Author: Tia

October: Seven ‘Must Do’ QLD Spring Fling Festivals

The sun is out, the flowers are blooming, and Queensland’s spring fling festival season is in full swing! If you thought you had to wait until summer to soak up the music festival vibes, think again, we’ve found seven spring fling festivals happening throughout Queensland this month you’ll want to nab tickets to! MUSHROOM VALLEY | 5 – 7 OCTOBER | WHITSUNDAYS At the beginning of October, the Whitsundays will play host to Mushroom Valley Festival. With new age vibes, Mushroom Valley is more than just a festival: it’s a community! A place where you can learn, grow, and...

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Fresh Faces: Aspy Jones

Aspy Jones is about to become your new musical best friend. Not only is he a superhero fanatic and avid vinyl collector, he also creates killer tunes, namely his debut single Hatches which dropped in June. Growing up in a large family in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Aspy says he always had a love of music. Influenced by a diverse range of acts from David Bowie and Queen to Ed Sheeran and The 1975, he’s drawn to the trailblazers of music and their ability to tell a story through song – something he seeks to mimic in his own...

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Francesca De Valence Returns With ‘Songs De Paris’

Acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Francesca de Valence is returning home to tell the stories of her travels with her new shows Songs de Paris. In 2017, Francesca travelled to the bright, musical streets of Paris alone, with an empty notebook and an empty heart. She hoped to find inspiration for her song-writing, and was successful in her search for a muse. In Paris, she was able to connect with her French heritage, and began writing a body of work titled Songs de Paris. After returning to Australia and celebrating a season of sell-out shows, Francesca set off to Paris once...

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ÆTHER Sessions Returns For Show #9

ÆTHER Sessions are back for round nine, showcasing four mind-bending Brisbane acts on Woolly Mammoth’s Mane Stage on Friday, 27 July. Leading the pack as headliner are neighbourhood transcendental giants Belligerent Goat, who’ll be carving out a sonic shape of psych-rock that’ll make your brain melt (in a good way). The Brisbane Conduction Orchestra, the city’s newest improvisational ‘anti-ensemble’ will be opening the night, with math-jazz fusion The Biology Of Plants and dream-pop mavens Lava Nova completing the bill. Started in 2016 by a small team of Brisbane-based music lovers, ÆTHER Sessions is an audio-visual show series that showcases...

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Multi-Instrumentalist Matt Hsu Spins Musical Gold

Brisbane’s Matt Hsu is a man of many talents, and many instruments. From traditional instruments like piano to humble kitchen utensils, if you can play it, Matt Hsu slays it. If you need proof, look no further than his latest release, an instrumental hip-hop piece which features 20 instruments, all played by Matt. Determined to break down the barriers of traditional music genres, Matt defies definition, leaving himself open to endless musical possibilities. “The phrase music academics use is “stylistic pluralism” – not just being confined to one style but not following what happens to be ‘trending’ either,” he...

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