April 29, 2011

Let There Be Rock. GoMA Cinémathèque

All info courtesy of The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. The following is a media release

‘In addition to the films themselves, the Friday night screenings will be complemented by local musicians responding to the music represented on screen with very special short live performances, included as part of the ticket price,’ he said.

‘Ben Salter (The Gin Club), Matt Somers (I Heart Hiroshima), Seja Vogel, Tim Steward and Kate Jacobsen (Texas Tea) will provide their own unique takes on Joy Division, The Rolling Stones, Arcade Fire, The White Stripes and The Doors.

‘In a special final event on June 3, Quan Yeomans (Regurgitator) will take on the music of Prince prior to a screening of Purple Rain 1984.’

Mr Ellwood said the film program would feature intimate portraits of bands and musicians, showcasing their magnetic stage presence and musical talents, as well as the fans, collaborators and locations that surround them.

‘Wild experiments with rock operas and musicals illustrate the blending of rock music and cinema into a unique film genre. Concert films and live recordings capture bands in full flight and the transformation of stage performances into visceral experiences.

‘Iconic music events caught on film also chronicle rare pieces of music history and their ensuing influence on new generations of music fans.

‘Documentaries on some of the central events in rock mythology – Woodstock 1970, Wattstax 1973 and the Rolling Stones’ Altamont Free Concert depicted in Gimme Shelter 1970 – are featured alongside recent exposés of the pressures of the music industry, such as Metallica: Some Kind of Monster 2004.

‘The role of women in rock is showcased with Patti Smith: Dream of Life 2008, chronicling the artist’s incarnations as poet, painter, writer and musician and Radical Act 1995, a documentary on the feminist punk movement in the United States.

‘Modern rock of all persuasions is included with films on the music of The White Stripes, Animal Collective and Sigur Ros.

Mr Ellwood said Australian artists would be represented by films on Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Dirty Three and Brisbane’s own SixFtHick, who will take part in a Q&A session following a screening of SixFtHick:

Notes from the Underground 2010 on Saturday May 21 at 2pm.

A major program exploring all facets of rock music on film will screen at the Gallery of Modern Art’s Australian Cinémathèque from April 29 to June 5, 2011.

Queensland Art Gallery Director Tony Ellwood said tickets are on sale now for ‘Let There Be Rock’, a program of more than 45 documentaries, concert movies and feature films capturing the rebellious spirit of rock music.

‘From Elvis Presley in Jailhouse Rock 1957 and The Beatles in A Hard Day’s Night 1964 to Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White in It Might Get Loud 2009 and Animal Collective’s visual album ODDSAC 2009, ‘Let There Be Rock’ surveys over 50 years of music on the big screen,’ Mr Ellwood said.

‘Additionally, there will be an exclusive free 20 minute preview of the forthcoming major documentary on AC/DC fandom, Beyond the Thunder on Sunday June 5 at 1pm.

‘Also screening are classic musicals Jesus Christ Superstar 1973, The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975 and Hair 1979, as well as seminal rock-mockumentary, This is Spinal Tap 1984.’

The weekly Friday Night Sessions will feature local musicians performing short sets inspired by the music of the screening films, commencing on April 29 with Ben Salter’s interpretation of music by Joy Division prior to a screening of the biopic Control 2007. Check the website for more details.

For more information please visit www.qag.qld.gov.au/cinematheque
Tickets available from www.qtix.com.au or at the box office prior to screenings (subject to

Adults $9 / 5-film pass $36
Concession: $7 / 5-film pass $28
Members $6 / 5-film pass $24
Amelia Gundelach, Senior Media Officer
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
tel: 61 (0) 7 3840 7162
61 (0) 404 994 985
e: amelia.gundelach@qag.qld.gov.au

Prom Night 3: Animal House

Info courtesy of elsewhere

Dj's, punch, photos, giveaways and LIVE BANDS!

Plus the promoters hour from 10-11pm: hit them up, get on their list and come early to get in on the action.

Want to help promote? email promnightparty@live.com.au

Feel free to share a unique quality about yourself, send a mix demo or invite us to your birthday.








