Author: MIMM

Three Free Things You Should Do at Queensland Music Festival

The annual Queensland Music Festival is upon us with a full program of fun musical activities to engage in across the state from 17 July – 2 August. Since 1999 the festival has brought the best local, national and international acts from an array of music genres to Queenslanders, celebrating music excellence and encouraging music participation. No matter what your background in music is, we’ve compiled a list of the Top 3 festival activities that everyone from music novices to connoisseurs will enjoy! Did we mention they’re all free? Our Top Three (FREE) festival activity picks: Play that funky...

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TBT: The Rise Of Alibi

Alibi was formed in 2004 by four lads (Mark Folker, Matt Fairhurst, James Cheetham and Arryn Bills) all originally from Kingaroy. Their rock/pop sound combined with their meaningful lyrics made for an easy and inspired listening experience best captured in the band’s three EPs –Better Days, Before the Early and Beyond the Late, and Rise. Their first two EPs received rave reviews and led them to be voted the number one People’s Choice at the 2006 QLD Rock Awards. These releases however, were a stepping stone for the band who felt their third EP Rise (2007) was the truest...

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Tunesday Review: Q-Love for Quazi-Smith’s debut EP ‘Quazmik-MuthaFunk’

With their two singles Braindead (Slight Return) and Gridlock already in the Top 20 Triple J Unearthed Hip Hop charts, Quazi-Smith have hit the ground running with the release of their debut EP Quazmik-MuthaFunk this week. The five-track EP which was recorded over one weekend at Fig Tree Pocket Studio, combines the techniques of soul, hip hop and groove with improvised lyrics. “Our song-writing process was heavily improvised. Lyrically we wrote with a stream of consciousness approach, free-styling until we had gold,” the band said. There certainly are some golden lines throughout the record, one of our favourites being...

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Spotlight On: Deafcult

Brisbane shoegaze/noisepop group Deafcult are a force to be reckoned with. In the six months since forming they’ve already released their debut self-titled EP, toured cities around Australia and are busy planning their full length LP. The members of Deafcult have known each other for years with many having played together previously in bands such as Roku Music, The Gifthorse and The Larch. Seamlessly combining the experience and sounds of their previous efforts, Deafcult demonstrate the great things that can be achieved when a group of people commit to following an idea. “We came together extremely fast. One of...

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Jason Ayres Brings ‘Flying Solo’ Tour To Brisbane After Supporting Superstar Anastacia

Hand-picked to support international superstar Anastacia on every leg of her Australian tour earlier this year, Jason Ayres is one tough opening act to follow. With only his guitar for accompaniment, Ayres treated Anastacia fans to a heartfelt and energetic performance, leaving a trail of admiration in his wake. Never has an audience walked out of a concert so glad of their decision to arrive early. Ayres, who has previously toured with other well-known international acts, says what separated Anastacia from the rest was the way she welcomed him on tour. “The first time I met her she was...

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