Month: October 2015

Say Hello To Brisbane’s New Monthly Soul Night ‘Hello Afro’

Brisbane’s newest soul spectacular Hello Afro will bring together the city’s finest wax spinners at The Boundary Hotel on the first Friday night of every month. Playing everything from soul classics and rarities, to motown, funk, hip-hop and all other genres in between, Hello Afro promises to massage your ears and get your feet moving. Passionate about bringing the funk to Brisbane, local promoter John Russell envisioned a place for lovers of soul and funk to come together on a regular basis, and from this idea Hello Afro was born. “My vision for the night is for it to...

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Review: Inovo Go Above And Beyond On Debut EP

Inovo’s self-titled debut EP is a vortex of atmospheric rock that we’re more than happy to get lost in. With haunting tones and progressive rhythms the listener finds themselves swept up in a world that explores different kinds of fear – the unknown, the dark, evil and death. “The songs convey stories centred on fear – some are cosmic and intimidating, whereas others are confined to the claustrophobic madness of the mind,” said vocalist and bass player Declan Nicholls. Listening to the record is like immersing yourself in a museum full of beautiful art. The more you listen, the...

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Happy 5th Birthday: Five Things Alla Spina Have Learned In Five Years

Last Friday, Brisbane ska-punk band Alla Spina celebrated their fifth birthday. To mark this momentous occasion, they released their debut music video for their new single Goodbye (below) and announced an East Coast tour. Now that, is how you celebrate in style! For their first music video, the band wanted to convey the energy, power and passion of their live shows, opting to perform the song instead of creating a visual narrative. If you’ve never seen Alla Spina live before, now is the time to grab some tickets, watch Goodbye and see what you’re in for. In the spirit...

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Tunesday Review: Hayley Marsten’s First Performance With Her Full Band Was A Beauty

About a month ago we had the pleasure of seeing country sass-goddess Hayley Marsten play an acoustic set at Byron Short’s No Way Out album launch. She rocked it as a solo performer and left us to imagine the heights of awesomeness she could reach with a full band. Well, she granted our wish, and on Friday night we got to see her VERY FIRST performance with her band. It was everything we could have imagined and more. She opened her set at The Backroom with the title track from her debut EP Even telling the audience that “tonight,...

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Spotlight On: Ayden Roberts

 Indie folk-pop singer-songwriter Ayden Roberts has mastered the art of juggling multiple musical projects. Between jamming with his band Average Art Club, and writing his honours thesis this year, Ayden has also found time to launch his solo music career with his debut EP Ciao Bella due out at the end of this month. Ayden says his solo music is influenced by artists he’s currently listening to such as Paul Simon, We Two Thieves and Emmylou Harris as well as old favourites like The Cat Empire, Johnny Cash and Xavier Rudd. While this is the first time he’s taken...

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