My favourite Cairns music venue is the Tanks Arts Centre
There’s plenty of history and atmosphere in what was a series of concrete fuel tanks built during World War Two. They contained crude oil that was pumped through underground pipes to fuel Navy ships on Trinity Inlet. They were decommissioned in 1987, and could so easily have been demolished or doomed to become historical artefacts. But the local council bought them and they were eventually converted to their current role – a really unusual home for visual and performing arts.
One of the highlights on the Tanks calendar is the annual World Music subscription series
Tickets for the 2014 series go on sale on Monday – and Tony Hillier previews some of the acts coming to Cairns on this week’s World of Music. LISTEN here
Beautiful Mongolian Horse from the 2012 Hanggai’s album He Who Travels Far
Tu Te Vas from the 2011 Watussi album El Ovido
Closing Time from the 2007 Monsieur Camembert album Famous Blue Cheese
Meridionale from Kalascima’s 2012 album S.Maria Del Foggiaro
Tony Hillier is one of Australia’s leading music journalists and a musician of long standing here in far north Queensland. His informed and insightful coverage of music features in The Weekend Australian and Rhythms magazine http://rhythms.com.au/
Tony Hillier’s World of Music is also available as a podcast. Search for Tony Hillier on your podcast app or in the iTunes store. And you can stay in touch with the FNQ music scene with Tony at http://www.entertainmentcairns.com/hilliers-hotline-archive.php
You can hear Tony on ABC Far North each Friday at 445pm.