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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 October 10, 2017By jbeavisIn film, Reviews

REVIEW: The [original] Blade Runner

With the recent sequel Blade Runner 2049 a buzzing word bomb, CRUZE BATCHELDOR, takes a look back at the 1982 original. Ridley Scott is one of the movie industry’s biggest names. He is most well known for the Alien movies and recent prequels, but of course he has made many other movies such as Gladiator, The Martian, Thelma and Louise, and the subject of this piece: Blade Runner. Blade Runner was released in 1982 and didn’t receive a lot of attention at the box office, making only $US33.7 million (including re-releases) after a budgetRead More
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Part 2 of our series about issues in the arts industry. Yep, you heard me. That arty kid in the back row is not only the English teacher’s least favourite, but the Government’s. It’s common knowledge that the years of high school are stressful and pressure filled for students. “What am I going to do if I don’t get this A?”, “Am I going to have to repeat year 12 if I fail Maths?”. You’ve probably heard similar questions before, whether you said them yourself or you heard it from someone else.Read More

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

Posted On September 14, 2017By jbeavisIn Music

Bigsound 2017: Stay Woke, Stay Punk, Stay Relevant

Bigsound reporter PHIA THE REAPER had a gander at the conference and got punk. Speakers: Emily Kelly DEATHPROOF, Hayley Connelly from Little Press, Roy Amar from Bear Parts Music, Tom Taaffe from United Talent Agency, Janine Morcos from Cooking Vinyl. This conference was topical and interesting. The panel guests reflected on hardcore band The Dickies and a misogynist rant from their lead singer Leonard Graves Phillips while on the Warped tour.   Tom: I can’t understand how they can defend themselves. I doubt we would book a band like that.Read More

Posted On September 5, 2017By jbeavisIn industry, Music

Golden Vessel at Bigsound

Brisbane’s prime annual music conference/festival Bigsound is here and we couldn’t be more excited! Bigsound is responsible for laying down the foundations for some of the best new musical acts, including young Brisbane beat lord Max Byrne aka. Golden Vessel. JACK GEISS asked Max some questions about Bigsound and how it’s helped shape his music.   Hey Max! So you’re playing Bigsound this year at the TBC club, how are you feeling about it? Really excited! Bigsound is my fave time of the year cause I get to catch upRead 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 31, 2017By jbeavisIn Music, Reviews

Lana’s Lusty But Lighter Long Player

Lana Del Rey has a new album and MARIAH JAEGER is loving its summer hits. Lust for Life has a lighter, happier feel than previous Lana Del Rey releases although she still keeps her cool through the (northern hemisphere) summer with dreamy spacious vocals. The album features a golden list of collaborations with A$AP Rocky, The Weeknd, Playboi Carti, Stevie Nicks and Sean Lennon. Lana Del Rey has always been a romantic in voice, lyrics and sound and the whole recording sounds like a summer romance between Lana and America. SheRead More

Posted On August 24, 2017By jbeavisIn Music, Tours

Paul Kelly’s life is fine

Australian musical icon Paul Kelly is back with a new album Life Is Fine and a tour for November and December. Kelly will be joined by some amazing guests on various parts of the tour including the legendary US Americana singer Steve Earle, Middle Kids, Busby Marou and one of our favourites Sahara Beck as support at the Rockhampton show. Life Is Fine has already smacked a number 1  and appears to be some of his strongest songwriting. It features long time collaborators Vika and Linda Bull taking lead on PK written songs.   PAUL KELLY Tour NOVEMBERRead More

Posted On August 22, 2017By jbeavisIn Music

Let’s remember the great Tom Searle

In modern music, some of the most powerful messages have been conveyed in metal; protests to politicians standing for personal gain, anger at seeing a never-ending war and rallying anthems telling the depressed and lonely that they’re not by themselves. One of the bands at the forefront of these messages is Architects. Known for their incredibly heavy sound and impressively complex guitar riffs courtesy of Tom Searle who passed away one year ago on Sunday after a three year battle with cancer. (Tom Searle, Source: Architect’s Facebook) At the time, theRead More