More, set to drop this year. In preparation for his Australian tour, Geordie spoke to Creative Drinks about his music and upcoming shows.
Brooklyn Indie sensation The Antlers are returning to Australia next month, supported by Hayden Calnin.Â ThisÂ latest Australian tour is in support of The Antler’sÂ latest album Familiars, which was released in June last year, and comes in between their 2014 American tour, and their European tour scheduled to begin this October.
Scottish post-rock legends MogwaiÂ are returning to Australian shores for the first time in 5 years. Most importantly, as part of this they are coming to Brisbane’s Tivoli on the 4th of March to give Brisbane audiences a taste of unique sonic instrumentals.
Peter Hook, bassist for the pioneering post-punk band Joy Division, and lead-singer of their successor band New Order, is coming to Brisbane this February with his band The Light. Peter Hook and The LightÂ will treat Australian audiences for the first time ever to performances of New Order’s third and fourth albums, Low Life, and Brotherhood respectively, for the first time ever. As well as this, they will perform numerous singles and B-sides from New Order’sÂ most prolific period, 1983 to 1987.
Melbourne punkÂ rocker’s The Smith Street BandÂ returnÂ this February to Brisbane’s Hi-Fi to promote their latest album Throw Me In the River. Having toured to much acclaim since November in support of the latest record, The Smith Street BandÂ are finally bring their new material to Brisbane audiences This February.
IconicÂ Smiths guitarist Johnny MarrÂ brings his solo show to Brisbane this coming February with a performance at The Tivoli. Previous tours of Australia by Marr have met with rave reviews from critics, however,Â Brisbane audiences have yet to experience his epic live shows, which include solo work, and selections from his epic back catalogue, including hits from The Smiths.
On the 20th of January legendary MC NasÂ is bringing his critically acclaimed Illmatic tour to Brisbane. The performance will take place in the Tivoli, and will feature the entiretyÂ of Nas’sÂ 1994 debut album Illmatic, as well as numerous classics from his extensive back catalogue.
The Experimental Psychedelic-rocker Ariel PinkÂ has announced Brisbane will be the scene of one of his Sugar Mountain 2015 sideshows in early 2015. Bringing to Australia his seven-piece band, Ariel Pink comes here on the back of the release of his critically acclaimed solo record Pom Pom.
2014 has been a breakout year for local Brisbane bandÂ WAAXÂ and their brand ofÂ punk-inspired rock ‘n’ roll. They’ve played with some of the big guns of the industry, includingÂ StonefieldÂ andÂ Guitarwolf, are about to commence on their first interstate tour, and won Triple J Unearthed’s Bigsound Competition. Creative Drinks caught up with WAAX drummer Tom to talk about the bands year and the upcoming tour they embark on this December
After over a decade in the wilderness, Stoner-Doom legends Sleep have reformed and are recording new tracks. Now for the first time since reformation Sleep come to Brisbane to bring their unique, heavy, sprawling sound to music lovers in the sunshine state.
Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper is the upcoming solo offering from Animal Collective’s Panda Bear. Having previously released four successful solo albums, Panda Bear is no stranger to going it alone. Typically an experimental electronic musician, each Panda Bear …