Doors 10pm
free entry with a student card / $5 otherwise

April 28, 2011

Go Font Urself

Some works from the "Go Font Urself" Exhibition floating around the country over the next few months, an exhibition of type-based artworks, its in Sydney today. More info head to http://www.gofonturself.com.au

Mike Giant (NY)





April 27, 2011



Information courtesy of Oceanics.

We have just toured through NSW, gigged our young asses off and spread this EP down south.

After over 2 and a half months without a Gold Coast show, we will be hitting you with a new found energy and intensified level of lols. We are going to tear the little Loft apart, and would LOVE you to be a part of this homecoming party. A week or so after this we'll be on a plane and off to Melbourne, and you won't see us play on the Gold Coast again for months.

Supporting us are modern day rock stars and fellow Gold Coast BDO 2011 artists, Blonde on Blonde. Our balls-to-the-wall rocker buddies Buick Six will round out a tight line up.

MAY 7 @ Hard Rock (The loft dogged it)
$10 ENTRY or $15 ENTRY + EP

The lads did a run of shows on NSW. heres a clip.


April 20, 2011

Medium Rare & Live On Letterman

MEDIUM RARE is the latest album from the Foo Fighters, It is a cover album. Upon release of their latest release "WASTING LIGHT", they decide to release a cover album. Dave & the boys are hard at work pumping out music. It was released on vinyl on April 16th, dubbed "Record Store Day", celebrating independent record stores. Apart from new recordings of "Bad Reputation" (originally by Joan Jett & The Heartbreakers) & "This Will Be Our Year" (originally by The Zombies), the rest are recordings off previous B-Sides and other compilation albums.

The Foo Fighters visited Letterman as well recently to perform pretty much the whole new album "WASTING LIGHT", the clips are below.

Performing a classic "All My Life"


Brandon Voges: Upside Downy Face

Information/Images courtesy of Brandon Voges Photostream

This is a series of portriats I made by hanging people upside down. Gross, wierd and super fun. And nobody puked. Promise. Check out the behind the scenes / making of video at www.brutonstroube.com/blog.

Click here to set the full set.

April 19, 2011

pretty gem.

Brandon Voges: Shakey Faces

Information courtesy of Brandon Voges' Photostream:

Well, I like bad jokes, and I can run really fast backwards. I'm a gadget freak, I own more cameras than I will ever use, and I have a hard time getting upset at just about anything. I've got rhythm and I flop sweat when I dance. Yea, gross...I know.

I'll try anything once, except sauerkraut. I'm honest, have large eyebrows, and think my sisters kids may be the funniest humans on the planet. I love hearing people laugh. I'm a sucker for baked goods, loved watching McGyver, and have no problem giggling when people trip in public.

I love to travel, have a hard time turning down a game of cards and can't get enough sushi. I don't pay parking meters, I speed, appreciate a good quote, and miss the days when you could sit at an airport and people watch without a plane ticket. I'm a big fan of nicknames and changing weather. And at some point in my life, I would love to be a stuntman.

But for now...I'm a photographer and partner at Bruton Stroube Studios. We take pictures and direct films for all things advertising.

Click here for the full set of photos.

A series of portraits to the theme of "Shakey Face".

Also, I get lots of questions on how these were done, the gist is this. Very, very fast studio strobes. Shaking your face until you get a concussion. And some desaturating and sharpening in photoshop. Done and done.


April 18, 2011

The Hobbit: Production Diaries

THE HOBBIT is an upcoming film directed by New Zealand director PETER JACKSON, who did the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy. The film shall be done in two parts, The first one due for release at the end of 2012, and the second in 2013, so a very long way away. Despite this, Jackson has decided to post a video diary of the production process, returning to a lot of the old sets in Wellington from the Trilogy movies. The film is set to star Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Sir Ian McKellen to return as Gandalf and Andy Serkis to return as the infamous Gollum. Check out the clip below of the very first production days as Jackson takes you through the begininng film-making process.

bum paintings by John Kacere