Five Musical Acts To Catch At The Brisbane Festival
Georgia Condon | On 05, Sep 2014
The Brisbane Festival is quickly approaching, bringing with it a vast array of musical acts to fill the iconic Spiegeltent and various other venues. These are five of our picks from the 2014 musical offerings.
Chilled out guitars, quirky rhythms and a breathy but solid voice combine to make Juana a great choice to perform in the gorgeous, mirrored Spiegeltent. Most easily described as an Argentinian incarnation of something between Feist and Fiona Apple, Juanaâ€™s music is very easy to listen to, and a show performed entirely in Spanish is bound to be a little different to your run-of-the-mill Thursday night gig.
It doesnâ€™t get much more solid as far as synth-rock goes, and Vincent and Andy Juggernaut, along with their pal Thunderfist, will bring their most recent audio-visual show Aerials. For 11:45 on a Friday night, the psych-brilliance of Midnight Juggernauts is just what the BrisFest doctor ordered.
The Kite String Tangle
Local boy Danny Harley (you might have seen him playing in Pigeon) has been absolutely blitzing it here, and abroad, with his lyrical electro sound. Weâ€™ve all heard his moody vocals, cool samples and beats on Given The Chance, so itâ€™s exciting to think whatâ€™s ahead for Danny, who is releasing an EP at the Brisbane Festival following appearances at Coachella and SXSW (mad props!).
Keep on Running and Baby I Am Nobody Now are probably still rattling around in your head from last year, and now is your chance to see Bull perform these killer songs. The epic, synthy melodies and unique heavy hooks overlayed with Bullâ€™s groovy vocals make for completely addictive tracks, and will undoubtedly be conducive to an incredible live show.
American Music Club
Moving on from Miley and Rihanna, American Music Club will be going down every night from Septermber 15-27. Featuring different genres each night including Jazz, Big Band, Blues/Soul and Latin/Dance, plus others, thereâ€™s bound to be something for everyoneâ€™s taste! No shame in admitting that Iâ€™ll be singing along loudly to the Musical Theatre performanceâ€¦
WhatÂ The Brisbane Festival’s various musical offerings
WhenÂ September 6-27
WhereÂ Various Southbank locations
Details + bookingsÂ Brisbane Festival website
Images courtesy of The Brisbane Festival