Posts Tagged ‘The Cooly’

Cat Power vs the Gold Coast

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

The Gold Coast hospital gets a lot of work from the Coolangatta Hotel. Local surfers and assorted derros get liquored up and punch on, then end up in the emergency department.

A lot of bands play there – it’s the pick of the Gold Coast’s live music venues. Its name is a throwback to the 70s and 80s glory days when people still came out in numbers to see live music – most of it Australian.

I’ve ducked it for most of my period of exile on the coast – it causes my wife so many late night work call-ins that ‘the Cooly’ is about as popular in my house as smoking and riding without a helmet.

But I went, for Cat Power. (more…)