Brisbane hiphop legends, Butterfingers are back on the road, celebrated 15 years of the acclaimed album, ‘Breakfast at Fatboys’. Back in 2004, this album scored Triple J Feature album of the week upon release, as well as slots in that year’s Hottest 100 AND an ARIA nomination for Best Independent Release. So, to celebrate the fifteenth birthday of the amazing debut album, Butterfingers have headed off on a massive national tour, choosing The Villa Noosa to kick it all off. Joining them on the line-up were Emph’n’Treats, and Fresh Violet.Read More
2018 was a huge year for Joyride, and he continues to cruise on through, particularly with the success of ‘6am’. As part of his latest Sunrise Chaser Tour (in support of the album of the same name), Joyride hit up Solbar, along with Heaps Good Friends, and Approachable Members of Your Local Community. We sent along photographer Cynthia Lee to enjoy the ride…Read More
To celebrate the launch of her track ‘Small Talk’ late last year, singer/songwriter Ayla decided to organise a run of intimate ‘house’ shows (as well as visiting a few venues along the way).Read More
Christmas got a little dark this year, with goth shock-rock legends Darkc3ll bringing the heavy to Solbar for one big night of riffage. Joining the onslaught were Coast heavyweights Plague The City, local weirdos Spew’n, and kicking off the night was Black Banner. We threw the horns up in the jolliest of ways, and sent Cynthia Lee to capture all the action…Read More
Dead Letter Circus are back with fire in the belly, and a brand new self-titled album. Touring the Dead Letter Circus release, DLC made their much-awaited return to the Sunshine Coast to play Solbar on December 7th, bringing along with them Melbourne’s Circles (who were fresh off the back of a European tour), and Brisbane’s Aerials. Photographer Cynthia Lee was there to capture all the rock, roll, sweat, and singing…Read More
It was basses all loaded at Solbar for this event, which saw Brisbane’s Osaka Punch, team up with Melbourne’s The Omnific, and locals, Muules for a big dirty night of sweat-drenched prog/djent/alt rock. Three bands, four basses, one guitar. We sent Cynthia Lee in, prepared in dark pants (so many basses, you’d never know when the brown note might appear), to capture the night in all its glory.Read More
Hot off the back of her acclaimed ‘Native Tongue’ album, ARIA-nominated artist Mojo Juju exploded onto the Imperial Hotel Eumundi stage, and we sent photographer Cynthia Lee to capture it all, Mojo Juju and support Nasty Mars.Read More
Out on a solo run on his ‘The Endless Cycle of Maintenance Tour’ , You Am I’s (and accomplished author) Tim Rogers swept through The Playhouse at Solbar on September 27th, accompanied by singer/songwriter Dana Gehrman.
We sent Cynthia Lee along to capture both troubadours in a very intimate performance…
We’re not sure how Solbar’s roof is still on after the rock’n’roll onslaught from Brisbane’s (and frequent visitors to the Sunshine Coast), Port Royal rocked up at storm while on their Love Passion Satisfaction Tour.
Teaming up with newly-Brisbane-ised Machine Machine, and locals Fight Ibis and The Unknowns, it was a sweat-drenched good-time mess, and photographer Cynthia Lee was to capture it all.
Hot off the run of Bigsound showcases, Brisbane's Walken headed back to Solbar for a headline show, bringing along Big Whoops (fresh off a short hiatus, with a revised line-up), and Sunny Coast trio, Muules, for a big night of alt-rock goodness.Read More
Iconic Brisbane trio, Regurgitator wrapped up their well-received national tour with a bang at Solbar on August 26th. Fellow Brisbanites, The Stress of Leisure were there to open the night in all their weird, kooky glory. Unsurprisingly, the crowd was full of Gen X'ers getting absolutely loose, and frankly, loosing their shit (in a good way) when the 'Gurge took to the stage. A solid set, which did lean heavily on tracks from the ARIA-award winning 'Unit', but also some epic new tunes, and a scattering from the rest of their, frankly, quite hefty catalogue.Read More
Australian lords of technical death metal, Thy Art is Murder kicked off their The Death Dealers Australian Tour with massive force at Solbar on Thursday night. Supported by Alpha Wolf, Antagonist A.D., and Xile, the heavy is real, and we sent photographer Cynthia Lee to capture the night in photos.