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Posted On October 31, 2017By jbeavisIn Art, Column, Culture, Rants

OPINION: More Arts-Based Education Needed

The Arts; A Gift Sent From Heaven This is not an over-exaggeration, but why? By Simone Williamson Before you begin to read this, put on your favourite song, look at the posters on your walls, indulge in what the arts is to you. Now think about how the arts has been a part of your life. I think the creative and performing arts are one of the most important parts of a child’s school career and personal life. I’m not some crazy mother who thinks that the Arts is aRead More
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Posted On October 3, 2017By jbeavisIn Art, industry, Rants

OPINION: The Starving Arts

The first in a series of columns by our writers on issues that affect the local arts community: Why so-called “work for exposure” hurts artists and Queensland’s struggling creative community. Work for exposure. If you’re part of the arts community, or looking to employ an artist, you’ve probably heard the term before. With a seemingly endless supply of information and tutorials available via the internet, it seems as if any average Joe can pick up a guitar or a graphics tablet and call themselves an artist. So if you ever needed toRead More
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Posted On August 22, 2016By Emma WhinesIn Art, Culture, Events

BIGSOUND Schedule Released

Named the biggest Festival/Conference in the southern hemisphere BIGSOUND is back in 2016 and it’s bigger than ever. A few weeks ago they released their artist & speaker lineup that will be carried across 16 stages over 3 days in Fortitude Valley, and we’ve all been waiting for the final schedule with baited breathe. Finally the schedule has been released for the jam packed three days, for both Performers and Speakers. You can find them by heading to the Bigsound website or clicking on the links below. Speakers: https://www.bigsound.org.au/schedule2/ Performers: https://www.bigsound.org.au/schedule3/  Read More
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Posted On July 6, 2016By Emma WhinesIn Art, Events, industry, Music

HOPE FOR THE HOMELESS

As what started off with two 17 year old girls, dreaming of creating a better life for someone special to them, has now turned into a year long stint of charity events to help not only those close to them, but also the less fortunate in and around Brisbane City. Hope for the Homeless, is the crew’s next ambitious and phylanthropic event with a name that pretty much says it all. Taking place on the Friday the 5th of August at The Triffid. This fantastic display of charitable youth willRead More
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38 Berwick are venue with a reputation of providing the under 18’s of Brisbane with a great time concerning music, culture and art. However, this Friday (20th Of March) they will be upping their good samaritan browny points by holding an ALL AGES charity event, Adventures of Manny Originals Charity Showcase, to raise funds for Manny, a 7 year old boy with cerebral palsy so he can undergo physiotherapy to allow him to weight-bare and walk again. So if you enjoy music, art and supporting a great cause (also, did IRead More
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Posted On May 10, 2016By Emma WhinesIn Art, Culture, Events, industry, Music

Top Picks for Splendour in the Grass 2016

It seems like just yesterday that I was reading the lineup of Splendour in the Grass 2016 and jumping for joy at all the spectacular artist that are on the bill. With only a couple of months till the splendour bender commences, I thought it would be fitting to share some of my most anticipated artists for each day. Friday New Favourite: Nicole Millar After just realising her first EP Tremble, Nicole Millar is a talented newbie on the scene and I am excited to hear what she has to offer in a live situation.Read More
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Posted On April 17, 2016By Emma WhinesIn Art, Culture, Events, Music

Coachella. Music Festival or Spot the Celebrity?

Going to a music festival at least once in your lifetime is a must if you love live music as much as I do. The vibes, the bands and the people you meet are just some of highlights of a festival weekend that come to mind. Right now, as I lay in bed typing this, Coachella is kicking off its first night with some amazing acts such as LCD SoundSystem, Purity Ring, Jack Ü and Ellie Goulding. Me being the social media fiend that I am, decided to scroll through all outlets to see if IRead More

Posted On August 30, 2015By Emma WhinesIn Art, Culture, industry, Reviews

Elise Takes on the Ekka 2015

The Ekka is a historical part of Brisbane’s culture and a mandatory stop for anyone visiting in the month of August. We sent one of our writers, Elise Hobbs, to give us all the nitty gritty details about this years Ekka. My boyfriend and I arrived at the gates bright and early, walked straight in with our pre-bought tickets and straight away the smell of cow poop hit us. Welcome to the Ekka. Quickly we found a locker to put our strategically packed bag in before heading to side showRead More

Posted On August 11, 2015By Emma WhinesIn Art, Culture, industry, Music

Three Bands You Cannot Miss At BigSound 2015.

With over 100 acts to see in the highly anticipated BigSound showcase, AJ educates you on the three bands your eyes and ears will not regret experiencing. Sex On Toast Think a massive dance party centered around worshipping the good love of 80’s funk music. Then think about 10 wild men on stage dancing to an uncontrollable rhythmic groove. Get ready to dance like you’ve never danced before. Perch Creek Let the Perch Creek woo you over like a star-crossed love affair, with their humorous stories, groovin’ stompin’ tunes andRead More

Posted On August 6, 2015By Emma WhinesIn Art, industry, Music

Meg Mac Makes Magic at Splendour In The Grass 2015

Splendour in the Grass attracts people from all over the country and is ranked 15 out of 50 of the best festivals in the world. It’s a plus that it’s just down the road from where SK is based in beautiful Byron Bay, so we sent Sally Shadbolt to give us the scoop on her favourite Splendour act. Aussie born singer songwriter Meg Mac took the stage at roughly 4pm on the Saturday of Splendour in the Grass. She surprisingly packed out the GW McLennan tent, one of the largerRead More