[singlepic id=489 w=250  float=right]If there is one thing that has long represented the pinnacle of a musician’s career, it’s ‘the album’. More than just a collection of tunes, the past decades have seen albums become cultural institutions. From Sgt Peppers… and Dark Side of the Moon, to Purple Rain and Nevermind classic albums have become one of our most loved – and most debated – music obsessions.

And this year Brisbane Powerhouse will be celebrating some of the finest records ever dedicated to tape with a series of very special shows dubbed The Long Player Sessions.

Staged across three separate nights in June, July and August 2012, each Long Player Session find two Brisbane bands playing a classic album that is close to their heart from start to finish.. plus a few of their own.

Shows confirmed to date are:

TEXAS TEA perform Paul Kelly’s ‘Post’
SUE RAY performs Nina Simone’s ‘My Baby Just Cares for Me’

SILVER CIRCUS perform “The Velvet Underground & Nico”
RATTLEHAND perform You Am I’s ‘Hourly Daily’

Details on the final Long Player session – to be staged on Saturday August 18 – will be announced soon.

Tickets ($30) for the June Long Player session are on sale now and available here.

“Paul Kelly is one of Australia’s great storytellers and one of Texas Tea’s most significant influences. Post, Kelly’s first solo album, is said to be somewhat of a concept album with its recurring themes of addiction. The record showcases Paul Kelly’s incredible talent for locality-based stories (featuring tracks such as Adelaide and From St Kilda to Kings Cross). The subject matter and low-fi / minimalist production lends itself superbly to the Texas Tea aesthetic.” 
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