INTERVENTIONS (2011-)

'Interventions' was a squat show series started in late 2011 and wholly organised & run by the partnership of R.&B. with absolutely no funding or support - R.&B. would later on work together to produce events at venues/spaces as part of ‘A Natural Low’ and of course independently with various other projects (R. has been organizing & running countless events & projects for many years prior to 2011; this list only reflects the Interventions series).

Influenced by the 'The City & The City' squat show series (Jamie Hume et al) and inspired by it's conclusion, the lack of 'interesting' shows at the time & generally being sick of/refusing to abide by the inherent restrictive nature of a venue - the idea was to host squat shows in different public locations around Brisbane City with only battery-powered equipment and to be open to all artists. Although the events have stopped, there have been various efforts to revive the series again and is definitely on the table at future dates.


Intervention #13: "Scum" - 13/5/2016

Location: Riverside, Southbank

Start time: ~22:30 / Finish time: ~0:00

In playing order:

1st: Pink Hamalayan Rock Band

2nd: Bremen Town Musician

3rd: Body Melt

4th: Slupr

Notes: 'After the screening of 'Tromeo & Juliet' at GoMA. The last official 'Intervention' to date with the organisers moving onto different projects.'


Intervention #12: “Silent” - ???

Notes: ‘No documentation, form or announcement. Spontaneous event.’


Intervention #11: "Nothing" - 5/11/2015

Location: Kurilpa Bridge, Southbank

Start time: ~17:00 / Finish time: ~18:30

In playing order:

1st: ‘Ross & Archie’

2nd: ‘Melrose Palace’

Notes: 'I’m A Cop were due to perform but unfortunately had equipment issues.'


Intervention #10: "Sink" - 28/9/2013

Location: Yoorala St Park, The Gap

Start time: ~15:00 / Finish time: ~18:00

In playing order:

N/A

Notes: 'Free-form jam between Wardenburger, Blend 42 from Outer Space, Max, Tim, and others. Unofficially complimenting another event close-by.'


Intervention #9: "The Mermaids" - 8/4/2013

Location: Kurilpa Park, Southbank

Start time: ~18:00 / Finish time: ~20:00

In playing order:

1st: DJ White Pimpernell

2nd: X in O

Notes: ‘The Mermaids (NSW) were due to perform but pulled-out mid-event.'


'All Day Breakfast Enterprises' asked Interventions to help plan, promote and organise the second night launch of their local band mixtape. Originally to be held in an inner-city nature reserve, surrounded by residential houses, the weather predictions for the day forced us to make a choice of risking a thunderstorm + damaging the artists equipment or move to a safer alternative. We ended up at Real Bad Music. 'Interventions' was never publicly credited for the efforts involved and this wasn't considered part of the Interventions series but has been included here for historical record:

"ADB launch" - 16/11/2012

Location: Real Bad Music

Start time: ~19:00 / Finish: ~00:00

In playing order:

1st.: 'Kaspar Schnyder'

2nd: 'Colossal Head'

3rd: 'Baglady'

4th: 'Marisa Allen'

5th: 'The Perfect Lovers'

6th: 'Soft Power'

7th: 'Screaming Match'

8th: 'X Wave'

9th: 'Tracey'

Notes: 'First show for Colossal Head (Chelsea of Brainbeau/Dust Storm Jogger) in years. First brisbane show for X Wave and debut appearance of Tracey. The rain didn't arrive, though.'


Intervention #8: "Jump!" - 14/8/2012

Location: Goodwill Bridge, Brisbane.

Start time: ~19:00 / Finish: ~21:30

In playing order:

1st.: 'Dr. Zam Scamera'

2nd: 'Joel Stern'

3rd: 'KelVin'

4th: 'Skye & Tim'

5th: 'Slupr'

6th: 'Charles Curse and Cohorts'

Notes: 'The Dr opened up the night on safe land with audience participation then we walked over to the middle of the Goodwill Bridge to watch the rest of the acts. Lots of lead-footed passer-by's stopping to watch. Beautiful set by Skye (violin) and Tim (gongs), both wandering around the space while boats pass underneath. Proto-Slupr early incarnation. Joel Stern with sprawling colorful LED light-effected electronics.'


Intervention #7: "++++" - 16/6/2012

Location: York's Hollow, Spring Hill.

