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Nominations Deadline Extended For 2019 Queensland Music Awards

Calling all Queensland musicians! If you’d like a shot at taking home a gong at next year’s Queensland Music Awards (QMAs) but forgot to nominate, then you’re in luck because the nominations deadline has been extended to midnight Monday, 19 November. With an array of categories, and the prestigious Billy Thorpe Scholarship up for grabs, this really is a case of you’ve gotta be in it (aka nominate) to win it! Produced by QMusic with support from APRA AMCOS, the QMAs recognise and support the calibre of musical talent being bred in the Sunshine State. With a long history...

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Summer Is Set To Sizzle With Festival Of Small Halls

Regional Queensland towns are set to sizzle with top quality contemporary folk sounds this November-December, as Festival Of Small Halls returns for their summer soiree. Featuring Canada’s two-time JUNO award-winner, Old Man Luedecke as well as Australian folk favourite, Lucy Wise, the Small Halls Summer Tour hopes to lift the spirits of many drought-affected Queensland towns by uniting people for a night of live music, storytelling and community bonding. Presented by Woodfordia, aka the legends behind Woodford Folk Festival, Small Halls is dedicated to reviving what was once the epicentre of country life – the town hall. The largest...

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Live Review: Vincent & Jules Unearth Jewels At Fifth Cookies & Cream Series

Vincent & Jules always manage to choose fantastic bands for their shows, and last week’s Cookies & Cream at the zoo on Friday, 15 June was no different! Opening the night was the dynamic duo Pinion. With energetic drums (plus the drummer rocking a sick reverse mohawk) and a guitar and vocals combo that filled the space so well you forgot you were listening to a two-piece, Pinion proved to be a stellar start to the show. Next up was Borodino – a psychedelic grunge five-piece who had the whole crowd bopping and swaying along to their melodic keys...

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Review: Mayhem For Mary Sign Off With ‘Greatest Hits’ Album

Brisbane groove rockers Mayhem For Mary may be taking an indefinite hiatus this year, but don’t despair, they’re gifting us their Greatest Hits album before they go. Filled with rambunctious energy, Greatest Hits is packed with aggressively upbeat jams that have the feeling of a rural American dive bar before a brawl breaks out. The album doesn’t pause for even a moment to let you catch your breath, with each song bringing its own unique liveliness to the mix. Creep has some cool bass slides, which set an eerie undertone as the distorted vocals sing “I’m writing your name...

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Gallery: Red Deer Festival 2017

On Saturday, 14 October, Brisbane said farewell to it’s favourite BYO, boutique music event, Red Deer Festival, in the picturesque, natural amphitheatre that is Mount Samson. From Aussie heavyweights like The Preatures to local loves like Shag Rock, Red Deer’s final hurrah was nothing short of extraordinary. Amidst the rain, mud and marvellous music, we stepped out in our wet weather gear to capture some of the highlights of this one-in-a-million music fiesta. READ OUR RED DEER REVIEW (PART I) HERE To infinity and beyond…fare thee well Red Deer Festival! READ OUR RED DEER REVIEW (PART I) HERE. Feature image: Red...

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