• Future Music 2011 @ Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane - Rave review

    Mar 8 2011, 8:16 di MaxFactor81

    Sat 5 Mar – Future Music 2011

    Acts I reviewed for Rave:

    Keeping the gathered masses warm at Future Music Stage is Ministry Of Sound’s glamour boy Hook N Sling. A seasoned crowd-pleaser, the globe-trotting Sydneysider finishes with a remix of Angus & Julia Stone’s polarising Big Jet Plane and Kanye West’s All Of The Lights – which he curiously keeps virtually unmodified.

    Multiple festival appearances during the last two years have turned Perth psych-rock kids Tame Impala – who today stick out like a sore thumb on The Flamingo Stage – into a slick live act. With wah/fuzz freakouts kept to a minimum, Solitude Is Bliss, Desire Be Desire Go, Skeleton Tiger and Half Full Glass Of Wine start many a boogaloo.

    The line between ‘punters’ and ‘munters’ becomes indistinguishable on the main Future Music Stage as Art Vs Science launch into Friend In The Field. The Sydney trio keep the hands/JB & Cokes-in-the-air momentum with the shout-a-long Parlez Vous Français? (replete with an extended guitar solo)…
  • The Chemical Brothers @ Future Music 2011, Brisbane - set list

    Mar 7 2011, 10:42 di MaxFactor81

  • Future Music Festival 2011 @ Doomben Racecourse

    Mar 7 2011, 7:38 di MaxFactor81

    Sat 5 Mar – Future Music 2011

    ...in which yours truly braves a dance festival in an extremely muddy setting.

    As last year's Future, Good Vibrations 2009 and Global Gathering 2008 proved for many, horse racing venues, continuous rain and hordes of people don't mix very well. It's practically a repeat scenario this time, Future Music 2011 welcoming the underdressed punters with dismal weather and gravy-thick mud. Upon entrance, I give myself a mental high-five for choosing to don gumboots; thongs people, you've got it wrong.

    Up until now, I haven't managed to see a full Gypsy & The Cat set, but today my unlucky streak finally comes to and end. That the Melbournians have to cut their Flamingo Stage appearance short after being 15 minutes late (the delay caused by the rain affecting the band's electronic gear) is a tad disappointing, but the music is most certainly not.

    Opening with a hit double of Time To Wander and The Piper's Song…