Start time: ~18:30 / Finish: ~21:30

In playing order:

1st.: 'Wardenburger'

2nd: '#459'

3rd: 'Blend 42 From Outer Space'

4th: 'Pink Mouse'

5th: 'Unwar' (NSW)

6th: 'Rites Wild' (SA)


Intervention #6: "A Natural Low" - 6/5/2012

Location: York's Hollow, Spring Hill.

Start time: ~19:30 / Finish: ~21:30

In playing order:

1st: 'Wardenburger'

2nd: 'Kodak Beach'

3rd: 'Kahl Monticone'

4th: 'The Perfect Lovers'

5th: 'Bitter Defeat'


Intervention #5: "Self Service" - 6/4/2012

Location: West End (various locations)

Start time: ~19:30 / Finish: ~21:00

In playing order:

1st.: 'Hit The Deck In The Pit'

2nd: 'Mutanteer'

3rd: 'Alrey Batol'

4th: 'Girls! Girls! Girls!'

5th: 'Equalizer 24k'

6th: 'Lights Over Duga-3'

Notes: 'Rolling & moving show with three different locations: HTDITP and Mutanteer performed in a carpark then over to an office building alley-way/car park to see Alrey Batol and Girls! Girls! Girls! perform - a very rare solo set by Alrey, harsh noise via radios & circuit bent electronics. After g!g!g! we walked over to the Sky Needle to see the return of Equalizer 24k (Nicola Morton's early 00s noise project), last seen over 10 years ago. Lights Over Duga-3 put a cap to the night with a violent, glass-smashing, free-flying cymbal & broken trumpet set lasting no more than three minutes.'


Intervention #4: "Double Dummies" - 25/2/2012

Location: New Farm, basement

Start time: ~18:00 / Finish: ~22:00

In playing order:

1st.: 'Mutanteer'

2nd: 'Skye/Marisa/Yusuke'

3rd: 'Baglady'

4th: 'Ffehro'

5th: 'Cured Pink'

6th: 'Holly Wheeler'

7th: 'Dumbshit' (VIC)

8th: 'Shooga'

9th: 'Onnie Art'

Notes: 'Unfortunately there was a thunderstorm so we had to find a secure, sheltered spot that would host this night: a basement in New Farm. First Brisbane show for Hashram/MYMYWLY headed duo Ffehro in a very long time.'


Intervention #3: "River Dance" - 5/2/2012

Location: Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Kangaroo Point

Start time: ~16:00 / Finish: ~20:00

In playing order:

1st.: 'Wardenburger'

2nd: 'Gerald Keaney'

3rd: 'Demented Thrugg'

4th: 'Nhomea' (NSW)

5th: 'Blend 42 From Outer Space'

6th: 'Ve' (GERMANY)

7th: 'Unique Oil Free Air'

Notes: 'Incredibly hot afternoon led a few audience members to strip'n'dip into the heavily polluted brisbane river. First-ever live show from Demented Thrugg (Greg from Charles Curse/Blonde Cobra and Eon from 6Majik9/Ffehro/This Imperial Can). Very fortunate to have Nhomea from Sydney and Ve from Berlin perform too.'


Intervention #2: "Midnight Juice Party" - 7/1/2012

Location: Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Kangaroo Point

Start time: ~01:00 / Finish: ~05:00

In playing order:

1st.: 'Wardenburger'

2nd: 'The Perfect Lovers'

3rd: 'Tistriallal Binds'

4th: 'Amateur Childbirth'

5th: 'Hit The Deck In The Pit'

6th: 'Girls! Girls! Girls!'

7th: 'X in O'

8th: 'Scraps'

9th: 'Sun of the Seventh Sister'

Notes: 'All-night party by the Brisbane river with free (found) juice and bread buffet. Wardenburger opened, quiet set albeit with objects on fire. a long night followed with Sun of the Seventh Sister performance as the sun rose. SBS pop asia on in the car driving home.'


Intervention #1: "Midnight Intervention" - 2/12/2011

Location: Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Kangaroo Point

Start time: ~00:30 / Finish: ~02:30

In playing order:

1st.: 'Wardenbun'

2nd: 'Lights Over Duga-3'

3rd: 'Shooga'

4th: 'Perpetual Nervousness'

5th: 'Auchenflower Red Light District'

6th: 'Tistriallal Binds'

Notes: 'The first-ever 'Intervention'. A very special night highlighted by an absolutely breathtaking/beautiful acoustic&battery-powered performance by Shooga in a nature reserve by the Brisbane river.'