Author: MIMM

Being Jane Lane Are ‘Sestras’

Taking band-mateship and a love of Netflix’s Orphan Black series to the next level is punk-popsters Being Jane Lane. It’s their strong bond as friends and musical kinship that has seen these ladies thrive in their four years together, recently taking out the ‘People’s Choice Award’ at the Gold Coast Music Awards, and signing to local label Human Records. Their sisters-sticking-together attitude  is reflected in their favourite show, Orphan Black, which follows a clan of clone sisters (or “sestras) who band together against all odds. “We’re hooked on the show’s storyline and the strong “sestra” message of sisters sticking together and working things out in good and...

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Forget Top 40, Baltimore Gun Club Know How To Headline A Party

Forget the Top 40 and mega party mix CDs, Baltimore Gun Club will be playing high voltage rock n roll when they headline Roo’s Live Experience’s First Birthday Party at the New Globe Theatre this Saturday, 20 May. Since starting her website Roo’s Live Experience in 2016, Roo has become one of Brisbane’s most passionate live music reviewers and she’s curated a line-up of only the best live acts for her first birthday bash. Known for being able to rile up any crowd with their grunge-rock anthems, Baltimore Gun Club will take centre stage alongside the likes of Being...

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Premiere: Fonz Whaler Traverses The Cosmos With Album ‘Day By Day In The Universe’

Infusing experimental hip-hop and psychedelic stylings with soulful gospel sounds and smooth basslines, Fonz Whaler’s Day By Day In The Universe is a concept album of cosmic proportions. Written primarily on keyboard, with a focus on percussion, Fonz Whaler’s sophomore record deals with notions big and small, exploring the self and the cosmos in delicate detail. “I wanted to simultaneously communicate the feeling of travelling the stars and exploring the universe in a futuristic setting, with the vibe of just living life here on earth,” said Tom Kakanis (aka Fonz Whaler). While his first record, Fonz Whaler EP, encouraged...

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Long Live Live Music: Roo Assembles Best Brisbane Bands For Birthday Bash

From musician to music journalist, and everything in between, local legend Roo, creator of music review site Roo’s Live Experience, wears many hats in support of the music industry. After dipping her toes in numerous aspects of the music scene – organising shows, working the door at gigs, radio distribution, writing copy for bands and managing all aspects of her own music career – Roo launched her flagship site Roo’s Live Experience in 2016. “Roo’s Live Experience is an extension of my enthusiasm for watching live, original music. It started as an avenue to shout about awesome live music...

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Spotlight On: Jordan Merrick

Like a musical dream-catcher, Jordan Merrick works tirelessly to make his dreams a reality. Having built a reputation as the poetic front man of Brisbane folk-blues ensemble Fugitive & The Vagabond, 2017 sees Jordan flying solo, delivering even more of his signature bush ballad tunes to eager ears. Growing up on a mix of The Kinks, Roxy Music, AC/DC, Black Sabbath and Bob Dylan, it wasn’t until Jordan was 15 that he decided music was something he was interested in pursuing. Nine years later, with multiple Fugitive & The Vagabond songs rocketing to #1 on Triple J Unearthed, and...

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