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Xander Holmes - Stripes 2

Posted On October 17, 2017By jbeavisIn Events, Music, Reviews

NEW MUSIC: Xander Holmes’ Something Real

Xander Holmes might need to prepare himself for plenty of new experiences after this single is released. A song about new experiences and positivity clashing with reality, with coolly pulsing electric guitar, synths droning lightly in the background and a steady kick drum. But he is never tempted to turn this into a rocker, even when he lets go in a middle eight, his soaring to the front of the mix, a bass guitar nibbling at your consciousness. Working with producer Aaron Shanahan, formerly of Miami Horror, Xander Holmes newRead More

Posted On October 13, 2017By bwoodIn Events, Music

SK Showcase #1

We’ve put together a showcase of emerging local talent next Thursday night October 19 at The Bloodhound Corner Bar. For a tenner you get Bixby Canyon ” is an entirely unique sound, combining progressive grunge with hardcore, metal, and alternative pop into one big, messy ball of hard rock insanity.” For The Wolves ” is a hard-hitting alternative rock outfit from Brisbane” and The Cheapskates “site influences of bands such as “The Clash”, “The Smiths”, and  they have harmonies that will entice you to come back for more and more and more.” Come grab a brewRead More

Posted On September 5, 2017By jbeavisIn Events, Music

Bigsound definitely a big wow!

So Bigsound is on in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley and happening this week!! I’m here to tell you all about it and get you excited!. So whats on? Well there’s the music festival,  conferences, carties, masterclasses, showcases for visual art and music tech. The amazing act lists for the music festival is out of this world. We have our own showcase at SK headquarters on Thursday morning at 8am with some of the Music Industry College kids but also there are bands such as Ocean Alley, Good Boy, INTROVERT and manyRead More

Posted On August 10, 2017By jbeavisIn Events, Music

Seattle Sounds For Scholarship Funds

Grunge just doesn’t go away and fair enough too. The sound that birthed from those Seattle bands such as Nirvana, Mudhoney, Alice In Chains and Pearl Jam. And neither does education. So when it came down to raising funds for Music Industry College’s scholarship fund there were plenty of former and current students plus friends and associates who have put their hands up to help out and celebrate the Seattle sound at the same time. And it all goes down on Friday night, August 11. Bands include and tickets areRead More

Posted On July 28, 2017By bwoodIn Events

It’s an SK party!

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Posted On February 22, 2017By bwoodIn Events, Music, Reviews

Winterbourne + Black Rabbit George – Review

Opener, Black Rabbit George is far too good to be a warm-up for the main feature. His folksy acoustic tunes harken back to an earlier era, think Bob Dylan at the Gaslight and you’d be pretty close to the money. Those who have arrived early move closer to the stage and lean in as his set progresses. This reviewer’s personal favourite was a tune relating the tale of an unfortunate accident involving his guitar and the Sex Pistols. We’re keen to hear more from Black Rabbit George. A near capacityRead More

Posted On January 22, 2017By bwoodIn Events, Music, Reviews

Cold Pie and Hot Tunes at Foundry Records

When I was a kid I liked to grab some left over shepherds pie from the fridge for breakfast, maybe that’s why I enjoyed the live set from two-piece Cold Pie at Foundry Records on Saturday. The band play a brand of rock that has links to the past. Think The Kinks and The Easybeats. It’s simple stuff but infectious at the same time. For a two-piece they have enough going on to keep the punters interested. The lads add a modern twist and a healthy dose of punk attitudeRead More
Emma Louise at Groovin The Moo - Canberra 2016
Photographer: Ruby Boland

Posted On October 24, 2016By Emma WhinesIn Events, Music, Reviews

Emma Louise SUPERCRY Tour: Live Review

Melbourne (via Brisbane, via Cairns) Indie darling Emma Louise has been on most people’s radars for a few years now. Since the release of her debut album Vs Head Vs Heart in 2011, she has sold out national tours along with a recent run of stadium shows in support of Sam Smith. Her latest album Supercry is something to behold with its perfectly introspective pop. Showing up to The Triffid for the Brisbane leg of Emma’s tour, the crowd proved to be an eclectic mix, a group of ‘indie’ girlsRead More

Posted On October 23, 2016By Emma WhinesIn Culture, Events, Music

Top Picks for Woodford Folk Festival 2016/17

It’s that time of the year again folks! Bring out your cork hats, water sprayers and gummies* , the 2016/17 Woodford Folk Festival is fast approaching! With the just released line-up including Amanda Palmer, Gang of Youths, Tash Sultana, Urthboy, Paul Kelly and Charlie Owen just to name a few! Asha Jefferies takes an in-depth look into 3 acts you MUST see at this year’s WFF. Tash Sultana Fast attention has turned to independent singer/songwriter and instrumentalist Tash Sultana. One must wonder how a busker on Melbourne’s local streets canRead More

Posted On September 13, 2016By bwoodIn Events, industry, News

Music Launch Summit

Music Launch Summit is a world first online event where you’ll hear from 40+ of the world’s most influential music industry experts. You’ll discover what’s working for others like you and get ideas you can action immediately in your career. SK sat down with Music Launch Summit founder Steve Palfreyman to see what’s behind this free online event. SK – Where did the idea originate from/what was the inspiration? Steve Palfreyman – It’s been the culmination of a lot of different experiences. Going to physical conferences has been one of the mostRead More