So… I know it was a while back but things have been hectic.
So far Zine launch would probably be rated a success by anyone’s standards.
I rocked up late so I missed Per Purpose but Stag were pretty cool. They remind me a bit of Teenagers in Tokyo (I <3 you Linda Mariano). Sorry I can’t think of any more well known bands to compare them to :p
I liked the way the art was showcased; all packed close together, several images hitting you at once. I’m not a fan of one wall one piece style art galleries, reminds me more of a museum. The artists were mainly brisbanites and consisted of: Georg, Bhats, Andy Harwood, Shida, Memphis, Xiao Deng, Charlie Hillhouse, Bijoux and Anna Oh.
Finally, the zine “So Far” by Miss Dre is a very cute story about her travels far from her adopted home of Seattle I think deep down, we all want o have the guts to get up and leave and I think this zine lovingly rubs that in your face. Spoiler alert! There’s a pretty rad brownie recipe at the end.
All in all, So far zine launch at 194 was a jam packed night full of music, art and culture in a perfectly suited venue. If you’re jealous, don’t miss out on the next one!