Month: March 2016

The Must Attend Music Industry Summit Of 2016

Whether you’re a virtuoso, just starting out, or looking to break into the music industry, the Music Business Facts Online Industry Summit has something for everybody (and it’s 100 per cent FREE). An extension of the successful Music Business Facts podcast run by Brisbane’s own Rodney Holder, the summit will share invaluable knowledge and tips from some of the world’s top music industry professionals including Josh Pyke (ARIA Award Winner), Andrew Tuttle (APRA) and Andy Farrow (Northern Music UK). Running from 4 – 15 April, attendees can register for online sessions covering a range of “how to” topics such...

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Tunesday Review: Mexico City’s Album ‘When The Day Goes Dark’ Is Full Of Wisdom

There’s something incredibly special about records you can listen to repeatedly and still draw new meanings from. Like a gift that keeps on giving, Mexico City’s third album When The Day Goes Dark is one such record, featuring 11 songs that each tell a story and impart gems of wisdom. Seven years in the making, When The Day Goes Dark was worth the wait. It’s a country-rock inspired record that drummer Ben Carstens describes as “quieter” than the band’s previous efforts (2006’s Black Comedy and 2009’s Brown Bird). The heartfelt lyrics on this album take centre stage, with the...

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Spotlight On: Fresco

Their sound may be described as “artpop” but Fresco are no Lady Gaga tribute band. A meeting of electronic, soul, rock, indie and pop, this Brisbane quartet are redefining “artpop” with their intriguing genre bending. While members Robbie, Ryan and Ben initially met in high school, it wasn’t until they went to university that they started jamming together. Following an interesting experience on The Voice in 2014 they formed Fresco, later adding Benjamin on drums to complete their line-up. Since then, they’ve opened for iconic Australian band The Black Sorrows and earlier this month released their first single Separate....

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Settle In For A Night Of Sweet Tunes At Judy’s Place

Judy’s Place is back for 2016! Inspired by the folk music of Greenwich Village, Judy’s Place brings musicians and fans together in an intimate, lounge-room style setting for a laid-back night of music and story-telling at the University of Queensland’s Red Room. The first show of the year kicks off on Wednesday, 6 April and features local blues-rock songstress Deena along with Jason Daniels and Oscar Pannifex. It’s a line-up organiser Steve Thornely says will make for a cracker of a night. “We’re stoked to have Deena on board, high fives all round for her recent Queensland Music Awards...

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The Con & The Liar Bring Their ‘Drummers & Lovers’ Tour Home To Brisbane

Brisbane blues-rockers The Con & The Liar had a blast on their first interstate tour earlier this month. They drank beer, met famous people, played post-gig karaoke and danced their hearts out, all while taking their music to new audiences in Sydney and Melbourne. Vocalist and guitarist Callum Halstead says despite spending way too much money and having way too little sleep, the band had the “best time” on tour. “Touring interstate is a whole different animal. Maybe it’s because the cities are different or because we were on tour, but when we told people we were playing it...

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