Robert Forster of the Go Betweens fame, published his first book, The Ten Rules of Rock and Roll in 2009. His ten rules present the annoyances and nuances of musicians and fans alike, describing the great expectations and the worst clichés from his experiences. Yet, when he scribed “The three piece band is the purest form of rock and expression” as his tenth and final rule, he hadn’t heard a single note from The Sinking Teeth.
Elliott Smith once tunefully tutted “Amity, Amity, Amity” on his record XO before his untimely death in 2003. Ten years later in 2013, I’m doing the same thing.
Brisbane has thrown up its fair share of awesome things, from the mandatory café favourite Fat Boys in Fortitude Valley, to local hip-hop royalty Butterfingers, there is no denying the city has high standards to live up to. Continue reading “Davy Vs EarthBound by Kirsty Jarrett.”
Coming to the end of my Bachelor of Music degree at Queensland University of Technology, I’ve been thinking about what I could offer to the future students that are about to encounter their three-year stint. This should be applicable for anyone suffering studying a Creative Industries/Arts degree, even those that have graduated can look at this and exclaim “YEAH, I DID THAT!”.
September not only welcomes the new season of Spring, but it annually transforms Brisbane from the Rivercity, to the City of Lights. Brisbane Festival brings a multitude of people out of the woodwork to appreciate the beauty that their hometown can offer. As families and couples spread themselves wide and far across Brisbane’s South Bank, … Continue reading Bandito Folk – Brisbane Festival September 15
CONNECTIVITY AND CHAMPIONING YOUR OWN SCENE
Interviewing Luke Henery of Violent Soho
Progressing through my years at QUT as a Bachelor of Music student, I have realized that my perceptions and thoughts of a musical career haven’t changed much since high school; I still want to be a renowned live performer and a touring musician. What I have come to realize is that in order for this to occur, I need to create connections with established persons within my local scene. Continue reading “Connectivity and Championing Your Own Scene.”