Month: December 2016

Live Review: Ellie Jane’s Album Launch Was Dirty And Sweet

Last Friday night 16 December at The Zoo, Brisbane pop-rock sweetheart Ellie Jane launched her debut album Dirty and Sweet, with the help of local friends Mudshadows, Olivia Ruth and Sian Evans. Sian Evans opened the night and was joined by her violinist, Gareth.  The duo captivated the crowd with well-crafted songs that incorporated percussion, folksy, countrified and mournfully eerie violin, percussive and melodic acoustic guitar, and vocals that switched from colourful alto tones to lilting falsettos.  This was the last of the launch shows for Sian’s latest film clip Cold Feet. Up next was Olivia Ruth. With powerhouse...

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Van Larkins Brings Fingerstyle Revolution Home

Brisbane’s Van Larkins may be world-renowned for his ground-breaking guitar playing, but he still picks up his instrument each day like he’s playing for the first time. Recreating sounds on acoustic guitar from styles such as metal, funk and psych-trance, Van Larkins has become a virtuoso of fingerstyle techniques. An avid learner, he continues to push musical boundaries and is passionate about sharing his knowledge with others – both as a teacher and through developing a new program for the visually impaired to learn guitar. Releasing his latest single Outback Storm last month, he’s spent the past three weeks...

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Hobart Curtis Predicts: Five Brisbane Acts That Will Be ‘Hits’ In 2017

Brisbane indie-pop newcomer Hobart Curtis knows a thing or two about hit-making. His debut single Jackpot went straight to rotation on Triple J while his follow up single Am I Crazy appeased influential online tastemakers. Now he’s back with his third single Hits, and it’s a ripper. Inspired by David Cross’ movie of the same name, Hits unpacks the (sometimes shallow) quest for success. “Hits is about my shallow thirst for fame and validation. The movie it’s inspired by stars this girl who has these dreams of being famous and I saw myself wanting similar out-of-reach dreams. It sent...

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This Week (05 – 11 Dec): Top 10 Gigs For $10

While sun, surf and sand is the quintessential summer day in Queensland, summer nights are best spent kicking back listening to local tunes. Here’s a few places we recommend you hit up for local gigs this week… THURSDAY 08 DECEMBER Wildlife feat. Rugged Coast & Jody @ The Zoo What: Wildlife feat. Rugged Coast & Jody When & Where: Thursday 8 December @ The Zoo from 8PM Genre: Rock Cost: $5. More event info here. Releasing their first double single Such a Shame//The Unknown, SEQ’s finest advocators of Australiana-tinged jangle shlop and scuzz rock Rugged Coast will have you radically...

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See Ya At The Beach For Gold Coast Music Awards 2017

On 27, April 2017, the Gold Coast Music Awards (GCMA) are returning for their third year bigger than ever! With a cool new partnership with Surfers Paradise Live to boot, the awards will be stirring things up in 2017. Here’s the lowdown on everything you need to know… GCMA 2017 is set to be much bigger than previous years. Thanks to a bold new partnership with Surfers Paradise Alliance, the GCMA’s are set to have almost ten times the attendees of previous years. This means even more people to rub shoulders with if you’re a musician or music fan....

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