A pair of dark, colourful, noisy evenings in which both sides of the river are scoured for remnants of Brisbane’s musical past.
It’s Not The Heat, It’s The Humidity is a journey into the dark.
In the spring of 1976, The Saints released “(I’m) Stranded” and the Brisbane music scene was never quite the same again. The spores of DIY culture spread and unfurled over the following years into a vibrant, colourful post-punk fungus. It flourished in the early 80s, still deep in the dark, fed by the heat and the repression.
Discussing different content over two nights, renowned Brisbane musician and now academic John Willsteed will summon precious visions of a lost time, where faces and places and sounds long buried and forgotten, bloom and sway and speak again.
Brisbane Powerhouse and John Willsteed will present free live music following the presentation of It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity, with Thursday featuring Pork and Xero, and Friday with Swell Guys and Xero.