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17° & SUNNY ON THURSDAY 16 AUGUST IN BRISBANE
By Sarah Ward
April 23, 2018
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Soft Rock Cafe

Getting into the public holiday spirit with an entire evening of '70s and '80s tunes.
By Sarah Ward
April 23, 2018
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On two separate occasions, Black Bear Lodge has hosted what might be the greatest '80s-focused music event ever held: an evening of nothing but Toto's 'Africa' on repeat. That's not on the agenda on April 24, but the venue is getting into the public holiday spirit in a similar fashion — with a Soft Rock Cafe dedicated to the kind of tunes your parents grew up listening.

Think Toto, obviously, but also Hall & Oates, The Eagles, Steely Dan, the Steve Miller Band and Kenny Loggins — which, yes, means that both 'Footloose' and 'Danger Zone' should get a spin. Is it possible to feel nostalgic for a time you didn't live through, or can only barely remember because you were a toddler? Based on this ace evening, we'd say it is.

It all kicks off at 8pm, and entry is free — as is the inevitable feeling that you've time-travelled back to the '70s and '80s.

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