Author: Tia Auld

Fresh Faces: Hardy

Hardy enjoys weaving words together and saying them quickly. An emerging hip-hop artist from the Sunshine Coast, he’s learnt the importance of persevering at something you love. Influenced by the lyricism of Watsky, the attitude of RTJ, and the beats of Kanye, Hardy has always had a passion for music. “I remember a couple of times listening to Cornell and Metallica as a pretty young kid, imagining being up on stage, and having a moment of lucidity like “this is right, this is what I’m going to do,”” he said. Hardy has an air of humbleness about him, and...

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This Week (18-24 Sept): Top 10 Brissie Gigs For $10

From celebrating 26 years since Nirvana’s iconic Nevermind album was released, to discovering your new favourite band at The Triffid, Brisbane is again delivering the goods on live music this week! Here’s our Top 10 picks… WEDNESDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER Anna Smyrk @ The Bearded Lady   What: Anna Smyrk When & Where: Wednesday, 20 September @ the Bearded Lady from 8PM Genre: Folk Cost: Free. More event info HERE. Anna Smyrk is a folk storyteller who will captivate you with her bare-bone arrangements and melodic vocals. THURSDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER Get Wise To Your New Favourite Band #8 @ The Triffid...

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Expect The Unexpected At Boss Moxi’s Show

After a two and a half year dormancy, Boss Moxi are returning to The Zoo on Saturday, September 16 to offer an immersive experience. Playing in the very same venue that saw the last ever performance of the original band, Boss Moxi is now back with a vengeance. They now feature a talented eight-piece crew, including Alex Flamsteed, Morgan Brown, and Joshua Rivory. Promised to be an elaborate live project, the band’s upcoming graphic novel about their character Oddball will be showcased in exciting ways. At the show, fans can expect to see: An actor roaming through the crowd...

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Acoustic Masters Van Larkins and Andrew White Reunite

Brisbane fingerstyle virtuoso, Van Larkins, has achieved the ultimate dream: touring with his music idol, Andrew White. Describing Andrew as his “guitar guru,” Van Larkins first discovered the icon’s music when he was just 17 years old, struggling to afford his next guitar. He later reached out to Andrew with some demos, but never expected him to travel from New Zealand to produce his debut album. The pair have since become an unstoppable force, and are now reuniting to tour Australia. “Working with Andrew has given me access to a lifetime of lessons and experience in my field. You...

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Spotlight On: LALKA

A connoisseur of mixing glimmer and grit, LALKA will lure you in with her stark vocals and bewitching visuals. Originally trained as a classical musician, she grew tired of performing the music of dead white men and began to explore her own artistic ability. Now a musician, songwriter, director and producer in her own right, LALKA is carving her own space in the Brisbane music scene. LALKA’s earliest musical memory consists of her performing at a piano competition in a frilly yellow dress at just 5 years old. She speaks fondly of dressing up and insisting her au pair...

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